Tragic love movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant tragic love movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, emotional, realistic, touching, melancholic and interesting films and TV shows about / with tragic love, love and romance, romance, love, love story, unfulfillment, couples, destiny, tragedy and beautiful scenery plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tragic love: Romeo and Juliet (1968), Moulin Rouge! (2001), Romeo + Juliet (1996), Titanic (1997), The English Patient (1996), Cold Mountain (2003), The Thorn Birds (1983), House of Flying Daggers (2004), Womb (2010), Atonement (2007).

List of tragic love movies

Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young ...
Style: romantic, emotional, classic literature, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, family feud, young lovers, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, parents and children, fall in love, true love, love story, secret love ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england
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Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, atmospheric, colourful, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tragic love, terminal illness, cabaret, jealousy, showbiz, seduction, performer's life, postmodernism, nightclub, love story, french, bohemian life ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s, 1890s
Place: paris france, europe, france, india
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Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In director Baz Luhrmann's contemporary take on William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love and secretly wed. ...
Style: stylized, romantic, tense, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, young lovers, true love, star crossed lovers, family feud, shakespeare, love and romance, romance, gun violence, gunfight, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
Story: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, emotional, based on true events, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, love, love story, fall in love, ship, opposites attract, titanic, tragic love, drowning, sea disaster, iceberg ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, 1990s
Place: atlantic ocean, england
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The English Patient (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, erotic, captivating, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love story, tragic love, mysterious character, expedition, stranded, loss of loved one, power of love, love and romance, destiny, war, map, nurse patient relationship ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: libya, italy, ethiopia, egypt, africa ...
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Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Italy, Romania, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind ...
Style: emotional, captivating, epic, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, tragic love, getting home, survival, lovers reunited, loss of family member, slavery, lovers apart, power of love, love and romance, wartime life, friendship ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa, south carolina, north carolina, atlantic ocean
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: sentimental, touching, philosophical, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, true love, tragic love, life philosophy, aging, child as adult, odd, impossible love, supernatural romance, existentialism, hopes, age difference ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, manhattan new york city, atlantic ocean, india ...
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The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 477 min.
Story: This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father ...
Style: sentimental, touching, family saga, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, tragic love, clergy, catholic priest, hopes, priest, destiny, love affair, love and romance, catholic church, romance ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 50s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: australia, mine
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House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 9th century China, a corrupt government wages war against a rebel army called the Flying Daggers. A romantic warrior breaks a beautiful rebel out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, emotional, intense, colourful ...
Plot: tragic love, martial arts, warrior, track down, emperor, secret, swords and armor, government, romance, rebel, heroine, leader ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia, hong kong
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Womb (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Hungary, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A woman's consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, thought provoking, serious, captivating ...
Plot: tragic love, mother son incest, cloning, genetic engineering, moral dilemma, parents and children, hopes, couple relations, unfulfillment, dealing with death, childhood sweetheart, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Atonement (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, unfulfilled love, tragic love, forbidden love, life is a bitch, nurse, false accusation, world war two, love and romance, innocence, siblings relations, lovers apart ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
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Breaking the Waves (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Spain, UK
Duration: 159 min.
Story: In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.
Style: emotional, psychological, disturbing, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: tragic love, priest, self sacrifice, marriage, love, power of love, injury, nursing, husband wife relationship, destructive relationship, small town, paralysis ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
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The Great Gatsby (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stock broker Nick Carraway consents to play Cupid for his rich married first cousin Daisy Buchanen and her former love, successful bootlegger and forger Jay Gatsby.
Style: stylized, captivating, sentimental, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: tragic love, obsession, infidelity, lifestyle, love affair, love triangle, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, society, social differences, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, new york, oxford university, yale university, chicago illinois
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Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Style: melancholic, touching, emotional, sad, sincere ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, gay, forbidden love, homosexual, cowboy, tragic love, gay slur, gay romance, love and romance, loss of loved one ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 80s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: texas, usa, wyoming, mexico
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A Single Man (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adapted from a 1964 novel of the same name, the film follows a day in the life of George Falconer, a British college professor reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his longtime partner. This traumatic event makes George challenge his own will ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: gay, depression, gays and lesbians, tragic love, broken heart, haunted by the past, loneliness, love and romance, homosexual, death, teacher student relationship, best friends ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1940s, year 1962
Place: california, los angeles, usa, denver colorado, santa monica california
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Sweet November (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later ...
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, fall in love, self discovery, tragic love, romance, workaholic, cancer, love story, opposites attract, love and romance, love, changing lives ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
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Dev D (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Dev who, after spurning Paro's love due to a misunderstanding, turns to drugs and vodka for solace. Paro moves on but Dev still is in remorse. He meets Chanda, a prostitute with problems of her own. Dev likes her but his penchant for ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: tragic love, childhood sweetheart, neo noir, drug abuse, prostitute, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, heroes, losing-it hero, love and romance, arranged marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, new delhi, asia, delhi
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The Crying Game (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Irish Republican Army member Fergus (Stephen Rea) forms an unexpected bond with Jody (Forest Whitaker), a kidnapped British soldier in his custody, despite the warnings of fellow IRA members Jude (Miranda Richardson) and Maguire (Adrian Dunbar). ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: tragic love, terrorism, friendship, haunted by the past, hostage, sexuality, gender bending, soldier, redemption, fall in love, hidden identity, convict ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, london, england, europe
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Wuthering Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, melancholic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, social differences, love triangle, revenge, orphan, haunted by the past, obsession, betrayal, opposites attract, destructive relationship, family disapproval ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
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The Fly (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.
Style: scary, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: experiment, mad scientist, scientist, science, mutant, tragic love, research, nightmare, mutation, deadly creature, transformation, teleportation ...
Time: 80s
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Bobby Deerfield (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, tragic love, self discovery, romance, love affair, life is a bitch, ambition, couples, hospital, love triangle, racecar driver, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe
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Endless Love (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two separate worlds lie on two sides of the road in a seaside town. Both too close and way too far from each other. What happens when two young people from these worlds fall in love? Kemal is one of the three children of a moderate family that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: true love, forbidden love, love and romance, tragic love, family life, murder mystery, blackmailer, life is a bitch, violent husband, beefcake, everyday life, emotional blackmail ...
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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Evim Sensin (2012)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After returning back to family, Leyla tries to fix everytihng while starting a new life wit Iskender. Everything goes smoothly until troubles find Leyla...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tragic love, romance, love and romance, family relations, couples, love, true love, destiny, relationships, loss of loved one, life is a bitch, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Fountain (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
Style: surreal, artsy, melancholic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: immortality, metaphysics, loneliness, tragic love, terminal illness, reincarnation, death, cancer, queen, medical experiment, loss of loved one, tree ...
Time: future, 16th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, latin america, europe, guatemala, central america
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A Royal Affair (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: royal family, love affair, queen, love triangle, king, aristocracy, tragic love, royal court, coup d'etat, period piece, marriage, rebellion ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 1770s, 1920s
Place: europe, denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, england ...
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The Lover (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Vietnam
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A poor French teenage girl engages in an illicit affair with a wealthy Chinese heir in 1920s Saigon. For the first time in her young life she has control, and she wields it deftly over her besotted lover throughout a series of clandestine meetings ...
Style: sexual, sexy, serious, erotic, psychological ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, forbidden love, lust, age difference, fall in love, lolita, interracial relations, love affair, teenage life, tragic love, true love, opposites attract ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: vietnam, asia, france
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Trishna (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When her father is killed in a road accident, Trishna's family expect her to provide for them. The rich son of an entrepreneur starts to restlessly pursue her affections, but are his intentions as pure as they seem?
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, ambiguous ending
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, rich and poor, injustice, culture clash, fall in love, couple relations, innocence lost, couples, romance, unfulfillment, power relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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Love Story (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri share a chemistry they cannot deny - and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. When ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, tragic love, class differences, romance, college, terminal illness, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, hopes, rich man poor woman ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: harvard university, campus
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Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, touching, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: transsexual, rape, hidden identity, lesbian, tragic love, gender bending, sexuality, friendship, small town, gender, disguise, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: nebraska, usa
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Tess (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 172 min.
Story: This multiple-Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanski is an exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles. A strong-willed peasant girl (Nastassja Kinski, in a gorgeous breakthrough) is sent by her father to the ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, emotional, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: tragic love, period piece, rape, innocence lost, revenge, love, peasant, stonehenge, marriage, farmer, nobility, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, brazil
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