Generation gap movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant generation gap movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, melancholic, reflective, feel good and dramatic films and TV shows about / with generation gap, family relations, storytelling, parents and children, mentor, runaway, coming of age, father son relationship, dialogue and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as generation gap: October Sky (1999), The Wonder Years (1988), Modern Family (2009), Bend It Like Beckham (2002), A Hard Day's Night (1964), Dead Poets Society (1989), Saving Face (2004), Antonia's Line (1995), American Dreams (2002), Monsieur Ibrahim (2003).

List of generation gap movies

October Sky (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.
Style: realistic, touching, exciting, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids
Plot: follow your dream, generation gap, against the odds, teacher, small town, teenage life, mathematics, friendship, satellite, family relations, nasa, cold war ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: west virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
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The Wonder Years (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black. It ran on ABC from 1988 through 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988, following ABC's coverage of Super Bowl XXII. The show achieved a spot ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, generation gap, friends, childhood sweetheart, coming of age, suburbs, americana, family relations, teenager, high school, family, family life ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa
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Modern Family (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family. They give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, cynical, not serious
Plot: family relations, family life, marriage, parents and children, blended family, adolescence, everyday life, generation gap, gay father, gay, eccentric family, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern california, california
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Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, light, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: soccer, sport, football, generation gap, friendship, hinduism, immigrants, culture clash, coach, tradition, family relations, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, hamburg germany, germany ...
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A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Capturing John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in their electrifying element, 'A Hard Day's Night' is a wildly irreverent journey through this pastiche of a day in the life of The Beatles during 1964. The band ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, not serious, cult film ...
Plot: the beatles, backstage, culture clash, artists and showbiz, generation gap, fame, music, lifestyle, musician's life, rehearsal, older man younger woman relationship, adolescence ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, britain
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Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: philosophical, intellectual, uplifting, sentimental, motivational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, boarding school life, teacher, literature, poetry, dedicated educator, poet, philosophy, student, professor, suicide, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, new england, usa, harvard university
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Saving Face (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.
Style: touching, inter cultural, romantic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, lgbt, coming out, generation gap, romance, lesbian love, parents and children, fish out of water, single parent, lesbian sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, shanghai china, paris france, china ...
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Antonia's Line (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After World War II, Antonia and her daughter, Danielle, go back to their Dutch hometown, where Antonia's late mother has bestowed a small farm upon her. There, Antonia settles down and joins a tightly-knit but unusual community. Those around ...
Style: touching, sentimental, intellectual, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: village, village life, generation gap, philosophy, feminism, widow, friendship, human nature, introspection, single parent, world war two, family life ...
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American Dreams (2002)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Music, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Dreams is an American television drama program broadcast on the NBC television network, produced by Once A Frog and Dick Clark Productions in association with Universal Network Television and NBC Studios. The series was created by Jonathan ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, generation gap, family relations, coming of age, parents and children, friendship, hopes, love and romance, follow your dream, dysfunctional family, human spirit, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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Monsieur Ibrahim (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Monsieur Ibrahim is a story about a young Jewish boy in Paris who meets an old Muslim Turkish grocery store owner. The film touches the themes of friendship and love as the old man is a father figure to the boy as he teaches him of the Koran. The ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: muslim, friendship, adoption, generation gap, koran, family relations, man boy relationship, self discovery, coming of age, teaching the ways of the world, young heroes, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, albania, persia, turkey ...
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Freaky Friday (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mother and daughter bicker over everything -- what Anna wears, whom she likes and what she wants to do when she's older. In turn, Anna detests Tess's fiancé. When a magical fortune cookie switches their personalities, they each get a peek ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, date night, family outing ...
Plot: body swapping, high school, mother daughter relationship, child as adult, adult as child, switching roles, soul transference, fish out of water, parents and children, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, generation gap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Hud (1963)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, atmospheric, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, generation gap, rancher, americana, human nature, redemption, parents and children, family life, irresponsible, family problems, drinking alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: texas, usa, california
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The Wedding Banquet (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Taiwanese-American man is happily settled in New York with his American boyfriend. He plans a marriage of convenience to a Chinese woman in order to keep his parents off his back and to get the woman a green card. Chaos follows when his parents ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay couple, wedding, immigrants, generation gap, family relations, gay, comedy of errors, sexuality, couple relations, romance, family, eccentric family ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, new york, asia, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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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, thought provoking, atmospheric, emotional, intense ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: whale, loss of son, culture clash, tradition, generation gap, sexism, coming of age, destiny, childhood, parents and children, lifestyle, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand, australia
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A Bronx Tale (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mentor, loyalty, gang leader, coming of age, friendship, generation gap, nostalgia, mob boss, racial slur, mafia, murder witness ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1960, 20th century, year 1968
Place: bronx new york city, new york, usa, new york state, united states ...
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Georgia Rule (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Georgia Rule follows a rebellious, uncontrollable teenager who is hauled off by her dysfunctional mother to spend the summer with her grandmother. Her journey will lead all three women to revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding ...
Style: sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, small town, confession, redemption, generation gap, teenager, uncontrollable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, san francisco, salt lake city utah, california ...
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The House of the Spirits (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Portugal, Germany, Denmark, USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, family saga ...
Plot: revolution, generation gap, dictatorship, family relations, coup d'etat, civil war, parents and children, estate, political unrest, family life, farm, justice ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: latin america, chile, south america
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A River Runs Through It (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: beautiful scenery, fishing, childhood, wilderness, americana, generation gap, family relations, self discovery, coming of age, friendship, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: montana, usa
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Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: small town, self discovery, friendship, lesbian, small town life, feminism, midlife crisis, generation gap, aging, couple relations, family problems, elderly ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa, louisiana, united states
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The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.
Style: emotional, disturbing, atmospheric, thought provoking, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: suicidal, teenage life, suburban life, virginity, high school, coming of age, suburbs, innocence lost, overbearing parent, first love, generation gap, footsie under the table ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, yale university
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school slacker pretends to be sick to skip school and have an exciting day off alongside his girlfriend and his best buddy through Chicago, while trying to outwit his obsessive school principal and his unconformited sister along the way.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen comedy, kids, girls' night
Plot: suprisingly clever, coming of age, friendship, high school, generation gap, skipping school, family relations, when the parents are away, teacher, teenage life, independence, car theft ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, united states, california
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Since Otar Left (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Georgia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The one joy in the lives of a mother and daughter comes from the regular letters sent to them from Paris from the family's adored son, Otar. When the daughter finds out that Otar has died suddenly, she tries to conceal the truth from her ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, harsh, emotional ...
Plot: elderly, life is a bitch, human nature, protecting from truth, generation gap, parents and children, family problems, loss of child, society, dealing with death, mother daughter relationship, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, russia, usa ...
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17 Again (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the brink of a midlife crisis, 30-something Mike O'Donnell wishes he could have a "do-over." And that's exactly what he gets when he wakes up one morning to find he's 17 years old again. With his adult mind stuck inside ...
Style: feel good, entertaining, humorous, light, funny ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, date night, girls' night ...
Plot: high school, body swapping, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, youth, parents and children, family relations, high school life, adult as child, wish come true, cheerleader, popularity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s, year 1989 ...
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california
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Towelhead (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War.
Style: melancholic, disturbing, compassionate, enigmatic, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: pedophilia, older man younger woman relationship, small town, racism, coming of age, sex with a minor, sexual abuse, neighbor, gulf war, child abuse, sexuality, generation gap ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1991, year 1990
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, california
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The Music Never Stopped (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Henry struggles to bond with his estranged son, Gabriel, who suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. With Gabriel unable to shed the beliefs and interests that caused their physical and emotional distance, Henry must ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, based on true events, realistic ...
Plot: father son relationship, human spirit, introspection, terminal illness, estrangement, treatment, parents and children, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, generation gap, redemption, therapist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Radio Free Roscoe (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Radio Free Roscoe was a Canadian television series filmed in Toronto, Ontario. The show was produced by Decode Entertainment, and it first aired on 1 August 2003 on Family, in Canada. It has also been dubbed in French in the province of Quebec and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, sincere, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: radio, friends, rebelliousness, teenage life, lifestyle, high school life, generation gap, high school, misfit, underground, radio show, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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White Teeth (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: An adaptation of Zadie Smith's bestseller concerning the lives of two families from as far back as the 1800s and India to late 1990s Willesden.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic, multicultural
Plot: family relations, interracial relations, opposites attract, couple relations, social decay, society, immigrants, youth, family problems, generation gap, couples, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 90s, 20s ...
Place: london, europe, england, bangladesh
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DreamKeeper (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 174 min.
Story: In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to the great powwow, an Indian meeting. While traveling, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, atmospheric, feel good, semi serious
Plot: native americans, native american, on the road, obsessive quest, good versus evil, self discovery, human nature, friendship, culture clash, society, escapades, gang ...
Place: usa, south dakota, montana, new mexico
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The Namesake (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: arranged marriage, culture clash, immigrants, childhood, marriage, family life, rebel, newlyweds, tragic event, family problems, society, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, 90s ...
Place: new york, taj mahal, usa, kolkata, india ...
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Amour (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.
Style: philosophical, sincere, emotional, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: elderly, elderly lovers, death, aging, illness, love, daughter, nurse, husband wife relationship, fighting illness, nursing, supportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
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