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


Jeune femme (2017), Born to Be Wild (2011), Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018), The Cave (2019), The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2004), I Got Life! (2017), Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical (2017), We Are Together (2006) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Uplifting movies.


Jeune femme (2017)

Left by Joachim, an artist with whom she shared her life for 10 years, Paula finds herself wandering the streets of Paris, lonely and fixated.

young woman, frenchwoman, city girl, friend, love interest, colleague, uplifting

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Born to Be Wild (2011)

Dedicated teams in Africa and Borneo save the lives of orphaned elephants and orangutans and prepare them for release back into the wild.

veterinarian, animal, animal trainer, african native, poacher, charming, heartwarming

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Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

Filmmaker Morgan Neville examines the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the popular children's TV show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."

family, friend, colleague, calm, charming, endearing, engaging

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The Cave (2019)

A look at the daily life of female Syrian doctors during Syrian war.

doctor, uplifting, engaging, syria, hospital, underground shelter, sexism

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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2004)

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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I Got Life! (2017)

A woman, separated from her husband, loses her job and discovers she's going to be a grandmother. Refusing to be pushed to the outskirts of society, she puts her foot down and decides to start over.

woman, ex-boyfriend, husband, daughter, pregnant woman, love interest, friend

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Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical (2017)

Newsboys go on strike in 1899 New York in this stage performance of the musical "Newsies," filmed at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.

delivery boy, homeless child, friend, reporter, singer, romantic interest, lighthearted

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We Are Together (2006)

This U.K.-produced HBO documentary covers the spread of AIDS in South Africa, focusing on an orphanage called Agape, founded by one "Grandma" Zodwa Mqadi. The story centers on the local children's choir as they rehearse for a trip to England, and follows the Moya family as they struggle with the disease, which has plagued the region. Notable names such as Lorraine Bracco, Alicia Keys, Paul Simon and Kanye West appear as themselves to help carry the narrative along.

orphan, choir director, uplifting, emotional, intense, africa, south africa

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In Search of Israeli Cuisine (2016)

The Israel-born, Philadelphia-based, award-winning chef of Zahav, Michael Solomonov, offers up a tour of 70 plus diverse cultures of Israel through food.

chef, traveler, cook, food critic, restaurant owner, positive, uplifting

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Capernaum (2018)

After fleeing his negligent and abusive parents, a hardened, streetwise 12-year-old boy sues them to protest the life they've given him.

boy, parent, migrant worker, emotional, bleak, uplifting, lebanon

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Sui Dhaaga: Made in India (2018)

An unemployed small-town man defies all odds and naysayers and starts his own garment business.

husband, wife, mother, father, friend, emotional, uplifting

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Together (2000)

Goran runs a Stockholm commune in the 1970s. The easygoing Goran does his best to keep the peace between the politically contentious people around him, many of whom are drunk or stoned on a regular basis. When Goran's sister Elisabeth (Lisa Lindgren) flees from her abusive husband, her arrival at the commune significantly changes its dynamics. Elisabeth's two children bring change, agitating for TV and meat and driving away the commune's purists as tensions spread.

leader, abusive husband, abused wife, resident, young boy, marxist, uplifting

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Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010)

A documentary about the Canadian rock band Rush relates the group's 40-year history and examines its continuing popularity. Using extensive archival footage, it follows the resilient rockers, lead guitarist Alex Lifeson and singer/bassist Geddy Lee, from when they started the band in the late 1960s through to the present. A diverse group of interviewees, such as musician Billy Corgan, actor Jack Black and "South Park" creator Matt Stone, shares what makes the band so special.

bassist, drummer, rock star, guitarist, singer, engaging, uplifting

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Gabrielle (2013)

A young woman who has Williams syndrome possesses amazing musical talents but struggles continually to gain her independence.

parent, boyfriend, sister, choir director, touching, uplifting, charming

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Chapter & Verse (2015)

A reformed gang leader returns to Harlem and takes a job delivering meals. When he meets and bonds with an older woman, the two of them discover there is hope and joy in their surroundings.

gang leader, older woman, reformed criminal, amusing, charming, heartwarming, inspiring

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Stop Making Sense (1984)

An innovative concert movie for the rock group Talking Heads.

singer, musician, frenetic, intense, uplifting, concert stage, hollywood, calif.

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Thérèse (1986)

In this true story of a 19th-century nun who achieved sainthood, Thérèse Martin (Catherine Mouchet) hopes to follow in the footsteps of her two older sisters, who became members of the Carmelite order of nuns. Although the church resists initially because of her age, Thérèse stubbornly continues her quest to serve God, and even lobbies Pope Leo XIII (Armand Meppiel). Her wish is granted at age 15, when she joins the order and performs extraordinary works in a life abbreviated by illness.

pope, nun, sister, bishop, doctor, uplifting, engaging

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Gypsy Caravan (2006)

Combining footage from 1999 and 2001 tours, this documentary follows five different gypsy bands as they perform across America. Their music is as diverse as their home countries, from Indian raga tunes to upbeat, fiddle-driven Romanian pieces. Despite their varied backgrounds, the musicians are united by their common identification with the "roma" gypsy culture. As the tour progresses, the musicians begin playing together, fusing their styles into new hybrids.

violinist, singer, johnny depp, husband, dancer, gypsy, uplifting

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Pearl Jam: Let's Play Two (2017)

Concert film centering on the rock band Pearl Jam's August 2016 shows at Chicago's Wrigley Field.

band member, fan, audience, musician, band frontman, cool, confident

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Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (2009)

A chronological account of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden's 2008 world tour through India, Australia, Japan, USA, Canada, Mexico and South America in a jet piloted by the band's front man, Bruce Dickinson. Features interviews with the musicians, their road crew and fans.

musician, band frontman, band member, band manager, interviewee, interviewer, fan

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Hoop Dreams (1994)

A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

basketball player, teenager, mother, father, coach, teacher, uplifting

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U2 3D (2007)

A 3-D presentation of U2's global "Vertigo" tour. Shot at seven different shows, this production employs the greatest number of 3-D cameras ever used for a single project.

bono, the edge, bassist, drummer, guitarist, singer, thrilling

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David Byrne's American Utopia (2020)

Spike Lee documents the former Talking Heads frontman's brilliant, timely 2019 Broadway show, based on his recent album and tour of the same name.

broadway star, drummer, uplifting, spectacular, rousing, new york, broadway theater

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The Vernon Johns Story (1994)

This biopic follows the life of Vernon Johns (James Earl Jones) -- now known as the father of the civil rights movement -- during the years he preceded Martin Luther King Jr. as minister of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Johns champions the cause of desegregation, clashing with local white authorities; the more cautious members of his own church; his wife (Mary Alice), who fears he'll lose his pulpit; and his children, who fear he will lose his life.

preacher, wife, daughter, judge, police officer, uplifting, suspenseful

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Redemption (2004)

Stan "Tookie" Williams (Jamie Foxx), founder of the infamous Los Angeles street gang the Crips, is sent to death row in 1981. Journalist Barbara Becnel (Lynn Whitfield) wants to interview Williams after her son gets interested in gang culture. Though initially reluctant to speak to anyone, Williams' outlook changes when he begins writing children's books. Resolving to redeem himself before his execution, Williams talks to Becnel about his turbulent childhood and his rise to gangster legend.

gangster, journalist, son, agent, inmate, raw, uplifting

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The Singing Revolution (2006)

Between 1986 and 1991, the people of Estonia protested against their Soviet occupiers in large rallies. Although these protests were fundamentally peaceful, the Estonians used a weapon powerful enough to rattle an empire: song. Patriotic songs, to be precise, which the Soviets had outlawed in Estonia. Thousands upon thousands would assemble to sing in defiance. This documentary unveils the story of a population that stood up against their oppressors with nothing but their voices and their pride.

citizen, prime minister, singer, protester, activist, communist, inspiring

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Warrior of Light (2001)

This documentary profiles Yvonne Bezerra de Mello, a socialite turned social activist who runs safe houses for homeless Brazilian street children. Yvonne becomes invested in her work after police kill eight homeless youths in 1993. Working daily in some of Rio de Janeiro's toughest slums, Yvonne uses innovative techniques to reach out to children coping with poverty, AIDS and absent parents, while fighting hostile Brazilian attitudes toward the poor.

activist, young girl, husband, socialite, child, uplifting, gritty

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Woodstock (1970)

Oscar-winning musical chronicle that brilliantly captures the three-day rock concert and celebration of peace and love that became a capstone for the Sixties.

rock star, fan, hippie, police officer, offbeat, uplifting, spectacular

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Latcho Drom (1994)

The journey of the Romany people told through musicians and dancers of India, Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, France, and Spain.

gypsy, daughter, family member, dancing girl, family patriarch, mother, fascinating

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The Last Waltz (1978)

A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band.

musician, singer, songwriter, music lover, eric clapton, uplifting, powerful

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