Showing sad movies for tag "drama"

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

Milos Forman

McMurphy has a criminal past and has once again gotten himself into trouble with the law. To escape labor duties in prison, McMurphy pleads insanity and is sent to a ward for the mentally unstable. Once here, McMurphy both endures and stands witness to the abuse and degradation of the oppressive Nurse Ratched, who gains superiority and power through the flaws of the other inmates. McMurphy and the other inmates... [Read More]

Tags: Milos Forman, Drama
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1991)
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The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1991)

Simon Callow

A tangled triangle. In the rural South of the early 20th century, Miss Amelia is the town eccentric, selling corn liquor and dispensing medicine. She takes in her half-sister's son, a diminutive crook-back named Lymon. He suggests they open a café in the downstairs of her large house. Marvin Macy gets out of prison and returns to town; turns out he was married to Amelia but it wasn't consummated. He... [Read More]

Tags: Simon Callow, Drama
Amour
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Amour

Michael Haneke

Georges and Anne are a couple of retired music teachers enjoying life in their eighties. However, Anne suddenly has a stroke at breakfast and their lives are never the same. That incident begins Anne's harrowingly steep physical and mental decline as Georges attempts to care for her at home as she wishes. Even as the fruits of their lives and career remain bright, the couple's hopes for some dignity prove... [Read More]

Tags: Michael Haneke, Drama
Endless Love
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Endless Love

Shana Feste

The story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.... [Read More]

Tags: Romance, Drama, Shana Feste
12 Years a Slave
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12 Years a Slave

Steve McQueen

Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth... [Read More]

Tags: Sad, Slave, Drama, Steve McQueen
Meet Joe Black
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Meet Joe Black

Martin Brest

Bill Parrish, media tycoon, loving father and still a human being, is about to celebrate his 65th birthday. One morning, he is contacted by the Inevitable - by hallucination, as he thinks. Later, Death itself enters his home and his life, personified in a man's body: Joe Black has arrived. His intention was to take Bill with him, but accidentally, Joe's former host and Bills beautiful daughter Susan have already... [Read More]

Tags: Martin Brest, Drama, Fantasy
Talk to Her
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Talk to Her

Pedro Almodóvar

After a chance encounter at a theater, two men, Benigno and Marco, meet at a private clinic where Benigno works. Lydia, Marco's girlfriend and a bullfighter by profession, has been gored and is in a coma. It so happens that Benigno is looking after another woman in a coma, Alicia, a young ballet student. The lives of the four characters will flow in all directions, past, present and future, dragging... [Read More]

Tags: Pedro Almodóvar, Drama, Romance
Chasing Amy
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Chasing Amy

Kevin Smith

A pair of comic book authors named Holden McNeil and Banky Edwards, who live in New Jersey, have been best friends since 20 years. They spend their time working in their studio, and in the evenings they are going out. But their friendship is about to be disputed for the first time in their life, when a beautiful young lesbian woman named Alyssa Jones enters their life and Holden falls... [Read More]

Tags: Kevin Smith, Comedy, Drama, Romance
THE LOVELY BONES
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THE LOVELY BONES

Peter Jackson

A 14-year-old girl in suburban 1970's Pennsylvania is murdered by her neighbor. She tells the story from the place between Heaven and Earth, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body.... [Read More]

Tags: Drama, Fantasy
Ladder 49
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Ladder 49

Jay Russell

Under the watchful eye of his mentor Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. Jack has reached a crossroads, however, as the sacrifices he's made have put him in harm's way innumerable times and significantly impacted his relationship with his wife and kids. Responding to the worst blaze in his career, he becomes trapped inside a 20-story building. And as... [Read More]

Tags: Life, Accident, Death, Drama, Family, Sad