The Best Tragedy Movies Films
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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 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 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.

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    Bernard Hill, Bill Paxton, Billy Zane

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    Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Maria Peszek

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    Michael Sheen, Al Hunter Ashton, Russell Crowe

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    Ralph Fiennes, Matthias Habich, David Kross

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    Mary Steenburgen, Ann Dowd, Bradley Whitford

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    Jonathan Rhys Meyers, James Frain, Laura Fraser

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    Albert Brooks, Shirley MacLaine, John Lithgow

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    Orson Welles, Robert Coote, Joseph Cotten

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    Notis Peryalis, Kostas Kazakos, Irene Papas

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    Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Pamela Brown

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    Maria Bello, Nicolas Cage, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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