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Best Touching Movies


  • The Pursuit of Happyness

    The Pursuit of Happyness (PG-13, 2006)

    Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton, Brian Howe, James Karen
    Chris Gardner is a bright and talented, but marginally employed salesman. Struggling to make ends me... read moreet, Gardner finds himself and his five-year-old son evicted from their San Francisco apartment with nowhere to go. When Gardner lands an internship at a prestigious stock brokerage firm, he and his son endure many hardships, including living in shelters, in pursuit of his dream of a better life for the two of them.
    • fb748740622
      fb748740622: Amazing film, such a good storyline and so touching. Def want to watch again and again
      Reviewed 14 months days ago
    • gadsara2gmailcom
      gadsara2gmailcom: Very touching in your heart, talks about life lessons like even you don't have money or anything like tha
      Reviewed 14 months days ago
    • fb100000328689968
      fb100000328689968: Awesome touching real life situations great acting :)
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • 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.
    • fb811690967
      fb811690967: . Tender, touching and wonderfully awkward, Lars and The Real Girl is a must-see for anyone with a taste for t
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • henryfarman
      henryfarman: your looking for a hilarious comedy, I wouldn't recommend watching this, but if your looking for a touching, sad film that you will be thinking about for a long time after, this is one of the first I
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
    • wcvfigueroa
      wcvfigueroa: "Delusional boy with a real girl problem" very touching movie, with fiction and reality combine...Ryan Gosling it's as always excellent!!!!"
      Reviewed 14 months days ago
  • Up

    Up (PG, 2009)

    Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, John Ratzenberger, Bob Peterson, Jordan Nagai
    From Disney-Pixar comes "Up," a comedy adventure about 78-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen... read more, who finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America. But, he discovers all too late that his biggest nightmare has stowed away on the trip: an overly optimistic eight-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell.
    • fb100003393241906
      fb100003393241906: . Up gives us a great story, a wonderful cast and a touching background story. I love this film a lot. This will forever be one of my favorite Pixar fil
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • ericdalton227gmailco
      ericdalton227gmailco: Up was a movie that was touching, it was hilarious! If you have not seen it, you are missing out big time! Ed Asner does an
      Reviewed 8 months days ago
    • xobabygreekox
      xobabygreekox: A sweet touching movie that brings tears and laughter .
      Reviewed 15 months 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
    • aidenandruchow1
      aidenandruchow1: A great touching movie, funny and tragic, I love that!

      3.5/5
      Reviewed 30 days days ago
    • fb1211857879
      fb1211857879: Though boasting two veteran stars, and a couple touching moments; it's a tearjerker promoted as an oscar contender.
      Reviewed 10 months days ago
    • fb598621516
      fb598621516: Watching this on the film, very touching. The film inspired me and making me want to visit these two places now (Egypt and India - t
      Reviewed 21 months days ago
  • P.S. I Love You

    P.S. I Love You (PG-13, 2007)

    Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Lisa Kudrow, Gina Gershon, James Marsters
    A grieving widow finds her husband's warmth radiating from the afterlife when she discovers that he ... read moreleft her a series of tasks to be revealed in ten monthly messages and designed to help her overcome her sorrow while gradually making the transition into a new life. Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank) is a New York real estate broker whose good-humored husband, Irishman Gerry (Gerard Butler), always stood by her side. Suddenly, and seemingly out of nowhere, Gerry succumbs to a brain tumor and Holly is left to face an uncertain future. No one in the world knows Holly better than Gerry, not even her mother (Kathy Bates) or her best friends, Sharon (Gina Gershon) and Denise (Lisa Kudrow). But while Holly remains unsure if she can go on without the love of her life to help guide her, Gerry has planned ahead. On Holly's 30th birthday, she receives a cake and a special tape recording from Gerry that implores her to get out and celebrate instead of staying in and mourning. Later, as the months wear on, a series of additional messages arrive from Gerry -- always delivered in the most remarkable and surprising of ways. With each new message comes a new adventure, and each letter signs off in the same familiar way: "P.S. I love you." Despite the fact that Holly's mother and friends think these humorous, posthumous messages are keeping Holly bound to the past, the truth is that they are lovingly guiding her into the future while proving that sometimes death isn't just the end, but a new beginning as well. Director Richard LaGravenese teams with screenwriter Steve Rogers to adapt author Cecelia Ahern's best-selling novel. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • fb694051201
      fb694051201: Touching story, & awesome way to relieve the aching heart.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb667537744
      fb667537744: . I thought it was definitely a chick flick, but it was still sweet and touching.
      Reviewed 23 months days ago
    • lovesart
      lovesart: A touching but sad premise... or, more precisely, a sad but touching premise. Swank plays a widow whos
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Seven Pounds

    Seven Pounds (PG-13, 2008)

    Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Michael Ealy, Barry Pepper
    Ben Thomas, an IRS agent with a fateful secret, embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by... read more forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
    • fb1532277942
      fb1532277942: . So I didn't feel as bad and you know what. It was a touching movie and well worth a watch.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb100000438498185
      fb100000438498185: Don't look at the 26% percent from movie critics, this film deserves better than that, a great dram
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb507045761
      fb507045761: One of the few touching movies I've seen lately. Amazing film.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • The Blind Side

    The Blind Side (PG-13, 2009)

    Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Jae Head, Lily Collins
    Taken in by a well-to-do family and offered a second chance at life, a homeless teen grows to become... read more the star athlete projected to be the first pick at the NFL draft in this sports-themed comedy drama inspired by author Michael Lewis' best-seller The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Michael Oher was living on the streets when he was welcomed into the home of a conservative suburban family, but over time he matured into a talented athlete. As the NFL draft approaches, fans and sports radio personalities alike speculate that Oher will be the hottest pick of the year. Sandra Bullock stars in a film written and directed by John Lee Hancock (The Rookie, The Alamo). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • carmstro1995gmailcom
      carmstro1995gmailcom: meless boy who turns out to be very talented when it comes to American football! Very inspiring and touching movie!
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • fb100001537274859
      fb100001537274859: Very touching movie. I'm not into football, but I actually liked this movie because of the drama put into
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
    • Glory84
      Glory84: ... Great and so touching movie!!! A must see!!!! Inspirational movie!!! <3
      Reviewed 22 months days ago
  • Reign Over Me

    Reign Over Me (R, 2007)

    Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler, Saffron Burrows
    A man, who lost his family in the Sept. 11th attacks and has never recovered from his grief, runs in... read moreto his former college roommate who is determined to help his ex-roomie come to grips with his loss.
  • 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.
    • fb1369435315
      fb1369435315: . Very touching story with great acting.
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
    • fb1211857879
      fb1211857879: n do not share a single ounce of chemistry, but the scenes dealing with the dog are nicely done and touching all the way too the end.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb545670174
      fb545670174: I laughed and adored the whole movie.
      Touching ending.I want to see this at least twice more.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • A Walk to Remember

    A Walk to Remember (PG, 2002)

    Mandy Moore, Shane West, Peter Coyote, Daryl Hannah, Lauren German
    The best-seller by sentimental novelist Nicholas Sparks becomes this teen melodrama set in a coastal... read more North Carolina port. Cocky, popular high school student Landon Carter (Shane West) is the big man on campus at Beaufort High School until a hazing incident leaves a fellow student paralyzed. Sentenced to community service and membership in his school's drama club, Landon is forced to seek help from Jamie Sullivan (pop singer Mandy Moore), the conservative, religious, plain-Jane daughter of the town's Baptist minister (Peter Coyote). When the two students begin to fall in love, Landon struggles with the drop in popularity that his new friendship brings, while Jamie is forced to deal with her strict father and a secret that she's keeping from her schoolmates. A Walk to Remember, which co-stars Daryl Hannah, is the second of Sparks's novels to make it to the big screen after Message in a Bottle (1999). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
    • ashrafrehman34
      ashrafrehman34: a very heart touching and amazing movie a must watch
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb608227550
      fb608227550: Great teen movie, great mandy moore movie, great chick flick, touching movie
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb627826792
      fb627826792: is one of me all time favourite films! Has such a great story line behind it & the scenes are truly touching and made me very emotional when watching it.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago