Inheritance movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant inheritance movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, clever, semi serious, visually appealing and light films and TV shows about / with inheritance, family relations, dialogue, storytelling, mentor, culture clash, catastrophe, death, family and chase plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
inheritance movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as inheritance: The Ultimate Gift (2006), Mr. Deeds (2002), Knives Out (2019), Mousehunt (1997), Arthur (2011), Downton Abbey (2010), Sense and Sensibility (1995), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), A Good Year (2006), People Like Us (2012).

List of inheritance movies

The Ultimate Gift (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When his wealthy grandfather finally dies, Jason Stevens fully expects to benefit when it comes to the reading of the will. But instead of a sizable inheritance, Jason receives a test, a series of tasks he must complete before he can get any money.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, inheritance, terminal illness, teaching the ways of the world, life is a bitch, youth, introspection, wealth, life turned upside down, friendship, parents and children, grandparent grandchild relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, ecuador, south america, new jersey
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Mr. Deeds (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Longfellow Deeds, a small-town pizzeria owner and poet, inherits $40 billion from his deceased uncle, he quickly begins rolling in a different kind of dough. Moving to the big city, Deeds finds himself besieged by opportunists all gunning for ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: inheritance, butler, small town, fish out of water, small town life, rise to the top, opposites attract, kindness, fall in love, disorder, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, new hampshire, usa, manhattan new york city
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Knives Out (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his ...
Style: captivating, witty, exciting, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder mystery, whodunit, eccentric family, private detective, mansion, mystery killer, murder, murder investigation, suspect, inheritance, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa
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Mousehunt (1997)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Down-on-their luck brothers, Lars and Ernie Smuntz, aren't happy with the crumbling old mansion they inherit... until they discover the estate is worth millions. Before they can cash in, they have to rid the house of it's single, stubborn ...
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: nothing goes right, inheritance, adventure, family relations, mouse, house, disorder, exterminator, animals, factory, chaos, auction ...
Time: 90s
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Arthur (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A drunken playboy stands to lose a wealthy inheritance when he falls for a woman, his family doesn't like.
Style: humorous, sentimental, not serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: inheritance, billionaire, nanny, man child, domineering mother, fall in love, disorder, overbearing parent, goofy hero, society, chauffeur, mother son conflict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city
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Downton Abbey (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: A chronicle of the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, tragicomedy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aristocracy, estate, master and servant, countryside, love and romance, traditional versus modern, manners, family life, family relations, butler, social differences, aristocrat ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1910s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe
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Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.
Style: romantic, sincere, feel good, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: happy ending, romance, love affair, love triangle, countryside, village life, rich and poor, love, eligible bachelor, inheritance, fall in love, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century, 1810s, georgian era
Place: england, europe, london
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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance ...
Style: stylized, witty, atmospheric, melancholic, surreal ...
Plot: hotel, escapades, existentialism, inheritance, adventure, painting, cons and scams, disorder, servant, friendship, greed, murder ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 60s, year 1985, year 1932 ...
Place: eastern europe, europe, alps, hungary, central europe
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A Good Year (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Failed London banker Max Skinner inherits his uncle's vineyard in Provence, where he spent many childhood holidays. Upon his arrival, he meets a woman from California who tells Max she is his long-lost cousin and that the property is hers.
Style: feel good, romantic, sentimental, sweet, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: vineyard, wine, countryside, self discovery, love story, starting over, love and romance, character change, inheritance, businessman, doubts and hesitations, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: provence, france, europe, england, london ...
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People Like Us (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It tells the story of a struggling man who, after flying home to L.A. for the funeral of his estranged record-producer father, discovers that the will stipulates that he must deliver $150,000 in cash to a 30-year-old alcoholic sister he never knew ...
Style: emotional, touching, semi serious, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: inheritance, family relations, family secret, funeral, salesman, family problems, drinking problem, financial problem, family life, introspection, siblings relations, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Arthur and his two children, Kathy and Bobby, inherit his Uncle Cyrus's estate: a glass house that serves as a prison to 12 ghosts. When the family, accompanied by Bobby's Nanny and an attorney, enter the house they find themselves trapped ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, collector, inheritance, halloween, machine, family in danger, psychic, apocalypse, confined, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune. This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, adventure, death in the family, dishonesty, children, inheritance, child in peril, young heroes, siblings relations, loss of mother, escapades, rescue ...
Time: 1940s
Place: peru
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The Handmaiden (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 145 min.
Story: 1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. ...
Style: melancholic, erotic, tense, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, lesbian sex, lesbian, lesbianism, lesbian love, lust, seduction, jealousy, inheritance, escape, maid ...
Time: 1930s
Place: japan, south korea, tokyo
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Wasabi (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Hubert is a French policeman with very sharp methods. After being forced to take 2 months off by his boss, who doesn't share his view on working methods, he goes back to Japan, where he used to work 19 years ago, to settle the probate of his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, light, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: yakuza, inheritance, hitman, father daughter relationship, investigation, youth, police detective, tough cop, culture clash, tough guy, police brutality, shopping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, paris france, kyoto japan ...
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Australia (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving ...
Style: epic, emotional, stylized, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: social differences, opposites attract, unlikely couple, adventure, journey, wilderness, fall in love, ranch, couples, aristocracy, racist, inheritance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1942, year 1939
Place: australia, japan, england, shanghai, pearl harbor ...
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Bailey's Billion$ (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sweet and savvy talking golden retriever, Bailey, is one doggone lucky pooch when his devoted owner, Constance Pennington, leaves him her entire billion-dollar fortune. Bailey is lucky, that is, until he becomes the target of an elaborately-designed ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sweet
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: talking dog, inheritance, golden retriever, pets, friendship, mischievous children, cons and scams, family relations, dog, adventure, animal life, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
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Are You Here (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Steve Dallas, a womanizing local weatherman, hears that his off-the-grid best friend Ben Baker has lost his estranged father, the two return to Ben's childhood home. Once there, they discover Ben has inherited the family fortune, and the ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: inheritance, friendship, family relations, homecoming, family, friends, childhood friend, womanizer, weatherman, sex with stepmother, existentialism, eccentricity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 80s
Place: usa, maryland, virginia, new jersey
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Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jim Carrey stars as Tom Popper, a successful businessman who’s clueless when it comes to the really important things in life...until he inherits six “adorable” penguins, each with its own unique personality. Soon Tom’s rambunctious roommates ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, funny, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: penguins, pets, animal life, animals, family relations, bird, children, inheritance, animal training, parents and children, silly humor, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s, year 1980 ...
Place: new york, antarctica, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Goodwin Games (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Goodwin siblings return home after their father's death, and unexpectedly find themselves poised to inherit a vast fortune – if they adhere to their late father's wishes. Where there's a will, there's a way. And when that ...
Style: sentimental, not serious, realistic, humorous, sitcom
Plot: inheritance, heir, siblings relations, family values, contests and competitions, sibling rivalry, eccentric family, reconciliation, family relations, rivalry, ambition, sibling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new hampshire
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Tomb Raider (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.
Style: exciting, suspense, surprise ending, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: female protagonist, strong female character, tough girl, chase, female fighter, jungle, rescue, peril, survival, treasure hunt, island, courage ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s
Place: hong kong, asia, east asia, london, england ...
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He Knew He Was Right (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: He Knew He Was Right was a 2004 BBC TV adaptation of the Anthony Trollope novel He Knew He Was Right. The mini-series portrays the failure of a marriage caused by the unreasonable jealousy of a husband exacerbated by the stubbornness of a wilful ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: inheritance, marriage, broken engagement, dishonesty, aristocrat, romance, newlyweds, couple relations, gossip and rumors, family relations, piano, priest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: england, london, alps
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Full House (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Han Ji-eun is a naive writer who got swindled out of everything she owned including her house by her best friends. Stranded in China, She managed to borrow money from an actor Lee Young-jae to return to Korea. On her return, she found out that her ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: initially antagonists, love and romance, inheritance, family values, romance, up and down relationship, couple relations, couples, lawyer, innocence, ordinary person, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
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We Are the Nobles (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tells the "riches to rags" story of the Nobles, three upper-class twenty-somethings that appear to have no limits to their checkbooks, and no direction in their lives. Until one day, their father tries to teach them a lesson by staging a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good, realistic ...
Plot: rich and poor, family relations, inheritance, slacker, life turned upside down, fish out of water, society, youth, materialism, disorder, adolescence vs adulthood, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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Act Naturally (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When two estranged stepsisters inherit their father's nudist colony, getting back to nature has never been so completely unnatural.
Style: humorous, psychological, captivating, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: nudism, nudist, nude beach, nudist camp, nudity (full frontal - brief), fish out of water, inheritance, family relations, self discovery, resort, awkward situation, masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, miami
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Secrets of a Chambermaid (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this erotically-charged drama, a group of people are gathered at a secluded mansion to hear the reading of a rich man's will. The assembled guests are to stay the night and learn of their inheritance the next day, but as the night wears on, ...
Style: erotic, sexy, suspense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: maid, inheritance, surveillance, sex, erotica, lesbianism, coitus, voyeurism, last will and testament, voyeur, secretly observing, stalking ...
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A Wedding Most Strange (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: One groom, two would-be wives, four possible husbands... and one decision.
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: inheritance, gay marriage, race against time, couples, remarry, last will and testament, wedding, friendship, society, obsessive quest, couple relations, online dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Americano (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A real estate agent from Paris arrives in Los Angeles to settle his late mother's estate, but a found photograph sends him on an impromptu journey to Mexico to find a woman named Lola.
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: inheritance, estate, homecoming, love, journey, mysterious woman, couples, dealing with death, pole dancer, death, male nudity, woman in underwear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, france, mexico, los angeles, latin america ...
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Anonymous (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, the story advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays.
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, incestuous sex, inheritance, political intrigue, intrigue, lifestyle, queen elizabeth i, state affairs, dishonesty, political unrest, aristocracy, desire for fame ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, new york, italy ...
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Howards End (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel, who, along with her sister Helen, becomes involved with two couples: wealthy, conservative industrialist ...
Style: emotional, stylized, realistic, romantic, melancholic ...
Plot: english countryside, wealthy family, estate, inheritance, sister sister relationship, infidelity, love triangle, seduction, class differences, dysfunctional family, romance, character study ...
Time: 1910s, turn of the century, 20th century, 90s, edwardian era ...
Place: england, london
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Shanghai Kiss (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Liam Liu unwittingly gets involved with a high school girl. He suddenly has to go to China after learning from his father that he has inherited his grandmother's home in Shanghai. He's not very appreciative of his Chinese roots and at ...
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, inter cultural, semi serious ...
Plot: inheritance, self discovery, culture clash, love and romance, introspection, teenage life, society, interracial relations, high school, language barrier, drawing, brothel madam ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, china, asia, usa, shanghai
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