Movies and TV Shows about grief

The Lion King
  • The Lion King (2019)
  • Adventure, Animation, Drama, Action, Family,
  • Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
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The Lion King
Dogs Don't Wear Pants
  • Dogs Don't Wear Pants (2019)
  • Drama,
  • Juha has lost his wife in an accident. Years after, he still feels numb and unable to connect with people. Meeting Mona, a dominatrix, changes everything.
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Dogs Don't Wear Pants
Until We Fall
  • Until We Fall (2019)
  • Louise loved Adam. Adam loved Louise. That is how it used to be. But a child has disappeared. Their child. The police said it was a drowning accident. Yet the truth is that their little boy’s body was never found. Lucas, ten years old. How easy it all would have been if the ocean had taken the trouble to throw up a little-swollen child’s corpse onto the beach. Or if a local with alcohol in his blood and blood on his hands had ploughed him down at full speed. An indescribable pain. No more living, no more happiness, but at least no unanswered questions. Unfortunately, that is not how it is for Adam and Louise.
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Until We Fall
Hereditary
  • Hereditary (2018)
  • Drama, Horror, Thriller, Mystery,
  • When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.
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Hereditary
Behind The Dust
  • Behind The Dust (2018)
  • Drama,
  • When tragedy strikes a vain and materialistic housewife, she is forced to re-evaluate her lifestyle and vows to put her privilege to good use by seeking out the right person to inherit her wealth under the guise of an elderly woman who needs assistance cleaning her home.
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Behind The Dust
Broken Line North
  • Broken Line North (2019)
  • Drama, Mystery,
  • Two broken people - a Lao-Australian woman and a teenage hitchhiker - must navigate grief, isolation and an unlikely connection forged over one night in a roadside motel.
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Broken Line North
Fleabag
  • Fleabag (2016)
  • Comedy,
  • Fleabag is thrown roughly up against the walls of contemporary London, sleeping with anyone who dares to stand too close, squeezing money from wherever she can, rejecting anyone who tries to help her, and keeping up her bravado throughout.
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Fleabag
By the Sea
  • By the Sea (2015)
  • Drama, Romance,
  • Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper and a hotel owner.
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By the Sea
Pet Sematary
  • Pet Sematary (1989)
  • Drama, Horror,
  • Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At first, only the family's cat makes the return trip, but an accident forces a heartbroken father to contemplate the unthinkable.
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Pet Sematary
The Open House
  • The Open House (2018)
  • Thriller,
  • A teenager and his mother find themselves besieged by threatening forces when they move into a new house.
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The Open House
In Her Shoes
  • In Her Shoes (2005)
  • Drama, Comedy, Romance,
  • Irresponsible party girl Maggie (Cameron Diaz) is kicked out of her father's (Ken Howard) and stepmother's (Candice Azzara) home, where she lives for free, and is taken in by her hard-working sister, Philadelphia lawyer Rose (Toni Collette). After Maggie's disruptive ways ruin her sister's love life, Rose turns her out as well. But when their grandmother, who they never knew existed, comes into their lives, the sisters face some complicated truths about themselves and their family.
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In Her Shoes
Manchester by the Sea
  • Manchester by the Sea (2016)
  • Drama,
  • After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.
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Manchester by the Sea
Collateral Beauty
Collateral Beauty
Solaris
  • Solaris (2002)
  • Drama, Science Fiction, Mystery, Romance,
  • Upon arrival at the space station orbiting an ocean world called Solaris a psychologist discovers that the commander of an expedition to the planet has died mysteriously. Other strange events soon start happening as well, such as the appearance of old acquaintances of the crew, including some who are dead.
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Solaris
Rabbit Hole
  • Rabbit Hole (2010)
  • Drama,
  • Becca and Howie Corbett are a happily married couple whose perfect world is forever changed when their young son, Danny, is killed by a car. Becca, an executive-turned-stay-at-home mother, tries to redefine her existence in a surreal landscape of well-meaning family and friends. Painful, poignant, and often funny, Becca's experiences lead her to find solace in a mysterious relationship with a troubled young comic-book artist, Jason - the teenage driver of the car that killed Danny. Becca's fixation with Jason pulls her away from memories of Danny, while Howie immerses himself in the past, seeking refuge in outsiders who offer him something Becca is unable to give. The Corbetts, both adrift, make surprising and dangerous choices as they choose a path that will determine their fate.
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Rabbit Hole
The Forgotten
  • The Forgotten (2004)
  • Drama, Horror, Thriller, Crime, Science Fiction, Mystery,
  • Telly Paretta is a grieving mother struggling to cope with the loss of her 8-year-old son. She is stunned when her psychiatrist reveals that she has created eight years of memories about a son she never had. But when she meets a man who has had a similar experience, Telly embarks on a search to prove her son's existence, and her sanity.
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The Forgotten
Aftermath
Aftermath
Love Happens
  • Love Happens (2009)
  • Drama, Romance,
  • Dr. Burke Ryan is a successful self-help author and motivational speaker with a secret. While he helps thousands of people cope with tragedy and personal loss, he secretly is unable to overcome the death of his late wife. It's not until Burke meets a fiercely independent florist named Eloise that he is forced to face his past and overcome his demons.
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Love Happens
Ordinary People
  • Ordinary People (1980)
  • Drama,
  • Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being supportive to Conrad. Calvin is trapped between the two trying to hold the family together.
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Ordinary People
Feed the Beast
  • Feed the Beast (2016)
  • Drama,
  • For two friends on the brink of losing everything, a dusty pipe dream of opening up an upscale restaurant in their hometown of the Bronx is all they have left to turn their lives around. Together, they take on the insanity of the New York restaurant world, and navigate its underbelly of petty criminals, corrupt officials and violent mobsters.
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Feed the Beast
Incendiary
  • Incendiary (2008)
  • Drama, Thriller, Romance,
  • An adulterous woman's life is torn apart when her husband and infant son are killed in a suicide bombing at a soccer match.
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Incendiary
To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday
  • To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (1996)
  • Drama, Romance,
  • David loves his wife, Gillian. Unfortunately, she died two years ago. David deals with his grief by continuing his romance with Gillian during walks with her "ghost" on the beach at night. While David lives in the past, other family problems crop up in the present in the real world....
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To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday
Fearless
  • Fearless (1993)
  • Drama,
  • After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another survivor, Carla Rodrigo, who is racked with grief and guilt since her baby died in the crash which she and Max survived.
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Fearless
Go On
  • Go On (2012)
  • Comedy,
  • Ryan King, a recent widower and sports talk radio host ready to get back to work after the loss of his wife. Ryan's alpha-male boss, Stephen, has a different plan in store for Ryan, making him attend grief counseling before returning to the air. A reluctant Ryan finds himself in a support group for "life change," where he meets an oddball cast of characters, all with their own backstories filled with varying degrees of loss.
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Go On
Proof
  • Proof (2005)
  • Drama, Mystery,
  • Catherine is a woman in her late twenties who is strongly devoted to her father, Robert, a brilliant and well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away. As Robert descends into madness, Catherine begins to wonder if she may have inherited her father’s mental illness along with his mathematical genius. When Robert’s work reveals a mathematical proof of potentially historic proportions, it sets off shock waves in more ways than one.
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Proof
Red Dog
  • Red Dog (2011)
  • Drama, Comedy, Family,
  • Based on the legendary true story of the Red Dog who united a disparate local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his long lost master.
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Red Dog
Wake Wood
  • Wake Wood (2011)
  • Drama, Horror, Thriller, Foreign,
  • The parents of a girl who was killed by a savage dog are granted the opportunity to spend three days with their deceased daughter.
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Wake Wood
The Upside of Anger
  • The Upside of Anger (2005)
  • Drama, Comedy,
  • After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two grow closer, and her daughters increasingly rely on Denny, Terry starts to have reservations about where their relationship is headed.
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The Upside of Anger
Restrepo
  • Restrepo (2010)
  • Documentary, War,
  • Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for a Documentary, Restrepo chronicles the deployment of a U.S. platoon of courageous American soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, considered to be one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military.
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Restrepo
The Tree
  • The Tree (2010)
  • Drama,
  • The O'Neills lived happily in their house in the Australian countryside. That was until one day fate struck blindly, taking the life of Peter, the father, leaving his grief-stricken wife Dawn alone with their four children. Among them, eight-year-old Simone denies this reality. She is persuaded that her father still lives in the giant fig tree growing near their house and speaks to her through its leaves. But the tree becomes more and more invasive and threatens the house. It must be felled. Of course, Simone won't allow it.
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The Tree
A Cry in the Dark
  • A Cry in the Dark (1988)
  • Drama, Foreign,
  • Based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain: During a camping trip to Ayers Rock in outback Australia, she claims she witnessed a dingo taking her baby daughter, Azaria, from the family tent. Azaria's body is never found. After investigations and two public inquests, she is charged with murder. The case attracts a lot of attention, turning it into a media sideshow.
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A Cry in the Dark
Beautiful Boy
  • Beautiful Boy (2010)
  • Drama,
  • A married couple on the verge of separation are leveled by the news their 18-year-old son committed a mass shooting at his college, then took his own life.
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Beautiful Boy
Angels Crest
  • Angels Crest (2011)
  • Drama,
  • The small working-class town of Angels Crest is a tight-knit community resting quietly in one of the vast and stunningly beautiful valleys of the Rocky Mountains. Ethan, one of the town's residents, is a young father but not much more than a kid himself. He has no choice but to look after his three-year-old son Nate, since mom Cindy is an alcoholic. But one snowy day, Ethan's good intentions are thwarted by a moment of thoughtlessness, resulting in tragedy. A local prosecutor haunted by his past goes after Ethan, and the ensuing confusion and casting of blame begins to tear the town apart.
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Angels Crest
Paradise
  • Paradise (1991)
  • Drama, Romance, Family,
  • Willard Young is a 10-year-old boy who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily Reed, who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben have been living in an unmentioned emotional vacuum since the death of their own three year old boy. Willie makes friends with the local 9-year-old tomboy Billie Pike, who teaches him to be comfortable with himself. When Willard gains a handle on his own emotions, he can now help Lily and Ben to connect, overcome grief and rediscover themselves.
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Paradise
Betrayal
  • Betrayal (2012)
  • Drama,
  • While examining one of her patients, a doctor reveals that her husband is cheating with the patient's wife.
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Betrayal
In Memoriam
  • In Memoriam (2019)
  • Drama, Science Fiction,
  • Rather than face his grief, Samuel elects to forget his best friend, though memory is fickle, and he ends up losing more than he bargained for…
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In Memoriam
Take Me Out
  • Take Me Out (2019)
  • Drama,
  • A window into the broken soul of Bruce, battling long-term depression and the culmination of events leading up to the tipping point of his bottled up shame, guilt, and self-destruction.
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Take Me Out
The Stone Boy
  • The Stone Boy (1984)
  • Drama,
  • One summer morning, 12-year-old Arnold Hillerman and his 17-year-old brother Eugene wake at dawn to pick peas and perhaps shoot a wild duck on their family's Montana farm. In a nearby pasture, Arnold's gun fires accidentally. His brother is killed instantly. Isolated by emotions he can't comprehend, Arnold (Jason Presson) must now come to terms with his grieving family - including his angry father (Academy Award®- winner Robert Duvall), his frightened mother (Oscar®- nominee Glenn Close), his antagonistic uncle (Oscar®- nominee Frederic Forrest) and his gentle, straight-talking grandfather (Wilford Brimley) - while his family must come to terms with Arnold. Linda Hamilton and Dean Cain co-star in this haunting drama that critic Richard Freedman of Newhouse Newspapers calls "profoundly moving- a magnificently acted tribute to the human spirit!"
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The Stone Boy
Moonlight and Valentino
  • Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
  • Drama, Comedy, Romance,
  • Four women who discover untapped strength within themselves when they finally let go of what divides them
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Moonlight and Valentino
Everything I Wish I Said
  • Everything I Wish I Said (2019)
  • Drama,
  • While preparing for the next stage of his new life, C takes a moment to visit the grave of his best friend.
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Everything I Wish I Said