Movies About Feelings

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The Godfather (1972)

The Godfather
★★★★
★★★★
3.7 out of 4 stars

From Francis Ford Coppola, starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton
Rated R

The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy, based on Mario Puzo's best-selling novel of the same name. It stars Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as the leaders of a powerful New York Mafia family. The story, spanning 1945 to 1955, chronicles the family under the patriarch Vito Corleone (Brando), focusing on his son, Michael (Pacino), who becomes his successor. The story examines the nature of power and loyalty, as Michael attempts to balance his family life with his criminal empire. The Godfather received critical acclaim upon its release and quickly became a worldwide commercial success and a cultural phenomenon. It won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay. It also earned a plethora of awards and nominations, including five Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA Awards, and a Directors Guild of America Award. The film has spawned two sequels, The Godfather Part II (1974) and The Godfather Part III (1990).

The Godfather Part II (1974)

The Godfather Part II
★★★★
★★★★
3.6 out of 4 stars

From Francis Ford Coppola, starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton
Rated R

The Godfather Part II is a 1974 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It is a sequel to the 1972 film The Godfather, and both are based on Mario Puzo's 1969 novel of the same name. The film stars Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Robert De Niro, and John Cazale. The film follows Michael Corleone and his family as they struggle to expand the family business and stay in power while contending with a counter-narrative of his father, Vito Corleone's, rise to power. The events of the film occur simultaneously with those of the first film, while they also include flashbacks of Vito's early life. The Godfather Part II received widespread critical acclaim, with many praising its artistry and performances, particularly those of Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. It was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, which, at the time, was a record for a single film and won six, including Best Picture. It is the only sequel to win an Academy Award for Best Picture. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made.

Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

Top Gun: Maverick
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Joseph Kosinski, starring Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer
Rated PG-13

Top Gun: Maverick is an upcoming American action drama film directed by Joseph Kosinski, and is the sequel to the 1986 film Top Gun. The film stars Tom Cruise as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, a now-reluctant flight instructor training the next generation of U.S. Navy fighter pilots. Maverick is drawn into a dangerous confrontation with a technological enemy and finds himself in a personal battle against his own self-doubt. He must confront his past and prove that he still has the right stuff to be a Navy Top Gun. With the help of a team of elite pilots, Maverick will take to the air and beyond in pursuit of his destiny.

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Lawrence of Arabia
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From David Lean, starring Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins
Rated Approved

Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 epic historical drama film directed by David Lean. It tells the story of T. E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. The film stars Peter O'Toole in the title role with Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif and Claude Rains in supporting roles. The film follows Lawrence as he embarks on a daring and dangerous mission to assist the Arab people with their struggle against the ruling Turks. On his journey, he is joined by a diverse array of Bedouin warriors and eventually leads them to an unlikely victory at the Battle of Aqaba. As Lawrence's fame and power grows, he finds himself torn between his loyalty to his country and his newfound respect for the Arab people. Ultimately, the film culminates with Lawrence's heroic and tragic death in a motorcycle accident.

Heat (1995)

Heat
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Michael Mann, starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight
Rated R

Heat is a crime drama directed by Michael Mann and starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. Set in Los Angeles, the film follows two men with opposing perspectives. Neil McCauley (De Niro) is a professional thief and veteran criminal, while Vincent Hanna (Pacino) is a seasoned detective and Vietnam veteran. The two men are on a collision course as McCauley and his team plan a daring heist and Hanna is tasked with stopping them. As the stakes get higher and higher, both men must confront their personal demons as they go toe-to-toe in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Heat is a tense and gritty thriller that explores the moral complexities of crime and justice.

Rebecca (1940)

Rebecca
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Alfred Hitchcock, starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson
Rated Approved

Rebecca is a 1940 American film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine. It is an adaptation of the 1938 novel by Daphne du Maurier. The movie follows a young woman who is haunted by the memory of her enigmatic predecessor, the first Mrs. de Winter. After marrying widowed aristocrat Max de Winter and moving into his ancestral estate, Manderley, the second Mrs. de Winter soon finds herself struggling to live up to the dead woman’s legacy. As suspicion and jealousy mount, the new Mrs. de Winter must confront the terrible secrets of Manderley and the mysterious past of her husband.

Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)

Everything Everywhere All at Once
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, starring Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ke Huy Quan
Rated R

Everything Everywhere All at Once is an upcoming science fiction comedy film directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. The film follows two estranged brothers, Carlos (played by Karan Soni) and Zack (played by Tyler Labine), who find themselves on a wild, surreal, and unexpected journey when they’re transported to an alternate universe. As they explore this new world, they discover the power of friendship, family, and the importance of being true to yourself. Along the way, they must also confront their own inner demons and navigate the dangers of their new reality.

CODA (2021)

CODA
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Sian Heder, starring Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur, Daniel Durant
Rated PG-13

CODA (2021) is a coming-of-age drama directed by Sian Heder. The film follows Ruby (Emilia Jones), a high school student living with her deaf parents (Troy Kotsur and Marlee Matlin) and brother in a small fishing town. Ruby has inherited the family's fishing business and has taken on the responsibility of providing for her family. At the same time, she must balance her newfound passion for singing in her school's choir, a pursuit that her parents do not understand or support. As she struggles with her inner and outer conflicts, Ruby must find a way to bridge the gap between her family and her musical dreams.

The Leopard (1963)

The Leopard
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Luchino Visconti, starring Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paolo Stoppa
Rated PG

The Leopard is a 1963 Italian-French epic historical drama directed by Luchino Visconti and starring Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale, and Alain Delon. Set in Sicily during the 1860s, the film follows Prince Don Fabrizio Salina, the patriarch of a Sicilian noble family, as he attempts to survive and adapt to the tumultuous social and political changes that are sweeping through the country. In the process, he must contend with the ambitions of his ambitious nephew, Tancredi, who is determined to bring modern progressive ideals to his ancestral home. While Don Fabrizio is ultimately unable to stop the changes, he is ultimately able to find solace in the realization that, despite the changes, some things still remain the same. The film is an allegory for the struggles between the traditional and modern societies in Italy in the mid-1800s. The Leopard is widely considered to be one of the greatest films of all time and won the Palme d’Or at the 1963 Cannes Film Festival.

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

The Maltese Falcon
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre
Rated Passed

The Maltese Falcon is a 1941 American film noir directed by John Huston, based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett. Set in San Francisco in the 1930s, the film follows Sam Spade, a private detective, as he is hired to track down a valuable statuette known as the Maltese Falcon. He is soon caught up in a web of deceit and betrayal as a variety of criminals and unscrupulous characters plot to acquire the Falcon for their own nefarious purposes. Sam must wade through the seedy underbelly of San Francisco, confronting double-crossing femme fatales, deceitful partners, and violent thugs in his quest to recover the legendary artifact. Humphrey Bogart stars as the hard-boiled private eye, alongside Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, and Sydney Greenstreet.

Flee (2021)

Flee
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Jonas Poher Rasmussen, starring Daniel Karimyar, Fardin Mijdzadeh, Milad Eskandari, Belal Faiz
Rated PG-13

Flee is a 2021 documentary film directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen. The film follows Amin, a young Afghan refugee, who has fled his home country to find safety in Denmark. Through his story, Rasmussen offers a unique and personal look at the global refugee crisis. The film follows Amin as he navigates his way through Denmark’s complex immigration system and the daily struggles he faces while trying to survive in his new home. Along the way, he shares his story of trauma and loss, as well as his hopes for a better future. Flee offers a powerful and intimate portrait of a refugee’s journey and an unforgettable look at the harsh realities of displacement and survival. The film also sheds light on the courage and resilience of refugees and the unwavering determination of those who fight for a better future for them.

The Batman (2022)

The Batman
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Matt Reeves, starring Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Colin Farrell
Rated PG-13

The Batman is an upcoming superhero film directed by Matt Reeves. It is centered around a younger Bruce Wayne as he begins his journey as Gotham City's protector, Batman. The film follows Bruce as he discovers a conspiracy that threatens to destroy the city he is sworn to protect. Along the way, he must face a variety of dangerous foes and confront his own inner demons. With the help of his loyal butler Alfred, Commissioner Gordon, and a cast of allies, Bruce must save Gotham from a rising tide of chaos.

Shrek (2001)

Shrek
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson, starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow
Rated PG

Shrek is a 2001 animated fantasy comedy film based on William Steig's 1990 fairy tale picture book of the same name. Directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson in their directorial debut, it stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, and John Lithgow as Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona, and Lord Farquaad, respectively. The story follows Shrek, a grouchy, reclusive ogre who embarks on a journey to reclaim his swamp. Along the way, he is joined by a talkative donkey, and they become friends. When they reach their destination, they discover Princess Fiona has been cursed to transform into an ogre every night, and Shrek sets out to save her with the help of a wise-cracking magical dragon. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $484 million against a budget of $60 million. It was praised for its humor, storytelling, and strong voice performances, and won the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. It spawned a series of sequels, television specials, and spin-off media, and has become a widely popular franchise.

The Worst Person in the World (2021)

The Worst Person in the World
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Joachim Trier, starring Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Herbert Nordrum, Hans Olav Brenner
Rated R

"The Worst Person in the World" is a 2021 drama film directed by Joachim Trier. It follows the life of 35-year-old Anders, an aspiring writer struggling with depression and addiction. After hitting rock bottom, he is given a chance to start fresh when he is offered a job as a proofreader. As he attempts to make a life for himself, he must confront his past and the mess he has created for himself. Through the help of his mentor, a fellow writer, and the support of his friends, Anders slowly realizes that he has to take responsibility for his life. The film shows how Anders discovers his true self and learns to accept his flaws and his past in order to move forward with his life.

Life Itself (2014)

Life Itself
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Steve James, starring Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel, Martin Scorsese
Rated R

Life Itself is a documentary that chronicles the life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert. Through interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues, the film explores Ebert's fascinating journey from his humble beginnings in a small Midwestern town, to his rise to becoming the nation's most influential and trusted film critic. The film also explores Ebert's personal life and his battle with cancer that ultimately took his life in 2013. Life Itself celebrates the life and legacy of one of America's most beloved and respected people, and offers an intimate look at his unshakable passion for both film and life.

Jules and Jim (1962)

Jules and Jim
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From François Truffaut, starring Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre, Vanna Urbino
Rated Not Rated

Jules and Jim is a French New Wave classic directed by François Truffaut. It follows the lives of two young men, Jules (Oskar Werner) and Jim (Henri Serre), through their friendship and their love for the same woman, Catherine (Jeanne Moreau). Set in Paris and Vienna before, during and after World War I, the film follows the three characters’ passionate, bittersweet journey as they are pulled in different directions by war, family and life’s uncertainties. Along the way, Truffaut also examines the challenges of male friendship, the roles of men and women in society, and the potential of love to survive even in the most difficult circumstances.

When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

When Harry Met Sally...
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Rob Reiner, starring Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby
Rated R

When Harry Met Sally... is a romantic comedy about two friends, Harry and Sally, who meet on a road trip from Chicago to New York. They become friends, but resist the idea of a romantic relationship until they reunite years later and realize they have feelings for each other. Along their journey, they discuss relationships, their fears and doubts, and their hopes for the future. Throughout the film, Harry and Sally's different views on love and relationships are explored, as the audience watches their friendship develop and mature into something more.

Porco Rosso (1992)

Porco Rosso
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Hayao Miyazaki, starring Shûichirô Moriyama, Tokiko Katô, Bunshi Katsura Vi, Tsunehiko Kamijô
Rated PG

Porco Rosso is a 1992 Japanese animated fantasy adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Set in the Adriatic Sea during the interwar period, the film follows a veteran World War I pilot, the mysterious Porco Rosso, who is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig. When air pirates threaten the tranquil life of his island, Porco takes off on an adventure to build a new plane in order to fight them off. Along the way, he meets a young girl mechanic, Fio, and a former rival, the ace fighter pilot Donald Curtiss. With the help of his friends, Porco sets out to take on the pirates and reclaim his former glory. With a blend of action-packed aerial sequences, comedy, and romance, Porco Rosso is a timeless classic from the legendary director Hayao Miyazaki.

500 Days of Summer (2009)

500 Days of Summer
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Marc Webb, starring Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Geoffrey Arend, Chloë Grace Moretz
Rated PG-13

500 Days of Summer is a romantic comedy-drama film about a young man named Tom Hansen, who falls in love with Summer Finn, a girl who doesn't believe in true love. The story follows their relationship over the course of 500 days, from the first time they meet to the day they break up. The film explores the complexities of relationships and how love can be a beautiful yet difficult thing. Tom's journey to finding true love is an emotional rollercoaster, and ultimately leads him to a better understanding of himself, his desires, and the type of person he wants to be.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Robert Zemeckis, starring Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer
Rated PG

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 American live-action/animated mystery comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis, produced by Robert Watts and written by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman. The film stars Bob Hoskins as private investigator Eddie Valiant, who is hired to exonerate Toon Roger Rabbit, voiced by Charles Fleischer, who is accused of the murder of the owner of Toon Studios, Marvin Acme (Stubby Kaye). The film is set in 1947 Hollywood, where cartoon characters (known as "Toon") are a part of everyday life. The plot hinges on Roger's being framed for Acme's murder, and Valiant's investigation of the crime. Along the way, Valiant uncovers a plot by the villainous Judge Doom, voiced by Christopher Lloyd, to destroy all Toons. The film features a blend of live-action and animation, and includes performances from other famous actors, including Kathleen Turner, Joanna Cassidy and Stubby Kaye. The film was a commercial success, grossing over $330 million worldwide, making it the most successful film based on a comic strip. It won three Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects, Best Film Editing, and Best Sound Effects Editing. The

Drive My Car (2021)

Drive My Car
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, starring Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tôko Miura, Reika Kirishima, Masaki Okada
Rated Unrated

Drive My Car is a 2021 Japanese romantic comedy film directed by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi. The film follows the story of Mitsuha, a 30-year-old woman who works as a car rental office clerk. After she loses her job, her brother encourages her to start her own car-rental business. She takes his advice, and quickly meets a wide variety of customers, including a divorced couple, a young couple with a baby, and a famous actress. Through her interactions with these customers, Mitsuha discovers her true calling, and finds love and a newfound appreciation for life. Along the way, she learns important lessons about herself and the importance of being open to new experiences.

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Moulin Rouge!
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Baz Luhrmann, starring Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent
Rated PG-13

Moulin Rouge! is a 2001 musical film directed by Baz Luhrmann that tells the story of a young poet/writer, Christian, who falls in love with the star courtesan of the Moulin Rouge, Satine. Despite the obstacles posed by her profession, their love blossoms and their secret is kept safe by the Duke of Monroth who is also in love with Satine. In order to keep Satine in his possession, the Duke forces Christian to write a play that will save the Moulin Rouge from bankruptcy in exchange for Satine's hand in marriage. In the end, the play is a success, but tragedy strikes and Christian must go on a journey to save Satine from a fatal illness. In the end, Satine is saved, but Christian must part with her as she chooses her career over their love.

Sideways (2004)

Sideways
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Alexander Payne, starring Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh
Rated R

Sideways tells the story of two old friends, Miles and Jack, who take a week-long road trip to Santa Barbara wine country before Jack's wedding. Miles, a divorced, failed novelist, and Jack, a successful actor, use the trip as a chance to enjoy the finer things in life and reconnect with each other. As the week progresses, Miles' obsession with wine and his own self-pity threaten to ruin the trip, while Jack's penchant for wild adventures and his own inner demons lead him to make bad decisions. Along the way, they meet several locals, including the beautiful but complicated Maya, and Miles falls in love. Through their journey, they discover that their friendship is the one thing in life they can depend on.

Boiling Point (2021)

Boiling Point
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Philip Barantini, starring Stephen Graham, Vinette Robinson, Alice Feetham, Ray Panthaki
Rated R

Boiling Point is a 2021 British drama film directed by Philip Barantini. It stars Reece Noi and Hermione Corfield, and follows a young aspiring musician from inner-city London who is determined to make it in the music industry, despite the odds stacked against him. The story follows his exploration of the dark side of the industry, and the consequences of his choices. Along the way, he meets a young woman who has her own battle with the industry and the consequences of her own past. Through their struggles, they find strength in each other and the courage to fight for their dreams.

Navalny (2022)

Navalny
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Daniel Roher, starring Alexei Navalny, Yulia Navalnaya, Dasha Navalnaya, Zakhar Navalny
Rated R

Navalny is a feature-length documentary about the life and legacy of Russian political activist and anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny. Directed by Daniel Roher, the film follows Navalny's extraordinary story from his earliest days as a student organizer to his current position as a leader of the political opposition in Russia. Drawing on first-hand accounts from Navalny’s family, close friends, and allies, the documentary examines the foundation of his activism and the immense risks he has taken to expose corruption and fight for democracy. The film also chronicles Navalny’s remarkable resilience in the face of relentless state-sponsored attempts to silence him, including his near-fatal poisoning by agents of the Russian government in 2020. The film paints a comprehensive portrait of Navalny’s impact on the Russian political landscape and gives viewers a unique perspective on his unique and inspirational story.

 



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