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, sincere, emotional and psychological films and TV shows about / with family in crisis, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, husband wife relationship, family, youth, dialogue and teenager plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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family in crisis movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as family in crisis: Winter's Bone (2010), Secrets and Lies (2015), Why Women Kill (2019), August: Osage County (2013), In the Bedroom (2001), When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), Raising Helen (2004), Death of a Superhero (2011), Trust (2010), Strangerland (2015).

List of family in crisis movies

 7.1
 143K
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, gloomy, harsh, tense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: poverty, missing person, family in crisis, small town, life is a bitch, girl, down on your luck, bail, female protagonist, family relations, drug dealer, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: missouri, california, usa
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Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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: family in crisis, police investigation, investigation, murder, murder mystery, child killer, family problems, who done it, uncover truth, law enforcement, family relations, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.3
 23K
Why Women Kill (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
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, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: women, housewife, marriage, open marriage, crumbling marriage, male female relationship, female protagonist, family in crisis, strong female lead, society, adultery, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 2010s, 1940s
Place: usa
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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: melancholic, emotional, touching, depressing, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, incestuous relationship, family secret, funeral, cancer, mother daughter relationship, drugs, brother sister incest, drug addiction, pills, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, california, midwest, usa
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 7.4
 40K
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, suspense, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, dysfunctional family, vengeance, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, age difference, small town, revenge, grief, jealousy, dysfunctional marriage, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, new england
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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, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: alcohol abuse, alcoholic, rehabilitation, family in crisis, family, addiction, family values, romance, husband wife relationship, tragedy, single father, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, denver colorado, mexico
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 6.0
 37K
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: feel good, sentimental, romantic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, kids, date night
Plot: adoption, custody, happy ending, opposites attract, couple relations, family relations, orphan, fashion, hopes, family in crisis, parents and children, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, san francisco
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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, serious, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, youth, human spirit, family problems, hopes, family in crisis, coming of age, teenager, dealing with death, child illness, superhero ...
Place: ireland, usa
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 6.9
 43K
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: disturbing, emotional, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: sexual abuse, investigation, father daughter relationship, teenager, bullying, innocence lost, teenage life, youth, rape, rape and revenge, pedophile, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, chicago illinois, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, cleveland ohio ...
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 5.2
 10K
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, captivating, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: missing child, australian outback, family in crisis, desert, sandstorm, dehydration, outback, troubled marriage, social relations, family problems, mother daughter conflict, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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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, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: farmer, family in crisis, family problems, family life, parents and children, human nature, unemployment, new job, dignity, hopes, life is a bitch, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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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: sad, sentimental, heartbreaking, touching, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: cancer, terminal illness, mother daughter relationship, sick child, parenthood, lawyer, moral dilemma, sisters, life is a bitch, family life, childhood, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, usa, los angeles, montana
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 6.4
 944
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: erotic, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: aunt nephew relationship, older woman younger man sex, older woman younger man relationship, sex with teenager, family in crisis, death in the family, family relations, teenage life, solace, regret, teen angst, incest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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If There Be Thorns (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: The third installment in V.C. Andrews’ bestselling series that began with "Flowers in the Attic," "If There Be Thorns" follows Christopher and Cathy Dollanganger as they live together as man and wife with Cathy's two sons ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, emotional
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, brother sister sex, youth, family in crisis, family secret, secret, sibling rivalry, orphan, diary, hidden identity, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california
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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: disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, surreal, clever ...
Plot: surveillance, mystery, suicide, guilt, dysfunctional family, videotaping, childhood, family in crisis, haunted by the past, lie, nightmare, conscience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, disturbing, serious, emotional, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, coming of age, rape, dysfunctional family, family relations, child rape, parents and children, life is a bitch, child abuse, domestic violence, stepfather stepdaughter relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
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 6.7
 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, sincere, touching, tense
Plot: tourist, society, moral dilemma, family in crisis, immigration, family problems, family relations, rules and policies, family life, ocean, misfit, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, sicily, southern italy, mediterranean sea
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 6.6
 4K
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: harsh, realistic, emotional, touching, poignant ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher student relationship, family relations, teachers and students, poetry, cheerleading, high school, love and romance, youth, power relations, parents and children, innocence lost, family problems ...
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, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, family in crisis, unsupportive parent, dysfunctional family, parents and children, college graduate, cheating wife, rap, little boy, youth ...
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 7.1
 147K
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, emotional, romantic, sad, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: suicide, young love, relationships, romance, death in the family, 9/11, teenager, love, love story, dealing with death, teenage love, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001, contemporary, year 1991, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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Serial (Bad) Weddings 2 (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Claude and Marie Verneuil face a new crisis. The four spouses of their daughters, David, Rachid, Chao and Charles decided to leave France for various reasons. Here they are imagining their lives elsewhere.
Style: entertaining, feel good, humorous, light, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, family in crisis, female nudity, blended family, parents and children, family relations, cross cultural relations, family, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, married couple, escapades ...
Time: 21st century
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 7.8
 17K
The Mick (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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: funny, humorous, light, feel good, witty ...
Plot: family in crisis, family, teenager, custody, adolescence, family problems, aunt, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, arrogance, party, friendship, family relations ...
Place: connecticut
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 5.7
 222K
The Purge (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, 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: scary, suspenseful, tense, twist ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, survival, family in danger, self defense, violence spree, society, social decay, violence, escapades, chaos, distopia, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: usa, california
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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, disturbing ...
Plot: missing person, envy, obsession, death of daughter, loss of daughter, murder, family problems, family in crisis, missing child, crimes, parents and children, father daughter relationship ...
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: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, psychological
Plot: abusive father, domestic violence, disability, family problems, family relations, family in crisis, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, dysfunctional family, parents and children, couple relations, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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 4.8
 207
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, love, working class, confusion, bankruptcy, secret, catatonic state, wedding ring, videotaping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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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, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: interracial relations, racism, wedding, marriage, sister sister relationship, black man, catholic, happy ending, racist, jewish, stereotypes, family bonds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, africa
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 6.4
 57K
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: realistic, light, humorous, romantic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night
Plot: home renovation, screwball, romance, house, farce, culture clash, writers, adaptation, greed, love story, life philosophy, chaos ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, rio de janeiro, new york
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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: parents and children, family in crisis, family relations, family problems, introspection, life turned upside down, memory loss, accident, funeral, death, school teacher, architect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, catalonia
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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: disturbing, touching, psychological, sincere, erotic ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, forced sex, brother sister sex, brother sister relationship, shame, kidnapping, forbidden love, sex scene, obsession, family in crisis, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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