Movies about widows

Movies about widows
List of the best movies about widows selected by visitors to our site: 21 Grams, The Secret: Dare to Dream, Book Club, Adam, Fatherhood, I'll See You in My Dreams, The Mystery of Henri Pick, Hostiles, Our Souls at Night, Harvest Love.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

21 Grams (2003)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersSurgeons, Widows
PlotLove, Loneliness, Death
StyleFascinating, Tense, Gloomy, Depressive

This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will learn harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever.

The Secret: Dare to Dream (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersWidows, Strangers
PlotFate, Life, Fulfillment of desires, Meaning of life
StyleRomantic, By books, Vital signs, Womens in main roles, Serious

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.

Book Club (2018)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CharactersFriends, Judge, Cats, Widows, Pilots
PlotDancing, Friendship, Tango, Female friendship
PlaceAircraft, USA
StyleLight, For girls

Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading Fifty Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.

Adam (2019)
Markimdb: 3.7
CharactersSingle mothers, Babies, Widows
PlaceAfrica, New York

Adam, an awkward teen, spends a summer with his older sister, who is part of New York City's lesbian and trans activist scene. He meets the girl of his dreams but can't figure out how to tell her he's not the trans man she thinks he is.

Fatherhood (2021)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersFathers, Family, Babies, Widows
PlotDeath, Parenting
StyleFascinating, Vital signs

A widowed new dad copes with doubts, fears, heartache and dirty diapers as he sets out to raise his daughter on his own. Inspired by a true story.

I'll See You in My Dreams (2015)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersWidows, Singers
PlotLove, Friendship, Loneliness, Love triangle, Depression
PlaceYachts, USA
StyleRomantic, To cry, Vital signs, Touching

A sudden loss disrupts Carol’s orderly life, propelling her into the dating world for the first time in 20 years. Finally living in the present tense, she finds herself swept up in not one, but two unexpected relationships that challenge her assumptions about what it means to grow old.

The Mystery of Henri Pick (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersTeachers, Writers, Widows
PlotInvestigation, Breakup, Divorce
PlaceTrains, Cemetery, Hotels
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

In a bizarre Breton library that collects rejected, never published manuscripts, a young editor discovers a novel that she considers a masterpiece. It was written by a certain Henri Pick, a cook who died two years earlier and who, according to his widow, had never read a book in his life or written anything but a shopping list... Did he have a secret life? When the book becomes a huge best-seller, Jean- Michel Rouche, a skeptical and stubborn literary critic, teams up with Joséphine, Pick’s daughter, to unravel the mystery.

Hostiles (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, western
CharactersHorses, Indians, Military, Soldier, Widows
PlotTravel, Skirmishes, Death, Weapon, Hatred
PlaceWild West, Trains, Mountains, USA
Time19th century
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense

A legendary Native American-hating Army captain nearing retirement in 1892 is given one last assignment: to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory back to his Montana reservation.

Our Souls at Night (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotLove, Loneliness
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Makes me think, Touching

Fonda and Redford star as Addie Moore and Louis Waters, a widow and widower who've lived next to each other for years. The pair have almost no relationship, but that all changes when Addie tries to make a connection with her neighbor.

Harvest Love (2017)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersSingle mothers, Widows
PlaceSmall cities

A young widow and her nine year-old son spend a week at her family’s pear farm in Washington state, where they both fall in love with small town farm life, and she falls for the guy who has been managing the farm.

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Queen of Katwe (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CharactersChildrens, Parents, Poor, Widows
PlotOn real events, Chess, Supernatural, Chase, Happiness
PlaceParallel worlds, Africa, USA, Small cities
StyleInteresting, Light, Inspirational, Soulful, Fascinating

A young girl overcomes her disadvantaged upbringing in the slums of Uganda to become a Chess master.

Maigret's Dead Man (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Hungary
CharactersGangsters, Killers, Police, Lovers, Widows
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Adoption
PlaceEngland, France
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

Maigret plunges into the murky Parisian underworld.

Wild Oats (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersScammers, Terminally ill, Girlfriends, Widows
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Abduction, Money
PlaceSpain, Casino
StyleRomantic, Light, Fascinating

Everything changes for Eva when she receives an insurance settlement check accidentally made out for $5,000,000 instead of the expected $50.000. She and her best friend take the money and head out for the adventure of a lifetime.

Rememory (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada
CharactersHeroes, Scientists, Elephants, Widows
PlotInvestigation, Fear
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Fascinating, Disturbing

The widow of a wise professor stumbles upon one of his inventions that's able to record and play a person's memory.

Knock (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersTeachers, Doctors, Scammers, Widows
PlotDancing, Death, Cheating, Debts, Blackmail
PlaceVillage, School, Ships, Trains, Party
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating

Doctor Knock is a former thug who has become a doctor and arrives in the small village of Saint-Maurice to make his fortune according to a particular method. It will make the villagers believe that they are not as healthy as they might think. It is thus that he will find in each one an imaginary symptom, or not, and thus will be able to exercise his profession lucratively. Under his seductive looks and after gaining the confidence of the village, Knock is on the verge of achieving his ends. But his past catches up with him and an old acquaintance disrupts the doctor's plans.

Finding Fanny (2014)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CharactersArtists, Artists, Widows
PlotTravel, Friendship
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleRomantic, Fascinating

Five friends from Goa get lost during a journey to discover the lot of the childhood sweetheart of an old postman.

First Reformed (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
CharactersAlcoholics, Widows, Singers, Ministers
PlotDeath, Religious, Depression, Cancer, Political
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense

A pastor of a small church in upstate New York starts to spiral out of control after a soul-shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife.

The Tomorrow Man (2019)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleRomantic, Touching, Serious

Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. In a small town somewhere in America, these two people will try to find love while trying not to get lost in each other’s stuff.

The Ideal Palace (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersJournalists, Widows
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Wedding, Obsession
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Fascinating

Follows Joseph Ferdinand Chavel a French postman who built a palace in the French countryside over 33 years.

The Old Man & the Gun (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersFBI, Criminals, Old man, Widows, Grandparents
PlotLove, On real events, Robbery, Bank robbery, Prison Break
PlacePrison, Texas, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Disturbing

The true story of Forrest Tucker, from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are a detective, who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman, who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.