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, semi serious, stylized, humorous and sentimental films and TV shows about / with father son estrangement, father son relationship, death, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, redemption, transformation, destiny and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as father son estrangement: Big Fish (2003), The Judge (2014), With Honors (1994), Damilola, Our Loved Boy (2016), Father's Day (2011), The NeverEnding Story (1984), Run All Night (2015), Nights in Rodanthe (2008), I Never Sang for My Father (1970), Hook (1991).
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Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
USA
131 min.
 8.3
Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Japan
24 min.
 8.6
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Menashe (2017)
Drama
USA
82 min.
 6.5
Law of the Land (2017)
Crime, Drama
Finland, Norway
86 min.
 5.5

List of father son estrangement movies

 8.0
 381K
Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: sentimental, offbeat, feel good, touching, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: witch, parents and children, mermaid, escapades, true love, fish, fantasy world, love and romance, adventure, fishing, father son relationship, cancer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: usa, texas, morocco, russia, cuba ...
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 7.4
 158K
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, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, lawyer, courtroom, judge, homecoming, murder, hotshot lawyer, parents and children, parent child relationship, courtroom drama, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois
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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: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, college, college student, law school, graduation, homeless, college life, bum, social relations, coming of age, human nature, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: massachusetts, usa, campus, harvard university
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Damilola, Our Loved Boy (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Drama exploring the story of ten-year-old Damilola Taylor, who died on a housing estate in South London in 2000. After leaving Nigeria to embark on a new life in the UK, the young Damilola and his family are full of optimism. Little do they realise ...
Plot: loss of son, child murder, death of child, death of son, absent father, schoolboy, father son estrangement, separation from family, loss of brother, boy, death of brother, murder ...
Place: nigeria, africa
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Belgium
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.
Style: exciting, gothic, stylized, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, time travel, orphan, riddles and clues, imaginary, boarding school life, destiny, boarding school, transformation, youth, island, monster ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943
Place: england, florida, wales, europe
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 6.0
 2K
Father's Day (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ahab, a man obsessed with exacting a brutal, violent revenge on the man who murdered his dad, joins John, an eager priest, and Twink, a hot-headed street hustler, on an epic quest to find and defeat this mythical monster known as Chris Fuchman AKA ...
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: exploitation, gore, revenge, dying repeatedly, dumb police, necrophilia, female bartender, father son estrangement, suicide pact, cannibal, sodomy, suicide ...
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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, atmospheric, offbeat, fairy tale, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, dragon, good versus evil, escapades, giant, oracle, fantasy world, on the road, magic, heroic mission, book ...
Time: 80s
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Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: As Rebel leaders map their strategy for an all-out attack on the Emperor's newer, bigger Death Star. Han Solo remains frozen in the cavernous desert fortress of Jabba the Hutt, the most loathsome outlaw in the universe, who is also keeping ...
Style: epic, exciting, semi serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space wars, good versus evil, outer space, heroic mission, rebel, space and aliens, space opera, redemption, secret, master villain, emperor, space battle ...
Time: future
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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Admiral James T. Kirk is feeling old; the prospect of accompanying his old ship the Enterprise on a two week cadet cruise is not making him feel any younger. But the training cruise becomes a life or death struggle when Khan escapes from years of ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, self sacrifice, midlife crisis, space opera, space travel, vengeance, outer space, cadet, radiation, good versus evil, adventure, teleportation ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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 6.6
 92K
Run All Night (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon has seen better days. Longtime best friend of a mob boss, Jimmy is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. But when ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, revenge, murder, crime, manhunt, haunted by the past, gangsters, family in danger, betrayal, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
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Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two unhappy people's lives become entwined when they have a life changing romance. Adrienne is a woman who's trying to decide whether to stay in her unhappy marriage or not. Her life changes when Paul, a doctor who is traveling to ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, parents and children, infidelity, romance, marriage crisis, midlife crisis, middle age romance, true love, love affair, love story, love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
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I Never Sang for My Father (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hackman plays a New York professor who wants a change in his life, and plans to get married to his girlfriend and move to California. His mother understands his need to get away, but warns him that moving so far away could be hard on his father. ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: aging, professor, parent child relationship, introspection, elderly, dysfunctional family, human nature, self discovery, parents and children, family in crisis, estrangement, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, california
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 6.7
 206K
Hook (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The boy who wasn't supposed to grow up—Peter Pan—did just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But a trip to see Granny Wendy in London, where the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps ...
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: duel, family, fairy, good versus evil, mermaid, rescue, imaginary kingdom, sword, adventure, kidnapping, pirate, self discovery ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century
Place: big ben london, england, london
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 5.5
 9K
Boss (2013)
Genre: Action
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Disowned by his father as a boy, Surya is taken in by a crime boss. When his brother Shiv is wrongly imprisoned, his father pleads for Surya's help.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: criminal's revenge, hotshot hero, sibling relationship, one man army, criminal heroes, bollywood, escapades, heroes, rivalry, good versus evil, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, delhi
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.
Style: feel good, surreal, humorous, stylized, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, chocolate, young heroes, factory, social differences, mysterious character, candy, adventure, contests and competitions, imaginary, imagination, factory worker ...
Place: england, germany, atlanta georgia, bavaria, denver colorado ...
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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: single father, jewish, faith, parent child relationship, fatherhood, father son estrangement, rabbi, chick, washing hands, judaism, brother in law, jewish family ...
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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 ...
Plot: death of mother, existentialism, parent child relationship, father son reunion, sibling relationship, car accident, death of wife, brother brother relationship, adultery, female nudity, father son relationship, mental illness ...
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, revenge, bar, shot to death, police, death, father son relationship, poaching, father son estrangement, past, lapland ...
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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: semi serious, sincere, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: on the road, golf, faked death, hidden identity, americana, identity, dream, past, unlikely couple, self discovery, escapades, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country
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 7.5
 15K
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: humorous, touching, semi serious, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, maori, goat, farm, small town, daydreamer, parents and children, innocence lost, youth, family relations, mischievous children, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: new zealand
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 7.9
 18
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, suspense, ambiguous ending, depressing, social realism ...
Audience: kids
Plot: looking at picture, wife abuse, short shorts, doomed romance, heroin addiction, silence, drug withdrawal, punk, living together, officer, biblical quote, smuggler ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: ohio, cincinnati ohio, kentucky, america, usa ...
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 7.6
 4K
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, divorced parents, domestic violence, lie, child custody, birthday party, handcuffed, husband wife relationship, kiss ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france
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 5.6
 71K
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: offbeat, touching, captivating, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, physical appearance, true love, love and romance, self discovery, curses spells and rituals, high school hunk, teenage love, fall in love, romance, teenage life, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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: sunglasses, memory, sex scene, casual sex, loneliness, squash, white suit, memoir, alienation, father son estrangement, middle aged man, beer drinking ...
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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: car chase, friendship, lie, photograph, teenage boy, on the run, liar, police car, gas station, argument, hitchhiking, photographer ...
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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: drug addiction, revenge, addiction, friendship, heroin, violence, prison, apartment, theft, prison escape, fight, blackmail ...
Time: 2010s
Place: scotland, bulgaria, scottish highlands, 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, father son relationship, father son estrangement, incestuous desire, father son reunion, aunt nephew relationship, knife held to throat, crab, 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, realistic, touching
Plot: island, nature, teenage love, amateur detective, mystery, investigation, teenage life, coming of age, crimes, youth, innocence lost, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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 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: feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: elderly, opposites attract, estrangement, love and romance, elderly lovers, golden years, life turned upside down, family relations, neighbor, grandparent grandchild relationship, romance, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: betrayal, on the road, parents and children, cons and scams, dishonesty, terminal illness, estrangement, family relations, cheating wife, extortion, blackmail, male underwear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic city new jersey, albuquerque new mexico
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