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Wondering what to watch while drinking? As anyone who has ever attempted it likely already knows, the saddest movies to watch while drinking must be approached with extreme caution. Alcohol can easily make you more emotional, meaning your crying may be a little more intense when under the influence. Here, you'll find a selection of drama movies to watch drunk that should only be approached if you're in the mood for a serious ugly cry that refuses to unleash on its own. 

If you're going through a bad breakup, loss of a job, or any other life situation you feel may be best dealt with via a serious sob fest, then you've come to the right place. Here you'll find a collection of heart wrenching, moving, and otherwise tear jerking films that are sure to lure you into a great cry.

Be sure and cast your vote and let the world know your opinion when it comes to the saddest dramas to watch while drinking! 

 

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Fruitvale Station is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
Fruitvale Station Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer Fruitvale Station is a 2013 American biographical drama film directed by Ryan Coogler, based on true events. The story of Oscar Grant III (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, ...more

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Blue Valentine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
Blue Valentine Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mike Vogel "Blue Valentine is the story of love lost and love found told in two parallel moments in time. Flooded with romantic memories of their courtship, Dean and Cindy use one night to try and ...more

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(500) Days of Summer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
(500) Days of Summer Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Chloë Grace Moretz "The freshness of Marc Webb’s love-me/love-me-not love story is epitomized by its perfectly framed tag lines…Boy meets Girl—Boy falls in love—Girl doesn’t. What else can you say about a ...more

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Dead Poets Society is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
Dead Poets Society Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama film written by Tom Schulman, directed by Peter Weir and starring Robin Williams. Set at the conservative and aristocratic Welton Academy in the ...more

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Up is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Pete Docter, the film centers on an ...more

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Like Crazy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
Like Crazy Jennifer Lawrence, Keeley Hazell, Felicity Jones "Like Crazy is a film from and about the heart. Jacob, an American, and Anna, who is British, meet at college in Los Angeles and fall madly in love. It’s the purest kind of romance—they’re ...more

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The Way We Were is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
The Way We Were Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, James Woods The Way We Were is a 1973 American romantic drama film, starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford, and directed by Sydney Pollack. The screenplay by Arthur Laurents was based on his college ...more

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Bridge to Terabithia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
Bridge to Terabithia Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutchersonm, AnnaSophia Robb Bridge to Terabithia is a 2007 American-New Zealand fantasy adventure family drama film directed by Gábor Csupó and adapted for film by David L. Paterson and Jeff Stockwell. The ...more

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Brokeback Mountain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
Brokeback Mountain Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Mara Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American epic romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee. It is a film adaptation of the 1997 short story of the same name by Annie Proulx; the screenplay was written ...more

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A Walk to Remember is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
A Walk to Remember Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah A Walk to Remember is a 2002 American coming-of-age teen romantic drama based on the 1999 romance novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Shane West and Mandy Moore, was ...more

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Steel Magnolias is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
Steel Magnolias Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Sally Field Steel Magnolias is a 1989 theater production of the play by Robert Harling.

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My Girl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
My Girl Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd My Girl is a 1991 American comedy-drama film directed by Howard Zieff and written by Laurice Elehwany. The film, starring Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky in her feature film debut, depicts the ...more

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The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
The Notebook Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a ...more

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction comedy-drama film about an estranged couple who have each other erased from their memories, written by Charlie ...more

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Atonement is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
Atonement Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Saoirse Ronan Atonement is a 2007 British romantic drama war film directed by Joe Wright and based on Ian McEwan's 2001 novel of the same name. The film stars James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan, ...more

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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic romantic-comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks, Robin ...more

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The Great Gatsby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
The Great Gatsby Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan The Great Gatsby is a 2013 Australian-American 3D drama film based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name. The film was co-written and directed by Baz Luhrmann, and stars Leonardo ...more

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Million Dollar Baby is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 American sports drama film directed, co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood, and starring Eastwood, Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman. This film is about an ...more

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It's a Wonderful Life is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
It's a Wonderful Life James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story "The Greatest Gift", which Philip Van Doren ...more

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Garden State is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
Garden State Natalie Portman, Jim Parsons, Ian Holm Garden State is a 2004 comedy-drama film written and directed by Zach Braff and starring Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Ian Holm and Braff himself. The film centers on Andrew Largeman, a ...more

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Amour is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
Amour Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva Amour is a 2012 French-language drama film written and directed by the Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert. The narrative ...more

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Fluke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
Fluke Samuel L. Jackson, Ron Perlman, Nancy Travis Fluke is a 1995 film directed by Carlo Carlei and starring Matthew Modine as the voice of the title character with supporting roles featuring Eric Stoltz, Nancy Travis, Max Pomeranc, Bill Cobbs, ...more

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Lion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
Lion Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham Lion is a 2016 Australian-American-British drama film directed by Garth Davis and written by Luke Davies, based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley. Brierley (Dev Patel), ...more

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Where the Red Fern Grows is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
Where the Red Fern Grows Kris Kristofferson, Dave Matthews, Ned Beatty Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.

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The Iron Giant is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
The Iron Giant Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman The Iron Giant is a 1999 American animated science fiction comedy-drama film using both traditional animation and computer animation, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, and based on the 1968 ...more

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Call Me by Your Name is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
Call Me by Your Name Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg Call Me by Your Name is a 2017 romantic coming-of-age drama film directed by Luca Guadagnino. Based on the novel by Andre Aciman, the film chronicles the romantic relationship between a ...more

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Lost in Translation is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
Lost in Translation Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Anna Faris Lost in Translation is a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola. It was her second feature film after The Virgin Suicides. It stars Bill Murray, Scarlett ...more

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Beasts of the Southern Wild is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
Beasts of the Southern Wild Quvenzhané Wallis, Jay Oliver, Henry D. Coleman Beasts of the Southern Wild is a 2012 American fantasy drama film directed by Benh Zeitlin and adapted by Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar from Alibar's one-act play Juicy and Delicious. After playing at ...more

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The Wrestler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
The Wrestler Evan Rachel Wood, Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei The Wrestler is a 2008 American sports drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky, written by Robert D. Siegel, and starring Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, and Evan Rachel Wood. Production began in ...more

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Marley & Me is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
Marley & Me Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Eric Dane Marley & Me is a 2008 American comedy-drama film directed by David Frankel, based on the memoir by John Grogan. Newlyweds John (Owen Wilson) and Jenny Grogan (Jennifer Aniston) learn ...more

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On Golden Pond is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
On Golden Pond Jane Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda On Golden Pond is a 1981 American drama film directed by Mark Rydell. The screenplay by Ernest Thompson was adapted from his 1979 play of the same title. Henry Fonda won the Academy Award for ...more

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The Champ is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Saddest Drama Movies to Watch Drunk
The Champ Faye Dunaway, Jon Voight, Joan Blondell The Champ is a 1979 remake, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, of the 1931 Academy Award-winning film of the same name which was directed by King Vidor. It stars Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, and Ricky ...more