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 sentimental films and TV shows about / with catastrophe, mentor, destiny, death, friendship, storytelling, love, honest, life philosophy and happy ending plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery 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), Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), Three Steps Above Heaven (2010), If I Stay (2014), The Green Mile (1999), Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Schindler's List (1993), Atonement (2007), Me Before You (2016).

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, serious, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, love and romance, first love, dealing with death, fall in love, coping, youth, fighting illness, teenage life, human relationship, dying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
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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: friendship, dog, friends, pets, family, loyalty, loneliness, human animal relationship, death, sacrifice, loss of friend, loss of loved one ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa, japan, rhode island
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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, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teen drama, teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, first love, opposites attract, youth, troublemaker, young people, young lovers, forbidden love, couple relations, fall in love, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain
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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, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage girl, death in the family, love and romance, youth, dealing with death, life turned upside down, teenage life, family relations, coma, teenager, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
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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: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: death row, false accusation, supernatural ability, prison life, human nature, supernatural, life philosophy, death sentence, healing power, prison, confined, justice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1990s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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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, hopes, school, family, social relations, soccer, first kiss, death, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe
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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, uplifting, emotional, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, single parent, down on your luck, rise to the top, against the odds, hopes, life, success, ambition, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
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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: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, ghetto, concentration camp, rescue, war, anti semitism, survival, genocide, against humanity, confined, nazism, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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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, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, unfulfilled love, false accusation, life is a bitch, love and romance, siblings relations, forbidden love, tragic love, lovers apart, world war two, innocence lost, letter ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.4
 167K
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, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, disability, fall in love, love story, romance, wheelchair, loneliness, depression, caregiver, small town, death wish, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
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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, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, terminal illness, dealing with death, family relations, death, loss of spouse, letter, romance, couples, widow widower, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.7
 77K
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, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: homosexuality, lgbt, coming out, gay, gay lead character, love, sexual identity, friendship, closeted homosexual, parent child relationship, homosexual, lgbt teen ...
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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: thought provoking, serious, emotional, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: suicide, loss of friend, high school, human relationship, guilt, teenage girl, depression, loss of daughter, loss, loss of loved one, teenager, audio cassette ...
Place: usa
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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, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, love and romance, high school hunk, fall in love, couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage life, lifestyle change, character change, high school, first sexual experience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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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, serious, disturbing, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, against humanity, concentration camp, childhood, young heroes, jewish, nazism, wartime life, atrocity, gas chamber, innocence lost ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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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, mathematics, professor, genius, human spirit, university, ambition, philosophy, teachers and students, life philosophy, doctors and patients, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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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, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, true love, young lovers, love affair, love story, power of love, love triangle, lovers reunited, social differences, romance, fall in love, memory loss ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
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 6.6
 29K
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, romantic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, true love, couple relations, couples, love, love and romance, love triangle, death, brother sister relationship, friendship, destiny, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1989
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina
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 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, emotional, captivating, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, ship, love, love story, drowning, survival, iceberg, tragic love, opposites attract, sea disaster, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1990s, edwardian era
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, colourful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, circus, love and romance, lovers, boss and employee, performer's life, couple relations, animal training, love triangle, fall in love, artists and showbiz, abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 19th century
Place: usa
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 8.8
 22K
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, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: friendship, teenage girl, teenage protagonist, high school hunk, lgbt, teenage sexuality, interracial relations, teen angst, high school, gay relationship, muslim, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
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 7.6
 266K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, life philosophy, hopes, sacrifice, suicidal, self sacrifice, tragic event, fall in love, secret, life changing experience, doctor patient relationship, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, drug abuse, heroin, downfall, life is a bitch, teenage life, basketball, friends, drugs/alcohol, diary, innocence lost, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
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The English Patient (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, erotic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, love story, mysterious character, destiny, love and romance, power of love, loss of loved one, war, secret love, expedition, adultery, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1944 ...
Place: egypt, africa, ethiopia, italy, libya ...
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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: uplifting, emotional, realistic, dramatic, bleak ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, love triangle, loneliness, life, unrequited love, cerebral palsy, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, human spirit, life & death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, 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, sincere, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, parents and children, investigation, innocence lost, youth, internet, school, family in crisis, teenage life, obsession, teenager, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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The Normal Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, terminal illness, gay, homosexual, aids, life is a bitch, friendship, epidemic, protest, fear, prejudice, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1983, year 1982
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, washington d.c., yale university
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The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 477 min.
Story: This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, family saga, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, clergy, destiny, tragic love, love affair, love and romance, hopes, priest, social differences, fall in love, sex with a priest ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 40s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: australia, mine
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 7.3
 300K
Flight (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip ...
Style: tense, emotional, psychological, bleak, serious ...
Plot: air disaster, pilot, stewardess, addiction, trial, alcohol abuse, airplane, investigation, courage, confession, airplane accident, drinking problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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 7.2
 96K
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, serious, realistic, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: lesbian, forbidden love, lgbt, lesbian relationship, impossible love, age difference, gays and lesbians, gender, department store, romance, divorce, women ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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