Abusive father movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant abusive father movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, touching and tense films and TV shows about / with abusive father, child abuse, father son relationship, coming of age, youth, family relations, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, friendship and parents and children plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Sweden and other countries.
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abusive father movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as abusive father: Miss Violence (2013), When We Leave (2010), The Tillers (2008), Joe the King (1999), Pellet (2000), The Return (2003), Father and Master (1977), Honey Boy (2019), Teen Wolf (2011), Furious (2011).

List of abusive father movies

Miss Violence (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On the day of her birthday, eleven-year-old Angeliki jumps off the balcony and falls to her death with a smile on her face. While the police and Social Services try to discover the reason for this apparent suicide, Angeliki's family keep ...
Style: disturbing, serious, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: domestic violence, abusive father, dysfunctional family, parents and children, investigation, family problems, child prostitution, death in the family, child abuse, incest rape, perversion, child suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, europe
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When We Leave (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Umay is a young woman of Turkish descent, fighting for an independent and self-determined life in Germany against the resistance of her family. Her struggle initiates a dynamic, which results in a life-threatening situation.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: abusive father, self discovery, family tradition, against the rules, family problems, society, family relations, conservative, life is a bitch, german, immigrants, marital rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, europe, germany, berlin germany, istanbul turkey
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 7.4
 12
The Tillers (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: The plot of the movie unfolds through the testimonials of three young sisters: Uring, Luray, and Elya, who recount the grisly sexual molestation they experienced from their adoptive father Timo. The title was taken from the sisters' work as ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, touching, sentimental
Plot: abusive father, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, sister sister relationship, rape, police interrogation, countryside, drinking, child abuse, bridge, mallet, police, death ...
Time: quarry
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 6.7
 3K
Joe the King (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A destitute 14 year old struggles to keep his life together despite harsh abuse at his mother's hands, harsher abuse at his father's, and a growing separation from his slightly older brother. Petty thefts for food grow into more major ...
Style: tense, rough, emotional, harsh, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: dysfunctional family, juvenile delinquency, working class, theft, debt, abusive father, money, teenage life, redemption, life is a bitch, youth, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, california
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 7.2
 6K
Pellet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: El Bola, a 12 year old boy a.k.a. "Pellet" is a 12 year old boy raised in a violent and sordid environment. Embarrassed by his family life, he avoids becoming close to classmates. The arrival of a new boy at school changes his attitude ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, child abuse, social worker, abusive father, self discovery, life is a bitch, kids in trouble, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, family life, youth, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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 8.0
 40K
The Return (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A story of two Russian boys whose father suddenly returns home after a 12-year absence. He takes the boys on a holiday to a remote island on a lake that turns into a test of manhood of almost mythic proportions.
Style: bleak, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: russian, parents and children, brother, abusive father, journey, overbearing parent, father son relationship, tragic event, coming of age, brother brother relationship, defiant, island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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Father and Master (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The true story of the life of Gavino Ledda, the son of a Sardinian shepherd, and how he managed to escape his harsh, almost barbaric existence by slowly educating himself, despite violent opposition from his brutal father.
Style: sincere, emotional, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: abusive father, illiteracy, shepherd, coming of age, bestiality, sheep, human spirit, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, isolation, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe
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 7.3
 15K
Honey Boy (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of a child star attempting to mend his relationship with his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father over the course of a decade, loosely based on Shia LaBeouf’s life.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, captivating
Plot: father son relationship, abusive father, rehabilitation, child protagonist, alcoholic father, forgiveness, absent mother, alcoholics anonymous, group therapy, motel, alcoholic, child star ...
Time: 2000s, 1990s, year 1995, year 2005
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 7.6
 120K
Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
Story: Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills has his life drastically changed when he's bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, humorous, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, high school, supernatural power, teenage love, teenage life, supernatural, youth, life turned upside down, transformation, school, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, california, japan, france
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 5.1
 1K
Furious (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sven (15) will be director and has been busy filming. He films his friends, especially those to do free running and put the videos on YouTube. He asks Roosmarijn to work on his first feature film. They may not know that he gets a thrashing at home ...
Style: touching, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, best friends, family relations, parents and children, filmmaking, father son relationship, abusive father, teenage love, skateboard, forgiveness, buddies, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland
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 6.7
 3K
Back Roads (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man cares for his younger sisters after their mother is imprisoned for murdering their abusive father. When he strikes up an affair with a married woman, long-dormant family secrets bubble to the surface.
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: family secrets, murder, sibling relationship, backwoods, abusive father, family secret, danger, crimes, older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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Daughter of Darkness (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The police suspect a young teenager who was horrifically abused by her family and raped by her father of finally snapping and slaughtering them all.
Plot: deviant sex, domestic violence, incest rape, father daughter incest, abusive father, anal sex, incest, rape, rape revenge, keyhole, cuckolded husband, revenge ...
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Jan Dara the Beginning (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Based on a famous Thai erotic novel, the film tells the story of Jan, a boy who grows up in a house lorded over by his sadistic and debauched father, Luang Wisnan. Set in the 1930′s the story recounts the growing pains of Jan, whose mother dies ...
Style: erotic
Plot: forbidden love, father son relationship, sexual awakening, abusive father, sex scene, love interest, cruelty, dead mother, child protagonist, affair, older woman younger man sex, coming of age ...
Time: 1930s
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Home Sweet Home (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The wife and son of an unemployed, foul-tempered man suffer under ever-worsening domestic violence. One day while his father is taking a nap, the young son decides to take matters into his own hands. In a panic, the wife and son both believe the man ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: family problems, family in crisis, family relations, disability, domestic disturbance, couple relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, unsupportive spouse, homecoming, abusive husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
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That Lovely Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Germany, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Moshe and Tami are a couple, Moshe is in his fifties and Tami is in her early twenties. They live together in a cruel and violent relationship, from which Tami seems unable to set herself free. Tami and Moshe are father and daughter...
Style: psychological, rough, serious, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: incestuous relationship, incestuous sex, father daughter incest, sexual abuse, abusive father, father daughter relationship, inbreeding, incest, sexual content, parents and children, family relations, realism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
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 6.5
 4K
Poison (1991)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three intercut stories about outsiders, sex and violence. In "Hero," Richie, at age 7, kills his father and flies away. After the event, a documentary in cheesy lurid colors asks what Richie was like and what led up to the shooting. In the ...
Style: disturbing, surreal, avant garde, enigmatic, sexual ...
Plot: riddles and clues, life is a bitch, social misfits, aids, prison, abusive father, surrealism, murder, sexuality, love, punishment, scientist ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo
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 7.0
 4K
Beyond (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland, Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A poignant story, told with sincerity and humor, about a young woman´s dramatic childhood and about her grief and the struggle to move on. Noomi Rapace plays the main character in her first feature after the success with the Millennium trilogy and ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, tense ...
Plot: alcoholic father, dysfunctional family, family relations, introspection, haunted by the past, domestic violence, parents and children, family problems, abusive father, husband wife relationship, dying woman, child abuse ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
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Grisaia no Meikyuu Caprice no Mayu 0 (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Yuuji makes the unexpected decision to pursue promotion within the institution he works for. He meets with JB to discuss the documents he submitted for review as a part of the promotion process, documents pertaining to his own past.
Style: suspense, serious, tense, suspenseful, adult animation
Plot: fight, killer child, dysfunctional family, murder, violence, mistreatment, hostage, abusive father, sadism, loss of mother, mother son relationship, airplane ...
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My Brother Tom (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage girl, Jessica, befriends a teenage boy called Tom, who is bullied by a local gang. She is abused by Jack, who is both her neighbour and school teacher, and Tom is sexually abused by his father. Together they bond in the woods, creating a ...
Style: psychological, rough, sincere, emotional, tense ...
Plot: friendship, sexual abuse, rebellion, life is a bitch, social misfits, escape from reality, youth, rebelliousness, in the woods, teenage boy, dysfunctional family, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Petra, the Horse (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Peter Kasimsiman was once a submissive son to his parents. But losing his mother at a tender age, left him with an abusive father who only knew of tending to his carriage horse, Brown Beauty. Peter is eager to win the love and attention of his ...
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious
Plot: adopted son, transformation, half sister, arrogance, adoptive mother, abusive father, ranch, daughter, death, horse, gay culture, runaway ...
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 6.3
 4K
Mean Dreams (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two youngsters meet and fall for each other, they must go on the run from the girl's corrupt father, who is also the sheriff of the town.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: murder, young love, police corruption, parent child relationship, dirty cop, sheriff, small town, illegal drugs, coming of age, teenage boy, teen romance, father daughter relationship ...
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 4.1
 753
Doll Graveyard (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: It's 1905 when 12 year old Sophia plays all by herself in her big, creepy house with only four handmade dolls as friends. When her abusive father has finally had enough, he forces her to bury them in the backyard. But, after she ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, offbeat
Plot: youth, vengeance, ghost, afterlife, family in danger, supernatural, gory, supernatural ability, teenage life, murder, curses spells and rituals, killer doll ...
Time: 1900s, contemporary, 21st century
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Popular Music (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two boys grow up together in town of Pajala at 60's united by rock-n-roll music.
Style: humorous, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, music band, small town, follow your dream, rebelliousness, rebellion, youth, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family problems, coming of age, child abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: sweden, himalaya, europe, finland
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Three Days of Rain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Six Anton Chekhov short stories set in modern day Cleveland during a three day rain storm.
Style: touching, tense, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: false accusation, desperation, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, marital discord, drugs, widow, coworker relationship, restaurant, disability, father son relationship, storm ...
Place: cleveland ohio
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A West Texas Children's Story (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: West Texas, in the 1960's. A tale of two 12-year-olds who embark on an adventure to find new parents in order to escape their unhappy and emotionally unsatisfying family life.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: friendship, on the road, starting over, estrangement, leaving home, adolescence vs adulthood, young heroes, youth, child as adult, life is a bitch, hopes, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: baltimore, texas, kentucky, arkansas, virginia
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Hidden in the Woods (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of two sisters who have been raised in isolation, subjected to the torment of their abusive, drug dealing father. When they finally decide to report him to the police, he kills the two officers and is put in jail. But things go from bad to ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: incest rape, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, on the run, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, family problems, vengeance, siblings relations, in the woods, feral man, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
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 5.2
 8K
Haunt (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An introverted teen sparks with his new neighbor, and together the couple begins to explore the haunted house that is family has unknowingly just purchased.
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, youth, parallel world, death, abusive father, murder, ghost, teen romance, teenagers, mystery, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.0
 3K
Wreckers (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A married couple move back to his childhood village to start a family but a surprise visit from the husband's brother ignites sibling rivalry and exposes the lies embedded in the couple's relationship.
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, serious, gloomy
Plot: newlyweds, family relations, siblings relations, couple relations, village, couples, countryside, infidelity, abusive father, female protagonist, brother brother relationship, sleepwalking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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 6.2
 1K
AKA (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A story of a disaffected youth's search for love, status, and identity in late 1970s Britain. 18-year old Dean is handsome and bright, but feels hampered by his working-class background and by his family. In order to make something of himself, ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: working class, gay teenager, hidden identity, love and romance, frame up, society, couple relations, couples, social differences, dishonesty, male prostitute, friendship ...
Time: year 1978
Place: england, london, europe, france, texas ...
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 6.0
 148
The Beat (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a split narrative, a young man follows two paths: his father's dream of him becoming a cop, and his own dream of becoming a rapper
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: hip hop, follow your dream, lifestyle, going straight, musician's life, hopes, crimes, life is a bitch, society, artists and showbiz, drug dealing, ultimatum ...
Time: contemporary
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