Mourning movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant mourning movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out touching, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental and inspirational films and TV shows about / with mourning, grief, death, flashback, funeral, family relations, husband wife relationship, love, storytelling and loneliness plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
mourning movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as mourning: Lilting (2014), Frantz (2016), The Big Chill (1983), The Accidental Tourist (1988), The Deer Hunter (1978), Nina Forever (2015), The Lion King (1994), After Yang (2021), Dearest (2012), Sweet Dreams (2016).

List of mourning movies

Lilting (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man of Chinese-Cambodian descent dies, leaving behind his isolated mother and his lover of four years. Though the two don't share a language, they grow close through their grief.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: gay, grief, retirement home, gay relationship, language barrier, mother love, lgbt, gay love, homosexual, mourning, loss of loved one, loss of son ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, london
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Frantz (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.
Style: sentimental, touching, inspirational, captivating, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war one, guilty conscience, french soldier, german soldier, grave, impossible love, death of loved one, nationalism, war veteran, casualty of war, sadness, soldier ...
Time: post world war one, year 1919, 1910s, year 1918
Place: germany, paris france, france
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The Big Chill (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kevin Kline and Glenn Close star as Harold and Sarah Cooper, a couple whose marital troubles are put on hold while they host an unhappy reunion of former college pals gathered for the funeral of one of their own, a suicide victim named Alex. As the ...
Style: realistic, talky, sentimental, clever, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, funeral, group of friends, suicide, midlife crisis, regret, grief, yuppie, reunited friends, husband wife relationship, mourning, death of friend ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: south carolina, usa
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The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After the death of his son, Macon Leary, a travel writer, seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon's wife, seems to be having trouble too, and thinks it would be best if the two would just split up. After the break up, Macon meets a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: travel, dog, depression, dysfunctional marriage, loss of son, dysfunctional family, loneliness, eccentricity, writers, death of son, grief, opposites attract ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, paris france, maryland, california, london ...
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The Deer Hunter (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in ...
Style: epic, depressing, psychological, bleak, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, russian roulette, anti war, escape, friendship, suicide, hunting, small town, wedding, homecoming, war, gambling ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, usa, saigon ...
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Nina Forever (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Holly loves Rob and tries to help him through his grief – even if it means contending with his dead girlfriend Nina, who comes back, bloody and broken, every time they make love
Style: absurd, cynical, non-linear, allegory, sex comedy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, death of girlfriend, car accident, suicide attempt, love, zombie, mourning, co worker co worker relationship, love triangle, rivalry, grief, talking to the dead ...
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The Lion King (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.
Style: touching, sentimental, inspirational, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: disney, lion, friendship, betrayal, jungle, love, good versus evil, tragedy, talking animals, pride and honor, uncle, hyena ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa
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After Yang (2021)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When his young daughter's beloved companion — an android named Yang — malfunctions, Jake searches for a way to repair him. In the process, Jake discovers the life that has been passing in front of him, reconnecting with his wife and ...
Style: melancholic, unusual plot structure, enigmatic, philosophical, cerebral ...
Plot: robot, foster child, father, loss, mourning, androids, family relations, parents and children, death, family problems, society, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future
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Dearest (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A prison officer hands in his resignation after his wife's death, to drive to the port where she wants her ashes scattered at sea. Eiji (Ken Takakura) works as a prison officer in Hokuriku. At the age of 53 Eiji loses his wife who he loved the ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: road trip, widower, mourning, chance meeting, prison warden, last wish, car thief, typhoon, dead wife, cremation, coffee, squid ...
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Sweet Dreams (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Turin, 1969. Nine-year-old Massimo’s idyllic childhood is shattered by the mysterious death of his mother. The young boy refuses to accept this brutal loss, even if the priest says she is now in Heaven. Years later in the 90s, adult Massimo has ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, touching, non-linear, exciting
Plot: mother love, father son relationship, loss of mother, death of mother, boy, motherhood, mourning, suspense, love, journalism, writers, rave party ...
Time: 60s, 90s
Place: turin italy, sarajevo
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A Silent Agreement (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Reuben, a sensitive writer, grapples with a speech impediment as his boyfriend, Derek, a profoundly deaf Human Rights activist, provides strategies to restore his confidence and communication skills. When Reuben approaches an over-the-hill film ...
Style: intellectual, serious, disturbing, romantic, psychological ...
Plot: deaf, gay, deafness, discrimination, altruism, troubled past, cerebral palsy, mourning, tragic event, bullying, insecurity, gay son ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Static (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A couple facing marital problems after losing their child finds their life together further complicated by a mysterious visitor.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological, tense ...
Plot: home invasion, domestic disturbance, couple relations, stalking, twists and turns, loss of child, husband wife relationship, ghost, mourning, flashback, guilt, novelist ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Love's Christmas Journey (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance, Western
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: While still mourning the loss of her husband and daughter, recently widowed Ellie King visits her brother Aaron Davis and his children for Christmas. Ellie does her best to enjoy the holidays, even making new friends with Mrs. Thompson, a local shop ...
Style: feel good, disturbing, touching, sweet, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: christmas, love, widow, brother sister relationship, mourning, old west, new love, starting over, life philosophy, adaptation, second chance, happy ending ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
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The Grief of Others (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple's children, ten-year-old Biscuit ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, couple relations, death in the family, parents and children, dealing with death, dysfunctional family, family crisis, mourning, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Return to Zero (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a successful couple, Maggie and Aaron who are preparing for the arrival of their first child.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: stillbirth, couple relations, life turned upside down, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, death of child, adultery, drunkenness, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, los angeles
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One Week and a Day (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When Eyal finishes the week of mourning for his late son, his wife urges him to return to their routine but instead he gets high with a young neighbor and sets out to discover that there are still things in his life worth living for.
Plot: mourning, neighbor, cannabis, cancer, cemetery, funeral, death, hospital, dentist, neighbor neighbor relationship, jewish, little girl ...
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The Stranger (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Algeria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Stranger is a literal (but still very cinematic) adaptation of the novel by Albert Camus. Marcello Mastrioanni stars as Meursault, a man who feels utterly isolated from everyone and everything around him. This alienation results in sudden, ...
Style: neo noir, psychological, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: nihilism, murder, society, death of mother, mourning, philosophy, funeral, italian neorealism, art, social outcast, summer, artist ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: algeria, middle east
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This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When their father passes away, four grown, world-weary siblings return to their childhood home and are requested -- with an admonition -- to stay there together for a week, along with their free-speaking mother and a collection of spouses, exes and ...
Style: touching, humorous, emotional, melancholic, funny ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: dysfunctional family, family gatherings, infidelity, homecoming, death of father, children, jewish, family relations, loneliness, life & death, last wish, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: The sequel to Black Panther (2018).
Style: futuristic, captivating, anime, surprise ending, psychotronic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: superhero, heroes, human nature, fight, african american, fight scenes, avenger, showdown, villain, technology, rescue, society ...
Time: 16th century, 2020s, future, 21st century
Place: africa, haiti, boston, virginia, atlantic ocean ...
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Lincoln (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish ...
Style: political, thought provoking, emotional, epic, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: american civil war, president, civil war, politics, idealism, american history, racism, war, courage, head of state, slavery, leadership ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century, victorian era, year 1865
Place: washington d.c., usa, california
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Red Dog (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, human animal relationship, pets, friends, obsessive quest, on the road, ambition, wilderness, animals, desert, multiple storylines, teenage girl ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: australia
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Year of the Dragon (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In New York, racist Capt. Stanley White becomes obsessed with destroying a Chinese-American drug ring run by Joey Tai, an up-and-coming young gangster as ambitious as he is ruthless. While pursuing an unauthorized investigation, White grows ...
Style: neo noir, controversial, brutal, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, manly
Plot: chinese mafia, gangsters, organized crime, culture clash, racism, gang, sexually frustrated woman, murder, violence, police detective, police corruption, death of wife ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, thailand, bangkok thailand, usa ...
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Only Clouds Move the Stars (1998)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Norway
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Eleven year old Maria has lost her little brother to cancer. Having disappeared into herself, her mother is no longer there for Maria and her father struggles to keep the family together. Maria meets Jacob, who is the same age as she, but with a ...
Plot: children, mourning, death of son, boy girl relationship, sadness, grandmother granddaughter relationship, grief, cancer, death, death of brother, friendship, loss of brother ...
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The Weekend (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marian and John Kerr are expecting an old friend, Lyle for a weekend visit to their beautiful upstate New York home. Emotions run high since it is the one-year anniversary of the death of John's brother, the handsome and charismatic Tony, who ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: lgbt, aids, loss of lover, gay interest, mourning, parents and children, love affair, family in crisis, breakup, terminal illness, midlife crisis, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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Big Hero 6 (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
Style: touching, feel good, entertaining, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, robot, disney, friendship, heroes, teenage life, boy genius, androids and robots, good versus evil, young heroes, friends, child prodigy ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: san francisco, tokyo, california
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What Dreams May Come (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the ...
Style: surreal, philosophical, touching, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, life philosophy, life & death, redemption, love, death, destiny, metaphysics, true love, spirituality, husband wife reunion ...
Time: 90s
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The Tree of Life (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his ...
Style: surreal, philosophical, atmospheric, thought provoking, artsy ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: philosophy, childhood, grief, coming of age, spirituality, father son relationship, parenthood, existentialism, family relations, hopes, religion, domineering father ...
Time: 50s, prehistory, 20th century, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china
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Fanny and Alexander (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, West Germany
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden.
Style: intellectual, philosophical, disturbing, art house, thought provoking ...
Plot: childhood, ghost, christmas, children, emotional abuse, brother sister relationship, grief, coming of age, abusive stepfather, child abuse, domestic violence, christmas eve ...
Time: victorian era, 20th century, turn of the century, 90s, 1910s
Place: sweden, tokyo, eastern europe, scandinavia
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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A year after his father's death, Oskar, a troubled young boy, discovers a mysterious key he believes was left for him by his father and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the matching lock.
Style: sentimental, touching, thought provoking, sad, poignant ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: childhood, autism, asperger's syndrome, 9/11, quest, acceptance, grief, single mother, children, orphan, disability, tragedy ...
Time: september 11 2001, year 2001, 2000s, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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Yossi (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The sequel to "Yossi and Jagger" finds character Yossi (Ohad Knoller) leading a sad existence after losing his partner Jagger on the battlefield. A chance encounter with a middle-aged woman linked to his past shakes up his otherwise staid ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, road movie ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, gay soldier, male nudity, coming out, bereavement, lgbtq, love and romance, fall in love, workplace situations, workplace, skinny dipping, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century
Place: tel aviv israel, tel aviv, israel
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