Sad ending movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant sad ending movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, cult film, melancholic, emotional and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with sad ending, death, runaway, dialogue, brutality, storytelling, catastrophe, mentor, vengeance and tragedy plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as sad ending: The Heart of Christmas (2011), Tusk (2014), The Big Lebowski (1998), Pay It Forward (2000), The Boat (1981), The Great Queen Seondeok (2009), The Virgin Suicides (1999), The Man Who Loved Women (1983), A Walk to Remember (2002), Psycho II (1983).

List of sad ending movies

The Heart of Christmas (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Dax Ryan Locke, born to Julie and Austin Locke on June 26, 2007, was diagnosed with AML M7, a rare form of leukemia, when he was 13 months old. The Heart of Christmas is set in Washington, Illinois and at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, sad, based on true events ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: terminal illness, sad ending, child illness, parents and children, family life, dealing with death, small town, sick child, leukemia, family relations, blog, kindness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, 2000s
Place: usa, illinois
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Tusk (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When his best friend and podcast co-host goes missing in the backwoods of Canada, a young guy joins forces with his friend's girlfriend to search for him.
Style: scary, macabre, surreal, suspenseful, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: human becoming an animal, monster, walrus, disfigurement, abduction, gory, psychopath, escapades, deception, death, mad scientist, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, usa, new jersey
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The Big Lebowski (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink white Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events ...
Style: humorous, absurd, talky, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, dialogue, hippie, bowling, marijuana, slacker, kidnapping, crimes, stoners, mistaken identity, crime, deception ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, pasadena california, malibu california
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Pay It Forward (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
Style: uplifting, motivational, touching, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: childhood, single parent, teacher, disfigurement, child's point of view, good deed, society, school, life philosophy, teachers and students, addiction, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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The Boat (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits.
Style: epic, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: submarine, naval battle, world war two, navy, war, battles, ocean or sea, german, ocean, military, third reich, mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: atlantic ocean, germany, mediterranean sea
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The Great Queen Seondeok (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Queen Seondeok is a 2009 South Korean historical drama, starring Lee Yo-won, Go Hyun-jung, Uhm Tae-woong, Park Ye-jin, Kim Nam-gil and Yoo Seung-ho. It chronicles the life of Queen Seondeok of Silla. It aired on MBC from May 25 to December 22, 2009 ...
Style: epic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: power struggle, political intrigue, queen, murder, royal family, political leader, prophecy, palace, empire, gender disguise, palace intrigue, court intrigue ...
Time: 7th century, ancient times
Place: korea
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The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.
Style: emotional, disturbing, atmospheric, thought provoking, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: suicidal, teenage life, suburban life, virginity, high school, coming of age, suburbs, innocence lost, overbearing parent, generation gap, first love, suicide attempt ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, yale university
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The Man Who Loved Women (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 1983 Burt Reynolds version -- This is the tale of a sculptor named David who has a major womanizing problem. He goes to seek help from a psychiatrist, Marianna, to cure him of his obsession with women. His story of sexual and romantic exploits with ...
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, sexual, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: womanizer, infidelity, psychiatrist, sculptor, farce, obsession, looking for sex, midlife crisis, looking for love, introspection, self discovery, doctors and patients ...
Time: 80s
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A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, love and romance, romance, first love, true love, teen romance, fall in love, terminal illness, youth, teenage life, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
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Psycho II (1983)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After years of treatment at a mental institution for the criminally insane, serial killer Norman Bates is finally released. Deciding to move back into his long-dead mother's infamous old house, he soon finds himself tormented by "her" ...
Style: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, slasher, serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), attic, starting over, voyeur, motel, blood, revenge, mental illness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Predominantly set during World War II, Steve Rogers is a sickly man from Brooklyn who's transformed into super-soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. Rogers must stop the Red Skull – Adolf Hitler's ruthless head of weaponry, ...
Style: exciting, psychotronic, suspenseful, visually appealing, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, heroism, courage, adventure, disney, heroes, army, one man army, super soldier, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1942, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, london, italy, alps ...
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Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The film revolves around a mysterious girl named Éclair who appears before Fairy Tail, the world's most notorious wizard's guild. She lost all of her memories, except for the imperative that she must deliver two Phoenix Stones somewhere. ...
Style: stylized, exciting, semi serious, humorous, sexy ...
Plot: wizards and magicians, adventure, good versus evil, rivalry, last wish, imaginary, danger, intrigue, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, escapades, memory loss ...
Place: asia, japan
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Selena (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, factual, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: singer, rising to stardom, human spirit, musician's life, hopes, showbiz, tragedy, performer's life, latin, family relations, elopement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california, los angeles
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The Green Mile (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, prison, life philosophy, death row, supernatural, prison life, human nature, supernatural ability, convict, justice, confined, death sentence ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1990s, year 1999 ...
Place: southern usa, usa, louisiana
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Cooley High (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the mid-1960s, a group of high school friends who live on the Near North Side of Chicago enjoy life to the fullest...parties, hanging out, meeting new friends. Then life changes for two of the guys when they meet a pair of career criminals and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, gambling, hopes, love and romance, society, youth, high school life, friends, cadillac, teenage life, toilet ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Strangers (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Anthology series of stand alone episodes about Americans in Paris and the sometimes tragic and sometimes uplifting relationships, trysts and loves they find there.
Style: anthology
Plot: erotica, hiv positive, virgin, eroticism, older man young girl relationship, lesbian romance, happy ending, american abroad, sad ending, female nudity, cheating, sex scene ...
Place: paris france
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Ethel & Ernest (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This hand drawn animated film, based on the award winning graphic novel by Raymond Briggs, is an intimate and affectionate depiction of the life and times of his parents, two ordinary Londoners living through extraordinary events.
Style: captivating, light, exciting, sentimental, cult film
Plot: husband wife relationship, family home, world war two, servant, london blitz, movie theatre, art student, posing for a photograph, quitting a job, childbirth, gas mask, maid ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, year 1939, 1930s ...
Place: england, london
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Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, helicopter, escape, friendship, horse, chase, runaway, bar fight, prison, prison escape, sheriff, friendship between men ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, year 1952
Place: albuquerque new mexico, new mexico, california, texas
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S.O.S. Titanic (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Titanic disaster is depicted as seen through the eyes of one couple in each of the three classes on board.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iceberg, rescue, ocean, ship, survival, catastrophe, titanic, heroes, adventure, space and aliens, chases and races, golden years ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
Place: atlantic ocean, newfoundland
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Air: The Motion Picture (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A long time ago, a winged maiden was held prisoner in a castle - cursed never to experience love, lest she die. Centuries later, in a sleepy coastal town, a young girl relives this agony.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, gloomy, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: magic, summer, romance, imaginary, fall in love, teenage love, social relations, teenage life, tragic love, impossible love, youth, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Three Steps Over Heaven (2004)
Genre: Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A bad boy and a socialite girl hook-up.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teen romance, teenage love, opposites attract, best friend, first love, youth, virgin, forbidden love, private school, romance, cigarette smoking, friendship ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy
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Phenomenon II (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: George Malley lives in a small town and is well-liked. One day he sees a strange flash of light in the sky and his life is radically changed. George has mysteriously become highly intelligent.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, tragic ending
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, terminal illness, prodigy, heroes, misfit, unfulfillment, telekinesis, magical power, genius, tragedy, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Infernal Affairs (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chan Wing Yan, a young police officer, has been sent undercover as a mole in the local mafia. Lau Kin Ming, a young mafia member, infiltrates the police force. Years later, their older counterparts, Chen Wing Yan and Inspector Lau Kin Ming, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, working undercover, organized crime, gangsters, betrayal, mind game, psychologist, mob boss, mole, crime, crimes, double life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hong kong, asia
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Mary Reilly (1996)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A housemaid falls in love with Dr. Jekyll and his darkly mysterious counterpart, Mr. Hyde.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful, macabre, scary ...
Plot: servant, mad scientist, human nature, laboratory, prostitute, master and servant, rich man poor woman, dangerous attraction, power relations, jekyll and hyde, dual identity, chambermaid ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: london
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The Last Sunset (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Brendan O'Malley arrives at the Mexican home of old flame Belle Breckenridge to find her married to a drunkard getting ready for a cattle drive to Texas. Hot on O'Malley's heels is lawman Dana Stribling who has a personal reason for ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wanted, quicksand, sandstorm, crimes, on the run, heroes, criminal heroes, odd couple, fall in love, vengeance, chases and races, chase ...
Time: 60s
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
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The Last American Virgin (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The friendship of a group of young friends struggling with teen sex, drugs, and work is jeopardized by a romantic interest which may turn pals into bitter rivals.
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, contests and competitions, sex, prostitute, teenager, virgin, loss of virginity, looking for sex, young lovers, sexual relations, teenage love ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
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Faces in the Crowd (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A horror-thriller centered on a woman living with "face-blindness" after surviving a serial killer's attack. As she lives with her condition, one in which facial features change each time she loses sight of them, the killer closes in.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, disorder, panic, woman in danger, danger, who to trust, murder, deadly, hypnotism, change, recovery, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Easy Rider (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices.
Style: road movie, psychedelic, realistic, avant garde, atmospheric ...
Plot: hippie, motorcycle, anti heroes, friendship, on the road, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, lsd, existentialism, drugs/alcohol, americana, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 70s
Place: usa, new orleans, arizona, louisiana, los angeles ...
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Chloe (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the family in danger.
Style: psychological, sexy, serious, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: seduction, obsession, lesbian, infidelity, lesbian romance, sexual relations, couples, family relations, desire, dishonesty, first lesbian experience, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada
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Air (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Yukito Kunisaki is on a journey in search of the Winged Maiden who was bound to the sky centuries ago, after hearing an old childhood tale from his mother. As Yukito shows his puppet show to people in an attempt to make some money, he finds himself ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, seinen
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, romance, teenage love, youth, supernatural ability, reincarnation, impossible love, fall in love, teenage life, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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