Movies about widows

Movies about widows
List of the best movies about widows selected by visitors to our site: Shutter Island, Schindler's List, Troy, Finding Neverland, The Hours, Gladiator, Titanic, Les Misérables, The Secret: Dare to Dream, Frida.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Shutter Island (2010)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:18

World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.

Schindler's List (1993)
Markimdb: 9
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:15

The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.

Troy (2004)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA, Malta, United Kingdom
Duration02:43

In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was taken by the Trojans, he asks his brother Agamemnom to help him get her back. Agamemnon sees this as an opportunity for power. So they set off with 1,000 ships holding 50,000 Greeks to Troy. With the help of Achilles, the Greeks are able to fight the never before defeated Trojans.

Finding Neverland (2004)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, family, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:37

Finding Neverland is an amusing drama about how the story of Peter Pan and Neverland came to be. During a writing slump play writer J.M. Barrie meets the widowed Sylvia and her three children who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and the inspiration that lead him to create his masterpiece “Peter Pan.”

The Hours (2002)
Duration01:50

"The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a surprising, transcendent moment of shared recognition.

Gladiator (2000)
Duration02:35

In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences.

Titanic (1997)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration03:14

84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.

Les Misérables (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:38

An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.

The Secret: Dare to Dream (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA

A widow with three children hires a handyman to fix her house during a major storm. When not doing home repairs, he shares his philosophy of believing in the power of the universe to deliver what we want.

Frida (2002)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA, Mexico, Canada
Duration01:58

"Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and controversial affair with Leon Trotsky, to her provocative and romantic entanglements with women, Frida Kahlo lived a bold and uncompromising life as a political, artistic, and sexual revolutionary

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The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, history
CountryItaly
Duration03:06

The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child. They decide to send him to school instead of make him help them, although this represents a great sacrifice. The boy has to wake up very early and walk several miles to get to the school. One day the boy's shoes break when returning home, but they do not have money to buy other. What can they do?

The Good Liar (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA

An aging con artist cannot believe his luck when he meets a wealthy widow and marks her as his next target. But she hides a secret of her own.

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in Massachusetts, United States.

A Royal Affair (2012)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryDenmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany
Duration02:17

A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:40

The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.

Edges of the Lord (2001)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, military
CountryUSA, Poland
Duration01:35

A 12-year-old Jewish boy hides with a family of Catholic peasant farmers to escape the Nazis.

Pick of the Litter (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA

Follows a litter of puppies from the moment they're born and begin their quest to become Guide Dogs for the Blind, the ultimate canine career. Cameras follow these pups through a two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm.

A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2019)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Belgium

A dynamic killer thriller with its finger firmly on the pulse of stark social commentary and shattering suspense. Recently widowed mother of two Sarah is desperate to know who murdered her husband in front of her young son, rendering him mute. Coerced into helping a low-life drug dealer stash narcotics stolen from the local Mr Big, she’s forced into taking drastic action to protect her children, evolving from downtrodden submissive to take-charge vigilante.

North Country (2005)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06

A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.

The Age of Adaline (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:32

After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.

Jane Eyre (2011)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:00

After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and she soon finds herself falling in love with him. Happiness seems to have found Jane at last, but could Mr. Rochester's terrible secret be about to destroy it forever?

Widows (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:04

A police shootout leaves four thieves dead during an explosive armed robbery attempt in Chicago. Their widows have nothing in common except a debt left behind by their spouses' criminal activities. Hoping to forge a future on their own terms, they join forces to pull off a heist.

Room for Rent (2019)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

Lonely widow Joyce rents out a room in her house and becomes dangerously obsessed with one of her guests.

Padmaavat (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryIndia
Duration03:09

Rani Padmavati - the wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh, is known for her beauty and valour in 13th century India. She captures the fancy of the reigning Sultan of Delhi, the tyrant Alauddin Khilji, who becomes obsessed with her and goes to great lengths to fulfill his greed.

Man of Steel (2013)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:23

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Changeling (2008)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:21

Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.

Lolita (1962)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:32

Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged British novelist who is both appalled by and attracted to the vulgarity of American culture. When he comes to stay at the boarding house run by Charlotte Haze, he soon becomes obsessed with Lolita, the woman's teenaged daughter.

Psycho (1960)
Duration01:49

When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother. The place seems quirky, but fine… until Marion decides to take a shower.

Pure as Snow (2019)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration00:53

Claire is a beautiful young woman who works at her late father’s hotel, that is now managed by her evil stepmother Maud. Claire unwittingly sparks uncontrollable jealousy in Maud, whose young lover has fallen in love with Claire. Maud decides to get rid of Claire who finds shelter in a farm where she’s allowed to break free from her strict upbringing through encounters with seven “princes.”




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