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The Best Movies About Tragedies

Updated May 14, 2021 8.5k votes 2.5k voters 330.8k views159 items

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

Here is 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

This tragedy movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director, and more. Other things you'll find on this list of tragic films also contains titles of tragedy movies that can be clicked on for more information about the film. You can also copy this tragedy films list to start your own. This list, though, contains the best tragedy movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films. It is also possible to sort these tragedy movies alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Get your favorite movies higher on the list by voting up the movies you like on the list.

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 you're 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 your favorites (like Titanic or Grave of the Fireflies) a vote. 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.

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