Pity movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant pity movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, emotional, melancholic, bleak and gloomy films and TV shows about / with pity, fear, death, singing, friendship, father son relationship, redemption, crying, husband wife relationship and father daughter relationship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
pity movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as pity: Vibrations (1996), Corpse Bride (2005), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), Twelve Months (1980), Diary of a Hitman (1991), The Fault in Our Stars (2014), The Land of Rain Trees (2015), 75 (2017), I, Tonya (2017), War for the Planet of the Apes (2017).

List of pity movies

Vibrations (1996)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Rising rock star, TJ Cray, gets the shot of a lifetime, an audition with a A & R man. On the way into the city, a carload of drunks smash into his car, severing his hands. He drops out of the business and becomes a homeless drunk. Cray wakes ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: new age, musician's life, social misfits, pity, philosophy, rock band, dance club, tolerance, music, homelessness, vigilantism, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
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Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, supernatural, loneliness, haunted by the past, human nature, manipulations, bonding, victim, teaching the ways of the world, monster as victim, dangerous friend ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 1790s ...
Place: louisiana, new orleans, san francisco, europe, usa ...
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Corpse Bride (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the ...
Style: gothic, melancholic, stylized, offbeat, captivating ...
Audience: date night, preschoolers
Plot: afterlife, corpse, supernatural, dark fantasy, shyness, tombs and skeletons, romance, marriage, fiance fiancee relationship, loneliness, revenge, life & death ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england
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A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A robotic boy, the first programmed to love, David is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, thought provoking, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: a.i., adoption, artificial intelligence, androids and robots, future dystopia, destiny, adventure, parents and children, human nature, parenthood, society, family relations ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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Twelve Months (1980)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A young queen requests a bouquet of snowdrop flowers for New Year's Day in exchange for a reward. One greedy woman sends her stepdaughter, whom she does not like, to look for the flowers in a cold forest, knowing the task will be impossible for ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: blizzard, fire, forest, orphan, alone, squirrel, ignorance, snowball, ring, frozen lake, spring, spirit ...
Time: 80s
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Diary of a Hitman (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hitman Dekker is on his last job, out to kill the wife (Jain) of his client, but he starts to waiver. The longer he takes to do the job the more difficult it becomes.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: hitman, murder, danger, betrayal, crime, self discovery, crimes, deadly, babies and infants, golden years, investigation, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania
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The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, love and romance, first love, dealing with death, fall in love, coping, youth, fighting illness, teenage life, human relationship, dying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
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The Land of Rain Trees (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Story: Nobuyuki Sakisaka (Yuta Tamamori) is a salaryman. When he was in middle school student, he read light novel "Fairy Game”. He still has that light novel, because he was so shocked by the ending. One day, Nobuyuki Sakisaka browses the internet ...
Plot: bridge, sleeping, train station, surgery, awkwardness, subway, sunrise, colleague, backpack, voice, crying woman, physician ...
Place: tokyo, mount fuji
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75 (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A car crash victim, humiliated housewife and two repressed teens are connected by their relationships with hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against ...
Style: tragic ending, depressing, social realism, sad, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bathing, meal, teen smoking, intoxication, self inflicted injury, moral ambiguity, bottle, reverend, manipulation, lunch, ignorance, homoeroticism ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, kentucky, america, ohio, midwest ...
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I, Tonya (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U. S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, figure skating, abusive mother, poverty, rivalry, overbearing mother, emotional abuse, taunting, fondling, cafe, domestic violence, abuse ...
Time: 1990s, year 1992, year 1991, year 1994, year 1986 ...
Place: portland oregon, minneapolis minnesota
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War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, New Zealand
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the ...
Style: epic, suspense, surprise ending, tragic ending, emotional ...
Plot: ape, anthropomorphism, obsession, survival, virus, vengeance, tragedy, brutality, revenge, redemption, betrayal, torture ...
Time: near future
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The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA, Germany, Austria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Agathe von Trapp, the eldest daughter of a well-known musical family, overcomes many obstacles to pursue her musical career and move to the United States.
Style: national socialism
Plot: family, holding hands, fedora, crying woman, church, brother sister relationship, mountain, grave, pregnancy, whispering, single father, loss of fortune ...
Time: year 1965, year 1938, year 1937
Place: austria, america
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Touching Home (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The true story about a father struggling to make amends with his twin sons as they pursue their dreams of professional baseball.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: redemption, country, twins, folk, small town, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, family relations, downfall ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, colorado, phoenix arizona, arizona
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The Toy Shop (1996)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Locked in a deserted old English toy shop, Katherine and her stuffy cousin Matthew meet some very special friends. Their fantasy world becomes a nightmare when Master Jack, the evil jack-in-the-box casts a spell and shrinks Katherine to the size of ...
Plot: courage, sunrise, magic, climbing a tree, garden, loyalty, tunnel, spell, car, orphan, truck, water ...
Time: 1910s
Place: england
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Indiscretion (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A married woman's affair comes back to haunt her when her obsessed lover infiltrates every part of her life.
Plot: brutality, obsession, prison, cooking, pier, infidelity, blowtorch, cowboy hat, pajamas, motorboat, rain, band ...
Place: louisiana
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A Quiet Passion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.
Plot: poet, recluse, marriage, anger, camera, father daughter relationship, singer, dancing, tea, crying man, wedding, horse and carriage ...
Time: 19th century
Place: massachusetts
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God on Trial (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Jewish tradition of arguing with God, Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz decide to put God on Trial.
Style: bleak, serious, disturbing, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, debate, auschwitz, human nature, anti semitism, genocide, religions or cults, against humanity, life is a bitch, society, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, poland, israel, germany
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Story of Poor (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Plot: attack, arrest, village, children, assassination, vengeance, prison, revenge, escape, love, death of father, rape ...
Place: tbilisi, siberia
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The White Caravan (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Martia, an experienced shepherd together with others is moving his herd to the winter pastures. The life of the shepherds is mundane and complex to the extent that even a minor mistake is fraught with serious consequences. Martia’s older son ...
Plot: father son relationship, boy meets girl, girl, death of father, brother brother relationship, lost, choice, pity, shepherd, regret, wave, mountain ...
Place: caucasus
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The Murder Pact (2015)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Four friends at a prestigious university whose promising futures are jeopardized when they become connected to the accidental death of a classmate. When another student says she knows about their involvement, the friends panic and start to plot her ...
Plot: concussion, recital, blonde girl, blackmail, ferry, threat, bribe, ballet, croquet, rivalry, college, hallucination ...
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Perceval (1978)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The film chronicles Perceval's knighthood, maturation and eventual peerage amongst the Knights of the Round Table, and also contains brief episodes from the story of Gawain and the crucifixion of Christ.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, sincere, epic
Plot: king arthur, knight, folk hero, obsessive quest, camelot, heroic mission, adventure, escapades, heroes, rescue, wooing, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
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The Boat Is Full (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum: four Jews, a French child, and a German soldier. ...
Style: bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, disturbing
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, refugee, train, politics, survival, war, boat, genocide, mental institution, ship, political unrest ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: switzerland, europe, germany, zurich switzerland
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Young Torless (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: At a boarding school in the pre-war Austro-Hungarian Empire, a pair of students torture one of their fellow classmates, Basini, who has been caught stealing money from one of the two. The two decide that rather than turn Basini in to the school ...
Style: serious, bleak, thought provoking, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: boarding school, torture, bullying, coming of age, fascism, mathematics, hypocrisy, hardcase students, innocence lost, military academy, lgbt, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century
Place: europe, germany
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Just the Way You Are (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Susan is a professional flautist who has been handicapped since childhood and is forced to wear a leg brace to get around. After breaking up with her boyfriend, she accepts the offer to travel to Europe on a concert tour. While in Paris, she comes ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: leg brace, coming of age, romance, self discovery, disability, resort, music, love and romance, misfit, best friends, gays and lesbians, wooing ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe
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Stevie (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Portrayal of British poet/author Stevie Smith and her life with her beloved aunt through direct dialogue with the audience by Stevie, as well as flashbacks, and narration by a friend. The movie mainly focuses on her relationship with her aunt, ...
Style: serious, emotional, gloomy, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: drowning, coffin, loneliness, poet, friendship, fall in love, mentally challenged, adolescence, single parent, social misfits, writer's life, forbidden love ...
Time: 70s
Place: yorkshire, moscow russia, england, paris france, buckingham palace
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friends, coming of age, friendship, teenager, cancer, leukemia, teenage boy, best friends, tattoo, high school student, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kindergarten
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Two Days, One Night (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sandra is a young woman who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues they must give up their bonuses in order for her to keep her job — not an easy task in this economy.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: injustice, employer employee relationship, unemployment, depression, suicide attempt, workplace, working class, race against time, weekend, supportive spouse, human nature, economic crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: belgium, europe
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Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching ...
Style: emotional, romantic, serious, scenic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, romance, couples, society, dishonesty, obsession, secret, pursuit, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Young Adult (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A divorced writer from the Midwest returns to her hometown to reconnect with an old flame, who's now married with a family.
Style: talky, cynical, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, alcoholic, thirtysomething life, divorce, jealousy, homecoming, adolescence vs adulthood, drugs/alcohol, obsessive quest, high school, looking for love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota, new jersey, california
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I, the Worst of All (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), intrigues them. The viceroy and his wife find her brilliant and fascinating. The prelate finds her a symbol of European laxity. He engineers ...
Style: gloomy, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: convent, intrigue, injustice, burned alive, solitude, writer's life, clergy, romance, human spirit, woman in danger, wrongfully committed, religions or cults ...
Time: 17th century, 1920s
Place: mexico, latin america, spain, tokyo, israel ...
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