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 compassionate, touching, dramatic, emotional, inspirational and realistic films and TV shows about / with storytelling, mentor, honest, redemption, friendship, death, destiny, tragedy, loneliness and love plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as compassionate: Anne with an E (2017), Forrest Gump (1994), A Monster Calls (2016), Short Term 12 (2013), My Sister's Keeper (2009), The Light Between Oceans (2016), Seven Pounds (2008), Patch Adams (1998), A Man Called Ove (2015), The Sessions (2012).

List of compassionate movies

 8.7
 53K
Anne with an E (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood ...
Style: compassionate, sincere, touching, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: orphan, friendship, child's point of view, small town, family relations, school, parents and children, children's home, coming of age, teenage life, adventure, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: canada
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 8.8
 2.0M
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: inspirational, touching, feel good, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: mentally challenged, life philosophy, love, human spirit, destiny, philosophy, journey, rise to the top, life, vietnam war, courage, selflessness ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china, alabama ...
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A Monster Calls (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.
Style: touching, emotional, dark fantasy, fairy tale, compassionate ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: bullying, terminal illness, monster, childhood, loneliness, imagination, life & death, nightmare, courage, destiny, depression, single mother ...
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 7.9
 88K
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, compassionate, thought provoking, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: child abuse, social worker, foster child, self harm, suicide attempt, depression, troubled teen, adolescence, teenager, incest, self mutilation, strong female character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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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: sad, sentimental, heartbreaking, touching, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: cancer, terminal illness, mother daughter relationship, sick child, parenthood, lawyer, moral dilemma, sisters, life is a bitch, family life, childhood, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, usa, los angeles, montana
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The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, India, Australia, 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: sentimental, melancholic, touching, heartbreaking, compassionate ...
Plot: love, lighthouse, lighthouse keeper, isolation, trying to get pregnant, mother love, missing child, husband wife relationship, motherhood, island, miscarriage, childless couple ...
Time: 1920s, year 1918, victorian era, 20th century
Place: australia
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 7.6
 301K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama
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, sad, emotional, depressing, compassionate ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: redemption, life philosophy, depression, life changing experience, true love, self sacrifice, sacrifice, fall in love, hopes, suicide, existentialism, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.8
 113K
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: inspirational, touching, uplifting, emotional, compassionate ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: human spirit, medical school, hospital, medical profession, life philosophy, doctors and patients, compassion, friendship, terminal illness, stereotypes, mad scientist, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971
Place: usa, virginia
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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, emotional, ironic, scenic ...
Plot: unlikely friendships, suicide attempt, death, aging, love, swedish, mentor, pregnant woman, neighbor neighbor relationship, husband wife relationship, cancer, destiny ...
Time: year 2014
Place: sweden, scandinavia, spain, eastern europe
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 7.2
 43K
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, compassionate, sexy, erotic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disability, loss of virginity, first sexual experience, near death experience, male virgin, sexuality, nudity (full frontal - brief), doctors, virginity, sexual activity, sex therapy, sexual exploration ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1988, 70s
Place: california, boston, san francisco, usa
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 8.6
 1.3M
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, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: prison, death row, false accusation, supernatural, life philosophy, convict, electric chair, death sentence, prison life, confined, justice, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1935, 90s, year 1999
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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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: inspirational, touching, sentimental, tragicomedy, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, nazi, jewish, human spirit, life philosophy, self sacrifice, survival, nazism, life & death, fascism ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: europe, italy, poland, tuscany
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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, thought provoking, tragicomedy, uplifting ...
Plot: fighting the system, mental institution, mental illness, freedom, human spirit, insanity, crazy, unlikely friendships, nurse, psychiatrist, escaped mental patient, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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 8.0
 235K
Lion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, UK, USA, India
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, motivational, dramatic ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: adoption, poverty, survival, childhood, loneliness, brother brother relationship, destiny, missing child, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother son reunion, courage, adopted son ...
Time: 2010s, 80s, year 1986, year 2012, year 2008 ...
Place: india, australia, tasmania, kolkata, melbourne australia
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The Theory of Everything (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan
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, thought provoking, compassionate, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: genius, disability, love, prodigy, against the odds, cambridge university, handicapped, fall in love, husband wife relationship, supportive spouse, physical disability, physicist ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 90s, 80s
Place: oxford university, england, united kingdom
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 8.2
 30K
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, inspirational, sincere, compassionate, emotional ...
Plot: autism, human spirit, against the odds, disability, female protagonist, scientist, inventor, teacher, mother daughter relationship, ambition, mentally challenged, genius ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1951, 70s, 60s ...
Place: boston, new hampshire, usa, harvard university, arizona
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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
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, motivational, realistic, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: poverty, childhood, orphan, against the odds, destiny, life is a bitch, rags to riches, society, true love, love, street kid, street life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century, year 2005 ...
Place: india, mumbai india, asia, taj mahal
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 7.5
 10K
Clouds (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Young musician Zach Sobiech discovers his cancer has spread, leaving him just a few months to live. With limited time, he follows his dream and makes an album, unaware that it will soon be a viral music phenomenon.
Style: heartbreaking, touching, compassionate, romantic, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, cancer, terminal illness, star crossed lovers, dealing with death, dying, follow your dream, teenage love, dream, hopes, life is a bitch, destiny ...
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Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Twelve-year-old Gon Freecss one day discovers that the father he had always been told was dead was alive and well. His Father, Ging, is a Hunter—a member of society's elite with a license to go anywhere or do almost anything. Gon, determined ...
Style: exciting, captivating, thought provoking, compassionate, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: team, friendship, mission, murder, adventure, friends, young heroes, fight, martial arts, training, violence, life is a bitch ...
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 7.7
 39K
Naked (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend, and spends some time homeless, spending much of his time ranting at strangers, and meeting characters in plights very ...
Style: disturbing, talky, witty, compassionate, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, existentialism, drifter, rapist, sexual humiliation, character study, humiliation, rape, nihilism, loneliness, rough sex, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england, united kingdom, manchester
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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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, genocide, war, nazi, concentration camp, jewish, against humanity, survival, wartime, accountant, anti semitism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, vatican, europe, central europe ...
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The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
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: gloomy, tense, sincere, sexual, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, spy, stasi, communism, espionage, iron curtain, voyeurism, berlin wall, politics, german, interrogation ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century, 90s
Place: east germany, germany, berlin germany, europe, east berlin ...
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Inside I'm Dancing (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, touching, dramatic, sad ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, life, loneliness, character study, cerebral palsy, human spirit, life philosophy, life & death, handicapped, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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 7.4
 49K
Son of Saul (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival trying to save from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.
Style: melancholic, compassionate, harsh, disturbing, cerebral ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish, world war two, concentration camp, nazi, anti semitism, courage, tragedy, genocide, prison, brutality, life & death ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: eastern europe, poland, california, germany
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 7.6
 29K
Mr. Church (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother inherit a cook - Mr. Church. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.
Style: sentimental, compassionate, emotional, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: life philosophy, friendship, family, life, relationships, cooking, family bonds, loneliness, idealism, destiny, terminal illness, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1986, year 1980, year 1971 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, boston
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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: inspirational, feel good, touching, motivational, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, disability, unlikely friendships, friendship between men, life philosophy, handicapped, culture clash, friends, lifestyle change, french, disabled person, human relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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 7.2
 10K
Manic (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lyle is filled with rage. After badly beating a classmate during a schoolyard fight, Lyle is committed to a juvenile mental institution in lieu of criminal prosecution. Inside the hospital, Lyle encounters a group of adolescents struggling with a ...
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, compassionate, depressing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, coming of age, therapy, addiction, depression, life philosophy, psychiatry, dysfunctional family, youth, self discovery, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, california
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 8.5
 815K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK
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: emotional, bleak, heartbreaking, harsh, suspense ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, survival, nazi, genocide, war, pianist, jewish, nazi occupation, anti semitism, nazism, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century, 1930s, year 1939 ...
Place: poland, germany, eastern europe, europe, warsaw poland ...
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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, sentimental, sincere, touching, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, domestic violence, african american, feminism, rape, incest rape, slavery, life is a bitch, human spirit, dysfunctional family, wife abuse ...
Time: 1930s, edwardian era, 20th century, 1920s, 1910s ...
Place: africa, southern usa, usa, georgia, tennessee
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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, enigmatic, compassionate, thought provoking, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: racism, lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, small town, poverty, single father, rape, court, childhood, legal, racial discrimination ...
Time: 1930s, year 1932, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa
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