Highest-Rated Movies about 'Widow', Sort by Popularity


Grand Illusion (1937), Belle Epoque (1992), Regret to Inform (1999), Under the Sand (2000), Lovers and Lollipops (1956), Water (2005), No Way Out (1950), Witnesses (2003) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Widow movies.


Grand Illusion (1937)

World War I French fliers (Pierre Fresnay, Jean Gabin) become captives of a German aristocrat (Erich von Stroheim) who considers one of them his equal.

captain, soldier, captor, widow, powerful, amusing, touching

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Belle Epoque (1992)

An artist's (Fernando Fernán Gómez) four daughters seduce a willing army deserter (Jorge Sanz) in 1930s Spain.

deserter, wealthy man, daughter, widow, lesbian, social climber, amusing

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Regret to Inform (1999)

At the age of 24, American director Barbara Sonneborn lost her husband in the Vietnam War. Twenty years after his death, Sonneborn sets out to interview other American and Vietnamese women whose spouses died in the conflict. Along the way she meets a Vietnamese woman who was forced into prostitution during the war, an American woman whose husband died of chemical poisoning years after the conflict ended and a woman who worked as a North Vietnamese spy.

widow, soldier, filmmaker, vietnam vet, vietnamese woman, moving, dark

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Under the Sand (2000)

For many years, Marie and Jean have happily spent their vacation together in the Landes region of western France. But this summer, while Marie naps on the beach, her husband goes swimming and vanishes without a trace. Tenaciously and disquietingly, Marie keeps the memory of her husband alive, often speaking of him as if he never disappeared. An offbeat study of the grieving process that will ring true for anyone who has gone through a similar personal loss.

husband, mother, professor, widow, friend, love interest, disheartening

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Lovers and Lollipops (1956)

A New York widow's (Lori March) 6-year-old daughter (Cathy Dunn) resents her businessman boyfriend (Gerald S. O'Loughlin).

widow, engineer, daughter, endearing, new york city, museum, central park

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Water (2005)

Just as Mahatma Gandhi's tenets begin to sweep through India, an 8-year-old (Sarala) must go to live in an ashram with other Hindu widows.

widow, husband, outcast, friend, young girl, emotional, profound

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No Way Out (1950)

Robbers Ray Biddle (Richard Widmark) and his brother are shot and taken to the local hospital. There, the two are treated by Dr. Brooks (Sidney Poitier), the hospital's only black doctor. The brothers assault Brooks with racist slurs. And, when his brother ends up dying on the operating table, Ray accuses the doctor of murdering him. Blind with rage, Ray works to turn the white community of the city against Brooks, who finds an unlikely ally in the dead man's widow, Edie (Linda Darnell).

doctor, robber, racist, widow, surgeon, brother, tense

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Witnesses (2003)

A detective and a journalist (Alma Prica) investigate the murder of a Serb living in a Croatian town.

gunman, soldier, daughter, police detective, widow, brother, bleak

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Walking Across Egypt (1999)

An elderly Southern widow, Mattie Rigsbee (Ellen Burstyn), begrudgingly starts to acknowledge that she can't live on her own. When Mattie becomes friends with the town dogcatcher, Lamar Benfield (Mark Hamill), she is also introduced to his orphaned nephew, Wesley (Jonathan Taylor Thomas). Although Wesley has been in trouble with the law and incarcerated for auto theft, Mattie sees potential in the boy and tries to point him in the right direction by allowing him to live with her.

elderly woman, teen boy, uncle, widow, delinquent, reverend, emotional

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What the Deaf Man Heard (1997)

A town handyman (Matthew Modine) pretends to be deaf and mute for years, until he overhears a scam that will harm another.

widow, handyman, daughter, son, calm, charming, positive

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A Raisin in the Sun (2008)

A widow (Phylicia Rashad), her son (Sean Combs) and other members of a black family have differing ideas on how to spend a $10,000 life-insurance check.

mother, maid, chauffeur, widow, daughter, son, engaging

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Woman in the Dunes (1964)

An entomologist on vacation is trapped by local villagers into living with a woman whose life task is shoveling sand for them.

entomologist, widow, villager, wife, brother, dark, disheartening

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Aparajito (1956)

Following his father's death, a boy leaves home to study in Calcutta, while his mother must face a life alone.

young boy, mother, father, widow, sad, moving, india

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The Seagull's Laughter (2001)

In 1950s Iceland, a sassy widow named Freyja (Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir) arrives home from America with a newer, slimmer look and a mental list of grievances. Not one to stay single long, Freyja moves in with her aunt, uncle and shrewd young cousin, Agga (Ugla Egilsdóttir), and quickly begins looking for a new husband. She manages to charm a number of local bachelors, including Björn (Heino Ferch), but when men start turning up dead, Agga suspects Freyja of murder.

widow, socialist, cousin, wealthy man, aunt, uncle, amusing

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How to Die in Oregon (2011)

In 1994 Oregon became the first state to legalize a terminally ill person's request to end his or her life with medication. At the time, only Belgium, Switzerland, and the Netherlands had legalized the practice. 'How to Die in Oregon' tell the stories of those most intimately involved with the practice today -- terminally ill Oregonians, their families, doctors, and f...Read all

patient, physician, politician, wife, widow, somber, disturbing

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Rocco and His Brothers (1960)

Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone.

widow, son, boxer, wife, prostitute, student, melodramatic

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Cast a Dark Shadow (1955)

An Englishman (Dirk Bogarde) gets away with killing his rich old wife, then tries it with a savvy widow (Margaret Lockwood).

criminal, murderer, wife, widow, wealthy woman, dark, tense

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People of the Wind (1976)

There are two hundred miles of raging rivers and dangerous mountains to cross. There are no towns, no roads, no bridges. There is no turning back. The Bakhtiari migration is one of the most hazardous tests of human endurance known to mankind. Every year, 500,000 men, women and children - along with one million animals - struggle for eight grueling weeks to scale the m...Read all

tribal leader, wife, widow, daughter, shepherd, fascinating, gutsy

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Don't Go Breaking My Heart (1999)

A dentist (Charles Dance) and a sports instructor (Anthony Edwards) vie for the affections of a 30-ish widow (Jenny Seagrove) with two children.

dentist, widow, amusing, london, misunderstanding, heart, hypnosis

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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

Jules Verne's professor Lindenbrook (James Mason) leads an expedition (Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl) through monsters, mushrooms and a magnetic storm.

scientist, professor, assistant, widow, explorer, servant, fascinating

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The Merry Widow (1934)

A playboy prince (Maurice Chevalier) from a tiny kingdom is sent to woo a rich widow (Jeanette MacDonald) in Paris.

widow, count, ambassador, stranger, groom, king, airy

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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazis judged for war crimes.

judge, defendant, lawyer, military officer, nazi, widow, dark

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Priceless (2006)

A luxury-loving golddigger (Audrey Tautou) tutors a lovestruck bartender (Gad Elmaleh) in the art of fleecing a wealthy lover.

gold digger, older man, wealthy man, bartender, widow, older woman, lighthearted

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Chak de! India (2007)

Kabir Khan is the coach of the Indian Women's National Hockey Team and his dream is to make his all girls team emerge victorious against all odds.

hockey player, widow, captain, coach, athlete, lighthearted, charming

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Chinatown (1974)

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.

detective, widow, father, sister, private investigator, wife, disturbing

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The Bride Wore Black (1968)

Francois Truffaut's Hitchcockian account of a widow's efforts to take revenge against the men who killed her husband.

murderer, woman, mother, young boy, prisoner, widow, dark

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Three Colors: Red (1994)

A model discovers a retired judge is keen on invading people's privacy.

model, boyfriend, neighbor, girlfriend, emotional, playful, geneva

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Rome, Open City (1945)

During the Nazi occupation of Rome in 1944, the Resistance leader, Giorgio Manfredi, is chased by the Nazis as he seeks refuge and a way to escape.

priest, leader, revolutionary, fiancée, widow, dark, gritty

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La Grande Illusion (1937)

During WWI, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are eventually sent to a seemingly inescapable fortress.

captain, soldier, captor, widow, powerful, amusing, touching

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Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (1975)

A widowed grandmother (Maureen Stapleton) falls in love at a ballroom, dancing with a married mailman (Charles Durning).

widow, friend, mail carrier, dancer, love interest, emotional, somber

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