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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, melancholic and emotional films and TV shows about / with mentor, depression, storytelling, life philosophy, loneliness, life & death, death, honest, dialogue and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as tragicomedy: Life Is Beautiful (1997), Patch Adams (1998), Nurse Jackie (2009), Enlightened (2011), Downton Abbey (2010), Forrest Gump (1994), The Five-Year Engagement (2012), The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014), Mr & Mme Adelman (2017), Wilfred (2011).
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 8.7
Downton Abbey
Drama, Romance
UK
58 min.
 8.7
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My Best Friend
Drama, Romance
Argentina
90 min.
 8.5
Mr & Mme Adelman
Drama, Romance
France, Belgium
120 min.
 7.3

List of tragicomedy movies

Life Is Beautiful
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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: tragicomedy, sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, protecting from truth, father son relationship, courage, optimism, protective parent, survival, fascism, human spirit, life philosophy, jewish ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: europe, italy, poland, tuscany
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 6.7
 91K
Patch Adams
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: touching, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: cancer, hospital, doctor patient relationship, clinic, human spirit, doctors and patients, doctor, unconventional method, compassion, hopes, terminal illness, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971, year 1969
Place: medical school, usa, virginia
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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: dramatic, compassionate, bleak, psychological, tragicomedy ...
Plot: mental institution, fighting the system, human spirit, freedom, friendship, troublemaker, character study, mental illness, dehumanization, doctors and patients, unlikely friendships, philosophy ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: oregon
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 7.7
 22K
Nurse Jackie
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 27 min.
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, semi serious, cynical, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hospital, nurse, addiction, workplace situations, doctors and patients, friendship, against the rules, drugs/alcohol, drug abuse, staff, conflict, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 7.5
 6K
Enlightened
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
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: starting over, self discovery, midlife crisis, workplace situations, coping, optimism, family relations, mental disorders, sanity, ex couple relations, responsibility, coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.7
 135K
Downton Abbey
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
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: tragicomedy, stylized, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estate, family relations, parents and children, master and servant, social differences, family life, intrigue, aristocracy, love and romance, inheritance, traditional versus modern, engaged ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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 8.8
 1.5M
Forrest Gump
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: sentimental, inspirational, uplifting, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, kindness, destiny, rise to the top, true love, wisdom of life, human relationship, mentally challenged, honest, courage, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
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The Five-Year Engagement
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Exactly one year after Tom meets Violet, he surprises her with a wedding ring. By all accounts, Tom and Violet are destined for their happily ever after. However, this engaged couple just keep getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle.
Style: humorous, romantic, funny, light, witty ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: relationship vs career, couple relations, love, engagement, fiance fiancee relationship, love story, ambition, love and romance, up and down relationship, wedding preparations and rituals, proposal, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, michigan, usa
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The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After learning that a brain aneurysm will kill him in about 90 minutes, a perpetually unhappy man struggles to come to terms with his fate and make amends with everyone he has ever hurt.
Style: compassionate, thought provoking, sentimental, tragicomedy, dark humor ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, introspection, depression, doctor patient relationship, father-son relationship, family, life is a bitch, doctors, life philosophy, parents and children, family drama ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Mr & Mme Adelman
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 120 min.
Story: How did Sarah and Victor get along for more than 45 years? Who was this enigmatic woman living in the shadow of her husband? Love, ambition, betrayals and secrets feed the story of this extraordinary couple, as they experience both the large and ...
Style: realistic, witty, tragicomedy, cynical, thought provoking
Plot: up and down relationship, life philosophy, family life, opposites attract, love, fall in love, couple relations, supportive spouse, writer's life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, wife husband relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
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 7.8
 38K
Wilfred
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Everyone else sees Wilfred as just a dog, but Ryan sees a crude and somewhat surly, yet irrepressibly brave and honest Australian bloke in a cheap dog suit. While leading him through a series of comedic and existential adventures, Wilfred the dog ...
Style: surreal, gross out humor, tragicomedy, cynical, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, odd couple, dog, slacker, drugs/alcohol, loser, character change, suburbs, surrealism, sexual humor, pets, stoners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.4
 25K
The Young Pope
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Lenny Belardo, the youngest and first American Pope in the history of the Church, must establish his new papacy and navigate the power struggles of the closed, secretive Vatican.
Style: captivating, psychological, satirical, surreal, tragicomedy
Plot: vatican, catholic church, cigarette smoking, tongue in cheek, nun, orphan, sex scene, best friends, intrigue, life philosophy, abuse of power, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
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 8.4
 953K
American Beauty
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: dramatic, realistic, melancholic, cynical, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, parenthood, parent child relationship, dysfunctional family, coming of age, depression, loneliness, family problems, life philosophy, obsession, teenage life, existentialism ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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 7.7
 294K
50/50
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, emotional, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, cancer, terminal illness, hospital, marijuana, loneliness, depression, weed, survival, therapist, buddies, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, hawaii, canada
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 8.1
 145K
Mary and Max
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. In the mid-1970's, a homely, friendless ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, clever, tragicomedy ...
Plot: friendship, mental illness, loneliness, depression, imaginary friend, suicide, social misfits, psychology, neighbor, unlikely friendships, storytelling, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, new york, usa
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My Mad Fat Diary
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
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: tragicomedy, sincere, serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, girls' night
Plot: best friends, drugs/alcohol, rock, social misfits, introspection, group of friends, body image, teenage love, friendship, physical appearance, teenager, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
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 7.3
 174K
Blue Jasmine
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jasmine French used to be on the top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco utterly ruined. As Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past bearing dark realities she ...
Style: talky, cynical, realistic, psychological, tragicomedy ...
Plot: depression, suicide, tragedy, mental illness, working class, adultery, starting over, drugs/alcohol, relationships, character study, loneliness, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, new york, california
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The Station Agent
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: realistic, touching, humorous, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, small town, loneliness, depression, solitude, suicide attempt, train, drinking, death, prejudice, unlikely friendships, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
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 7.4
 113K
Man on the Moon
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, humorous, tragicomedy, offbeat, semi serious ...
Plot: cancer, death, performer's life, insanity, comedian, eccentricity, celebrity culture, rock, showbiz, terminal illness, life & death, creativity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, lithuania, manhattan new york city
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 6.3
 107K
Funny People
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: humorous, tragicomedy, semi serious, witty, funny ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, cancer, loneliness, comedian, buddies, friends, honest, sarcasm, relationships, hopes, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Harold and Maude
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, touching, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: suicide, depression, coming of age, obsession, friendship, suicide attempt, death, existentialism, eccentricity, hospital, odd couple, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
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Running with Scissors
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of ...
Style: tragicomedy, talky, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, mental illness, drugs/alcohol, mentally unstable, therapist, psychiatry, parents and children, book, adaptation, camp, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: massachusetts
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Observe and Report
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective is recruited to close ...
Style: dark humor, disturbing, humorous, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Plot: obsession, farce, workplace, male nudity, shopping mall, violence, drugs/alcohol, robbery, crime, workplace situations, vigilante, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico
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You, the Living
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: surreal, humorous, tragicomedy, semi serious, reflective ...
Plot: loneliness, existentialism, surrealism, life, human nature, dreams, swedish, depression, drinking, psychiatry, society, solitude ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
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 6.7
 8K
Big Fan
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, bleak, disturbing, psychological, tragicomedy ...
Plot: obsession, dysfunctional family, hospital, football, sport, police investigation, loser, character study, radio, life is a bitch, relationships, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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 6.7
 44K
The Beaver
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, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, depression, mental illness, suicide attempt, hospital, teenage love, drugs/alcohol, alter ego, psychiatrist, redemption, loneliness, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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This Must Be the Place
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, stylized, road movie, tragicomedy, semi serious ...
Plot: self discovery, redemption, surrealism, rock, holocaust, on the road, revenge, road trip, depression, loneliness, father daughter relationship, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, michigan, new mexico, usa, latin america ...
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The King of Comedy
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: dark humor, cynical, clever, biting, tragicomedy ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, desire for fame, loneliness, character study, ambition, insanity, violent, mentor, relationships, television, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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Time of the Gypsies
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 142 min.
Story: In this luminous tale set in the former Yugoslavia, Perhan, an engaging young Romany with telekinetic powers, is seduced by the quick-cash world of petty crime that threatens to destroy him and those he loves.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, humorous, touching, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, vengeance, hospital, poverty, revenge, surrealism, magic realism, innocence lost, mentor, life, youth, dreams ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, milan italy, yugoslavia
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Stranger Than Fiction
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all changes when Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his ...
Style: clever, surreal, talky, witty, humorous ...
Plot: literature, death, destiny, love, professor, schizophrenia, writer's life, postmodernism, dying, existentialism, storytelling, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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