Family in crisis movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant family in crisis movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, gloomy, emotional and psychological films and TV shows about / with family in crisis, family problems, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, dialogue, runaway and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Spain and other countries.
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family in crisis movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as family in crisis: Winter's Bone (2010), August: Osage County (2013), Why Women Kill (2019), When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), Secrets and Lies (2015), Death of a Superhero (2011), Trust (2010), In the Bedroom (2001), Pingpong (2006), Raising Helen (2004).

List of family in crisis movies

 7.2
 139K
Winter's Bone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: poverty, missing person, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family relations, small town, down on your luck, family problems, social relations, realism, girl, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
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August: Osage County (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, family in crisis, incestuous relationship, suicide, funeral, family secret, drug addiction, death in the family, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
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 8.4
 16K
Why Women Kill (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the '60s, a socialite in the '80s and a lawyer in 2018, deal with infidelity in their marriages.
Style: captivating, witty, atmospheric, erotic, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: marriage, housewife, crumbling marriage, open marriage, extramarital affair, jealousy, women, male female relationship, female protagonist, strong female lead, family in crisis, society ...
Time: 80s, 1960s, 60s, 1940s, 2010s
Place: usa
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When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An airline pilot and his wife are forced to face the consequences of her alcoholism when her addictions threaten her life and their daughter's safety. While the woman enters detox, her husband must face the truth of his enabling behavior.
Style: sentimental, emotional, intense, sad, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: alcohol abuse, alcoholic, family in crisis, family, family values, rehabilitation, romance, life is a bitch, weakness, addiction, yuppie, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico
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Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Andrea Cornell is a tough, thorough Homicide Detective who leaves no stone unturned. Her unwavering dedication to her job makes her the most formidable opponent - or a highly valuable ally.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, murder, protagonist as suspect, murder mystery, family problems, law enforcement, family in crisis, who done it, investigation, uncover truth, family relations, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Death of a Superhero (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, youth, human spirit, family problems, hopes, family in crisis, superhero, child illness, dealing with death, coming of age, teenager ...
Place: usa, ireland
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 6.9
 42K
Trust (2010)
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: emotional, disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, sexual abuse, investigation, teenage life, youth, parents and children, child rape, bullying, pedophile, family in crisis, rape victim, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois, cleveland ohio, st. louis missouri ...
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 7.4
 39K
In the Bedroom (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Summertime on the coast of Maine, "In the Bedroom" centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Matt Fowler is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler, a music teacher. He is involved ...
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, serious, suspense ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, jealousy, dysfunctional family, age difference, vengeance, family relations, parents and children, small town, dysfunctional marriage, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, new england
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 6.5
 875
Pingpong (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The film shows the apparently intact world of a middle class family, whose harmonious facade crumbles due to the unexpected visit of their relative Paul, a young man of 16 years. Paul arrives looking for love and support after the suicide of his ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: older woman younger man sex, aunt nephew relationship, older woman younger man relationship, family relations, sex with teenager, family in crisis, death in the family, teenage life, solace, regret, teen angst, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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 6.0
 36K
Raising Helen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Helen Harris has a glamorous, big-city life working for one of New York's hottest modeling agencies. But suddenly her free-spirited life gets turned upside down when she must chose between the life she's always loved, and the new loves of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night, kids
Plot: adoption, custody, opposites attract, couple relations, family relations, orphan, happy ending, parents and children, fish out of water, romance, fashion, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
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Caché (Hidden) (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, clever, tense ...
Plot: videotaping, suicide, haunted by the past, surveillance, family in crisis, nightmare, lie, mystery, conscience, dysfunctional family, family secret, childhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, corporal punishment, dysfunctional family, parents and children, life is a bitch, child rape, family in crisis, innocence lost, family problems, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
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 6.8
 3K
Terraferma (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere, touching
Plot: tourist, society, moral dilemma, family in crisis, immigrants, family relations, rules and policies, family problems, family life, ocean, misfit, ocean or sea ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, sicily, southern italy, mediterranean sea
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 6.6
 3K
Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher student relationship, family relations, love and romance, poetry, power relations, youth, parents and children, teachers and students, family in crisis, teenage life, family problems, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
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Fireflies in the Garden (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The semi-autobiographical story centers on the complexities of love and commitment in a family torn apart when faced by an unexpected tragedy.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, family in crisis, family relations, family problems, unsupportive parent, dysfunctional family, parents and children, college graduate, rap, rules and policies, punishment, graduation ...
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 6.4
 5K
In Her Skin (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who went missing.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, psychological
Plot: loss of daughter, murder, envy, family problems, family in crisis, missing child, parents and children, crimes, deadly, father daughter relationship, missing person, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1999
Place: australia
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Home Sweet Home (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The wife and son of an unemployed, foul-tempered man suffer under ever-worsening domestic violence. One day while his father is taking a nap, the young son decides to take matters into his own hands. In a panic, the wife and son both believe the man ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: abusive father, domestic violence, family in crisis, family relations, disability, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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 5.1
 183
After (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A haunting and powerful psychological thriller. Set in icy upstate New York in the winter of 2002, "After" is about the Valentinos, a middle class clan facing financial hardship--their family stone cutting business is slowly failing--and ...
Style: psychological, realistic, sentimental, captivating, tense ...
Plot: family relations, family in crisis, family problems, haunted by the past, working class, love, confusion, bankruptcy, secret, denial, revelation, evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.2
 17K
Timbuktu (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Mauritania, France, Qatar
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives -- which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith -- abruptly disturbed. A look at the brief occupation of Timbuktu by militant ...
Style: disturbing, harsh, compassionate, emotional, intense ...
Plot: political unrest, legal, religions or cults, family in crisis, life turned upside down, religious differences, islam, desert, religious fanatic, abuse of power, culture clash, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: africa, rio de janeiro, middle east
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 5.2
 9K
Strangerland (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Newly arrived to a remote desert town, Catherine and Matthew are tormented by a suspicion when their two teenage children mysteriously vanish.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: missing child, outback, australian outback, family in crisis, troubled marriage, social relations, family problems, missing daughter, desert, protagonist as suspect, crimes, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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Serial (Bad) Weddings (2014)
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: funny, humorous, light, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: interracial relations, wedding, racism, family relations, family gatherings, marriage, couples, parents and children, verbal byplay, couple relations, society, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, africa
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Looking for Eric (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sport
Country: UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A man trying to put his life back on track gets some advice from an unexpected benefactor (the ex football player Eric Cantona) in this comedy-drama from acclaimed British director Ken Loach.
Style: surreal, touching, uplifting, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soccer, friendship, dysfunctional family, self discovery, old love, self esteem, sport, family in crisis, disorder, life is a bitch, society, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, manchester, texas, california
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 6.4
 54K
The Money Pit (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After being evicted from their Manhattan apartment, a couple buys what looks like the home of their dreams – only to find themselves saddled with a bank-account-draining nightmare. Struggling to keep their relationship together as their rambling ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: home renovation, old house, screwball, romance, family in crisis, couple relations, nothing goes right, chaos, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance, danger, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, rio de janeiro
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Under the Stars (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Selfish, opportunistic Benito returns to his home in Navarre when he learns that his father is dying. There, he reconnects with his younger brother Lalo, a metal sculptor who is emotionally needy. Benito also develops a surprising bond with Ainara, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful
Plot: family in crisis, family relations, family problems, youth, lifestyle, self discovery, siblings relations, high maintenance, career change, dealing with death, mentally unstable, pretense ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
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The Spanish Woman (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lola, a hot-blooded Spaniard, is deserted by her husband for a cool and calculating Aussie blonde. Lola is pregnant again but she and their daughter Lucia are left to starve while Ricardo spends all their savings on a sleek new set of wheels for his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, light, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, immigrants, vengeance, family in crisis, couple relations, family problems, secret identity, life turned upside down, mistress, coming of age, pregnancy, femme fatale ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: australia
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Dream and Silence (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Oriol and Yolanda live in Paris with their two daughters. During a vacation they suffer a car accident that will change their lives.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family in crisis, parents and children, family relations, family problems, introspection, memory loss, life turned upside down, accident, school teacher, architect, funeral, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, catalonia
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Lost in Beijing (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A look at modern-day life in China's capital centered on a ménage-a-quatre involving a young woman, her boss, her husband and her boss's wife. Massage girl Pingguo (Apple) (The stunning Fan Bingbing) lives in a cramped apartment with her ...
Style: touching, tense, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rape, extortion, love triangle, family in crisis, family problems, pregnant from rape, extramarital affair, infertility, husband wife relationship, breast feeding, employer employee relationship, cuckold ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia, east asia, beijing china
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The Song of Sparrows (2008)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Iran
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When an ostrich-rancher focuses on replacing his daughter's hearing aid, which breaks right before crucial exams, everything changes for a struggling rural family in Iran. Karim motorbikes into a world alien to him - incredibly hectic Tehran, ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, captivating, touching ...
Plot: farmer, family life, family problems, human nature, unemployment, parents and children, family in crisis, dignity, new job, life is a bitch, human spirit, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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Daniel and Ana (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Being kidnapped shatters a brother and sister's harmony, forcing them to confront their desires.
Style: touching, disturbing, psychological, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, forced sex, shame, kidnapping, brother sister sex, obsession, family in crisis, sexual abuse, family problems, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.9
 821
No Return (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a man who is accused of a crime he didn't commit.
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: false accusation, family in crisis, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, family problems, injustice, disorder, moral dilemma, hit and run, investigation, accident, insurance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
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