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, serious, surprise ending and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with death, violence, betrayal, murder, danger, brutality, mentor, storytelling, dialogue and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Czech Republic and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tragic ending: Man on Fire (2004), Life (2017), Acrimony (2018), Terror in Resonance (2014), Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018), The Trust (2016), Bullet (1996), The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972), Forbidden Love (2008), Admiral (2008).

List of tragic ending movies

 7.7
 311K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico, Switzerland
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, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, vengeance, vigilante, daring rescue, friendship, mercenary, vigilantism, justice, diary, cia, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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 6.6
 187K
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: space station, tentacle, research, space travel, mars, astronaut, survival horror, alien, monster, brutality, twists & turns, death ...
Time: near future, future
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 5.8
 7K
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, betrayal, revenge, attempted murder, depression, courtroom, husband wife relationship, convicted felon, adultery, unfaithful husband, borderline personality disorder ...
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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, touching, tragic ending, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: hacker, tragic hero, orphan, terrorism, dysfunctional family, anti hero, conspiracy, human experiment, childhood friends, supernatural ability, fear, terrorist ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who ...
Style: tragic ending, suspense, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Plot: maze, desert, cure, battle, murder, scientist, pandemic, trial, terminal illness, imprisonment, vaccine, danger ...
Time: future
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 5.4
 16K
The Trust (2016)
Genre: Comedy, 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, gangster, deception, theft, police corruption, police investigation, mafia, twists & turns, crime, violence ...
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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 6.5
 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: rough, serious, realistic, tragic ending, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, urban ghetto, violence, life philosophy, character study, life, hip hop, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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, epic ...
Plot: military, soldier, great patriotic war, world war two, war, soviet army, heroic mission, military life, wartime life, battles, survival, friendship ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia, soviet union
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 7.3
 10K
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, sexy, tragic ending, talky
Plot: betrayal, adultery, unrequited love, family drama, mother daughter conflict, rivalry, passion, tragic love, revenge, jousting, loveless marriage, stepmother ...
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, russian history, warship, state affairs, red army, civil war, politics, military, against the odds, russian revolution, russian civil war ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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 7.1
 1K
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, surprise ending, tragic ending, tense ...
Plot: crimes, rivalry, chase, storytelling, death, violence, danger, murder, assassination, communism, military uniform, russian civil war ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 19th century, 20s, 40s ...
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, factual, sad, ironic, tragic ending ...
Plot: dwarf, bohemian life, interview, celebrity, performer's life, twists & turns, lust, untimely death, promiscuous past, drugs/alcohol, nude model, drunk ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the ...
Style: sexual, sexy, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: queen, love triangle, royal family, seduction, royal court, king, intrigue, siblings relations, jealousy, mistress, british history, ambition ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: england, europe, france, london
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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: rock band, singer, music band, gay, fame, musician, aids, rise to the top, lgbt, musician's life, friendship between men, rock concert ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1970, year 1975, year 1982 ...
Place: england, britain, edinburgh scotland, munich germany, atlanta georgia ...
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 6.8
 7K
Guava Island (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Deni Maroon, a musician and dock worker is determined to pull off a music festival against the interests of the local factory owner.
Style: tragic ending
Plot: musician, folk hero, music festival, gunned down, musical performance, tropical island, moral dilemma, funeral procession, singing, pregnant girlfriend, concert, self sacrifice ...
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 6.2
 2K
Aniara (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A ship carrying settlers to a new home in Mars after Earth is rendered uninhabitable is knocked off-course, causing the passengers to consider their place in the universe.
Style: based on poem, tragic ending
Plot: trapped in space, depression, female scientist, hopelessness, hedonism, lesbian couple, virtual reality, cult, illusion, global warming, waterfall, existentialism ...
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The Banana Splits Movie (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A boy named Harley and his family attend a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley and business as usual for Rebecca, the producer of the series. But things take an unexpected turn - and ...
Style: tragic ending, ambiguous ending, surprise ending
Plot: evil scientist, television studio, gore, villain turns good, unfaithful husband, mental breakdown, birthday party, characters killed one by one, child in peril, evil robot, killer robot, drunk ...
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: James Bond tracks archnemesis Ernst Blofeld to a mountaintop retreat where he's training an army of beautiful but lethal women. Along the way, Bond falls for Italian contessa Tracy Draco -- and marries her in order to get closer to Blofeld. ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, undercover, gadget, suicide attempt, world domination, secret organization, kilt, british secret service, honeymoon, suicide, secret service, skiing ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: switzerland, england, alps, swiss alps, portugal ...
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 6.8
 3K
Play Dirty (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The Dirty Dozen meet the Stiff Upper Lip. A British Petroleum executive (Michael Caine) is assigned to work with the British Army in North Africa handling port duties for incoming fuels.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, anti war, soldier, betrayal, cons and scams, state affairs, war, escapades, danger, campaign, battles, military ...
Place: england, germany, africa, europe, north africa ...
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Death in Buenos Aires (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Buenos Aires in the 1980s. Detective Chavez, a family man and a tough cop, once again must solve a mysterious crime. To reveal the identity of the murderer, Chavez must clarify the enigma waiting in ambush to capture his own heart. Passion surprises ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tragic ending
Plot: murder, gays and lesbians, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, mystery, crime, crimes, urban, gender, police investigation, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
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 6.5
 16K
Shivers (1975)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.
Style: sexual, scary, offbeat, serious, rough ...
Plot: zombie, body horror, parasite, mad scientist, gory, island, race against time, chaos and mayhem, dangerous attraction, chases and races, violence spree, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
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 6.2
 15K
Revenge (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Michael ‘Jay’ Cochran has just left the Navy after 12 years and he's not quite sure what he's going to do, except that he knows he wants a holiday. He decides to visit Tiburon Mendez, a powerful but shady Mexican businessman who he ...
Style: sexy, serious, suspense, erotic, intense ...
Plot: betrayal, dangerous attraction, couple relations, love triangle, infidelity, friendship, vengeance, revenge, dishonesty, desert, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.3
 5K
The Rapture (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lonely telephone operator leading an empty, amoral life finds God — only to have her faith continually tested in ways beyond what she could have imagined.
Style: disturbing, psychological, surreal, realistic, futuristic ...
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, murder, hitchhiker, starvation, faith, religious conversion, bible, group sex, sex, eroticism, redemption ...
Time: 90s
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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Czech Republic
Duration: 158 min.
Story: In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. Following her ...
Style: epic, factual, captivating, rough, realistic ...
Plot: battles, politics, joan of arc, war, burned alive, heroic mission, siege, courage, rise and fall, betrayal, rape, religion ...
Time: 15th century, 1400s
Place: france, england, europe, new orleans
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Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
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, realistic, dark humor, semi serious, tragic ending ...
Plot: prank, murder, investigation, stalking, danger, crimes, crime, disorder, gory, deadly, 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: abortion, resistance, teacher, male female relationship, intelligence, novel, tutor, teen angst, white male black female relationship, teacher student relationship, writer's block, 17 year old ...
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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: extramarital affair, wife husband relationship, marriage, face paint, lesbian interest, affair, love triangle, jealousy, party, husband wife relationship, caught having sex, lesbianism ...
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 7.2
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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: death of protagonist, talking to a dog, egocentrism, outburst, alarm, hypocrisy, death of sister, loneliness, female doctor, thief, theft, car accident ...
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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, forest fire, firemen, firefighter, friends, danger, evacuation, partners, heroism, bravery, mentor, rescue ...
Time: year 2007, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, arizona
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The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: 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: archaeology, expedition, jungle, tribe, amazon, explorer, journey, travel, destiny, mission, colonel, river ...
Time: 1920s, 1900s, year 1954, 19th century, year 1916 ...
Place: south america, england, latin america, france, ireland ...
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