Ancestry movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ancestry movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, serious, realistic, weird, atmospheric and touching films and TV shows about / with ancestry, family relations, father son relationship, death, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, photograph, love, mother son relationship and murder plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
ancestry movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ancestry: The Matriarch (2007), Palm Trees in the Snow (2015), Little Senegal (2000), Yesterday's Children (2000), Encanto (2021), Hereditary (2018), Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984), The Monster Club (1981), The Christmas Chronicles (2018), Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (2011).

List of ancestry movies

The Matriarch (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Martta and Otto are a pair of traveling tailors who claim to be bastard descendents of the Romanovs and wander from town to town in Finland seeking work, accompanied by their two half-witted adult sons, Hippo , Repe and equally silly son-in-law ...
Style: family saga, road movie, touching, captivating
Plot: strong female lead, strong female character, family relations, ancestry, male female relationship, family honor, matriarch, criminal gang, past, generation, honor, police ...
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Palm Trees in the Snow (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Kilian is a young man who has never left the mountains of Huesca which saw him grow up. In 1953 he will travel to the exotic island of Fernando Poo to work in a cacao field alongside his father and his brother. During 20 years in this island he will ...
Style: touching, multicultural, captivating, romantic, serious ...
Plot: interracial couple, colonialism, racism, unrequited love, colony, death of father, interracial relations, family secret, forbidden love, sibling relationship, uncover truth, funeral ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 2000s, 70s, 90s
Place: spain, iberian peninsula, africa, west africa
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Little Senegal (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria, France, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Passionné par l'histoire de son peuple, Alloune, un vieux guide du musée africain "La Maison des Esclaves" à Gorée, part en pèlerinage pour retrouver les descendants de ses ancêtres aux Etats-Unis. Cet émouvant voyage va le ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: racism, slavery, family relations, immigrants, society, obsessive quest, family tradition, elderly, family history, interracial relations, ancestry, widow ...
Time: 21st century
Place: africa, south carolina, new york, harlem, usa ...
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Yesterday's Children (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jenny Cole lives with her husband and son in middle America. She is pregnant and starts to have very vivid dreams about a small city that has a big church. She then starts talking to her mother about it and her mother shows her some drawings she ...
Style: sincere, captivating, sad, mystical
Plot: family history, love, female protagonist, ancestry, family relations, orphanage, family secret, parents and children, relationships, puzzle, sleeping, uncover truth ...
Place: ireland
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Encanto (2021)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family ...
Style: light, inspirational, emotional, captivating, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, pre-teens
Plot: magic, disney, animals, female protagonist, magical, friend, family relations, girl, magical power, strong female lead, dancing, small town ...
Time: future, 20th century, 60s, 50s
Place: colombia, south america, latin america
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Hereditary (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: After their reclusive grandmother passes away, the Graham family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: cult, fear, demon, ghost, dysfunctional family, supernatural, seance, supernatural horror, secret society, possession, evil spirit, terror ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: utah
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Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 924 min.
TV show
Story: This epic tale of a family and their rural life in a small German village is told against the changing backdrop of a country's turbulent history from 1919 to 1982. From the aftermath of the First World War, economic hardship, the rise and fall ...
Style: epic, captivating, sentimental, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, small town, holocaust, world war one, family relations, village, village people, german culture, ancestry, sexuality, provincial life, disappearance ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 70s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: germany, europe
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The Monster Club (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A writer of horror stories is invited to a "monster club" by a mysterious old gentleman. There, three gruesome stories are told to him; between each story some musicians play their songs. In the end, it's recognized he's the ...
Style: atmospheric, gothic, stylized, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, monster, werewolf, supernatural, nightclub, afterlife, old dark house, ghost, deadly creature, heroic mission, fall in love, rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: london
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The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Siblings Kate and Teddy try to prove Santa Claus is real, but when they accidentally cause his sleigh to crash, they have to save Christmas.
Style: light, sincere, atmospheric, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: christmas, santa claus, christmas spirit, reindeer, firefighter, children, holiday, loss of father, brother sister relationship, winter, teenager, imaginary character ...
Time: future
Place: massachusetts, chicago illinois
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Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 26 min.
Story: When Sid accidentally destroys Manny's heirloom Christmas rock and ends up on Santa's naughty list, he leads a hilarious quest to the North Pole to make things right and ends up making things much worse. Now it's up to Manny and his ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, light, 3d animation ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: christmas, father daughter relationship, naughty child, partners, animal life, disorder, silly humor, friendship, spoiled brat, save the day, legends and myths, escapades ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 2010s
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Infinity Train (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: 13-year-old Tulip finds herself on a mysterious train with an endless number of cars, each one its own universe, and must find a way to get home.
Style: exciting, psychological, captivating, mysterious, anime ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, teenager, self discovery, family relations, mysticism, introspection, determination, young heroes, robot, broken promise, alternate dimension, journey ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: wisconsin, minnesota, italy
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The Tree of Blood (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Marc and Rebeca, a young couple, travel to an old country house that used to belong to their family. Once there, they write the shared history of their roots, creating a huge family tree that harbours relationships of love, heartbreak, sex, madness, ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, erotic
Plot: spanish civil war, family secret, infidelity, cheating girlfriend, lgbt, troubled marriage, tragic love, secret past, family problems, couple relations, relationship problems, forbidden love ...
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Viceroy's House (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, India, Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.
Style: disturbing, factual, sincere, captivating, touching ...
Plot: palace, servant, british raj, colonialism, democracy, ethnic conflict, british empire, economics, promise, school, governor, celebration ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, year 1933, year 1945
Place: delhi, india, pakistan, new delhi, london
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Gellert Grindelwald has escaped imprisonment and has begun gathering followers to his cause—elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one capable of putting a stop to him is the wizard he once called his closest friend, Albus ...
Style: mysterious, dark fantasy, breathtaking, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, family outing
Plot: wizards, wizards and magicians, magical, fantasy world, witch, magic, curse, magical creature, teacher, circus, harry potter, giant animal ...
Time: 1920s
Place: paris france, france, london, austria, england ...
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1926, Newt Scamander arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America with a magically expanded briefcase, which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, dark fantasy, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, chick flick
Plot: magic, witch, fantasy world, wizards, friendship, magical creature, good versus evil, magic wand, chase, sorcerer, teleportation, magician ...
Time: 1920s
Place: new york, england, arizona, london, usa ...
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The Lords of Salem (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The City of Salem, Massachusetts is visited by a coven of ancient witches.
Style: scary, psychological, surreal, splatter, atmospheric ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, occult, demon, insanity, cult, radio dj, burned alive, uncover truth, losing-it hero, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s, 21st century
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa, boston, new jersey
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The Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Australia, Germany, Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The O'Neills lived happily in their house in the Australian countryside. That was until one day fate struck blindly, taking the life of Peter, the father, leaving his grief-stricken wife Dawn alone with their four children. Among them, ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: tree, grief, family relations, children, loss of father, death in the family, parents and children, introspection, family problems, australian, mother daughter relationship, death of father ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
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Wolves (2014)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The coming-of-age story of Cayden Richards. Forced to hit the road after the murder of his parents, Cayden wanders lost without purpose... Until he meets a certifiable lunatic named Wild Joe who sets him on a path to the ominous town of Lupine Ridge ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, female werewolf, good versus evil, adoption, murder, female nudity, rivalry, deadly creature, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, small town, father son relationship ...
Place: usa
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The Indian (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Dutch eight-year-old boy Koos discovers he was adopted after birth in Peru. While searching for his roots, Koos meets Peruvian Indians at the cinema. The enterprising rascal now devotes himself to becoming a quintessential Indian, more proudly even ...
Style: captivating, feel good, entertaining, light, dark
Plot: indigenous people, ritual, boy, ancestor, courage, tribe, determination, orphan, rivalry, sibling rivalry, initiation, native american ...
Place: peru, netherlands
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Little Fockers (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get in with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, Jack's suspicions ...
Style: funny, humorous, sexy, feel good, absurd ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: in-laws, marriage, nothing goes right, family relations, family disapproval, eccentric family, parents and children, youth, disorder, comedy of errors, suburbs, family gatherings ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Stealth (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lionel is a happy gay man with a great career and an open-minded family that accepts his loyal lover, Serge. But things start to unravel when he meets a pretty Polish immigrant who is about to be deported and decides to marry her.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: gay, family relations, on the road, pregnancy, self discovery, couples, love and romance, obsessive quest, society, family life, lovers reunited, coming out ...
Place: poland, switzerland, france, europe, warsaw poland
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Penelope (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Forlorn heiress Penelope Wilhern is cursed, and the only way out is to fall in love with someone of suitable stock. But how can she find her soul mate when she's sequestered inside her family's estate with only her parents to keep her ...
Style: fairy tale, romantic, feel good, light, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, family outing, kids ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, self discovery, true love, love, looking for love, unlikely friendships, loneliness, magical, love affair, love story, fantasy world ...
Time: 19th century, 21st century
Place: canada, london
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Fierce People (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A massage therapist looking to overcome her addictions and reconnect with her son, whose father is an anthropologist in South America studying the Yanomani people, moves in with a wealthy ex-client.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: addiction, single mother, family relations, parents and children, teenage life, social differences, summer, life is a bitch, sex scene, teenage boy, sex crime, teenager ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
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Wedding Crashers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: John and his buddy, Jeremy are emotional criminals who know how to use a woman's hopes and dreams for their own carnal gain. Their modus operandi: crashing weddings. Normally, they meet guests who want to toast the romantic day with a random ...
Style: light, funny, romantic, ridiculous, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night, boys' night
Plot: wedding, love story, seduction, wedding party, fiance fiancee relationship, love and romance, destiny, marriage, stereotypes, looking for sex, party, friends ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: maryland, usa, denver colorado, salt lake city utah, vermont ...
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Perfect Strangers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 238 min.
TV show
Story: A darkly comic tale of a young man who comes face to face with his huge family - a variety of eccentrics, all of whom are hiding secrets from their pasts. At a family reunion Raymond is presented with a copy of the family tree and is absolutely ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, realistic, witty
Plot: family reunited, family relations, uncover truth, haunted by the past, estrangement, dishonesty, family life, family feud, family gatherings, twists and turns, lgbt, bbc ...
Place: london, europe
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Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A portrait of the effects of schizophrenia on family life is the central focus.
Style: disturbing, experimental, art house, surreal, controversial ...
Plot: mental illness, dysfunctional family, schizophrenia, dogma, psychology, surrealism, misfit, skating, abusive father, nude, male nudity, eccentricity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, alabama
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The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.
Style: harsh, captivating, gloomy, psychological, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: motorcycle, bank robbery, haunted by the past, corruption, money problems, loner, death, destiny, criminal, heist, father son relationship, parenthood ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Field (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Bull" McCabe's family has farmed a field for generations, sacrificing much in the name of the land. When the widow who owns the field decides to sell it in a public auction, McCabe knows that he must own it. While no local dare bid ...
Style: realistic, talky, serious, bleak, sexy ...
Audience: manly
Plot: farmer, village, fight, life is a bitch, human spirit, society, hopes, small town, irish, love, death, guilt ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 70s
Place: ireland, boston, europe
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Dust (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: UK, Germany, Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two parallel tales of redemption, a century apart. In the New York storyline, Edge hunts for Angela's gold to pay back a debt, and gradually grows closer to her. In the Macedonian story, the brothers end up fighting for opposite sides of a ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, family relations, elderly, fight, gang, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, thief, murder, theft, death in childbirth ...
Time: 19th century, year 2001, 1890s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: europe, new york, macedonia, former yugoslavia, usa ...
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Buddenbrooks (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Mid-19th-century, Baltic Sea port city of Lubeck, Germany. Follows the fourth generation of the Buddenbrook mercantile family as Tony and Thomas reach the age of marriage. Fatefully impeded every step of the way, the Buddenbrooks struggle as ...
Style: realistic, saga, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, family business, fall in love, society, workplace, parents and children, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, rivalry, inheritance, friendship, german history ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: germany, europe, northern germany
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