Suburban life movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant suburban life movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious, serious, melancholic and suspense films and TV shows about / with suburban life, suburbs, family relations, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship, parents and children, storytelling, dysfunctional family, neighbor and lifestyle plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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suburban life movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as suburban life: Desperate Housewives (2004), Suburgatory (2011), The Gates (2010), A Serious Man (2009), The Virgin Suicides (1999), The Stepford Wives (2004), The Amazing World of Gumball (2011), Meadowlands (2007), Lawn Dogs (1997), Christmas with the Kranks (2004).

List of suburban life movies

Desperate Housewives (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. Central, on ABC from October 3, 2004, until May 13, 2012. ...
Style: witty, twists and turns, dark humor, cynical, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, suburban life, female friendship, neighbor, infidelity, family relations, social relations, couple relations, family life, friendship, lifestyle, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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 7.2
 30K
Suburgatory (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Single father George Altman is doing his best to raise his sixteen-year-old daughter Tessa in the big city. When he discovers a box of condoms in her bedroom, though, he decides the time has come to move her to a more wholesome and nurturing ...
Style: realistic, not serious, sitcom, light, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: suburban life, teenage life, suburbs, youth, everyday life, social relations, family relations, fish out of water, parents and children, single parent, misfit, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
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 7.1
 8K
The Gates (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Like most families that settle inside The Gates, the Monahans are unmoored from a complicated life they abandoned in Chicago. There's something very different about this place, almost... haunting. Named the new police chief of The Gates, Nick ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, vampire, supernatural power, werewolf, youth, family relations, family in danger, imaginary, lifestyle, neighbor, suburban life, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.0
 132K
A Serious Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Serious Man is the story of an ordinary man's search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been ...
Style: meditative, talky, ironic, dark humor, depressing ...
Plot: midlife crisis, jewish, suburban life, professor, dysfunctional family, neighbor, family problems, desperation, lifestyle, nothing goes right, suburbs, divorce ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: minnesota, usa, poland, canada, california
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The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.
Style: emotional, disturbing, atmospheric, thought provoking, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: suicidal, teenage life, suburban life, virginity, high school, coming of age, suburbs, innocence lost, overbearing parent, generation gap, first love, teen suicide ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, yale university
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The Stepford Wives (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: What does it take to become a Stepford wife, a woman perfect beyond belief? Ask the Stepford husbands, who've created this high-tech, terrifying little town.
Style: twists and turns, semi serious, dark humor, satirical, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, women, suburban life, transformation, friendship, suburbs, uncover truth, dishonesty, gender, couple relations, battle of the sexes, feminism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, new york
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The Amazing World of Gumball (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Ireland, USA, Germany, Japan, France
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: The life of Gumball Watterson, a 12-year old cat who attends middle school in Elmore. Accompanied by his pet, adoptive brother, and best friend Darwin Watterson, he frequently finds himself involved in various shenanigans around the city, during ...
Style: not serious, offbeat, humorous, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: talking animals, family life, friends, buddies, suburban life, cat, family, family relations, odd, youth, eccentric family, teenage life ...
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 7.0
 1K
Meadowlands (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A married couple and their teenage twins move to Meadowlands, a friendly and seemingly safe suburban town, to start a new life. Here, they will soon realize that secrets and mysteries are plentiful, and past is a difficult thing to bury.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: suburban life, suburbs, secret, murder, witness protection, starting over, mystery, disappearance, family relations, couple relations, family life, husband wife relationship ...
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 7.5
 8K
Lawn Dogs (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the affluent, gated community of Camelot Gardens, bored wives indiscriminately sleep around while their unwitting husbands try desperately to climb the social ladder. Trent, a 21-year-old outsider who mows the neighborhood lawns, quietly observes ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, talky, witty ...
Plot: friendship, hypocrisy, suburban life, family relations, love and romance, odd couple, suburbs, child molester, unlikely friendships, girl man relationship, party, poverty ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
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Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Luther Krank is fed up with the commerciality of Christmas; he decides to skip the holiday and go on a vacation with his wife instead. But when his daughter decides at the last minute to come home, he must put together a holiday celebration.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, satirical, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, family, holiday, suburban life, christmas party, nothing goes right, family gatherings, disorder, parents and children, family life, contests and competitions, christmas eve ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, latin america, peru, usa
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Malcolm in the Middle (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A gifted young teen tries to survive life with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, sitcom, neurotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: siblings relations, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, prodigy, youth, suburban life, eccentric family, lifestyle, anger, uptight character, social satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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The Babysitter (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jennifer (Alicia Silverstone) is a lovely teen who has been hired to baby-sit the kids of Harry Tucker (J.T. Walsh) and his wife, Dolly (Lee Garlington). The Tuckers go to a party and proceed to get inebriated, with Mr. Tucker fantasizing about his ...
Style: psychological, erotic, sexy, disturbing, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nanny, obsession, dangerous attraction, voyeurism, woman in danger, teenager, suburban life, alcohol, youth, danger, couples, looking for sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: london
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An American Crime (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: child abuse, torture, dysfunctional family, crimes, domestic violence, mentally unstable, confined, isolation, murder, family problems, captivity, threat ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa, indiana
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In the Land of Women (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a bad breakup with his girlfriend leaves him heartbroken, Carter Webb moves to Michigan to take care of his ailing grandmother. Once there, he gets mixed up in the lives of the mother and daughters who live across the street.
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, love, cancer, writers, suburban life, teenager, self discovery, woman, friendship, infidelity, grandmother grandson relationship, neighbor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, los angeles, michigan, new jersey, california
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 8.1
 920K
The Truman Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for ...
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, touching, interesting, clever ...
Plot: self discovery, freedom, fictional reality, deception, manipulations, dishonesty, alternate reality, showbiz, voyeurism, loneliness, suburban life, fictional reality show ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, future
Place: usa, florida
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The Second Chance (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ethan Jenkins (Michael W. Smith) and Jake Sanders (introducing Jeff Obafemi Carr) are both passionate pastors who worship the same God from the same book--but that's where the similarity ends. When they are suddenly thrown together in a tough ...
Style: serious, realistic, christian film, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: suburban life, fish out of water, clergy, crimes, rich and poor, city life, gang, buddies, suburbs, friends, power relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
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The Last New Year's Eve (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 109 min.
Story: New year's eve at "The Islands" condos. An aging countess's party is crashed by the soccer team from her gigolo's town. While dressing for a dinner party, the wealthy Guilia discovers her husband's affair with her best ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: betrayal, society, lifestyle, suburbs, suburban life, aging, best friends, friends, femme fatale, prostitute, violence, forgery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: rome italy
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 5.8
 383
Domestic Life (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Juliette was simply not sure about coming to live in this residential suburb of the greater Paris metropolitan area. All the women here are in their forties, have children to raise, houses to keep and husbands who return home late at night.Today she ...
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, biting ...
Plot: suburbs, murder, relationship vs career, family life, social relations, family relations, couples, friends, couple relations, suburban life, parents and children, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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 6.4
 13K
Urban Cowboy (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Hard Hat Days Honky-Tonk Nights. John Travolta stars as a young man from the country who learns about life and love in a Houston bar.
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: romance, human spirit, social differences, city life, suburban life, rivalry, marital problem, working class, contests and competitions, ambition, suburbs, blue collar ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, new jersey, california
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 3.8
 318
Aunt Rose (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A trio of ruthless killers seeks refuge in a quiet suburban home, only to discover a destructive force that could spell their doom in this blood-drenched frightener from director James Tucker. They thought they had found the perfect hideout, but ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, offbeat
Plot: evil, murder, supernatural, danger, deadly, suburban life, gory, hostage, hostages, crimes, criminal heroes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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King of California (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Charlie gets released from an insane asylum and moves in with Miranda, the young daughter he left behind. Charlie believes that there is treasure hidden beneath the local Costco, so he puts together a plan to unearth the loot. By convincing Miranda ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, emotional, inspirational ...
Plot: treasure hunt, father daughter relationship, treasure, mental illness, mental institution, insanity, musician, child as adult, obsessive quest, escapades, family relations, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, southern california, los angeles, new jersey
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 6.7
 755
My Son (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Julien and his mum care for each other very much. But Julien has committed a deadly sin: he is growing into a teenager! Worse, he has found himself a girlfriend of his age. "Mummy" is not going to tolerate such an ignominy. Julien is HER ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy
Plot: incestuous desire, family relations, teenage boy, psychological abuse, suburban life, dysfunctional family, family problems, mentally unstable, youth, parents and children, teenage life, overprotective mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 627
Say Uncle (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young artist (Peter Paige), desperate to replace the relationship he had with his recently relocated godson, is targeted by a neighborhood mom (Kathy Najimy) as a potential threat to the community.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: godparent, false accusation, gender, suburban life, suburbs, small town, lifestyle, small town life, obsession, social relations, gays and lesbians, denial ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
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The Upside of Anger (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After her husband runs off with his secretary, Terry Wolfmeyer is left to fend for herself -- and her four daughters. As she hits rock bottom, Terry finds a friend and drinking buddy in next-door neighbor Denny, a former baseball player. As the two ...
Style: suspense, sincere, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, family relations, couples, couple relations, suburban life, love and romance, starting over, lifestyle, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 27K
Serial Mom (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A picture perfect middle class family is shocked when they find out that one of their neighbors is receiving obscene phone calls. The mom takes slights against her family very personally, and it turns out she is indeed the one harassing the ...
Style: dark humor, psycho film, witty, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: housewife, murder, serial killer, female killer, family relations, crimes, crime, parody, suburban life, parents and children, mental illness, family life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, baltimore
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 141K
Poltergeist (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: haunted house, psychic, ghost, poltergeist, supernatural, missing child, kidnapping, good versus evil, child in peril, ghosts, parallel world, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
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 7.3
 6K
Good Times (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Good Times is an American sitcom that originally aired from February 8, 1974, until August 1, 1979, on the CBS television network. It was created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans, and developed by Norman Lear, the series' primary executive ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, sitcom
Plot: family relations, ghetto, family life, parents and children, young lovers, love and romance, social differences, suburban life, tv show, workplace romance, friendship, black family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, florida, usa
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 6.6
 15K
Visitor Q (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A father who is a failed former television reporter tries to mount a documentary about violence and sex among youths. He proceeds to have sex with his daughter who is now a prostitute, and films his son being humiliated and hit by classmates. ...
Style: rough, disturbing, surreal, psychological, tense ...
Plot: sexual abuse, incest, violence spree, incestuous desire, psychopath, dysfunctional family, prostitute, family relations, heroin, rape, necrophilia, sodomy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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Adrift in Manhattan (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The lives of three lonely strangers intersect while commuting on New York's 1 and 9 subway lines.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: stalking, interracial relations, family problems, couple relations, dysfunctional family, death in the family, infidelity, teenage life, obsession, estrangement, isolation, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 5.5
 4K
Hope & Faith (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Hope, a down-to-earth, happily married mother of three has her tidy world turned upside down when her celebrity sister moves in. Faith was living the Hollywood life as a soap opera star before her character was killed off.
Style: sitcom, humorous, semi serious, sincere, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: artists and showbiz, actor's life, sibling relationship, suburban life, family, sister sister relationship, lifestyle, silly humor, culture clash, parents and children, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
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