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, romantic, touching, realistic and sexy films and TV shows about / with tragic love, love and romance, romance, love, love story, destiny, couples, unfulfillment, fall in love and death plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tragic love: Titanic (1997), Atonement (2007), Romeo + Juliet (1996), Romeo and Juliet (1968), Moulin Rouge! (2001), Sweet November (2001), The English Patient (1996), Wuthering Heights (1992), Cold Mountain (2003), Dev D (2009).

List of tragic love movies

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: romantic, emotional, sentimental, dramatic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: love, titanic, disaster, romance, love story, ship, forbidden love, love and romance, survival, shipwreck, tragic love, ocean ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, year 1912, 50s ...
Place: atlantic ocean, new york, england
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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: touching, emotional, heartbreaking, dramatic, sad ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: world war two, redemption, tragic love, forbidden love, unfulfilled love, love and romance, false accusation, wartime, injustice, war, life is a bitch, love story ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, victorian era, 50s, 20th century ...
Place: england, dunkirk, london, europe
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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: romantic, stylized, atmospheric, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, romance, teen romance, star crossed lovers, shakespeare, love story, young lovers, young love, suicide, love, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, paris france, usa
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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, sweet, colourful, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, shakespeare, romance, young love, family feud, love and romance, love story, unfulfillment, fall in love, love, true love ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, paris france, england, new york, europe
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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, romantic, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: tragic love, cabaret, love story, jealousy, showbiz, terminal illness, nightclub, dancing, performer's life, love, romance, music ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, europe, france, india, montmartre paris
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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, date night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, love story, love, tragic love, love and romance, couples, self discovery, opposites attract, leukemia, fall in love, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, new jersey
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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: romantic, emotional, erotic, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: world war two, tragic love, love story, war, adultery, beautiful scenery, betrayal, mysterious character, love, stranded, desert, nurse ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1944, 1930s, 50s ...
Place: sahara, egypt, cairo egypt, africa, italy ...
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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: touching, philosophical, atmospheric, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: true love, life philosophy, aging, tragic love, life & death, love and romance, existentialism, child as adult, impossible love, destiny, puzzle, melancholy ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, english channel, pearl harbor, louisiana ...
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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, romantic, emotional, gothic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, obsession, social differences, revenge, love triangle, master and servant, family disapproval, orphan, betrayal, haunted by the past, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, georgian era, 70s
Place: england, europe
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Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy, Romania, UK
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: romantic, epic, sincere, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, tragic love, civil war, love story, survival, loss of family member, war, love, romance, slavery, getting home, loss of loved one ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century, victorian era, 50s
Place: south carolina, north carolina, usa, ancient greece, appalachia ...
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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: neo noir, atmospheric, serious, romantic, psychological ...
Plot: tragic love, self destructing, prostitute, drug abuse, drug addiction, social differences, human nature, couple relations, romance, society, slut, pimp ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, new delhi, delhi
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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: emotional, sexy, melancholic, touching, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: gay, homosexuality, forbidden love, gay relationship, homosexual, lgbt, gays and lesbians, first gay sexual experience, closeted homosexual, gay romance, gay slur, cowboy ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, year 1963, 20th century
Place: wyoming, texas, usa, new york, mexico
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The Crying Game (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Japan
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: twists and turns, sexy, suspenseful, psychological, twist ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: tragic love, transsexual, kidnapping, terrorism, haunted by the past, hostage, sexuality, transvestite, gender, friendship, gender bending, irish ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, london, england, europe
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Endless Love (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, emotional, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: true love, forbidden love, tragic love, love and romance, beefcake, family life, violent husband, life, blackmailer, life is a bitch, murder investigation, brutality ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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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, sentimental, captivating, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: tragic love, obsession, infidelity, lifestyle, love triangle, love affair, society, unfulfilled love, social differences, haunted by the past, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, yale university, oxford university, chicago illinois
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Tess (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 186 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: erotic, scenic, sexy, atmospheric, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: tragic love, rape, breast feeding, loneliness, peasant, destiny, tragedy, social injustice, pregnant from rape, beautiful scenery, assassination, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, brazil
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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: disturbing, sad, emotional, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: love, sex, tragic love, husband wife relationship, paralysis, self sacrifice, marriage, nudity (full frontal - brief), accident, disability, love story, relationships ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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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: stylized, exciting, sexy, emotional, epic ...
Plot: martial arts, romance, tragic love, swords and armor, warrior, sword fight, kung fu, love triangle, fight, emperor, adventure, heroine ...
Time: middle ages, 9th century
Place: china, hong kong, ancient china, asia
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If Only (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After his impetuous musician girlfriend, Samantha, dies in an accident shortly after they had a fight (and nearly broke up), a grief-stricken British businessman, Ian Wyndham, living in London gets a chance to relive the day all over again, in the ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: time travel, true love, tragic love, changing the past or future, time loop, love, loss of loved one, relationships, death of girlfriend, hopes, love and romance, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london
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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: realistic, stylized, sexy, atmospheric, factual ...
Audience: date night, pre-teens
Plot: love affair, love triangle, royal family, aristocracy, queen, adultery, king, royal court, tragic love, infidelity, politics, coup d'etat ...
Time: 18th century, 1770s, georgian era, victorian era, year 1968 ...
Place: denmark, europe, england, copenhagen, berlin germany ...
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The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 460 min.
TV show
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, older man younger woman relationship, catholic priest, couple relations, tragic love, clergy, destiny, love and romance, priest in love, sex with a priest, romance, age difference ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century ...
Place: australia, vatican
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Bobby Deerfield (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
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: tragic love, terminal illness, self discovery, couples, love affair, ambition, life is a bitch, romance, hospital, racecar driver, car, formula 1 ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, paris france, florence
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Trishna (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Sweden, India
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, realistic, serious, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: tragic love, rich and poor, injustice, fall in love, couple relations, culture clash, love and romance, society, romance, unfulfillment, couples, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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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, sexy, philosophical, sincere, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, depression, loneliness, gays and lesbians, lgbt, broken heart, gay relationship, homosexual, tragic love, homosexuality, teacher student relationship, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 20th century, 1940s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, madrid, london ...
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The Lover (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK
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: sexy, erotic, sexual, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, age difference, older man younger woman relationship, lust, lolita, sex with a minor, fall in love, interracial relations, love affair, virgin, first sexual experience, opposites attract ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1929
Place: vietnam, indochina, paris france, france, asia
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Evim Sensin (2012)
Genre: Drama, 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, romantic, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tragic love, true love, romance, family relations, love and romance, couples, love, relationships, destiny, dishonesty, friendship, loss of loved one ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Due to a genetic disorder, handsome librarian Henry DeTamble involuntarily zips through time, appearing at various moments in the life of his true love, the beautiful artist Clare Abshire.
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, emotional, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, love affair, time traveler, love and romance, true love, time, time paradox, impossible love, time loop, disappearance, couple relations, love ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Devdas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Devdas is sent away by his father so he can improve himself but upon his return his father still doesn’t welcome him back. Devdas and Paro are in love but Paro is a lower caste and is set to be married to an older widower. Devdas is devastated ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, unfulfilled love, tragic love, forbidden love, courtesan, childhood sweetheart, terminal illness, hindu, alcoholic, prostitute, drunkenness, stepmother stepdaughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: india, london, kolkata, england, europe ...
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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: atmospheric, thought provoking, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: mother son incest, sexual perversion, tragic love, cloning, moral dilemma, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, hopes, genetic engineering, dealing with death, incest rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Fly (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, atmospheric, suspense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: mutant, experiment, science, mad scientist, scientist, teleportation, mutation, transformation, tragic love, monster, body horror, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s
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