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The list contains the best, new and most relevant compassionate movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out compassionate, realistic, touching, dramatic, emotional and sentimental films and TV shows about / with honest, storytelling, mentor, destiny, life philosophy, redemption, catastrophe, life, courage and death plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as compassionate: Seven Pounds (2008), Patch Adams (1998), The Green Mile (1999), Life Is Beautiful (1997), Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004), My Sister's Keeper (2009), The Intouchables (2011), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Forrest Gump (1994).
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The Shawshank Redemption
Drama
USA
142 min.
 9.3
 8.7
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Not Cinderella's Type
Romance
USA
97 min.
 6.4
Breathe
Biography, Drama, Romance
UK
118 min.
 7.1

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 7.6
 260K
Seven Pounds
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: compassionate, emotional, touching, sentimental, sad ...
Plot: self sacrifice, sacrifice, redemption, life & death, life philosophy, hopes, existentialism, fall in love, tragic event, life changing experience, secret, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.7
 91K
Patch Adams
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Meet Patch Adams, a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh - even if it means risking his own ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: cancer, hospital, doctor patient relationship, clinic, human spirit, doctors and patients, doctor, unconventional method, compassion, hopes, terminal illness, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971, year 1969
Place: medical school, usa, virginia
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.
Style: dramatic, compassionate, bleak, psychological, tragicomedy ...
Plot: mental institution, fighting the system, human spirit, freedom, friendship, troublemaker, character study, mental illness, dehumanization, doctors and patients, unlikely friendships, philosophy ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: oregon
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 8.5
 952K
The Green Mile
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: sentimental, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Plot: death row, death penalty, false accusation, sacrifice, philosophy, life philosophy, death sentence, justice, murder, good versus evil, supernatural ability, life & death ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1990s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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Life Is Beautiful
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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: tragicomedy, sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, protecting from truth, father son relationship, courage, optimism, protective parent, survival, fascism, human spirit, life philosophy, jewish ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: europe, italy, poland, tuscany
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Rory O'Shea Was Here
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: heartbreaking, emotional, realistic, dramatic, bleak ...
Plot: disability, friendship, life, loneliness, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, love triangle, life & death, character study, justice, cerebral palsy, unrequited love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, ireland
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My Sister's Keeper
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The ...
Style: sentimental, touching, heartbreaking, sad, compassionate ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cancer, hospital, mother daughter relationship, parenthood, moral dilemma, family drama, sisters, child illness, hopes, legal action, relationships, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
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The Intouchables
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: realistic, uplifting, touching, emotional, inspirational ...
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, interracial friendship, disability, unlikely friendships, disabled person, male friendship, human relationship, sacrifice, tragedy, paralysis, french ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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The Shawshank Redemption
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: clever, realistic, talky, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, freedom, happy ending, false accusation, friendship, human spirit, adaptation, prison life, life sentence, wrongful imprisonment, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, maine, mexico
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Million Dollar Baby
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: sad, touching, compassionate, sentimental, bad ending ...
Plot: boxing, follow your dream, mentor, boxing trainer, athlete and trainer, female boxer, wisdom of life, father daughter relationship, determination, athlete's life, mentor protege relationship, death of protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, england, missouri ...
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 8.8
 1.5M
Forrest Gump
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: sentimental, inspirational, uplifting, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, kindness, destiny, rise to the top, true love, wisdom of life, human relationship, mentally challenged, honest, courage, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
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 8.5
 604K
The Pianist
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: bleak, compassionate, suspense, harsh, touching ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, pianist, jewish, anti semitism, ghetto, nazi, genocide, violence, wartime, world war two, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
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 8.3
 23K
Temple Grandin
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.
Style: inspirational, sincere, touching, compassionate, emotional ...
Plot: autism, against the odds, genius, disability, panic attack, female protagonist, human spirit, ambition, scientist, mother daughter relationship, teacher, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, year 1981, year 1975 ...
Place: usa, new hampshire, boston, arizona, harvard university
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Slumdog Millionaire
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany, India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, intense, compassionate ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, rags to riches, life is a bitch, television show, destiny, street life, child abuse, poverty, true love, brutality, childhood, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 2005 ...
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, taj mahal
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The Light Between Oceans
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.
Style: scenic, heartbreaking, touching, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: wanting to have children, kidnapping, moral dilemma, redemption, love, motherhood, husband wife relationship, miscarriage, mother love, infertility, isolation, island ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, year 1918, 1920s
Place: australia
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It's a Wonderful Life
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, sweet, compassionate ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: alternate reality, family, road not taken, friendship, self discovery, desperation, small town life, mentor, love, life philosophy, human nature, life changing experience ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: usa, new york
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 7.1
 12K
Breathe
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.
Style: realistic, based on true events, factual, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: illness, disability, husband wife relationship, paralysis, adaptation, supportive spouse, human spirit, polio, love, marriage, hospital, suffocation ...
Time: year 1973, year 1970, year 1981, year 1965, year 1971 ...
Place: africa, kenya, england, germany, spain
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The Fault in Our Stars
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, romantic, sincere, compassionate, serious ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, romance, life philosophy, cancer, terminal illness, support group, hospital, relationships, teenage love, teenagers, book, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
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Silver Linings Playbook
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Style: realistic, intense, dramatic, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mental illness, mentally unstable, obsession, romance, family drama, adaptation, supportive parent, social misfits, love, male female friendship, mentor, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, new jersey, philadelphia
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What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
Style: touching, emotional, melancholic, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, disability, family bonds, mental illness, family drama, mentally challenged, self discovery, parents and children, brothers, siblings relations, responsibility, life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iowa, usa
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 7.4
 207K
The Bucket List
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing ...
Style: sentimental, touching, inspirational, compassionate, feel good ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, adventure, follow your dream, elderly, philosophy, life & death, unlikely friendships, journey, hospital, destiny, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, himalaya, taj mahal, africa, hong kong ...
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The Theory of Everything
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.
Style: touching, uplifting, factual, compassionate, emotional ...
Plot: disability, prodigy, genius, supportive spouse, love, life turned upside down, against the odds, adaptation, human spirit, life is a bitch, cambridge university, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: oxford university, england
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 7.4
 153K
Me Before You
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: emotional, touching, romantic, sweet, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: disability, romance, depression, love story, love, love and romance, life & death, social misfits, caregiver, loneliness, quadriplegic, character change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, usa, london
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The Water Diviner
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA, Turkey
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: family drama, parents and children, missing son, redemption, missing person, culture clash, unlikely friendships, promise, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, death of son, loss of son ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, year 1915
Place: australia, turkey, england, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire
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Not Cinderella's Type
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Indy Zimmerman's life is far from perfect. With a step mom who seems to make it her goal in life to make indy's life horrible, step sister's who want nothing to do with her, and a boy who ruined her life suddenly wanting to be a part ...
Style: realistic, compassionate, sincere, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, family relations, teenage love, cinderella story, family, exploit, cinderella
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 6.5
 2K
Ransom
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, France, USA, Germany
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Eric Beaumont's crisis negotiator team is brought in to save lives and resolve the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases when no one else can.
Style: tense, suspenseful, compassionate, brutal
Plot: hostage situation, hostage negotiator, ransom, salvation, abduction, violence, deadly, danger, twists & turns, crimes, partners, criminal ...
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 6.1
 1K
Angelique
Genre: Adventure, History, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Czech Republic, Austria
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The incredible destiny of Angélique: a beautiful girl who found in her love for Joffrey Peyrac the strength to fight injustice and submission in a century plagued by power struggles, inequality and the oppression.
Style: stylized, baroque, touching, romantic, compassionate ...
Plot: forced marriage, fall in love, royal court, love and romance, romance, society, tragic love, nobility, intrigue, passion, husband wife relationship, true love ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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The Dawns Here Are Quiet
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: It is late spring of 1942, and the Great Patriotic War is in full swing. A long way off from the front-line, at some God-forgotten junction, the Germans make an air landing operation in an attempt to get through to the Kirov railway and the White ...
Style: dramatic, realistic, serious, suspenseful, compassionate
Plot: world war two, female soldier, human relationship, wartime life, female friendship, heroism, german soldier, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, courage, life & death, military life, girlfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: ussr, siberia
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Peaceful Warrior
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.
Style: inspirational, philosophical, uplifting, compassionate, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, mentor, enlightenment, teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, philosophy, athlete and trainer, life philosophy, sport, hopes, gymnastics, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, campus, new jersey
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 7.5
 111K
Still Alice
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, memory loss, relationships, family drama, family bonds, supportive spouse, mother daughter relationship, parenthood, columbia university, courage, doctors, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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TOP 5 movies for each similar tag

heartbreaking
heartbreaking movies
The Green Mile 1999
8.5
Rory O'Shea Was Here 2004
7.9
Still Alice 2014
7.5
Atonement 2007
7.8
My Sister's Keeper 2009
7.4
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sad
sad movies
Million Dollar Baby 2004
8.1
My Sister's Keeper 2009
7.4
Now Is Good 2012
7.2
Still Alice 2014
7.5
Keith 2008
7.5
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earnest
earnest movies
The Importance of Being Earnest 2002
6.9
The Shawshank Redemption 1994
9.3
Departures 2008
8.1
A Man for All Seasons 1966
7.9
Forrest Gump 1994
8.8
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tragedy
tragedy movies
Everest 2015
7.1
Changeling 2008
7.8
The Impossible 2012
7.6
Titanic 1997
7.8
The English Patient 1996
7.4
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reflective
reflective movies
The Door in the Floor 2004
6.7
Dance with a Stranger 1985
6.8
Yi Yi: A One and a Two... 2000
8.1
After Life 1998
7.7
Autumn Sonata 1978
8.3
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depressing
depressing movies
Requiem for a Dream 2000
8.3
Revolutionary Road 2008
7.3
It Follows 2014
6.8
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975
8.7
What's Eating Gilbert Grape 1993
7.8
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life
life movies
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears 1980
8.2
Life of Pi 2012
7.9
Rory O'Shea Was Here 2004
7.9
Frida 2002
7.4
The Blind Side 2009
7.7
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dramatic
dramatic movies
The Green Mile 1999
8.5
Everest 2015
7.1
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975
8.7
Dunkirk 2017
8.0
American Beauty 1999
8.4
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