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film The Best Tragedy Movies  

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List Rules 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.

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Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tragedy Movies
Schindler's List Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tragedy Movies
Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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Grave of the Fireflies Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi, Ayano Shiraishi

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Requiem for a Dream Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn

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Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tragedy Movies
Gladiator Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

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Hachi: A Dog's Tale Richard Gere, Jason Alexander, Joan Allen

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Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd

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Romeo and Juliet Laurence Olivier, Michael York, Olivia Hussey

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Blood Diamond Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, Michael Sheen

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Mystic River Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon

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Donnie Darko Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale, Jake Gyllenhaal

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Hamlet Richard Burton, John Gielgud, Hume Cronyn

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Marley & Me Jennifer Aniston, Kathleen Turner, Owen Wilson

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Gran Torino Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

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The Reader Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Lena Olin

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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

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Philadelphia Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

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Shutter Island Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

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Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tragedy Movies
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

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Boyz n the Hood Ice Cube, Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding Jr.

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No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tragedy Movies
No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman

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Bicentennial Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tragedy Movies
Bicentennial Man Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Oliver Platt

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The Shining Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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Brokeback Mountain Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Mara

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Somewhere in Time Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, William H. Macy

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Ran Tatsuya Nakadai, Susumu Terajima, Jinpachi Nezu

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Tristan & Isolde James Franco, Henry Cavill, Mark Strong

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World Trade Center Nicolas Cage, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

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La Bamba Lou Diamond Phillips, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Setzer

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Endless Love Tom Cruise, Brooke Shields, James Spader

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Revolutionary Road Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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Love Story Tommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland, Ryan O'Neal

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Ladder 49 John Travolta, Joaquin Phoenix, Martin O'Malley

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Jack Jennifer Lopez, Robin Williams, Diane Lane

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Milk James Franco, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin

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End of Watch Anna Kendrick, Jake Gyllenhaal, America Ferrera

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Jacob's Ladder is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tragedy Movies
Jacob's Ladder Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins, Jason Alexander

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Carlito's Way is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tragedy Movies
Carlito's Way Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Viggo Mortensen

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The Rose Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Harry Dean Stanton

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Man on Fire Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning

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House of Sand and Fog Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Kim Dickens

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Mad Max Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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Titus Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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Tess Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Lesley Dunlop

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21 Grams Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Benicio del Toro

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The Fly is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tragedy Movies
The Fly Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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Dark Victory Ronald Reagan, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart

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Bonnie and Clyde Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder