Heartbreaking movies

List of the best heartbreaking films according to visitors: Loving, Jackie, The Fundamentals of Caring, The Promise, Now Is Good, Fairy, The Illusionist, The Danish Girl, Get on Up, The Tale.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Loving (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersLawyers, Photographers, Judge
PlotLove, On real events, Passion, Justice, Hatred
PlacePrison, Court, USA
StyleInspirational, Fascinating, Makes me think, Heartbreaking

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.

Jackie (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, France, Chile, China, Germany, United Kingdom
CharactersSnipers, Strong women, Journalists, Presidential, Widows
PlotOn real events, Death, Depression, Political
PlaceAircraft, Cemetery, The White House, Texas, USA
StyleTense, Heartbreaking

An account of the days of First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963.

The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersTeens, Writers, Disabled people, Friends, Nurses
PlotTime travel, Travel, Friendship, Loneliness, Death
StyleTo cry, Cute, Black humor, Touching, Heartbreaking

Having suffered a tragedy, Ben becomes a caregiver to earn money. His first client, Trevor, is a hilarious 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy. One paralyzed emotionally, one paralyzed physically, Ben and Trevor hit the road on a trip into the western states. The folks they collect along the way will help them test their skills for surviving outside their calculated existence. Together, they come to understand the importance of hope and the necessity of true friendship.

The Promise (2016)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountrySpain, USA
CharactersJournalists, Soldier
PlotLove, Survival, Loneliness, Love triangle, True love
PlaceThe Ottoman Empire, Turkey
StyleTo cry, Heavy, Makes me think, Touching, Heartbreaking

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, a love triangle develops between Mikael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated artist Ana, and Chris, a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

Now Is Good (2012)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Death, Depression, Cancer
StyleTo cry, Touching, Heartbreaking, Serious, Sad ones

A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.

Fairy (2020)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
PlotDeath, Technology
StylePsychological problems, Action, Tense, Touching, Heartbreaking

The creator of the best virtual reality games is convinced that in reality everyone and everything is controlled, but a chance meeting with a young activist opens his eyes to the fact that the world is much wider and more complicated than anything that he knows and understands about it.

The Illusionist (2010)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, drama, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, United Kingdom
CharactersFriends, Wizards, Artists
PlotMagic, Friendship, Loneliness, Art, Love with age difference
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Fancy, Touching, Heartbreaking

A French illusionist travels to Scotland to work. He meets a young woman in a small village. Their ensuing adventure in Edinburgh changes both their lives forever.

The Danish Girl (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Japan
CharactersGay, Artists, Transgender people, Surgeons, Artists
PlotOn real events, Art, Mystery
StyleFascinating, Touching, Heartbreaking, Serious

When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks on a groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Get on Up (2014)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersFriends, Singers
PlotOn real events, Music, Friendship
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Heartbreaking, Serious

A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.

The Tale (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, detective, biography
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersHorses, Jews, Trainers, Parents
PlotOn real events, Survival, Investigation
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Makes me think, Heartbreaking, Disturbing

An investigation into one woman’s memory as she‘s forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.

10 more movies
Bo Burnham: Make Happy (2016)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrecomedy, music
PlotObsession, Loneliness, Art, Fate
StylePsychological problems, Smart, Vital signs, Tense, Touching

Combining his trademark wit and self-deprecating humor with original music, Bo Burnham offers up his unique twist on life in this stand-up special about life, death, sexuality, hypocrisy, mental illness and Pringles cans.

Stronger Than The World: The Story of José Aldo (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, biography, sport
CharactersTough guys
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Fascinating, Touching, Heartbreaking

The Story of longtime UFC Featherweight champion and the struggles facing him on the road to the top.

Love Likes Coincidences (2011)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotLove, On real events, Love triangle, True love, Fate
StyleRomantic, Unexpected ending, To cry, Inspirational, Soulful

Year 1977, a September morning in Ankara... Yilmaz tries to rush his pregnant wife Neriman to the hospital and he crashes into Omer's car. The causes Omer's pregnant wife Inci, who was in the back seat, to have a pre-term labor. The babies are born on the same day. They see each other for the first time... This accident is the threshold of the coincidences that bring Ozgur and Deniz together. They come across each other in Ankara several times during their childhood and youth. Each intersection has a butterfly effect, resulting in drastic changes in their lives. They sometimes cause disasters, sometimes miracles. However, they can never be together. Whatever it is that brings them together, manages to build a transparent wall between them. Until they come across each other again in Istanbul, 25 years later... --Anonymous (imdb)

Rudderless (2014)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, music
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching, Heartbreaking

A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis.

Tangerines (2013)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, military
CountryEstonia, Georgia
PlotWar, Survival, Death, Weapon, Rivalry
PlaceVillage, Georgia
StyleAction, Makes me think, Touching, Depressive, Heartbreaking

War in Abkhazia 1990. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.

The Impossible (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
CountrySpain, Thailand, USA
CharactersFamily, Parents
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Tsunami, Death
StyleSad ones, Fascinating, Heartbreaking

In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of the sea, followed by a wall of black water that devours everything in its path. Though Maria and her family face their darkest hour, unexpected displays of kindness and courage ameliorate their terror.

Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Markimdb: 7.8
CharactersFamily, Brothers, Nephews
PlotHockey, Friendship, Loneliness, Death, Depression
PlaceSea, Hospitals
StylePsychological problems, Touching, Heartbreaking, Sad ones

After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.

The Whistleblower (2010)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryCanada, Germany
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Political, Conspiracies
StyleHeavy, Intellectual, Depressive, Heartbreaking, Serious

Based on the experiences of Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) who discovers a deadly sex trafficking ring while serving as a U.N. peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Risking her own life to save the lives of others, she uncovers an international conspiracy that is determined to stop her, no matter the cost.

The Good Lie (2014)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryKenya, India, USA, Canada, South Africa
CharactersFriends, Losers, Refugees
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Friendship, Self-sacrifice
PlaceAfrica, USA
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Heavy, Touching

A young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned to help them, but the young man struggles to adjust to this new life and his feelings of guilt about the brother he left behind.

White God (2014)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryHungary, Germany, Sweden
CharactersDogs, Teens, Childrens, Musicians, Criminals
PlotFriendship, Chase, Uprising
PlaceNight Clubs
StyleAction, Heartbreaking, Disturbing

Favoring pedigree dogs, a new regulation puts a severe tax on mixed breeds. Owners dump their dogs and shelters become overcrowded. 13-year-old Lili fights desperately to protect her pet Hagen, but her father eventually sets the dog free on the streets. Hagen and his master search desperately for each other until Lili loses faith. Struggling to survive, homeless Hagen realizes that not everyone is a dog’s best friend. Hagen joins a gang of stray dogs, but is soon captured and sent to the pound. With little hope inside there, the dogs will seize an opportunity to escape and revolt against mankind. Their revenge will be merciless. Lili may be the only one who can halt this unexpected war between man and dog.