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Top 10 Best Emotional American Movies

We've put together a list of some of the saddest, most romantic, and most emotional movies ever. Buy some tissues before you watch these movies.

Sometimes all it takes to get through a tough week is a good, long cry. Weeping helps you refuel because sometimes it’s exhausting to be a human in the world! Watching one of the finest films that are sure to make you cry is one of the best methods to start the waterworks. To help you get in the mood for crying, we’ve put together a list of some of the saddest, most romantic, and Best Emotional American Movies ever. But before you watch, you might have to buy a lot of tissue boxes. Only stating!

1. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Bruno, an eight-year-old child from Berlin, Germany, is relocated to the European countryside where his father is in charge of a concentration camp for Jews together with his mother, older sister, and SS Commander’s father. One day while “exploring,” Bruno made friends with a youngster called Shmuel, he was a Jew. The two boys got close until Bruno was set to move.

Running Time94 min
IMDb7.7
GenresDrama, War
Rated  PG-13
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

2. Pieces of a Woman

Sean, a rough-around-the-edges builder, and his young wife, Martha, are ecstatic because their first child is due any second. Instead, tragedy occurs during a domestic white-knuckle ordeal. And in the months to follow, Martha and Sean would go through a sneaky roller coaster of destructive emotions while being completely helpless to deal with loss. Sean and Martha, who were previously content, find themselves stuck in a self-destructive cycle as alienation, damaged familial ties, and the urgent need for answers and closure start to define their lives.

Can all scars be healed by time?

Running Time126 min
IMDb7.0
GenresDrama
Rated  R
Pieces of a Woman
Pieces of a Woman

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3. Schindler’s List

The actual story of Oskar Schindler, a businessman of Czech origin who intended to earn his fortune during the Second World War by using cheap Jewish labor but ended up impoverished after saving more than 1,000 Polish Jews from the Holocaust.

Running Time195 min
IMDb9.0
GenresBiography, Drama, History
Rated  R
 Schindler's List
Schindler’s List

4. The Shawshank Redemption

Andy Dufresne is sentenced to life in prison at Shawshank after killing his wife and her lover in secret. At first, he feels quite alone and isolated, but then he discovers that there is something deep inside his body that other people can’t touch or reach—”HOPE.” Red, a jail “fixer,” and Andy become friends, and Andy personifies the value of having aspirations. His enthusiasm and willpower inspire us to enter a brave and ambitious world full of creativity.

Will Andy ever attain his goals?

Running Time142 min
IMDb9.3
GenresDrama
Rated  R
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption

5. 12 years as a slave

African American Solomon Northup, a free man, is kidnapped in 1841 and sold into slavery for 12 years under the alias “Platt.” Under the control of several different slave masters, he must endure the rigors of being a slave. Northup must endure and survive those 12 years of servitude via faith, willpower, and bravery.

Running Time134 min
IMDb8.1
GenresBiography, Drama, History
Rated  R
12 years as a slave
12 years as a slave

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6. Life is Beautiful

The jovial Jewish-Italian Guido Orefice arrives in late 1930s Arezzo with strong dreams of beginning over at the dawn of a new, gloomy age. Instead of realising his dream of starting a little bookstore, the free-spirited romantic discovers true love with his princess, Dora, a kind local schoolteacher. Their charming fairytale romance blossoms into a blissful marriage and a kid called Giosué. The Nazis pick up Guido, his kid, and the town’s Jewish residents and send them to a nightmare concentration camp, where they would die at the hands of the Nazis, despite the tragedies of the Great War and the Germans’ withdrawal in 1945. But, in Giosué’s perspective, this bizarre new circumstance is nothing but an exhilarating battle to earn a spectacular big prize—resilient Guido’s frantic endeavour to hide the innocent youngster from the horrors of the death camp.

Does Giosué have a chance of winning? Is life more lovely outside of the ludicrous world of adults?

Running Time116 min
IMDb8.6
GenresComedy, Drama, Romance
Rated  PG-13
 Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful

7. Seven pounds

Ben Thomas, an IRS tax collector, tracks down Emily Posa and helps her with the IRS. Emily needs a donor because she has a critical cardiac condition, but her chances are minimal because her blood type is so uncommon. Ben, in the meantime, looks for others to aid in his quest for atonement for what he did in the past. Ben, however, has no intention of altering his plans despite Emily and Ben unexpectedly falling in love.

Running Time123 min
IMDb7.6
GenresDrama
Rated  PG-13
Seven pounds
Seven pounds

8. Million Dollar Baby

Maggie Fitzgerald, a dedicated 31-year-old waitress from Missouri who is determined to become a professional boxer despite her lack of training, experience, and most importantly age, enters the dilapidated Hit Pit gym of her silver-haired trainer, Frankie Dunn. But the old-school boxing instructor, who is arrogant, crude, and too complex, has no interest in training girls or in mentoring yet another nothing who would leave him for a different manager. Even yet, Maggie’s persistence and Eddie, Dunn’s best friend, manage to persuade the reluctant mentor to change his mind. As a result, over two years later, Maggie is well on her way to realizing her ambition. They gradually form an unbreakable father-daughter relationship, and for the first time in a very long time, both Dunn and Maggie have a goal in their life.

Maggie is supposedly Frankie’s million-dollar child, right?

Running Time132 min
IMDb8.1
GenresDrama, Sport
Rated  PG-13
Million Dollar Baby
Million Dollar Baby

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9. The Pursuit of Happiness

The sincere and devoted seller of bone-density scanners, Chris Gardner, finds himself up against the wall amid the backdrop of early 1980s San Francisco where he is already trying to make ends meet. Unexpectedly, the prominent stock trading firm of Dean Witter offers Gardner a six-month unpaid internship. Gardner, who is left with nothing when his wife leaves the family, will now be responsible for caring for his five-year-old son, Christopher, alone. Now, Chris is determined to succeed and would do whatever to become a stockbroker; nevertheless, life may be difficult and harsh.

Will Chris succeed in his endeavors? Is the parent’s dream possible, despite his resolve?

Running Time117 min
IMDb8.0
GenresBiography, Drama
Rated  PG-13



10. Titanic

A shipwreck is located 3,800 m below the surface of the icy Atlantic Ocean, deep in the bottom of the sea. It is the Titanic, once man’s greatest technical achievement but now devoid of its former magnificence. Nearly a century later, Brock Lovett and his well-equipped technical crew are in the middle of the ocean looking for answers after spending the last three years searching unsuccessfully for the Titanic’s buried treasures. But when 100-year-old Titanic survivor Rose Calvert, one of the few, hears about this ambitious mission, she decides to share her incredible and utterly tragic tale, one that weaves together the extraordinary journey of the exquisite, deep-blue Heart-of-the-Ocean diamond of King Louis XVI with the unlikely romance between Rose and the young bohemian vagabond, Jack Dawson. An emotional walk down memory lane is about to begin.

Can both the poor and the aristocracy learn humility from the past’s mistakes?

Running Time194 min
IMDb7.9
GenresDrama, Romance
Rated  PG-13

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Adity Singh
Adity Singhhttp://factstalky.com
Adity Singh, a BA English Hons student is a writer at FactsTalky who covers a variety of topics. Her primary objective is to provide readers with delightful reading experiences with her bite-sized information, straightforward writing style, and uncomplicated treatment of issues. She is a passionate writer who also enjoys traveling, global exploration, and dancing.

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