Custody movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant custody movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sincere and feel good films and TV shows about / with custody, family relations, family problems, parents and children, adoption, family, youth, family life, hospital and single parent plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, Belgium and other countries.
custody
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custody movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as custody: 3 Men and a Baby (1987), Raising Helen (2004), Gracie's Choice (2004), Like Dandelion Dust (2009), I Am Sam (2001), Striptease (1996), A Season for Miracles (1999), Change of Plans (2011), Black or White (2014), What Makes a Family (2001).

List of custody movies

3 Men and a Baby (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy's girlfriends.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, touching, funny ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens, chick flick
Plot: babies and infants, custody, family, fish out of water, fatherhood, friendship, roommate, abandoned baby, life turned upside down, parents and children, farce, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.0
 35K
Raising Helen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Helen Harris has a glamorous, big-city life working for one of New York's hottest modeling agencies. But suddenly her free-spirited life gets turned upside down when she must chose between the life she's always loved, and the new loves of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night, kids
Plot: adoption, custody, couple relations, family relations, parents and children, orphan, life turned upside down, love and romance, society, hopes, happy ending, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
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Gracie's Choice (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For as long as she can remember, 16 year-old Gracie has been raising her four siblings, each of whom has a different, absent father and their mother is on the fast track to self-destruction. When these children's lives are about to be pulled ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: custody, custody battle, coming of age, teenage girl, family values, life is a bitch, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, youth, manipulation, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, adoption, starting over, family relations, parents and children, social worker, family life, hopes, family problems, life turned upside down, legal, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
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 7.7
 142K
I Am Sam (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, parents and children, father daughter relationship, against the odds, custody, lawyer, social services, parenthood, single father, child custody, family relations, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 4.5
 42K
Striptease (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bounced from her job, Erin Grant needs money if she's to have any chance of winning back custody of her child. But, eventually, she must confront the naked truth: to take on the system, she'll have to take it all off. Erin strips to ...
Style: sexy, touching, sexual, erotic, intense ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), strip club, striptease, stripper, custody, dancer's life, single parent, blackmail, dancing, family problems, manipulation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, miami, las vegas
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A Season for Miracles (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A miracle occurs for a homeless family consisting of two wayward children and their protective aunt with the help of an angel. When a young woman's niece and nephew are threatened with foster care after her sister is hospitalized following yet ...
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, suspense, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: custody, christmas, life is a bitch, miraculous event, family problems, drug abuse, hopes, police officer, social worker, will, desire, angel ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rhode island, atlanta georgia, illinois
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Change of Plans (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Sally and Jason Danville's life are turned upside down when a tragic accident suddenly names them the caretakers of four young children.
Style: humorous, captivating, sincere, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: custody, adoption, parents and children, family life, disorder, life turned upside down, couple relations, family, couples, youth, orphan, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 12K
Black or White (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A grieving widower is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter, whom he helped raise her entire life.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, touching, compassionate, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, custody, custody battle, family problems, family in crisis, legal, rivalry, society, racism, widower, courtroom, grandfather granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
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What Makes a Family (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Brooke Shields believes she has finally found happiness, now that she and her lesbian partner (Cherry Jones) have a child. But when Jones passes away five years later and her scheming parents apply for custody behind Shields' back, an affecting ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, uplifting, sexy ...
Plot: custody, coming out, terminal illness, pregnancy, lesbian relationship, family problems, family life, adoption, couples, breakup, rivalry, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida
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Daddy's Little Girls (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Monty is a mechanic struggling to make ends meet as he raises his three young daughters. When the court awards custody of his daughters to his shady ex-wife, Monty desperately tries to win them back with the help of Julia, a beautiful, Ivy ...
Style: sentimental, touching, feel good, uplifting, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: custody, lawyer, opposites attract, looking for love, human spirit, couples, society, love and romance, legal, romance, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta, atlanta georgia
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 6.9
 58
Begin Again (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: 12-year-old Jessica Jones world is torn apart when she is taken out of her abusive home and placed in to Foster care. Jessica will grapple with her past, present, and future, and meet numerous struggles along the way. Her story is the reality of so ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: custody, foster parent, family life, haunted by the past, starting over, kids in trouble, family problems, youth, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, utah
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 6.2
 1K
The Girl (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Texan mother who loses her child to foster care begins smuggling Mexicans across the border.
Style: touching, realistic, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: custody, immigrants, smuggling, single parent, introspection, parents and children, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, society, mexican american border, illegal immigration, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
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 6.1
 140
Little Glory (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After his parents’ death, Shawn, 19 and mildly delinquent, tries to look after his little sister to cash in on his dad’s life insurance. But you can’t buy love -- and you sure can’t ignore it. Shawn will find out he’s got more to gain by ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, gloomy
Plot: custody, family problems, teenage life, coming of age, family relations, family life, small town, rivalry, youth, dog, profanity, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, usa
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Just Ask My Children (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a modern-day witch hunt, in which a couple is falsely accused and imprisoned for molesting their own children.
Style: disturbing, emotional, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: custody, fighting the system, courtroom drama, false accusation, reunion, parents and children, family problems, injustice, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, legal action ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 8K
Bag of Bones (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
TV show
Story: Bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, unable to cope after his wife's sudden death, returns to the couple's lakeside retreat in Maine, where he becomes involved in a custody battle between a young widow and her child's enormously wealthy ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, tense, scary, serious
Plot: ghost, supernatural, paranormal activity, curse, murder, drowning, haunted house, writer's life, haunted by the past, mystery, custody, novelist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 60K
Stepmom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sad, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: terminal illness, divorce, step parent, stepmother stepson relationship, parents and children, custody, rebellious daughter, family life, friendship, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, human nature, remarry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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Children of Love (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shows us a weekend in the life of a family torn by disputes and disappointments.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, custody, starting over, dysfunctional family, family life, couples, family problems, youth, love and romance, single parent, child custody, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brussels, belgium, europe, brussels belgium
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 5.8
 50K
Over the Top (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sylvester Stallone stars as hard-luck big-rig trucker Lincoln Hawk and takes us under the glaring Las Vegas lights for all the boisterous action of the World Armwrestling Championship. Relying on wits and willpower, Hawk tries to rebuild his life ...
Style: serious, intense, sentimental, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: arm wrestling, truck driver, underdog, athlete's life, redemption, custody, sport, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
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Sorority Surrogate (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A surrogate mother faces an uncertain future when the couple who hires her dies in an accident.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: custody, mystery, pregnancy, crimes, friendship, surrogate mother, family problems, rivalry, family relations, college, youth, danger ...
Time: future
Place: canada
Is relevant ?
 4.8
 167
Taken Away (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A corrupt politician covers up his daughter Vicky's pregnancy by forcing her to give the baby up for adoption. The newborn is adopted by a loving couple unable to have children, but a year later Vicky, now in college, realizes she was forced ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: courtroom drama, righting the wronged, custody, adoption, fighting the system, rivalry, family problems, parents and children, single parent, legal, family relations, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Wendell and Vinnie (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows Vinnie Bassett, proprietor of a pop culture memorabilia store who only takes breaks to read comic books and play video games. His bachelor life comes to a halt when he assumes guardianship of his incredibly intelligent and mature ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, sitcom, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: custody, uncle nephew relationship, family life, family, family relations, family values, siblings relations, youth, silly humor, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Your Love Never Fails (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Your Love Never Fails is the story of Laura (Elisa Donovan), a working mother who just wants to spend more time with her daughter Kelsey, 9. Unfortunately, her demanding boss Paul (Fred Willard) has other ideas. When Kelsey’s father, Dylan (Brad ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family life, custody, single parent, nothing goes right, small town, clergy, eccentric family, mother daughter relationship, horse, love and romance, couples, horse jumping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
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 5.9
 332
Raising Waylon (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Waylon is a nine year old boy who, after losing their parents, begins to live with her ​​godparents, couples in the past but now separated and with little appetite for adoption. The boy's arrival will be the ultimate test to confirm whether ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Plot: family relations, fall in love, romance, custody, godparent, family, unlikely couple, couples, adoption, lawyer, orphan, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 168
Khaled (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An immigrant boy faces difficulty growing up in Toronto's apartment slums.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: young heroes, custody, best friends, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, family in crisis, drug abuse, single parent, death in the family, school, social worker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
Is relevant ?
 5.7
 349
Rain (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rain (Brooklyn Sudano), a young black musical prodigy, finds trouble and heartbreak when she witnesses her sister's murder by gangbangers. In order to protect her daughter, Rain's mother secretly contacts Rain's biological mother, and ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspenseful
Plot: woman in danger, musician's life, social differences, custody, witnessing a crime, gang, crimes, society, artists and showbiz, prodigy, blackmail, african american ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 3K
Molly (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Molly McKay is a profoundly autistic twenty-something woman who has lived in an institution from a young age following her parents' death in a car accident. When the institution must close due budget cuts, Molly is left in the charge of her ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: autism, siblings relations, human spirit, custody, hopes, romance, doctors and patients, misfit, retirement home, verbal abuse, bittersweet, disability ...
Time: 90s
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Paper Covers Rock (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Samantha is recovering from a suicide attempt and ready for a fresh start in life. She has to fight for the custody of her daughter.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: custody, parents and children, family relations, family problems, hopes, starting over, family life, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, depressed woman, rock paper scissors, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 3K
Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Scripted by Ingmar Bergman, this very personal film is about a destructive affair which wrecks the marriage of an actress (Marianne) and musician (Markus). Wanting to continue the affair, Marianne moves in with her lover. But she is tormented by ...
Style: psychological, sincere, contemplative, tense, lyrical ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, love affair, custody, fall in love, crumbling marriage, family problems, destructive relationship, rivalry, parents and children, family drama ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, sweden, denmark, tokyo
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 638
America (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In "America," Dr. Maureen Brennan, a psychiatrist at a youth treatment center, encounters her newest patient, a bi-racial boy named America. Through their sessions, Dr. Brennan helps America come to terms with his roller-coaster life, ...
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: youth, teenage life, custody, human spirit, family in crisis, sexual abuse, mental illness, doctors and patients, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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