Widow movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant widow movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, serious, sentimental, melancholic and feel good films and TV shows about / with widow, family relations, couples, friendship, love and romance, mother daughter relationship, storytelling, husband wife relationship, dialogue and death plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
widow movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as widow: Our Souls at Night (2017), The Cemetery Club (1993), Room for Rent (2019), The Widow (2019), Water (2005), A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2019), I'll See You in My Dreams (2015), Jackie (2016), Tumbledown (2015), Up at the Villa (2000).

List of widow movies

Our Souls at Night (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Addie Moore and Louis Waters, a widow and widower, have lived next to each other for years. The pair have almost no relationship, but that all changes when Addie tries to make a connection with her neighbour.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, melancholic, thought provoking
Plot: widower, old age, widow, neighbor, loneliness, new life, couple relations, intimacy, grandparent grandchild relationship, small town, night, netflix ...
Place: colorado
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The Cemetery Club (1993)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of three Pittsburgh widows who meet every year to visit their husband's graves and talk about perspectives in their lives.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, aging, widow, elderly, love and romance, female friendship, lifestyle, human nature, dealing with death, wedding, cemetery, singleness ...
Time: 50s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
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Room for Rent (2019)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Lonely widow Joyce rents out a room in her house and becomes dangerously obsessed with one of her guests.
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, bleak, dark humor
Plot: rape, age difference, widow, sexual abuse, female psychopath, rapist, obsession, sociopath, mental illness, lust, loneliness, socially awkward ...
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The Widow (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A woman's search to uncover the mysterious disappearance of her husband leads her to the Congo, where she's forced to seek the truth about what happened to the man she loved.
Style: captivating, exciting, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: missing husband, widow, female protagonist, uncover truth, secrets, danger, wife husband relationship, husband wife relationship, plane crash, air disaster, fake death, witch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: congo, wales
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Water (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The year is 1938, and Mahatma Gandhi's groundbreaking philosophies are sweeping across India, but 8-year-old Chuyia, newly widowed, must go to live with other outcast widows on an ashram. Her presence transforms the ashram as she befriends two ...
Style: touching, melancholic, bleak, controversial, intense ...
Plot: prostitute, hinduism, friendship, widow, sin, child bride, bollywood, couple relations, family problems, lifestyle, youth, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938
Place: india, asia
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A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Belgium
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The recently widowed mother of two, Sarah, is desperate to know who murdered her husband in front of her young son, rendering him mute. Coerced into helping a low-life drug dealer stash narcotics stolen from the local Mr. Big, she's forced into ...
Plot: female masturbation, widow, murder, mother, children, vengeance, home invasion, single mother, drugs, woman kills a man, decapitated head, mother daughter relationship ...
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I'll See You in My Dreams (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A sudden loss disrupts Carol’s orderly life, propelling her into the dating world for the first time in 20 years. Finally living in the present tense, she finds herself swept up in not one, but two unexpected relationships that challenge her ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: elderly lovers, golden years, friendship, widow, romance, dating, aging, love, love triangle, love and romance, elderly, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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Jackie (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, France, Chile, China, Germany, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An account of the days of First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy, in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963.
Style: based on true events, emotional, heartbreaking, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: kennedy assassination, assassination, kennedy family, american history, first lady, u.s. president, widow, president, loss of husband, husband wife relationship, strong female character, female protagonist ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1963
Place: usa, texas, washington d.c., dallas texas, america ...
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Tumbledown (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young woman struggles to move on with her life after the death of her husband, an acclaimed folk singer, when a brash New York writer forces her to confront her loss and the ambiguous circumstances of his death.
Style: touching, captivating, humorous, psychological, sincere
Plot: widow, folk singer, journalist, musician, family relations, love and romance, death of husband, music, couples, friendship, writers
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
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Up at the Villa (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Superficial people are revealed and drastically changed by circumstance or luck in this a tale of death, seduction, blackmail and theft among British and Americans in Florence in the turbulent days just before World War II.
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: blackmail, widow, infidelity, romance, seduction, refugee, vacation, fall in love, destructive relationship, couples, false accusation, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938, pre world war two ...
Place: florence, italy, europe, london, rome italy ...
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This Sporting Life (1963)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In Northern England in the early 1960s, Frank Machin is mean, tough and ambitious enough to become an immediate star in the rugby league team run by local employer Weaver.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: widow, rise to the top, sport, ambition, realism, couples, human nature, rugby, introspection, miner, isolation, working class ...
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england
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Passion of Mind (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When Marie, a widow in Provence with two daughters, locks her bedroom door and goes to sleep, she dreams about Marty, a literary agent in Manhattan who dreams equally vividly about Marie. The women look alike. Marie meets William who begins to court ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, mind bending, sentimental, philosophical ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: dream, widow, romance, unfulfillment, mystery, single parent, double life, friendship, dead husband, mother daughter relationship, alternate reality, dreams ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, france, usa, europe, paris france ...
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Finding Neverland (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Finding Neverland is an amusing drama about how the story of Peter Pan and Neverland came to be. During a writing slump play writer J.M. Barrie meets the widowed Sylvia and her three children who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and ...
Style: touching, sentimental, heartbreaking, clever, inspirational ...
Plot: friendship, single parent, parents and children, writer's life, actor, family relations, death, funeral, artists and showbiz, human nature, widow, writers ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe
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Bounce (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man switches plane tickets with another man who dies in that plane in a crash. The man falls in love with the deceased one's wife.
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, melancholic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: destiny, widow, romance, starting over, love and romance, haunted by the past, hopes, husband wife relationship, advertising, airport, family, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, palm springs california, new york, chicago illinois ...
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Steam (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three women — a young coed, a forty-something single mother, and one a senior-aged widow — meet in the sauna of the local gym, where they gradually get to know one another and bond over their respective trials and tribulations.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, talky, sexy ...
Plot: widow, sauna, introspection, life is a bitch, love and romance, family relations, family problems, hopes, elderly, parents and children, self discovery, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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The Raffle (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Francesca, an incredibly beautiful woman, after the death of her husband discovers his unfaithfulness and huge amount of debts he left. Cesare is Francesca's best friend, he is a solicitor. Following his advice Francesca starts selling all her ...
Style: surprise ending, captivating, bleak, cynical
Plot: female nudity, widow, escapades, dishonesty, judge, infidelity, seduction, lottery, yacht, sex, sex scene, court ...
Place: italy
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The Secret of NIMH (1982)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A widowed field mouse must move her family -- including an ailing son -- to escape a farmer's plow. Aided by a crow and a pack of superintelligent, escaped lab rats, the brave mother struggles to transplant her home to firmer ground.
Style: touching, feel good, atmospheric, witty, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: mouse, heroic mission, lifesaver, secret, adventure, widow, friendship, against the odds, rescue, family problems, cure, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Harvest Love (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A young widow and her nine year-old son spend a week at her family’s pear farm in Washington state, where they both fall in love with small town farm life, and she falls for the guy who has been managing the farm.
Plot: widow, single mother, small town, farm, family farm, full moon, parents daughter relationship, kiss
Place: washington state, seattle, seattle washington
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Rememory (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The widow of a wise professor stumbles upon one of his inventions that's able to record and play a person's memory.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending, melancholic, captivating
Plot: widow, professor, murder, invention, investigation, memories, flashback sequence, empathy, private investigation, guilty conscience, murder investigation, death of brother ...
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Summer Magic (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Disney musical about Mother Carey, a Bostonian widow and her three children who move to Maine. Postmaster Osh Popham helps them move into a run-down old house and fixes it up for them. It's not entirely uninhabited, though; the owner, a Mr. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching, realistic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, widow, small town, family, young lovers, starting over, mysterious character, parents and children, family life, love and romance, mother daughter relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: maine, usa, europe, boston
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Sister My Sister (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The film is based on a true incident in Le Mans, France in 1933 called the Papin murder case, where two sisters brutally murdered their employer and her daughter. The murder shocked the country, and there was much speculation about the sisters, ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: incest, lesbian incest, lesbianism, isolation, obsession, murder, widow, violence, social differences, society, love and romance, power relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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The Train Robbers (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A gunhand named Lane is hired by a widow, Mrs. Lowe, to find gold stolen by her husband so that she may return it and start fresh.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: gang, gold, widow, crimes, obsessive quest, rivalry, treasure hunt, cons and scams, bank, dishonesty, escapades, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1870s
Place: mexico, latin america, tucson arizona, texas
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Lemon Tree (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Salma Zidane, a widow, lives simply from her grove of lemon trees in the West Bank's occupied territory. The Israeli defense minister and his wife move next door; the Secret Service orders the trees removed for security. The stoic Salma seeks ...
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: injustice, terrorist, loneliness, occupation, neighbor, widow, fighting the system, idealism, human spirit, society, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, palestine, palestinian authority, middle east, washington d.c. ...
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Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A lonely widowed housewife does her daily chores, takes care of her apartment where she lives with her teenage son, and turns the occasional trick to make ends meet. Slowly, her ritualized daily routines begin to fall apart.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: mother son relationship, chores, widow, single mother, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, school, single parent, housewife, prostitute, son ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, belgium, france, brussels belgium, brussels
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The Woman in the Fifth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Poland, UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An American writer moves to Paris to be closer to his daughter and finds himself falling immediately on hard times.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, sincere ...
Plot: divorce, ex husband ex wife relationship, widow, theft, waitress, estrangement, power relations, mysterious character, artists and showbiz, father daughter relationship, translator, poetry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Mrs Brown (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown, who adores her, through caress and admiration brings her back to life, but that relationship creates scandalous situation and is likely ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, politics, queen, widow, romance, queen victoria, state affairs, platonic, assassination attempt, unlikely friendships, royalty, relationships ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian england, 1860s, 1880s ...
Place: england, scotland, europe, london
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Homage (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The young caretaker at the estate of a reclusive woman develops a dangerous obsession with her daughter, a sexy television star. Unexpected twists and turns.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, gothic
Plot: obsession, murder, fatal attraction, tragic event, widow, investigation, dangerous attraction, betrayal, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, addiction, espionage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new mexico, usa
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The Guy in the Grave Next Door (2002)
Genre: Romance
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Desirée, a modern librarian with urban friends and interests is visiting her late husband's grave when she meets Benny, a simple farmer. After his mother's death Benny lives alone on the run-down farm, desperately seeking a woman to take ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sexual ...
Plot: farm, fall in love, widow, family relations, romance, lifestyle, opposites attract, couples, male female relationship, countryside, urban, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, serious, sincere, factual ...
Plot: racism, courtroom, courtroom drama, civil rights, legal, activist, widow, injustice, life is a bitch, jury, righting the wronged, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa
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Antonia's Line (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After World War II, Antonia and her daughter, Danielle, go back to their Dutch hometown, where Antonia's late mother has bestowed a small farm upon her. There, Antonia settles down and joins a tightly-knit but unusual community. Those around ...
Style: touching, sentimental, intellectual, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: village, village life, generation gap, philosophy, feminism, widow, friendship, human nature, introspection, single parent, world war two, family life ...
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