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 touching, serious, realistic, emotional, dramatic and interesting films and TV shows about / with family drama, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, parenthood, storytelling, runaway, culture clash, mentor and death plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as family drama: Captain Fantastic (2016), Manchester by the Sea (2016), The Family (2016), My Sister's Keeper (2009), The Lovely Bones (2009), Solitary Man (2009), If I Stay (2014), Brothers & Sisters (2006), Still Alice (2014), The Blind Side (2009).

List of family drama movies

Captain Fantastic (2016)
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: intellectual, philosophical, touching, sad, cerebral ...
Audience: kids
Plot: off the grid, family drama, home schooling, road trip, parenthood, precocious child, loss of wife, funeral, survivalist, teenage girl, family values, family bonds ...
Place: washington state, oregon
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Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.
Style: depressing, heartbreaking, psychological, emotional, sad ...
Plot: sadness, depression, family drama, loneliness, death, dysfunctional family, house fire, loss, nephew, suicide attempt, last will and testament, funeral ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston, massachusetts
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 7.5
 5K
The Family (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: This thriller follows the return of a politician’s young son who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier. As the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his family, suspicions emerge — is he really who he says he is?
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: family drama, missing child, secret, lie, politics, kidnapping, teenager, suspicion, political campaign, twists & turns, neighbor, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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My Sister's Keeper (2009)
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, sad, heartbreaking, compassionate, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, mother daughter relationship, family drama, cancer, sick child, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, parenthood, childhood, family relations, child illness, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana, los angeles
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The Lovely Bones (2009)
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, tense, surreal, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: afterlife, pedophile, rape, family drama, loss of daughter, loss of child, serial killer, death in the family, heaven and hell, murder, dealing with death, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, united states, delaware, pennsylvania
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 6.3
 15K
Solitary Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A car magnate watches his personal and professional life hit the skids because of his business and romantic indiscretions.
Style: psychological, realistic, clever, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: family drama, womanizer, self destructing, loneliness, sex addict, midlife crisis, aging, infidelity, obsession, divorce, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, boston, macau, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.7
 114K
If I Stay (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
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: emotional, touching, bleak, heartbreaking, sincere ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, teenage girl, youth, love, teenager, teenage life, death in the family, dealing with death, family drama, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
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Brothers & Sisters (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Brothers & Sisters is an American television drama series that centers on the Walker family and their lives in Pasadena, California. The series premiered on ABC on September 24, 2006, and aired its final episode on May 8, 2011. It aired, for its ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family drama, family relations, family business, mistress, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations, family life, love and romance, jealousy, parenthood, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: california, los angeles, usa, pasadena california
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 7.5
 124K
Still Alice (2014)
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: heartbreaking, touching, emotional, psychological, sad ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, family drama, supportive spouse, memory loss, relationships, mother daughter relationship, terminal illness, illness, columbia university, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, family bonds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.6
 286K
The Blind Side (2009)
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: touching, uplifting, motivational, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: adoption, human spirit, american football, parents and children, strong female character, interracial relations, rising to stardom, life, family drama, interracial adoption, athlete's life, football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, california
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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
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: touching, realistic, sentimental, dramatic, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, mental illness, love, mentally unstable, romance, social misfits, family drama, family relations, life philosophy, bipolar disorder, troubled, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania, baltimore, new jersey
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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
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: uplifting, emotional, motivational, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, rise to the top, rags to riches, against the odds, hopes, life is a bitch, single parent, life, down on your luck, single father, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
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Ricki and the Flash (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Meryl Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family drama, family relations, dysfunctional family, divorce, rock star, parents and children, aging, musician's life, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, female musician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, california, los angeles
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 7.1
 136K
Remember Me (2010)
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, surprise ending, heartbreaking ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: suicide, death in the family, romance, young love, relationships, 9/11, family drama, loss of parent, family relations, loss of loved one, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, 2000s, september 11 2001 ...
Place: new york, usa
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The Disappearance (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Story: When Anthony Sullivan disappears on his tenth birthday, his family is devastated. However, as more and more time passes without the police being able to locate him, long-buried family secrets are dragged to the surface, turning the Sullivan family ...
Style: non-linear, atmospheric, enigmatic, bleak, social
Plot: family drama, judge, missing child, hopes, marching, investigation, search, treasure hunt, parents and children, police, kidnap
Place: quebec
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 8.2
 30K
Parenthood (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Parenthood is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Jason Katims. Loosely based on the 1989 film of the same title, Parenthood tells of the Braverman clan which consists of an older couple, their four children and their families.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: family life, family drama, family relations, single parent, marital problem, adolescence, couple relations, parenthood, parents and children, siblings relations, responsibility, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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 8.0
 57K
Shoplifters (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the ...
Style: sexual, social realism, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: poor family, poverty, child abduction, family drama, shoplifting, secret, orphan, money, little girl, chase, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Place: tokyo, japan
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 7.5
 28K
Kyle XY (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A suburban family that takes in a mysterious teen naive to the world around him. As Kyle begins to show signs of brilliance, solving the mystery of his origin and potential abilities becomes the family's mission.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, teenage life, self discovery, experiment, mysterious character, teenage love, genius, teaching the ways of the world, supernatural, foster child, cloning, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
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The Water Diviner (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
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: world war one, missing person, missing son, family drama, parents and children, redemption, death of son, loss of son, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, promise, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, year 1919
Place: australia, turkey, ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, england
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What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
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: melancholic, touching, emotional, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: mentally challenged, self discovery, siblings relations, disability, mental illness, parents and children, small town, dysfunctional family, family problems, responsibility, family drama, obesity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
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 7.6
 4K
Queen Sugar (2016)
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, touching, realistic, sincere, sentimental
Plot: family drama, farm, sugarcane, family relations, parents and children, power relations, life turned upside down, interracial relations, social relations, society, single parent, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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 7.8
 2K
The A Word (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The various generations of the Hughes family, who all love, work and fight like any other clan, find they must learn to communicate all over again when the youngest member is diagnosed with autism.
Style: social, psychological, uplifting, touching, compassionate
Plot: autism, family drama, family relations, parents and children, problem child, training, bbc, small town, stubbornness, dysfunctional family, love
Place: manchester, northern england, yorkshire
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Doctor Thorne (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: The story of the penniless Mary Thorne, who grows up with her rich aunt/cousins at Greshamsbury Park estate.
Style: cynical, captivating, sentimental, touching, thought provoking
Plot: family drama, ward, physician, aristocrat, village, family relations, couples, social differences, intrigue, society, rivalry, love and romance ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england
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Borderline Normal (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A family goes through a divorce.
Style: captivating, realistic, disturbing, touching, serious
Plot: divorce, family drama, domineering mother, sibling rivalry, overbearing mother, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, first sexual experience, group therapy, teenage life, divorced parents, petting ...
Place: detroit
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Northern Lights (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
Story: Emma approaches adulthood, she tries to live an ordinary life and keep up to her late mothers expectations. However her anxiety weighs over her, stopping her from enjoying the last few youthful years.
Style: touching, serious, suspenseful, sincere, surprise ending
Plot: first love, college, alcohol abuse, panic attack, anxiety, teenage love, love interest, writers, family drama, mental health, single father, writer's block ...
Place: manchester, northern england
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One Day at a Time (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: In a reimagining of the TV classic, a newly single Latina mother raises her teen daughter and tween son with the "help" of her old-school mom.
Style: sitcom, captivating, feel good, humorous, light
Plot: single mother, feminism, family drama, depression, gay teenager, latinx lead, ex soldier, veteran, coming out, grandmother
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Resurrection Blvd. (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Santiagos are a proud East Los Angeles Latino family whose hopes and dreams are rooted in the world of professional boxing.
Style: serious, rough, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, human spirit, family life, athlete's life, society, youth, family drama, parents and children, coming of age, family relations, coming out ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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In the Darkness of the Night (2004)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Portugal
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A disturbing film about the Portuguese underworld of prostitution.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, serious, touching
Plot: prostitution, murder, dysfunctional family, family drama, white slavery, mafia, adultery, sister sister relationship, dying, nightlife, incest, singing ...
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Not Like Others (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Vera and Vanja, two vampire sisters, are forced to run for their lives, when Vera kills the leader of a biker-gang in a night club. While escaping from the bikers, Vanja gets more determined that she wants to leave the outcast vampire-lifestyle and ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: gang, vampire, graphic violence, siblings relations, nightclub, crimes, society, deadly, family drama, on the run, supernatural, sisterhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
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Avis de mistral (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lea, Adrian, and their little brother Theo, born deaf, go on holiday in Provence with their grandfather, Paul "Oliveron" they never met because of a family quarrel. It is not the holidays they dreamed, especially their father announced ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: provence, family relations, grandfather grandson relationship, culture clash, youth, family drama, estrangement, deaf, past, countryside, disorder, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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