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, semi serious, humorous, touching and dark humor films and TV shows about / with loneliness, friendship, storytelling, mentor, depression, death, culture clash, catastrophe, runaway and family relations plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Ireland and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tragicomedy: Life Is Beautiful (1997), 50/50 (2011), The End of the F***ing World (2017), Frank (2014), Patch Adams (1998), American Loser (2007), The King of Comedy (1982), Forrest Gump (1994), Everything Is Illuminated (2005), My Mad Fat Diary (2013).

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, emotional, inspirational ...
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, holocaust, human spirit, life philosophy, jewish, nazi, survival, optimism, self sacrifice, fascism, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1939, 1930s
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, poland
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 7.6
 315K
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: tragicomedy, touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, cancer, patient, doctor, therapist, fighting illness, best friend, buddies, coping, hopes, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., hawaii, canada ...
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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, dark humor, road movie, slang
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: road trip, teenager, underage, psycho, murder, teenage love, british humour, search for father, police investigation, psychopath, sexual abuse, looking for sex ...
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 7.0
 75K
Frank (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
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, touching, semi serious, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: music, music band, suicide, identity, mental illness, musician, strange person, eccentricity, creativity, deadpan, loneliness, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, usa, britain
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 6.8
 105K
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, hospital, medical school, medical profession, friendship, unconventional method, doctors and patients, clinic, doctor, hopes, nursing, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971
Place: usa, virginia
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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, dramatic, tragicomedy, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: fighting the system, human spirit, mental institution, freedom, anti hero, insanity, dehumanization, nurse, doctors and patients, unlikely friendships, society, oppression ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: alcoholic, misfit, lifestyle, social misfits, twentysomething life, disorder, goofy hero, love and romance, couples, support group, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city
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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, dark humor, cynical, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: ambition, delusion, character study, obsession, showbiz, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, nervous breakdown, misfit, mentally unstable, stalking, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 8.8
 1.8M
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, sincere, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: life philosophy, human spirit, mentally challenged, destiny, rise to the top, true love, journey, storytelling, human relationship, odd, selflessness, philosophy ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, new york, san francisco ...
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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, jewish, journey, search, collector, friendship, on the road, anti semitism, holocaust, human nature, prejudice, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: ukraine, europe, berlin germany, kiev ukraine, eastern europe
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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, tragicomedy, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: fat girl, teenage life, depression, best friends, physical appearance, youth, social misfits, teenage love, adolescence, loneliness, high school life, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
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 8.9
 88K
Cowboy Bebop (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: futuristic, exciting, tragicomedy, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bounty hunter, space travel, outer space, future dystopia, escapades, jazz, buddies, neo-noir, friendship, hacker, fighting crime, neo noir ...
Time: future, 21st century
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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, dark humor ...
Plot: midlife crisis, nothing goes right, obsession, teacher, polish, self hatred, nervousness, human nature, social satire, mental illness, paranoia, rage ...
Time: contemporary, middle ages
Place: warsaw poland, eastern europe
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 7.2
 8K
Krisha (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.
Style: tragicomedy, serious, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Plot: haunted by the past, reunion, family problems, thanksgiving, addiction, friendship, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family relations, mental illness, family, estranged son ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, turkey
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This Must Be the Place (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Ireland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A bored, retired rock star sets out to find his father's executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S.
Style: surreal, tragicomedy, touching, melancholic, thought provoking ...
Plot: rock, self discovery, redemption, reconciliation, obsessive quest, hopes, parent child relationship, haunted by the past, war crime, confession, eccentricity, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, new mexico, usa, ireland, new york ...
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 7.5
 7K
Enlightened (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: Enlightened follows the story of Amy, a self-destructive executive, who, after a very public breakdown and a subsequent philosophical awakening in rehabilitation, tries to get her life back together.
Style: tragicomedy, humorous, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: self discovery, workplace situations, midlife crisis, coping, starting over, sanity, optimism, coworker, family relations, ex couple relations, responsibility, mental disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, music, life philosophy, honest, pickpocket, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, california, new jersey
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 6.3
 114K
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, dark humor ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, loneliness, old love, male friendship, hopes, supportive friend, human nature, fighting illness, unfulfilled love, cancer, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles, california
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 7.7
 25K
Nurse Jackie (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
TV show
Story: Every day is a matter of life and death in a hectic New York City hospital, but for Nurse Jackie that's the easiest part. Between chronic back pain that won't quit, and a personal life on the constant edge of collapse, it's going to ...
Style: tragicomedy, cynical, semi serious, realistic, dark humor ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: addiction, nurse, hospital, drugs/alcohol, doctors and patients, friendship, workplace situations, drug abuse, staff, conflict, against the rules, ethics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 6.7
 9K
Big Fan (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paul Aufiero, a 35-year-old parking-garage attendant from Staten Island, is the self-described "world's biggest New York Giants fan". One night, Paul and his best friend Sal spot Giants star linebacker Quantrell Bishop at a gas ...
Style: talky, tragicomedy, disturbing, bleak, dark humor ...
Plot: loser, obsessed fan, obsession, sport, football, beating, life is a bitch, nothing goes right, dysfunctional character, hospital, gun, diner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, texas
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Melinda and Melinda (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: While dining out with friends, Sy suggests the difficulty of separating comedy from tragedy. To illustrate his point, he tells his guests two parallel stories about Melinda ; both versions have the same basic elements, but one take on her state of ...
Style: tragicomedy, melancholic, philosophical, talky, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love affair, family problems, friends, crumbling marriage, actress playing multiple roles, female protagonist, dinner party, writers, pianist, life philosophy, sarcasm, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, barcelona, barcelona spain, new jersey
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 8.7
 162K
Downton Abbey (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: A chronicle of the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, tragicomedy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aristocracy, estate, master and servant, manners, countryside, love and romance, butler, traditional versus modern, family life, family relations, social differences, high society ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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 5.1
 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, friendship, teenage life, unlikely couple, opposites attract, dishonesty, romance, betrayal, youth, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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 6.5
 1K
Gold (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An offbeat comedy about an estranged father who returns to his hometown after an absence of ten years in order to reconnect with his daughter and ex-wife but unwittingly finds himself responsible for almost destroying all their lives.
Style: sentimental, humorous, witty, tragicomedy, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, contests and competitions, homecoming, redemption, power relations, hopes, disorder, parents and children, life is a bitch, nothing goes right, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
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The Farewell Party (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country:
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of the machine begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with ...
Style: touching, emotional, dark humor, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, retirement home, death wish, friendship, life is a bitch, elderly, dealing with death, golden years, husband wife relationship, euthanasia, mercy killing, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, jerusalem
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Breakfast of Champions (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A portrait of a fictional town in the mid west that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters. Dwayne Hoover is a wealthy car dealer-ship owner that's on the brink of suicide and is losing touch with reality.
Style: surreal, tragicomedy, witty, humorous, talky ...
Plot: midlife crisis, car salesman, losing-it hero, self discovery, small town, small town life, couple relations, against the rules, satire, success, friendship, extramarital affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: indiana, hawaii
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White Reindeer (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After an unexpected tragedy, Suzanne searches for the true meaning of Christmas during one sad, strange December in suburban Virginia.
Style: tragicomedy, dark humor, humorous, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: christmas, introspection, friendship, suburbs, solace, holiday, death of husband, dealing with death, suburban life, drugs/alcohol, friends, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia
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A Christmas Tale (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 152 min.
Story: When their regal matriarch falls ill, the troubled Vuillard family come together for a hesitant Christmastime reunion. Among them is rebellious ne'er-do-well Henri and the uptight Elizabeth. Together under the same roof for the first time in ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, tragicomedy ...
Plot: transplant, dysfunctional family, family relations, terminal illness, siblings relations, death in the family, family in crisis, family, alcohol abuse, family reunited, loss of child, family feud ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, flanders
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 7.2
 2K
Matterhorn (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Fred lives on his own. His wife is dead, his son has left. He leans on the church, busses, meat-and-two-veg. Then Leo appears. Leo is a tramp. Fred lets Leo move in with him. An absurdist feature debut with a laugh and a tear in stuffy Netherlands.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, semi serious, tragicomedy, emotional ...
Plot: mentally challenged, society, obsession, social relations, friendship, father figure, loneliness, misfit, unfulfillment, homeless, religions or cults, dull life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, netherlands
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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, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, romance, love triangle, starting over, infidelity, family relations, self discovery, death in the family, secret, funeral, illegitimate son, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, malibu california, new jersey, los angeles
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