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The list contains the best, new and most relevant family drama movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, emotional, intense, touching and melancholic films and TV shows about / with family drama, mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling, runaway, culture clash, family, destiny and family relations plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as family drama: The Blind Side (2009), 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), Captain Fantastic (2016).
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What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Drama, Romance
USA
118 min.
 7.8
Silver Linings Playbook
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
122 min.
 7.8
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Shoplifters
Crime, Drama
Japan
121 min.
 8.0
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Adventure, Family, Fantasy
UK, USA

List of family drama movies

 7.7
 254K
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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 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
 110K
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, death of son, loss of son, promise, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, year 1919
Place: australia, turkey, england, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire
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What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Genre: Drama, Romance
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
 125K
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, year 2001, 2000s, 1990s
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, Romance
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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 6.9
 38K
Trust
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, bullying, rape, parents and children, father daughter relationship, vengeance, internet, adolescence, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 7.4
 122K
Poltergeist
Genre: Fantasy, 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
 74K
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
 101K
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, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: love, dealing with death, life & death, teenager, family drama, hospital, love and romance, family relations, supernatural, loss of family, coma, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
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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: melancholic, entertaining, awful, light, surreal
Audience: kids
Plot: family, cat, kids and family, father daughter relationship, fantasy world, happy ending, life & death, animals, switching bodies, love, family drama, betrayal ...
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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, cellar, freak, haunted by the past, brutality, parents and children, family drama, blind girl, death, cannibalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, italy, dungeon
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 7.0
 31K
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, Horror, 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, emotional, suspense ...
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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Forbidden Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
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, mother daughter conflict, rivalry, jousting, tragic love, loveless marriage, unrequited love, passion, betrayal, revenge
Place: istanbul turkey
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The King's Speech
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: realistic, talky, inspirational, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: historical character, disability, friendship, stuttering, british royal family, happy ending, against the odds, doctors and patients, doctor patient relationship, strong female character, destiny, family ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: england, britain, europe, london, buckingham palace ...
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Nights in Rodanthe
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, sentimental, touching, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love story, middle age romance, love and romance, love, midlife crisis, life philosophy, marriage crisis, true love, family, family drama, parents and children, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, latin america
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The Other Boleyn Girl
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the ...
Style: captivating, factual, romantic, sexy, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: royal court, british history, intrigue, marriage, adultery, politics, queen, love triangle, sisters, palace intrigue, siblings relations, royal family ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london
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Memoirs of a Geisha
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: dramatic, serious, realistic, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: geisha, japanese culture, rise to the top, women, storytelling, rivalry, destiny, loneliness, love story, uninhibited rivalry, slavery, social differences ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 6.8
 260K
The Transporter
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Former Special Forces officer, Frank Martin will deliver anything to anyone for the right price, and his no-questions-asked policy puts him in high demand. But when he realizes his latest cargo is alive, it sets in motion a dangerous chain of ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, car chase, chases and races, daring rescue, transportation, betrayal, fight scenes, one man army, one against many, danger, guns, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, hong kong, marseille provence ...
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 6.2
 59K
Jersey Girl
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ollie Trinke is a young, suave music publicist who seems to have it all, with a new wife and a baby on the way. But life deals him a bum hand when he's suddenly faced with single fatherhood, a defunct career and having to move in with his ...
Style: sentimental, sweet, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: single father, father daughter relationship, starting over, romance, relationships, family life, love and romance, love story, death of wife, family drama, honest, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.0
 233K
28 Weeks Later
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this chilling sequel to 28 Days Later, the inhabitants of the British Isles appear to have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, virus, mutant, gory, end of the world, zombie apocalypse, plague, chaos, on the run, survivor, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, paris france
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 7.2
 30K
Now Is Good
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.
Style: touching, heartbreaking, sad, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: cancer, teenager, virginity, death, love story, relationships, life & death, last wish, fighting illness, dying, depression, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
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life philosophy
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The Intouchables 2011
8.5
Good Will Hunting 1997
8.3
The Island 2006
8.0
Forrest Gump 1994
8.8
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears 1980
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catastrophe
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Colossal 2016
6.2
The Mist 2007
7.2
The Grey 2011
6.8
Titanic 1997
7.8
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natural disaster
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The Impossible 2012
7.6
Poseidon 2006
5.6
Noah 2014
5.8
Jurassic Park 1993
8.1
The Day After Tomorrow 2004
6.4
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first contact
first contact movies
Arrival 2016
7.9
Sphere 1998
6.1
The X Files 1998
7.0
The Faculty 1998
6.5
AVP: Alien vs. Predator 2004
5.6
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mentor
mentor movies
Kung Fu Panda 2008
7.6
Peaceful Warrior 2006
7.3
The Matrix 1999
8.7
Black Swan 2010
8.0
Doctor Strange 2016
7.5
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dialogue
dialogue movies
What Men Talk About 3 2018
6.4
Impulse 2018
7.6
Unfriended 2014
5.6
The Big Lebowski 1998
8.1
Aloha 2015
5.4
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runaway
runaway movies
Catch Me If You Can 2002
8.1
Papillon 1973
8.0
The Crossing 2018
7.3
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000
7.8
Chicken Run 2000
7.0
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fantasy world
fantasy world movies
King Kong 2005
7.2
Once Upon a Time 2011
7.8
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001
7.6
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001
8.8
The Adventures of Tintin 2011
7.4
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