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, dark humor and touching films and TV shows about / with depression, life philosophy, mentor, storytelling, death, honest, hopes, friendship, destiny and loneliness plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tragicomedy: Life Is Beautiful (1997), Patch Adams (1998), Nurse Jackie (2009), Frank (2014), Enlightened (2011), The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014), Downton Abbey (2010), Forrest Gump (1994), The End of the F***ing World (2017), American Beauty (1999).
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Downton Abbey (2010)
Drama, Romance
UK
58 min.
 8.7
Nurse Jackie (2009)
Comedy, Drama
USA
27 min.
 7.7
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My Best Friend (2018)
Drama, Romance
Argentina
90 min.
 7.1
The End of the F***ing World (2017)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
UK
25 min.
 8.2

List of tragicomedy movies

Life Is Beautiful (1997)
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: sentimental, touching, tragicomedy, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, human spirit, survival, optimism, concentration camp, captivity, fascism, self sacrifice, life philosophy, jewish, protecting from truth, make believe ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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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, captivating, tragicomedy, uplifting ...
Plot: mental institution, fighting the system, human spirit, freedom, nurse, insanity, doctors and patients, anti heroes, crazy, dehumanization, plan gone awry, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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 6.7
 91K
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: human spirit, hospital, terminal illness, friendship, doctor, clinic, cancer, doctors and patients, unconventional method, hopes, human nature, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971, year 1969
Place: medical school, usa, virginia
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 7.7
 22K
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
 68K
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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 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: starting over, self discovery, 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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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, hopes, depression, family, doctors, life philosophy ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 8.7
 135K
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, master and servant, aristocracy, family relations, family life, parents and children, love and romance, social differences, countryside, high society, inheritance, manners ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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 8.8
 1.5M
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, serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mentally challenged, destiny, human spirit, tragic love, human relationship, fish out of water, true love, love and romance, friendship, life philosophy, rise to the top, journey ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam, china
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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: road movie, tragicomedy, ironic, dark humor, slang
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: murder, teenager, road trip, psycho, sexual abuse, looking for sex, police investigation, underage, british humour, search for father, teenage love, coming of age ...
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 8.4
 953K
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, atmospheric ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, family problems, dysfunctional family, teenage life, loneliness, youth, age difference, coming of age, american dream, parenthood, under the surface, marital problem ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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, couple relations, proposal, love, 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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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, thought provoking, cynical
Plot: up and down relationship, life philosophy, opposites attract, love, family life, fall in love, writer's life, supportive spouse, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, wife husband 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, dark humor, italian comedy, ambiguous ending
Plot: accountant, revenge, torture, kidnapping, justice, loss, heist, sitting on a toilet, punishment, illness, christian, widower ...
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, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: family gatherings, mental illness, addiction, thanksgiving, family, estranged son, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, reunion
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, turkey
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 8.3
 2K
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: humorous, tragicomedy, entertaining
Plot: love, biker, wedding, artist, farce, husband wife relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, time warp, poet, boy, university, doctor ...
Time: 1950s
Place: russia
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The Mask of Zorro (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, Germany, Mexico
Duration: 136 min.
Story: It has been twenty years since Don Diego de la Vega fought Spanish oppression in Alta California as the legendary romantic hero, Zorro. Having escaped from prison he transforms troubled bandit Alejandro into his successor, in order to foil the plans ...
Style: exciting, romantic, entertaining, sexy, tragicomedy ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, love and romance, secret identity, daring rescue, heroic mission, fall in love, revenge, good versus evil, romance, righting the wronged, superhero, teachers and students ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1840s
Place: california, mexico, usa, egypt, las vegas
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 6.7
 12K
We Have a Pope (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The newly elected Pope suffers a panic attack just as he is about to greet the faithful who have gathered to see him. His advisors, unable to convince him he is the right man for the job, call on a renowned therapist who also happens to be an ...
Style: realistic, psychological, clever, humorous, witty ...
Plot: clergy, identity crisis, human nature, self discovery, introspection, catholic church, self involved, church, religion, catholicism, cardinal the priest, self fulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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 6.1
 4K
Madame (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Adding a little spice to a waning marriage, Anne and Bob, a wealthy and well-connected American couple, move into a manor house in romantic Paris. While preparing a particularly luxurious dinner for sophisticated international friends, our hostess ...
Style: romantic, light, tragicomedy, funny
Audience: chick flick
Plot: pretending to be someone else, maid, mistaken identity, social differences, love affair, husband wife relationship, domestic servant, couple relations, impersonating, envy, high society, master servant relationship ...
Place: france
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C'est la vie! (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Canada, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Max is a battle-weary veteran of the wedding-planning racket. His latest — and last — gig is a hell of a fête, involving stuffy period costumes for the caterers, a vain, hyper- sensitive singer who thinks he's a Gallic James Brown, and a ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, tragicomedy
Audience: family outing
Plot: wedding planner, event planner, party, wedding party, wedding, colleague colleague relationship, plan gone awry, coworker relationship, nothing goes right, employer employee relationship, comedy of errors, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
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 8.4
 25K
The Young Pope (2016)
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: surreal, captivating, psychological, satirical, tragicomedy
Plot: cigarette smoking, vatican, catholic church, conspiracy, orphan, sex scene, nun, tongue in cheek, kangaroo, infidelity, female nudity, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 38K
Wilfred (2011)
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: dark humor, surreal, humorous, offbeat, gross out humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loser, stoners, mental illness, dog, buddies, odd couple, drugs/alcohol, suburbs, slacker, insanity, pets, character change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 294K
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, emotional, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, patient, cancer, therapist, doctor, buddies, hospital, dealing with death, coping, fighting illness, health situation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, hawaii, canada
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 8.1
 145K
Mary and Max (2009)
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, sincere, emotional, clever, humorous ...
Plot: social misfits, friendship, mental illness, loneliness, neighbor, friends, physical appearance, youth, depression, only child, correspondence, birthmark ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: australia, new york, usa
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 8.1
 13K
The Big C (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A suburban mother faces her cancer diagnosis while trying to find humor and happiness as well.
Style: tragicomedy, sincere, dark humor, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: terminal illness, teacher, cancer, hopes, suburbs, family relations, life is a bitch, dealing with death, human spirit, couple relations, parents and children, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, 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, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: physical appearance, depression, teenage life, best friends, teenage love, social misfits, youth, first love, loneliness, human relationship, high school life, single parent ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, year 1996
Place: england, northern england
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 7.3
 174K
Blue Jasmine (2013)
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, tragicomedy, psychological ...
Plot: high society, depression, narcissism, suicide, dentist, starting over, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, rich, sibling relationship, siblings relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, new york, california
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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: realistic, touching, tragicomedy, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, inheritance, small town, loneliness, depression, train station, suicide attempt, dwarf, artist, humiliation, divorce, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, canada
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 7.4
 113K
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: offbeat, touching, tragicomedy, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: comedian, wrestling, prank, tv show, singer, confrontation, performer's life, celebrity culture, rock, show business, showbiz, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, lithuania, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 107K
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, semi serious, witty, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: comedian, terminal illness, marriage, friendship, cancer, buddies, stand-up comedian, friends, loneliness, hopes, human nature, introspection ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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