Loss of son movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant loss of son movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, emotional, dramatic, intense and interesting films and TV shows about / with loss of son, storytelling, death, father son relationship, dialogue, mentor, culture clash, redemption, catastrophe and family relations plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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loss of son movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as loss of son: Jaws (1975), Shark Tale (2004), The Son's Room (2001), Rabbit Hole (2010), The Accidental Tourist (1988), The Forgotten (2004), The Door in the Floor (2004), Stolen (2009), Death Sentence (2007), Mother (2019).

List of loss of son movies

 8.1
 606K
Jaws (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.
Style: scary, suspense, tense, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, animal attack, ocean, shark attack, monster, beach, dangerous animal, fear, survival, killer shark, creature feature, great white shark ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new york state, new england, new york ...
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 6.0
 185K
Shark Tale (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Oscar is a small fish whose big aspirations often get him into trouble. Meanwhile, Lenny is a great white shark with a surprising secret that no sea creature would guess: He's a vegetarian. When a lie turns Oscar into an improbable hero and ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, feel good, funny, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: fish, shark, loss of son, gangsters, family, adventure, heroes, animal life, fantasy world, anthropomorphism, ransom, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
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 7.3
 20K
The Son's Room (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, meditative, sad ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychoanalysis, regret, loss of son, grief, parents and children, marriage crisis, family problems, hopes, overcoming, redemption, family in crisis, running ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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 7.0
 50K
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.
Style: sad, touching, emotional, sexy, surreal ...
Plot: loss of child, grief, death in the family, estrangement, housewife, marriage, tragedy, memory, redemption, family problems, secrets, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, california, usa
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The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After the death of his son, Macon Leary, a travel writer, seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon's wife, seems to be having trouble too, and thinks it would be best if the two would just split up. After the break up, Macon meets a ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: travel, dog, depression, dysfunctional marriage, loss of son, dysfunctional family, loneliness, eccentricity, death of son, grief, opposites attract, writers ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, paris france, maryland, california, london ...
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 5.8
 67K
The Forgotten (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Telly Paretta is a grieving mother struggling to cope with the loss of her 8-year-old son. She is stunned when her psychiatrist reveals that she has created eight years of memories about a son she never had. But when she meets a man who has had a ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, twists and turns, memory, psychiatrist, missing child, conspiracy, paranoia, mind game, delusion, abduction, grief, experiment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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The Door in the Floor (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Alternately tragic and comic, an exploration of the complexities of love in both its brightest and darkest corners. Adapted from John Irving's best-selling novel A Widow for One Year, the film is set in the privileged beach community of East ...
Style: psychological, emotional, melancholic, touching, erotic ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, writers, writer's life, dysfunctional family, masturbation, infidelity, nudity (full frontal - brief), older woman younger man sex, art, cheating wife, secrets, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
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 6.1
 6K
Stolen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A detective becomes obsessed with solving a child's 50-year-old murder, uncovering striking similarities between the case and his son's disappearance.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: loss of child, life is a bitch, dead child, uncover truth, haunted by the past, police investigation, missing child, law enforcement, dealing with death, crimes, police detective, loss of son ...
Time: 2000s, 50s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.7
 72K
Death Sentence (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when ...
Style: harsh, suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, vigilantism, gangsters, murder, crimes, revenge, vigilante, violence, tragic event, violent, character change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.6
 2K
Mother (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: This is the 2019 feature film currently in post-production. Not the 2017 Oscar nominated short from the same director.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, entertaining
Plot: older woman teenage boy relationship, teenager, motherhood, missing son, loss of son, teenage boy, female protagonist, disappearance, dangerous attraction, sexual attraction, fatal attraction, mother son relationship ...
Time: 2010s
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 6.7
 265K
Warcraft (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: China, USA, Canada, Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and ...
Style: dark fantasy, exciting, psychotronic, captivating, visually appealing ...
Plot: sword and sorcery, wizards, monster, magic, good versus evil, sorcerer, fantasy world, invasion, magician, video game, warrior, creature ...
Time: future
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 7.1
 6K
Lilting (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man of Chinese-Cambodian descent dies, leaving behind his isolated mother and his lover of four years. Though the two don't share a language, they grow close through their grief.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: gay, grief, retirement home, gay relationship, language barrier, mother love, lgbt, gay love, homosexual, mourning, cultural difference, loss of son ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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In Order of Disappearance (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Upstanding community leader Nils has just won an award for "Citizen of the Year" when he learns the news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Suspecting foul play, Nils begins to investigate, and soon finds himself at the center of ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, atmospheric, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, revenge, vigilantism, murder, gang, crimes, betrayal, justice, loss of son, vigilante, kidnapped boy, snow ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: norway, berlin germany, europe, eastern europe, scandinavia ...
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 7.5
 43K
Whale Rider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, ...
Style: touching, emotional, thought provoking, atmospheric, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids, teens, date night
Plot: tradition, coming of age, whale, sexism, culture clash, society, youth, destiny, childhood, loss of son, legend, women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new zealand, australia
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Ordinary People (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, depressing, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, suicide, therapy, depression, father son relationship, coming of age, guilt, grief, psychology, death in the family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, texas, houston texas, illinois
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I've Loved You So Long (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.
Style: realistic, sincere, psychological, emotional, touching ...
Plot: family relations, character study, physician, job seeking, ex convict, complex characters, honest, parenthood, loss of son, sibling relationship, family reunited, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
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 7.7
 43K
In America (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Irish immigrant family adjusts to life in the United States, a chance to get over the lost son. They have no money and the apartment is in bad condition.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: redemption, childhood, artist, loss of son, starting over, dying, society, overcoming, family problems, acceptance, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, ireland, usa, manhattan new york city
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House of Sand and Fog (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an ...
Style: psychological, bleak, depressing, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, depression, tragedy, justice, eviction, tragic event, immigrants, secrets, complex characters, character study, relationships, manipulation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california, iran
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 6.8
 3K
Rogue (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: "Rogue" revolves around Grace, a morally and emotionally-conflicted undercover detective who is tormented by the possibility that her own actions contributed to her son’s death. Grace’s search for the truth is further complicated by ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, loss of son, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, law enforcement, torment, who to trust, parents and children, crimes, family relations, romancing a criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
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 7.8
 257K
Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: heartbreaking, psychological, sentimental, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, missing child, investigation, fighting the system, court, disorder, police corruption, crimes, uncover truth, missing person, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, year 1935, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, canada, seattle
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 7.8
 437K
Crash (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: racism, police, prejudice, multiple storylines, plot twist, catastrophe, sexual harassment, racist, racial tension, social injustice, redemption, class differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, santa monica california, puerto rico ...
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 6.6
 9K
The Greatest (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Teenagers Rose and Bennett were in love, and then a car crash claimed Bennett's life. He left behind a grieving mother, father and younger brother, and Rose was left all alone. She has no family to turn to for support, so when she finds out ...
Style: touching, realistic, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: childhood sweetheart, teenage mother, pregnancy, family relations, loss of son, crumbling marriage, youth, parents and children, dysfunctional family, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2008
Place: usa
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12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenager, adoption, vengeance, childhood, children, family relations, loss of son, family problems, parents and children, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
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 7.7
 22K
Missing (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to a South American country to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a right-wing military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he ...
Style: political, thought provoking, emotional, talky, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: politics, dictatorship, political conspiracy, military coup, conspiracy, military, corruption, missing person, character study, journalist, political intrigue, violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, south america, latin america, iraq, argentina ...
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The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can't bring himself to leave them unprotected.
Style: realistic, brutal, harsh, suspense, entertaining ...
Plot: american civil war, revenge, civil war, cowboy, native americans, native american, murder, tough guy, bounty hunter, surrender, massacre, on the run ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 70s
Place: texas, missouri, austin texas, usa, kansas ...
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 7.1
 23K
Fearless (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another ...
Style: psychological, emotional, enigmatic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: guilt, survival, dealing with death, character study, life & death, loneliness, rescue, confession, loss of son, air disaster, starting over, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, san francisco, los angeles, usa, oakland california
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Road to Perdition (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time ...
Style: atmospheric, harsh, bleak, tense, emotional ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, vengeance, organized crime, revenge, criminal's revenge, bank robbery, hitman, murder, assassin, violence, betrayal ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1931
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
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 8.4
 2K
Punjab 1984 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, History
Country: India, Canada
Duration: 159 min.
Story: This is the story of a mother and her missing son set in the backdrop of 1984 Punjab, when the state was going through a terrible time of terrorism. The film depicts the longing of a mother for her son and her search for her son, who is labelled a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: loss of son, missing person, parents and children, rivalry, disorder, state affairs, loss of child, atrocity, family relations, village, political unrest, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia, punjab
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Halima's Path (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In order to recover the body of her son lost during the war in Bosnia, a grieving, but strong-willed Muslim woman, Halima, must track down her estranged niece, who we find carries a mysterious connection to him.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: adoption, loss of son, wartime life, muslim, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, un, bodies, missing person, mystery, adopted son ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: bosnia, eastern europe
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 7.4
 19K
Rudderless (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis.
Style: touching, emotional, compassionate, lyrical, melancholic ...
Plot: redemption, life philosophy, visceral, intergenerational friendship, loss of son, musician, parent child relationship, family problems, down on your luck, dealing with death, life is a bitch, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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