Tear jerker movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant tear jerker movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out tear jerker, emotional, sentimental, touching, feel good and dramatic films and TV shows about / with mentor, bittersweet, catastrophe, storytelling, death, culture clash, destiny, dialogue, happy ending and life & death plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tear jerker: Love Story (1970), Me Before You (2016), Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), Rhino Season (2012), Interstellar (2014), Beaches (1988), Simon Birch (1998), City of Angels (1998), Stepmom (1998), My Girl (1991).

List of tear jerker movies

 6.9
 29K
Love Story (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: tragic love, romance, young lovers, college, class differences, terminal illness, love and romance, hopes, fall in love, unfulfillment, couple relations, rich man poor woman ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: harvard university, new york, boston
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 7.4
 195K
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, love, wheelchair, handicapped, caregiver, quadriplegic, accident, disability, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
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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, animals, loyalty, friends, life & death, family, pets, human animal relationship, loneliness, death, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
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 6.5
 6K
Rhino Season (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Iraq, Turkey
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Kurdish-Iranian poet Sahel has just been released from a thirty-year prison sentence in Iran. Now the one thing keeping him going is the thought of finding his wife, who thinks he's been dead for over twenty years.
Style: stylized, realistic, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, haunted by the past, tragic love, society, separated, confined, life is a bitch, love and romance, selflessness, lovers apart, tragic hero, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: iran, turkey, middle east, kurdistan, tehran iran ...
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 8.6
 1.4M
Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, futuristic, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, spacecraft, time travel, end of the world, time paradox, black hole, expedition, heroic mission, parallel world, space exploration, distant planet ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: colorado
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 7.0
 22K
Beaches (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: friendship, family relations, death of mother, female friendship, childhood friend, love and romance, rise to the top, parents and children, life is a bitch, couple relations, best friends, childhood friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: new york, san francisco, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.9
 20K
Simon Birch (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Simon Birch tells the story of Joe and Simon's heart-warming journey of friendship. Simon Birch was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thinks God made him this way ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, destiny, family relations, illegitimate son, hopes, obsessive quest, buddies, family problems, child illness, coming of age, life philosophy, happy ending ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: maine
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 6.7
 111K
City of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When guardian angel Seth -- who invisibly watches over the citizens of Los Angeles -- becomes captivated by Maggie, a strong-willed heart surgeon, he ponders trading in his pure, otherworldly existence for a mortal life with his beloved. The couple ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sincere, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: angel, afterlife, romance, supernatural romance, fall in love, heaven and hell, fish out of water, fallen angel, life & death, couple relations, love and romance, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
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 6.8
 59K
Stepmom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sad, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: terminal illness, step parent, divorce, stepmother stepson relationship, parents and children, custody, rebellious daughter, friendship, family life, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, remarry, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.9
 69K
My Girl (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Vada Sultenfuss is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlor. She is also in love with her English teacher, and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J., her best friend, is ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: coming of age, makeup artist, friendship, family relations, father daughter relationship, single parent, family, young heroes, parents and children, starting over, mortician, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, 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: sentimental, sad, heartbreaking, touching, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, mother daughter relationship, sick child, cancer, family drama, moral dilemma, parenthood, childhood, child illness, lawyer, sisters, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana, los angeles
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Terms of Endearment (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, cancer, astronaut, terminal illness, family relations, opposites attract, loss of daughter, single mother, bittersweet, hunt down, free spirited, understanding ...
Time: 60s, 1940s, 50s, 70s, 40s ...
Place: texas, new york, louisiana, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.1
 33K
Now Is Good (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.
Style: heartbreaking, sad, emotional, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, fighting illness, teenager, teenage love, cancer, youth, dying, last wish, love and romance, first sex, loss of virginity, virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
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 6.1
 14K
Dying Young (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, cancer, love story, leukemia, couple relations, life & death, fall in love, human nature, social differences, unfulfillment, parents and children, tragic love ...
Time: 90s
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 7.7
 40K
In America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Irish immigrant family adjusts to life in the United States, a chance to get over the lost son. They have no money and the apartment is in bad condition.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: aids, artist, loss of son, redemption, starting over, dying, childhood, overcoming, society, acceptance, family problems, family life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, ireland
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 6.4
 73K
Phenomenon (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: superhuman powers, supernatural ability, miraculous event, terminal illness, telekinesis, small town, goodhearted, supernatural, genius, romance, hopes, optimism ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
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What Dreams May Come (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the ...
Style: philosophical, surreal, touching, inspirational, motivational ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, hell, loss of child, family relations, life philosophy, redemption, painting, life & death, parents and children, paradise, angel ...
Time: 90s
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 7.6
 190K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, Thailand, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: heartbreaking, motivational, suspense, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, natural disaster, family in danger, catastrophe, courage, forces of nature, disaster film, tragedy, destruction, death, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
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 6.6
 28K
Powder (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Harassed by classmates who won't accept his shocking appearance, a shy young man known as "Powder" struggles to fit in. But the cruel taunts stop when Powder displays a mysterious power that allows him to do incredible things. This ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sad, cult film ...
Plot: extrasensory perception, supernatural ability, supernatural, paranormal phenomena, miraculous event, healing power, christ allegory, fainting, supernatural power, flickering light, held at gunpoint, albino ...
Time: future
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 6.3
 4K
Dad (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A busy executive (Ted Danson) learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting, thought provoking ...
Plot: father son relationship, aging, parents and children, hopes, family life, hospital, terminal illness, family drama, heart attack, doctors, family bonds, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, san francisco
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 7.0
 189K
Ghost (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, love and romance, ghost, psychic, psychic power, love story, romance, supernatural romance, loss of loved one, impossible love, murder, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: love and romance, romance, love, tragic love, ship, fall in love, opposites attract, love story, titanic, shipwreck, drowning, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1996, 90s ...
Place: new york, england, atlantic ocean
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 7.8
 501K
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, emotional, sentimental, romantic, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: true love, love and romance, romance, love story, love triangle, love affair, power of love, young lovers, social differences, lovers reunited, fall in love, youth ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
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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, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, terminal illness, fall in love, first love, cancer, youth, teenager, teenage life, dealing with death, adolescence, love and romance, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
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Instructions Not Included (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Valentin is Acapulco's resident playboy, until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and him heading with her out of Mexico.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parenting, single father, responsibility, father daughter relationship, eccentric family, new job, character change, grownups, parenthood, single parent, stuntman, custody ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico, latin america
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My Life Without Me (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, parents and children, couple relations, introspection, unfulfillment, responsibility, farewell, secret love, health situation, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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Steel Magnolias (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: family relations, female friendship, terminal illness, loss of daughter, parents and children, best friends, male objectification, family problems, friendship, social relations, small town life, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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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: world war two, concentration camp, holocaust, human spirit, jewish, survival, life philosophy, optimism, self sacrifice, fascism, captivity, pretense ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, poland
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 7.0
 197K
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: sentimental, emotional, touching, romantic, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love and romance, starting over, romance, terminal illness, death, love story, grief, dealing with death, family relations, letter, couples, loss of spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Other Sister (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her "perfect" sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mentally challenged, family relations, romance, parents and children, fall in love, looking for love, society, love and romance, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, wedding, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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