Critical Sources

classic and contemporary films

that qualify as tragedies

The Ox-Bow Incident (1943, d. William Wellman)

Mildred Pierce (1945, d. Michael Curtiz)

Detour (1945, d. Edgar G. Ulmer)

Fort Apache (1948, d. John Ford)

Midnight Cowboy (1969, d. Robert Schlesinger)

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969, d. Sidney Pollack)

McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971, d. Robert Altman)

Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971, John Schlesinger)

Walkabout (1971, Nicholas Roeg)

Don't Look Now (1973, d. Nicholas Roeg)

Chinatown (1974, d. Roman Polanski)

Taxi Driver (1976, d. Martin Scorsese)

Raging Bull (1980, d. Martin Scorsese)

Blade Runner (1982, d. Ridley Scott)

'night, Mother (1986, d. Tom Moore)

Platoon (1986, d. Oliver Stone)

Wall Street (1987, d. Oliver Stone)

The Sweet Hereafter (1997, d. Atom Egoyan)

A Simple Plan (1998, d. Sam Raimi)

Pay It Forward (2000, d. Mimi Leder)

In the Bedroom (2001, d. Todd Field)

Insomnia (2002, d. Christopher Nolan)

House of Sand and Fog (2003, d. Vadim Perelman)

Away from Her (2006, d. Sarah Polley)

The Kite Runner (2007, d. Marc Forster)


Silence (2016, d. Martin Scorsese)

Manchester by the Sea (2016, d. Kenneth Lonergan)

Fences (2016, d. Denzel Washington) (trailer) (trailer) (parody)


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