Widower movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant widower movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental, feel good, suspense and serious films and TV shows about / with widower, death, family relations, father son relationship, mentor, happy ending, catastrophe, single father, dialogue and love and romance plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as widower: John Wick (2014), Elsa & Fred (2014), Our Souls at Night (2017), The Bachelors (2017), The Bouncer (2018), Dead Silence (2007), Away and Back (2015), Deliver by Christmas (2020), Chance at Romance (2014), This Beautiful Fantastic (2016).

List of widower movies

 7.4
 571K
John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, China
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, lone hero, tough guy, vigilante, dark hero, gunfight, revenge, criminal's revenge, crime boss, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, brooklyn new york city
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 6.5
 3K
Elsa & Fred (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Aged, embittered widower, Fred learns to enjoy life thanks to his elderly yet vibrant neighbor, Elsa. Upon learning Elsa is terminally ill, Fred takes her to the Fontana di Trevi in Rome in order to reenact her favorite scene from ‘La Dolce ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: elderly lovers, widower, elderly, fall in love, love and romance, couples, family relations, aging, terminal illness, retirement, neighbor, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, italy, nebraska, new orleans ...
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Our Souls at Night (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Addie Moore and Louis Waters, a widow and widower, have lived next to each other for years. The pair have almost no relationship, but that all changes when Addie tries to make a connection with her neighbour.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, melancholic, thought provoking
Plot: old age, widower, widow, neighbor, loneliness, new life, couple relations, intimacy, neighbor neighbor relationship, elderly, relationships, male female relationship ...
Place: colorado
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The Bachelors (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the early death of his wife, a mourning father moves with his teenage son across the country for a private school teaching job. Their lives begin to transform due to two unique women, who help them embrace life and love again
Style: light, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, date night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: widower, depression, romance, father son relationship, teacher, high school, parent child relationship, couple relations, life is a bitch, new life, love at first sight, death ...
Place: new york
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 5.9
 5K
The Bouncer (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A former bodyguard who chained small security jobs in nightclubs to raise his 8-year-old daughter finds himself forced to collaborate with the police. His mission: infiltrate the organization of a dangerous Flemish gang leader.
Style: exciting, disturbing, realistic, suspense
Plot: bouncer, father daughter relationship, widower, fight, betrayal, bodyguard, loss of job, nightclub, undercover, danger, interpol, crimes ...
Place: belgium, brussels
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 6.2
 89K
Dead Silence (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jamie returns to his hometown in search of answers to his wife's murder, which occurred after receiving a weird package containing a ventriloquist dummy named Billy, which may be linked to the legend of ventriloquist Mary Shaw. Destined to find ...
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, macabre, gothic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, legend, ventriloquist, murder, doll, small town, mystery, investigation, haunted by the past, danger, uncover truth, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Away and Back (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jack Peterson, a widowed father of three young children, encounters Ginny Newsom, a wildlife biologist, whose mission is tracking trumpeter swans, a family of which settle in a pond on the Peterson farm. Could that be romance in the air?
Style: sweet, sincere, sentimental, touching
Plot: widower, swan, bird, saving a life, strong female character, marriage, single parent, ornithologist, strong female lead, search and rescue, farm, single father ...
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Deliver by Christmas (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Bakery owner Molly meets Josh, a widower who recently moved to town with his young son, but she is also charmed by a mysterious client whom she’s never met in person and she doesn’t realize that they’re the same man.
Style: sentimental, light, inspirational, romantic, sweet
Plot: single father, widower, christmas, bakery, cooking, christmas movie, happy ending, love and romance, father daughter relationship, christmas season, hopes, chef ...
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Chance at Romance (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Samantha Hart is delighted when her online "Chance at Romance" to photographer Heath Madsen eventually results in Heath sending her a first class ticket to visit. Upon arriving for what she expects to be a romantic weekend, however, she ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, funny
Plot: photographer, widower, matchmaking, male female relationship, family relations, love, rivalry, single father, happy ending, romance, escapades, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
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This Beautiful Fantastic (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young woman who dreams of being a children's author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower.
Style: feel good, captivating, sentimental, humorous, touching
Plot: garden, library, young woman, friendship, widower, dating, female protagonist, aspiring writer, eccentricity, fired from the job, funeral, orphan ...
Place: england, united kingdom
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 6.6
 71K
Nanny McPhee (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Widower Cedric Brown hires Nanny McPhee to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon and his siblings, Nanny McPhee uses mystical powers to instill discipline. And when the children's ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, sweet, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, nanny, mischievous children, family relations, curses spells and rituals, childhood, magic, parents and children, bully, family, family values, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
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Everybody's Fine (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eight months after the death of his wife, Frank Goode looks forward to a reunion with his four adult children. When all of them cancel their visits at the last minute, Frank, against the advice of his doctor, sets out on a road trip to reconnect ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: loneliness, family relations, retired, loss of spouse, doctor, family reunited, widower, parents and children, holiday, siblings relations, family problems, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, new york, tokyo, california
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 6.8
 621
Spare Parts (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Embittered widower, Ludvik, spends his nights transporting illegal refugees in his van from Croatia, across Slovenia, and into Italy. The young and inexperienced Rudi acts as his helpmate. Together they become a well-trained duo who almost every ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspense, bleak
Plot: friendship, immigrants, widower, van, life is a bitch, working class, criminal, refugee, death of wife, border crossing, smuggling, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, former yugoslavia, slovenia, croatia, europe ...
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The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The film that started the classic TV series. Although he's only seven, Eddie's got it all figured out. He wants his father, a widower, to get remarried - to the girl next door. Unfortunately, she's not one of the women that his ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, uplifting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: single father, single parent, widower, wooing, family relations, romance, looking for love, starting over, love and romance, love affair, parents and children, parenthood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
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Like Someone in Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An old man and a young woman meet in Tokyo. She knows nothing about him, he thinks he knows her. He welcomes her into his home, she offers him her body. But the web that is woven between them in the space of twenty four hours bears no relation to ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, witty, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, college, widower, elderly, lifestyle, love and romance, older man younger woman relationship, dishonesty, unlikely couple, jealous spouse, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 6.6
 19K
Shrink (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: suicide, therapist, haunted by the past, psychiatrist, widower, hollywood, power relations, doctors and patients, introspection, artists and showbiz, drugs/alcohol, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 5.6
 4K
Eliminators (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A former US Federal Agent must abandon the witness protection program and come out of hiding when his London home is invaded in error due to a wrong address. When the event ends with multiple homicides, the news triggers those hunting him to send ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, brutal, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, hitman, widower, assassin, daughter, agent, rescue, police, police officer, father daughter relationship, manhunt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
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The Wishing Tree (2012)
Genre: Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Professor Evan Farnsworth is a widower who works tirelessly at a prestigious boarding school in Maine, dedicating all his time to helping his students believe in themselves. Accepting a job to teach the students left behind during Christmas ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, sincere, feel good
Plot: christmas, widower, boarding school, desire, friendship, interracial friendship, teenage boy, teacher, professor, teenage girl, young love, teacher student relationship ...
Place: maine, paris france
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 7.2
 86K
Harry Brown (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, gang, loneliness, investigation, widower, crimes, vengeance, loss of friend, incompetent police, deadly, vigilante ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Matt and Christina Drayton are a couple whose attitudes are challenged when their daughter brings home a fiancé who is black.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, maid, family relations, miscegenation, widower, vacation, romance, family disapproval, generation gap, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, hawaii
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The American President (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd, one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade, a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and ...
Style: touching, witty, realistic, semi serious, political ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: president, politics, fall in love, liberal, widower, romance, conservative, republican, democrat, white house, senator, chief of staff ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Fill the Void (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eighteen-year-old Shira is the youngest daughter of the Mendelman family. She is about to be married off to a promising young man of the same age and background. It is a dream come true, and Shira feels prepared and excited. On Purim, her ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: rabbi, orthodox jew, arranged marriage, family relations, tradition, matchmaking, widower, moral dilemma, society, parents and children, introspection, women's rights ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel, belgium
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 6.0
 36K
Rebecca (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: After a whirlwind romance with a wealthy widower, a naïve bride moves to his family estate but can't escape the haunting shadow of his late wife.
Style: enigmatic, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: estate, incestuous relationship, mystery, aristocrat, husband wife relationship, obsession, haunted by the past, housekeeper, dark past, investigation, widower, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: cornwall, monte carlo, england, french riviera
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The Boys Are Back (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When the wife of sports-writer Joe Warr dies of cancer, he takes on the responsibility of raising their 6-year-old son, and his teenage son from a previous marriage. As Joe rejects the counsel of his mother-in-law and other parents, he develops his ...
Style: touching, melancholic, sentimental, romantic, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: single parent, parenthood, single father, overcoming, widower, cancer, step siblings, adolescence vs adulthood, family problems, life turned upside down, family relations, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, australia, tokyo, california ...
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Spirits in the Dark (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Hungary, UK, USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A lonely widower finds a mysterious video on his computer that leads him to an abandoned town occupied by an ominous entity.
Style: suspense, rough, bleak, scary, twist ending ...
Plot: abandoned building, ghost, spirit, widower, mystery, missing person, survival, forest, found footage, danger, blogger, notebook ...
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 7.4
 13K
Everwood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After the death of his wife, world-class neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Brown leaves Manhattan and moves his family to the small town of Everwood, Colorado. There he becomes a small-town doctor and learns parenting on the fly as he raises his talented but ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: family relations, single father, small town, doctor, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, love and romance, bittersweet, crush, loss of spouse, everyday life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
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 6.6
 13K
Black or White (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A grieving widower is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter, whom he helped raise her entire life.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, touching, compassionate, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, custody, custody battle, death of wife, family problems, family in crisis, rivalry, legal, racism, society, widower, courtroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, new orleans
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 7.3
 1K
Rebecca (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the Gothic romance novel by Daphne Du Maurier, Rebecca is a classic tale of love and hate. Maxim De Winter marries a woman half his age only a year after his first wife, the beautiful and accomplished Rebecca, dies. She finds herself in an ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: estate, master and servant, haunted by the past, older man younger woman relationship, widower, fall in love, secret, marriage, housekeeper, betrayal, family relations, society ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, cornwall
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To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control when her secret letters to every boy she's ever fallen for are mysteriously mailed out.
Style: romantic, sweet, light, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, love and romance, teen romance, teenage girl, happy ending, first love, high school student, youth, couples, love letter, teenage boy, sister sister relationship ...
Place: scotland
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 6.7
 107K
Safe Haven (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, love and romance, starting over, fall in love, single father, abusive husband, domestic violence, small town life, haunted by the past, love triangle, power of love, choice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, boston, south carolina, new jersey ...
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