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, melancholic, intense and sincere films and TV shows about / with family in crisis, family problems, family relations, husband wife relationship, parents and children, runaway, mentor, storytelling, catastrophe and dialogue 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: Winter's Bone (2010), Trust (2010), Fireflies in the Garden (2008), Serial (2014), Mommy (2014), The Money Pit (1986), Savage Grace (2007), Looking for Eric (2009), EastEnders (1985), Fair Game (2010).

List of family in crisis movies

 7.2
 127K
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, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: missing person, small town, life is a bitch, family in crisis, poverty, girl, bail, family problems, family relations, down on your luck, social relations, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
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 6.9
 39K
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, sincere, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, parents and children, investigation, innocence lost, youth, internet, school, family in crisis, teenage life, obsession, teenager, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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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, sincere, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, family in crisis, family problems, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, unsupportive parent, college graduate, siblings relations, reunion, writer's life, family gatherings ...
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 7.0
 33K
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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 8.1
 42K
Mommy (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A peculiar neighbor offers hope to a recent widow who is struggling to raise a teenager who is unpredictable and, sometimes, violent.
Style: melancholic, sincere, psychological, touching, depressing ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, oedipus complex, sexual relations, family in crisis, parent child relationship, teenage life, single mother, family problems, life is a bitch, youth, anti conformity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2010s, year 2010 ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal quebec
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 6.3
 45K
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, home renovation, old house, farce ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 5.9
 10K
Savage Grace (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This examination of a famous scandal from the 1970s explores the relationship between Barbara Baekeland and her only son, Antony. Barbara, a lonely social climber unhappily married to the wealthy but remote plastics heir Brooks Baekeland, dotes on ...
Style: disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: incest, murder, gay, adultery, sexual relations, scandal, socialite, couple relations, love, parents and children, family in crisis, mother ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: europe, england, london, usa, new york ...
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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, uplifting, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, soccer, sport, dysfunctional family, self discovery, old love, self esteem, teaching the ways of the world, family in crisis, social satire, parents and children, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, manchester, texas, california
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 4.9
 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, father figure, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, london, east end london
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 6.8
 44K
Fair Game (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: cia, political conspiracy, newspaper, fighting the system, family in crisis, state affairs, politician, crumbling marriage, journalism, price of justice, dishonesty, relationship vs career ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1993, year 2003, year 1995 ...
Place: usa, iraq, africa, langley virginia, cleveland ohio ...
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 6.1
 2K
Archipelago (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Patricia (Kate Fahy) and her two children, young adults Edward (Tom Hiddleston) and Cynthia (Lydia Leonard), arrive for a break at a holiday cottage. As rain and wind lash against the windows, Patricia grows exasperated at the absence of her ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, atmospheric
Plot: parents and children, family in crisis, estrangement, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, island, family relations, family gatherings, introspection, resort, family problems, hopes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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 5.4
 24K
Serena (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s – George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: marriage, family business, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love affair, family in crisis, family problems, jealousy, femme fatale, strong female character, husband wife relationship, strong female lead ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: north carolina, usa, new jersey
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 5.2
 8K
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, desert, australian outback, couple relations, family in crisis, outback, troubled marriage, protagonist as suspect, haunted by the past, crimes, social relations, sandstorm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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 7.1
 12K
XXY (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alex, an intersexed 15-year-old, is living as a girl, but she and her family begin to wonder whether she's emotionally a boy when another teenager's sexual advances bring the issue to a head. As Alex faces a final decision regarding her ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: transsexual, sexual abuse, youth, teenage love, sexual exploration, gender, teenage life, life is a bitch, family in crisis, small town life, innocence lost, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: uruguay, argentina, latin america, south america
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General Hospital (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Families, friends, enemies and lovers experience life-changing events in the large upstate New York city of Port Charles, which has a busy hospital, upscale hotel, cozy diner and dangerous waterfront frequented by the criminal underworld.
Style: twists and turns, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: hospital, parents and children, intrigue, manipulations, rivalry, siblings relations, family in crisis, family life, dishonesty, family business, cult, family problems ...
Place: usa, new york
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 5.8
 738
Bloodbrothers (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young man is torn between following in his brothers' footsteps or striking out on his own.
Style: talky, serious, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: family life, sibling relationship, dysfunctional family, self discovery, moral dilemma, parents and children, family in crisis, working class, youth, family problems, friendship, teenage life ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
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 7.6
 8K
Aftershock (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Based on the Tangshan Earthquake in 1976 that took the lives of 240,000 people.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, psychological, factual ...
Plot: parents and children, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, adoption, redemption, family reunited, earthquake, family in crisis, family tragedy, presumed dead, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 70s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: china, asia, canada
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 6.3
 4K
Leaving (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Suzanne is a well to do married woman and mother in the south of France. Her idle bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and she decides to go back to work as a physiotherapist. Her husband agrees to fix up a consulting room for her in their backyard. ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, psychological, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, unfaithful wife, crumbling marriage, love affair, opposites attract, family problems, family in crisis, breakup, love triangle, extramarital affair, cuckolded husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Kat Connors is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve, disappears. Having lived for so long in an emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, ...
Style: sexy, surreal, cynical, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, teenage life, mystery, coming of age, disappearance, under the surface, parents and children, teenage sexuality, sex, drugs/alcohol, suburbs, recurring dream ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1991
Place: usa, california
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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, sincere, realistic
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, hair loss ...
Place: usa
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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, witty, feel good, funny, light ...
Plot: family, custody, family in crisis, family problems, teenagers, adolescence, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, domestic servant, family relations, arrogance, money problems, friendship ...
Place: connecticut
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 6.0
 68K
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, boy, plot twist, secret passageway, dealing with death, haunted house, mansion, 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, uplifting, emotional, 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, life, success, ambition, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
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 5.6
 676
Indivisible (2018)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Upon returning from serving in the U.S. Army, Chaplain Darren Turner faces a crisis that shatters his Family and Faith in God but through the help of his fellow soldiers, he returns to his faith and family
Style: factual, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: army, military, family in crisis, war, battle zone, propaganda, unhappy wife, family relations, mission, world politics, courage, iraq war ...
Place: iraq
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 5.9
 113K
Hall Pass (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When best buds Rick and Fred begin to show signs of restlessness at home, their wives take a bold approach to revitalize their marriages: they grant the guys a "hall pass", one week of freedom to do whatever they want. At first, it seems ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, entertaining, sexual ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: looking for sex, couple relations, marital problem, wife husband relationship, friends, husband wife relationship, midlife crisis, adultery, marriage, family in crisis, marital crisis, marriage crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, family crisis, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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 7.3
 66K
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, algerian, lie, mystery, suicide, nightmare, dysfunctional family, confidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Genre: Drama, 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, tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: family in crisis, countryside, haunted by the past, murder, psychopath, crimes, danger, family problems, family relations, country house, mystery, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.1
 128K
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
Plot: young lovers, 9/11, death in the family, suicide, romance, loss of parent, parents and children, loss of loved one, college student, relationships, father daughter relationship, dealing with death ...
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: usa, florida, ohio
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