Abusive stepfather movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant abusive stepfather movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, psychological, touching, suspenseful and suspense films and TV shows about / with abusive stepfather, family relations, youth, parents and children, teenage life, child abuse, death, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch and teenager plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as abusive stepfather: Pet Sematary II (1992), Serenity (2019), The Stepfather (2009), Up Against Amanda (2000), That Girl in Yellow Boots (2010), Fanny and Alexander (1982), Touchless (2013), Story of Jen (2008), Georgia Rule (2007), The Insect Woman (1963).

List of abusive stepfather movies

Pet Sematary II (1992)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The "sematary" is up to its old zombie-raising tricks again. This time, the protagonists are Jeff Matthews, whose mother died in a Hollywood stage accident, and Drew Gilbert, a boy coping with an abusive stepfather.
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, back from the dead, family in danger, dangerous animal, small town, death in the family, murder, abusive stepfather, supernatural, burial, gory, slasher ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1992, 1990s
Place: maine, usa, new england
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 5.4
 35K
Serenity (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Baker Dill is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen tracks him down with a desperate plea for help.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspense, tragic ...
Plot: father son relationship, abusive stepfather, fishing boat, neo noir, ex wife, husband, captain, existentialism, domestic violence, playing a video game, childhood trauma, male prostitution ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida
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 5.6
 32K
The Stepfather (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Michael Harding (Penn Badgley) returns home from military school to find his mother (Sela Ward) happily in love and living with her new boyfriend, David (Dylan Walsh). As the two men get to know each other, Michael becomes more and more suspicious ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family in danger, hidden identity, manic, youth, serial killer, crimes, uncover truth, serial murder, family problems, family relations, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon, salt lake city utah, new jersey
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Up Against Amanda (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After childhood abuse by her step-father and eight years in a juvenile psychiatric lockup, Amanda Lear is released. Her shrink is also her lover, who surreptitiously pays her rent on a nice house for a year. She moves in, takes one look at her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: female stalker, stalking, hidden camera, neighbor, obsession, mind game, dangerous attraction, danger, rivalry, mentally unstable, youth, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s
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That Girl in Yellow Boots (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An Anglo-Indian woman works in a seedy Mumbai massage parlor while trying to find her long-lost father.
Style: serious, bleak, tense, realistic
Plot: danger, family relations, parents and children, estrangement, woman in danger, society, father daughter incest, search for father, father daughter reunion, father daughter relationship, illegal alien, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, mumbai india, asia
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Fanny and Alexander (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, West Germany
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden.
Style: thought provoking, intellectual, sincere, disturbing, philosophical ...
Plot: christmas, bishop, ghost, childhood, child abuse, emotional abuse, brother sister relationship, marriage as hell, family relations, death of father, beating, remarry ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 90s, turn of the century
Place: sweden, eastern europe, tokyo
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 3.9
 183
Touchless (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Jolana (18) is an object of her stepf-father's desire. She is unable to cope, especially when her own mother turns a blind eye. Those events are heavily paid for when she finds herself working in a brothel. Her inability to cope raise a ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: brothel, teenage prostitute, female hysteria, mother daughter relationship, sexploitation, violence, prostitute, bad mother, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, self pity, teenager, rape ...
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 6.2
 132
Story of Jen (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A man commits suicide leaving a disturbing note. His wife and his daughter try to cope with it when the step-brother of the deceased visits them.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: manhunt, pregnancy, estrangement, parents and children, teenage life, odd couple, youth, escapades, on the run, family relations, single parent, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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 5.8
 24K
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: family problems, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, teenager, small town, confession, redemption, generation gap, uncontrollable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, san francisco, salt lake city utah, california ...
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The Insect Woman (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A woman, Tome, is born to a lower class family in Japan in 1918. The title refers to an insect, repeating its mistakes, as in an infinite circle. Imamura, with this metaphor, introduces the life of Tome, who keeps trying to change her poor life.
Style: witty, clever, biting, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: breast feeding, prostitute, incest, incestuous relationship, adultery, lust, family relations, forced sex, world war two, countryside, confession, greed ...
Time: 1910s, 1950s, 1940s, 1930s, 1960s ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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Scream for Help (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A teenaged girl discovers that her stepfather is trying to murder her and her mother, but when she tells people, no one will believe her.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, stepfather, teenager, abusive husband, home invasion, family in danger, danger, infidelity, family life, mental illness, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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Manhattan Night (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Porter Wren is a Manhattan tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy, and anything that passes for the truth. At home, he is a dedicated husband and father. But when Caroline, a seductive stranger asks him to ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: neo noir, blackmail, investigation, neo-noir, temptation, newspaper man, affair, death, journalist, secret, husband wife relationship, incest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, usa, new york
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 4.5
 636
Young Love (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jukka, 13, is coached in photography by his openly gay art teacher. With his dead father's old camera, Jukka sees Johanna, a beautiful girl in her early twenties being physically abused by her stepfather. With the help of the local fire ...
Plot: young love, age difference, coming of age, child abuse, abusive stepfather, modeling, religion, physical abuse, gay slur, photograph
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The Book of Henry (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Naomi Watts stars as Susan, a single mother of two, working as a waitress in a small town. Her son, Henry, is an 11-year-old genius who not only manages the family finances but acts as emotional support for his mother and younger brother. When Henry ...
Style: touching, emotional, sad, captivating, serious
Plot: boy genius, child prodigy, suicide, single mother, mother son relationship, brain tumor, small town, precocious child, genius, book, dancing, death of brother ...
Place: new york state
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Where Have All the Good Men Gone (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Realizing that her unknown biological father is probably alive, Sofia leaves behind a degrading and humiliating life and embarks on a journey with her naive half-sister Olivia, both girls hoping to find the caring father figure they so desperately ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, captivating
Plot: father daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, post traumatic stress, estranged father, girl, hitchhiker, post traumatic stress disorder, target practice, teenage girl in underwear, friendship between girls, veteran, stepfather ...
Place: scandinavia, denmark
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All the Little Animals (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An emotionally challenged young man named Bobby (Christian Bale) runs away from home in order to escape his abusive stepfather who has killed his pets. He meets an old man, Mr. Summers (John Hurt), who spends his time traveling and giving burials to ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, psychological, touching
Plot: on the run, pets, mental illness, murder, brain damage, ladybug, knife, pajamas, society, crimes, life is a bitch, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: cornwall, london
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 7.1
 1K
Wildflower (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: One day Sammy and his younger sister Ellie happen upon a cabin where Alice, a young, partially deaf girl with epilepsy is being kept by her abusive stepfather. The three soon become friends and hope to get Alice an education and help her escape from ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: rescue, dysfunctional family, friendship, disability, family relations, great depression, child abuse, countryside, epilepsy, mute or deaf, social misfits, best friends ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
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Hatred of a Minute (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A tragic love story/psychlogical thriller, Hatred of a Minute, is the story of a medical transcriptionist that becomes a serial killer because of his physically and mentally abusive past. His mind spirals out of control as a war between good and ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, psychopath, violence spree, serial killer, crimes, deadly, slasher, curses spells and rituals, hallucination, crime, doctors and patients, absent father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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 5.2
 114
Runaways (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Steve Moore is sixteen and lives with his younger sister, mother Cheryl and her boyfriend John, in a modest house in Bakersfield, California. An abusive and often intoxicated man, John rules the household, and though his attacks on Steve result in ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, psychological, humorous
Plot: juvenile delinquency, on the run, downfall, teenage life, dysfunctional family, family problems, destructive relationship, addiction, pregnancy, family relations, estrangement, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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Moon, Star & Sun (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A story combined by the lives of three night clubs girls in. Porsche is a once-famous aging night club girl; May is forced to work in a night club in order to pay her step-father's debt; and GiGi needs a huge amount of money in order to help ...
Plot: drugged drink, forced prostitution, interracial sex, loss of virginity, triad, abusive stepfather, sexual favor, overweight man
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This Boy's Life (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: single parent, domestic violence, coming of age, stepfather, friendship, child abuse, dysfunctional family, gay teenager, homosexual, family relations, mechanic, stepfather stepson relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: seattle, usa, united states, washington d.c., seattle washington ...
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 6.5
 631
Siblings (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Joe (Alex Campbell) and his siblings have a couple of problems. First off, their stepparents are despicably evil. Secondly, they seemed to have killed them. Now this mixed up mess of half-sisters and step-brothers have to figure out how to dispose ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, offbeat
Plot: lust, murder, dysfunctional family, teenage life, eccentric family, crime gone awry, youth, deadly, family problems, family life, siblings relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two teen girls, one from the city, one from the country, try to find the hidden gold of Bear Mountain learning about friendship, loyalty and courage on the way.
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, entertaining, light ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: adventure, friendship, teenage girl, gold, family, treasure hunt, teenage life, escapades, youth, small town, good versus evil, greed ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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The Flower of Evil (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three generations of a wealthy Bordeaux family are caught in the crossfire when Anne decides to run for mayor, thanks to a political pamphlet that revives an old murder scandal.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, suspense, clever ...
Plot: incest, haunted by the past, crimes, womanizer, bourgeoisie, forbidden love, parents and children, murder, family problems, society, politics, love and romance ...
Place: vichy
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Our Mother's Murder (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fact-based true crime story about the murder of publishing heiress Anne Scripps Douglas who, in 1989, married a young hunk who eventually killed her.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: crime, love and romance, crimes, deadly, family problems, family relations, couples, teenage life, murder, love affair, working class, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
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David Copperfield (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, orphan, charles dickens, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, power relations, manic, step parent, adulthood, down on your luck, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
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Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a contemporary fable loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment". Roseanne is outwardly a perfect and popular teen. However, her image is hiding the abuse at her stepfather's hands, and she decides to ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, clever, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, high school, dysfunctional family, suburbs, americana, guilt, rape, trial, crime and punishment, obsession, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 7.9
 335K
Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: depressing, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, divorce, childhood, stepsister stepsister relationship, divorced parents, abusive husband, parenting, parents and children, teenage life, marital problem, teenager, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2000s, year 2012 ...
Place: usa, texas, houston texas, austin texas
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 6.7
 930
Desert Bloom (1986)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story involves Rose Chismore's youth. She flashes back and remembers her coming-of-age. Her recollections are sometimes less than sweet, particularly those of her troubled and alcoholic step-father. Her memories of Robin, her first-love, ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, desert, dysfunctional family, alcohol abuse, family relations, working class, introspection, single parent, crumbling marriage, bittersweet, life is a bitch, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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Death and Nightingales (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: An epic tale of love, betrayal, deception, and revenge set in the beautiful, haunting countryside of Fermanagh in the North of Ireland in 1885.
Plot: catholic, dynamite, birthday, terrorist bombing, protestant, priest, abusive stepfather
Time: 19th century, quarry
Place: northern ireland
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