Sentimental movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant sentimental movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out sentimental, touching, emotional, dramatic, realistic and interesting films and TV shows about / with destiny, mentor, life philosophy, happy ending, storytelling, love story, death, beautiful scenery, catastrophe and life & death plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, Ireland and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as sentimental: My Sister's Keeper (2009), Titanic (1997), P.S. I Love You (2007), Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), The Notebook (2004), The Green Mile (1999), Me Before You (2016), A Walk to Remember (2002), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Life Is Beautiful (1997).

List of sentimental movies

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, cancer, lawyer, sisters, parenthood, life is a bitch, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
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 7.8
 971K
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: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, love, love story, fall in love, ship, opposites attract, titanic, tragic love, drowning, sea disaster, iceberg ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, 1990s
Place: atlantic ocean, england
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 7.0
 193K
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
Plot: love and romance, starting over, terminal illness, death, dealing with death, family relations, letter, loss of spouse, love story, couples, romance, grief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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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, sentimental, emotional, heartbreaking, sad ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, dog, friends, loyalty, family, pets, life & death, human animal relationship, loneliness, death, animals, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
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 7.8
 482K
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, romantic, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, love story, true love, romance, young lovers, love triangle, power of love, lovers reunited, social differences, fall in love, youth ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1940s
Place: south carolina, usa, europe
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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: death row, prison, false accusation, prison life, human nature, life philosophy, supernatural, supernatural ability, healing power, justice, confined, convict ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1990s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: sentimental, touching, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, true love, tragic love, life philosophy, aging, child as adult, odd, impossible love, supernatural romance, existentialism, hopes, age difference ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic ocean, india ...
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 7.4
 180K
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, sentimental, emotional, romantic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love and romance, love story, fall in love, disability, love, wheelchair, quadriplegic, accident, caregiver, depression, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, london
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A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, opposites attract, first love, true love, fall in love, romance, high school life, youth, coming of age, teenage life, terminal illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
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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, sentimental, inspirational, motivational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, rise to the top, life is a bitch, against the odds, single parent, ambition, down on your luck, life, success, hopes, family drama, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: kindergarten, san francisco, 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: holocaust, concentration camp, human spirit, survival, optimism, fascism, self sacrifice, jewish, captivity, make believe, life philosophy, protecting from truth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, poland
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 7.6
 389K
Love Actually (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in – and out – of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.
Style: feel good, sentimental, romantic, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, love and romance, looking for love, couple relations, love at first sight, first love, workplace romance, unlikely couple, fall in love, family relations, adultery, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, marseille, england, milwaukee wisconsin ...
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Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: intellectual, uplifting, sentimental, philosophical, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school life, teacher, teachers and students, poetry, poet, teaching the ways of the world, suicide, dedicated educator, youth, philosophy, coming of age, professor ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 477 min.
Story: This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father ...
Style: sentimental, touching, family saga, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, tragic love, clergy, catholic priest, hopes, priest, destiny, love affair, love and romance, catholic church, romance ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 50s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: australia, mine
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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, uplifting, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, human spirit, mentally challenged, life philosophy, true love, journey, human relationship, misfit, odd, philosophy, society, selflessness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
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 6.8
 175K
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, touching, romantic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, true love, memory loss, amnesia, love and romance, wooing, couple relations, marriage, power of love, newlyweds, hopes, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Scent of a Woman (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, dramatic, touching, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, friendship, human nature, blind character, mentor, depression, disability, teaching the ways of the world, ex military, thanksgiving, student, change of heart ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new england
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Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
Style: gothic, sentimental, atmospheric, touching, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, tragic hero, romance, fall in love, dark fantasy, freak, human nature, fish out of water, love, impossible love, surrealism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: florida
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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, youth, teenage love, school, hopes, life is a bitch, family, social relations, soccer, leukemia, first kiss, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
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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, sentimental, realistic, philosophical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: prodigy, mathematics, genius, life philosophy, philosophy, ambition, professor, university, human spirit, life, dedicated educator, existentialism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, boston, usa
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 7.5
 119K
Brooklyn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: immigrants, love and romance, love triangle, working class, starting over, love affair, homesickness, community, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, true love, brooklyn new york city ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: ireland, new york, europe, manhattan new york city, usa ...
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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, realistic ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, freedom, life is a bitch, false accusation, prison life, life sentence, survival, corruption, confined, criminal heroes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, mexico, pacific ocean, maine
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 8.0
 395K
Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: sentimental, surreal, offbeat, feel good, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fantasy world, loneliness, adventure, witch, fish, escapades, true love, circus, parents and children, mermaid, journey, fishing ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, texas, alabama, cuba, russia ...
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 7.5
 100K
August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, feel good, sad ...
Plot: orphan, prodigy, musician's life, music, hopes, lie, orphanage, dancing, musician, artists and showbiz, youth, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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The Great Gatsby (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche ...
Style: sentimental, stylized, serious, bad ending, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, love and romance, loneliness, millionaire, love triangle, high society, destructive relationship, party, love affair, obsessive love, american dream, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, long island
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 7.1
 37K
Balto (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.
Style: sentimental, feel good, exciting, suspenseful, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: dog, wolf, daring rescue, adventure, rivalry, danger, against the odds, dog sled, lone wolves, family, goose, heroic mission ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: alaska, usa
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 8.5
 860K
The Lion King (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, friendship, lion, betrayal, disney, king, prince, family, redemption, tragic event, pride and honor ...
Time: 1990s
Place: africa
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 7.0
 182K
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, touching, sweet, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, ghost, love and romance, romance, psychic, love story, supernatural romance, psychic power, loss of loved one, impossible love, murder, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.8
 57K
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
Plot: terminal illness, stepmother stepson relationship, divorce, step parent, parents and children, custody, rebellious daughter, friendship, family life, remarry, human nature, ego clash ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.8
 132K
The Lake House (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
Style: sentimental, romantic, sincere, sweet, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, time travel, romance, architect, impossible love, unlikely relationship, supernatural, time, letter, supernatural romance, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, near future
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
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