Estranged family member movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant estranged family member movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, emotional, psychological and sincere films and TV shows about / with estranged family member, family relations, parents and children, death, estrangement, dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, storytelling, friendship and nudity (full frontal - brief) plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as estranged family member: Grandmother's Gold (2018), Lullaby (2014), Don't Look at Me That Way (2015), Feed Me with Your Words (2012), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Bran Nue Dae (2009), Before I Disappear (2014), Bernie (2011), Square Dance (1987), Responsible Child (2019).

List of estranged family member movies

Grandmother's Gold (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A brother and sister embark on a journey to retrieve an inheritance from their grandmother in the wake of economic collapse and impending apocalypse.
Style: captivating, feel good, not serious, humorous
Plot: inheritance, family relations, road trip, estranged family member, sibling relationship, puzzle, apocalypse, grandmother, family, solar power, economic crisis, siblings ...
Time: future, 2020s
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 6.2
 3K
Lullaby (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Estranged from his family, Jonathan (Hedlund) discovers his father has decided to take himself off life support in forty-eight hours’ time. During this intensely condensed period, a lifetime of drama plays out. Robert (Jenkins) fights a zero sum ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: mercy killing, terminal illness, parents and children, siblings relations, estrangement, family problems, life is a bitch, cancer, death in the family, estranged family member, profanity, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, new york, california
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Don't Look at Me That Way (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Mongolia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Hedi is the new neighbor of Iva, who raises her daughter Sophia by herself. The two women start a relationship and Iva is desperately in love with Hedi. Suddenly Iva’s father appears. Hedi feels strongly attracted to him. It seems that only one ...
Style: psychological, sexy, sincere, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: lgbt, adulthood, estranged family member, single mother, female nudity, lesbian sex, fall in love, love and romance, love, lesbian relationship, couples, lesbian couple ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mongolia
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Feed Me with Your Words (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In order to perfect his research, Robert travels to Italy, where he meets an unusual homeless man. Overwhelmed and confused by the unexpected encounter with that mysterious man, Robert begins to follow him and disappears without a trace...
Style: tense, psychological, unusual plot structure, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: disappearance, family relations, parent child relationship, estranged family member, missing son, missing person, research, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, male nudity, pubic hair, skinny dipping ...
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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, dark humor, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: eccentric family, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, redemption, eccentricity, depression, reconciliation, divorce, nervous breakdown, ex couple relations, parents and children, family conflict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.2
 2K
Bran Nue Dae (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the Summer of 1965 a young man is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome - fishing, hanging out with his mates and his girl. However his mother returns him to the religious mission for further schooling. After being punished ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: getting home, rebelliousness, teenage life, teenage love, on the road, self discovery, hopes, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, rebellion, love and romance, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: australia
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Before I Disappear (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the 2013 Academy Award® winning short film 'Curfew'. At the lowest point of his life, Richie gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his eleven-year-old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.
Style: melancholic, depressing, emotional, surreal, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, suicide attempt, uncle niece relationship, direction and purpose, low lives, babysitting, brother sister relationship, bowling, death of girlfriend, regret, estranged family member, life ...
Place: new jersey, new york
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 6.8
 57K
Bernie (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In small-town Texas, affable and popular mortician Bernie Tiede strikes up a friendship with Marjorie Nugent, a wealthy widow well known for her sour attitude. When she becomes controlling and abusive, Bernie goes to great lengths to remove himself ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, witty, intense ...
Plot: mortician, murder, small town, embezzlement, district attorney, confession of crime, prison visit, hidden corpse, crimes, crime, investigation, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
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 6.0
 863
Square Dance (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An awkward 13-year-old (Winona Ryder) leaves her cranky grandfather (Jason Robards) in rural Texas, to live with her mother (Jane Alexander) in Fort Worth.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, estranged family member, teenager, young love, starting over, young lovers, society, siblings relations, innocence lost, love affair, adolescence vs adulthood, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
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Responsible Child (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ray, a young boy on the cusp of adolescence who finds himself standing trial for murder. Moving into his mother Veronica's home to be with his elder brother Nathan, 23, Ray witnesses an argument which escalates into a violent axe attack ...
Style: suspense, bleak, realistic, factual, brutal ...
Plot: stepfather stepson relationship, killer child, legal action, murderer, murder, family problems, estranged family member, brutality, trial, father son relationship, legal, legislation ...
Place: england
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The Burning Dead (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A sheriff must rescue an estranged family from the impending eruption of a volcano, at the same time fighting off a horde of lava-filled zombies brought to life by the cursed mountains.
Style: psychotronic, suspenseful, suspense, scary, exciting ...
Plot: sheriff, zombie, volcano, rescue, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, native american, mother daughter relationship, volcanic eruption, father daughter relationship, curse, evacuation, danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.7
 452
Mad Bastards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: TJ is a mad bastard, and his estranged 13‐year‐old son Bullet is on the fast track to becoming one, too. After being turned away from his mother’s house, TJ sets off across the country to the Kimberly region of northwestern Australia to make ...
Style: sincere, touching, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, redemption, starting over, father son reunion, going straight, parents and children, introspection, estrangement, hopes, parent child relationship, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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 6.9
 2K
His Brother (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thomas has been estranged from his brother Luc for several years, due in part to his difficulties in dealing with Luc's homosexuality. But when Thomas is diagnosed with a rare blood disease, which is difficult to treat and impossible to cure, ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: terminal illness, gay, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, brother brother relationship, reconciliation, human nature, homosexual, suffering, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany
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Return to Christmas Creek (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As Christmas approaches, Amelia Hughes, a career-focused Chicago app developer lacking in holiday spirit, returns to her small hometown of Christmas Creek to rediscover the meaning of Christmas. There, she reunites with her childhood best friend ...
Style: entertaining, feel good, romantic, humorous, light
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: christmas, holiday, childhood friend, uncle niece relationship, christmas spirit, character change, programmer, small town life, transformation, adaptation, self discovery, homecoming ...
Place: wisconsin, chicago illinois
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 6.8
 2K
Thieves (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan's body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother Alex, a cop with a cleanliness fetish; siblings ...
Style: erotic, serious, sexy, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, crime, obsession, bathtub, neo noir, crimes, love triangle, siblings relations, couple relations, parents and children, family life, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: lyon, france, paris france
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Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.
Style: depressing, heartbreaking, psychological, emotional, sad ...
Plot: depression, sadness, family drama, loneliness, dysfunctional family, suicide attempt, death, loss, nephew, last will and testament, house fire, funeral ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston, massachusetts
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Me and Veronica (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two sisters share a disturbing family secret.
Plot: waitress, social worker, sister, suicide, welfare, estrangement, prison, rebel, marriage, hometown, flashback, miscarriage ...
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The Wild McCullochs (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A story about the rich McCulloch Family, their overbearing father and the children's misguided blaming him for everything that doesn't go right.
Style: saga
Plot: domineering father, parent child relationship, father son relationship, wealth, prison, drink, rumor, brother sister relationship, drag racing, kiss, fight, drunkenness ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: southern usa, texas
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 7.0
 159
The Gin Game (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This powerfully bittersweet comedy follows the relationship that develops between nursing home residents Fonsia (Mary Tyler Moore) and Weller (Dick Van Dyke) during a series of gin games in which their ailments, misfortunes and losses are exposed in ...
Plot: retirement home, genie, friendship, card playing, diabetes, dancing, filmed play, sad ending, estranged family member, divorced divorcee, apology, fight ...
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Cherry Blossoms (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: After finding out that her husband, Rudi, has a fatal illness, Trudi Angermeier arranges a trip to Berlin so they can see their children. Of course, the kids don't know the real reason they're visiting -- and the catch is, neither does ...
Style: touching, stylized, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, couple relations, family reunited, age difference, couples, romance, family, friendship, death in the family, parents and children, dancer, loss of spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, europe, asia, germany ...
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 6.2
 114K
The Visit (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents' remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense, dark ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: kids in trouble, siblings relations, danger, family relations, elderly, murder, parents and children, farm, grandfather granddaughter relationship, found footage, hide and seek, grandmother granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
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 6.7
 43K
Proof (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Catherine is a woman in her late twenties who is strongly devoted to her father, Robert, a brilliant and well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away. As Robert descends into madness, Catherine begins to wonder if she may ...
Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, clever ...
Plot: mathematics, mental illness, science, prodigy, student, paranoia, illness, university, manic, parents and children, family relations, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york, wisconsin, london
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The Piano Lesson (1995)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 1930's Pittsburgh, a brother comes home to claim "my half of the piano", a family heirloom; but his sister is not wanting to part with it. This is a glimpse of the conditions for African-Americans as well as some of the attitudes and ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, piano, estrangement, family problems, disagreement, family tradition, hopes, family in crisis, siblings relations, introspection, family life, piano lesson ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
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 6.9
 39K
Numb3rs (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Inspired by actual cases and experiences, Numb3rs depicts the confluence of police work and mathematics in solving crime as an FBI agent recruits his mathematical genius brother to help solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles from a ...
Style: tense, serious, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: genius, crime, murder investigation, prodigy, fbi, police detective, mathematics, crimes, mathematician, workplace, profiler, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Legends of the Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.
Style: captivating, sentimental, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, world war one, romance, friendship, sibling relationship, conflict, lovers, twists & turns, father son relationship, father son estrangement, death, sibling rivalry ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, 90s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, montana
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 5.1
 47K
The Grudge 2 (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Tokyo, a young woman is exposed to the same mysterious curse that afflicted her sister. The supernatural force, which fills a person with rage before spreading to its next victim, brings together a group of previously unrelated people who attempt ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, ghost, murder, curse, supernatural, serial killer, deadly, crimes, investigation, danger, hospital, haunted house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, chicago illinois, usa, asia ...
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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, dysfunctional family, mental illness, estrangement, playwright, family relations, family problems, secret society, parents and children, haunted by the past, human nature, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, usa
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 5.5
 19K
Darkness (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A teenage girl moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to discover that their gloomy new home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, gothic, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted house, solar eclipse, psychopath, ghost, supernatural, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery, vengeance, family, mysterious character, danger ...
Place: spain, europe
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 6.4
 2K
On My Way (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Deneuve plays sassy grandmother Cathy who takes to the road after being betrayed by her lover and learning her business is on the verge of bankruptcy on the same day. During a weeklong odyssey across France, she spends time with a grandson she ...
Style: road movie, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: elderly, strong female character, family relations, parents and children, self discovery, estrangement, aging, countryside, on the road, starting over, mother daughter relationship, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, brittany
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 8.2
 166
Sister, Sister (1982)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Heated confrontations and revelations result when a divorcee returns with her young son to the home of her two sisters.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, small town, family life, infidelity, siblings relations, starting over, love and romance, dysfunctional family, couple relations, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: north carolina, usa
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