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80 Best Emotional Movies to Watch

Popular + Emotional

Popular + Emotional

Find the best emotional movies to watch, from our mood category. Like everything on agoodmovietowatch, these emotional movies are highly-rated by both viewers and critics.

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Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (2021)
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8.9

Three separate stories intertwined with themes of love and fate

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Rocks (2019)
7.5

A wonderfully buoyant and authentic look at Black and brown girlhood

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American Girl (2021)
7.0

Mother and daughter hash it out in this poignant cross-cultural film

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CODA (2021)
7.0

A lovely and feel-good portrait of family and deafness

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A Silent Voice (2016)
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8.7

A coming-of-age movie that circles around friendship and the atonement of a boy

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Quo Vadis Aida? (2020)
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8.2

A difficult and alarmingly timely portrayal of the Srebrenica massacre

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Sound of Metal (2020)
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9.1

Riz Ahmed excels in this piercing drama about a musician losing his hearing.

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Little White Lie (2014)
7.0

The secrets of a New York family

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A Bag of Marbles (2017)
7.4

Children are the heroes of this tender survival memoir

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The Grizzlies (2020)
7.4

An uplifting sports drama set in a remote Indigenous community

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The Constant Gardener (2005)
7.9

A widower investigates his wife’s murder in this emotional thriller

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The Falls (2021)
8.0

Mother and daughter navigate a fraught relationship in this quietly beautiful drama

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