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, touching, serious, emotional, sentimental and sincere films and TV shows about / with custody, family relations, family problems, parents and children, adoption, society, lawyer, hopes, single parent and youth 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: Raising Helen (2004), Like Dandelion Dust (2009), I Am Sam (2001), Change of Plans (2011), 3 Men and a Baby (1987), Striptease (1996), Gracie's Choice (2004), A Season for Miracles (1999), Black or White (2014), What Makes a Family (2001).

List of custody movies

 6.0
 36K
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, opposites attract, couple relations, family relations, orphan, happy ending, parents and children, fish out of water, romance, fashion, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
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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, rivalry, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
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 7.6
 145K
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, father daughter relationship, parents and children, custody, against the odds, lawyer, social services, parenthood, human spirit, child custody, family relations, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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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, sincere, captivating, light, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: custody, adoption, parents and children, couple relations, family life, life turned upside down, disorder, family, orphan, youth, couples, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, family, custody, fish out of water, fatherhood, friendship, roommate, abandoned baby, parents and children, life turned upside down, farce, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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 4.5
 44K
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), striptease, stripper, strip club, custody, dancer's life, single parent, blackmail, dancing, family problems, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, miami, las vegas
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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, youth, life is a bitch, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family values, single parent, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, suspense, sincere, captivating, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: custody, christmas, life is a bitch, miraculous event, family problems, drug abuse, hopes, police officer, social worker, angel, will, desire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rhode island, illinois, atlanta georgia
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 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, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, custody, custody battle, family problems, family in crisis, legal, society, racism, rivalry, widower, courtroom, grandfather ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, 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, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, custody, coming out, lesbian couple, terminal illness, pregnancy, family life, adoption, family problems, dysfunctional family, death in the family, rivalry ...
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: touching, feel good, sentimental, uplifting, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: custody, lawyer, looking for love, opposites attract, couples, fall in love, human spirit, parents and children, family life, social differences, romance, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, atlanta, atlanta georgia
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 7.0
 57
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, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: custody, foster parent, kids in trouble, family life, haunted by the past, starting over, parents and children, youth, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, parents and children, introspection, single parent, life is a bitch, society, haunted by the past, mexican american border, illegal immigration, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
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 6.0
 151
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, coming of age, teenage life, family relations, rivalry, youth, small town, family life, 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, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: custody, fighting the system, courtroom drama, false accusation, reunion, parents and children, injustice, family problems, dishonesty, legal action, life is a bitch, legal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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 5.8
 9K
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, curse, supernatural, paranormal activity, murder, drowning, writer's life, haunted by the past, mystery, custody, novelist, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
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 6.8
 62K
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, remarry, custody, rebellious daughter, family life, friendship, human nature, ego clash ...
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, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, custody, starting over, dysfunctional family, family life, couples, family problems, youth, single parent, love and romance, child custody, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brussels, belgium, europe, brussels belgium
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 7.4
 5K
The Guardian (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Nick Fallin is a hotshot lawyer working at his father's ultrasuccessful Pittsburgh law firm. Unfortunately, the high life has gotten the best of Nick. Arrested for drug use, he's sentenced to do 1,500 hours of community service, somehow to ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: lawyer, law firm, legal, child in peril, custody, rivalry, society, friendship, hotshot lawyer, father son relationship, social worker, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia
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 5.8
 51K
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, realistic, sentimental, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: arm wrestling, athlete's life, truck driver, underdog, redemption, custody, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
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 5.9
 340
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, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, fall in love, custody, romance, godparent, family, couples, unlikely couple, adoption, orphan, lawyer, parenting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.1
 166
Khaled (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An immigrant boy faces difficulty growing up in Toronto's apartment slums.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: custody, young heroes, drug abuse, best friends, family problems, family in crisis, life is a bitch, youth, death in the family, single parent, school, social worker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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 6.6
 598
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: touching, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: custody, parents and children, on the run, feral man, family relations, hidden identity, teenage life, separated parents, society, eccentric family, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
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Just Like the Son (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A petty thief's mentoring of an apparent orphan takes a profound turn when he kidnaps the boy from a foster home and drives him cross-country to his sister's house in Texas.
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, captivating, serious
Plot: friendship, family relations, custody, adoption, on the road, reunion, introspection, redemption, petty criminal, hopes, road trip, foster home ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, texas
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 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, custody, human spirit, hopes, romance, doctors and patients, misfit, retirement home, verbal abuse, bittersweet, disability ...
Time: 90s
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 7.1
 4K
Bear Cub (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Pedro, a gay man with an active social life and big circle of friends, takes in his nephew Bernardo for a couple weeks. When it appears as though it might become a permanent arrangement, however, Pedro turns to his friends for guidance as he and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay parent, eccentric family, custody, parents and children, friendship, family life, couple relations, family problems, society, youth, aids, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, india, spain
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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, starting over, hopes, family relations, family problems, family life, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, depressed woman, swimming pool, rock paper scissors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city
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 7.4
 3K
Faithless (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Italy, Germany, Finland, Norway
Duration: 142 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, gloomy ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, betrayal, love affair, custody, fall in love, crumbling marriage, family problems, destructive relationship, rivalry, parents and children, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, sweden, denmark, tokyo
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 6.7
 719
Kevin Hill (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Kevin Hill is an American legal drama that aired on UPN during the 2004-2005 TV season. It was filmed and produced in Toronto, Canada.
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, semi serious ...
Plot: law firm, womanizer, custody, romance, single parent, fish out of water, child care, lifestyle, babies and infants, couples, baby, dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.3
 637
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, realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: youth, custody, teenage life, human spirit, mental illness, doctors and patients, family in crisis, sexual abuse, hopes, society, life is a bitch, healing power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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