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Best Heartwarming Movies

  • Lars and the Real Girl

    Lars and the Real Girl (PG-13, 2007)

    Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Patricia Clarkson, Kelli Garner
    Lars Lindstrom is a loveable introvert whose emotional baggage has kept him from fully embracing lif... read moree. After years of what is almost solitude, he invites Bianca, a friend he met on the internet to visit him. He introduces Bianca to his brother Gus and his wife Karen, and they are stunned. They don't know what to say to Lars or Bianca--because she is a life-size doll, not a real person and he is treating her as though she is alive. They consult the family doctor Dagmar who explains this is a delusion he's created--for what reason she doesn't yet know but they should all go along with it. What follows is an emotional journey for Lars and the people around him.
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      fb1130036768: . In the wrong hands, this could have been slapstick goofiness, but this is a well crafted heartwarming story. Glad I finally saw this!
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb511800486: . But wow the man can act. Proper heartwarming film
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • tphantom
      tphantom: What a heartwarming, and life affirming film. The symbolism of a man who can't bear to be alone anymore is
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • The Bucket List

    The Bucket List (PG-13, 2007)

    Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd, Alfonso Freeman
    Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman star as two terminally ill cancer patients who decide to break out... read more of the hospital and live their last days to the fullest in director Rob Reiner's seriocomic road movie. Edward Cole (Nicholson) is a corporate billionaire who is currently sharing a hospital room with blue-collar mechanic Carter Chambers (Freeman). Though initially the pair seems to have nothing in common, conversation gradually reveals that both men have a long list of goals they wish to accomplish before they kick the bucket, and an unrealized desire to discover what kind of men they really are. But one can't accomplish such lofty objectives from the confines of a hospital bed, so now, in order to live their lives to the absolute fullest, Edward and Carter will have to make a break for it. With a checklist that includes playing the poker tables in Monte Carlo, consuming copious amounts of caviar, racing the fastest machines on four wheels, and much more, these two terminally ill men will do their best to fit a lifetime of experience into their last remaining days while forging an unlikely, but truly remarkable, friendship. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
  • Marley & Me

    Marley & Me (PG, 2008)

    Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Eric Dane, Alan Arkin, Kathleen Turner
    As the snow falls on their wedding night, newlyweds John and Jenny Grogan decide to leave behind the... read more harsh winters of Michigan and head south to begin their new lives in West Palm Beach, Fla. They obtain jobs as journalists at competing local newspapers, buy their first home, and begin to make their way through the challenges of a new marriage, new careers and, possibly, the life-changing decision to start a family. Unsure of his preparedness for raising children, John confesses his fears to his friend and fellow journalist Sebastian, who comes up with the perfect solution: John should get Jenny a puppy. The Grogans adopt the cute, 12-pound yellow Labrador, who in no time at all, grows into a 100-pound steamroller of unbridled energy that turns the Grogan home into a disaster area. He flunks obedience school, chews off dry-wall, takes a bite out of the sofa, overturns garbage cans, steals a Thanksgiving turkey, consumes pillows and flowers, drinks toilet water, and chases the UPS guy. Even a newly-purchased, expensive necklace isn't safe from Marley's voracious antics. Amidst the mayhem he generates through the years, Marley sees the Grogans through the ups and downs of family life, through job and home changes, and most of all, through the myriad challenges of a growing family. As John and Jenny come to realize, Marley--"the world's worst dog"--somehow brings out the best in them.
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      fb100001537274859: Very heartwarming movie. I love the book and the movie.
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
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      fb100001854799399: . Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson and Kathleen turnet star in this heartwarming story of a dog and its family. Its worth the watch as alongside the funny and warm stor
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb100000118113337: . This movie was very heartwarming. It's never seizes to amaze me how attached we have become to our furry friends. Howeve
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Love Actually

    Love Actually (R, 2003)

    Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant
    All of London is in love -- or longing to be -- in Four Weddings and a Funeral writer Richard Curtis... read more' first directorial effort. Billed as "the ultimate romantic comedy," Love Actually involves more than a dozen main characters, each weaving his or her way into another's heart over the course of one particularly eventful Christmas. The seemingly perfect wedding of Juliet (Keira Knightley) and Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) brings many of the principals together, including heartsick best man Mark (Andrew Lincoln), who harbors a very unrequited crush on Juliet. There's also recent widower Daniel (Liam Neeson), trying to help his lonely stepson Sam (Thomas Sangster) express his true feelings to a classmate. Across town, devoted working mother Karen (Emma Thompson) tries to rekindle the passion of her husband, Harry (Alan Rickman), who secretly pines for a young colleague of his. In the same office, the lonely Sarah (Laura Linney) not-so-secretly pines for a man just a few desks away (Rodrigo Santoro), who returns her affections but may not be able to dissuade her neuroses. Providing the unofficial soundtrack for all of the couples is an aging rocker (Bill Nighy) who just wants to cash in and get laid -- but even he might find a meaningful relationship in the most unlikely of places. A working print of Love Actually premiered at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi
    • scottjordan23
      scottjordan23: d it's still a Christmas classic,great writing,great script,all star cast great story telling funny heartwarming all round great British comedy Christmas film...
      Reviewed 21 months days ago
    • mirandaaldrin
      mirandaaldrin: . It includes a number of great actors and they come together to form funny and heartwarming interconnected stories about fate and love. Yet another feel-good movie with Hugh Grant
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
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      fb529058153: Not my cup of tea due to the complication of characters. Love movies that have characters sustained
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Hachi: A Dog's Tale

    Hachi: A Dog's Tale (G, 2009)

    Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Sarah Roemer, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Erick Avari
    Based on the 1987 Japanese film Hachiko Monogatari, as well as on a true story, Hachi: A Dog's Tale ... read morestars Richard Gere as a college professor who finds an abandoned dog and takes the poor lost animal in. The film follows the two as the man and animal soon form a strong and unexplainable bond. Joan Allen co-stars in the Inferno Entertainment production. ~ Cammila Albertson, Rovi
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      fb676606651: Heartwarming true story about a friendship between a man and his dog, it's was surprisingly sad hal
      Reviewed 20 months days ago
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      fb813389394: mily Drama that's not always easy to watch for its elements that are at once both heartbreaking and heartwarming, but it proves a strong picture for its message on the importance of friendship, loyalt
      Reviewed 12 months days ago
    • deano
      deano: This wonderful family film is one of the most treasured and heartwarming true stories ever told. In this story grows deeper, a beautiful friendship of a dog and
      Reviewed 3 years days ago