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, realistic, emotional and dramatic films and TV shows about / with tragic event, death, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, tragedy, blood, murder, flashback and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as tragic event: Shutter Island (2010), Pearl Harbor (2001), Containment (2016), The Lion King (1994), The Sixth Sense (1999), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Jane Eyre (2011), Seven Pounds (2008), The Impossible (2012).
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The Lion King (1994)
Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
USA
88 min.
 8.5
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
107 min.
 8.1
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Unforgiven (2018)
Drama
Russia
106 min.
 6.5
Mr. Sunshine (2018)
Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
South Korea
60 min.
 8.8

List of tragic event movies

 8.1
 953K
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, suspenseful, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, mental institution, paranoia, insanity, losing-it hero, uncover truth, doctors and patients, island, plot twist, psychiatrist, partners ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1954, 1940s ...
Place: boston
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 6.1
 285K
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: sentimental, exciting, romantic, factual, epic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, war, tragic event, love and romance, friends, aerial combats, navy, airplane, pilot, battles, love, childhood friend ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1941, 1920s, 1940s ...
Place: hawaii, pearl harbor, asia, japan, england ...
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 7.3
 9K
Containment (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: tense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: quarantine, tragic event, doctor, epidemic, society, death, virus, secret, trapped, blood, vaccine, police officer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta georgia
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 8.5
 784K
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: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, adventure, king, family, good versus evil, betrayal, righting the wronged, prince, redemption, jungle, pride and honor, tragic event ...
Place: africa
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 8.1
 812K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, surprise ending ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, supernatural ability, afterlife, mystery, psychic, doctors and patients, untimely death, psychologist, tragic event, fear, psychology ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Adventure, 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, serious, captivating, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, loneliness, loss of friend, dreams, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, escape from reality, tragic event, friends, childhood, magical, legends and myths ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, heroin, downfall, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship, drug addiction, life is a bitch, insanity, hallucinations, depression, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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 7.4
 72K
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, captivating, gothic, atmospheric, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: social differences, rich and poor, love and romance, family secret, master and servant, estate, power of love, fall in love, haunted by the past, unlikely couple, society, young woman ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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 7.6
 260K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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, emotional, sad, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, hopes, life philosophy, life changing experience, sacrifice, suicidal, self sacrifice, tragic event, depression, true love, fall in love, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.6
 170K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, 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: touching, realistic, suspense, captivating, heartbreaking ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, family in danger, courage, forces of nature, natural disaster, fear, parents and children, danger, separation from family, tragic event, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
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 7.7
 225K
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: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, kidnapping, life is a bitch, victim, secret, tragic event, disappearance, death, private detective, morality, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
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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: suspense, emotional, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: afterlife, rape, death in the family, serial killer, loss of daughter, loss of child, loss of loved one, heaven and hell, pedophile, dealing with death, murder, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, delaware
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 7.2
 252K
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: scary, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, monster, trapped, deadly creature, fear, fog, fight, small town, supermarket, desperation, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
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 7.1
 126K
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, sentimental, emotional, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, 9/11, death in the family, suicide, romance, parents and children, loss of loved one, loss of parent, dealing with death, college student, fall in love, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 2000s, year 2001
Place: new york, usa
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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: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexual, parents and children, suicide, christianity, society, life is a bitch, family problems, tragic event, teenage life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco, portland oregon
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, disturbing, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, against humanity, young heroes, childhood, concentration camp, wartime life, atrocity, innocence lost, nazism, jewish, gas chamber ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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 6.5
 444
Unforgiven (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true and tragic events in the life of Vitaly Kaloyev, an architect and family man. In 2002, his wife and children die in a mid-air collision along with 70 other people, mostly children. Vitaly is one of the first people to discover the ...
Style: based on true events, emotional, ambiguous ending, psychological, bleak
Plot: tragedy, lone hero, revenge, airplane accident, grief, justice, tragic event, moral ambiguity, death of child, depression, death of wife, catastrophe ...
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 8.5
 1.0M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, magical, secret, deception, illusion, performer's life, magic, wizards and magicians, mystery, teleportation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: england, london, europe, colorado
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 8.7
 576K
Dexter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have ...
Style: captivating, clever, dark humor, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, hidden identity, double life, crimes, crime, vigilantism, gory, police station, corpse, right and wrong, loner, forensics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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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, sad, rough, touching, bleak ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, athlete's life, determination, sport, underdog, follow your dream, human spirit, boxing, feminism, contests and competitions, training, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, england, europe ...
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Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill and other members of their assassination circle – but 'The Bride' lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for some payback, she makes a death list and hunts down those who ...
Style: dark humor, rough, serious, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, martial arts, danger, journey, master warrior, mentor, organized crime, one man army, squad, swords and armor, team, pride and honor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, japan, pasadena california, tokyo
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American History X (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, prison, juvenile delinquency, nazism, rape, violence spree, siblings relations, crime, rebelliousness, confined, redemption, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, venice beach california
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 7.8
 220K
Atonement (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, epic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, unfulfilled love, false accusation, siblings relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, lovers apart, forbidden love, innocence lost, nurse, letter, prejudice ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.6
 483K
Kick-Ass (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.
Style: stylized, exciting, offbeat, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night, teen comedy
Plot: superhero, teenage life, youth, young heroes, fighting crime, disguise, odd, lifestyle, crimes, misfit, friends, social awkwardness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, tragicomedy, uplifting ...
Plot: mental institution, fighting the system, human spirit, freedom, nurse, insanity, doctors and patients, anti heroes, crazy, dehumanization, plan gone awry, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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Princess Mononoke (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to ...
Style: emotional, exciting, atmospheric, captivating, epic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: princess, in the woods, adventure, master warrior, curses spells and rituals, heroes, heroic mission, danger, imaginary, obsessive quest, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: middle ages, 16th century, 15th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 7.5
 134K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: 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, psychological, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, orphan, haunted house, psychic, haunted by the past, supernatural, missing child, seance, death, paranormal activity, hallucinations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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 7.7
 16K
Mildred Pierce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 336 min.
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, talky, stylized, gloomy, epic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, family relations, single parent, suffering, lovers, tragic event, restaurant, friendship, adaptation, parents and children, love, kidnapping ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
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 8.3
 43K
Hell on Wheels (2011)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Hell on Wheels tells the epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon, a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife. His journey takes him west to Hell on Wheels, a dangerous, ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, slavery, rivalry, native americans, haunted by the past, tough heroes, african american, train, courage, interracial relations, shooting, civil war ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa
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 7.2
 129K
Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Italy, Romania, USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind ...
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, epic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, tragic love, getting home, survival, loss of family member, lovers reunited, soldier, civil war, slavery, friendship, lovers apart, wartime life ...
Time: 1860s, 19th century
Place: usa, north carolina, south carolina, atlantic ocean
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