Movies to cry

List of the best movies to cry, selected by visitors to our site: Chemical Hearts, A Nice Girl Like You, Blackbird, Uncorked, Charm City Kings, The Prom, Superman: Man of Tomorrow, Cindy La Regia, Life in a Year, Rifkin's Festival
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Chemical Hearts (2020)
Markimdb: 6.3
CharactersTeens, Pupils, Writers
PlotRelationship, Love, Love at first sight, First love, Depression
PlaceSchool
TimeHalloween
StyleTouching, To cry

When a hopelessly romantic high school senior falls for a mysterious new classmate, it sets them both on an unexpected journey that teaches them about love, loss, and most importantly themselves.

A Nice Girl Like You (2020)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
PlotJealousy, Love
PlaceParty, Casino
StyleTo cry, Cute, Romantic, By books

Lucy Neal is thrown for a loop when she is accused of being too inhibited by her ex-boyfriend. In an effort to prove him wrong, Lucy creates a rather wild to-do list that sends her on a whirlwind and surprising journey of self-discovery, friendship, and new love.

Blackbird (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotMeaning of life
StyleTouching, Soulful, Makes me think, To cry

A terminally ill mother invites her family to their country house for one final gathering, but tensions quickly boil over between her two daughters.

Uncorked (2020)
Markimdb: 6.2
PlotRivalry, Intrigue, Dreams
PlaceUSA
StyleTense, Fascinating, To cry

Elijah must balance his dream of becoming a master sommelier with his father's expectations that he carry on the family's Memphis BBQ joint.

Charm City Kings (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Bikers
PlotMotorcycles
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, To cry

Mouse desperately wants to join The Midnight Clique, the infamous Baltimore dirt bike riders who rule the summertime streets. When Midnight’s leader, Blax, takes 14-year-old Mouse under his wing, Mouse soon finds himself torn between the straight-and-narrow and a road filled with fast money and violence.

The Prom (2020)
CharactersLesbians
PlotJustice, Shopping
TimeGraduation
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, To cry, Inspirational

After the PTA of a conservative high school in Indiana bans same-sex couples from attending the annual prom, a gang of flamboyant Broadway stars try to boost their image by showing up to support two lesbian students.

Superman: Man of Tomorrow (2020)
Markimdb: 6.4
CharactersSuperhero, Monsters
PlotSuperpowers, Adventure, Rivalry, Justice
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleExciting, Tense, To cry

It’s the dawn of a new age of heroes, and Metropolis has just met its first. But as Daily Planet intern Clark Kent – working alongside reporter Lois Lane – secretly wields his alien powers of flight, super-strength and x-ray vision in the battle for good, there’s even greater trouble on the horizon.

Cindy La Regia (2020)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy
CountryMexico
StyleTo cry, Cute

When Cindy decides that she doesn't want to marry her boyfriend, she runs to Mexico City, where new friendships and unexpected paths teach her that there are so much more possibilities on her life and her talent than she imagines.

Life in a Year (2020)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Friends, Terminally ill, Girlfriends
PlotCancer, Loneliness, Dreams
StyleTouching, To cry, Smart

A 17 year old finds out that his girlfriend is dying, so he sets out to give her an entire life, in the last year she has left.

Rifkin's Festival (2020)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy
CountrySpain, USA, Italy
PlotLove triangle
StyleTouching, Soulful, Light, To cry

The story of a married American couple who go to the San Sebastian Film Festival. They get caught up in the magic of the festival, the beauty and charm of Spain and the fantasy of movies. She has an affair with a brilliant French movie director, and he falls in love with a beautiful Spanish woman who lives there.

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Superintelligence (2020)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
PlotAdventure, Love, Artificial Intelligence, End of the world
PlaceParallel worlds
TimeFuture
StyleTense, Disturbing, Makes me think, To cry

When an all-powerful Superintelligence chooses to study the most average person on Earth, Carol Peters, the fate of the world hangs in the balance. As the A.I. decides to enslave, save or destroy humanity, it’s up to Carol to prove that people are worth saving.

Dil Bechara (2020)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
PlotCancer, Death, Love, Dreams
PlaceHospitals
StyleTo cry, Cute, By books

Kizie and Manny, two ordinary people brought together by a tragic twist, embark on a bittersweet and extraordinary journey into the heart of that crazy little thing called 'life'.

A Man From Podolsk (2020)
PlotDeath, On real events
PlaceRussia
StyleTo cry

A simple guy from Podolsk ends up in the Moscow Police Department and morally prepares for all sorts of humiliations. But the representatives of the law suddenly turn out to be exacting intellectuals…

Deliver by Christmas (2020)
CharactersCooks
PlotHolidays, Dreams
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, To cry, Cute, Inspirational

Bakery owner Molly meets Josh, a widower who recently moved to town with his young son, but she is also charmed by a mysterious client whom she’s never met in person and she doesn’t realize that they’re the same man.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:34
CharactersPoor, Dogs, Students, Teachers
PlotSurvival, Hunger, On real events, Fate, Radio, Justice, Freedom
PlaceSmall cities, School
StyleTo cry, Heavy, Depressive

Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.

The Farewell (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersWriters, Family, Dogs, Sisters, Photographers, Artists, Old man, Cooks
PlotDeath, Dancing, Money, Mystery, Happiness
PlaceChina, Japan, Hotels
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Makes me think

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

A Dog's Way Home (2019)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genremelodrama, family
CountryChina, USA
Duration01:35
CharactersAnimals, Dogs, Cats, Family, Gay, Veterans
PlotAdventure, Snow
PlaceMountains
StyleSoulful, Cute, To cry, Touching

A Dog’s Way Home chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.

The Last Summer (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersTeens
PlotRelationship, Love, Rivalry, Love triangle, Loneliness
TimeSummer
StyleTo cry, Touching, Soulful, Makes me think

Standing on the precipice of adulthood, a group of friends navigate new relationships, while reexamining others, during their final summer before college.

The Hummingbird Project (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama
CountryCanada, Belgium
CharactersParents, Scammers, Brothers, Friends
PlotLove, Money, Relationship, Death
PlaceNew York, USA, Court
StyleTo cry, Heavy

A pair of high-frequency traders go up against their old boss in an effort to make millions in a fiber-optic cable deal.

The Mustang (2019)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:24
CharactersHorses, Indians, Cowboys, Psychologists, Photographers
PlotAdventure, Depression, Fate, Soccer, Freedom, Fear
PlacePrison, Nature
StyleExciting, To cry

While participating in a rehabilitation program training wild mustangs, a convict at first struggles to connect with the horses and his fellow inmates, but he learns to confront his violent past as he soothes an especially feisty horse.

Angel of Mine (2019)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:37
CharactersFamily, Mothers
PlotDepression, Pursuit
PlaceSchool
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Tense, Action, To cry

A woman grieving over the death of her daughter loses grip of reality when she begins to think her girl may still be alive.

Odessa steamboat (2019)
Markimdb: 4.7
CharactersStewardesses, Friends
PlotRelationship
StyleShort Story, Touching, Light, To cry

Based on the works of Mikhail Zhvanetsky. The plot of the new comedy is based on the famous miniatures “Odessa Steamboat”, “Two Apples”, “Meeting at the Distillery” and other works by one of the country's most famous humor writers Mikhail Zhvanetsky. In total - 13 miniatures. The fates of the heroes of each story are intertwined, and the viewer will see a panorama of life in which the head of the transport department could not be heard, the plane’s crew wonders if passengers can land the plane, the barmaid stands at the helm of the ship, and the father teaches his son arithmetic, destroying all the apples in the house...

The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersOrphans, Poor
PlotAdventure, Growing up
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Fascinating, To cry, By books

A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, David’s journey is by turns hilarious and tragic, but always full of life, colour and humanity.

Ordinary Love (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFamily
PlotCancer, Survival, Love, Money, Fate
PlaceHospitals
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching, Heavy, Disturbing, Fascinating, To cry, Philosophical, Romantic

An extraordinary look at the lives of a middle-aged couple in the midst of the wife's breast cancer diagnosis.

A Guide to Second Date Sex (2019)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersLosers
PlotDate, Relationship, Love at first sight
StyleTouching, Light, To cry, Cute

Laura and Ryan are perfect for each other: they both love Meryl Streep, have been totally destroyed by previous relationships, and they have no idea what they are supposed to do tonight. They also both know that they'll have to pretend to be completely different to how they've ever been previously, in the hope of getting it right this time. How bad can a second date really go and what is there to lose? Ryan and Laura are about to find out.

The Pencil (2019)
Mark
Genredrama
CountryRussia
PlaceRussia
StyleTouching, Soulful, To cry

Antonina, an artist from Saint Petersburg, follows her husband, a political prisoner, to the deep north province of Russia. As she starts teaching art in a local school, she finds herself opposed by a twelve-year-old boy, Misha, whose brother is a feared local gang leader.

Close to the Horizon (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryGermany, France
CharactersNewlyweds
PlotRelationship, Love
PlaceCourt
StyleTo cry, Romantic, For girls, Soulful, Vivid, Touching

Jessica knows exactly what her life is supposed to look like and where it takes her. But then she meets Danny. He has a complicated past and could confuse all their plans. Jessica has to decide.

Dirty God (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryNetherlands, United Kingdom, Belgium, Republic of Ireland
CharactersFamily, Single mothers
PlotFight
PlaceHotels, Night Clubs
StyleTouching, Fascinating, To cry

Jade is a young mother in the prime of her life when an acid attack leaves her severely burned. While her face has been reconstructed, her beauty is lost beneath the scars. Descending a self-destructive path with relationships crumbling, Jade must take drastic action to reclaim her life.

Donbass. Borderland (2019)
Markimdb: 2.8
Genrethriller, drama, military
CountryRussia
CharactersSoldier
PlotDeath, War, Fate, Skirmishes
PlaceUkraine
StyleAction, Heavy, Exciting, Depressive, Disturbing, Fascinating, To cry

In the center of the plot of the film is a young soldier of the Ukrainian army, Andrei Sokolov, who is sent to the combat zone as a driver. Fleeing from the shelling, Andrew finds himself in the basement of a dwelling house, where he meets different people, each of whom dreams of only one thing - so that the war will end as soon as possible.

Student of the Year 2 (2019)
Markimdb: 2.2
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
PlotRivalry
StyleTo cry

A student must overcome bullies and hardships, both academic and romantic, in order to win his college's coveted Student of the Year trophy.

Zoo (2019)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryDenmark, Sweden
PlotLove
StyleTouching, To cry

A couple trying to save their marriage during a zombie apocalypse.

It Must Be Heaven (2019)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance, Qatar, Germany, Canada, Turkey, Palestine
PlotAdventure
PlaceFrance
StyleTouching, Soulful, To cry

Filmmaker Elia Suleiman travels to different cities and finds unexpected parallels to his homeland of Palestine.

Photograph (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryGermany, India, USA
PlotFate
StyleTouching, To cry

A struggling street photographer, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée. The pair develops a connection that transforms them in ways that they could not expect.

Capernaum (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.4)
Genredrama
CountryLebanon, France, USA
Duration02:05
CharactersPoor, Childrens, Large families, Judge
PlotSurvival, Hunger, Slavery
PlacePrison, Court
StyleTo cry, Heavy

Zain, a 12-year-old boy scrambling to survive on the streets of Beirut, sues his parents for having brought him into such an unjust world, where being a refugee with no documents means that your rights can easily be denied.

Welcome to Marwen (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, biography
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:55
CharactersArtists, Witch, Lawyers, Photographers, Spy, Revived toys
PlotOn real events, Lost memory, Dancing, Weapon, Divorce, Time machine, Mental disorders, Loneliness
PlaceAircraft, Village, Hotels, Court
StyleInspirational, Kind, Soulful, Interesting, Deep Meaning, To cry, Worth watching

When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town named Marwen where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation — a testament to the most powerful women he knows — through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one.

Mr. Sunshine (2018)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:25
CharactersSoldier
PlotRelationship, Love triangle, Fate, Survival
PlaceKorea
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Patriotic

Based in Shinmiyangyo, or the U.S. expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a Korean boy born into a family of a house servant running away to board an American warship, later to return to his homeland as a U.S. marine officer. He ironically falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter and discovers the dark scheme to colonize the country that he once ran away from.

Be with You (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:19
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, Death, Supernatural
StyleTouching, To cry

Along with his young son, Ji-ho, Woo-jin misses his wife Soo-a, who died after promising to return a year later with the rainy season. Miraculously, they reunite with Soo-a when the rainy season comes around, but she has no memory of her husband and son whom she dearly loved.

Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:52
CharactersOrphans, Warriors, Knights
PlotLove, Adventure, Death, Adoption
StyleMakes me think, Touching, To cry, Exciting, Soulful

A story of encounters and partings interwoven between people; this is a human drama with feelings that touch one's heart gradually, which everyone has experienced at least once.

The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama
CountryUSA, Israel, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:36
CharactersFamily, Teachers
PlotArt, Obsession, Parenting
StyleTo cry, Touching, Heavy

Lisa Spinelli is a Staten Island teacher who is unusually devoted to her students. When she discovers one of her five-year-olds is a prodigy, she becomes fascinated with the boy, ultimately risking her family and freedom to nurture his talent.

Every Day (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersTeens, Sisters
PlotLove, Supernatural, Body exchange, Ghosts
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Light, Fascinating, Cute

16-year old Rhiannon falls in love with a mysterious spirit named “A” that inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and “A” work each day to find each other, not knowing what the next day will bring.

After Everything (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersParents, Doctors, Friends
PlotLove, Relationship
PlaceNew York, Hospitals, USA
StyleTo cry

When Elliot, a brash 23-year-old living carefree in New York City, meets the sensible Mia and receives a damning diagnosis all in the same week, his world is turned completely upside down. But as their love blossoms amidst the chaos of his treatment, they discover that Elliot's illness is not the real test of their relationship – it's everything else.

Just a Breath Away (2018)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrefantastic, thriller, adventure
CountryFrance, Canada
Duration01:13
CharactersFamily, Dogs
PlotSurvival, Fog, Death, Earthquake
PlaceParis, France, Aircraft
StyleFascinating, Exciting, Disturbing, To cry

A strange and deadly mist envelops Paris. A group of survivors finds refuge on the upper floors of apartment blocks and on the roofs of the capital. With no information, electricity, food or water, a couple attempts to survive this disaster and save their daughter... But as the hours go by, one thing becomes quite clear: there is no help on the way, and if they want to make it through this catastrophe alive, they will have to try their luck in the mist…

The Seagull (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersActors, Lovers, Horses, Teachers, Writers
PlotLove, Relationship, Love triangle, Money
PlaceLake, Russia
StyleSoulful, To cry, Touching

At a picturesque lakeside estate, a love triangle unfolds between the legendary diva Irina, her lover Boris, and the ingénue Nina.

Ice (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:26
PlotSports, Figure Skating, Hockey
StyleInspirational, To cry, Touching, Disturbing

Contemporary Russia. Nadya gives up her dream of becoming a champion figure skater when she is hospitalized with an injury. But then she meets Sasha, a hockey player, who decides to teach her to believe in herself and her dream again.

Please Stand By (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersSisters, Autistic, Dogs, Single mothers, Photographers, Singers
PlotTravel, Motorcycles, Money, Missing people, Computers
PlaceSpace
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Light

A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in order to boldly go and deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a writing competition in Hollywood. On an adventure full of laughter and tears, Wendy follows the guiding spirit of Mr. Spock on her journey into the unknown.

(Girl)Friend (2018)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance
Duration01:56
CharactersFriends, Lawyers, Neighbors, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Date, Divorce, Jealousy, Rivalry, Love triangle
PlaceParty, Trains
StyleLight, To cry

Vincent and Nefeli just moved in together. They're best friends and swore to never fall in love again. That is until Vincent meets Julie.

Eighth Grade (2018)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Photographers
PlotInternet, Social Media, Technology, Dancing, Money, Computers, Happiness
PlaceSchool
StyleLight, Touching, To cry

Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school — the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year — before she begins high school.

Forever My Girl (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.7)
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersMusicians, Guitarists, Brides
PlotLove, Wedding
StyleTouching, To cry

After being gone for a decade, a country star returns home to the love he left behind.

Midnight Sun (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:31
CharactersMusicians, Singers, Terminally ill, Photographers
PlotLove, First love
PlaceParty
StyleSoulful, Romantic, For single girls, Touching, To cry, Cute

Katie, a 17-year-old, has been sheltered since childhood and confined to her house during the day by a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Fate intervenes when she meets Charlie and they embark on a summer romance.

The Ideal Palace (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersJournalists, Widows
PlotDancing, Love, Obsession, Funeral, On real events, Wedding
PlaceFrance
StyleFascinating, To cry

Follows Joseph Ferdinand Chavel a French postman who built a palace in the French countryside over 33 years.

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