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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 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 items 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 sharint it with your Google + circles so that they can vote too.

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 items 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.

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, James Cameron

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    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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    Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi, Tsutomu Tatsumi

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    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Richard Harris

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    Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn

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    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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    Laurence Olivier, Michael York, Olivia Hussey

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, Michael Sheen

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    Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Lena Olin

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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Anjelica Huston

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    Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

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    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

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    Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon

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    Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale, Jake Gyllenhaal

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    Richard Burton, John Gielgud, Hume Cronyn

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    Lou Diamond Phillips, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Setzer

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    Tatsuya Nakadai, Susumu Terajima, Daisuke Ryu

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    Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Oliver Platt

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    James Franco, Henry Cavill, Mark Strong

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    Richard Gere, Jason Alexander, Joan Allen

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    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman

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    Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

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    John Travolta, Joaquin Phoenix, Morris Chestnut

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    Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Harry Dean Stanton

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    Ronald Reagan, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart

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    Tom Cruise, Brooke Shields, James Spader

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    Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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    Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, William H. Macy

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    Jennifer Lopez, Robin Williams, Diane Lane

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    Nathan Jones, Brenda Blethyn, Amma Asante

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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    Bill Murray, Julia Stiles, Ethan Hawke

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    Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins, Jason Alexander

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    James Franco, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin

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    Irene Papas, Takis Emmanuel, Notis Peryalis

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    Christopher Lee, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons

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    Lupe Ontiveros, Tony Plana, Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez

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    Anna Kendrick, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Martinez

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    Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Benicio del Toro

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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Shirley MacLaine

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    Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Hilton Edwards

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    Mel Gibson, Steve Bisley, Hugh Keays-Byrne

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    Nicolas Cage, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

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    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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    Anthony Perkins, Georges Sari, Melina Mercouri

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    Jeremy Irons, Jill Hennessy, Geneviève Bujold

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    Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Stanley Baker

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    Tommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland, Ali MacGraw

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    Peter Coyote, Michael Rooker, Tichina Arnold

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