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The list contains the best, new and most relevant touching movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out touching, emotional, sentimental, dramatic, realistic and serious films and TV shows about / with mentor, destiny, catastrophe, life philosophy, storytelling, happy ending, dialogue, love, transformation and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as touching: The Green Mile (1999), Patch Adams (1998), Still Alice (2014), If I Stay (2014), The Blind Side (2009), Veronika Decides to Die (2009), Dying Young (1991), Pay It Forward (2000), White Fang (1991), A Walk to Remember (2002).
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The Intouchables
Biography, Comedy, Drama
France
112 min.
 8.5
Life Is Beautiful
Comedy, Drama, War
Italy
116 min.
 8.6
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Every Day
Drama, Fantasy, Romance
USA
97 min.
 6.3
Love, Simon
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
110 min.
 7.8

List of touching movies

 8.5
 941K
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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 6.7
 90K
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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 7.5
 110K
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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 6.8
 101K
If I Stay
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mia Hall, a talented young cellist, thought the most difficult decision she would ever have to make would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at prestigious Juilliard or follow her heart to be with the love of her life, Adam, a rock ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, sincere, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: love, dealing with death, life & death, teenager, family drama, hospital, love and romance, family relations, supernatural, loss of family, coma, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
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 7.7
 254K
The Blind Side
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: sentimental, realistic, based on true events, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, family drama, parents and children, interracial adoption, american football, homeless, life, rising to stardom, prejudice, racism, rags to riches, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee
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Veronika Decides to Die
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live.
Style: touching, psychological, melancholic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: starting over, mental institution, depression, terminal illness, hopes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, suicide, life, adaptation, doctors and patients, loneliness, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.0
 13K
Dying Young
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: touching, sentimental, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, cancer, love story, couple relations, leukemia, human nature, life & death, parents and children, social differences, doctors, beautiful scenery, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
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 7.2
 104K
Pay It Forward
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: child's point of view, childhood, life philosophy, good deed, teacher, disfigurement, single parent, school, alone in the world, death, mentor, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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 6.7
 17K
White Fang
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: dog, friendship, pets, daring rescue, unlikely friendships, human animal relationship, adventure, survival, adventurer, treasure, wilderness, family ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, usa, london, san francisco, california ...
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A Walk to Remember
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: sentimental, romantic, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenager, romance, opposites attract, love, true love, first love, terminal illness, high school, friendship, cancer, life changing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: north carolina
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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, dramatic, emotional, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: aging, life philosophy, love, impossible love, true love, loneliness, life & death, storytelling, destiny, existentialism, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, english channel, russia, india ...
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 7.1
 123K
We Bought a Zoo
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: father son relationship, starting over, single father, animals, family drama, happy ending, coping, responsibility, zoo, hopes, beautiful scenery, loss of spouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa
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 7.3
 151K
Erin Brockovich
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. ...
Style: touching, factual, captivating, inspirational, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lawyer, environmental, court, justice, investigation, fighting the system, single mother, contamination, uncover truth, righting the wronged, against the odds, relationship vs career ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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 5.8
 10K
Romeo & Juliet
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In Verona, bad blood between the Montague and Capulet families leads to much bitterness. Despite the hostility, Romeo Montague manages an invitation to a masked ball at the estate of the Capulets and meets Juliet, their daughter. The two are ...
Style: touching, romantic, dramatic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: tragic love, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, shakespeare, young lovers, forbidden love, true love, star crossed lovers, family feud, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, family relations, romance ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: italy, europe
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Love Loves Coincidences
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Year 1977, a September morning in Ankara... Yilmaz tries to rush his pregnant wife Neriman to the hospital and he crashes into Omer's car. The causes Omer's pregnant wife Inci, who was in the back seat, to have a pre-term labor. The babies ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, surprise ending, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: true love, destiny, childhood sweetheart, childhood love, hopes, love and romance, love triangle, power of love, childhood memory, life & death, life philosophy, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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 7.2
 74K
Paddington
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry and Mary ...
Style: touching, humorous, sweet, entertaining, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, fish out of water, bear, kids and family, goofy hero, anthropomorphic animal, explorer, jungle, disorder, secrets, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, peru, england, europe
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 7.3
 165K
Chef
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with ...
Style: touching, feel good, light, humorous, road movie ...
Plot: road trip, father son relationship, chef, starting over, cooking and food, parenthood, family relations, staff, divorce, creativity, internet, kitchen ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles, florida, miami, usa ...
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 7.1
 125K
Remember Me
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Still reeling from a heartbreaking family event and his parents' subsequent divorce, Tyler Hawkins discovers a fresh lease on life when he meets Ally Craig, a gregarious beauty who witnessed her mother's death. But as the couple draws ...
Style: sentimental, touching, surprise ending, heartbreaking, sad ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, death in the family, family drama, father daughter relationship, relationships, parents and children, dysfunctional family, suicide, 9/11, parenthood, college student, tragedy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, 2000s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.8
 166K
The Vow
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France, Australia, UK, Germany, Canada
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: touching, sentimental, romantic, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: memory loss, romance, amnesia, true love, win over, marriage, relationships, wooing, destiny, hopes, renewed love, newlyweds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.8
 343K
Tangled
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: adventure, family, magic, romance, mother daughter relationship, long hair, follow your dream, princess, unlikely couple, horse, imaginary kingdom, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 17th century
Place: germany
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 6.7
 55K
The Best of Me
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, dramatic, sentimental, romantic, bad ending ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, love story, destiny, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, road not taken, love and romance, unfulfillment, twists & turns, life philosophy, sacrifice, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey
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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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 7.6
 259K
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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What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Genre: Drama, Romance
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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Hachi: A Dog's Tale
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, sad, heartbreaking ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, family, human animal relationship, life & death, sacrifice, devotion, life philosophy, goodhearted, loss of family member, husband wife relationship, animal training ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa, japan, rhode island
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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, year 1981, year 1970, year 1962, year 1975 ...
Place: usa, new hampshire, boston, harvard university, arizona
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The English Patient
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love story, tragic love, mysterious character, war, destiny, life & death, adultery, tragedy, obsession, love, star crossed lovers, compassion ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1944 ...
Place: africa, europe, ethiopia, egypt, italy ...
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Tristan + Isolde
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne (Franco) and the princess of the feuding Irish (Myles) spells doom for the young lovers.
Style: touching, exciting, romantic, suspense, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: romance, forbidden love, lovers, irish, betrayal, infidelity, adultery, marriage, medieval, moral dilemma, knight, love story ...
Time: middle ages
Place: ireland, england, europe, cornwall
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 8.3
 793K
Up
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives ...
Style: feel good, touching, sweet, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, friendship, family, loneliness, aging, unlikely friendships, follow your dream, imagination, waterfall, dreams, dog, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south america, latin america, mount everest, venezuela
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 8.2
 489K
Inside Out
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. ...
Style: touching, inspirational, emotional, colourful, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary friend, family, memory, childhood, friendship, creativity, life philosophy, adventure, transformation, happy ending, sadness, joy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: san francisco, minnesota, california, usa
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sentimental
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Love Loves Coincidences 2011
7.4
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7.1
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8.5
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7.4
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emotional
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Love Loves Coincidences 2011
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Whiplash 2014
8.5
Still Alice 2014
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The English Patient 1996
7.4
Pride & Prejudice 2005
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family relations
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Peaky Blinders 2013
8.8
The Addams Family 1991
6.9
American Dad! 2005
7.4
Sons of Anarchy 2008
8.6
The Middle 2009
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love and romance
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50 First Dates 2004
6.8
The Girl Next Door 2004
6.7
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7.4
Romeo + Juliet 1996
6.8
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friendship
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Friends 1994
8.9
The Intouchables 2011
8.5
How to Train Your Dragon 2010
8.1
Rory O'Shea Was Here 2004
7.9
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hopes
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7.4
Life of Pi 2012
7.9
Patch Adams 1998
6.7
My Sister's Keeper 2009
7.4
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parents and children
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Shameless 2011
8.7
The Middle 2009
7.5
The Addams Family 1991
6.9
The Thorn Birds 1983
8.0
Once Upon a Time 2011
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realistic
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Saving Private Ryan 1998
8.6
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8.9
Good Will Hunting 1997
8.3
Everest 2015
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