Showing sad movies for tag "drama"

The Remains of the Day (1993)
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The Remains of the Day (1993)

James Ivory

A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause challenge his carefully maintained veneer of servitude.... [Read More]

Tags: James Ivory, Drama, Romance
Dogville (2003)
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Dogville (2003)

Lars Von Trier

Late one night, a beautiful and well-dressed young woman, Grace, arrives in the mountainous old mining town of Dogville as a fugitive; following the sound of gunshots in the distance which have been heard by Tom, the self-appointed moral spokesman for the town. Persuaded by Tom, the town agree to hide Grace, and in return she freely helps the locals. However, when the Sheriff from a neighbouring town posts a... [Read More]

Tags: Lars Von Trier, Drama
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
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Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

Abdellatif Kechiche

Adèle is a high school student who is beginning to explore herself as a woman. She dates men but finds no satisfaction with them sexually, and is rejected by a female friend who she does desire. She dreams of something more. She meets Emma who is a free spirited girl whom Adèle's friends reject due to her sexuality, and by association most begin to reject Adèle. Her relationship with Emma... [Read More]

Tags: Abdellatif Kechiche, Drama
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

David Fincher

On the day that Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, elderly Daisy Williams (nee Fuller) is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital. At her side is her adult daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read to her aloud the diary of Daisy's lifelong friend, Benjamin Button. Benjamin's diary recounts his entire extraordinary life, the primary unusual aspect of which was his aging backwards, being diagnosed with several aging diseases... [Read More]

Tags: David Fincher, Romance, Drama, Fantasy
Sunshine (1999)
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Sunshine (1999)

István Szabó

The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his government sanctions anti-Jewish persecutions. His son converts to Christianity to advance his career as a champion fencer and Olympic hero, but is caught up in the Holocaust. Finally, the grandson, after surviving... [Read More]

Tags: István Szabó, Drama, Romance
The Duchess (2008)
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The Duchess (2008)

Saul Dibb

Georgiana Spencer became Duchess of Devonshire on her marriage to the Duke in 1774, at the height of the Georgian period, a period of fashion, decadence, and political change. Spirited and adored by the public at large she quickly found her marriage to be a disappointment, defined by her duty to produce a male heir and the Duke's philandering and callous indifference to her. She befriends Lady Bess but finds... [Read More]

Tags: Saul Dibb, Biography, Drama, History
Australia (2008)
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Australia (2008)

Baz Luhrmann

In northern Australia at the beginning of World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked... [Read More]

Tags: Baz Luhrmann, History, Drama
About Time (I) (2013)
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About Time (I) (2013)

Richard Curtis

At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time... The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life-so he decides to make his world a better... [Read More]

Tags: Richard Curtis, Love, Romance, Drama
The English Patient (1996)
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The English Patient (1996)

Anthony Minghella

Beginning in the 1930's, "The English Patient" tells the story of Count Almásy who is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of love, betrayal, and politics that is later revealed in a series of flashbacks while Almásy is on his death... [Read More]

Tags: Anthony Minghella, War, Romance, Drama
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
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Shakespeare in Love (1998)

John Madden

Will Shakespeare is a known but struggling poet, playwright and actor who not only has sold his next play to both Philip Henslow and Richard Burbidge but now faces a far more difficult problem: he is bereft of ideas and has yet to begin writing. He is in search of his muse, the woman who will inspire him but all attempts fail him until he meets the beautiful Viola de... [Read More]

Tags: John Madden, Romance, Drama