Absent parent movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant absent parent movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out touching, serious, realistic, humorous, captivating and feel good films and TV shows about / with absent parent, family relations, friendship, teenager, school, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, kiss, mother son relationship and family plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as absent parent: Name Me (2014), Nightmaster (1988), Satan's Slaves (2017), Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985), The Glass Menagerie (1973), Two Is a Family (2016), Infinitely Polar Bear (2014), Grown Up Movie Star (2009), Sons of Tucson (2010), The Glass Menagerie (1966).

List of absent parent movies

 6.4
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Name Me (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A practical joke ends up very wrong in Nigina Sayfullaevas curious youth drama. Two seventeen year old Moscow girls, Olya and Sasha, are visiting Olya's long lost father who lives in Crimea, when they decide to switch places and pretend to be ...
Style: emotional, serious, social, sentimental, neurotic
Plot: teenager, friendship between girls, deception, romantic obsession, absent parent, wild party, father daughter relationship, father daughter reunion, beach resort, jealousy, brawl, body swapping ...
Place: crimea
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 3.6
 685
Nightmaster (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Robbie and his girlfriend, Amy, are among a group of students who play their private night games in the romantic thriller that catapulted Kidman to center stage. On screen throughout, Kidman discovers what will happen when a friendly game becomes ...
Style: serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, deadly, crimes, adventure, rivalry, martial arts, absent parent, high school sports, drug dealer, vietnam veteran, wheelchair, fight ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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Satan's Slaves (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Indonesia, South Korea
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After the death of Rini's mother, something is disturbing her family.
Style: suspense, asian horror, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: loss of mother, funeral, money problems, siblings, family, ghost, cemetery, sign language, wheelchair, radio, rescue, occult ...
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Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Natalie allows her classmate Jeff, who ran away from home after a fight with his stepfather, to stay at her place while her father is away on a business trip. Natalie soon starts dating Jeff's friend James Casey, who isn't as faithful as ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, fall in love, coming of age, love triangle, teenager, friends, teenage love, teen romance, platonic, family relations, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
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The Glass Menagerie (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Amanda Wingfield dominates her children with her faded gentility and exaggerated tales of her Southern belle past. Her son plans escape; her daughter withdraws into a dream world. When a "gentleman caller" appears, things move to crisis ...
Style: touching, gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: single parent, family problems, family relations, collection, dull life, society, unfulfillment, family gatherings, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, suburban life, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri
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Two Is a Family (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A man without attachments or responsibilities suddenly finds himself with an abandoned baby and leaves for London to try and find the mother. Eight years later after he and his daughter become inseparable Gloria's mother reappears.
Style: funny, feel good, inspirational, touching, sentimental
Plot: single father, parenting, terminal illness, stuntman, parent child relationship, father daughter relationship, absent mother, single parent, childhood, abandoned by mother, learning the truth, child custody ...
Place: london
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Infinitely Polar Bear (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don't make the overwhelming task any easier.
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: bipolar disorder, family relations, parents and children, husband wife relationship, mental illness, trust, neighbor, medication, semi autobiographical, nervous breakdown, youth, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 60s, year 1978, year 1967 ...
Place: usa, boston, new york, massachusetts, new england
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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: sincere, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, family relations, single father, blind ambition, ambition, teenage life, rebelliousness, parents and children, gender, lgbt, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, newfoundland
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Sons of Tucson (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sons of Tucson is a family comedy about three brothers who hire a charming, wayward schemer to stand in as their father when their real one goes to prison. What begins as a business relationship evolves into something more complex and compelling: a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, captivating, feel good, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cons and scams, youth, family relations, family, disorder, friendship, brother brother relationship, single parent, school, homeless, debt, loser ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona
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The Glass Menagerie (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play about restless young warehouse worker and would-be poet, Tom Wingfield, his fragile, reclusive sister, Laura, and his colorful but overbearing mother, Amanda, all living together in a shabby apartment ...
Plot: absent parent, domineering mother, sibling relationship, theatre play, anxiety, overbearing mother, dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, family relations, mother son relationship
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 7.3
 1K
Jack (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Although he is only ten years old, Jack is responsible for himself and his little brother Manuel and this fills him with pride. Their single mother works during the day and often goes out at night. There’s no father in sight. One day, Manuel burns ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, young heroes, life turned upside down, family relations, child as adult, boy, journey, youth, search, self discovery, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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What's Going On With My Sister (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mitsuki (Tenka Hashimoto) and Yuya (Yukichi Kobayashi) become stepsister and stepbrother because of their parents' marriage. Mitsuki can't get along with her new family and Yuya doesn't know how to approach his new stepsister. One ...
Style: humorous, romantic, sexy, romanticism, psychological ...
Plot: japanese schoolgirl, stepbrother stepsister relationship, taboo, unrequited love, teenager, forbidden love, spirit, teenage sexuality, life after death, family relations, schoolgirl, incestuous relationship ...
Place: osaka japan, japan
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 7.0
 1K
Close-Knit (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: After being neglected by her mother, a little girl is taken in by her uncle and his transgender girlfriend, who create a loving home for her.
Plot: transsexual, uncle niece relationship, dementia, lgbt, retirement home, gay slur, child protagonist, knitting, flashback, absent parent, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, school ...
Place: japan
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My Life as a Zucchini (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 66 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: sincere, touching, psychological, compassionate, puppet animation ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: orphanage, loneliness, boy, alcoholic, friendship, accidental killing, adoption, police officer, introvert, alone, orphan, tragedy ...
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Out of This World (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Out Of This World is an American fantasy sitcom about a teenage girl who is half alien, which gives her unique supernatural powers. It first aired in syndication from September 17, 1987 and ended on May 25, 1991. During its first season, the series ...
Style: humorous, light, funny, feel good, entertaining ...
Plot: alien race, alien, magical power, teenage girl, supernatural power, father daughter relationship, alien species, stopped time, alien technology, magic, mother daughter relationship, alien planet ...
Place: california
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 7.6
 99K
Gifted (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.
Style: inspirational, sweet, touching, emotional, light ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: child prodigy, genius, school, childhood, mathematics, uncle niece relationship, teacher, girl, child custody, friendship, family, happiness ...
Time: year 1998
Place: florida, boston, california
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 6.0
 605
Ricky 6 (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on the true story of drugs, satanism, and murder in the upper class town of Northport, Long Island in 1984.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, dark
Plot: teen angst, devil worship, drug use, teenager, occult, murder, cult, small town, suicide, stupidity, satanism, satan ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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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: touching, suspense, disturbing, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: social worker, teenage sex, juvenile delinquent, teen angst, children's home, teenage boy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, imprisonment, juvenile delinquency, anger, judge, compassion ...
Time: contemporary, year 1997
Place: france
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 11K
Handsome Devil (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A music-mad 16-year-old outcast at a rugby-mad boarding school forms an unlikely friendship with his dashing new roommate.
Style: gay cinema, disturbing, captivating, touching, thought provoking
Plot: gay teenager, gay slur, gay, homosexuality, gay crush, friendship between men, team, outcast, friendship, misfit, school, gay protagonist ...
Place: ireland
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The Mystery of The Trinidad (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The strange relation between two brothers.
Style: touching, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: adventure, treasure hunt, family relations, parents and children, escapades, ship, ocean, ocean or sea, father son relationship, inheritance, nudity (full frontal - brief), supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
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The Safety of Objects (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, tense ...
Plot: family relations, coma, dysfunctional family, family life, parents and children, couple relations, society, crumbling marriage, single parent, family problems, suburbs, small town ...
Time: contemporary
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Just One of the Guys (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Terry Griffith loses her high school's writing competition, she's convinced that it's because she's a girl. So Terry decides to change high schools and pose as a boy to prove her point. Her brother, Buddy, helps her pass as ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cross dressing, high school, switching roles, hidden identity, sexism, adolescence, romance, college, fish out of water, disorder, goofy hero, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, phoenix arizona, tucson arizona, arizona, new jersey
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The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A boy is left alone in a Jewish neighborhood in the year of 1970, where both world cup and dictatorship happen in Brazil.
Style: emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: politics, political unrest, dictatorship, working class, life is a bitch, family relations, understanding, friendship, parents and children, eccentric family, down on your luck, football ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970
Place: brazil, latin america, sao paulo brazil
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 36K
The Good Son (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of psychotic behavior.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: children, murder, problem child, sociopath, danger, manipulation, crimes, parents and children, deception, sadism, disbelieving adult, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: maine, japan, usa, asia, new england
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