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, touching, dramatic and sentimental films and TV shows about / with friendship, mentor, death, storytelling, catastrophe, honest, destiny, life philosophy, runaway and love 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 Pursuit of Happyness (2006), The Fault in Our Stars (2014), The Green Mile (1999), If I Stay (2014), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), P.S. I Love You (2007), Me Before You (2016), Schindler's List (1993), The Notebook (2004).

List of emotional movies

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: emotional, uplifting, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, rise to the top, life is a bitch, against the odds, single parent, hopes, down on your luck, life, success, rags to riches, family drama ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, san francisco
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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: emotional, touching, sincere, romantic, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, fall in love, cancer, youth, first love, dealing with death, teenage life, love and romance, coping, fighting illness, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
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 8.6
 1.1M
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, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, death row, prison, human nature, life philosophy, supernatural, prison life, supernatural ability, justice, confined, healing power, convict ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1999, 1990s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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 6.7
 112K
If I Stay (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
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: emotional, touching, bleak, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage girl, love and romance, teenage love, youth, teenager, teenage life, death in the family, dealing with death, love, family drama, life turned upside down, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
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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: emotional, touching, heartbreaking, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, against humanity, friendship, childhood, nazi, nazi germany, world war two, wartime life, nazism, young heroes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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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: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, sad ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, dog, loyalty, friends, life & death, family, animals, pets, human animal relationship, loneliness, death, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
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 7.0
 196K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, 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: emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, starting over, romance, terminal illness, death, grief, dealing with death, family relations, letter, couples, loss of spouse, love story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.4
 192K
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: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, love and romance, fall in love, love story, disability, love, wheelchair, caregiver, quadriplegic, accident, depression, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
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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, realistic, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, ghetto, rescue, world war two, anti semitism, wartime, survival, nazi, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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 7.8
 496K
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, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, romance, true love, love story, love triangle, love affair, power of love, social differences, lovers reunited, fall in love, youth, young lovers ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1940s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
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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, realistic, feel good, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, disability, life philosophy, lifestyle change, culture clash, french, friends, human relationship, blacks and whites, starting over, loneliness, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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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, philosophical, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, life philosophy, professor, philosophy, ambition, university, human spirit, life, dedicated educator, existentialism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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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, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, circus, lovers, love and romance, boss and employee, performer's life, older woman younger man relationship, couple relations, couples, love triangle, fall in love, animal training ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 19th century
Place: usa
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 6.6
 33K
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, romantic, touching, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: love, fall in love, couple relations, couples, love and romance, destiny, true love, moral dilemma, friendship, life & death, medical student, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1946, year 1989, year 1988
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina
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 7.8
 238K
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, dramatic, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, world war two, tragic love, unfulfilled love, forbidden love, life is a bitch, nurse, false accusation, love and romance, innocence, siblings relations, lovers apart ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
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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: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: terminal illness, school, youth, life is a bitch, teenage love, hopes, family, social relations, leukemia, soccer, first kiss, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
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 6.9
 40K
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: innocence lost, sexual abuse, youth, investigation, parents and children, family in crisis, child rape, teenage life, internet, school, obsession, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: teen drama, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, youth, love and romance, first love, young people, troublemaker, forbidden love, high school hunk, couple relations, young love, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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 7.8
 1.0M
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, based on true events, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, love, love story, opposites attract, ship, fall in love, titanic, tragic love, drowning, shipwreck, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1996, 1990s
Place: england, atlantic ocean
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Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Style: melancholic, emotional, sincere, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay relationship, gay, gays and lesbians, homosexual, forbidden love, gay romance, cowboy, tragic love, gay slur, closeted homosexual, male nudity ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: texas, usa, wyoming, mexico
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 6.8
 179K
The Vow (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Happy young married couple Paige and Leo are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, romantic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, true love, memory loss, love and romance, amnesia, couple relations, wooing, marriage, power of love, relationships, newlyweds, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.6
 279K
The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: touching, uplifting, motivational, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, human spirit, american football, parents and children, rising to stardom, life, interracial relations, strong female character, family drama, athlete's life, misfit, interracial adoption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, california
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 8.7
 395K
House (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
Style: clever, cynical, dark humor, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: prodigy, doctor, talented, mastermind, loner, patient, antisocial behavior, doctors and patients, hospital, unconventional method, loneliness, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, bleak, rough, sad, bad ending ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, boxing, female boxer, athlete's life, underdog, determination, human spirit, ambition, boxer, mentor protege relationship, follow your dream, sport ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, england, missouri ...
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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, disturbing, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, teenage life, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, basketball, antisocial behavior, juvenile delinquency, friends, anguish ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
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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, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, depressing ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, life is a bitch, depression, downfall, insanity, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship, degradation, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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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, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, life, loneliness, human spirit, love triangle, character study, friends, cerebral palsy, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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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: teens, date night
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, high school hunk, fall in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couples, love and romance, first love, teenage life, high school, lifestyle change, character change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Black and White Love (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Ferhat is a hitman working for his criminal uncle. Aslı is a young and idealistic doctor. One day, their roads crossed in the most unexpected way: Aslı is forced to operate on a man that Ferhat had shot.
Style: emotional, touching, disturbing, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: forced marriage, power of love, jealousy, fake marriage, abduction, self sacrifice, marriage, doctor, strong female character, impossible love, escape, shooting ...
Place: istanbul turkey
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Say "I love you." (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Friends suck, and trusting someone is just setting yourself up. That's the lesson Mei Tachibana learned after her heart was ripped out and only a shell was left where a girl used to be. But unlike so many, she found an easy solution: ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, friendship, teenage life, fall in love, school, love and romance, social relations, friends, haunted by the past, high school life, youth, troubled past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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