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, witty, weird and stylized films and TV shows about / with suburban life, suburbs, family relations, neighbor, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, youth, marriage, mother daughter relationship and father son relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as suburban life: Desperate Housewives (2004), Suburgatory (2011), The Gates (2010), The Stepford Wives (2004), Poltergeist (1982), The Watch (2012), Malcolm in the Middle (2000), King of the Hill (1997), Meadowlands (2007), A Serious Man (2009).

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, sexy, twists and turns, sexual, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: housewife, suburban life, neighbor, female friendship, social relations, family life, investigation, friends, family relations, lifestyle, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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 7.2
 32K
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: sitcom, not serious, feel good, realistic, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: suburban life, teenage life, neighbor neighbor relationship, suburbs, youth, family relations, everyday life, parents and children, single parent, social relations, fish out of water, lifestyle ...
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, werewolf, youth, supernatural power, witch, suburban life, family in danger, lifestyle, female vampire, neighbor, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: satirical, twists and turns, semi serious, feel good, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: housewife, women, suburban life, robot, battle of the sexes, transformation, brainwashing, secrets, friendship, suburbs, stereotypes, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa, new york
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 7.3
 160K
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: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, poltergeist, psychic, suburban life, child in peril, haunted, nightmare, parallel world, good versus evil, missing child ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
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 5.7
 128K
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: funny, humorous, entertaining, absurd, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, alien invasion, suburban life, space and aliens, father daughter relationship, friendship, invasion, evil alien, heroes, farce, disguise, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2012
Place: usa, ohio
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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, sitcom, realistic, witty, neurotic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teenager, siblings relations, prodigy, dark humor, family relations, suburbs, teenage life, suburban life, youth, social satire, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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King of the Hill (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Set in Texas, this animated series follows the life of propane salesman Hank Hill, who lives with his overly confident substitute Spanish teacher wife Peggy, wannabe comedian son Bobby, and naive niece Luanne. Hank has conservative views about God, ...
Style: adult animation, witty, sitcom, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ordinary person, suburban life, family relations, small town, youth, family life, teenage life, overbearing parent, couples, manhood, patriotism, manager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
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 6.9
 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, realistic, serious, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: suburban life, suburbs, murder, disappearance, mystery, secret, witness protection, starting over, family relations, couple relations, family life, husband wife relationship ...
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 7.0
 142K
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: philosophical, cynical, ironic, meditative, talky ...
Plot: jewish, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, rabbi, professor, suburban life, marijuana, life, neighbor, teacher, synagogue, torah ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: minnesota, usa, poland, california, canada
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 7.7
 79K
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: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school life, teenage life, high school, friendship, couple relations, teenage love, girlfriend, friends, basketball, high school sweetheart, family relations, 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: kids, family outing
Plot: adventure, friendship, suburban life, street gang, heroes, family, buddies, best friends, teenage life, 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: feel good, humorous, funny, satirical, ridiculous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, family, christmas party, suburban life, neighbor, farce, disorder, nothing goes right, family gatherings, santa claus, neighborhood ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, latin america, peru, usa
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The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, emotional, thought provoking, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: suicide, coming of age, overbearing parent, depression, suburbs, suicidal, suicide attempt, teenage life, innocence lost, first love, virginity, suburban life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, yale university
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 6.8
 30K
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: parody, witty, disturbing, talky, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: serial killer, housewife, dark humor, dysfunctional family, murder, suburban life, female killer, crimes, police investigation, satire, suburbs, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
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The Amazing World of Gumball (2011)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Ireland, USA, Germany
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, humorous, feel good, light, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family life, friends, eccentric family, friendship, buddies, family, teacher, talking animals, social relations, anthropomorphic animal, youth, suburban life ...
Time: 2010s
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 14K
Siren (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The coastal town of Bristol Cove is known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings ...
Style: exciting, enigmatic, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: mermaid, boat, sea, legend, small town, investigation, myth, fisherman, mystery, polyamory, suburban life, supernatural being ...
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, dark, scary ...
Plot: murder, real estate agent, psychopath, suburban life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, serial killer, dark humor, crimes, house, ghost, family problems, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: suburban life, suburbs, lifestyle, betrayal, society, best friends, prostitute, friends, aging, femme fatale, violence, female nudity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: rome italy
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 6.4
 45K
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, dark, realistic, disturbing, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, small town, dull life, mental illness, extramarital affair, infidelity, temptation, suicide, dysfunctional marriage, depression, adultery, lie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, california, austin texas, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 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, talky, semi serious, humorous, fairy tale ...
Plot: friendship, hypocrisy, girl man relationship, infidelity, coming of age, adultery, magic realism, male nudity, suburban life, wealth, discrimination, suspicion ...
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, disturbing, surreal, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, voyeur, nanny, voyeurism, dangerous attraction, lolita, suburban life, teenager, babysitting, surrealism, brutality, stupidity ...
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: harsh, disturbing, serious, bleak, brutal ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: child abuse, torture, domestic violence, crimes, dysfunctional family, confined, captivity, court, mentally unstable, sadism, family problems, threat ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa
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 8.2
 1.1M
The Truman Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, surreal, touching, psychological ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: freedom, self discovery, fictional reality show, hidden camera, video surveillance, small town, deception, paranoia, alternate reality, fictional reality, loneliness, morality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: florida, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 40K
The Joneses (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but when it comes to the truth as to why they're living there, they don't exactly come clean with their neighbors.
Style: melancholic, twists and turns, satirical, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: materialism, envy, advertising, gadget, double life, false identity, stereotypes, manipulation, husband wife relationship, suburban life, deception, pretense ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 47K
Ginger Snaps (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of two outcast sisters, Ginger (Katharine Isabelle) and Brigitte (Emily Perkins), in the mindless suburban town of Bailey Downs. On the night of Ginger's first period, she is savagely attacked by a wild creature. Ginger's wounds ...
Style: gothic, scary, macabre, dark, slasher ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: werewolf, coming of age, goth, halloween, obsession, female werewolf, high school, transformation, goth girl, puberty, beast, sisters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
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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, romantic, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: bittersweet, love, love story, mother daughter relationship, infidelity, writers, cancer, age difference, teenager, grandmother grandson relationship, depression, believe in yourself ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california, detroit, michigan
Is relevant ?
 8.7
 399K
The Simpsons (1989)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family; Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Since the beginning, the series has been a pop ...
Style: adult animation, humorous, sitcom, not serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: dark humor, siblings relations, social satire, satire, suburbs, goofy hero, family relations, society, eccentric family, parents and children, housewife, small town ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 2010s ...
Place: usa
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 8.4
 1.1M
American Beauty (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: thought provoking, sexual, melancholic, cerebral, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, existentialism, age difference, coming of age, dysfunctional family, loneliness, older man younger woman relationship, older man young girl relationship, obsession, youth, family problems, adultery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Love Finds You in Valentine (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Kennedy Blaine, a Californian girl, inherits a ranch in the small town of Valentine in Nebraska. Before she sells the property, she decides to spend the summer in her house and learn more about her family.
Style: romantic, light, entertaining, realistic
Plot: ranch, rancher, family history, small town, love and romance, romanticism, family, small town life, love affair, relationships, suburban life, romance ...
Place: usa, nebraska
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