Parents separation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant parents separation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, captivating, touching, serious, humorous and semi serious films and TV shows about / with parents separation, family relations, parents and children, family problems, love, youth, love and romance, divorce, husband wife relationship and mother daughter relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as parents separation: Les papas du dimanche (2012), A.C.O.D. (2013), Catch Me If You Can (2002), A Mother's Nightmare (2012), Yuki & Nina (2009), Wild Life (2014), Valentine's Kiss (2015), Suburban Bliss (2002), The Devil's Kickers (2010), Crazy Kind of Love (2013).

List of parents separation movies

Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Adapted from the bestselling Japanese autobiography of the same title, this gentle coming-of-age drama concerns an adolescent boy, Boku - Masaya, torn between the inherited recklessness of his father Oton and the inherited responsibility, wisdom and ...
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, emotional, touching ...
Plot: parents separation, family life, family relations, aging, life is a bitch, parents and children, terminal illness, single parent, mother son relationship, fighting illness, overprotective mother, mother and son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Les papas du dimanche (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The movie tells a story about a family in France, in contemporary times, and its problem such as bittersweet and sincere, breakup, family problems, parents and children.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family problems, starting over, hopes, parents separation, breakup, bittersweet, separation, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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 5.6
 14K
A.C.O.D. (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A grown man is still caught in the crossfire of his parents' 15 year divorce. He discovers he was unknowingly part of a study on divorced children and is enlisted in a follow-up years later, which wreaks new havoc on his family.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: parents separation, dysfunctional family, remarry, parents and children, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, family feud, siblings relations, couple relations, wedding, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not ...
Style: clever, exciting, captivating, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: con artists, prodigy, master criminal, creativity, race against time, adventure, rise and fall, crimes, deception, fbi, adaptation, impostor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1967, year 1969 ...
Place: new orleans, san francisco, boston, usa, atlanta georgia ...
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A Mother's Nightmare (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A seductive teen becomes vindictive when her boyfriend tries to end the relationship.
Style: serious, tense, suspense, captivating, dark ...
Plot: teenager, mental illness, dangerous attraction, obsession, teenage life, manipulation, psychopath, single parent, youth, false accusation, parents and children, divorced parents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Single working mom Christine Campbell has just learned that her ex is dating a much younger woman with the same first name. To avoid any confusion, the new girlfriend is dubbed New Christine, which leaves her with the unfortunate nickname Old ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ex couple relations, parents separation, family relations, lifestyle, friendship, couples, owner, thirtysomething life, single parent, parents and children, singleness, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.7
 366
Yuki & Nina (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Yuki finds out that her parents are separating and she is moving to Japan with her mother, she and her best friend Nina devise ways to reunite the feuding adults.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, stylized, realistic
Plot: friendship, forceful separation, youth, hopes, best friends, on the run, starting over, breakup, family problems, family relations, parents separation, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
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 6.6
 643
Wild Life (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The new film by French director Cédric Kahn focusses on Philippe Fournier, a man who lives with his 2 sons, having decided not to give them back to their mother after she won custody of the children. The children Okyesa and Tsali must grow up in ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: on the run, custody, parents and children, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, family relations, feral man, parents separation, hidden identity, teenage life, runaway, nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
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Valentine's Kiss (2015)
Genre: Romance
Country: UK, Germany
TV show
Story: Valentine is the perfect wife and mother, until her husband announces he wants a divorce. Romantic drama.
Style: semi serious, captivating, disturbing, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, family relations, couple relations, parents separation, couples, breakup, life turned upside down, family problems, male female relationship, love affair, love, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 6.3
 113
Suburban Bliss (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Catherine, a rebellious pre-teen who has been deeply affected by her parents’ divorce, plays a game which involves crossing a dangerous road with her eyes closed. She becomes friends with the girl next door, the quiet Ariane, to the consternation ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: overprotective parent, parent child relationship, teenage life, rebelliousness, youth, family problems, family relations, social differences, parents and children, parents separation, father daughter relationship, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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The Devil's Kickers (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his parents separate and he loses his place on the soccer team, Moritz must put together a new team against incredible odds.
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, exciting, teen comedy
Audience: kids
Plot: soccer, friendship, child's point of view, family relations, mischievous children, rivalry, youth, ambition, contests and competitions, parents and children, sport, disorder ...
Place: germany, europe
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Crazy Kind of Love (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A broken family finds their relationships to one another changed by a new arrival in the household.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, captivating, serious
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love, family relations, female writer, parents and children, family in crisis, family problems, siblings relations, friendship, parents separation, sex scene, infidelity, girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Kiss Me Again (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A look at the lives of Carlo, Giulia, and their friends some 10 years after the events of L'Ultimo bacio.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: true love, couple relations, infidelity, love affair, hopes, dishonesty, family life, human nature, love and romance, crumbling marriage, romance, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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Family United (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The director Daniel Sánchez Arévalo ('Azuloscurocasinegro', 'Cousins​​'), he embarks on a new comedy that has as a backdrop the World Cup in South Africa and the setting is a wedding that takes precisely the day of the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, light
Plot: wedding, childhood sweetheart, family, siblings relations, love and romance, couple relations, family relations, couples, family problems, sibling relationship, infidelity, family gatherings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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 6.2
 11K
Ginger & Rosa (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Denmark, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event the comes to redefine their relationship.
Style: serious, sincere, stylized, realistic, social ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: teenager, political protest, teenage life, cold war, rebellion, rebelliousness, society, state affairs, youth, political unrest, friendship, marital problem ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.6
 1K
Soul Food (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Soul Food: The Series is a television drama that aired Wednesday nights on Showtime from June 28, 2000 to May 26, 2004. Created by filmmaker George Tillman, Jr. and developed for television by Felicia D. Henderson, Soul Food is based upon ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: family relations, family feud, siblings relations, family life, parents and children, love and romance, hopes, couples, family tradition, family values, parents separation, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s, 20th century
Place: illinois, chicago illinois, usa
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Beautiful People (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Beautiful People is an American drama television series about a family that moves from New Mexico to The Big Apple to make a fresh start on their lives. The series aired on the ABC Family Network from August 8, 2005, to April 24, 2006, lasting ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: single mother, starting over, lifestyle, fish out of water, family relations, youth, teenage life, parents and children, family life, mistress, parents separation, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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Love, Wedding, Marriage (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A happy newlywed marriage counselor's views on wedded bliss get thrown for a loop when she finds out her parents are getting divorced.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, sexy
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: true love, renewed love, marriage, love and romance, crumbling marriage, parents separation, couples, family problems, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, wedding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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LOL (Laughing Out Loud) (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lola, a striking teenaged girl who is on the cusp of adulthood, who longs to rush into the adult world of independence, freedom and sexual exploits, but is tenaciously held back by her mother.
Style: touching, realistic, sexy, captivating, feminist film ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage life, youth, high school, teenage love, high school life, coming of age, parents and children, teenage girl, love and romance, self discovery, hopes, optimism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london
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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Four best friends (Tibby, Lena, Carmen & Bridget) who buy a mysterious pair of pants that fits each of them, despite their differing sizes, and makes whoever wears them feel fabulous. When faced with the prospect of spending their first ...
Style: feel good, romantic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, friendship, summer, first love, teenage girl, teenage love, teenager, female friendship, self discovery, love, women, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, greece, south carolina, mexico
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What Maisie Knew (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the Henry James novella, the story frames on 7-year-old Maisie, caught in a custody battle between her mother – a rock and roll icon – and her father. What Maisie Knew is an evocative portrayal of the chaos of adult life seen entirely ...
Style: emotional, touching, sad, talky, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: divorce, childhood, dysfunctional family, unsupportive parent, step parent, marriage, husband wife relationship, crumbling marriage, starting over, family in crisis, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
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 7.9
 355K
Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: depressing, emotional, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, childhood, teenager, divorced parents, dysfunctional family, youth, brother sister relationship, stepsister stepsister relationship, abusive husband, abusive relationship, divorce, bully ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, contemporary, year 2011 ...
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, austin texas
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Everything Will Be Fine (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 35 min.
TV show
Story: A separated couple live together for their child's sake in this satirical dramedy about what it means to be a good parent and spouse in today's world.
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological, semi serious, satirical ...
Plot: lifestyle, parent child relationship, husband wife relationship, relationship problems, divorced parents, family relations, family problems, marital crisis, parents and children, parents separation, family, marital problem ...
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 4.5
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The Sweetheart (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Sex, lies, and deception of a con man. Heartbroken over her parents breakup and recovering from a car accident, Jane becomes suspicious of her mother’s new boyfriend.
Style: suspense, captivating
Plot: uncover truth, parents and children, divorced parents, mother daughter relationship, family relations, parent child relationship, male female relationship, murderer, murder, estranged husband, family problems, stepfather stepdaughter relationship ...
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 5.5
 329
Love Storm (2016)
Genre: Family
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 110 min.
TV show
Story: Three grown siblings must rethink their idea of family when they learn their parents are getting divorced and have their eyes on new partners.
Style: light, captivating, entertaining, romantic
Plot: looking for love, love and romance, parents and children, relationships, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, parents separation, love story, breakup, romantic relationship, family relations, couple relations, divorce ...
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La Belle Époque (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Victor, a disillusioned sexagenarian, sees his life turned upside down on the day when Antoine, a brilliant entrepreneur, offers him a new kind of attraction: mixing theatrical artifices and historical reconstruction, this company offers his clients ...
Style: unusual plot structure, romantic, humorous, touching, psychological ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, husband wife conflict, actress, sex orgy, orgy, dinner, nostalgia, romanticism, party, theater, drugs, memories ...
Place: france
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DJ Cinderella (2019)
Genre: Family, Music, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cintia is modern princess, she's connected, decided and loves music. This "pop" princess used to live with their parents in a huge castle with a nice view to the city. Every night she looked through the window and watch the view ...
Style: captivating, sweet, colourful, light, feel good ...
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: cinderella story, radio dj, happy ending, cinderella, music, love, parents separation, fall in love, romanticism, punishment, princess, castle ...
Time: contemporary
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General Hospital (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, emotional, realistic, captivating, medical drama
Plot: hospital, rivalry, twists and turns, parents and children, manipulation, intrigue, dishonesty, family in crisis, family business, family life, siblings relations, medical ...
Time: 2000s, 2020s, 80s, 2010s, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york
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From Beginning to End (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual.
Style: serious, sincere, sexy, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, brother brother relationship, male homosexuality, adolescence vs adulthood, gay relationship, gay love, forbidden love, youth, incest, gay athlete, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, buenos aires argentina, latin america, russia ...
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Muriel's Wedding (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Muriel’s Wedding is P.J. Hogan’s film debut. A humorous emancipation story of an unemployed woman who evolves from a dreamer into a self sustaining successful woman. An amusing comedy that’s funny, silly, angry and serious.
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, melancholic, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, wedding, dysfunctional family, female protagonist, dignity, small town, leaving home, theft, parenthood, happy ending, honest, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, bali
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