Highest-Rated Movies about 'Emotional', Sort by Popularity


Gloria, Truman, The Fighting Preacher, The Song of Sparrows, Blindsight, Ikiru, Dina, Home of the Brave ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Emotional movies.


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Gloria

An aging divorcee (Paulina García) embarks on an intense affair with a man (Sergio Hernández) she picked up at a disco.

divorcée, mother, love interest, charming, engaging, endearing, moving

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Truman

Terminally ill actor Julián wants to spend his final days tying up loose ends. When childhood friend Tomás pays him an unexpected visit, the two men set out to finalize funeral arrangements, settle accounts and find a home for Julián's beloved dog.

terminally ill person, childhood friend, actor, cousin, pet owner, dog, emotional

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The Fighting Preacher

In 1905 champion boxer Willard Bean travels to upstate New York to serve as a preacher for five years.

preacher, boxer, champion, missionary, mormon, inspiring, heartwarming

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The Song of Sparrows

The kind and generous nature of a former ostrich farmer (Reza Naji) starts to erode after he takes a job in the city driving a motorcycle taxi.

laborer, wife, deaf child, father, taxi driver, businessman, emotional

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Blindsight

Six blind Tibetan teenagers, shunned by their culture as sinners or possessed by demons, band together to climb the north side of Mount Everest. With the inspiration of their fiery, blind teacher who fought to establish a Tibetan school for blind children, the teens are guided by Erik Weihenmayer, the only blind mountaineer to have successfully scaled Everest. The climbers suffer through illness, bad weather, and the stark challenge of tackling one of the greatest natural wonders on the planet.

blind person, mountain climber, teenager, teacher, emotional, incredible, gripping

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Ikiru

A rigid clerk (Takashi Shimura) resolves to do something of lasting importance after learning that he is dying of cancer.

bureaucrat, co-worker, writer, mayor, prostitute, sad, emotional

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Dina

Dina is an eccentric and outspoken woman who invites her fiance, Scott, to move in with her. The couple face many challenges as Dina copes with a mental disability, and Scott lives with Asperger's syndrome.

couple, mentally disabled person, charming, emotional, inspiring, positive, uneasy

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Home of the Brave

A World War II psychiatrist (Jeff Corey) treats a black soldier paralyzed from the hips down from years of mental anguish and prejudice.

psychiatrist, soldier, veteran, emotional, intense, south pacific, doctor's office

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Umberto D

A lonely old man struggles to maintain his dignity while leading a meager existence with his dog as his only companion.

elderly person, landlady, maid, police officer, dog, bleak, emotional

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Sweet Sixteen

A Glasgow youth (Martin Compston) turns to drug dealing to provide financial security for himself, his sister (Annmarie Fulton) and his imprisoned mother.

teen boy, stepfather, mother, grandfather, prisoner, drug dealer, tense

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Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse

In the 15th century, a young goatherd living alone in a mountain hut feels a dark presence in the woods.

young woman, mother, dead person, witch, child, friend, suspenseful

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Sister

A poor boy (Kacey Mottet Klein) steals from wealthy patrons at a posh ski resort to support himself and his irresponsible older sister (Léa Seydoux).

young boy, sister, thief, mother, restaurant manager, emotional, melodramatic

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Amanda

When 20-year-old David's elder sister is brutally killed in an attack, he takes charge of his 7-year-old niece, Amanda.

brother, sister, niece, mother, murder victim, friend, brooding

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Love Letter

Despite the years that have passed, Hiroko Watanabe (Miho Nakayama) is still grieving the death of her fiancé, who died unexpectedly while climbing a mountain. When Hiroko discovers her deceased lover's childhood address, she impulsively writes to him, and is shocked to receive a letter in reply. However, the note's author is Itsuki Fujii (also Nakayama), a young woman who shares the same name as Hiroko's late boyfriend. As the two women exchange letters, they begin an unusual relationship.

young woman, fiancé, stranger, emotional, touching, japan, mountain

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Sound and Fury

Cousins Heather and Peter Artinian -- ages 6 and almost 2, respectively -- are deaf. Their condition could be changed by a cochlear implant, a device that stimulates hearing. The benefits are obvious, but this documentary focuses on why the children's families face a tough decision. There are concerns about how the device will change the recipient's relationship with deaf culture and whether there can ever be a true connection between those who hear sounds and those who hear only silence.

child, doctor, family member, cousin, deaf child, emotional, gripping

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Up the Yangtze

This documentary examine China's rapidly changing economy by focusing on the construction of the Three Gorges Dam. For the government, the dam stands as a symbol of progress; but it displaces hundreds of families during its creation. Following local teenagers Chen Bo Yu and Yu Shi, who work on one of the Western cruise lines that sails up the Yangtze near the dam, the film details the friction in Chinese society as its citizens struggle with the realities of its new consumer capitalism.

cruise employee, tourist, mother, father, teenager, intense, emotional

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Amy

Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

musician, singer, parent, alcoholic, drug addict, moving, inspiring

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Wild Strawberries

An old Swedish professor (Victor Sjöström) sees his life pass by in a series of nightmarish flashbacks.

doctor, daughter-in-law, husband, wife, son, ingénue, brooding

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What Is Democracy?

This reflection on democracy spans millennia and continents, from ancient Athens' groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism's roots in medieval Italy.

citizen, expert, activist, politician, philosopher, bleak, fascinating

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The Mermaid

A beautiful mermaid (Jelly Lin) falls for a developer (Deng Chao) who threatens the ecosystem of her species.

real estate agent, mermaid, sea creature, beautiful woman, airy, emotional, heartwarming

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My Father My Lord

The leader of a small ultra-orthodox community in Tel Aviv, Rabbi Abraham Edelman (Assi Dayan) is absolutely inflexible about doctrine. It's a trait that has won him no shortage of respect from his peers, but it's beginning to cause conflict with his son (Ilan Griff). Little Menahem has a growing fascination with the natural world, and simply can't understand why his father must shoo a mother bird from her nest, or insist that dogs have no souls.

rabbi, wife, son, student, emotional, intense, sad

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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

A homeless musician's life is transformed after he discovers a flock of wild South American parrots living in San Francisco. How they got there is a mystery, but Mark Bittner forms a bond with the exotic birds through his music and his patient, attentive care. Over time he comes to appreciate their individual identities and makes a case for humans to reevaluate their relationship to animals. When he is forced to leave them, he despairs over the birds' fate.

musician, homeless person, parrot, neighbor, charming, uplifting, emotional

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Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened poster

Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened

Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along" opened in November 1981 to scathing reviews and closed after just 16 performances. Archival footage of the rehearsals, along with interviews with the cast, tell the tale of this infamous production.

actor, actress, musician, director, critic, casting director, brooding

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Little Sister

After the death of their estranged father, three siblings (Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho) invite their half sister (Suzu Hirose) to live with them.

sister, mother figure, estranged father, sibling, half sister, friend, caregiver

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Rosie

A woman, her husband and their four children find themselves homeless after their landlord sells their house. Over the next 36 hours, the couple desperately search for a place to live while trying to shield the kids from the reality of the situation.

mother, family, homeless person, bleak, emotional, family home, street

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The Circle

Two women in Iran are given temporary leave from prison and attempt to flee to one of the women's hometown, but are caught by police. Meanwhile, one of their friends who has escaped jail is pregnant and in need of an abortion. "The Circle" tells the story of each of these women by shifting back and forth between them.

woman, friend, husband, prostitute, prisoner, pregnant woman, suspenseful

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A Simple Life

A film producer (Andy Lau) helps care for his family's lifelong servant (Deanie Ip) after she suffers a stroke and must move into a nursing home.

film producer, servant, family, emotional, household, nursing home, childhood

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Last Resort

A Russian woman (Dina Korzun) traveling with her son (Artyom Strelnikov) seeks political asylum when her fiance fails to meet her plane.

mother, son, russian, fiancé, business owner, friend, sad

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Loveling

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Irene has only a few days to overcome her anxiety about sending her eldest son out into the world on his own.

mother, father, child, brother, sister, teen boy, touching

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Southern Comfort

Kate Davis's award-winning documentary chronicles the final four seasons in the life of Robert Eads, a female-to-male transsexual dying of ovarian cancer in rural Georgia. Striking a balance between Robert's biological family -- mother, father, sons and grandson -- and his "chosen" family of transgender friends including Maxwell, Cas and Lola Cola, his male-to-female transsexual partner, Davis documents Eads's final days at the Southern Comfort Conference, a national transgender gathering.

transsexual, girlfriend, son, friend, parent, inspiring, emotional

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