Grief movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant grief movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out psychological, serious, realistic, emotional, interesting and gloomy films and TV shows about / with grief, death, husband wife relationship, family relations, father son relationship, flashback, storytelling, loss of son, mentor and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as grief: Broadchurch (2013), P.S. I Love You (2007), A Ghost Story (2017), Confessions (2010), Beautiful Boy (2010), Rabbit Hole (2010), Beginners (2010), Hesher (2010), Demolition (2015), The Dark and the Wicked (2020).

List of grief movies

 8.4
 109K
Broadchurch (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
Style: twists and turns, emotional, tense, clever, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, murder investigation, police detective, multiple suspects, murder, uncover truth, small town, grief, courtroom drama, partners, parents and children, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 7.0
 208K
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, romantic, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, love story, starting over, death, terminal illness, couples, loss of spouse, family relations, grief, dealing with death, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.8
 70K
A Ghost Story (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife, only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip ...
Style: melancholic, art house, psychological, touching, psychotronic
Plot: ghost, grief, loss, piano, sadness, husband wife relationship, legacy, loss of husband, widow, death of husband, desperation, house ...
Time: future
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 7.7
 39K
Confessions (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, teachers and students, grief, mystery, child murder, social decay, unlikely criminals, juvenile delinquency, mentally unstable, crime and punishment, social problems, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
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Beautiful Boy (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A married couple on the verge of separation are leveled by the news their 18-year-old son committed a mass shooting at his college, then took his own life.
Style: realistic, bleak, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: grief, mass murder, murder, death, college, haunted by the past, family problems, couples, death in the family, school shooting, couple relations, parenting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.0
 49K
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.
Style: touching, emotional, psychological, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: loss of child, death in the family, grief, estrangement, loss of son, marriage, family problems, housewife, support group, memory, redemption, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california
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 7.2
 92K
Beginners (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, sad ...
Plot: coming out, father son relationship, gay father, gay, grief, terminal illness, dying, older man younger man relationship, cancer, self discovery, starting over, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, year 1953, year 1965 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york
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 6.9
 52K
Hesher (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.
Style: bleak, realistic, gloomy, serious, emotional ...
Plot: antisocial behavior, loner, bully, youth, arson, depression, grief, stranger, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, death in the family, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.0
 98K
Demolition (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An emotionally desperate investment banker finds hope through a woman he meets in Chicago.
Style: melancholic, psychological, philosophical, emotional, reflective ...
Plot: death of wife, existentialism, depression, death, car accident, grief, destruction, self discovery, father in law son in law relationship, gay teenager, grieving widower, investment banker ...
Place: new york
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The Dark and the Wicked (2020)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a secluded farm in a nondescript rural town, a man is slowly dying. His family gathers to mourn, and soon a darkness grows, marked by waking nightmares and a sense that something evil is taking over the family.
Style: macabre, suspense, suspenseful, scary, bleak ...
Plot: grief, supernatural horror, suicide, haunted house, brother sister relationship, paranormal activity, death of mother, priest, mysterious death, supernatural power, death of father, evil force ...
Place: texas
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Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Extremely shy Lars finds it impossible to make friends or socialize. His brother and sister-in-law worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed. But Lars' new lady is a life-size ...
Style: touching, psychological, humorous, sweet, depressing ...
Plot: loneliness, mental illness, human relationship, shyness, doll, young man, delusion, sex doll, grief, social relations, psychologist, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, wisconsin, new jersey
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 7.4
 106K
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...
Style: bleak, twist ending, surreal, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: hallucination, paranoia, nightmare, haunted by the past, mind game, delusion, dealing with death, losing-it hero, post traumatic stress disorder, tragic event, grief, suffering ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, brooklyn new york city
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 7.4
 96K
Reign Over Me (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: grief, friendship, dealing with death, loss of spouse, 9/11, loss of loved one, friends, tragic event, life changing experience, buddies, haunted by the past, alone ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 5.8
 66K
The Forgotten (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Telly Paretta is a grieving mother struggling to cope with the loss of her 8-year-old son. She is stunned when her psychiatrist reveals that she has created eight years of memories about a son she never had. But when she meets a man who has had a ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: missing child, memory loss, abduction, mind game, air disaster, loss of son, memory, estrangement, psychiatrist, conspiracy, life is a bitch, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.3
 161K
Flightplan (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A claustrophobic, Hitchcockian thriller. A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet the child vanishes and nobody admits she was ever on that plane.
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: airplane, missing child, family relations, mystery, child abduction, rain, pilot, disappearance, female protagonist, family problems, grief, airplane hijack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: berlin germany, newfoundland, germany, new york
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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A year after his father's death, Oskar, a troubled young boy, discovers a mysterious key he believes was left for him by his father and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the matching lock.
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood, acceptance, family relations, 9/11, orphan, asperger's syndrome, autism, grief, funeral, death of father, quest, tragic event ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Tree of Life (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, touching, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, philosophy, coming of age, dinosaur, parenthood, family relations, outer space, redhead, grief, suffering, hopes, spirituality ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china
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Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, life is a bitch, loss of spouse, funeral, haunted by the past, love and romance, grief, white male black female relationship, best friend, starting over, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.1
 42K
Dead Like Me (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dead Like Me follows a group of undead grim reapers tasked with shepherding the recently departed into the afterlife.
Style: witty, cynical, sentimental, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, dealing with death, team, supernatural, double life, family relations, family problems, corpse, supernatural ability, grim reaper, dark humor, mission ...
Place: seattle
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 7.7
 234K
21 Grams (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ...
Style: mind bending, gloomy, psychological, non-linear, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, guilt, tragedy, faith, suicide attempt, redemption, death in the family, crimes, loss, desperation, hit and run, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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 7.9
 449K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, neo noir, bleak, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, vengeance, police investigation, child abuse, loss of child, death in the family, loss of daughter, sexual abuse, childhood, child rape, loss of loved one, child molestation ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 60s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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 6.3
 11K
Angel of Mine (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman grieving over the death of her daughter loses grip of reality when she begins to think her girl may still be alive.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, twists and turns, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: mystery, grief, stalking, suspicion, depression, little girl, insanity, mother daughter relationship, divorced couple, skating, loss of daughter, desperation ...
Place: australia
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The House by the Sea (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: By a little bay near Marseille lies a picturesque villa owned by an old man. His three children have gathered by his side for his last days. It’s time for them to weigh up what they have inherited of their father’s ideals and the community ...
Style: psychological, touching, suspense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: grief, nostalgia, family, family relations, family reunited, soldier, frustration, dealing with the past, memories, confronting the past, dead brother, military ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south of france, mediterranean sea
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Mourning for Anna (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mother deals with the violent murder of her daughter.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, grief, death of daughter, country house, family relations, teenage life, hopes, crimes, family problems, forest, youth, optimism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.5
 5K
The Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Australia, Germany, Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The O'Neills lived happily in their house in the Australian countryside. That was until one day fate struck blindly, taking the life of Peter, the father, leaving his grief-stricken wife Dawn alone with their four children. Among them, ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: family relations, grief, parents and children, death in the family, family problems, little girl, loss of father, small town, introspection, storm, tree, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 6.5
 102K
Pet Sematary (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At ...
Style: scary, macabre, suspenseful, tense, frightening ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: zombie, indian burial ground, afterlife, cemetery, family in danger, pets, back from the dead, supernatural, grief, loss of pet, grave robbing, parent child relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england, chicago illinois
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 7.5
 54K
Tell No One (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A man receives a mysterious e-mail appearing to be from his wife, who was murdered years earlier. As he frantically tries to find out whether she's alive, he finds himself being implicated in her death.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: frame up, investigation, murder, serial killer, crimes, corpse, haunted by the past, disappearance, dishonesty, grief, false accusation, love ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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 6.7
 99K
The Guest (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: soldier, ex soldier, mysterious character, family relations, family in danger, family problems, dishonesty, murder, killing spree, grief, mystery, halloween ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico
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 5.8
 9K
Incendiary (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An adulterous woman's life is torn apart when her husband and infant son are killed in a suicide bombing at a soccer match.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: terrorist, love triangle, starting over, betrayal, guilt, grief, adultery, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, love affair, death in the family, redemption ...
Time: 1940s
Place: london, england, europe
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 5.6
 2K
Already Dead (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Thomas Archer's happy & successful life is all but ruined following a horrific attack he is presented with a perfect opportunity to exact physical revenge upon the man who caused all his grief. However the immediate consequences of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: grief, vengeance, vigilantism, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, couple relations, family problems, loss of son, revenge, death, missing child ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
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