Genealogy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant genealogy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic, sexy, unusual plot structure and talky films and TV shows about / with genealogy, family relations, storytelling, mentor, culture clash, catastrophe, greed, life philosophy, vengeance and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
genealogy movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as genealogy: Roots (1977), Chronicle of My Mother (2011), Under Water (2003), Stealth (2006), Little Senegal (2000), The House in Nightmare Park (1973), Perfect Strangers (2001), Roots: The Next Generations (1979), This Is My Father (1998), Tess (1979).

List of genealogy movies

Roots (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 588 min.
TV show
Story: African teen Kunta Kinte, brought to America to be enslaved, and the generations of his family.
Style: uplifting, realistic, thought provoking, touching, emotional ...
Plot: slavery, racism, civil war, american civil war, human spirit, interracial relations, family history, escape attempt, freedom, discrimination, injustice, social problems ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1860s, 1820s, 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, africa, england
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Chronicle of My Mother (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Best-selling novelist Kosaku Igami has made a career out of using his family as fodder for his novels, much to their dismay. When his mother, the spirited family matriarch, is diagnosed with dementia, Igami must come to terms with the toll his own ...
Plot: tennis, guardian, straw hat, japanese teenager, cigarette, flower, golf, research, torch, husband and wife, porter, shame ...
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Under Water (2003)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Yonatan, Michal's dad, turned orthodox and left her family when she was very yang. 7 years later, when he appears at her mother's funeral, all the anger and tensions in the family are brought up again. Michal on the other hand, is very ...
Plot: coming of age, swimming, teenage girl, judaism, orthodox jew, teenager, father daughter relationship, funeral, family relations, genealogy, death of mother, youth ...
Place: israel
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Stealth (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lionel is a happy gay man with a great career and an open-minded family that accepts his loyal lover, Serge. But things start to unravel when he meets a pretty Polish immigrant who is about to be deported and decides to marry her.
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, immigrants, on the road, pregnancy, self discovery, family life, lovers reunited, coming out, couples, love and romance, obsessive quest, society ...
Place: switzerland, poland, france, europe, warsaw poland
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Little Senegal (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria, France, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Passionné par l'histoire de son peuple, Alloune, un vieux guide du musée africain "La Maison des Esclaves" à Gorée, part en pèlerinage pour retrouver les descendants de ses ancêtres aux Etats-Unis. Cet émouvant voyage va le ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: family relations, immigrants, family tradition, society, obsessive quest, elderly, family history, fake marriage, interracial relations, racism, uncle nephew relationship, ancestry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, harlem, usa, south carolina, senegal ...
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The House in Nightmare Park (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Comedy legend Frankie Howerd stars as the victim of sinister shenanigans in this hilarious spoof of British horror films of the early ‘70s. Starring Hugh Burden and Oscar winner Ray Milland, and written by Terry Nation. Foster Twelvetrees, a ...
Style: macabre, cult film, psychotronic
Plot: snake, parody, family, struggling actor, dead brother, greed, birth certificate, map, dancing, heir, stabbed in the back, murder ...
Time: 1900s, edwardian era, 20th century
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Perfect Strangers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 238 min.
TV show
Story: A darkly comic tale of a young man who comes face to face with his huge family - a variety of eccentrics, all of whom are hiding secrets from their pasts. At a family reunion Raymond is presented with a copy of the family tree and is absolutely ...
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, twists and turns, witty ...
Plot: family reunited, family relations, reunion, haunted by the past, uncover truth, estrangement, family feud, dishonesty, family gatherings, family life, hotel, family secrets ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe
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Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 840 min.
TV show
Story: The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, uplifting, epic, emotional ...
Plot: racism, american civil war, political unrest, culture clash, interracial relations, world war two, family relations, world war one, society, state affairs, bittersweet, innocence lost ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s, 60s, 1880s ...
Place: africa, usa, tennessee, alabama
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This Is My Father (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When schoolteacher Kieran Johnson (James Caan) discovers that his father was not a French sailor (as he had been led to believe) but rather an Irish farmer, Kieran looks to his mother (Moya Farrelly) for answers. When she refuses to provide any, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: bittersweet, small town, romance, coming of age, family problems, couples, social relations, family relations, family in crisis, couple relations, misfit, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ireland, chicago illinois, illinois, usa, europe ...
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Tess (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 186 min.
Story: This multiple-Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanski is an exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles. A strong-willed peasant girl (Nastassja Kinski, in a gorgeous breakthrough) is sent by her father to the ...
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: tragic love, period piece, rape, innocence lost, family relations, love, farmer, revenge, marriage, peasant, nobility, destiny ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, brazil
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Ridicule (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.
Style: witty, talky, humorous, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: royal court, footsie under the table, duel, intrigue, nudity (full frontal - brief), manipulation, flower, bedroom, manipulations, society, ambition, court ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s
Place: versailles, france, england, paris france
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Switzerland
Duration: 142 min.
Story: James Bond tracks archnemesis Ernst Blofeld to a mountaintop retreat where he's training an army of beautiful but lethal women. Along the way, Bond falls for Italian contessa Tracy Draco -- and marries her in order to get closer to Blofeld. ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, heroes, secret agents, undercover, suicide attempt, world domination, gadget, bio weapon, kilt, honeymoon, daughter, suicide ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: switzerland, england, alps, london, portugal ...
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The MatchMaker (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marcy, a worker in the reelection campaign of bumbling Senator John McGlory, is sent to Ireland on a quest to find the Irish ancestry of Sen. McGlory, to help him win the Irish vote. But when Marcy arrives in the small village of Ballinagra, she ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, witty, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: election campaign, small town life, irish, romance, small town, culture clash, politics, couple relations, love affair, looking for love, fall in love, village life ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, boston, usa, europe
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The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A tale of passion, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity presents him with a chance to change it.
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, captivating, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, trial, false accusation, deception, crimes, crime, infidelity, life is a bitch, couples, self discovery, existentialism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: california, usa
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Little Fockers (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get in with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, Jack's suspicions ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, absurd ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: eccentric family, parents and children, nothing goes right, in-laws, family relations, family disapproval, youth, disorder, comedy of errors, family gatherings, suburbs, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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King Ralph (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, witty, funny ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: fish out of water, culture clash, king, family relations, royal family, rise to the top, head of state, goofy hero, fall in love, cons and scams, disorder, silly humor ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: england, las vegas, buckingham palace, usa, europe ...
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I Never Sang for My Father (1970)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hackman plays a New York professor who wants a change in his life, and plans to get married to his girlfriend and move to California. His mother understands his need to get away, but warns him that moving so far away could be hard on his father. ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, elderly, aging, family relations, father son relationship, professor, parent child relationship, estrangement, couples, family problems, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, california
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Equus (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A psychiatrist, Martin Dysart, investigates the savage blinding of six horses with a metal spike in a stable in Hampshire, England. The atrocity was committed by an unassuming seventeen-year-old stable boy named Alan Strang, the only son of an ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: horse, psychiatrist, obsession, mental illness, introspection, teenage life, atrocity, zoophilia, religion, male nudity, power relations, doctors and patients ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, ancient greece, greece
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Game of Swords (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Hungary
Duration: 109 min.
Story: At the height of the Spanish Inquisition, high-ranking noblemen begin dropping like flies, with alarming frequency and unexplained violence. But can local 16th-century sheriff Ruy de Mendoza (Christopher Lambert) discern who's responsible when ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, anti semitism, love triangle, murder, mystery, investigation, deadly, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 16th century
Place: spain, europe
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Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Wanting to escape city life for the countryside, New Yorkers Cooper Tilson (Quaid), his wife Leah (Stone) and their two children move into a dilapidated old mansion still filled with the possessions of the previous family. Turning it into their ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: country house, danger, family problems, mystery, crimes, teenage girl, murder, hospital, horse, haunted house, twists & turns, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, Japan, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.
Style: meditative, humorous, contemplative, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: actor, conversation, lifestyle, family relations, friendship, musician, interview, coffee, smoking, cigarette, social relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 1920s
Place: usa, california, paris france, las vegas, memphis ...
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