Best Tragedy Movies Films
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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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    Bernard Hill, Bill Paxton, Billy Zane

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    Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Maria Peszek

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    Akemi Yamaguchi, Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi

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    Michael Sheen, Al Hunter Ashton, Russell Crowe

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    Ellen Burstyn, Marlon Wayans, Jared Leto

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    Brían F. O'Byrne, Jay Baruchel, Michael Peña

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    Dyson Lovell, Bruce Robinson, Milo O'Shea

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    Michael Sheen, Winston Ntshona, Akin Omotoso

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    Ralph Fiennes, Matthias Habich, David Kross

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    Vincent Schiavelli, Louise Fletcher, Anjelica Huston

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    Mary Steenburgen, Ann Dowd, Bradley Whitford

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    Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, Eli Wallach

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    Clint Eastwood, Davis Gloff, Carlos Guadarrama

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    Hamlet John Gielgud, John Cullum, Richard Burton

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    Jena Malone, Noah Wyle, Daveigh Chase

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    Richard Gere, Eric Ryan, Gary Roscoe

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    Joe Pantoliano, Rick Dees, Lou Diamond Phillips

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    Akira Terao, Mansai Nomura, Mieko Harada

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    Keisha Castle-Hughes, Ahmed Best, Frank Oz

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    Lynne Thigpen, Sam Neill, Oliver Platt

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    Rufus Sewell, Sophia Myles, Leo Gregory

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    Stephen Ashfield, Timothy Spall, Laura Michelle Kelly

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    John Travolta, Jess King, Deidra LaWan Starnes

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    Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest, Kathryn Grody

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    Humphrey Bogart, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Bette Davis

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    Jean Simmons, Anthony Quayle, Laurence Olivier

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    Richard Kiley, James Spader, Beatrice Straight

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    Jonathan Rhys Meyers, James Frain, Laura Fraser

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    Teresa Wright, Richard Matheson, George Voscovec

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    Ethan Hawke, Sam Shepard, Julia Stiles

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    Ben Kingsley, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Marco Rodríguez

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    Bill Cosby, Fran Drescher, Diane Lane

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    Amma Asante, Brenda Blethyn, Gareth Gethyn Evans

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    Richard Easton, Jay O. Sanders, Christopher Fitzgerald

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    Albert Brooks, Shirley MacLaine, John Lithgow

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    Danny Aiello, Lewis Black, Ving Rhames

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    Orson Welles, Robert Coote, Joseph Cotten

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    Frank M. Robinson, Diego Luna, Josh Brolin

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    Tony Plana, Lupe Ontiveros, Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez

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    Jake Gyllenhaal, America Ferrera, Michael Peña

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    Benicio del Toro, Naomi Watts, Clea DuVall

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    Notis Peryalis, Kostas Kazakos, Irene Papas

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    Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Pamela Brown

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    Vincent Gil, David Bracks, Reg Evans

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    Jeff Goldblum, Leslie Carlson, George Chuvalo

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    Maria Bello, Nicolas Cage, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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    Minoru Chiaki, Chieko Naniwa, Toshiro Mifune

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    Anthony Perkins, Raf Vallone, Phedon Papamichael

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    Geneviève Bujold, Shirley Douglas, Jacqueline Hennessy

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    Michael Rooker, Peter Coyote, Tichina Arnold

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