"The term "tragedy" has been interpreted as “missing the mark,” an idea that suggests tragedies occur when characters simply misunderstand their place in the world. Whatever the case, works labeled as tragedies are some of literature's most profound explorations of the human condition."
“The Patriot” - a tragedy because it shows how families were torn apart by the Revolutionary War.
“Titanic” - The real tragedy of the movie and the actual events of April 14, 1912, is that the entire thing could have been prevented. The unnecessary loss of life was due to the arrogance of man in ignoring iceberg warnings and setting the ship to full speed, and the notion of class that allowed more men from first class to live than children from third class.
“Swing Kids” - During World War II, swing music was outlawed in Germany because it was primarily written by blacks and Jews. This is the story of a group of Swing Kids as Germany grows in power.
“Anna Karenina” is one of the great tragic heroines of literature – torn between love for her man and love for her son. All she wants is to have them both at her side, but a loveless marriage and the social expectations of the Russian aristocracy force the tragic denouement.
“Hamlet” the complete and utter fall of Hamlet and the rest of the royal family of Denmark has become a universally told and treasured story, and this is a faithful yet entertaining version of it.