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Top 7 Sad Romantic Movies With Important Love Lessons

Updated on January 26, 2018

Do you like sad romantic movies that teach you about love? We have compiled a list of the best of them.

The best sad romantic movie
The best sad romantic movie

1. Titanic

Even if you have seen this movie before, it is worth a re-watch. It is one of the best sad romantic movies. It won 11 Oscars. Is it amazing?

Director: James Cameron

Stars: Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Billy Zane

Plot: This movie is based on a real tragedy occurred in 1912. The boat hit a big iceberg and began to sink fairly quickly.

While sailing aboard the Titanic on the upper-class level, Rose met Jack who was from different social class. They met each other when Rose wanted to jump because of troubles in her life. Jack saved her. They kept seeing each other on the boat and fell in love. Will that love be everlasting?

Inspirational quotes

“I know it doesn’t make any sense, that’s why I trust it.”

Love lessons

Love can last even after death.

“I figure life is a gift and I don’t intend on wasting it.”

— Jack Dawson, Titanic

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2. The Notebook

Who can resist The Notebook? Who can resist Ryan and Rachel? A movie is based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks. You will enjoy watching this sad romantic movie.

Director: Nick Cassavetes

Stars: Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams

Plot: The story about class differences is a very popular. A poor young man falls in love with a rich young woman. They met one evening at a carnival many years ago. Unfortunately, Allie's parents separate Noah and Allie. They didn’t meet each other for years. Do they finally meet again?

Inspirational quotes

“You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.”

“The scariest thing about the distance is that you don’t know whether they’ll miss you or forget you.”

“You and I were different. We came from different worlds, and yet you were the one who taught me the value of love. You showed me what it was like to care for another, and I am a better man because of it. I don't want you ever forget that.”

Love lessons

Love is a power that lasts very long.

3. Me Before You

If you want to boost your motivation, watch this emotional romantic movie.

Director: Thea Sharrock

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin

Plot: Lou starts working as a caretaker for a paralyzed man Will. He is the businessman who liked sports a lot. His life changed when he had an accident, leaving him paralyzed. Lou wants to show him that life is still worth living. Will seems bad-tempered at first, but he slowly warms up to Lou. They fall in love. Do you believe they will stay together?

Inspirational quotes

"You only get one life. It's actually your duty to live as fully as possible."

"I will never, ever regret the things I've done. Because most days, all you have are places in your memory that you can go to."

Love lessons

Love happens when you least expect it. You should fall in love with someone who makes you a better person.

4. The Fault in our Stars

This is a sad romantic movie which will break your heart. This movie explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love. You don't want to miss this interesting movie.

Director: Josh Boone

Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff

Plot: Two teenagers, who are cancer patients, fall in love. They attend a cancer patients' support group. Hazel suffers from stage IV thyroid cancer. Augustus had osteosarcoma, but he is now cancer free after having his leg amputated. Augustus takes Hazel home. They agree to read their favorite novels.

Inspirational quotes

“You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world, but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.”

“Grief does not change you. It reveals you.”

Love lessons

You can fall in love with the most unexpected person who will suddenly mean everything to you.

5. A Walk to Remember

This is one of the best sad romantic stories. Mandy Moore and Shane West make a great couple. If you don't believe, you should watch it and make sure. Nicholas Sparks wrote a novel "A walk to remember." His sister was his inspiration. She got cancer. She wanted to get married. Jamie looks like her.

Director: Adam Shankman

Stars: Mandy Moore, Shane West, Peter Coyote

Plot: This movie is a story of two North Carolina teens, Landon and Jamie. When Landon has trouble learning his lines, he asks Jamie for help. They begin practicing together at her house. At first, Landon treats her coldly around his friends. As he spends so much time with her, he changes his opinion about her. They begin a relationship in which Landon dedicates most of his time to Jamie. Jamie confesses to Landon that she has terminal leukemia. After falling in love, Landon transforms from a selfish boy to more compassionate. Love has changed him.

Inspirational quotes:

“Love is like the wind. You can't see it, but you can feel it.”

“There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.”

Love lessons

Love changes people.

Love is like the wind. You can't see it, but you can feel it.
Love is like the wind. You can't see it, but you can feel it.

6. Sweet November

This is a heartbreaking drama.

Director: Pat O'Connor

Stars: Charlize Theron, Keanu Reeves

Plot: Sara finds men every month and is trying to make them better. She wants to change their lives. After meeting Nelson, everything changes. They fall in love. Sara differs from every other woman. She asks Nelson to leave. He proposed to her. Will love win fear? Watch this movie and find out.

Inspirational quotes

“This is it. Life will never be better, or sweeter than this.”

Love lessons

Love makes people better.

7. If Only

This is not only a sad romantic movie but fantasy, too.

Director: Gil Junger

Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Paul Nicholls, Tom Wilkinson

Plot: The movie revolves around the lives of two main protagonists: Samantha and Ian. They love each other a lot, but Samantha always feels that Ian doesn’t have time for her. After they had a fight (and nearly broke up), Samantha dies in an accident. Ian relives the day all over again. Will he change the events that led up to her getting killed?

Inspirational quotes

“Every choice I made was different, and my life has completely changed. And I've learned, that if you do that again, then you're living your life fully. It doesn't matter if you have 5 minutes or 50 years.”

Love lessons

If you want to tell anyone how much they mean to you, do it today!

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It was my list of 7 best sad romantic movies. Which movies would you like to add to my list?


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