Tragic event movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant tragic event movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, intense, interesting, emotional, visually appealing and dramatic films and TV shows about / with tragic event, death, storytelling, dialogue, tragedy, mentor, redemption, blood, friendship and grief plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Spain and other countries.
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tragic event movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as tragic event: Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Goldfinch (2019), Prayers for Bobby (2009), The Lovely Bones (2009), The Orphanage (2007), Shutter Island (2010), The Class (2007), Mildred Pierce (2011), Million Dollar Baby (2004), The Sixth Sense (1999).

List of tragic event movies

Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, depressing, atmospheric ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, insanity, drug addiction, hallucination, drug trip, depression, degradation, drug use, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city
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 6.3
 22K
The Goldfinch (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In a rush of panic, he steals 'The Goldfinch', a painting that eventually draws him into a world of crime.
Style: atmospheric, non-linear, exciting, psychological, enigmatic
Plot: tragic event, painting, museum, art, friendship, drugs, parent child relationship, teenage boy, foster home, adaptation, bombing, brother brother relationship ...
Place: manhattan new york city, amsterdam, new york
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Prayers for Bobby (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: coming out, homosexuality, gay teenager, gay, lgbt, male homosexuality, gays and lesbians, tragic event, teen suicide, gay relationship, homosexual, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1984, year 1979
Place: usa, san francisco, california, portland oregon
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The Lovely Bones (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, New Zealand
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.
Style: emotional, psychological, tense, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: pedophile, afterlife, rape, loss of child, death in the family, loss of daughter, dealing with death, serial killer, tragic event, loss of family member, loss of loved one, death of child ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, delaware, pennsylvania
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 7.4
 154K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.
Style: scary, twist ending, macabre, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, missing child, ghost, supernatural, death, fear, orphan, haunted by the past, afterlife, tragic event, life is a bitch, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 1.3M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, mental institution, mystery, insanity, paranoia, mental illness, psychology, island, uncover truth, hallucination, psychiatrist, isolation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1952, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 15K
The Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.
Style: serious, disturbing, tense, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: life is a bitch, school shooting, vengeance, juvenile delinquency, society, social misfits, humiliation, social decay, teenage life, youth, friendship, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia, europe
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 7.6
 21K
Mildred Pierce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 336 min.
TV show
Story: A newly divorced, uniquely independent woman struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family in Depression-era California.
Style: emotional, serious, clever, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, depression, single parent, housewife, tragic event, struggle, suffering, friendship, ambitious, divorce, heroine, social differences ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
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Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, bleak, sad, rough, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: underdog, determination, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, female boxer, human spirit, sport, boxing, follow your dream, suffering, ambition, mentor protege relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas, missouri, california ...
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 968K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, mystery, ghost, death, afterlife, psychology, supernatural ability, psychic, psychic power, life & death, paranormal phenomena, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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The Seven Deadly Sins (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The “Seven Deadly Sins”—a group of evil knights who conspired to overthrow the kingdom of Britannia—were said to have been eradicated by the Holy Knights, although some claim that they still live. Ten years later, the Holy Knights have ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, humorous, touching, ecchi ...
Plot: demon, seven deadly sins, super strength, friendship, immortality, giant, sin, deity, battles, magic, fight, talking animals ...
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Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and ...
Style: emotional, captivating, touching, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, childhood, escape from reality, loss of friend, magical, teenage boy, friends, classmate, fantasy world, imagination, imaginary kingdom, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.1
 299K
The Mist (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten ...
Style: bleak, bad ending, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, apocalypse, trapped, fog, creature, deadly creature, chaos and mayhem, spider, fear, tentacle, religious fanatic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
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 7.1
 11K
Containment (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An epidemic breaks out in Atlanta leaving the large city quarantined and those stuck on the inside fighting for their lives. This is the story of loved ones torn apart, and how the society that grows inside the quarantine reveals both the devolution ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: epidemic, quarantine, virus, doctor, tragic event, society, death, conspiracy theory, murder, vaccine, police officer, secret ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta, atlanta georgia
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 42K
Dead Like Me (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dead Like Me follows a group of undead grim reapers tasked with shepherding the recently departed into the afterlife.
Style: witty, cynical, sentimental, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, dealing with death, team, supernatural, double life, family relations, family problems, corpse, supernatural ability, grim reaper, dark humor, mission ...
Place: seattle
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 269K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: twist ending, tense, disturbing, neo noir, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, pedophile, investigation, disappearance, missing child, kidnapped child, life is a bitch, private detective, tragic event, death, crimes, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: boston, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 328K
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, war, navy, love and romance, warship, love, airplane, aerial combats, battleship, fighter pilot, pilot ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1941, year 1942, 1920s
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, japan, england, asia ...
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 146K
Remember Me (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Still reeling from a heartbreaking family event and his parents' subsequent divorce, Tyler Hawkins discovers a fresh lease on life when he meets Ally Craig, a gregarious beauty who witnessed her mother's death. But as the couple draws ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: suicide, romance, young love, death in the family, relationships, 9/11, tragic event, family relations, loss of loved one, parents and children, fall in love, loss of sibling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001, 2000s, year 1991 ...
Place: new york, usa
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Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...
Style: bleak, twist ending, surreal, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: hallucination, paranoia, nightmare, haunted by the past, mind game, delusion, dealing with death, losing-it hero, post traumatic stress disorder, tragic event, grief, suffering ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, brooklyn new york city
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House of Sand and Fog (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an ...
Style: bleak, psychological, tense, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: depression, eviction, immigrants, life is a bitch, tragic event, loss of son, american dream, human nature, tragedy, justice, compassion, small town ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: california, san francisco, usa, iran
Is relevant ?
 8.5
 1.0M
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, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: disney, family, lion, talking animals, friendship, adventure, jungle, betrayal, good versus evil, pride and honor, king, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 14K
Hell House LLC (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Five years after an unexplained malfunction causes the death of 15 tour-goers and staff on the opening night of a Halloween haunted house tour, a documentary crew travels back to the scene of the tragedy to find out what really happened.
Style: dark, suspenseful, tense, brutal
Plot: found footage, dark secret, hanging, mysterious death, house, basement, brutality, abandoned hotel, halloween, tragic event, haunted house, investigation ...
Time: 2000s
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 50K
Doom Patrol (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Doom Patrol’s members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities — but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: superhero team, outcast, superhero, androids and robots, tragedy, talking robot, tragic event, villain, misfit, cyborgs, split personality, wheelchair bound ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.5
 8K
Healer (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Kim Moon Ho is a successful reporter at a mainstream news station, but when he stumbles upon a 10-year-old mystery, he's forced to dive into a subversive underground news agency. On his journey to break open the case, Moon Ho teams up with Chae ...
Style: exciting, touching, romantic, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: hidden identity, reporter, investigation, masked hero, hacker, false accusation, rescue, dating, self sacrifice, romance, tragic event, corruption ...
Place: korea, seoul
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The Edge of Heaven (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Nejat seems disapproving about his widower father Ali's choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend. But he grows fond of her when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter's university studies. Yeter's ...
Style: touching, psychological, intellectual, emotional, lyrical ...
Plot: funeral, tragic event, student, loss of daughter, prostitute, immigrants, rebelliousness, coincidence, heaven and hell, death, prison, arrest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, turkey, europe, istanbul turkey, hamburg germany ...
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 72K
Death Sentence (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when ...
Style: harsh, suspenseful, tense, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, vigilantism, murder, tragic event, crimes, character change, brutality, haunted by the past, loss of son, justice, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 220K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, Thailand, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: heartbreaking, motivational, captivating, suspense, tear jerker ...
Plot: survival, natural disaster, tsunami, catastrophe, family in danger, disaster, courage, forces of nature, hopes, tragedy, destruction, vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 300K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, sad, emotional, compassionate, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, depression, life philosophy, life changing experience, self sacrifice, fall in love, true love, hopes, tragic event, vegetarian, sacrifice, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 449K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, neo noir, bleak, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, vengeance, police investigation, child abuse, loss of child, death in the family, loss of daughter, sexual abuse, childhood, child rape, loss of loved one, child molestation ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 60s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 87K
Jane Eyre (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close ...
Style: touching, gothic, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, unlikely couple, fall in love, power of love, master and servant, romance, rich and poor, estate, young woman, love and romance, love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 70s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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