Tragic ending movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant tragic ending movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out tragic ending, suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films and TV shows about / with death, violence, murder, brutality, storytelling, blood, mentor, dialogue, danger and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Russia and other countries.
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tragic ending movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as tragic ending: Man on Fire (2004), Life (2017), Acrimony (2018), Terror in Resonance (2014), The Trust (2016), Bullet (1996), The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972), Forbidden Love (2008), Admiral (2008), Trotsky (2017).

List of tragic ending movies

 7.7
 305K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: tense, rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, lone hero, vengeance, daring rescue, friendship, mercenary, vigilantism, diary, cia, danger, warrior, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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 6.6
 182K
Life (2017)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The six-member crew of the International Space Station is tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the first proof of extra-terrestrial life, which proves more intelligent than ever expected.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, tragic ending, tense ...
Plot: tentacle, mars, astronaut, space station, alien life-form, monster, space travel, brutality, survival horror, danger, death, unhappy ending ...
Time: near future, future
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 5.7
 6K
Acrimony (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A faithful wife takes action when it becomes clear to her that her devious husband has betrayed her.
Style: tragic ending, rough, emotional, psychological
Plot: nervous breakdown, divorce, revenge, betrayal, attempted murder, depression, courtroom, husband wife relationship, convicted felon, adultery, unfaithful husband, violence ...
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Terror in Resonance (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: In an alternate version of the present, Tokyo has been decimated by a shocking terrorist attack, and the only hint to the identity of the culprit is a bizarre video uploaded to the internet. The police, baffled by this cryptic clue, are powerless to ...
Style: psychological, bleak, touching, tragic ending, suspenseful
Plot: hacker, tragic hero, orphan, dysfunctional family, anti hero, terrorism, conspiracy, human experiment, childhood friends, supernatural ability, kidnapping, terrorist ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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 5.4
 16K
The Trust (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pair of cops investigating a drug invasion stumble upon a mysterious bank vault.
Style: psychological, tragic ending, twist ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: heist, dirty cop, corrupt cop, deception, gangster, theft, police corruption, police investigation, mafia, twists & turns, crime, violence ...
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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 6.6
 7K
Bullet (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough, Jewish ex-con just released from prison crosses a powerful drug dealer and former prison rival in his return to a life of crime.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tragic ending, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, urban ghetto, violence, life philosophy, character study, life, hip hop, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
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The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal ...
Style: based on true events, tragic ending, disturbing, scenic, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, military, battles, great patriotic war, heroic mission, military life, wartime life, world war two, soviet army, war, friendship, survival ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia, soviet union
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Forbidden Love (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Having lost his wife eleven years ago, Adnan devoted all his attention to his daughter Nihal and his son Bülent. Adnan, who lives in one of the most prominent mansions along the Bosporus in Istanbul with a relative's son Behlül, and his ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, tragic ending, talky, sexy
Plot: betrayal, adultery, unrequited love, family drama, mother daughter conflict, rivalry, tragic love, revenge, loveless marriage, jousting, passion, pregnancy ...
Place: istanbul turkey
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 6.8
 7K
Admiral (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is a story of a great love facing the greatest drama of the history of Russia. Admiral Kolchak is a true war hero and beloved husband and father. One day he meets Anna, the love of his life and the wife of his best friend. The revolution in his ...
Style: realistic, serious, dramatic, based on true events, tragic ending ...
Plot: political unrest, destiny, state affairs, red army, politics, military, against the odds, russian history, russian civil war, russian revolution, war, civil war ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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 7.1
 938
Trotsky (2017)
Genre: Biography
Country: Russia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The life pages of a man who changed the world but paid back everything he had. Leon Trotsky is being interviewed in Mexico city of the year 1940 by Canadian journalist Frank Jackson. During eight days they have eight interview sessions revealing the ...
Style: based on true events, rough, disturbing, surprise ending, tragic ending ...
Plot: crimes, rivalry, storytelling, chase, violence, death, danger, murder, military uniform, bolshevik, russian civil war, uniform ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 30s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: ussr
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My Dinner with Hervé (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship evolves over one wild night in LA between a struggling journalist and actor Hervé Villechaize, the world's most famous gun-tothing dwarf, resulting in life-changing consequences for both
Style: based on true events, ironic, tragic ending, factual, sad ...
Plot: dwarf, performer's life, celebrity, twists & turns, lust, bohemian life, untimely death, drugs/alcohol, promiscuous past, interview, nude model, prostitute ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs like "Killer Queen", "Bohemian ...
Style: inspirational, touching, rough, sexy, based on true events ...
Plot: singer, aids, rock band, fame, music band, gay, musician, rise to the top, lgbt, friendship between men, prodigy, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1976, year 1970, year 1982 ...
Place: england, britain, edinburgh scotland, munich germany, atlanta georgia ...
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Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Penn & Teller enjoy playing jokes on each other. When Penn says on an interview show that he wishes he has someone threatening his life so that he "wouldn't sweat the small stuff," each of them begins a series of pranks on the ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, realistic, semi serious, tragic ending ...
Plot: prank, murder, deadly, disorder, gory, stalking, danger, crime, crimes, investigation, prankster, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey, egypt
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Bleeding Hearts (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An ill-fated, tender romance between an adult, male, white tutor (Mark Evan Jacobs) and his 17-year-old, African-American, female student (Karen Kirkland).
Style: tragic ending
Plot: father, teenager, teenage girl, male female relationship, teen angst, teacher student relationship, white male black female relationship, tutor, intelligence, novel, teacher, racist ...
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The Invisible Woman (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Drama about the fading relationship between a professor and his wife. Based upon a short story by Alberto Moravia.
Style: tragic ending
Plot: wife husband relationship, extramarital affair, lesbian, female nudity, caught having sex, husband wife relationship, party, marriage, lesbianism, face paint, lesbian interest, affair ...
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 7.2
 182
Fany (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Oligophrenic Fany (Bohdalová) lives with her aunt who suddenly manages to travel abroad. Fany has to move to her sister (Jirásková). Two very different women, one mentally disabled and the second one intelligent doctor has to live together and ...
Style: tragic ending
Plot: taking a photograph, doctor, mental illness, car accident, female protagonist, death of sister, alarm, loneliness, dog, mentally challenged, dead fish, watching television ...
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Granite Mountain (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots battle deadly wildfires to save an Arizona town.
Style: based on true events, exciting, tense, suspense, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, heroism, forest fire, friends, danger, evacuation, partners, bravery, mentor, rescue, tragedy, firemen ...
Time: year 2007, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, arizona
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The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.
Style: suspense, inspirational, meditative, factual, exciting ...
Plot: jungle, expedition, tribe, journey, explorer, archaeology, amazon, travel, destiny, mission, colonel, river ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, year 1916 ...
Place: south america, england, brazil, bolivia, france ...
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Two-Minute Warning (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly (Charlton Heston) and SWAT commander Sergeant Button (John Cassavetes), learn of the plot and ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, tragic ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, psychopath, gambling, murder, swat, danger, stadium, race against time, crimes, criminal heroes, reluctant partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Before Snowfall (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Germany, Iraq
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Before Snowfall starts with a dramatic escape: Eighteen year-old Nermin runs away from her wedding in a village in Iraqi Kurdistan. Being the elder of the family, her younger brother Siyar becomes responsible for finding her and restoring the family ...
Style: road movie, realistic, serious, tragic ending
Plot: chase, village, family life, family relations, village life, young heroes, on the road, survival, on the run, innocence lost, revenge, train ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, greece, iraq, turkey ...
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 7.9
 276K
The Wrestler (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with ...
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: wrestling, life is a bitch, loneliness, fame, ambition, aging, sport, athlete's life, heart attack, wrestler, stripper, veteran ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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 7.3
 11K
Talk Radio (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes overwhelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national.
Style: talky, clever, psychological, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: radio, racism, radio dj, anonymity, liberal, radio show, society, media satire, media, dangerous, success, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas
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The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After the suicide of her only friend, Rachel has never felt more on the outside. The one person who reached out to her, Jessie, also happens to be part of the popular crowd that lives to torment outsiders like her. But Rachel has something else that ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, prom, suicide, blood, innocence lost, small town, weightlifting, teacher, party, fire, murder, swimming pool ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, london
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 7.2
 59K
1984 (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Style: futuristic, bleak, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: future dystopia, brainwashing, totalitarianism, society, fascism, oppression, politics, diary, book, against humanity, on the run, dishonesty ...
Time: future, 20th century, 80s, year 1984, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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The Hindenburg (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great Hindenburg airship as its chief of security. As he races against the clock to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tragic ending ...
Plot: race against time, danger, airplane, adventure, landing, dishonesty, heroes, state affairs, chaos and mayhem, save the day, escapades, chases and races ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1937, future
Place: new jersey, germany, usa, europe, frankfurt germany ...
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 4.2
 209
Deadly Weapon (1989)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An expermintal gun powered by an atomic reactor is misplaced when the transport carrying it crashes into a river. The weapon soon falls into the hands of a bullied teen named Zeke, who uses it to get even with his persecutors. An army team led by ...
Style: tragic ending
Plot: teenage boy, abusive father, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, native american, teenage girl, shot to death, on the run, police chase, teenager, laser, laser gun, bully ...
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 8.0
 769
The Vulture (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two old women who happen to be pickpockets stole money from Simon, the taxi driver. The police are unable to find the thieves, so Simon decides to find them himself.
Style: tragic ending
Plot: pickpocket, taxi driver, investigation, passenger, duel, threat, killing an animal, rope, driver, frustration, traffic, winter ...
Time: 20th century
Place: kindergarten, hungary, budapest
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 6.1
 49K
Mile 22 (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: China, USA, Colombia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A CIA field officer and an Indonesian police officer are forced to work together in confronting political corruption. An informant must be moved twenty-two miles to safety.
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: black ops, top secret, martial arts, terrorist, political corruption, danger, secret agent, machismo, bravery, terrorist group, surveillance, rescue ...
Time: 2010s
Place: southeast asia
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 6.2
 702
Obsessed (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Set in 1969 at the end of the Vietnam War, elite officer and war hero Colonel Kim Jin-pyeong is about to get promoted to general. He is a constant subject of jealousy, with the commander for a father-in-law and a beautiful wife. But in truth, his ...
Style: tragic ending
Plot: colonel, loveless marriage, heavy rain, male nudity, extramarital affair, infidelity, sex in bed, male full rear nudity, love affair, dance lesson, captain, cheating wife ...
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Little Murders (1971)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Elliot Gould plays Alfred Chamberlain -- a one time successful photographer who is now down on his luck because he began to eliminate people from his photographs. He also suffers from an inability to feel or to be passionate about anything. But then ...
Style: biting, witty, cynical, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: murder, apathy, eccentric family, couples, disorder, deadly, society, investigation, crimes, violence spree, couple relations, meet the parents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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