Neglect movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant neglect movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspense, touching, psychological and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with neglect, youth, family relations, coming of age, teenager, runaway, children, childhood, dysfunctional family and boy plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
neglect movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as neglect: Flight of the Red Balloon (2007), Nobody Knows (2004), Debating Robert Lee (2004), Empire of Dirt (2013), Capernaum (2018), Meet (2021), Savannah Smiles (1982), My Ain Folk (1973), The Voices (2014), The Violators (2015).

List of neglect movies

Flight of the Red Balloon (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: France, Taiwan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The first part in a new series of films produced by Musée d'Orsay, 'Flight of the Red Balloon' tells the story of a French family as seen through the eyes of a Chinese student. The film was shot in August and September 2006 on ...
Style: absurd, enigmatic, art house, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: nanny, single parent, imaginary friend, loneliness, existentialism, parents and children, neglect, boy, family, youth, childhood, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, japan, brussels
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Nobody Knows (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira must care for his younger siblings after their mother leaves them and shows no sign of returning.
Style: depressing, touching, serious, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: childhood, poverty, innocence lost, dysfunctional family, young kid, malnutrition, child abandonment, tragedy, children, coming of age, family relations, character study ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, california
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The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sad
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, youth, homeless, life is a bitch, teenage life, lifestyle, friendship, working class, urban ghetto life, hopes, forceful separation, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brooklyn new york city, usa, new york
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Debating Robert Lee (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of jaded high school students sign up for a debate class taught by a tough, combative teacher from the Georgia Military Academy who teaches them that life is debate and DEBATE IS WAR.
Style: serious, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: high school student, high school, debate, racial tension, father son relationship, teacher, neglect, homosexual, dysfunctional family, competition, suicide attempt, abuse ...
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Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, former parole officer Marilyn Gambrell and a colleague set up a pioneer trial-based program in one of America's toughest high schools to help the children of incarcerated parents regain control of their own lives and not ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, feminist film
Plot: support group, dedicated educator, idealism, against the odds, human spirit, society, hopes, teenage life, teachers and students, child abuse, children, neglect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
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Empire of Dirt (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Like many Native families, Lena Mahikan grew up in the cycle of abuse. Her father, a residential school survivor, was an alcoholic until he killed himself when Lena was 10. Her mother, only 14 years her senior, turned to the slots. By the time Lena ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, single parent, social misfits, youth, society, family life, parents and children, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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Capernaum (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, France, Cyprus, Qatar, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Zain, a 12-year-old boy scrambling to survive on the streets of Beirut, sues his parents for having brought him into such an unjust world, where being a refugee with no documents means that your rights can easily be denied.
Style: social, sad, thought provoking, rough, cynical ...
Plot: poverty, traumatic childhood, slum, misery, child abuse, neglected child, refugee, child labor, child protagonist, life is a bitch, low lives, starving child ...
Time: 2010s, future
Place: lebanon, beirut lebanon
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Meet (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A remake of Zee Sarthak’s Sindura Bindu. Despite her efforts to provide for her family, Meets disregard for societal gender norms and her nonconformist job as a delivery agent make her an unsuitable girl in the eyes of her family.
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: gender equality, family problems, social issues, relationship problems, family, lifestyle, social problems, female protagonist, family relations, gender, gender roles, neglect ...
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Savannah Smiles (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The young daughter of a politician runs away due to lack of attention. She hides in the car of two not too bright crooks who are slowly converted into parent figures as the police web closes down on the supposed kidnappers.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sexy, tear jerker ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: runaway, family, youth, kidnapping, politician, memory, lone hero, loneliness, kids and family, love, love story, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: salt lake city utah, utah, san francisco
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My Ain Folk (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: When Jamie's maternal grandmother dies, he and his brother Tommy are separated - Tommy is taken off to a welfare home and Jamie goes to live with his other grandmother and uncle. His life is far from happy, filled with silence, rejection and ...
Style: art house, sincere, touching, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: youth, childhood, children, autobiography, neglect, family problems, kids in trouble, boarding school, family relations, realism, mental illness, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
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The Voices (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A mentally unhinged factory worker must decide whether to listen to his talking cat and become a killer, or follow his dog's advice to keep striving for normalcy.
Style: disturbing, surreal, psychological, humorous, suspense ...
Audience: kids, date night
Plot: mental illness, serial killer, psychiatrist, hearing voices, psychopath, murder, paranoia, twists and turns, factory, pets, bowling, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Violators (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When Shelly meets Rachel, two dysfunctional girls from radically opposed backgrounds set off on a collision course that will leave one of them shattered, the other re-born. Set in the forsaken wastelands of Cheshire's little-seen urban ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, psychological, captivating
Plot: women, abusive father, underage sex, life is a bitch, social differences, class differences, social misfits, female protagonist, beauty, abuse, liar, prison ...
Place: northern england
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Tallulah (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Desperate to be rid of her toddler, a dissatisfied Beverly Hills housewife hires a stranger to babysit and ends up getting much more than she bargained for.
Style: touching, sentimental, melancholic, emotional, reflective ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: homeless, loneliness, kidnapping, friendship, existentialism, subway, coming of age, abusive mother, baby, mentor, women, nanny ...
Place: new york, new jersey, california, ireland
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The Northerners (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A black comedy set in the 1960s in a small Netherlands community, populated by a cast of eccentrics, all of whom hold a range of sexual obsessions and frustrated desires.
Style: art house, slasher, sexy, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: butcher, surrealism, teenager, neglect, suburbs, neighbor, human nature, family life, parents and children, couple relations, small town, eccentric family ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: netherlands, holland, europe
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My Way Home (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Jamie leaves the children's home to live with his paternal grandmother. After working in a mine and in a tailor's shop, he is conscripted into the RAF, and goes to Egypt, where he is befriended by Robert, whose undemanding companionship ...
Style: art house, realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: youth, child neglect, autobiography, lgbt, neglect, friends, coming of age, military, society, hopes, soldier, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century
Place: scotland, egypt, middle east, africa, europe ...
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Tough Enough (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: From the youth directed novel of the same name by Greogor Tressnow comes a film by Detlev Buck that is a realistic portrait of life in the section of Berlin called Neukölln. It’s about power and weakness, delinquents and victims, and the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: juvenile delinquency, street gang, youth gang, coming of age, gang, friendship, crimes, urban ghetto, parents and children, high school life, urban ghetto life, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
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75 (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A car crash victim, humiliated housewife and two repressed teens are connected by their relationships with hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against ...
Style: suspense, psychological, tense, depressing, sad ...
Audience: kids
Plot: strong female character, double life, organized crime, drug use, secret life, social realism, secret, friendship between men, paranoia, doctor patient relationship, social problems, psychiatrist ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, year 2016
Place: america, midwest, usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio ...
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My Life as a Zucchini (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: After his mother’s death, Zucchini is befriended by a kind police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. There, with the help of his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and ...
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, compassionate, adult animation ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: loneliness, alcoholic, orphan, introvert, orphanage, friendship, boy, children, accidental killing, adoption, alone, tragedy ...
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The Lock In (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Story: In the spring of 2010, a church lock in at First Baptist Church was organized by Pastor Chris. In the first hour of the lock in, one of the students, Justin, had an unusual “incident” and was “inconsolable.” It was reported that he calmed ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, tense, psychotronic ...
Plot: found footage, evil, demon, church, underage, paranormal activity, baptist, victim, pastor, demonic possession, student, paranormal ...
Time: year 2010
Place: usa, colorado
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In the House (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his ...
Style: suspense, witty, enigmatic, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: writers, teacher, high school, school, literature, student, art, obsession, voyeurism, privacy invasion, stalking, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
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Those She Left Behind (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Scott and Sue Grimes are a happily married and affluent young couple who are about to start a family together. Unfortunately, that plan gets turned completely upside-down when Sue dies suddenly and unexpectedly while giving birth to their daughter. ...
Plot: doctor, baby, death, father daughter relationship, neglect, real estate agent, grief, loss of wife, therapist, bereavement, death of wife, single parent ...
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Gang Girl (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A troubled girl involved in a female gang called The Croniks, commits a crime and is sent to a "Scared Straight" program to meet the reformed leader who created it 25 years ago.
Plot: gangsters, taxi driver, daughter, drug addiction, violence, girl gang, conundrum, african american, latina, male female relationship, neglect, urban
Place: bronx new york city
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Standing Tall (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Malony and his education as he grows from a six-year-old into an 18-year-old. A minors’ judge and a caseworker work tirelessly to try to save the young offender.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, touching, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquent, social worker, juvenile delinquency, teen angst, judge, teenage boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, imprisonment, strong female character, compassion, anger, nervousness ...
Time: contemporary, year 1997
Place: france
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The Magicians (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Brakebills University is a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, fairy tale, suspenseful ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: magic, fantasy world, supernatural ability, magician, wizards and magicians, supernatural power, studying, wizards, school, college, magic spell, betrayal ...
Place: new york
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Grown Up Movie Star (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of Ruby, 13, determined to grow up fast after her mother runs away to become a movie star, leaving Ruby with her hopelessly rural father.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, single father, family relations, teenage sexuality, teenage girl, blind ambition, ambition, teenage life, gender, parents and children, rebelliousness, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, newfoundland
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The Verdict (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, atmospheric, suspense, intense ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, redemption, lawyer, justice, character study, legal action, fighting the system, legal, court, investigation, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new york
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Super 8 (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, thought provoking, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: childhood, monster, alien, small town, ufo, friendship, adventure, young heroes, creature, youth, coming of age, train crash ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, future, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: ohio, usa
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Rain (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Janey is on vacation with her brother, Jim, mother, Kate, and father Ed, at their beach house on the Mahurangi Peninsual in New Zealand. Ed and Kate, who are on the verge of divorce, sit around in the back yard all day drinking whiskey and Janey and ...
Style: sexual, bleak, melancholic, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, vacation, women, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, infidelity, crumbling marriage, youth, love and romance, marriage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new zealand, iowa, tokyo, australia
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Madeline (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The adventurous, young Madeline is very good at getting into trouble, but she's also fantastic at solving problems as well, and her school-mistress Miss Clavel is not too approving of her. The biggest problem comes up when Lord Covington ...
Style: humorous, touching, melancholic, talky, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, preschoolers
Plot: school, orphan, kidnapping, rescue, children, adventure, chase, girl, coming of age, family, mischievous children, amateur detective ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 50s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Irreconcilable Differences (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Alternating between the past and the present, a precocious little girl sues her selfish, career-driven parents for emancipation, surprising them both.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: divorce, filmmaking, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), womanizer, battle of the sexes, family relations, dysfunctional family, hollywood, self discovery, custody, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, africa, middle east, egypt
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