Compassionate movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant compassionate movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out dramatic, compassionate, touching, emotional, sentimental and interesting films and TV shows about / with storytelling, mentor, honest, redemption, destiny, tragedy, friendship, life, loneliness and hopes plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as compassionate: Seven Pounds (2008), The Green Mile (1999), Patch Adams (1998), Life Is Beautiful (1997), My Sister's Keeper (2009), Forrest Gump (1994), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Lion (2016), The Theory of Everything (2014), Short Term 12 (2013).

List of compassionate movies

 7.6
 271K
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, depression, true love, hopes, fall in love, tragic event, self sacrifice, sacrifice, secret, life changing experience, vegetarian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
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: psychological, dramatic, serious, captivating, tragicomedy ...
Plot: fighting the system, mental institution, human spirit, insanity, freedom, nurse, doctors and patients, dehumanization, anti heroes, plan gone awry, friendship, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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 8.6
 1.0M
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, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: prison, death row, prison life, false accusation, life philosophy, human nature, supernatural, supernatural ability, healing power, justice, confined, convict ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1990s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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 6.8
 97K
Patch Adams (1998)
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, emotional, tragicomedy, inspirational, sentimental ...
Plot: human spirit, hospital, friendship, unconventional method, doctors and patients, clinic, doctor, hopes, nursing, doctor patient relationship, compassion, life philosophy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969
Place: medical school, usa, virginia
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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: concentration camp, holocaust, human spirit, optimism, survival, fascism, self sacrifice, jewish, captivity, make believe, life philosophy, protecting from truth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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My Sister's Keeper (2009)
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, sad, heartbreaking, emotional, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, family drama, mother daughter relationship, moral dilemma, childhood, lawyer, sisters, parenthood, life is a bitch, cancer, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
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 8.8
 1.6M
Forrest Gump (1994)
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: touching, sentimental, sincere, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, human spirit, mentally challenged, life philosophy, true love, journey, human relationship, misfit, odd, society, rise to the top, selflessness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., china, vietnam
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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, 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: touching, realistic, serious, harsh, uplifting ...
Audience: date night
Plot: orphan, against the odds, destiny, life is a bitch, true love, poverty, childhood, society, street kid, cheating, journey, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 2005 ...
Place: india, taj mahal, mumbai india, asia
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 8.0
 186K
Lion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Style: touching, sentimental, motivational, compassionate, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adoption, poverty, missing child, childhood, train, courage, destiny, survival, loneliness, mother son relationship, little boy, adopted son ...
Time: 2010s, 80s, year 1986
Place: india, australia, melbourne
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The Theory of Everything (2014)
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: uplifting, touching, compassionate, factual, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, genius, disability, supportive spouse, human spirit, life is a bitch, religion versus science, against the odds, life turned upside down, love, adaptation, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1990s, 1960s
Place: england, oxford university
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 8.0
 74K
Short Term 12 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Grace, a compassionate young supervisor at a foster care facility, works with her boyfriend and colleague, Mason, to help at-risk teens. But when a new charge dredges up memories of her own troubled past, Grace's tough exterior begins eroding.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: incest, social worker, child abuse, foster child, depression, troubled teen, suicide attempt, adolescence, haunted by the past, human relationship, teenage life, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, genocide, ghetto, against humanity, rescue, survival, war, anti semitism, wartime, world war two, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: tense, sincere, bleak, compassionate, sexual ...
Plot: surveillance, communism, cold war, blackmail, interrogation, iron curtain, politics, german, espionage, actress, moral dilemma, morality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1984, 1990s
Place: germany, east germany, german democratic republic, europe, soviet union ...
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 7.2
 40K
The Sessions (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Though a childhood bout with polio left him dependent on an iron lung, Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) maintains a career as a journalist and poet. A writing assignment dealing with sex and the disabled piques Mark's curiosity, and he decides ...
Style: touching, sincere, compassionate, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: sexual exploration, male virgin, sexuality, cat, priest, therapist, misfit, unlikely relationship, life changing experience, adult virgin, hopes, proposal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san francisco, boston
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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, dramatic, touching, realistic ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, life, loneliness, human spirit, love triangle, friends, cerebral palsy, young lovers, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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A Man Called Ove (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Despite grumpy 59 year-old Ove being deposed as president of his condominium association, but he keeps looking over the neighbourhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family move into the terraced house opposite Ove and she ...
Style: touching, compassionate, ironic, emotional, scenic ...
Plot: unlikely friendships, neighbor neighbor relationship, husband wife relationship, cancer, suicide thoughts, flashback, mentor, life & death, loneliness, lone hero, life philosophy, love ...
Place: sweden, spain
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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, feel good, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, disability, life philosophy, culture clash, lifestyle change, friends, human relationship, loneliness, blacks and whites, odd couple, french, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
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: captivating, touching, clever, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, freedom, prison life, life is a bitch, false accusation, life sentence, survival, corruption, confined, criminal heroes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, pacific ocean, mexico, maine
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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, disturbing, enigmatic, compassionate ...
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, trial, lawyer, small town, courtroom, rape, prejudice, poverty, legal, morality, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: alabama, 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, touching, rough, sad ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, athlete's life, female boxer, underdog, boxing, determination, ambition, human spirit, follow your dream, sport, contests and competitions, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, england, california, missouri ...
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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, fighting the system, human spirit, life is a bitch, terminal illness, death, transsexual, gays and lesbians, treatment, strong sexual content, society, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1985, year 1986
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, china, japan ...
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The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A bush pilot in nothern Canada who with the aid of modernity thinks he can handle it all & knows it all. After reluctantly agreeing to transport a local indian girl to a medical facility his light plane crashes & they have to survive whilst ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, compassionate, touching, serious ...
Plot: survival, airplane, wilderness, human spirit, friendship, adventure, danger, stranded, forces of nature, isolation, rescue, eskimo indian ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: canada
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 8.5
 656K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany
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, suspense, emotional, compassionate, harsh ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, pianist, ghetto, against humanity, nazi, anti semitism, genocide, starvation, atrocity, jewish, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland
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 8.3
 25K
Temple Grandin (2010)
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: touching, sincere, inspirational, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: autism, against the odds, human spirit, female protagonist, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, inventions and discoveries, panic attack, teacher, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century, year 1966, year 1981, year 1962, year 1970 ...
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, harvard university, arizona
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Children of Heaven (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Zohre's shoes are gone; her older brother Ali lost them. They are poor, there are no shoes for Zohre until they come up with an idea: they will share one pair of shoes, Ali's. School awaits...
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: poverty, school, siblings relations, childhood, family, unemployment, health situation, foot race, young heroes, financial problem, children, perseverance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo
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The Color Purple (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, compassionate ...
Plot: domestic violence, incest, sexual abuse, feminism, rape, incest rape, slavery, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, self discovery, letter, woman in danger ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, southern usa, africa, georgia, tennessee
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The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, New Zealand, USA, India
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: melancholic, touching, scenic, heartbreaking, compassionate ...
Plot: love, isolation, miscarriage, moral dilemma, ocean or sea, island, lighthouse, childless couple, mother love, husband wife relationship, wanting to have children, adoption ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: australia
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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
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, feel good, uplifting, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: angel, christmas, desperation, family, small town, self discovery, holiday, life changing experience, small town life, alternate reality, road not taken, suicide attempt ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 1910s ...
Place: usa, new york
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 8.0
 168K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: sincere, touching, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, underdog, athlete's life, follow your dream, comeback, boxing, financial problem, poverty, training, priest, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
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: melancholic, touching, emotional, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: self discovery, mentally challenged, disability, siblings relations, small town, mental illness, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, responsibility, single mother, obesity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
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