Schitt’s Creek is still in everybody’s mind and after Dan Levy‘s brilliant comedic role, he is back with a Netflix tear-jerker film Good Grief that will surely make you cry and maybe laugh at a few moments. Written and directed by Levy, the film revolves around Marc who recently lost his husband, and in the following years, he is still not able to get over the grief. Then an unexpected turn of events forces him to take a trip to Paris where he goes with his friends Sophie and Thomas. Besides Levy’s leading role, Good Grief also stars Ruth Negga, Himesh Patel, Luke Evans, David Bradley, and Arnaud Valois. So, if you loved Levy’s emotional drama film here are some similar movies you might want to check out next.
Demolition (Rent on Prime Video)
Demolition storyline and characters are the most similar to Levy’s Good Grief on this list including the recent loss of a partner and slowly revealing of some hidden secrets that change how we look at the relationship. The Jean-Marc Vallée film revolves around a banker David who is struggling to cope with the recent loss of his wife. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal in the leading role, the film sees David demolishing his pristine life to get a fresh start and let go of all the pain and baggage. Demolition stars Naomi Watts, Judah Lewis, Chris Cooper, Heather Lind, and Polly Draper.
P.S. I Love You (Rent on Prime Video)
One of the most memorable and iconic romantic movies is about a woman trying to get over the heart-wrenching grief from the recent loss of her husband. Based on a novel of the same name by Cecelia Ahern, the Richard LaGravenese film revolves around Holly, who recently lost the love of her life when she starts getting mail from her late husband encouraging her to go on a trip with her friends maybe she could finally move on with her life. P.S. I Love You stars Hillary Swank and Gerard Butler in the lead roles with Lisa Kudrow, Harry Connick Jr., Gina Gershon, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Kathy Bates in supporting roles.
This is Where I Leave You (Netflix & Rent on Prime Video)
While This is Where I Leave You is not really about the loss of a partner like Good Grief, it does have some similar tropes that the fans find heart-touching. Based on a novel of the same name by Jonathan Trooper, the comedy-drama film revolves around Judd Altman who recently lost his job and his wife because his wife was cheating on him with her boss. With no what to do next he gets another bad news that his father has passed away and now he is back in his childhood home with his whole family giving him a chance to heal and get his life together. Directed by Shawn Levy, the film stars Jason Bateman in the lead role with Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, and Jane Fonda starring in supporting roles.
Manchester by the Sea (Prime Video)
While Good Grief strikes a balance between being funny and depressing, this film goes all out on depression, tears, and guilt. One of the most important and heartbreaking films about grief is Manchester by the Sea, the acclaimed film revolves around Lee Chandler, who is named the guardian of his 16-year-old nephew after the death of his brother. This forces him to go back to his hometown where he has to confront his heartbreaking past that he has been avoiding for a long time. Directed by Kenneth Lonergan, the film stars Casey Affleck in the lead role with Lucas Hedges, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, and Gretchen Mol starring in supporting roles.
Blue Valentine (Max & Prime Video Add-On)
Good Grief shows us the complex nature of relationships and that is what is done in Blue Valentine so perfectly, it shows us how true love can turn into resentment and also how relationships and the people in them can change. Directed by Derek Cianfrance, the film tells the story of Cindy and Dean’s dysfunctional marriage that is making both of them unhappy but as they try to rekindle their marriage while raising their young daughter we also see how they met and fell in love. Blue Valentine stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams in the lead roles with Mike Vogel, Ben Shenkman, John Doman, Eileen Rosen, and Faith Wladyka starring in supporting roles.
Marriage Story (Netflix)
Marriage Story is a very intimate look at love and marriage and the people in them who are trying their hardest not to hurt each other. Written and directed by Noah Baumbach, Netflix’s Marriage Story takes a look at the failing marriage of a stage director and an actress, whose divorce is deeply hurting both of them but for the sake of their child, they are trying to end their relationship as peacefully as possible. Marriage Story stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson in the lead roles with Laura Dern, Ray Liotta, Alan Alda, and Azhy Robertson starring in supporting roles.
We Bought a Zoo (Disney+ & Rent on Prime Video)
While not as complex or well-defined as Good Grief, the Cameron Crowe film still gives us a heart-touching look at a family trying to grieve the loss of a loved one. Based on a memoir of the same name by Benjamin Mee, the 2008 film revolves around Benjamin, who has been struggling to raise his kids after the loss of his wife, but when his son gets expelled from the school and has to move. He comes across a zoo that he thinks might be able to help his children and himself keep busy and grieve properly. We Bought a Zoo stars Matt Damon in the lead role with Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Colin Ford, Elle Fanning, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Patrick Fugit, and John Michael Higgins starring in supporting roles.