Family saga movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant family saga movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out family saga, realistic, serious, touching, captivating and epic films and TV shows about / with family relations, love and romance, husband wife relationship, society, couples, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, world war two, marriage and family life plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in UK, USA, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as family saga: The Manns (2001), The Thorn Birds (1983), The Restaurant (2017), The Forsyte Saga (1967), Downton Abbey (2019), Poldark (2015), The Godfather (1972), The Forsyte Saga (2002), Hotel Adlon (2013), Black Raven (2001).

List of family saga movies

The Manns (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 312 min.
TV show
Story: Chronicle about Germany's most extraodinary literary family.
Style: family saga, captivating, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: world war two, exile, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, state affairs, parents and children, political unrest, artists and showbiz, writer's life, family relations, siblings relations, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 70s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: germany, switzerland
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The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 460 min.
TV show
Story: This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father ...
Style: sentimental, touching, family saga, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, older man younger woman relationship, catholic church, catholic priest, clergy, couple relations, tragic love, priest in love, love and romance, family life, sex with a priest, destiny ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: australia, vatican
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The Restaurant (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Monday May 7, 1945 – the Second World War finally comes to an end and a new, brighter future beckons. In the midst of central Stockholm celebrations, two strangers come together with a quick kiss, parting company immediately after. Upper-class ...
Style: family saga, captivating, light, stylized, visually appealing ...
Plot: family business, restaurant, brother brother relationship, male female relationship, mother son relationship, family relations, sexism, anti semitism, mother daughter relationship, emigrant, world war two, love ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 60s, 70s, 1940s
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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The Forsyte Saga (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Adaptation from John Galsworthy's novels.
Style: family saga, stylized, saga, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love affair, rich and poor, love and romance, love, dysfunctional family, parents and children, siblings relations, unfulfilled love, couple relations, unfulfillment, intrigue, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 20th century
Place: england, london
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Downton Abbey (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, China
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the ...
Style: sincere, family saga, captivating, atmospheric, disturbing
Audience: chick flick
Plot: estate, aristocracy, servant, butler, intrigue, country estate, domestic servant, aristocrat, class differences, country house, lie, man dances with a man ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: england, yorkshire, london
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Poldark (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ...
Style: captivating, family saga, realistic, saga, serious ...
Plot: countryside, society, estate, love affair, poverty, love and romance, rich and poor, master and servant, social differences, couple relations, family relations, english countryside ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1790s, victorian era, 19th century ...
Place: england, cornwall
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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, epic, atmospheric, dramatic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: mafia, organized crime, gangsters, greed, revenge, betrayal, crime family, pride and honor, corruption, murder, wedding, gang war ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: italy, new york, bronx new york city, europe, sicily ...
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The Forsyte Saga (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 276 min.
TV show
Story: In 2002, the first two books and the first interlude of John Galsworthy's trilogy The Forsyte Saga were adapted by Granada Television for the ITV network. Additional funding for this production was provided by American PBS station WGBH, the ...
Style: realistic, serious, family saga, touching, stylized ...
Plot: love affair, high society, society, love and romance, forbidden love, family relations, adultery, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfilled love, rich and poor, victorian england ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1920s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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Hotel Adlon (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: A three-part German mini-series about the luxury hotel in Berlin.
Style: family saga, suspenseful
Plot: hotel, german history, hotel owner, world war one, world war two, luxury hotel, suspense, family business, husband wife relationship, youth, family relations, friendship ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 1920s ...
Place: berlin germany
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Black Raven (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Russia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Two women who bear the same name and born of the same father, but do not know each other and do not suspect their kinship. However, their meeting is predetermined...
Style: family saga, touching, depressing, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: witchcraft, women, deception, love triangle, family relations, adultery, social relations, sisters, family problems, dysfunctional family, female protagonist, sister sister relationship ...
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Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots is a new television drama from the prolific writer, director and producer Tyler Perry. The show follows the complicated dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer family and the hired help who work in ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, family saga, dark ...
Plot: rich and poor, maid, master and servant, social differences, african american protagonist, family life, society, boss and employee, power relations, family relations, family problems, class differences ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Colorado Avenue (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the early 1900s, emigrant Hanna returns from Colorado to Finland. In America she was known as Dollar-Hanna, but in Finland she has to endure the Civil War and live through the prohibition. Hanna's independent spirit will guide her.
Style: touching, emotional, family saga, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, single parent, love and romance, society, getting home, hopes, mother daughter relationship, old love, generation gap, independent woman, civil war, death of husband ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: eastern europe, colorado, finland
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The House of the Spirits (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Denmark, Portugal
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sexy, melancholic ...
Plot: revolution, civil war, farm, magic realism, justice, dysfunctional family, politics, coup d'etat, rape, family relations, generation gap, dictatorship ...
Time: 1940s, 19th century, 1930s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: latin america, south america, chile
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Eternity (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of the women and relationships that define a family across a century.
Style: touching, sincere, family saga, sentimental, melancholic
Plot: eternity, birth, family relations, family history, life & death, family values, love, loss of spouse, loss of child, widow, funeral, death ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century
Place: paris france
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Siberiade (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 275 min.
Story: The evolution of a nation during six decades of turbulent history is dramatized via two families from opposing classes.
Style: family saga, realistic, serious, captivating, epic
Plot: parents and children, village, culture clash, homecoming, tragic love, wartime life, swamp, taiga, village life, forbidden love, political unrest, family life ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: siberia, russia, ussr
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On the Black Hill (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story covers eighty years in the lives of a pair of Welsh identical twins with an unusual bond, as they go through war, love affairs, and land disputes.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, family saga
Plot: twins, land dispute, farm, family relations, couples, politics, love and romance, siblings relations, husband wife relationship, biplane, horse riding, piano ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: wales, england
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The Camomile Lawn (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 258 min.
TV show
Story: Presents the lives and loves of a family of cousins from 1939 to the present. Follows very closely the Mary Wesley novel. Begins with a funeral and uses the reminiscences of those gathered to fill in details in the lives of Richard and Helena and ...
Style: controversial, sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, spanish civil war, family relations, family gatherings, cousin, couples, family problems, youth, love and romance, golden years, society, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1939
Place: england, europe, london, cornwall
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Under the North Star (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Perustuu Väinö Linnan samannimiseen romaanitrilogiaan, joka on yksi suomalaisen kirjallisuuden tärkeimmistä teoksista.
Style: family saga, epic, serious, captivating
Plot: court, class differences, rebel, brother brother relationship, revenge, husband wife relationship, socialism, socialist, working class, family history, class conflict, revolution ...
Time: 20th century, 1890s, turn of the century, 1910s
Place: finland
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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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I, Mattoni (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
TV show
Story: Biographical series about Heinrich Mattoni, capitalist of the early period of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, founder of the world-famous mineral water bottling company, a man of a dynamic and controversial fate.
Style: family saga, psychological, disturbing, captivating, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: self made man, husband wife relationship, flashback, mogul, ambitious man, business tycoon, male female relationship, family business, lifestyle, businessman, historical figure, historical character ...
Place: central europe, czech republic
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Borgia (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Borgia is a French-German-Czech historical drama television series created by Tom Fontana. The show recounts the Borgia family's rise to power and subsequent domination of the Papal States during the Renaissance. Borgia debuted in Italy via ...
Style: family saga, realistic, captivating, rough, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: renaissance, european history, political intrigue, power struggle, italian history, brother sister sex, historical character, leonardo da vinci, politics, ambition, clergy, political corruption ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: rome italy, italy, vatican, naples italy, europe ...
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The Best of Youth (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 366 min.
Story: Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, director Marco Tullio Giordana's passionate epic 'La Meglio Gioventu' follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: idealism, society, cafe, dishonesty, friendship, mental illness, politics, protest, police brutality, musician, character study, political corruption ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: italy, rome italy, lebanon, europe, turin italy ...
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Manure and Gillyflowers (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: A story about the life of Maximiliane Irene von Quindt based on a classic novel by Christine Bruckner .
Style: family saga
Plot: world war two, nobility, german history, strong female character, strong female lead, grandfather granddaughter relationship, world war one, fictional biography
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Under the North Star II (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Akseli Koskela returns from prison and tries to learn living again. He's not allowed to take part in politics anymore, but he sees a lot of injustice around him. He raises a family with his wife Elina while another war is around the corner...
Style: psychological, touching, family saga, epic, exciting
Plot: world war two, family relations, soldier, communism, countryside, male female relationship, hate, working class, communist, post war, village, lower class ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: finland
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Sunflower (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China, Netherlands
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Sunflower is the story of the Zhang family in Beijing father, mother and son across three decades, centering on the tensions and misunderstandings between father and son. Nine-year-old Xiangyang is having the time of his life, free of adult ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: lifestyle, family life, childhood, society, life is a bitch, youth, parents and children, revolution, father son relationship, generation gap, drawing, earthquake ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s
Place: china, asia, beijing china
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Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge works as a lawyer. The children have just grown up, and ...
Style: talky, melancholic, realistic, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: lawyer, culture clash, americana, family problems, society, introspection, human nature, parents and children, cancan dance, family relations, dysfunctional family, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california, kansas, paris france, poland ...
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Hold the Dream (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 195 min.
TV show
Story: Hold the Dream is a British two-part miniseries made in 1986, based on the novel of the same name by Barbara Taylor Bradford. It is the second book in the Emma Harte series, following A Woman of Substance. Hold the Dream continues the story of Emma ...
Style: family saga
Plot: heiress, limousine, husband wife relationship, grandmother granddaughter relationship, inheritance, death of friend, attempted rape, retirement, grandfather grandson relationship, dysfunctional marriage, department store, unrequited love ...
Place: new york, london, yorkshire
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Jasmine Flower (2004)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Zhang Ziyi plays the youngest of three generations of women who leads lives in Shanghai. Joan Chen plays the great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother. The film recounts this family, the mistakes they make, and a cycle that the granddaughter breaks ...
Style: family saga
Plot: mother, motherhood, generation gap, film industry, family relations, movie theatre, birth, actress, director, pregnancy, adopted daughter, adoption ...
Time: 1930s, 2000s, 50s, 80s
Place: shanghai, china
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The Family (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Family," an album with a velvet cover, is meant to touch the extended family of man. Formal portraits, bookends in this 80-year saga, enclose the central story, which opens with the baptism of Carlo, a baby in his grandfather's ...
Style: realistic, serious, talky, sentimental, family saga
Plot: family relations, world war two, elderly, unfulfillment, human nature, love and romance, dishonesty, golden years, family problems, couples, family gatherings, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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To Live (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry.
Style: epic, family saga, sad, touching, emotional ...
Plot: communism, chinese history, politics, cultural revolution, gambling, family relations, destiny, poverty, revolution, death, hospital, civil war ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, taiwan
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