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, light and weird films and TV shows about / with suburbs, suburban life, family relations, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, lifestyle, friendship, neighbor, mother son relationship and father daughter relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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suburban life movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as suburban life: Desperate Housewives (2004), Suburgatory (2011), The Stepford Wives (2004), The Gates (2010), The Amazing World of Gumball (2011), Meadowlands (2007), A Serious Man (2009), One Tree Hill (2003), The Crocodiles (2009), 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, stylized, cynical, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, suburban life, infidelity, female friendship, neighbor, couple relations, social relations, family life, family relations, lifestyle, friendship, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
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 7.2
 31K
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: not serious, realistic, sitcom, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: suburban life, teenage life, suburbs, youth, family relations, everyday life, parents and children, single parent, neighbor neighbor relationship, social relations, fish out of water, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
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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, satirical, humorous, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, suburban life, women, transformation, battle of the sexes, friendship, suburbs, uncover truth, dishonesty, gender, couple relations, feminism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: connecticut, 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: vampire, supernatural, werewolf, supernatural power, witch, youth, family relations, family in danger, suburban life, lifestyle, neighbor, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, odd, mad ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: talking animals, eccentric family, family, family life, friends, anthropomorphic animal, suburban life, social relations, teenage life, cat, family relations, youth ...
Time: 2010s
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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, mystery, disappearance, witness protection, starting over, family relations, family life, couple relations, husband wife relationship ...
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 7.1
 136K
A Serious Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
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, philosophical, depressing ...
Plot: midlife crisis, suburban life, professor, dysfunctional family, jewish, neighbor, life, family problems, desperation, lifestyle, nothing goes right, suburbs ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: minnesota, usa, poland, canada, california
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 7.7
 73K
One Tree Hill (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the fictional small town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, this teen-driven drama tells the story of two half brothers, who share a last name and nothing else. Brooding, blue-collar Lucas is a talented street-side basketball player, but his ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: high school life, teenage life, step siblings, couple relations, family relations, friendship, basketball, friends, teenage love, high school, girlfriend, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
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The Crocodiles (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Hannes, growing up with his young, poor and single mother wants to join the coolest gang in the area, the Vorstadtkrokodile. When the ‘entry test’ goes wrong, Hannes’s life is saved by Kai, who is desperate to join too but is ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, suburban life, suburbs, heroes, friendship, best friends, teenage life, family, buddies, youth, witnessing a crime, amateur detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, suburban life, christmas party, disorder, family gatherings, nothing goes right, family life, parents and children, contests and competitions, christmas tree ...
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, sitcom, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, prodigy, parents and children, teenage life, suburban life, youth, social satire, dark humor, dysfunctional family, teenager, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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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, suicide attempt, teenage life, coming of age, suburban life, virginity, high school, suburbs, innocence lost, overbearing parent, generation gap, first love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, yale university
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 6.4
 44K
The Good Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.
Style: sincere, realistic, humorous, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, dull life, temptation, small town, suburban life, dishonesty, lifestyle, lie, infidelity, store, marriage, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, california
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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, girl man relationship, suburban life, family relations, magic realism, odd couple, love and romance, suburbs, child molester, infidelity, wealth ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
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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: erotic, psychological, sexy, disturbing, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nanny, obsession, dangerous attraction, voyeur, voyeurism, woman in danger, teenager, suburban life, alcohol, youth, danger, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: london
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 6.0
 2K
Terror Tract (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bob Carter, a suburban real estate agent, tries to get a kindly couple, Allen and Mary Ann Doyle, to buy a house only to give them horrifying stories about the pasts of three of them. In the first story "Nightmare" a businessman discovers ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, slasher, anthology ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, suburban life, serial killer, dark humor, real estate agent, gory, crimes, danger, family problems, ghost, deadly ...
Time: 90s
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 7.3
 148K
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, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, psychic, supernatural, poltergeist, good versus evil, kidnapping, missing child, child in peril, nightmare, parallel world, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
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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, bleak, harsh, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: child abuse, torture, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, crimes, confined, mentally unstable, murder, family problems, captivity, threat, true crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa
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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, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, los angeles, michigan, new jersey, california
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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: christian film, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: suburban life, clergy, fish out of water, crimes, rich and poor, city life, buddies, gang, friends, urban, life is a bitch, power relations ...
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: society, betrayal, suburbs, lifestyle, suburban life, best friends, femme fatale, friends, prostitute, aging, violence, s&m ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: rome italy
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 395
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, family life, relationship vs career, social relations, friends, couples, family relations, suburban life, couple relations, parents and children, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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 6.4
 14K
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: touching, realistic, uplifting, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: romance, suburban life, social differences, city life, human spirit, 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
 321
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, serious, scary, rough, offbeat
Plot: murder, suburban life, supernatural, danger, deadly, evil, hostage, gory, hostages, crimes, criminal heroes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 24K
8 Simple Rules (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: What happens to a loving, rational Dad when his darling, pliable daughters morph into hormonally-challenged, incomprehensible teenagers? If he's Paul Hennessy, he reacts in ways even he finds crazy. Thank God he has a 13-year-old son who still ...
Style: sitcom, touching, realistic, humorous, witty ...
Plot: family relations, overbearing parent, overprotective parent, teenage daughter, family, lifestyle, popularity, family problems, parents and children, bittersweet, siblings relations, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, michigan, detroit
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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, mad, humorous, emotional ...
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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 6.6
 767
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, teenage boy, psychological abuse, family relations, puberty, family problems, dysfunctional family, suburban life, parents and children, mentally unstable, youth, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
Is relevant ?
 5.7
 123K
The Watch (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to ...
Style: humorous, not serious, surprise ending, absurd, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: suburbs, space and aliens, heroes, friendship, profanity, alien invasion, alien, evil alien, silly humor, super weapon, save the world, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2012
Place: ohio, usa
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 5.6
 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: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: godparent, false accusation, gender, suburban life, small town, small town life, lifestyle, suburbs, obsession, gays and lesbians, denial, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, neighbor, family relations, couples, suburban life, couple relations, love and romance, starting over, lifestyle, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
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