10 Most Unexpectedly Sad Movies Ever Made

We’ve listed ten heartbreaking movies that are sure to thrill you for you to watch. Below, we seek to include films that work on difficult themes, whether for viewers or for the characters themselves, exhibiting serious discussions about issues that are important to a society. These are great movies that will get you “hooked” for a long time on your incredible stories. Let’s go to the list!


10º – Pain and Glory (Pedro Almodóvar, 2019)In the plot, a film director has a cathartic journey in relation to his past and his problematic present, discovering more about himself. ‘Pain and Glory’ moves the viewer by the sensitivity with which he chooses to bring each fragment of scene and history. A sweet film that provokes the spectator to reflect on his or her own existence in the world. Pedro Almodovar’s masterpiece.


9º – City of God (Fernando Meirelles, 2002)The film explores the journey of two adolescents in the midst of a cruel social reality in the favelas. Emblematic, ‘City of God’ is one of the greatest Brazilian films ever made, telling a hard story that exposes the difficult lives of many people in our country, in a situation that has remained the same for decades.


8º – The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006)In the mid-1980s, in East Germany, a government agent was commissioned to spy on a couple of artists. However, what was supposed to be just a job ends up becoming an obsession, making the man see himself more and more projecting his existence into the lives of the people he investigates. A masterpiece, ‘The Life of Others’ is a study of the erratic arc that a social system projects into the lives of its inhabitants.

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