Family drama movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant family drama movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out intense, serious, melancholic, touching, realistic and emotional films and TV shows about / with family drama, mentor, catastrophe, storytelling, family, dialogue, family relations, runaway, culture clash and parents and children plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as family drama: The Blind Side (2009), Warrior (2011), We Bought a Zoo (2011), Still Alice (2014), My Sister's Keeper (2009), The Water Diviner (2014), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Remember Me (2010), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), The Banishment (2007).
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 7.8
Silver Linings Playbook
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
122 min.
 7.7
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Night Shift
Comedy
Russia
 5.5
Shoplifters
Crime, Drama
Japan
121 min.
 8.1

List of family drama movies

 7.7
 256K
The Blind Side
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: sentimental, realistic, based on true events, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, family drama, parents and children, interracial adoption, american football, homeless, life, rising to stardom, prejudice, racism, rags to riches, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee
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 8.2
 389K
Warrior
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine ...
Style: tense, exciting, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, martial arts, family drama, sport, fight scenes, mentor, contests and competitions, teacher, happy ending, courage, training, brothers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, iraq, atlantic city new jersey
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 7.1
 123K
We Bought a Zoo
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: father son relationship, starting over, single father, animals, family drama, happy ending, coping, responsibility, zoo, hopes, beautiful scenery, loss of spouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa
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 7.5
 111K
Still Alice
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, memory loss, relationships, family drama, family bonds, supportive spouse, mother daughter relationship, parenthood, columbia university, courage, doctors, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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My Sister's Keeper
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The ...
Style: sentimental, touching, heartbreaking, sad, compassionate ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cancer, hospital, mother daughter relationship, parenthood, moral dilemma, family drama, sisters, child illness, hopes, legal action, relationships, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
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The Water Diviner
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA, Turkey
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: family drama, parents and children, missing son, redemption, missing person, culture clash, unlikely friendships, promise, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, loss of son, death of son ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, year 1915
Place: australia, turkey, england, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire
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What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
Style: touching, emotional, melancholic, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, disability, family bonds, mental illness, family drama, mentally challenged, self discovery, parents and children, brothers, siblings relations, responsibility, life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iowa, usa
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 7.1
 126K
Remember Me
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Still reeling from a heartbreaking family event and his parents' subsequent divorce, Tyler Hawkins discovers a fresh lease on life when he meets Ally Craig, a gregarious beauty who witnessed her mother's death. But as the couple draws ...
Style: sentimental, touching, surprise ending, heartbreaking, sad ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, death in the family, family drama, father daughter relationship, relationships, parents and children, dysfunctional family, suicide, 9/11, parenthood, college student, tragedy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1990s, year 2001
Place: new york, usa
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Silver Linings Playbook
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Style: realistic, intense, dramatic, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mental illness, mentally unstable, obsession, romance, family drama, adaptation, supportive parent, social misfits, love, male female friendship, mentor, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, new jersey, philadelphia
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The Banishment
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A trip to the pastoral countryside reveals a dark, sinister reality for a family from the city.
Style: serious, melancholic, emotional, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: pregnancy, abortion, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, family bonds, relationships, death, family drama, russian, adultery, misunderstanding, countryside ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, europe, czech republic
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Captain Fantastic
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.
Style: touching, intellectual, philosophical, sad, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: parenthood, road trip, family bonds, children, single father, off the grid, funeral, loss of wife, family drama, mental illness, teenage girl, family values ...
Place: washington state
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 5.6
 37K
Maggie
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: There's a deadly zombie epidemic threatening humanity, but Wade, a small-town farmer and family man, refuses to accept defeat even when his daughter Maggie becomes infected. As Maggie's condition worsens and the authorities seek to ...
Style: touching, bleak, suspenseful, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, father daughter relationship, apocalypse, virus, zombie child, family drama, small town, end of the world, parents and children, plague, terminal illness, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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The Lovely Bones
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, New Zealand
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.
Style: emotional, suspense, dark, tense, psychological ...
Plot: afterlife, family drama, family relations, loss of daughter, serial killer, murder, father daughter relationship, redemption, justice, murder mystery, secrets, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, delaware
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 6.9
 38K
Trust
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, sincere, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, sexual abuse, obsession, investigation, father daughter relationship, bullying, rape, parents and children, vengeance, internet, adolescence, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 7.4
 123K
Poltergeist
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, poltergeist, ghost, haunted house, missing child, psychic, child in peril, parents and children, family drama, good versus evil, little girl, parallel world ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
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 6.6
 75K
Pet Sematary
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: supernatural, back from the dead, indian burial ground, family drama, death, family in danger, grave robbing, life & death, loss of pet, afterlife, zombie, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england
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 6.8
 102K
If I Stay
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mia Hall, a talented young cellist, thought the most difficult decision she would ever have to make would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at prestigious Juilliard or follow her heart to be with the love of her life, Adam, a rock ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, sincere, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: love, dealing with death, life & death, teenager, family drama, hospital, love and romance, family relations, supernatural, loss of family, teenage girl, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
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 5.8
 14K
Extinction
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain, USA, Hungary, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: And suddenly, overnight, the world came to a halt. Two men, two survivors, one kid, and hatred that separates them. A place forgotten by everyone, including the creatures that inhabit the Earth... until now.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, intense, scary, bloody ...
Plot: zombie, post apocalyptic, survival, loneliness, end of the world, virus, parenthood, wilderness, family drama, humanity, brutality, father daughter relationship ...
Time: future, 80s
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The Pursuit of Happyness
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: emotional, sentimental, inspirational, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: single father, father son relationship, human spirit, rise to the top, rags to riches, survival, down on your luck, poverty, life is a bitch, sacrifice, once in a lifetime opportunity, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
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 5.3
 17K
Nine Lives
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, China, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his family's cat.
Style: light, melancholic, entertaining, surreal, awful
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family, cat, father daughter relationship, fantasy world, transformation, love, kids and family, family drama, betrayal, life & death, animals, magic ...
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 5.7
 18K
Clown
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A loving father finds a clown suit for his son's birthday party, only to realize the suit is part of an evil curse that turns its wearer into a killer.
Style: scary, bloody, atmospheric, macabre, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: killer clown, transformation, monster, demons, blood, slasher, supernatural, brutality, violence, murder, family drama, family ...
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 5.9
 5K
Castle Freak
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John has inherited a castle and Italy and he moves there with his wife Susan and their blind daughter Rebecca. What they don't realize is that there is somebody else in the castle. An abused child left to die in the basement who has now become ...
Style: scary, macabre, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: gory, castle, danger, freak, cellar, haunted by the past, brutality, parents and children, family drama, blind girl, death, cannibalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, italy, dungeon
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 5.4
 20K
Jessabelle
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman recuperating at her father's run-down home after a tragic accident soon encounters a terrifying presence with a connection to her long-deceased mother.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, uncover truth, haunted by the past, mystery, ghost, woman in danger, danger, estate, voodoo, curses spells and rituals, disability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
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 7.5
 3K
Queen Sugar
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon and Charley Bordelon, who, with her teenage son Micah moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father - an 800-acre sugarcane farm.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, sentimental
Plot: farm, family drama, sugarcane, life turned upside down, family relations, interracial relations, parents and children, power relations, society, social relations, single parent, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana, southern usa
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 7.0
 32K
Serial
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A catholic French couple sees their life upside down when their four daughters get married to men of different religion and origins.
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, light, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: sister sister relationship, interracial relations, stereotypes, parents and children, family bonds, family relations, wedding, verbal byplay, family, family in crisis, culture clash, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, africa
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Instructions Not Included
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Valentin is Acapulco's resident playboy, until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and him heading with her out of Mexico.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, feel good, sweet ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, single father, child care, parenthood, custody, childhood, sacrifice, life, eccentric family, absent mother, life & death, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, latin america, usa, los angeles, mexico
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Four Christmases
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Brad and Kate have made something of an art form out of avoiding their families during the holidays, but this year their foolproof plan is about go bust -- big time. Stuck at the city airport after all departing flights are canceled, the couple is ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, family relations, dysfunctional family, holiday, couple relations, family bonds, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, family gatherings, marriage, parents and children, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
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 6.3
 63K
Chloe
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the family in danger.
Style: psychological, erotic, sexy, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, obsession, lesbian, jealous spouse, midlife crisis, marriage, manipulation, sexual relations, women, family relations, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada
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 6.8
 158K
The Babadook
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Style: scary, psychological, dark, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, supernatural, nightmare comes true, dysfunctional family, mental illness, book, deadly creature, single mother, nightmare, depression, insanity, dark fantasy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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Forbidden Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Having lost his wife eleven years ago, Adnan devoted all his attention to his daughter Nihal and his son Bülent. Adnan, who lives in one of the most prominent mansions along the Bosporus in Istanbul with a relative's son Behlül, and his ...
Style: surprise ending, tragic ending, suspense, talky, sexy
Plot: adultery, family drama, rivalry, mother daughter conflict, tragic love, loveless marriage, unrequited love, jousting, passion, betrayal, revenge
Place: istanbul turkey
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