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. 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. 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.
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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.
- 1Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed by James Cameron. A... moreLeonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet
Directed by: James Cameron
- 2Grave of the Fireflies is a 1988 Japanese animated drama film written and directed by Isao... moreYoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi
Directed by: Isao Takahata
- 3Schindler's List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama, directed and co-produced by... moreLiam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
- 4(19 Years before Episode IV) Three years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi... moreNatalie Portman, Ewan McGregor
Directed by: George Lucas
- 5Hachi: A Dog's Tale is a 2009 drama film. Based on the true story of a faithful Akita Inu, the... moreRichard Gere, Jason Alexander
Directed by: Lasse Hallström
- 6Joker is a 2019 American crime drama film directed by Todd Phillips, based on the DC Comics... moreJoaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro
Directed by: Todd Phillips
- 7Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott,... moreRussell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix
Directed by: Ridley Scott
- 8Requiem for a Dream is a 2000 American psychological drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky... moreJennifer Connelly, Jared Leto
Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
- 9Romeo and Juliet is a 1968 British-Italian romance film based on the tragic play of the same... moreLaurence Olivier, Michael York
Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli
- 10Love Story is a 1970 romantic drama film written by Erich Segal, who also authored the... moreTommy Lee Jones, Ray Milland
Directed by: Arthur Hiller
- 11Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 American sports drama film directed, co-produced and scored by... moreClint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
- 12Shutter Island is a 2010 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese. The... moreLeonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
- 13No Country for Old Men is a 2007 American neo-western neo-noir thriller film directed by Joel... moreJavier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones
Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
- 14Boyz n the Hood is a 1991 American hood drama film directed by John Singleton. Three young men... moreIce Cube, Angela Bassett
Directed by: John Singleton
- 15Marley & Me is a 2008 American comedy-drama film directed by David Frankel, based on the... moreOwen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston
Directed by: David Frankel
- 16Taxi Driver is a 1976 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Martin... moreRobert De Niro, Jodie Foster
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
- 17Philadelphia is a 1993 American drama film and one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to... moreTom Hanks, Denzel Washington
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
- 18Mystic River is a 2003 American mystery drama film directed and scored by Clint Eastwood. It... moreEmmy Rossum, Sean Penn
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
- 19Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American epic romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee. It is a... moreAnne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal
Directed by: Ang Lee
- 20The Rose is a 1979 American drama film which tells the story of a self-destructive 1960s rock... moreBette Midler, Alan Bates
Directed by: Mark Rydell
- 211964 Richard Burton Broadway production of "Hamlet", deliberately staged in the style of a... more
HamletRichard Burton, John Gielgud
Directed by: John Gielgud, Bill Colleran
- 22Blood Diamond is a 2006 American-German political thriller film co-produced and directed by... moreLeonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly
Directed by: Edward Zwick
- 23Double Indemnity is a 1944 American film noir, directed by Billy Wilder, co-written by Wilder... moreBarbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson
Directed by: Billy Wilder
- 24Somewhere in Time is a 1980 romantic fantasy film directed by Jeannot Szwarc. It is a film... moreJane Seymour, Christopher Plummer
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
- 25A Way of Life is a British film released in 2004 starring Stephanie James and Brenda Blethyn.... moreBrenda Blethyn, Nathan Jones
Directed by: Amma Asante