Danmei - Drama/Tragedy/Angst (with Happy Ending)

Danmei - Drama/Tragedy/Angst (with Happy Ending)
Ongoing list.  If you're looking for some sad or dramatic stuff (with a HE). 
Some have a lighter tone than others. But all of these contain elements like ~complicated relationships, dogblood drama, tragic pasts, betrayal, or deaths. 

All of these have English translations. 

I have them sorted by genre

1-5: modern setting 6-7: world hopping novels8-13: xianxia 
14-18: more general fantasy or primarily historical 
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5thepast
Created: Jul 6th, 2022, Updated: Jul 30th, 2022
Created Jul 6th, 2022
Updated Jul 30th, 2022
CN (4.1)
159 Chapters Every 75.3 Day(s) 3903 Readers 91 Reviews 09-08-2019
Angsty stuff/warnings: So much relationship drama. Scum gong. Death and rebirth. MC is used as a substitute for ML's "real love".
CN (3.9)
245 Chapters Every 85.7 Day(s) 3877 Readers 58 Reviews 11-04-2021
Angsty stuff/warnings: Scum gong, enemies to lovers, r*pe, blackmail, bullying ... more>>
CN (4.6)
53 Chapters Every 1.9 Day(s) 3365 Readers 55 Reviews 08-09-2021
Angsty stuff/warnings: MC is dealing with mental health issues and doesn't know what's real... more>>
CN (4)
115 Chapters Every 11.7 Day(s) 2153 Readers 17 Reviews 09-25-2022
Angsty stuff/warnings:  Scum gong, messy f*ck buddy relationship, lies & deception, manipulative and yandere ML ... more>>
CN (4.2)
98 Chapters Every 0.6 Day(s) 1920 Readers 30 Reviews 05-03-2022
Angsty stuff/warnings: Death/rebirth, betrayals, sad pasts, suicidal thoughts... more>>
CN (4.2)
231 Chapters Every 46.8 Day(s) 7709 Readers 158 Reviews 11-09-2020
Angsty stuff/warnings: multiple worlds of messed up relationships, death, r*pe, su*cide... more>>
CN (4.3)
50 Chapters Every 54.5 Day(s) 11403 Readers 257 Reviews 05-16-2021
Angsty stuff/warnings: MC dies in many different ways in many different worlds leaving behind a sad ML... more>>
CN (4.5)
34 Chapters Every 66.8 Day(s) 7047 Readers 72 Reviews 06-01-2020
Angsty stuff/warnings:  war, long separations, torture, betrayal, amnesia, death. Lovers to enemies to lovers, s*avery ... more>>
CN (4.4)
97 Chapters Every 0.9 Day(s) 8358 Readers 143 Reviews 04-11-2020
Angsty stuff/warnings: misunderstandings, rebirth, enemies to lovers, shizun/disciple relationship ... more>>
CN (4.4)
64 Chapters Every 9.6 Day(s) 13181 Readers 335 Reviews 09-09-2022
Angsty stuff/warnings: death, rebirth, r*pe, messed up and complicated relationships, canibalism  and more... more>>
CN (4.7)
23 Chapters Every 68.3 Day(s) 17643 Readers 440 Reviews 11-29-2020
Angsty stuff/warnings: tragic past events, war, loneliness, death of loved ones... more>>
CN (4.4)
3 Chapters Every 298.3 Day(s) 3983 Readers 26 Reviews 09-16-2022
Angsty stuff/warnings: Long separations, death, war... more>>
CN (4.8)
223 Chapters Every 38.3 Day(s) 21834 Readers 492 Reviews 07-21-2021
Angsty stuff/warnings: death of loved ones, long separation, death and rebirth... more>>
CN (4.3)
94 Chapters Every 69.2 Day(s) 8890 Readers 113 Reviews 04-27-2021
Angsty stuff/warnings: betrayal, male yandere, sad childhoods... more>>
CN (4.5)
159 Chapters Every 8.1 Day(s) 8442 Readers 54 Reviews 09-24-2022
Angsty stuff/warnings: multiple messy relationships, scum gongs, yandere MLs, r*pe, faking deaths... more>>
CN (4.4)
251 Chapters Every 25.1 Day(s) 11578 Readers 180 Reviews 11-27-2021
Angsty stuff/warnings: war, torture, character death, separations ... more>>
CN (4.6)
139 Chapters Every 29.1 Day(s) 12141 Readers 141 Reviews 09-29-2021
Angsty stuff/warnings: cruel love interest, injured MC, betrayal ... more>>
CN (3.8)
88 Chapters Every 36.9 Day(s) 3993 Readers 58 Reviews 08-12-2021
Angsty stuff/warnings: terrible relationship, truly scum gong, r*pe, imprisonment, child death... more>>
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  1. Jean Marie
    Jean Marie· Jul 17, 2022 07:33 AM
    All of Shui Qian Cheng's 188 series are angsty in a way I really love. 
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    • 5thepast
      5thepast· Author · Jul 17, 2022 08:31 PM
      I need to read more of them!! I really enjoyed the two I've read so far. The angst is so good
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