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, clever and dark humor films and TV shows about / with depression, loneliness, storytelling, family relations, mentor, death, friendship, dysfunctional family, life philosophy and love and romance plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Germany 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), Downton Abbey (2010), Patch Adams (1998), Funny People (2009), Everything Is Illuminated (2005), Nurse Jackie (2009), Frank (2014), The Beaver (2011), American Loser (2007).

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, touching, tragicomedy, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, human spirit, concentration camp, survival, optimism, fascism, self sacrifice, captivity, jewish, protecting from truth, make believe, love of one's life ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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The End of the F***ing World (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
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: tragicomedy, dark humor, road movie, slang, ironic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: murder, road trip, teenager, teenage love, sexual abuse, psycho, underage, british humour, search for father, looking for sex, police investigation, coming of age ...
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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, serious, tragicomedy, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: fighting the system, mental institution, human spirit, insanity, nurse, freedom, doctors and patients, anti heroes, dehumanization, friendship, plan gone awry, crazy ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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 8.7
 140K
Downton Abbey (2010)
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: captivating, serious, stylized, realistic, tragicomedy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: estate, aristocracy, master and servant, family relations, family life, countryside, manners, love and romance, parents and children, social differences, inheritance, high society ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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 6.7
 94K
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, human spirit, terminal illness, clinic, cancer, doctors and patients, friendship, doctor, unconventional method, hopes, human nature, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 1971
Place: medical school, usa, virginia
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 6.3
 108K
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, melancholic, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, loneliness, hopes, human nature, cancer, supportive friend, unfulfilled love, fighting illness, coping, old love, bonding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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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, sentimental, sincere, clever ...
Plot: culture clash, on the road, holocaust, jewish, anti semitism, journey, friendship, collector, human nature, grandparent grandchild relationship, search, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: ukraine, europe, eastern europe, kiev ukraine, berlin germany
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 7.7
 23K
Nurse Jackie (2009)
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, dark humor, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: addiction, nurse, hospital, doctors and patients, against the rules, workplace situations, drugs/alcohol, friendship, drug abuse, staff, conflict, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 7.0
 69K
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, semi serious, touching, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: music, identity, music band, eccentricity, suicide, mental illness, creativity, deadpan, loneliness, character study, depression, musician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ireland, britain
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 6.7
 45K
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, tragicomedy, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: midlife crisis, puppet, depression, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, family problems, parents and children, mental illness, dysfunctional character, dysfunctional family, dialogue, dissociative identity disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, california
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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, dark humor ...
Plot: alcoholic, social misfits, goofy hero, misfit, twentysomething life, love and romance, disorder, couples, support group, lifestyle, boat, sailing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 7.5
 6K
Enlightened (2011)
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: self discovery, starting over, midlife crisis, workplace situations, mental disorders, coping, depression, optimism, family relations, sanity, ex couple relations, responsibility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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My Mad Fat Diary (2013)
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: sincere, touching, emotional, sentimental, tragicomedy ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: physical appearance, teenage life, depression, youth, teenage love, best friends, loneliness, social misfits, first love, high school life, group of friends, friendship ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
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Observe and Report (2009)
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: semi serious, dark humor, humorous, tragicomedy, satirical ...
Plot: robbery, security guard, shopping mall, delusion, farce, workplace situations, thief, workplace, unrequited love, adolescence vs adulthood, justice, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico
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 7.3
 222K
The Descendants (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron, Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.
Style: touching, tragicomedy, humorous, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, dying mother, cheating wife, teenage daughter, estate, inheritance, dysfunctional family, family problems, coma, on the road, parents and children, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, california
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 7.6
 5K
Titus (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Titus is an American dark comedy sitcom that debuted on Fox in 2000. The series was created by its star, Christopher Titus, Jack Kenny, and Brian Hargrove. This sitcom was based on Christopher's stand-up comedy act, more specifically his ...
Style: humorous, tragicomedy, dark humor, not serious, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, mechanic, siblings relations, comedian, parents and children, workplace romance, family problems, suburban life, childhood, sitcom, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
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The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)
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: tragicomedy, dark humor, thought provoking, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, introspection, urban, life is a bitch, parents and children, chases and races, depression, family, doctors, life philosophy, father-son relationship ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 8.8
 1.6M
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, sincere, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: human spirit, destiny, mentally challenged, journey, misfit, tragic love, love and romance, human relationship, justice, fish out of water, society, true love ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
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 8.4
 978K
American Beauty (1999)
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: thought provoking, sexual, cynical, biting, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, family problems, dysfunctional family, loneliness, teenage life, coming of age, youth, age difference, virgin, american dream, parenthood, lust ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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: tragicomedy, semi serious, humorous, realistic, biting ...
Plot: midlife crisis, obsession, nothing goes right, polish, unfulfillment, disorder, human nature, love and romance, ex husband ex wife relationship, anti hero, sexual fantasy, one day time span ...
Time: contemporary, middle ages
Place: warsaw poland, eastern europe
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 7.0
 1K
Donbass (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Ukraine, France, Netherlands, Romania
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the Donbas, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by separatist gangs. In the Donbass, war is called peace, propaganda is uttered as ...
Style: tragicomedy, ironic, satirical, suspenseful
Plot: journalist, beaten up, bomb shelter, checkpoint, vigilantism, insecurity, real world, military, bus, murder, snowman, train ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ukraine
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The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
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, love, couple relations, proposal, engagement, ambition, love and romance, up and down relationship, wedding preparations and rituals, frustration, fiance fiancee relationship, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, michigan, usa
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 5.4
 827
Superstar (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An average guy who works in a recycling plant wakes up one morning to discover that he's become inexplicably famous.
Style: satirical, cynical, tragicomedy, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: life turned upside down, media satire, disorder, price of fame, media, fame, fish out of water, celebrity, media coverage, love hate, loneliness, viral video ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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My Blind Date with Life (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An ambitious young man struggles to achieve his dream of becoming an employee in a Munich luxury hotel despite being strongly visually impaired.
Style: compassionate, tragicomedy, based on true events, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: follow your dream, friendship, buried truth, exam, trust, deception, blindness and impaired vision, colleague colleague relationship, hotel, coworker relationship, reach out, relationship vs career ...
Place: munich germany
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Mr & Mme Adelman (2017)
Genre: Comedy, 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, love, fall in love, family life, opposites attract, writer's life, supportive spouse, couple relations, true love, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
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An Average Little Man (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Giovanni Vivaldi is an average middle-aged man with a secure job as a government accountant. He wishes nothing more than to set up his only son Mario, his biggest pride in the world, with the same secure government job before he eventually retires. ...
Style: tragicomedy, italian comedy, ambiguous ending, dark humor
Plot: accountant, revenge, torture, kidnapping, justice, heist, loss, cruelty, fisherman, armed robbery, frontier justice, shooting ...
Place: rome italy, italy
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 7.2
 6K
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, touching, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: family gatherings, family, thanksgiving, addiction, mental illness, estranged son, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, reunion
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, turkey
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Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As Abraham Lincoln labors over the Gettysburg address, the importance of which he is fully aware, he learns that a menace from his past has returned, threatening to tear the already fractured nation to pieces. He must journey behind enemy lines to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tragicomedy, rough ...
Plot: zombie, president, gory, escapades, head of state, american civil war, usa president, good versus evil, danger, deadly, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
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 7.4
 53K
Paterson (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A week in the life of a bus driver and poet named Paterson, and his supportive wife Laura.
Style: melancholic, social realism, sincere, tragicomedy, philosophical
Plot: poetry, bus driver, husband wife relationship, routine, everyday life, bar, dog, drink, beer, cupcake, notebook, dreaming ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new jersey
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Dr. T & the Women (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Dr. Sullivan Travis is a man at the top of his game, a rich and successful Dallas gynecologist whose "religion" is women. Dr. T. worships women. In his immediate family and in his office, they surround him. He is loving and giving to each ...
Style: humorous, satirical, light, tragicomedy, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: gynecologist, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, eccentric family, workplace situations, husband wife relationship, life turned upside down, extramarital affair, father daughter relationship, women, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, washington d.c., dallas texas ...
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