Melodrama Recommendations

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Lately, I've been into weepies, sentimental melodramas about love and family, and all that jazz.

Recommend me the best films like that.



I can't find a watchable copy for you but my recommendation is
To Each His Own with Olivia de Havilland.


An unwed mother, forced to give up her child to avoid scandal, follows her son's life from afar even as she prospers in business.



Thanks! Not 100% what I'm looking for, but I've been eyeing this film for some time now, so I might just as well move it up my watchlist.



Lately, I've been into weepies, sentimental melodramas about love and family, and all that jazz.

Recommend me the best films like that.
1979 film All That Jazz.

On the serious side, does it have to be a Hollywood film? Can it be a foreign subtitled film? Does it have to be about contemporary life?



Written on the Wind

Sorry, I hate Sirk.

Can it be a foreign subtitled film?
It's even better if it's non-English language. Doesn't have to be contemporary.



Sunrise
Diary of a Lost Girl
The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum
The Little Foxes
Letter from an Unknown Woman
Room at the Top
They Shoot Horses Don't They?



I could offer up some fine heart-warming foreign dramas. . .. but they aren't melodramas.



- Mostly Martha (2001)
- Dear Frankie (2004 - English language)
- Our Little Sister (2015)
- Sweet Bean (2015)
- Departures (2008)
- The Road Home (1999)
- Bread and Tulips (2000)



If you're looking for melodrama, the best place to look is at the resumes of Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, and Katharine Hepburn:

Dark Victory
Mildred Pierce
Humoresque
Undercurrent
The Letter
Keeper of the Flame
Harriet Craig
Susan and God
The Damned Don't Cry
Flamingo Road
Now Voyager
The Old Maid
Old Acquaintance
The Star
Deception
Mr Skeffington
Summertime
Morning Glory
The Best of Everything
Autumn Leaves
Female on the Beach
Daisy Kenyon



Uhh...


Hard Soap, Hard Soap is a soap opera parody, so I suppose there are melodramatic scenes, just played for comedy.


That's all I got.



Trouble with a capital "T"
If you're looking for melodrama, the best place to look is at the resumes of Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, and Katharine Hepburn:

Dark Victory
Mildred Pierce
Humoresque
Undercurrent
The Letter
Keeper of the Flame
Harriet Craig
Susan and God
The Damned Don't Cry
Flamingo Road
Now Voyager
The Old Maid
Old Acquaintance
The Star
Deception
Mr Skeffington
Summertime
Morning Glory
The Best of Everything
Autumn Leaves
Female on the Beach
Daisy Kenyon
Good list Gideon! I'm going to save that and watch some of those.



If you're looking for melodrama, the best place to look is at the resumes of Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, and Katharine Hepburn:

Dark Victory
Mildred Pierce
Humoresque
Undercurrent
The Letter
Keeper of the Flame
Harriet Craig
Susan and God
The Damned Don't Cry
Flamingo Road
Now Voyager
The Old Maid
Old Acquaintance
The Star
Deception
Mr Skeffington
Summertime
Morning Glory
The Best of Everything
Autumn Leaves
Female on the Beach
Daisy Kenyon
Needless to say, this list is just the tip of the iceberg.



Trouble with a capital "T"
Susan Hayward isn't in this movie, but her resume is another one to look at for great melodrama.
I know, I just meant Susan Hayward was in some fine melodramas...So was Lana Turner, come to think about it. And recently I've seen a couple very interesting melodramas with Connie Stevens. Probably because I was watching Connie Stevens movies