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, serious, touching, sexy, suspense and psychological films and TV shows about / with widow, family relations, death, mother daughter relationship, sex, friendship, husband wife relationship, love, women and relationships plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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widow movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as widow: Thy Neighbor's Wife (2001), Bounce (2000), Scorned (1993), The Sense of Wonder (2015), The Raffle (1991), The Chinese Widow (2017), The Night House (2020), Queen of Katwe (2016), Passion of Mind (2000), My Cousin Rachel (2017).

List of widow movies

Thy Neighbor's Wife (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the vein of "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" and fraught with mystery and edge-of-your seat suspense, Kari Wuhrer Poison tells the darkly insidious story of the Garrett household and their descent into a hellish world of sexual malice ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, erotic ...
Plot: murder, false identity, widow, cuckold, loss of husband, female serial killer, voyeurism, manipulation, dangerous attraction, couple relations, frame up, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: beverly hills, usa
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 5.8
 21K
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, melancholic, romantic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: widow, destiny, romance, redemption, family, betrayal, haunted by the past, love and romance, starting over, hopes, advertising, love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, new york, palm springs california, chicago illinois ...
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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: experimental, serious, realistic, tense, inspirational ...
Plot: loneliness, widow, chores, mother son relationship, housewife, single mother, family relations, couples, life is a bitch, sex worker, existential loneliness, single parent ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, belgium, brussels, france
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 5.1
 2K
Scorned (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A vengeful widow is out to seduce the relatives of the man she blames for her husband's death.
Style: erotic, sexy, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: erotica, sexual relations, female masturbation, dysfunctional family, femme fatale, widow, female rapist, seduction, older woman younger man sex, psychopath, manipulation, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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The Sense of Wonder (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Louise, a widow with two children, almost crushes a stranger with her car. She takes care of him, even if he's not really wounded. It turns out that he has mental disorders and that they can help each other much more than they thought.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, light, humorous
Audience: kids
Plot: autism, widow, male female relationship, mother daughter relationship, asperger's syndrome, single mother, love and romance, family problems, delusion, friendship, unrequited love, love triangle ...
Place: france
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 5.1
 1K
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: erotic, sexy, surprise ending, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: female nudity, widow, sex, escapades, dishonesty, infidelity, empire, girl, court, seduction, judge, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: italy
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The Chinese Widow (2017)
Genre: History, Romance, War
Country: China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It’s 1941 and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has destroyed America’s morale. The US President Franklin D. Roosevelt then decides to risk it all by bombing Tokyo and raise more hope for his citizens. After completing its mission, a unit of ...
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, suspense, sentimental
Plot: interracial romance, world war two, widow, forbidden love, airplane shot down, male female relationship, fall in love, wartime life, relationship problems, in love, aviator, bombing ...
Time: year 1942
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The Night House (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Reeling from the unexpected death of her husband, Beth is left alone in the lakeside home he built for her. Soon she begins to uncover her recently deceased husband's disturbing secrets.
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: widow, occult, demonic possession, forest, suicide, female protagonist, afterlife, dark secret, ghost, woman in danger, investigation, secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york state
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 7.4
 18K
Queen of Katwe (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young girl overcomes her disadvantaged upbringing in the slums of Uganda to become a Chess master.
Style: inspirational, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: chess, poverty, widow, sport, child protagonist, rise to the top, small town, mother daughter relationship, contests and competitions, team, disney, women ...
Time: future, 50s, 80s
Place: uganda, africa
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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, sentimental, philosophical, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: double life, twists and turns, widow, dream, romance, dreams, alternate reality, unfulfillment, mystery, single parent, psychology, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: new york, new jersey, france, paris france, provence ...
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My Cousin Rachel (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.
Style: suspense, disturbing, enigmatic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: suspicion, widow, death, love, obsession, humiliation, christmas, marriage proposal, heir, first love, coming of age, revenge ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: cornwall, florence
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Sister My Sister (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 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, psychological, suspenseful, erotic, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: incest, lesbian incest, lesbian, maid, lesbianism, class differences, murder, isolation, widow, obsession, lgbt, mansion ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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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, feminist film, intellectual, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: village, strong female character, lesbian, philosophy, friendship, village life, magic realism, generation gap, widow, mother daughter relationship, single parent, human nature ...
Time: post world war two
Place: holland
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 2K
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.
Style: funny, captivating, romantic, light, entertaining
Plot: family farm, single mother, small town, farm, widow, love and romance, couple relations, romantic relationship, fall in love, relationships, love affair, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: washington state, seattle
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 7.0
 211K
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: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: love story, death, love and romance, romance, grief, terminal illness, starting over, loss of spouse, life philosophy, loss of husband, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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 5.9
 7K
French Exit (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Ireland, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: “My plan was to die before the money ran out,” says 60-year-old penniless Manhattan socialite Frances Price, but things didn’t go as planned. Her husband Franklin has been dead for 12 years and with his vast inheritance gone, she cashes in the ...
Style: captivating, sincere, psychological, interesting
Plot: widow, inheritance, mother son relationship, cat, family life, family problems, family relations, lifestyle, social problems, money problems, financial problem, magic realism ...
Place: paris france, france, new york, manhattan new york city
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 6.8
 4K
Lady J (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When a romance between a widow and a notorious libertine takes an unexpected turn, Mademoiselle de Joncquières becomes instrumental to one lover’s plans for revenge.
Style: melancholic, sentimental, sincere, disturbing
Plot: aristocracy, widow, revenge, betrayal, love, marriage, mother daughter relationship, male female friendship, forgiveness, broken heart, brothel, spinster ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france
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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: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, sexy ...
Plot: farm, widow, fall in love, family relations, lifestyle, romance, couples, male female relationship, countryside, widower, love and romance, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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Flesh and Blood (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
Story: Three adult siblings find their family thrown into disarray when their recently widowed mother, Vivien, declares she is in love with a new man. The tension his presence creates threatens to drag the whole family towards tragedy, and perhaps crime.
Style: disturbing, unusual plot structure, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: widow, new love, tragedy, remarry, siblings, family relations, mother daughter relationship, friendship, uncover truth, mystery, death, society ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: europe
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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, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, blackmail, widow, infidelity, refugee, vacation, seduction, fall in love, destructive relationship, couples, false accusation, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 19th century, 20th century, year 1938, pre world war two
Place: england, florence, italy, europe, rome italy ...
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God Bless the Broken Road (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of a young mother who loses her husband in Afghanistan and struggles to raise their young daughter in his absence.
Style: inspirational, psychological, melancholic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: faith, war on terror, widow, mother daughter relationship, christian, fall in love, war widow, loss of faith, death of husband, community service, financial problem, war in afghanistan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, usa, middle east
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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: ex husband ex wife relationship, divorce, widow, theft, waitress, mysterious character, estrangement, power relations, artists and showbiz, twists and turns, father daughter relationship, letter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Flowers in the Attic (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
Story: After the sudden death of their father, four children face cruel treatment from their ruthless grandmother.
Style: sadistic, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: brother sister incest, mansion, incest, attic, child abuse, brother sister sex, locked in a room, abusive mother, incestuous sex, violent woman, captive, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: virginia
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What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
Style: touching, emotional, melancholic, depressing, sad ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: disability, dysfunctional family, mentally challenged, self discovery, small town, mental illness, responsibility, brothers, character study, coming of age, life philosophy, compassion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 70K
The Gift (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When a local woman disappears and the police can't seem to find any leads, her father turns to a poor young woman with psychic powers. Slowly she starts having visions of the woman chained and in a pond. Her visions lead to the body and the ...
Style: suspenseful, twist ending, scary, suspense, macabre ...
Plot: small town, investigation, extrasensory perception, psychic, mental illness, psychic power, clairvoyant, fortune teller, murder, tarot card, premonition, foreknowledge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her colored chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, talky, intense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: racism, friendship, elderly, golden years, master and servant, civil rights, jewish, prejudice, old age, widow, boss and employee, stereotypes ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1940s, 20th century, 60s
Place: atlanta georgia, atlanta, usa, georgia
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 16K
The Bookshop (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in an small English town in 1959, the story of a woman who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop, a decision which becomes a political minefield.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, tense, sincere, art house ...
Plot: small town, literature, bookstore, narrow mindedness, widow, independent woman, storekeeper, platonic relationship, death, society, rivalry, women ...
Time: 50s, year 1959
Place: germany
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 8K
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, psychological, captivating, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: widow, folk singer, musician, journalist, family relations, love and romance, music, death of husband, couples, friendship, sex scene, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, maine
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 226K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Style: psychological, scary, macabre, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, supernatural, nightmare, ghost, single mother, insanity, dysfunctional family, fear, isolation, sleeping, family in danger, nightmare comes true ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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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: romantic, touching, sentimental, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: elderly lovers, romance, friendship, aging, relationships, depression, life, loneliness, family, solitude, widow, weed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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