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, humorous and serious films and TV shows about / with widower, love, family relations, death, father son relationship, happy ending, father daughter relationship, mentor, catastrophe and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
widower movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as widower: Our Souls at Night (2017), October Kiss (2015), Rebecca (2020), Just to Be Sure (2017), Rebecca (1997), John Wick (2014), Gran Torino (2008), Out Stealing Horses (2019), Chance at Romance (2014), Fill the Void (2012).

List of widower movies

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, thought provoking, melancholic
Plot: widower, old age, love, neighbor, loneliness, couple relations, new life, intimacy, neighbor neighbor relationship, senior citizen, male female relationship, elderly ...
Place: colorado
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October Kiss (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Poppy Summerall is hired near Halloween as a temporary nanny by Ryan Lawson, a widowed, work-obsessed executive. Through a series of adventures, the eternally optimistic Poppy sets out to teach Ryan and his two young children what is important in ...
Style: romantic, light, feel good, sincere, humorous
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: widower, halloween, halloween party, in love, adult child friendship, male female relationship, new job, employer employee relationship, nanny, stepmother, happy ending, youth ...
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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: suspense, enigmatic, lgbt cinema, psychological, gothic ...
Plot: estate, widower, mystery, aristocrat, investigation, manipulation, outdoor sex, obsession, haunted by the past, second wife, incestuous relationship, incest ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, 1930s
Place: cornwall, england, monte carlo, french riviera
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Just to Be Sure (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Erwan, a strapping Breton who clears mines for a living, is shaken when he discovers that his father is not his father. Despite his affection for the man who raised him, he quietly sets out to find his biological father, and succeeds in locating ...
Style: captivating, humorous, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: widower, search for father, father daughter relationship, lie, doctor, hospital, baby, pregnant woman, incest, biological father, family relations, disorder ...
Place: brittany, france
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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: gothic, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: estate, master and servant, widower, older man younger woman relationship, haunted by the past, age difference, betrayal, marriage, interwar period, dark secret, love, haunted house ...
Time: 20th century
Place: england, cornwall
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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, neo noir, brutal, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hitman, assassin, vengeance, revenge, vigilante, gangsters, gunfight, lone hero, one man army, martial arts, organized crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 60s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Gran Torino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, thought provoking, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gang, friendship, racism, veteran, elderly, gunfight, rape, widower, teenager, interracial relations, prejudice, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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Out Stealing Horses (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Norway, Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A grieving widower moves to the country where a chance encounter rekindles memories from his past.
Plot: widower, adultery, father son relationship, childhood memory, nazi occupation, world war two, nature, neighbor, flashback, dream, infidelity, death of wife ...
Time: 1940s, year 1999, year 1948, year 1943
Place: scandinavia, eastern europe, oslo norway, norway
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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: funny, humorous, light, feel good
Plot: widower, photographer, love, matchmaking, male female relationship, rivalry, family relations, escapades, disorder, parents and children, love triangle, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
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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: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: rabbi, orthodox jew, judaism, arranged marriage, love and romance, family relations, matchmaking, widower, moral dilemma, women's rights, society, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, belgium, tel aviv israel, israel
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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: touching, sweet, sentimental, sincere
Plot: bird, widower, swan, saving a life, strong female character, strong female lead, farm, single parent, marriage, search and rescue, ornithologist, kids and family ...
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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, sweet, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens, preschoolers ...
Plot: witch, magic, adventure, childhood, nanny, mischievous children, family, family values, parents and children, single father, children, prank ...
Time: edwardian era, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
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Last Tango in Paris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A young Parisian woman begins a sordid affair with a middle-aged American businessman who lays out ground rules that their clandestine relationship will be based only on sex.
Style: erotic, sexy, disturbing, sexual, art house ...
Plot: sex scene, strong sexual content, grief, erotica, hotel, suicide, lust, voyeurism, sex, tragedy, love, relationships ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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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: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: doctor, family relations, first love, small town, small town life, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, friends in love, widower, social relations, everyday life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
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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, realistic, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: elderly lovers, elderly, widower, fall in love, love and romance, aging, couples, family relations, terminal illness, romanticism, neighbor, retirement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, europe, england, new orleans, china ...
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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: political, romantic, touching, witty, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: politics, romance, president, love story, fall in love, love, world politics, single father, widower, white house, liberal, republican ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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The Bachelors (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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: touching, light, feel good, humorous, sad ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: widower, father son relationship, depression, romance, teacher, high school, parent child relationship, couple relations, new life, life is a bitch, love at first sight, coming of age ...
Place: new york
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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, sincere, captivating, feel good, light
Plot: christmas, widower, boarding school, desire, interracial friendship, friendship, teacher, professor, teenage girl, teenage boy, young love, troubled teen ...
Place: maine, paris france
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.
Style: feel good, road movie, buddy movie, funny, touching ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: road trip, thanksgiving, holiday, travel, snow, airplane, train, on the road, buddy, railway, airport, comedy duo ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, california ...
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Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, thought provoking, philosophical, cerebral ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: time travel, space travel, father daughter relationship, nasa, astronaut, distopia, survival, space station, end of the world, scientist, science, adventure ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
Place: colorado
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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: inspirational, touching, melancholic, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: single parent, single father, cancer, family relations, father son relationship, brothers, life philosophy, depression, overcoming, widower, step siblings, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, australia, tokyo, europe, california ...
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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: light, romantic, sweet, inspirational, sentimental
Plot: christmas, widower, cooking, happy ending, love and romance, father daughter relationship, chef, self discovery, boss, dream, christmas party, family relations ...
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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: touching, witty, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, pretty girl, older man younger woman relationship, prostitution, widower, college, elderly, lifestyle, love and romance, dishonesty, unlikely couple, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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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: touching, sentimental, emotional, sad, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: holiday, family relations, family reunited, loss of spouse, loneliness, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, road trip, widower, visit, bus trip, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, new york, california, tokyo
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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, touching, compassionate, sincere, poignant ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, custody, custody battle, courtroom, culture clash, family problems, death of wife, father daughter relationship, widower, family in crisis, society, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, los angeles
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This Beautiful Fantastic (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, United Arab Emirates
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, gardening, young woman, library, friendship, widower, aspiring writer, dating, female protagonist, eccentricity, romance, orphan ...
Place: england, united kingdom
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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: sentimental, feel good, touching, disturbing, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: single father, romance, friendship, happy ending, parenthood, widower, unlikely friendships, single parent, lone hero, adolescence, mentor, wooing ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo, new york
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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: realistic, depressing, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide, psychiatrist, mental illness, hollywood, therapist, drugs, character study, loneliness, life philosophy, widower, suicide attempt, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense, bleak
Plot: friendship, widower, van, life is a bitch, working class, criminal, refugee, death of wife, smuggling, border crossing, motorcycle, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: former yugoslavia, italy, croatia, slovenia, europe
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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, sentimental, emotional, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, starting over, obsession, fall in love, love and romance, small town life, single father, power of love, choice, runaway, domestic violence, abusive husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, boston, usa, new jersey, san francisco ...
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