Father son estrangement movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant father son estrangement movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out touching, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous and melancholic films and TV shows about / with father son estrangement, father son relationship, death, friendship, kiss, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, culture clash and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Finland and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as father son estrangement: Legends of the Fall (1994), The Judge (2014), Everwood (2002), The NeverEnding Story (1984), The Kid (2000), Beastly (2011), Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995), Unexpected Journey (2017), Your Caresses (1969), Our Father... (1993).

List of father son estrangement movies

Legends of the Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, friendship, sibling relationship, conflict, lovers, revenge, father son estrangement, father son relationship, death, sibling rivalry, world war one ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: usa, montana
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 7.4
 161K
The Judge (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder.
Style: touching, suspenseful, emotional, semi serious, serious ...
Plot: judge, small town, lawyer, homecoming, parent child relationship, legal, hotshot lawyer, crimes, uncover truth, manslaughter, father son estrangement, jury ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois
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 7.5
 11K
Everwood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After the death of his wife, world-class neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Brown leaves Manhattan and moves his family to the small town of Everwood, Colorado. There he becomes a small-town doctor and learns parenting on the fly as he raises his talented but ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, doctor, family problems, parents and children, social relations, family life, fall in love, youth, single father, small town life, death in the family, workaholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
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The NeverEnding Story (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: While hiding from bullies in his school's attic, a young boy discovers the extraordinary land of Fantasia, through a magical book called The Neverending Story. The book tells the tale of Atreyu, a young warrior who, with the help of a luck ...
Style: feel good, touching, atmospheric, fairy tale, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dragon, adventure, good versus evil, mythology, escapades, evil force, oracle, magic, giant, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: 80s
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 6.1
 38K
The Kid (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Powerful businessman Russ Duritz is self-absorbed and immersed in his work. But by the magic of the moon, he meets Rusty, a chubby, charming 8-year-old version of himself who can't believe he could turn out so badly -- with no life and no dog. ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: time travel, redemption, changing the past or future, family, youth, childhood memory, imaginary, friends, introspection, estrangement, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 5.6
 72K
Beastly (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A curse transforms a handsome and arrogant young man into everything he detests in this contemporary retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Wealthy Kyle Kingson has everything a teenager could want in life, but he still gets off on humiliating the ...
Style: romantic, touching, captivating, offbeat, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, physical appearance, love and romance, high school hunk, true love, self discovery, teenage love, fall in love, love, curses spells and rituals, witch, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: At the turn of the century, the Angels returned to Earth, seeking to wipe out humanity in an apocalyptic fury. Devastated, mankind's last remnants moved underground to wait for the day when the Angels would come back to finish the job. Fifteen ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, serious, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mecha, alien encounter, teen angst, depression, suffering, future dystopia, insanity, piloted giant robot, young heroes, save the world, super weapon, father son relationship ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: japan
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Unexpected Journey (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Lasse is an old racist who has lives in an apartment block filled with a selection of refugees and immigrants. Kamal is a 16-year old boy who's fed up in his life in Finland, and dreams of moving to Nairobi to live with his father. Only problem ...
Style: road movie
Plot: road trip, racism, homosexual, refugee, 17 year old, dying man, gay wedding, old age, teenager, elderly, father son estrangement, cottage ...
Time: 2010s
Place: finland
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Your Caresses (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Brother and sister meet again after 15 years and fall in love with each other.
Plot: incest, coming of age, love, sibling relationship, prostitution, father son estrangement, forbidden love, brother sister incest, bare breasts, brother brother relationship, brother sister relationship
Place: barcelona spain, ibiza
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 6.7
 125
Our Father... (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A film by Veikko Aaltonen
Plot: countryside, old age, death, violence, fire, gun, female nudity, childhood trauma, finnish, father son estrangement, luger, son ...
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 7.2
 11K
Copenhagen (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After weeks of traveling through Europe, the immature William finds himself in Copenhagen, the place of his father’s birth. He befriends the youthful Effy, who works in William’s hotel as part of an internship program, and they set off to find ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, forbidden love, romance, track down, self discovery, youth, fish out of water, urban, misfit, disorder, fall in love, womanizer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, berlin germany, copenhagen, scandinavia ...
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Waiting to Exhale (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Cheated on, mistreated and stepped on, the women are holding their breath, waiting for the elusive "good man" to break a string of less-than-stellar lovers. Friends and confidants Vannah, Bernie, Glo and Robin talk it all out, determined ...
Style: touching, sincere, sexy, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, infidelity, single mother, romance, best friends, looking for love, love and romance, feminism, fall in love, love affair, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
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 5.7
 866
Memories of Me (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a heart attack, Abbie Polin (Crystal), a New York doctor, goes to Los Angeles to see his father, Abe (King), who works in Hollywood as the "king of the extras." Their relationship has been strained for several years. This was the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, semi serious, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: hollywood, self discovery, single parent, reunion, family problems, couples, family life, child as adult, ego clash, midlife crisis, life is a bitch, child illness ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 11K
Last Love (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Belgium, USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The film centres on a retired, widowed professor living in Paris who develops a special relationship with a younger French woman.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicidal, estrangement, siblings relations, friendship, dancer, elderly, friends, respect, optimism, couples, retired ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, belgium, brussels, europe, paris france
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 6.5
 1K
Menashe (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Within Brooklyn’s ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son.
Plot: jewish, single father, faith, parent child relationship, fatherhood, loss of wife, religious faith, religion, fat man, debt, father son estrangement, dinner party ...
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Louder Than Bombs (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, France, Denmark, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Three years after his wife, acclaimed photographer Isabelle Reed, dies in a car crash, Gene keeps everyday life going with his shy teenage son, Conrad. A planned exhibition of Isabelle’s photographs prompts Gene's older son, Jonah, to return ...
Style: sincere, melancholic, rough, touching, captivating
Plot: death of mother, existentialism, sibling relationship, death of wife, father son reunion, parent child relationship, car accident, single father, mental illness, brother brother relationship, troubled teen, depression ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa
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Law of the Land (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Norway
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A retiring policeman gets caught up in between two younger men trying to kill each other. A modern borderline western taking place on both sides of the northern Finnish-Swedish border.
Plot: bounty hunter, estranged father, shot to death, beating, manslaughter, poaching, father son relationship, bar, illegitimate son, death, police, revenge ...
Time: 2010s
Place: finland
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 6.7
 12K
With Honors (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Convinced he'll graduate with honors because of his thesis paper, a stuffy Harvard student finds his paper being held hostage by a homeless man, who might be the guy to school the young man in life.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, college, law school, graduation, college student, self discovery, ambition, human nature, youth, father son relationship, unlikely friendships, happy ending ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: massachusetts, campus, usa, harvard university, new jersey
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Arthur Newman (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A story of a man who fakes his own death and assumes a new identity in order to escape his life, who then moves in with a woman who is also trying to leave her past behind.
Style: touching, semi serious, sincere, humorous, realistic
Plot: golf, on the road, faked death, hidden identity, unlikely couple, escapades, family problems, disorder, americana, self discovery, dream, identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cross country, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 16K
Boy (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It's 1984, and Michael Jackson is king - even in Waihau Bay, New Zealand. Here we meet Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his gran, a goat, and his younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has magic powers). Shortly after Gran leaves for ...
Style: touching, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, daydreamer, goat, farm, maori, small town, innocence lost, meet the parents, unsuccessful, family relations, mischievous children, unsupportive parent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, future
Place: new zealand, tokyo
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 23
75 (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A car crash victim, humiliated housewife and two repressed teens are connected by their relationships with hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against ...
Style: dark, ambiguous ending, tragic ending, sad, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: strong female character, crying, marriage, doctor patient relationship, flirting, lie, paranoia, friendship, eyeglasses, telephone, anxiety, secret ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: america, kentucky, usa, midwest, ohio ...
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 7.5
 6K
Custody (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the midst of a divorce, Miriam Besson decides to ask for exclusive custody to her son, in order to protect him from a father that she is accusing of violence. The judge-in-charge of the file grants a shared custody to the father whom it considers ...
Plot: divorce, custody battle, child, parent child relationship, husband wife relationship, kiss, handcuffed, cigarette smoking, lie, boy, bathtub, father son relationship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
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Rare, Medium, Well Done (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Anssi Mänttäri’s low-budget movies with their intimate content have become classics. In this black comedy that takes place in Helsinki in summer the main character (played by Mänttäri himself) jumps from one bar and bed to the next. Especially ...
Plot: casual sex, loneliness, beer drinking, alienation, memoir, father son estrangement, sunglasses, squash, male nudity, psychiatrist, flashback, white suit ...
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The Doo Dah Man (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in 1980, The Doo Dah Man tells the story of JAKE, a 20 year old college student living in New Jersey who, after fighting with his absentee father, decides to run away from his life and hitch hike across the country. Along the way he is picked up ...
Style: road movie
Plot: gas station, on the run, photograph, police car, escaped convict, station wagon, father son conflict, police, single mother, on the road, teenage boy, summer ...
Is relevant ?
T2: Trainspotting (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie.
Style: surprise ending, reflective, melancholic, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: revenge, drug addiction, addiction, friendship, heroin, violence, prison escape, nightclub, bar, prison, bar fight, apartment ...
Time: year 1979, year 1974, 2010s
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, bulgaria, edinburgh scotland
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Father's Acre (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Love makes a bad relationship between father and son all the more rancorous in this drama from Hungarian director Viktor Oszkar Nagy. A convict (Janos Derzsi) returns home after a long stretch in prison to a less than enthusiastic welcome; his son ...
Plot: parent child relationship, family, incestuous desire, father son relationship, father son reunion, crab, knife held to throat, aunt nephew relationship, father son estrangement, older woman younger man sex
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Still the Water (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Taking place during the full-moon night of traditional dances in August and set on the Japanese island of Amami-Oshima, the drama centers on a 14-year-old boy who finds a dead body floating in the sea. The young man enlists the help of his ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: teenage love, island, nature, coming of age, investigation, teenage life, amateur detective, youth, mystery, love and romance, crimes, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 11K
And So It Goes (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: elderly, estrangement, grandparent grandchild relationship, neighbor, elderly lovers, golden years, life turned upside down, family relations, love and romance, opposites attract, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 3K
$5 a Day (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being released from jail, the son of a con man joins his father on the road.
Style: offbeat, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: betrayal, terminal illness, dishonesty, on the road, cons and scams, parents and children, family relations, estrangement, hotel lobby, birthday cake, photograph, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic city new jersey, albuquerque new mexico
Is relevant ?
 5.2
 471
Charlie Says (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The seemingly separate lives of a group of men intersect entwining the fates of each of them over the course of a week.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: betrayal, small town, human nature, lifestyle, love affair, tennis, love and romance, teachers and students, celebrity culture, cons and scams, survival, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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