Tragicomedy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant tragicomedy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out tragicomedy, realistic, humorous, semi serious, touching and melancholic films and TV shows about / with loneliness, dark humor, mentor, storytelling, friendship, death, honest, depression, redemption and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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tragicomedy movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as tragicomedy: Life Is Beautiful (1997), The End of the F***ing World (2017), Forrest Gump (1994), The King of Comedy (1982), American Loser (2007), Patch Adams (1998), 50/50 (2011), Frank (2014), Everything Is Illuminated (2005), In Bruges (2008).

List of tragicomedy movies

Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: sentimental, tragicomedy, touching, inspirational, emotional ...
Plot: concentration camp, human spirit, holocaust, life philosophy, world war two, jewish, nazi, self sacrifice, survival, pretense, optimism, fascism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1939
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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The End of the F***ing World (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a darkly comedic road trip in search of her real father.
Style: ironic, tragicomedy, road movie, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: road trip, teenager, psycho, underage, dark humor, murder, teenage love, psychopath, police investigation, search for father, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, relationships ...
Place: united kingdom
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.
Style: psychological, tragicomedy, dramatic, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: mental institution, human spirit, fighting the system, freedom, insanity, unlikely friendships, nurse, mental illness, dehumanization, escaped mental patient, doctors and patients, self control ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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 8.8
 2.0M
Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mentally challenged, life philosophy, human spirit, journey, rise to the top, philosophy, true love, destiny, love, human relationship, army, selflessness ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york, china, vietnam ...
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The King of Comedy (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.
Style: tragicomedy, cynical, realistic, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: character study, desire for fame, ambition, delusion, obsession, showbiz, dark humor, artists and showbiz, nervous breakdown, misfit, mentally unstable, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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American Loser (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A dramatic comedy about a self-induced attention-deficit disordered, learning disabled, Tourette's syndrome suffering, balance impaired, ex-alcoholic young man from the Upper East Side of Manhattan and the gold-digging girl who inspires him to ...
Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: alcoholic, misfit, lifestyle, social misfits, twentysomething life, love and romance, goofy hero, disorder, dyslexia, sexual content, dark humor, support group ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.8
 112K
Patch Adams (1998)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Meet Patch Adams, a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh - even if it means risking his own ...
Style: inspirational, touching, uplifting, tragicomedy, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: human spirit, medical school, medical profession, hospital, doctors and patients, friendship, compassion, unconventional method, clinic, doctor, hopes, nursing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971
Place: usa, virginia
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 7.6
 327K
50/50 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.
Style: touching, tragicomedy, sentimental, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, cancer, patient, doctor, therapist, fighting illness, best friend, buddies, coping, hopes, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., canada, hawaii
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 6.9
 78K
Frank (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young wannabe musician who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.
Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, touching, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: music band, music, mental illness, suicide, identity, musician, strange person, eccentricity, creativity, deadpan, loneliness, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, austin texas, britain
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Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A film based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by American writer Jonathan Safran Foer, in which a young Jewish American man endeavors—with the help of eccentric, distant relatives—to find the woman who saved his grandfather ...
Style: tragicomedy, touching, sincere, sentimental, clever ...
Plot: culture clash, collector, jewish, journey, on the road, friendship, anti semitism, holocaust, human nature, dog, prejudice, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, europe, kiev ukraine, eastern europe, berlin germany
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 7.9
 413K
In Bruges (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.
Style: atmospheric, neo noir, humorous, cynical, tragicomedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, irish, hitman, tourist, guilt, haunted by the past, partners, suicidal, friendship, odd couple, farce, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: belgium, bruges, europe, ireland, dublin ireland ...
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Day of the Wacko (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It is a bitter story about a middle-aged man, who hates his life and other people, including himself. Adam Miauczynski, the character known from director Marek Koterski's previous films, is a 44 year-old teacher, who reads poetry during school ...
Style: suspense, tragicomedy, humorous, cynical, biting ...
Plot: midlife crisis, nothing goes right, obsession, teacher, polish, self loathing, nervousness, human nature, social satire, dark humor, mental illness, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, middle ages
Place: warsaw poland, eastern europe, central europe
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 8.9
 112K
Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In 2071, roughly fifty years after an accident with a hyperspace gateway made the Earth almost uninhabitable, humanity has colonized most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System. Amid a rising crime rate, the Inter Solar System Police ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, neo noir, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bounty hunter, jazz, outer space, future dystopia, friendship, escapades, space travel, hacker, fighting crime, adventure, buddies, unlikely partners ...
Time: future, 21st century
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My Mad Fat Diary (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1996 in Lincolnshire, the show tells the tragic and humorous story of a very troubled young girl Rae, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months after attempting suicide, begins to reconnect with her best friend ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, tragicomedy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: fat girl, teenage life, depression, youth, physical appearance, best friends, social misfits, teenage love, adolescence, first love, loneliness, high school life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
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 8.0
 3K
Pokrov Gates (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Stories from the lives of the tenants of the Moscow's communal apartment: Kostik, who is a college student, lives with his aunt while studying; Arkady Velyurov who is a performing artist; Khobotovs, who are a divorced couple; and Sava, who is ...
Style: tragicomedy, humorous, entertaining
Plot: love, artist, wedding, farce, husband wife relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, poet, surrealism, musician, university, doctor, flashback ...
Time: 50s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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You, the Living (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark, Norway, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the Swedish city of Lethe, people from different walks of life take part in a series of short, deadpan vignettes that rush past. Some are just seconds long, none longer than a couple of minutes. A young woman (Jessica Lundberg) remembers a ...
Style: tragicomedy, melancholic, ironic, meditative, surreal ...
Plot: alienation, lifestyle, life, human nature, loneliness, existentialism, life philosophy, honest, music, pickpocket, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia, new jersey, california
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 6.3
 119K
Funny People (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Famous and wealthy funnyman George Simmons doesn't give much thought to how he treats people until a doctor delivers stunning health news, forcing George to reevaluate his priorities with a little help from aspiring stand-up comic Ira.
Style: tragicomedy, humorous, funny, melancholic, intense ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, loneliness, old love, human nature, supportive friend, hopes, unfulfilled love, fighting illness, cancer, introspection, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles, california
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Achilles and the Tortoise (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Machisu is a painter. He never had the success he thinks he is entitled to. Regardless of this, he always remains trying to be successful. His wife Sachiko keeps supporting him, despite all setbacks. Machisu, the only son of a rich collector, has a ...
Style: tragicomedy, emotional, thought provoking, philosophical, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, dark humor, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, failed attempt, art, desire for fame, painting, painter, hopes, husband wife relationship, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 80s, 90s, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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 5.2
 2K
Sandor & Ida (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ida lives hard and fast with too much drinking and a string of boyfriends, Sandor has very few friends and his mother insists that he practices ballet. They meet in a chat room and despite appearances they discover they have much in common. Sandor ...
Style: tragicomedy, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: teenage love, overdose, unlikely couple, teenage life, friendship, family relations, opposites attract, romance, dishonesty, youth, betrayal, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Catch and Release (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Gray Wheeler just lost everything. But it could be the best thing that ever happened to her. After the death of her fiancé, Gray moves in with her late love's best friends. While Sam and Dennis do their best to cheer Gray up, Fritz ...
Style: sentimental, tragicomedy, inspirational, melancholic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, romance, starting over, love triangle, infidelity, self discovery, death in the family, family relations, secret, funeral, illegitimate son, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, malibu california, new jersey, los angeles
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 7.4
 130K
Man on the Moon (1999)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the life and career of the eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.
Style: touching, tragicomedy, realistic, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: comedian, showbiz, tv show, prank, human spirit, rising to stardom, actor's life, fighting illness, dying, celebrity culture, performer's life, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1985
Place: new york, usa, the philippines, memphis, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.8
 37K
Defendor (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A crooked cop, a mob boss and the young girl they abuse are the denizens of a city's criminal underworld. It's a world that ordinary Arthur Poppington doesn't understand and doesn't belong in, but is committed to fighting when he ...
Style: tragicomedy, realistic, sincere, brutal, stylized ...
Plot: delusion, superhero, lifesaver, wannabe, secret identity, vigilantism, crimes, friendship, righting the wronged, undercover, obsession, crime fighter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Foot Fist Way (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An inept taekwondo instructor struggles with marital troubles and an unhealthy obsession with fellow taekwondo enthusiast Chuck "The Truck" Williams.
Style: humorous, tragicomedy, not serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, obsession, life is a bitch, buddies, ambition, disorder, friendship, school, infidelity, contests and competitions, goofy hero, breaking point ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
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 6.1
 2K
Don Quixote (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The classic tale of a man's dream, his epic journey, and one true love.
Style: tragicomedy, captivating, atmospheric, humorous, serious
Plot: adventurer, heroes, obsession, good versus evil, romance, tragic hero, rivalry, adventure, on the road, gentleman, master and servant, wooing ...
Time: 90s
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 6.6
 49K
The Beaver (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Suffering from a severe case of depression, toy company CEO Walter Black (Mel Gibson) begins using a beaver hand puppet to help him open up to his family. With his father seemingly going insane, adolescent son Porter (Anton Yelchin) pushes for his ...
Style: emotional, touching, tragicomedy, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: depression, midlife crisis, puppet, family relations, losing-it hero, family problems, parents and children, unfulfillment, nervous breakdown, couples, imaginary character, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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 6.3
 35K
Cyrus (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: With John's social life at a standstill and his ex-wife about to get remarried, a down on his luck divorcée finally meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover she has another man in her life - her son. Before long, the two are locked in a ...
Style: mumblecore, tragicomedy, semi serious, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: couple relations, uninhibited rivalry, love and romance, looking for love, loneliness, flirting, family relations, musician, manipulation, rivalry, life philosophy, stereotypes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 7.1
 6K
Footnote (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of a great rivalry between a father and son, both eccentric professors in the Talmud department of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The son has an addictive dependency on the embrace and accolades that the establishment provides, while his ...
Style: tragicomedy, captivating, melancholic, meditative, thought provoking ...
Plot: rivalry, parents and children, family problems, ambition, moral dilemma, estrangement, religions or cults, father son relationship, scientist, greed, secrets, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, jerusalem, tokyo
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 6.6
 10K
Toast (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An adaptation of celebrity chef Nigel Slater's bestselling memoir, 'Toast' is the ultimate nostalgic trip through everything edible in 1960's Britain. Nigel's mother was always a poor cook, but her chronic asthma and ...
Style: tragicomedy, sentimental, semi serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: cooking and food, chef, stepmother stepson relationship, cooking, homosexual, teenage life, youth, lifestyle, family problems, maid, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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 6.5
 1K
Gravity (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Gravity is an American comedy-drama television series created by Jill Franklyn and Eric Schaeffer. It premiered on April 23, 2010 on Starz in the United States. On June 30, 2010, Starz reported that Gravity had been canceled.
Style: realistic, tragicomedy, humorous, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: support group, suicide, suicidal, starting over, life is a bitch, friendship, ex athlete, dark humor, plan gone awry, hopes, misfit, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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The Station Agent (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, captivating, tragicomedy ...
Plot: loneliness, friendship, solitude, depression, small town, inheritance, dwarf, bittersweet, lifestyle, unfulfillment, society, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada, newfoundland
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