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, emotional, touching, intense and melancholic films and TV shows about / with family in crisis, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, family, parents and children, catastrophe, runaway, mentor and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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family in crisis movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as family in crisis: Trust (2010), Winter's Bone (2010), Serial (2014), Death of a Superhero (2011), The Money Pit (1986), EastEnders (1985), The Boy (2016), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Cach? (2005), Cold Creek Manor (2003).

List of family in crisis movies

 6.9
 38K
Trust (2010)
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: emotional, sincere, disturbing, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, parents and children, investigation, innocence lost, family in crisis, youth, teenage life, obsession, internet, school, rape, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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 7.2
 123K
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, bleak, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: missing person, small town, down on your luck, life is a bitch, family in crisis, poverty, family problems, family relations, family life, social relations, neo noir, bail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
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 7.0
 32K
Serial (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: humorous, funny, entertaining, light, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: racism, interracial relations, verbal byplay, parents and children, family in crisis, family relations, couple relations, sister sister relationship, family gatherings, life turned upside down, society, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, africa
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Death of a Superhero (2011)
Genre: Animation, 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, realistic, sincere
Plot: terminal illness, youth, dealing with death, human spirit, family problems, life is a bitch, child illness, family in crisis, coming of age, hopes, superhero, first love ...
Place: usa
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 6.3
 44K
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: romance, couple relations, chaos, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, nothing goes right, domestic disturbance, danger, unfulfillment, old house, home renovation, farce ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 5.0
 7K
EastEnders (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The everyday lives of working-class residents of Albert Square, a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London's Walford borough.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, social realism
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, intrigue, society, family business, social relations, workplace intrigue, family in crisis, small community, british, neighbor neighbor relationship, husband wife relationship, small town ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london, east end london
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 6.0
 65K
The Boy (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A nanny, working for a family whose son has just passed away, finds herself put in charge of caring for a lifelike doll that the couple treat as a real child.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nanny, violence, doll, murder, dealing with death, boy, family in crisis, plot twist, secret passageway, haunted house, supernatural, ghosts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, usa
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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: sentimental, emotional, uplifting, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, single parent, down on your luck, rise to the top, against the odds, hopes, success, ambition, parents and children, family problems, financial problem ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
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 7.3
 64K
Cach? (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: atmospheric, psychological, stylized, intellectual, disturbing ...
Plot: family in crisis, surveillance, haunted by the past, conscience, puberty, lie, algerian, mystery, suicide, nightmare, dysfunctional family, confidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Wanting to escape city life for the countryside, New Yorkers Cooper Tilson (Quaid), his wife Leah (Stone) and their two children move into a dilapidated old mansion still filled with the possessions of the previous family. Turning it into their ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: countryside, family in crisis, haunted by the past, psychopath, crimes, danger, family problems, family relations, murder, mind game, country house, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.1
 126K
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, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, 9/11, death in the family, suicide, romance, parents and children, loss of loved one, loss of parent, dealing with death, college student, fall in love, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 2000s, year 2001
Place: new york, usa
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Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: adoption, parents and children, custody, small town, family in crisis, family life, hopes, family relations, legal action, starting over, life turned upside down, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, 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, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: family in crisis, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, reunion, writer's life, family gatherings, artists and showbiz, college graduate ...
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 8.3
 19K
Autumn Sonata (1978)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, West Germany, Sweden, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva. The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career as a classical pianist. Over an emotional ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, bleak, talky ...
Plot: marriage, pianist, reconciliation, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family in crisis, family life, family problems, family relations, reunion, redemption, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden
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 7.8
 11K
The Mick (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Mackenzie "Mickey" Murphy is a hard-living, foul-mouthed, cigarette-smoking woman who moves to affluent Greenwich, CT to raise the spoiled kids of her wealthy sister who fled the country to avoid a federal indictment. She quickly learns ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, feel good, witty ...
Plot: family, aunt, family in crisis, custody, adolescence, teenagers, family problems, family relations, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, party, money problems ...
Place: connecticut
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 6.8
 8K
Ballet Shoes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An unusual explorer named Gum and his kindly niece adopt three orphans -- Pauline, Petrova and Posy -- and raise them as sisters in 1930s London. But the girls must fend for themselves when Gum doesn't return from one of his adventures. ...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, uplifting, touching
Audience: family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, follow your dream, siblings relations, ambition, hopes, youth, family problems, family in crisis, against the odds, family relations, ballet, dancing ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, london
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I'll Take Manhattan (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 375 min.
Story: Maxi Amberville tries to save the magazine empire her father built, but her treacherous uncle stands in her way.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, inheritance, parents and children, lovers reunited, dishonesty, family in crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, betrayal, pregnancy, crumbling marriage, family business ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, england, europe, usa, manhattan new york city
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I'll Be There (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A comedy about a has-been rock star (Craig Ferguson) that discovers he has a teenage daughter (Charlotte Church), from a long forgotten love affair.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: parents and children, family problems, family relations, single parent, singleness, family in crisis, estrangement, unfulfillment, rock star, musician's life, aging, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
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 6.7
 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, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: writer's life, parents and children, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family problems, family relations, innocence lost, teachers and students, family in crisis, power relations, high school ...
Time: contemporary
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The Memory Keeper's Daughter (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During a blizzard in 1964, Dr. David Henry delivers his son Paul with the help of nurse Caroline. But when Henry realizes his wife is also carrying a girl with Down syndrome, he hands the second child over to Caroline without his wife's ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: twins, haunted by the past, disability, parents and children, child illness, love and romance, family problems, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, down syndrome, obsession, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s
Place: kentucky
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War and Peace (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Poland
Duration: 394 min.
Story: War and Peace delineates in graphic detail events leading up to the French invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families. Portions of an earlier version of ...
Style: captivating, stylized, epic, emotional, romantic ...
Plot: aristocracy, war, couple relations, love triangle, tragic love, romance, social differences, true love, wartime life, betrayal, fall in love, love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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 6.0
 33K
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: humorous, touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens, kids
Plot: adoption, custody, parents and children, love and romance, fish out of water, couple relations, orphan, hopes, society, couples, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 5.7
 173K
The Purge (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Given the country's overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal. During one of these free-for-alls, a family must protect themselves from a home invasion.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, family in danger, future dystopia, self defense, danger, society, life is a bitch, home invasion, escapades, chaos, violence spree, social decay ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
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, touching, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, moral dilemma, mother daughter relationship, cancer, legal action, lawyer, parenthood, hopes, hospital, life is a bitch, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
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 6.3
 16K
Prozac Nation (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Elizabeth is on the verge of losing her grip on life after she leaves her emotionally fraught home to start college. Quickly, her life takes a turn for the worse: She clashes with her roommate and decides her boyfriend, Rafe, is her sole salvation. ...
Style: psychological, cynical, clever, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: college, mental illness, university, depression, drugs/alcohol, therapy, introspection, insomnia, suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, writer's life, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: harvard university, austin texas
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 7.7
 22K
Vera Drake (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Style: realistic, bleak, gloomy, serious, captivating ...
Plot: abortion, unwanted pregnancy, neighbor, pregnancy, injustice, female protagonist, tailor, miscarriage, women's prison, police, rape, family in crisis ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, hamburg germany, korea, burma ...
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 6.1
 3K
The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic
Plot: family in crisis, suburbs, suburban life, domestic violence, family problems, social relations, crumbling marriage, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, dysfunctional family, under the surface ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.2
 567
24 Days (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Ilan Halimi is kidnapped for ransom because Jewish and supposedly rich, his family and the police start a race against time to save him from the tortures of the "gang of barbarians".
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: family in crisis, kidnapping, crime, missing child, crimes, family problems, investigation, confined, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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 5.7
 247
Now or Never (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As a mother, in principle, you do not rob banks. But these days, it can be a solution for the future of your home, and not to give up on your dreams. Playing the thieves can quickly become dangerous and bad encounters can turn into a love story ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: family in crisis, family problems, parents and children, down on your luck, heist, unemployment, crimes, society, family relations, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
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Rock, Paper, Scissors (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The chance of an innocent child's game will unveil a betrayal that will forever change the lives of two families when their paths cross, endangering what they love the most, in a city that does not give them a truce.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: infidelity, family in crisis, urban, family life, destiny, insecurity, unfulfillment, family relations, betrayal, crumbling marriage, life turned upside down, crimes ...
Place: venezuela, latin america
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