Tragedy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant tragedy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, psychological, sad, dramatic, thought provoking and intense films and TV shows about / with tragedy, death, suspense, violence, vengeance, storytelling, brutality, tragic event, mentor and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, Japan, Canada and other countries.
tragedy movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as tragedy: Titanic (1997), Million Dollar Baby (2004), The Lion King (1994), The Impossible (2012), I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018), Passengers (2008), Only the Brave (2017), Another Earth (2011), 21 Grams (2003), The Fool (2014).

List of tragedy movies

Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
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, girls' night, date night, kids, teens ...
Plot: love, love story, titanic, disaster, ship, forbidden love, love and romance, fall in love, tragedy, survival, ocean, shipwreck ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, victorian era ...
Place: los angeles, new york, atlantic ocean, england
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Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, sad, touching, depressing, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: boxing, sport, euthanasia, female protagonist, female boxer, determination, mentor protege relationship, underdog, human spirit, athlete's life, female athlete, tragedy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, europe, las vegas, london ...
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The Lion King (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.
Style: touching, sentimental, inspirational, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: disney, lion, friendship, betrayal, jungle, love, good versus evil, tragedy, talking animals, pride and honor, uncle, hyena ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa
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The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, Thailand, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: motivational, heartbreaking, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, survival, catastrophe, ocean, courage, suspense, tsunami, forces of nature, destruction, hopes, family in danger ...
Time: year 2004, 2000s, 21st century
Place: thailand, southeast asia, asia
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I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Spring time in April and the last of the cherry blossoms are still in bloom. The usually aloof bookworm with no interest in others comes across a book in a hospital waiting room. Handwritten on the cover are the words: "Living with Dying." ...
Style: anime, sincere, thought provoking, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragedy, friendship, high school, teenage life, teenage girl, fall in love, teenage boy, bucket list, hospital, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love story ...
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Passengers (2008)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a plane crash, a young therapist, Claire, is assigned by her mentor to counsel the flight's five survivors. When they share their recollections of the incident -- which some say include an explosion that the airline claims never happened ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, captivating, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: afterlife, suspense, survivor, supernatural, love and romance, love affair, psychology, tragedy, ghost, female protagonist, twists and turns, hidden truth ...
Time: 21st century
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Only the Brave (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots battle deadly wildfires to save an Arizona town.
Style: exciting, emotional, dramatic, tense, motivational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: natural disaster, forest fire, heroism, firefighter, rescue, tragedy, friends, partners, fire, disaster, fire department, loss of loved one ...
Time: year 2007, 2000s, year 2013, 2010s, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
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Another Earth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
Style: thought provoking, surreal, artsy, psychological, clever ...
Plot: parallel world, guilt, loneliness, space, tragedy, redemption, nasa, grief, space travel, solar system, cosmology, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, boston, mojave desert, yale university
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21 Grams (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ...
Style: mind bending, emotional, psychological, depressing, gloomy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, guilt, drugs, drug addiction, multiple storylines, loneliness, suspense, grief, death, mathematician, tragedy, drug addict ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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The Fool (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. An honest man, he is up against an entire system of corrupted bureaucrats. At stake are the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dorm that is at risk of collapsing within the span of the night.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: fighting the system, russian, society, suspense, apartment building, courage, tragedy, rebellion, injustice, corruption, moral dilemma, violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: russia
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Patriots Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.
Style: intense, emotional, tense, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: terrorism, police, tragedy, fbi, gunfight, suspense, terrorist, manhunt, explosions, violence, investigation, chase ...
Time: 2010s, year 2013, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, boston, california, usa
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Doom Patrol (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Doom Patrol’s members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities — but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: superhero team, superhero, villain, outcast, tragedy, talking robot, tragic event, suspense, cyborgs, androids and robots, split personality, supernatural ...
Place: usa
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Stockholm East (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Stockholm East is the love story between two strangers, bound together by a tragedy that has taken its toll on both their lives and relationships. When Johan and Anna meet at the railway station connecting Stockholm with the idyllic suburbs where ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, humorous
Plot: tragedy, cheating wife, life is a bitch, family problems, stranger, car accident, dealing with death, love and romance, disability, couples, love affair, adultery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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Attack on Titan (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by Titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A ...
Style: anime, serious, mysterious, exciting, tense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: giant, death, life turned upside down, threat, tragedy, giant monster, friendship, transformation, life is a bitch, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, direction and purpose ...
Time: future
Place: japan, 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: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love, tragedy, death, college, fall in love, love story, tragic love, ice hockey, graduation, young love, class differences, destiny ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, paris france, massachusetts, boston, harvard university
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91 Days (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: During Prohibition, the law held no power and the mafia ruled the town. The story takes place in Lawless, a town thriving on black market sales of illicitly brewed liquor. Avilio returns to Lawless after some time away, following the murder of his ...
Style: anime, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: tragedy, gunfight, betrayal, suspense, mafia, life & death, gangsters, brutality, murder, crime boss, anger, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.
Style: depressing, disturbing, melancholic, sexual, sad ...
Plot: addiction, loneliness, alcohol abuse, prostitute, prostitution, casino, love, depression, alcoholic, tragedy, self destructing, suicide ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, nevada
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Gangsta. (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the crime-ridden, mafia-governed city of Ergastulum, Worick and Nicolas are two "handymen" known as "Benriya" who would take any dirty job from either police or mafia -- for a good price. After an assignment from police the ...
Style: anime, tense, captivating, exciting, seinen ...
Plot: police, prostitution, murder, gunfight, distopia, betrayal, gang, tragedy, criminal, mafia, teamwork, death ...
Place: japan
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Troy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Malta, UK
Duration: 163 min.
Story: In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was ...
Style: epic, exciting, heroic, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: sword fight, mythology, ancient, ancient history, warrior, war, betrayal, courage, greek mythology, battlefield, conquering, ancient world ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages
Place: ancient greece, greece, rome italy, paris france, europe
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Mass (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two couples meet for a painful and raw conversation in the aftermath of a violent tragedy.
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, serious, sad
Plot: tragedy, church, grief, violent, mass murder, forgiveness, parents, multiple perspectives, loss of child, backfire, relationship problems, murderer ...
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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six ...
Style: epic, exciting, surprise ending, sad, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, chick flick, adult
Plot: superhero, space, invasion, alien, super powers, fight scenes, team, supernatural power, super strength, power, universe, tragedy ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, africa, manhattan new york city, scotland
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Aftermath (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A fatal plane crash changes the lives of Roman and Jake forever. Roman loses his wife and daughter in the accident, while Jake, his mind as he happens to be the air traffic controller, who fails to avert the nightmare. Rage and revenge engulfs Roman ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sincere, touching, tense ...
Plot: air traffic controller, guilt, depression, investigation, grief, tragedy, death, lawyer, accusation, vigilante, revenge, forgiveness ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: germany
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22 July (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Norway
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In Norway on 22 July 2011, right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 young people attending a Labour Party Youth Camp on Utöya Island outside of Oslo. This three-part story will focus on the survivors of the attacks, the political ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, dramatic, disturbing
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, mass murder, tragedy, car bomb, island, bomb, criminal, female judge, female lawyer, media frenzy, suspense ...
Time: 2010s, year 2011, 21st century
Place: oslo norway, norway, europe, eastern europe
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Joker (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, bleak, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, villain, suspense, mental disorder, social problems, loneliness, psychological trauma, psycho, revenge, character change, insanity, psychopath ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, year 1981, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, los angeles
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Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and ...
Style: touching, inspirational, serious, sentimental, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, sport, father daughter relationship, death of wife, athlete's life, tragedy, contests and competitions, down on your luck, boxer, rise and fall, family relations, boxing training ...
Time: 2010s, year 2014, 21st century
Place: madison square garden manhattan new york city, usa, las vegas, new york, manhattan new york city
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A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, ghost, suicide, twists and turns, nightmare, losing-it hero, death, haunted house, tragedy, suspense, children, guilt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, japan
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Sankarea: Undying Love (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Zombie-obsessed Furuya is making a potion to reanimate his dead cat when he meets Rea. She’s about as miserable as a girl can get, thanks to her creepy, domineering father. When the pain becomes too much, she tries to commit suicide with a sip of ...
Style: anime, psychological, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, tragedy, obsession, zombie, temple, potion, supernatural, resurrection, supernatural ability, desire, living dead, suspense ...
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Rabbit Hole (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.
Style: touching, sad, emotional, sexy, compassionate ...
Plot: loss of child, death in the family, marriage, grief, estrangement, tragedy, memory, redemption, support group, family problems, unlikely relationship, relationships ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, california, usa
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Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, clever, mind bending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, hitman, distopia, time paradox, organized crime, cyberpunk, escape, self sacrifice, changing the past or future, chase, destiny ...
Time: future, 2040s, 21st century
Place: shanghai, kansas, usa
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The Fruit of Grisaia (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Mihama Academy—on the surface, a closed learning environment established to nurture students who find themselves at odds with the world around them; in actuality, an orchard-cum-prison built to preserve fruit that has fallen too far from its tree. ...
Style: anime, psychological, ecchi, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: life is a bitch, hardship, tragedy, harem, teenage boy, teenage girl, teenage crush, psychotherapy, evil, juvenile delinquency, academy, student ...
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