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 serious, realistic, tense, intense, psychological and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with loss of son, death, redemption, storytelling, dialogue, runaway, mentor, family relations, catastrophe and father son relationship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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loss of son movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as loss of son: Broadchurch (2013), Babel (2006), Changeling (2008), The Forgotten (2004), Rabbit Hole (2010), The Woman in Black (2012), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), Ordinary People (1980), Fearless (1993), House of Sand and Fog (2003).

List of loss of son movies

 8.3
 72K
Broadchurch (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
Style: twists and turns, emotional, tense, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: police investigation, multiple suspects, crime, courtroom drama, uncover truth, loss of son, murder, partners, small town, parents and children, loss of child, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 7.5
 271K
Babel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA, Mexico
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Style: rough, thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: nanny, loss of son, desert, deportation, tragic event, doctor, police brutality, multiple storylines, redemption, depression, guilt, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, japan, mexico, asia, latin america ...
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 7.7
 222K
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: psychological, tense, sentimental, disturbing, heartbreaking ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, missing person, police, corruption, loss of son, trial, desperation, disorder ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington
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 5.8
 62K
The Forgotten (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: memory loss, missing child, mind game, memory, estrangement, loss of son, psychiatrist, life is a bitch, delusion, grief, abduction, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 7.0
 45K
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: touching, psychological, sincere, depressing, sad ...
Plot: loss of child, marriage, family problems, death in the family, estrangement, crumbling marriage, loss of son, grief, support group, memory, therapy, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
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The Woman in Black (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease ...
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, estate, ghost, gothic horror, isolation, ghosts, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, lawyer, village, loss of son, tragic event ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: england, europe, london
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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, rough ...
Plot: american civil war, vengeance, murder, tough heroes, horse, cowboy, loss of son, war crime, native americans, civil war, deadly, arson ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, missouri, usa, kansas, arizona
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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: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, guilt, depression, psychiatrist, therapy, coming of age, loss of son, middle class, family problems, alienation, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, texas, chicago illinois, houston texas, illinois ...
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 7.1
 20K
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: emotional, psychological, uplifting, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: guilt, dealing with death, confession, rescue, loss of son, family relations, starting over, human nature, survival, couple relations, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san francisco, los angeles, oakland california
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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, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: eviction, depression, loss of son, tragic event, human nature, life is a bitch, down on your luck, compassion, debt, muslim, suicide attempt, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, iran
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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: bleak, tense, serious, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: vengeance, gangsters, hitman, manhunt, criminal's revenge, mafia, betrayal, great depression, death, loss of son, crime, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: illinois, usa, michigan, chicago illinois
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 6.9
 2K
Rogue (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, working undercover, murder, police detective, criminal heroes, law enforcement, loss of son, haunted by the past, who to trust, crime, parents and children, torment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, clever, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, mysterious character, manipulations, mistaken identity, deception, assassin, revenge, mystery, organized crime, death, loss of son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 9.2
 1.4M
The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, pride and honor, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, family business, gang war, lawyer, mob boss, greed, power struggle ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, sicily, usa ...
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 7.9
 20K
Awake (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Michael lives in two separate realities after a car accident. In one reality, his wife Hannah survives the accident; in the other reality, his son Rex survives. Michael does not know which reality is "real", and uses the wristbands to ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, serious, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: double life, alternate reality, family problems, sanity, therapy, loss of son, accident, parents and children, crimes, loss of child, death in the family, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.2
 11K
Shadow Dancer (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in 1990s Belfast, a woman is forced to betray all she believes in for the sake of her son.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: moral dilemma, ira, family relations, political unrest, snitch, siblings relations, state affairs, undercover, betrayal, radical, dishonesty, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1973, year 1993
Place: ireland, london, england
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Only God Forgives (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, France, USA, Sweden, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Julian, who runs a Thai boxing club as a front organization for his family's drug smuggling operation, is forced by his mother Jenna to find and kill the individual responsible for his brother's recent death.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, disturbing, brutal, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, punishment, family relations, criminal heroes, loss of son, owner, neo-noir, violence, surrealism, neo noir, domineering mother, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
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In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.
Style: tense, disturbing, heartbreaking, psychological, touching ...
Plot: investigation, disappearance, patriotism, military, guilt, torture, cover up, war crime, army, innocence lost, murder investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004
Place: iraq, usa, texas, new mexico, bosnia ...
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 5.7
 2K
Already Dead (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Thomas Archer's happy & successful life is all but ruined following a horrific attack he is presented with a perfect opportunity to exact physical revenge upon the man who caused all his grief. However the immediate consequences of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, grief, vigilantism, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, couple relations, family problems, loss of son, revenge, death, missing child ...
Time: contemporary
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The Water Diviner (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1919, Australian farmer Joshua Connor travels to Turkey to discover the fate of his three sons, reported missing in action. Holding on to hope, Joshua must travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth and his own peace.
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, missing son, family drama, parents and children, redemption, death of son, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, promise, loss of son, world war one, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, year 1915
Place: australia, turkey, istanbul turkey, ottoman empire, england
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 6.1
 11K
A Dark Song (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing, british horror
Plot: ritual, occult, supernatural, angel, ghost, demon, black magic, lie, loss of son, isolated house, mansion, desperation ...
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In Order of Disappearance (2014)
Genre: Action, 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: dark humor, stylized, humorous, offbeat, cynical ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, kidnapping, loss of son, crime lord, betrayal, stockholm syndrome, revenge, crime, death in the family, gory, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: norway, europe
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 6.7
 15K
Feast of Love (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. It is described as an exploration of the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love.
Style: realistic, clever, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, love, adultery, infidelity, heroin, loss of son, traffic jam, marriage proposal, dancing, professor, wedding, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon, california, san francisco
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 7.7
 9K
The Cure (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is neglectful and bigoted and violently forbids their ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, best friends, aids, loss of son, coming of age, young heroes, cure, youth, friends, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans, new jersey, california
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 6.4
 33K
The Good Son (1993)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of psychotic behavior.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, sociopath, danger, manipulation, parents and children, crimes, deception, disbelieving adult, problem child, rivalry, rescue, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: maine, asia, japan, usa, new england
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The Temptations (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The true story of The Temptations, the Soul vocal group of the 1960s, as seen from the viewpoint of the last surviving member, Otis Williams. Beginning from their humble origins in the late 50s and continuing through the 90s and the deaths of the ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: music, music band, reunion, rise and fall, loss of son, flashback, overnight success, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, performer's life, r&b ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 20th century, 60s, 70s ...
Place: detroit, usa
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 7.4
 16K
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: emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: psychoanalysis, regret, loss of son, redemption, loss of child, dealing with death, parents and children, hopes, family in crisis, death in the family, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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 8.2
 724
Real Love (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 45 min.
Story: True love threatens to tear a family apart in this epic Mexican serial set in the 1800s. Rich and beautiful Matilde falls in love with Adolfo, but her mother, Augusta, disapproves of the relationship when she learns Adolfo is poor. Augusta forces ...
Style: stylized, serious, emotional, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bankruptcy, loss of son, duel, resentment, arranged marriage, mistress, true love, family disapproval, power of love, couples, dishonesty, inheritance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: latin america, mexico
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12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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: realistic, touching, serious, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, adoption, friendship, hospital, loss of son, vengeance, family problems, hopes, family in crisis, parents and children, haunted by the past, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
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 6.6
 7K
The King (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A motiveless malignancy? Elvis leaves the Navy and heads for Texas where he contacts his father, whom he's never met, the pastor at a Christian community church. Pastor Dave tells Elvis to stay away and, without telling his family that Elvis is ...
Style: tense, gloomy, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: confession, murder, hypocrisy, pregnancy, arson, loss of son, redemption, missing child, incest, youth, stalking, navy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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