We love movies. They inspire us. They give us hope, stir our imagination, make us believe that we, humble, ordinary people can do the impossible if put our mind to it. We can become heroes and warriors, defeat the all powerful enemy, find true love and live happily ever after. Love, joy, anger, surprise, sadness and fear are our basic emotions and every movie is a mix and match of all of these parts. Every movie is an emotional movie but some take it to the next level and those are the true masterpieces. They make our souls tremble with fear, cry oceans or be sad for days and in the same time they bring the best in us. They make us better human beings: loyal, brave, respectful, ethical creatures that love each another and live in peace and harmony. Those are the ones we remember. Here is the list of top 10 most emotional movies to watch. Those most emotional movies are timeless and one should watch these movies.
10. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
This movie tells the true story of Hachiko, a lost dog and the man that was lucky enough to find him, professor Parker Wilson (Richard Gere). Man and dog walk together back and forth to the train station every day for many years until the professor doesn’t show up anymore. But, the loyal dog doesn’t stop coming and waiting for his master at the appointed time. For nine long years he keeps coming and waiting, coming and waiting, to the amazement of people, like a true friend that can’t give up on the person that he loves most in the world.
Move on! That’s the main advice that a man or a woman suffering from a broken heart will get today from friends, family or psychologists. But how can you move on when you just found the love of your life and he just disappeared in the frozen waters of the ocean? How do you cure that? Well, you don’t, you just keep on living, regretting and remembering, just like Rose did. Jack and Rose, the Romeo and Juliet of our times lived and loved and were separated by death, but their story remained and was made into a movie, a great movie.
8. Forrest Gump
My Momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” This simple phrase says it all. Embrace life, love life, treasure life because you might just get surprised one day. The frog might turn into a prince or a simple person might get a great life just because he didn’t give up. Forest Gump is 8th best emotional movie of all time.
7. Into the Wild
A young man decides to hit the road after graduating from college. Tired of failed relationships he wants to experiment life on his own. He lives behind family and friends; he gives away all his money and decides to hitchhike across America all the way to Alaska. His journey of self-discovery makes him realize that “True happiness can only be found when shared with others!”
6. Legends of the Fall
This is the story of three brothers and their father living in the wilderness of 1900’s USA. Brad Pitt is Tristan Ludlow in this heartbreaking drama that presents the descent of the family during World War I. Love, betrayal and war make the family grow apart, turn brothers into enemies and make a happy family descend into ruin.
Bryoni Trallis is a famous novelist. At the age of seventy she makes her last attempt to atone past mistakes that changed her and her sister’s lives forever. She publishes a last book called “Atonement”. This book gives her sister Cecilia and her boyfriend Robbie a happy ending even if in real life they were separated forever by war and died far away from each other.
4. Schindler’s List
A man can be what he wants, a Nazi brute or an angel of salvation and Oskar Schindler decided to be just that: a savior. He managed to save no more than 1100 people from being killed. This movie, a testament for the good in all of us was directed by Steven Spielberg and won no more that 7 Oscars.
3. La vita e Bella
Guido was a careless, funny Jew bookkeeper that lived happily with his family in Italy. During War World II he ended up in a concentration camp along with his son. He needed to distract his frightened child from the horrible realities of the concentration camp and he devised a plan and a game to make this happen. They played and played until the war was over.
2. It’s a Wonderful Life
Living in a century overshadowed by depression and anxiety we need more and more life affirming things. This movie will make you appreciate that fact that you were born and the chance that you got to live on Earth. It is the second most emotional movie on our list of top 10.
Rick and Ilsa were madly in love. Then she had to make a difficult choice: follow her heart and the man she loved or go back to a husband that she thought dead. She made her choice and lived with it until she unexpectedly met Rick again. This film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ilsa Bergman is a timeless, sophisticated and complex mixture of drama, romance and war thriller that won our hearts forever. “We’ll always have Paris!”