Bad mother movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant bad mother movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, rough and disturbing films and TV shows about / with bad mother, family relations, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, teenager, crying, teenage girl, violence, murder and female protagonist plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as bad mother: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo (2016), White Oleander (2002), Lilya 4-Ever (2002), System Crasher (2019), My Little Princess (2011), Mother (2010), Enid (2009), Touchless (2013), Viper in the Fist (2004), Carrie (2002).

List of bad mother movies

Scarlet Heart: Ryeo (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo is the remake of Chinese drama Bu Bu Jing Xin that stars IU as a woman who gets time-warped back to the Goryeo dynasty, and becomes involved with a very large family of princes, some of whom are vying for the throne, or her ...
Style: romantic, captivating, touching, romanticism, sweet ...
Plot: love triangle, broken heart, royal family, romantic triangle, time travel, rivalry, sweetheart, prince, love, king, throne, palace ...
Place: korea
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 7.1
 32K
White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, disturbing, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, women's prison, teenage life, bad mother, coming of age, family relations, murder, crimes, foster home, parents and children, fall in love, custody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
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 7.8
 44K
Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Lilya lives in poverty and dreams of a better life. Her mother moves to the United States and abandons her to her aunt, who neglects her. Lilya hangs out with her friends, Natasha and Volodya, who is suicidal. Desperate for money, she starts working ...
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, harsh, thought provoking ...
Plot: life is a bitch, prostitute, human trafficking, poverty, sexual abuse, prostitution, teenage prostitution, downfall, rape, russian, forced prostitution, social decay ...
Place: sweden, europe, estonia, eastern europe, russia ...
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 7.8
 12K
System Crasher (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The wild and energetic journey of 9-year-old girl Benni through all possible stations of German Child Proctective Services.
Style: realistic, psychological, disturbing, sincere
Plot: problem child, teenager, school, adaptation, parents and children, social outcast, outcast, bad mother, fighting the system, social problems, family, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: central europe
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My Little Princess (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young Violetta and her mother Hannah are a peculiar couple. Ten-year-old Violetta lives a quiet life with her grandmother, while her mother Hannah is an unpredictable photographer who lives off of the generosity of others. When Hannah forces her ...
Style: serious, sad, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: child pornography, pedophilia, eccentric family, innocence lost, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, female photographer, traumatic childhood, family relations, lifestyle, bad mother, art ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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 7.8
 382
Mother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Mother is a Japanese television drama that aired on Nippon TV between 14 April and 23 June 2010, starring Matsuyuki Yasuko.
Style: serious, suspense, touching, realistic, captivating
Plot: motherhood, kidnapping, adoption, child abuse, bad mother, parents and children, journey, child custody, family problems, family relations, custody, kids and family ...
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 6.7
 1K
Enid (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Edwardian child Enid Blyton begins to tell stories to her brothers as an escape from their parents' rows before the father deserts the family...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, rise to the top, relationship vs career, nanny, family problems, couples, writer's life, lifestyle, couple relations, ambition, artists and showbiz, bad mother ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 50s, 1940s ...
Place: england, europe
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 3.9
 202
Touchless (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Jolana (18) is an object of her stepf-father's desire. She is unable to cope, especially when her own mother turns a blind eye. Those events are heavily paid for when she finds herself working in a brothel. Her inability to cope raise a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: brothel, sexploitation, teenage prostitute, teenager, prostitute, violence, mother daughter relationship, self pity, bad mother, sex scene, martyrdom, rape ...
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Viper in the Fist (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 1920. Jean Rezeau and his elder brother were living happily in their family estate in Brittany, until the death of their grandmother. The return of their mother, a worthy descendant of fairytales' witches, brings an all new atmosphere to their ...
Plot: brother brother relationship, death of grandmother, bad mother, bourgeoisie, mother son relationship, bossy wife, christmas eve, reception, motherhood, telescope, abusive mother, hunting ...
Time: 1920s
Place: brittany, france
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 5.5
 10K
Carrie (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Carrie White is a lonely and painfully shy teenage girl with telekinetic powers who is slowly pushed to the edge of insanity by frequent bullying from both classmates at her school, and her own religious, but abusive, mother.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, scary, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: telekinesis, gory, high school, psychic power, high school life, social misfits, prom, teenage life, parents and children, youth, life is a bitch, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.7
 60K
Run (2020)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Chloe, a teenager who is confined to a wheelchair, is homeschooled by her mother, Diane. Chloe soon becomes suspicious of her mother and begins to suspect that she may be harboring a dark secret.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, scary, surprise ending
Plot: overprotective parent, single mother, mother daughter relationship, teenage life, escape, lie, teenage girl, teenager, life is a bitch, child abuse, bad mother, parents and children ...
Place: washington state
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The Afflicted (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A story of incomprehensible abuse delivered by an explosively violent mother of four. Journey through the mind of a child that experiences a living hell, defined and defended by the twisted religious beliefs of her mother (imdb.com)
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: beating with a belt, alcohol abuse, child abuse, parents and children, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, domestic disturbance, deadly, danger, family problems, crimes, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 4.9
 204
Mommy's Day (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After escaping a lethal injection for the murders Mommy (Patty McCormack) had committed, she is given a special implant in her arm that will keep her from having homicidal urges. However, since she still tries to see her daughter and other murders ...
Style: slasher, serious, realistic, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: murder, escape, serial killer, investigation, bad mother, paranoia, family life, danger, crime, crimes, mystery, prison ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
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 4.6
 58
The Goblin (2017)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: A boy imprisoned by an abusive recluse mother alone in a mansion in the 1920s begins to get ideas of his own when a goblin in his closet comforts him in the dark.
Style: gothic horror, suspense, psychological, bleak
Plot: creature, abused child, abusive parent, sadism, dysfunctional family, paranoia, punishment, murder, loneliness, cruelty, mysterious event, bondage ...
Time: 1920s
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Sins of the Mother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shay is a young African-American college student whom is forced to take a year off from school to return to her hometown where she struggles with her anger and insecurity when she's forced to confront her alcoholic mother, Nona, whom is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: college, homecoming, dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, family relations, parents and children, single parent, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, mother daughter relationship, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
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 6.2
 7K
RUN (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Ruby is living a humdrum existence when one day she gets a text inviting her to fulfill a youthful pact, promising true love and self-reinvention, by stepping out of her life to take a journey with her oldest flame.
Style: suspenseful, psychological thriller, mysterious, suspense, emotional
Plot: escape, isolation, single mother, mother and daughter, deception, survival horror, on the run, mystery, dark secret, fear, wheelchair bound, hostage ...
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Come Look at Me (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The movie is about an old disabled lady who lives with her spinster daughter. The lady desperately wants her daughter to marry, and the daughter, driven by the supposed imminent death of her mother, invites a total stranger home and introduces him ...
Style: emotional, semi serious, touching, captivating
Plot: new year's eve, male female relationship, pretense, bad mother, deception, mother daughter relationship, husband, family relations, paralysis, memory, banana peel, family gatherings ...
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The Influence (2019)
Genre: Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When Queenie, the Faraday family's grandmother and oppressive matriarch, is finally laid to rest, no one could foresee the horrifying extent of her evil influence, which continues even beyond death.
Style: dark, twist ending, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: witchcraft, black magic, mother daughter relationship, nurse, old house, ghost, hospital, spell, rite, coma, bad mother, mother ...
Time: contemporary
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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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Daisy Diamond (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A tragic story about Anna who dreams of one thing only: making it as an actress. She moves from Sweden to Copenhagen to pursue her dream. But fate has something else in store for her. Though she struggles to give her 4 month old daughter a good ...
Style: disturbing, complex, suspenseful, psychological, cynical ...
Plot: mother, baby, strong sexual content, casting, movie business, swedish, female protagonist, female star appears nude, director, audition, explicit sex, bathtub ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: copenhagen, europe, denmark, copenhagen denmark
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 7.6
 351K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, atmospheric, scary, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, afterlife, mysterious character, psychic, supernatural, nightmare, uncover truth, spiritualism, ghosts, single parent, supernatural horror ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, england, english channel
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 6.3
 705
Greatful Dead (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Nami is a young woman with numerous hangups sprouting from a dysfunctional childhood. She inherits a small fortune that allows her to pursue various interests, many of which are abnormal.
Plot: kidnapping, loss of son, female protagonist, mop, rescue, violent behavior, crying man, breaking a bottle over someone's head, colleague colleague relationship, taking off shirt, invitation, boy ...
Place: tokyo
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Center of My World (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A strange family: 17-year-old Phil lives with his mother and twin sister in an old mansion on the outskirts of town. When he returns from summer camp, the mood in the mansion has soured somehow. Phil doesn’t worry about it, hanging out with his ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, rough, lgbt cinema
Plot: gay teenager, lgbt, gay sex, gay lead character, gay kiss, friendship, gay, coming of age, gay protagonist, bisexuality, gay athlete, first gay sexual experience ...
Place: central europe
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Night Warning (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rejected by her lover, the only man left in Cheryl's life is the orphaned nephew she has raised as her own son. She'll stop at nothing to keep Billy with her. When her plans misfire, she is swept up into an insane frenzy that means death ...
Style: slasher, serious, realistic, gothic, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, obsession, serial killer, investigation, psychopath, murder, high school, child abuse, police, mental illness, incest, coach ...
Time: 80s
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 6.1
 3K
The Baby (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A social worker who recently lost her husband investigates the strange Wadsworth family. The Wadsworths might not seem too unusual to hear about them at first - consisting of the mother, two grown daughters and the diaper-clad, bottle-sucking baby. ...
Style: offbeat, suspenseful, rough, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: brother sister sex, brother sister incest, mental illness, psychopath, family relations, mind game, social worker, baby, sex slavery, incest, misfit, single parent ...
Time: 70s
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 6.8
 28K
Freeway (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona, young Vanessa Lutz decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton. During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the ...
Style: disturbing, cynical, suspenseful, bloody, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, murder, life is a bitch, disfigurement, prison, police investigation, crime, crimes, brutality, social decay, little red riding hood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, san diego california
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Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's four years later, and a new group of students has been placed in Saturday detention at the infamous and prestigious Crestview Academy. When Siouxsie, sophomore 'undercrust,' crashes the party to avenge her sister's death, a ...
Style: non-linear, ambiguous ending, suspense, humorous, slasher
Plot: school, student, serial killer, female protagonist, drug addict, murder, psychopath, father son relationship, bossy woman, conspiracy, dark humor, teenage boy ...
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Christmas In Palm Springs (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jessica has a big presentation in Palm Springs. There are a couple of problems though: her two kids who will do anything to get mom and dad back together again - even if they have to hack mom's phone or pose as a secretary to make sure ...
Plot: christmas, separation, dinner, father son relationship, loyalty, gift, bed, boy, divorce, embarrassment, competition, sabotage ...
Place: new york
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 5.1
 315
14 and Under (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This episodic film is a close relative of Wolf Hartwig's schoolgirl report movies, made by the same people, in a similar style, around similar topics. However, this one specifically focuses on the coming-of-age aspects, to an extent that it ...
Style: teen sex comedy, anthology, sex comedy
Plot: sex with a minor, pedophile, coming of age, sexual fantasy, child prostitution, ant, pedophilia, virginity, blow job, virgin, teenage boy, pubic hair ...
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 869
The Boys (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Continuation War started in Summer 1941, German soldiers arrived to Oulu. With their charm they conquered women and town boys. Finnish boys communicated with them on many levels: had trades, worked as interpreters, rotated business, spied on ...
Plot: world war two, children in wartime, childhood, underage drinking, explosion, morality, friendship between men, gold digger, nazi, patriotism, cognac, bad mother ...
Time: 1940s
Place: finland
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