Family bonds movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant family bonds movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, melancholic, emotional, humorous and sentimental films and TV shows about / with family bonds, family, storytelling, culture clash, family drama, catastrophe, mentor, runaway, dialogue and dysfunctional family plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as family bonds: The Witch (2015), The Banishment (2007), The Impossible (2012), Captain Fantastic (2016), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Still Alice (2014), About Time (2013), Little Women (1994), Mr. Church (2016), Serial (2014).

List of family bonds movies

 6.8
 143K
The Witch (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1630s New England, William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness, exiled from their settlement when William defies the local church. When their newborn son vanishes and ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, dark ...
Plot: witch, religion, supernatural, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, wilderness, family in danger, insanity, guilt, violence, paranoia, isolation ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa
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The Banishment (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A trip to the pastoral countryside reveals a dark, sinister reality for a family from the city.
Style: serious, emotional, melancholic, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, abortion, death, crumbling marriage, russian, pregnancy, countryside, family bonds, relationships, misunderstanding, family drama, adultery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic, russia
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 7.6
 175K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: suspense, touching, realistic, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, natural disaster, family in danger, courage, forces of nature, fear, parents and children, separation from family, tragic event, survivor, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
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Captain Fantastic (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.
Style: touching, intellectual, philosophical, sad, cerebral ...
Audience: kids
Plot: off the grid, family drama, parenthood, road trip, funeral, loss of wife, teenage girl, family values, family bonds, children, single father, home schooling ...
Place: washington state, oregon
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What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
Style: touching, emotional, melancholic, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, siblings relations, self discovery, small town, dysfunctional family, family drama, parents and children, mental illness, responsibility, sibling relationship, obesity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
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 7.5
 115K
Still Alice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.
Style: touching, heartbreaking, emotional, psychological, sad ...
Plot: memory loss, alzheimer's disease, family drama, columbia university, relationships, supportive spouse, mother daughter relationship, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, family bonds, parenthood, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.8
 256K
About Time (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, true love, sent to the past, family secret, romance, couple relations, lovers, parent child relationship, father son relationship, time loop, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, future
Place: london, england, cornwall
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 7.3
 43K
Little Women (1994)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With their father away as a chaplain in the Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, romantic, sweet, touching ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sisters, sister sister relationship, couple relations, parent child relationship, first love, parents and children, family values, love and romance, life changing experience, everyday life, young love, family bonds ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts, paris france, england
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 7.6
 22K
Mr. Church (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A unique friendship develops when a little girl and her dying mother inherit a cook - Mr. Church. What begins as an arrangement that should only last six months, instead spans fifteen years.
Style: sentimental, compassionate, emotional, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: friendship, family, life philosophy, relationships, cooking, family bonds, terminal illness, book, destiny, idealism, loneliness, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s
Place: usa
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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, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: racism, interracial relations, verbal byplay, parents and children, family in crisis, family relations, couple relations, sister sister relationship, family gatherings, life turned upside down, society, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, africa
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Four Christmases (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Brad and Kate have made something of an art form out of avoiding their families during the holidays, but this year their foolproof plan is about go bust -- big time. Stuck at the city airport after all departing flights are canceled, the couple is ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, light ...
Audience: date night
Plot: christmas, dysfunctional family, holiday, family relations, comedy of errors, couple relations, nothing goes right, family gatherings, parents and children, eccentric family, in-laws, christmas party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Style: touching, realistic, intense, dramatic, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mentally unstable, social misfits, mental illness, depression, supportive parent, fall in love, romance, adaptation, parents and children, obsession, passionate interest, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, new jersey
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 6.3
 102K
The Family (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.
Style: cynical, dark humor, absurd, satirical, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, parents and children, criminal heroes, fish out of water, hidden identity, starting over, family relations, family in danger, violence, notoriety, dishonor among criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, normandy
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.
Style: humorous, feel good, romantic, funny, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: culture clash, greek, mother daughter relationship, wedding, unlikely couple, family, prejudice, romance, parents and children, eccentric family, wedding preparations and rituals, xenophobia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, greece, chicago illinois, san francisco
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 7.5
 402K
Home Alone (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, family, holiday, when the parents are away, crime gone awry, home alone, young heroes, danger, precocious child, neighbor, kids and family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, france, illinois, chicago illinois, paris france ...
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 6.1
 105K
Casper (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Furious that her late father only willed her his gloomy-looking mansion rather than his millions, Carrigan Crittenden is ready to burn the place to the ground when she discovers a map to a treasure hidden in the house. But when she enters the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, light, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, friendship, afterlife, supernatural, family, danger, friends, halloween, mischievous children, palaces castles and temples, friends who live together ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
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 6.8
 24K
Max (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: dog, family, teenage life, youth, friendship, pets, adventure, betrayal, rescue, escapades, family bonds, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, afghanistan, iraq, california
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Legends of the Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, romance, sibling relationship, friendship, conflict, revenge, father son estrangement, father son relationship, death, sibling rivalry, lovers, world war one ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, edwardian era
Place: usa, montana
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 6.1
 185K
San Andreas (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forces of nature, survival, danger, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, adventure, catastrophe, earthquake, natural disaster, rescue mission, father daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco, nevada, los angeles
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Meet the Fockers (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Hard-to-crack ex-CIA man, Jack Byrnes and his wife, Dina head for the warmer climes of Florida to meet son-in-law-to-be, Greg Focker's parents. Unlike their happily matched offspring, the future in-laws find themselves in a situation of ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, comic, not serious ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: parents and children, family relations, farce, family, meet the parents, parent child relationship, family life, nothing goes right, love and romance, father in law son in law relationship, cia, in laws ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, chicago illinois
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 6.2
 52K
Krampus (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A horror comedy based on the ancient legend about a pagan creature who punishes children on Christmas.
Style: dark humor, scary, humorous, suspenseful, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: christmas, supernatural, family, legends and myths, demon, santa claus, monster, power outage, child in peril, grandmother, dark fantasy, family bonds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.1
 2K
Little Women (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, the story follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother, Marmee, and while their father is away at war, the girls navigate ...
Style: uplifting, romantic, sentimental, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: american civil war, coming of age, women, young love, parent child relationship, sister sister relationship, first love, everyday life, family bonds, love story, civil war, prejudice ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
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 6.7
 269K
The Proposal (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When she learns she's in danger of losing her visa status and being deported, overbearing book editor Margaret Tate forces her put-upon assistant, Andrew Paxton, to marry her.
Style: romantic, feel good, humorous, witty, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: boss and employee, unlikely couple, workplace romance, opposites attract, love and romance, initially antagonists, obnoxious boss, couple relations, eccentric family, power relations, proposal, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, canada, boston
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Shotgun Stories (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which each will go to protect ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, human nature, sibling relationship, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, dealing with death, estrangement, americana, hopes, life is a bitch, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arkansas, usa, california
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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.
Style: road movie, feel good, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsessive quest, nothing goes right, beauty pageant, road trip, dysfunctional family, on the road, parenthood, heroin, disorder, escapades, under the surface, businessman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new mexico, cross country, arizona ...
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 7.5
 22K
Summer Wars (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Kenji is your typical teenage misfit. He’s good at math, bad with girls, and spends most of his time out hanging out in the all-powerful online community known as OZ. His second life is the only life he has – until the girl of his dreams, ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hacker, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, computer, teenage love, technology gone awry, chaos, code breaking, satellite, code, birthday, young heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, california
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Around the Bend (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A tale of four generations of men, all of whom have had their offspring at a young age: a great-grandfather, a grandfather, a father in his twenties and a son who is about 7 years old. When the oldest member passes away, the trio heads out on the ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: on the road, redemption, van, bus, parents and children, father, grandfather, family relations, dealing with death, human nature, self discovery, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona, albuquerque new mexico
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The Wedding Banquet (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Taiwanese-American man is happily settled in New York with his American boyfriend. He plans a marriage of convenience to a Chinese woman in order to keep his parents off his back and to get the woman a green card. Chaos follows when his parents ...
Style: clever, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, wedding, wedding night, coming out, homosexuality, loveless marriage, immigrants, family, generation gap, homosexual, culture clash, comedy of errors ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, new york, asia, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.0
 21K
Junebug (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine is convinced by her husband, George, that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleine's affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, in-laws, culture clash, pregnancy, artist, newlywed, christian, painting, jewish, jealousy, urban, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa, chicago illinois
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 7.1
 126K
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: starting over, countryside, zoo, hopes, coping, responsibility, father son relationship, single father, animals, family drama, loss of spouse, loss of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, usa
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