The Best Melodramas of All Time

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City Lights

1931    Charles Chaplin    Rated G

Comedy Drama    Drama    Melodrama

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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

1927    F.W. Murnau    Not Rated

Drama    Melodrama    Romance

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Rain Man

1988    Barry Levinson    Rated R

Drama    Family Drama    Melodrama

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Black Narcissus

1947    Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger    Not Rated

Drama    Melodrama    Religious Drama

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Nights of Cabiria

1957    Federico Fellini    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Italian Neorealism

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Freaks

1932    Tod Browning    Not Rated

Drama    Horror    Melodrama

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La Strada

1954    Federico Fellini    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Italian Neorealism

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Cinema Paradiso

1988    Giuseppe Tornatore    Rated PG

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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Mildred Pierce

1945    Michael Curtiz    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

1964    Jacques Demy    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    French New Wave

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Breaking the Waves

1996    Lars von Trier    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Melodrama

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12

Pandora's Box

1929    Georg Wilhelm Pabst    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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13

Great Expectations

1946    David Lean    Not Rated

Based-on-19th-Century-Literature    Costume Romance    Drama

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Sling Blade

1996    Billy Bob Thornton    Rated R

Drama    Melodrama    Psychological Drama

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An Affair to Remember

1957    Leo McCarey    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Drama    Melodrama

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Million Dollar Baby

2004    Clint Eastwood    Rated PG13

Drama    Melodrama    Sports Drama

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Talk to Her

2002    Pedro Almodóvar    Rated R

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Medical Drama

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Shoot the Piano Player

1960    François Truffaut    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Crime    Crime Drama

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