Emotional movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant emotional movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out emotional, realistic, serious, dramatic, touching and interesting films and TV shows about / with mentor, catastrophe, storytelling, friendship, death, love, honest, life philosophy, destiny and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as emotional: The Fault in Our Stars (2014), The Green Mile (1999), If I Stay (2014), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Me Before You (2016), Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012), P.S. I Love You (2007), Three Steps Above Heaven (2010), Schindler's List (1993).

List of emotional movies

The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, romantic, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, terminal illness, fall in love, first love, youth, coping, dealing with death, fighting illness, love and romance, human relationship, teenage life, dying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
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 8.6
 995K
The Green Mile (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: death row, false accusation, supernatural ability, prison life, life philosophy, supernatural, prison, human nature, death sentence, healing power, justice, confined ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1990s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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 6.8
 106K
If I Stay (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mia Hall, a talented young cellist, thought the most difficult decision she would ever have to make would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at prestigious Juilliard or follow her heart to be with the love of her life, Adam, a rock ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, sincere, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage girl, love and romance, youth, teenage life, death in the family, dealing with death, life turned upside down, teenager, family relations, parents and children, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: sentimental, emotional, inspirational, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, against the odds, rise to the top, down on your luck, single parent, hopes, success, ambition, life, parents and children, financial problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
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 7.4
 176K
Me Before You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love and romance, love story, fall in love, disability, wheelchair, love, depression, caregiver, accident, self discovery, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
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Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sad, heartbreaking ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, friends, loyalty, death, family, pets, human animal relationship, loneliness, loss of friend, animals, loss of family member ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa, japan, rhode island
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Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adaptation of one of Benelux most famous children's novels. Tough prime school girl Akkie loves soccer and can be a real bully. Love is the only thing she's scared of. When Akkie is diagnosed with Leukemia, she has to fight for her life. ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, youth, life is a bitch, school, hopes, family, social relations, soccer, first kiss, cancer, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
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 7.1
 190K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, romantic, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, terminal illness, death, dealing with death, family relations, letter, loss of spouse, romance, couples, widow widower, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Three Steps Above Heaven (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Story of two young people who belong to different worlds. It is the chronicle of a love improbable, almost impossible but inevitable dragging in a frantic journey they discover the first great love. Babi (Maria Valverde) is a girl from upper-middle ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, love and romance, first love, youth, young people, troublemaker, young lovers, couple relations, motorcycle race, couples, forbidden love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, ghetto, against humanity, anti semitism, rescue, survival, war, confined, jewish, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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Good Will Hunting (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. ...
Style: psychological, emotional, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, genius, mathematics, professor, human spirit, ambition, life philosophy, psychologist, university, teachers and students, philosophy, social differences ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, emotional, heartbreaking, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, against humanity, childhood, concentration camp, jewish, young heroes, wartime life, nazi germany, atrocity, nazism, tragic event ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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 7.8
 226K
Atonement (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, heartbreaking, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, unfulfilled love, love and romance, nurse, false accusation, life is a bitch, forbidden love, siblings relations, world war two, lovers apart, tragic love, letter ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
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 6.9
 39K
Trust (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, innocence lost, investigation, parents and children, youth, family in crisis, teenage life, internet, school, obsession, teenager, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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 7.6
 84K
Love, Simon (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's ...
Style: touching, emotional, sweet, romantic, sincere ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay teenager, gay relationship, gay lead character, coming out, lgbt teen, homosexuality, love, parent child relationship, closeted homosexual, friendship ...
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 7.9
 468K
The Notebook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, true love, love story, young lovers, love affair, love triangle, power of love, lovers reunited, social differences, fall in love, romance, loss of loved one ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
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 5.4
 16K
After (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young woman falls for a guy with a dark secret and the two embark on a rocky relationship.
Style: romantic, sexy, emotional, light
Audience: teens
Plot: opposites attract, college, fall in love, couples, youth, love, teenage girl, teenage boy, virgin, student, sex scene, boyfriend ...
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 197K
Bird Box (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A woman and a pair of children are blindfolded and make their way through a post-apocalyptic setting along a river.
Style: suspense, emotional, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: survival, fear, blindness, bird, survival horror, suicide, murder, creature, chase, running, fleeing, pregnancy ...
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 8.1
 197K
13 Reasons Why (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After a teenage girl's perplexing suicide, a classmate receives a series of tapes that unravel the mystery of her tragic choice.
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: suicide, high school, loss of friend, guilt, suicidal, teenage girl, human relationship, depression, loss of daughter, classmate classmate relationship, death of daughter, loss ...
Place: usa
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Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, downfall, insanity, drug addiction, destructive relationship, depression, hallucinations, drug addict ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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The Intouchables (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Style: touching, uplifting, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, disability, lifestyle change, culture clash, friends, human relationship, loneliness, starting over, odd couple, french, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction.
Style: emotional, rough, realistic, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, teenage life, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, basketball, juvenile delinquency, friends, diary, coach ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 30K
The Choice (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life's most defining events.
Style: romantic, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, couple relations, true love, love, couples, love and romance, destiny, moral dilemma, brother sister relationship, love triangle, death, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989, year 1946
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina
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My First Time (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Zachary is 20 years old. Dark and independent, he collects amorous conquests and school failure. Sarah is 18 years old. First class, fragile, she fills her emotional gaps with perfect control of his life. Nothing should close and yet, the year of ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, high school hunk, fall in love, love and romance, couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage life, first love, high school, lifestyle change, character change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: emotional, uplifting, realistic, dramatic, touching ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, love triangle, loneliness, human spirit, broken heart, unrequited love, cerebral palsy, life, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: sentimental, tragicomedy, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, human spirit, concentration camp, optimism, survival, life philosophy, self sacrifice, jewish, fascism, captivity, make believe, protecting from truth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
Is relevant ?
 8.7
 24K
Shame (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The story of a young teenager group, born 1999, and a pupil on Hartvig Nissens upper secondary school in Oslo, and her friends and their life, troubles, scandals and every day life. Which of the members represented changes per season.
Style: sweet, realistic, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: friendship, teenage protagonist, teenage sexuality, teenage sex, lgbt, teenage boy, teenage girl, gay teenager, gay relationship, high school, friendship between girls, teen angst ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 942K
Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
Story: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, emotional, captivating, based on true events ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: fall in love, love, love and romance, ship, love story, romance, drowning, opposites attract, tragic love, iceberg, survival, sea disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, 1990s
Place: england
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Water for Elephants (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, sentimental, stylized ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, circus, lovers, performer's life, love and romance, boss and employee, animal training, couple relations, love triangle, couples, fall in love, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 19th century
Place: usa
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 7.2
 101K
Carol (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
Style: emotional, enigmatic, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, forbidden love, lesbian relationship, age difference, lesbian romance, gays and lesbians, impossible love, gender, department store, romance, divorce ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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