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, emotional, sentimental, semi serious and serious films and TV shows about / with father son estrangement, father son relationship, death, mentor, storytelling, vengeance, destiny, dialogue, redemption and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Finland and other countries.
father son estrangement
father son estrangement movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as father son estrangement: Legends of the Fall (1994), The Judge (2014), The NeverEnding Story (1984), Everwood (2002), Big Fish (2003), Memories of Me (1988), With Honors (1994), Damilola, Our Loved Boy (2016), Father's Day (2011), Run All Night (2015).

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: emotional, serious, captivating, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, sibling relationship, friendship, conflict, revenge, father son estrangement, father son relationship, death, sibling rivalry, lovers, world war one ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: usa, montana
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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, emotional, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: judge, small town, lawyer, parent child relationship, hotshot lawyer, homecoming, legal, crimes, uncover truth, manslaughter, trial, father son estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, chicago illinois
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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, light, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, dragon, adventure, good versus evil, mythology, escapades, magic, oracle, heroic mission, book, danger, on the road ...
Time: 80s
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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, realistic, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Plot: small town, doctor, parents and children, single father, starting over, family problems, family life, youth, social relations, small town life, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, usa
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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, star trek, vengeance, outer space, cadet, radiation, space travel, good versus evil, adventure ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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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, surreal, feel good, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fantasy world, witch, fish, escapades, true love, parents and children, adventure, fishing, mermaid, father son relationship, cancer, circus ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: usa, texas, morocco, alabama, congo ...
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
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, humorous, surreal, colourful, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: chocolate, factory, social differences, contests and competitions, candy, mysterious character, family, adventure, fantasy world, imaginary, young heroes, imagination ...
Place: england, germany, denver colorado, bavaria, atlanta georgia ...
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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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, single parent, human nature, parent child relationship, introspection, self discovery, parents and children, child illness, midlife crisis, pregnancy, terminal illness, estrangement ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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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, new jersey
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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: boy, separation from family, father son estrangement, loss of brother, schoolboy, death of son, death of child, murder, child murder, absent father, loss of son, death of brother ...
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, atmospheric, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, time travel, adventure, boarding school life, riddles and clues, imaginary, destiny, youth, fantasy world, monster, invisibility, time loop ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943
Place: england, wales, europe, florida
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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, necrophilia, dumb police, female bartender, sex scene, fake commercial, brother sister relationship, severed head, torso cut in half, brother sister incest ...
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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, rebel, good versus evil, outer space, heroic mission, space opera, star wars, space and aliens, redemption, emperor, spacecraft, space battle ...
Time: future
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, murder, revenge, manhunt, crime, haunted by the past, gangsters, parents and children, father son relationship, criminal heroes, gangster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, bronx 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, romance, parents and children, marriage crisis, infidelity, middle age romance, true love, love story, love, midlife crisis, life philosophy, family drama ...
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: emotional, serious, 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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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, humorous, stylized, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: duel, family, rescue, good versus evil, kidnapping, adventure, pirate, self discovery, imaginary kingdom, childhood, heroic mission, teenager fighting adult ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century
Place: england, big ben london, london
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Family Business (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jessie is an aging career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a fairly shady past and is indeed no stranger to illegal ...
Style: serious, realistic, talky, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: heist, prison, life sentence, criminal, family business, crime, parents and children, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 80s
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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, exciting, realistic, 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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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, prostitution, sibling relationship, love, bare breasts, brother sister incest, forbidden love, father son estrangement, brother brother relationship, brother sister relationship
Place: barcelona spain, ibiza
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Our Father... (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A film by Veikko Aaltonen
Plot: father, son, suicide, dance hall, war veteran, luger, countryside, father son estrangement, death of mother, hospital, horse, return home ...
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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, sincere, serious, touching, disturbing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, romance, forbidden love, drugs/alcohol, fall in love, track down, urban, self discovery, chases and races, love and romance, youth, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, berlin germany, 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: semi serious, clever, touching, talky, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: divorce, friendship, single mother, infidelity, romance, best friends, feminism, couple relations, suburbs, looking for love, love affair, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
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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, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: estrangement, suicidal, suicide attempt, golden years, friendship, elderly, friends, parents and children, hopes, family relations, loneliness, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, brussels, belgium, europe, paris france
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Menashe (2017)
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Story: Within Brooklyn’s ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son.
Plot: jewish, single father, parent child relationship, fatherhood, faith, widower, religious faith, apartment, argument, date, van, cemetery ...
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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: rough, melancholic, sincere, touching, captivating
Plot: existentialism, death of mother, sibling relationship, father son reunion, death of wife, parent child relationship, car accident, single father, troubled teen, brother brother relationship, depression, widower ...
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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, drunkard, parent child relationship, father son estrangement, past, shoot out, lapland, illegitimate son, death, revenge, police ...
Time: 2010s
Place: finland
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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: sincere, semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching
Plot: on the road, golf, faked death, hidden identity, americana, dream, identity, past, unlikely couple, self discovery, escapades, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country
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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, realistic, offbeat ...
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, future
Place: new zealand, tokyo
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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: tragic ending, depressing, social realism, sad, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bathing, meal, teen smoking, intoxication, self inflicted injury, moral ambiguity, bottle, reverend, manipulation, lunch, ignorance, homoeroticism ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, kentucky, america, ohio, midwest ...
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