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The Best Tragedy Movies

List Criteria: Vote for your personal favorite tragedy films, regardless of how popular or successful they were at the box office.

A list of all the best tragedy movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. To see a more general overview of dramas currently streaming, go to The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime and The Best Drama Films on Netflix Instant

This tragedy movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director, and more. This list of tragedy films also contains tragedy movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This tragedy films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best tragedy movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This tragedy movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Vote for your favorite movies by giving them a thumbs up.

List of tragedy films includes tragedy movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Impact the order of this list by sharing it with your Google + circles so that they can vote too. These films are all horribly tragic movies, so you can choose the best examples of tragedy here. Lots of them are tragic love movies, if your'e into tragic romance, which if you're here you probably are. This includes golden age tragedy movies as well as some great modern day tragedy examples. Though modern tragedies don't really seem to carry as much weight these days unless they're tragic films about someone you already know is going to die from the beginning of the movie. 

These are the top films in the tragedy genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the tragedy genre in it. Be it the motifs of the tragedy genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

Make sure to give movies you favor (like Yousuf Khan Sher Bano or Distant Journey) a vote. If we missed any tragedy movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous tragedy movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about tragedy movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the tragedy movies. List includes photos and tragedy movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

Strauss: Elektra and La Bamba are included on this list along with many more.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these tragedy movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good tragedy movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest tragedy movies, here is the full tragedy movies list, ordered from best to worst.


John Gielgud and Bill Colleran have both directed Tragedy movies, as have many other great directors.

The Best Tragedy Movies Films
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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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    Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi, Ayano Shiraishi

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    Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn

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    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

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    Laurence Olivier, Michael York, Olivia Hussey

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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd

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    Richard Gere, Jason Alexander, Joan Allen

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, Michael Sheen

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    Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon

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    Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale, Jake Gyllenhaal

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    Hamlet Richard Burton, John Gielgud, Hume Cronyn

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    Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Lena Olin Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

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    Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Oliver Platt

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    Tatsuya Nakadai, Susumu Terajima, Jinpachi Nezu

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    Lou Diamond Phillips, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Setzer

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    James Franco, Henry Cavill, Mark Strong

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    Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

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    Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, William H. Macy

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    James Franco, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin

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    Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Kim Dickens

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    Jennifer Lopez, Robin Williams, Diane Lane

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    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman

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    Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski

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    Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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    Ronald Reagan, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart

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    Bill Murray, Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles

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    Christopher Lee, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons

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    Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

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    Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder

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    Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Harry Dean Stanton

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    Tommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland, Ryan O'Neal

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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    Anna Kendrick, Jake Gyllenhaal, America Ferrera

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    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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    Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Fred MacMurray

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    Ice Cube, Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding Jr.

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    William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan

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    Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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    Brenda Blethyn, Nathan Jones, Amma Asante

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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, John Lithgow

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    Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Hilton Edwards Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins, Jason Alexander

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