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, melancholic and intense films and TV shows about / with family in crisis, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, dialogue, dysfunctional family, runaway, storytelling and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Romance 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), Trust (2010), Fireflies in the Garden (2008), Strangerland (2015), Mommy (2014), Serial (2014), Looking for Eric (2009), The Money Pit (1986), Archipelago (2010), Savage Grace (2007).

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, tense, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: missing person, life is a bitch, poverty, family in crisis, small town, family problems, family relations, social relations, girl, bail, down on your luck, realism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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, disturbing, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, investigation, parents and children, innocence lost, youth, internet, teenage life, school, family in crisis, obsession, teenager, suicide attempt ...
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 relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, unsupportive parent, parents and children, college graduate, family reunited, family gatherings, writer's life, siblings relations ...
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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, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: missing child, missing daughter, australian outback, couple relations, family in crisis, troubled marriage, social relations, family problems, desert, protagonist as suspect, haunted by the past, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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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, teenage life, 15 year old, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, rebelliousness, anti conformity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, year 1982, 2010s ...
Place: canada, quebec, montreal quebec
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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, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: racism, interracial relations, parents and children, family relations, family problems, society, life turned upside down, verbal byplay, family in crisis, family gatherings, couple relations, sister sister relationship ...
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 esteem, self discovery, old love, sport, family in crisis, teaching the ways of the world, society, daydreamer, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, manchester, texas, california
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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, family in crisis, nothing goes right, couple relations, chaos, domestic disturbance, crumbling marriage, danger, unfulfillment, home renovation, old house, farce ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 6.3
 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: realistic, emotional, serious, atmospheric, sincere
Plot: siblings relations, parents and children, family in crisis, estrangement, family gatherings, family relations, island, dysfunctional family, introspection, hopes, family problems, resort
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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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, sexual relations, adultery, couple relations, socialite, scandal, love, family problems, crimes of passion, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 40s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: europe, england, london, usa, new york ...
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 7.1
 114K
John Q (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: John Quincy Archibald is a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because HMO insurance will not cover it. Therefore, he decides to take a hospital full of patients hostage ...
Style: twists and turns, thought provoking, suspenseful, sincere, tense ...
Plot: hostages, hospital, financial problem, fighting the system, injustice, life is a bitch, society, crimes, power relations, doctors and patients, family in crisis, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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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, love affair, family problems, family in crisis, couple relations, crumbling marriage, jealousy, strong female lead, femme fatale, husband wife relationship, strong female character ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: north carolina, usa, new jersey
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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, realistic, serious, social realism
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, social relations, workplace intrigue, society, family in crisis, family business, intrigue, small community, neighbor neighbor relationship, british, parent grown child relationship, father figure ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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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: serious, sincere, disturbing, psychological, touching ...
Plot: transsexual, sexual abuse, youth, teenage love, sexual exploration, gender, life is a bitch, teenage life, small town life, couples, social relations, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america, argentina, south america
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The Poker House (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Agnes and her two sisters struggle through a day in a home overrun by gamblers, thieves, and johns.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, emotional, bleak
Plot: pimp, coming of age, drug abuse, family in crisis, family relations, prostitute, small town, lifestyle, teenage life, life is a bitch, down on your luck, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s
Place: iowa, usa
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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, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, family relations, innocence lost, corporal punishment, coming of age, family in crisis, couple relations, child abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: south carolina, usa
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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, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, youth, hopes, family in crisis, coming of age, family problems, human spirit, dealing with death, life is a bitch, child illness, superhero, first love ...
Place: usa
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The Sound & the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family, downfall, dysfunctional family, parents and children, siblings relations, family life, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, family in crisis, disintegration, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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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, suspenseful, cynical, surreal, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, teenage life, coming of age, mystery, under the surface, disappearance, parents and children, dysfunctional family, teenage sexuality, innocence lost, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1991
Place: usa, california
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 6.2
 353
The Elder Son (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Russian clarinetist living in Los Angeles, whose life changes when Bo, looking for a hideout after a botched car heist, passes himself off as Max's long-lost son. Complications ensue when Bo falls in love with his newfound "sister" ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, touching
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, family relations, family life, heist, criminal heroes, crimes, family in crisis, brother sister relationship, long lost son, incest overtones, unrequited love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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 6.8
 2K
Country (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, bleak ...
Plot: family business, against the odds, survival, life is a bitch, couple relations, couples, parents and children, hopes, down on your luck, crumbling marriage, family relations, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s
Place: 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: serious, twists and turns, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: hospital, parents and children, rivalry, intrigue, family life, dishonesty, family business, siblings relations, manipulations, family in crisis, workplace, favoritism among siblings ...
Place: usa, new york
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 7.0
 761
Duet for One (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: disability, family problems, life is a bitch, tragic hero, crumbling marriage, life turned upside down, terminal illness, musician's life, couples, family in crisis, multiple sclerosis, power relations ...
Time: 80s
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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: thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Plot: cia, political conspiracy, newspaper, crumbling marriage, price of justice, state affairs, relationship vs career, fighting the system, journalism, family in crisis, life turned upside down, righting the wronged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, year 2001, year 1991 ...
Place: usa, iraq, africa, jordan, dubai ...
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An Invisible Sign (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mona Gray is a 20-year-old loner who, as a child, turned to math for salvation after her father became ill. As an adult, Mona now teaches the subject and must help her students through their own crises.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, realistic
Plot: mathematics, elementary school, power relations, prodigy, teachers and students, emotionless, coming of age, family in crisis, family problems, lifestyle, scientist, father daughter relationship ...
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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, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: moral dilemma, family life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, working class, friendship, self discovery, youth, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family problems ...
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: sincere, serious, emotional, psychological, factual ...
Plot: adoption, parents and children, haunted by the past, family reunited, moral dilemma, redemption, family in crisis, earthquake, family tragedy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, presumed dead, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 90s ...
Place: china, asia, canada
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 7.4
 35K
In the Bedroom (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 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: jealousy, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, older woman younger man relationship, vengeance, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, small town, age difference, father son relationship, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, new england
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 5.8
 6K
Mr. Jones (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, mental illness, opposites attract, hospital, romance, love affair, fall in love, rehabilitation, destructive relationship, doctors and patients, forbidden love, depression ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
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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, realistic, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, forbidden love, unfaithful wife, cuckolded husband, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, love affair, family problems, jealous spouse, family in crisis, breakup, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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