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


The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), Le Doulos (1961), The Cranes Are Flying (1957), Sister (2012), Triad Election (2006), The Blue Angel (1930), The Blue Angel (1930), Foxtrot (2017) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Melodramatic movies.


The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

A Boer War subaltern (Roger Livesey) becomes a World War II colonel, with three lovers (Deborah Kerr) along the way.

soldier, major general, teacher, nurse, nazi, gripping, melodramatic

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Le Doulos (1961)

A former convict (Serge Reggiani) suspects his best friend (Jean-Paul Belmondo), a burglar with police contacts, of being a stool pigeon.

friend, jewel thief, informant, ex-convict, gangster, superintendent, suspenseful

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The Cranes Are Flying (1957)

A Moscow girl (Tatyana Samoylova) loves a World War II soldier (Aleksey Batalov) but marries a pianist.

woman, soldier, cousin, father, brooding, melodramatic, touching

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Sister (2012)

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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Triad Election (2006)

A violent chain reaction unfolds as a crafty entrepreneur (Louis Koo) wrests power from a veteran Hong Kong crime lord (Simon Yam).

crime boss, godson, wife, rival, thug, brutal, frenetic

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The Blue Angel (1930)

Prim educator Immanuel Rath (Emil Jannings) finds some of his students ogling racy photos of cabaret performer Lola Lola (Marlene Dietrich) and visits a local club, The Blue Angel, in an attempt to catch them there. Seeing Lola perform, the teacher is driven mad with lust, eventually resigning his position at the school to marry his beloved. However, married life with a woman whose job is to make men desire her proves more difficult than Rath imagined.

teacher, singer, student, lover, cabaret performer, sultry, melodramatic

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The Blue Angel (1930)

Josef von Sternberg's classic tells of a middle-aged professor whose obsession with a young cabaret singer leads to his downfall.

teacher, singer, student, lover, cabaret performer, sultry, melodramatic

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Foxtrot (2017)

A knock on the door leads to unfathomable grief as a man and his wife learn that their son died in the line of duty as a soldier.

parent, soldier, israeli soldier, bleak, melodramatic, outpost, checkpoint

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A Regular Woman (2019)

A German woman of Turkish descent struggles to achieve the life she wants. Faced by opposition and threats from her family, she leaves.

young woman, family, husband, abusive husband, father, turkish man, engaging

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Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai (2019)

An aloof boy comes across a book in a hospital waiting room. He soon discovers that it is a diary kept by his very popular classmate who reveals to him that she is secretly suffering from a fatal pancreatic illness.

terminally ill person, love interest, patient, teen boy, teen girl, student, touching

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Pandora's Box (1929)

G.W. Pabst's account of a young woman's downfall emphasizes years of her catering to her sexual appetite.

sexy woman, publisher, circus performer, theatrical producer, friend, creepy, intricate

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Marianne (2019)

A famous horror writer discovers that the evil spirit who plagues her dreams is now wreaking havoc.

frenchwoman, fiancé, soldier, blind man, american officer, melodramatic, sad

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Sand Storm (2016)

In Southern Israel, a teen's (Lamis Ammar) forbidden love affair challenges the traditions of her Bedouin mother and father.

israeli, woman, husband, wife, daughter, rebel, engaging

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Under the Sand (2000)

For many years, Marie and Jean have happily spent their vacation together in the Landes region of western France. But this summer, while Marie naps on the beach, her husband goes swimming and vanishes without a trace. Tenaciously and disquietingly, Marie keeps the memory of her husband alive, often speaking of him as if he never disappeared. An offbeat study of the grieving process that will ring true for anyone who has gone through a similar personal loss.

husband, mother, professor, widow, friend, love interest, disheartening

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A Season in France (2017)

An African teacher flees his violent country for France, where he falls in love with a local woman.

african, wife, teacher, brother, frenchwoman, daughter, emotional

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The Wide Blue Road (1956)

A provincial fisherman (Yves Montand) angers other villagers by using dynamite illegally to expedite his catch.

adult, family, guard, fisherman, touching, melodramatic, shocking

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Barbary Coast (1975)

A special agent tracks criminals in 1870s San Francisco.

saloon owner, gambler, henchman, journalist, vigilante, brash, engaging

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El Cid (1990)

Spain is overrun by the Moors and the country's only hope rests in a heroic knight known as El Cid (Charlton Heston). He knows a divided Spain cannot stand and implores his countrymen to unify in order to repel the invaders. But a hitch develops in El Cid's campaign: He gets exiled from his homeland of Castile by the region's power-hungry ruler. In the meantime, he attempts to reunite with his estranged wife, Jimena (Sophia Loren) -- who's still upset by the fact that he killed her father.

hero, knight, wife, king, father, spaniard, rousing

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Beyond the Hills (2012)

Two young women grow up together in an orphanage. One finds refuge in a Romanian convent and the other moves to Germany to start a new life.

orphan, best friend, nun, german, romanian, young woman, engaging

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Come and Get It (1936)

A Wisconsin lumber tycoon (Edward Arnold) rejects a saloon girl (Frances Farmer), then rivals his son (Joel McCrea) for her daughter.

lumberjack, boss, saloon girl, daughter, son, melodramatic, engaging

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L'économie du couple (2016)

Marie and Boris decide to get a divorce after 15 years of marriage. Tensions rise when cash-strapped Boris must continue to live with Marie and the two children while trying to figure out how to divide the assets.

wife, husband, child, ex-partner, mother, father, amusing

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The Prayer (2018)

In a bid to beat his habit, a young drug addict elects to join a community of former addicts living in isolation in a remote mountain community.

hermit, friend, young man, young woman, heroin addict, bleak, touching

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Easy (2016)

An anthology series set in Chicago explores the landscape of modern relationships.

promiscuous girl, best friend, poet, sister, father, tv personality, engaging

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The Road Home (1999)

A Chinese businessman (Honglei Sun) recalls the story of the courtship of his mother (Ziyi Zhang) and father (Yulian Zhao), on the occasion of the old man's death.

businessman, father, teacher, mother, student, communist, passionate

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My Name Is Emily (2015)

A teenage girl (Evanna Lynch) flees her foster home with her boyfriend. Their goal is to find her father, a brilliant writer who's been institutionalized.

foster child, professor, father, teen girl, brooding, charming, endearing

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Jane Austen's Emma (1996)

While matchmaking for friends and neighbors, a young 19th-century Englishwoman (Kate Beckinsale) nearly misses her own chance at love.

young woman, matchmaker, lover, vicar, friend, engaging, amusing

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Son of a Lion (2007)

A Pakistani boy tests weapons but wishes to go to school.

son, little boy, business owner, pakistani, father, touching, melodramatic

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The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

Sudden money ruins a struggling writer (Van Johnson) and his wife (Elizabeth Taylor) in post-World War II Paris.

husband, wife, sister, father, suitor, daughter, melodramatic

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Dangerous Liaisons (1959)

Affairs strewn from Paris to the Alps disintegrate a couple's (Gérard Philipe, Jeanne Moreau) marriage.

husband, wife, beautiful woman, boyfriend, mistress, lover, passionate

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Kiss of Evil (1963)

A professor (Clifford Evans) in black rescues stranded 1910 newlyweds from a Bavarian doctor's (Noel Willman) vampire villa.

newlywed, couple, family, cult leader, cult member, melodramatic, suspenseful

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