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, emotional, touching, sincere and melancholic films and TV shows about / with estranged family member, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death, estrangement, storytelling, mother daughter relationship, redemption and mentor 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: Lullaby (2014), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Before I Disappear (2014), Bernie (2011), Square Dance (1987), Grandmother's Gold (2018), The Burning Dead (2015), Don't Look at Me That Way (2015), Mad Bastards (2010), Feed Me with Your Words (2012).

List of estranged family member movies

 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, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: mercy killing, terminal illness, estrangement, siblings relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, cancer, death in the family, estranged family member, dealing with death, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa
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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, depression, reconciliation, divorce, nervous breakdown, ex couple relations, parents and children, family conflict, uptight character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Before I Disappear (2014)
Genre: 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, sentimental, surreal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, suicide attempt, uncle niece relationship, direction and purpose, low lives, babysitting, brother sister relationship, bowling, death of girlfriend, estranged family member, regret, life ...
Place: new jersey, new york
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 6.8
 56K
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, semi serious, humorous, witty, intense ...
Plot: murder, small town, mortician, embezzlement, district attorney, hidden corpse, prison visit, confession of crime, crime, crimes, investigation, unlikely couple ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
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 6.0
 848
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: sentimental, serious, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, estranged family member, teenager, promiscuity, couples, innocence lost, youth, single parent, social relations, family relations, young lovers, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
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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.
Plot: inheritance, apocalypse, grandmother, economic crisis, siblings, road trip, puzzle, sibling relationship, sibling, family relations, family, estranged family member ...
Time: future, 2020s
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The Burning Dead (2015)
Genre: Horror
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: cliffhanger
Plot: zombie, rescue, sheriff, volcano, estranged family member, female nudity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, kiss, storytelling, photographer, cliffhanger ending, evacuation ...
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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 ...
Plot: estranged family member, single mother, adulthood, female director, lgbt, labia, female masturbation, older man younger woman sex, female full frontal nudity, lesbian sex, female nudity
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 6.7
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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: touching, atmospheric, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, redemption, starting over, self discovery, father son reunion, hopes, parents and children, going straight, introspection, estrangement, parent child relationship, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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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...
Plot: disappearance, family relations, parent child relationship, estranged family member, long haired male, research, taking off pants, male bare butt, taking off underwear, male star appears nude, man in bathtub, homeless man ...
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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, gloomy ...
Plot: terminal illness, gay, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, brother brother relationship, reconciliation, human nature, homosexual, suffering, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany
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 7.0
 100K
The Mule (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. ...
Style: road movie, realistic, exciting, based on true events, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: drug cartel, drug dealer, drug trafficking, drug traffic, old man, money, truck, police officer, drugs, pickup truck, ex husband ex wife relationship, male protagonist ...
Time: year 2005, 2000s, 2010s, year 2017, year 1958
Place: mexico, new mexico, illinois, texas, 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, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: murder, crime, obsession, bathtub, neo noir, crimes, love triangle, family life, dishonesty, investigation, family relations, estrangement ...
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: sadness, family drama, depression, loneliness, death, dysfunctional family, loss, house fire, nephew, suicide attempt, last will and testament, 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: welfare, waitress, sister, social worker, suicide, male female relationship, miscarriage, boat, bartender, pregnancy, prison, estranged family member ...
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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, brawl, nun, class conflict, first sex, fight, church, jail, car, older man younger woman relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: southern usa, texas
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 7.0
 157
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, card playing, genie, friendship, estranged family member, filmed play, sad ending, male female relationship, single mother, deception, fight, businessman ...
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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: stylized, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, family reunited, couples, couple relations, romance, age difference, family, life is a bitch, dancer's life, unfulfillment, death in the family, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, germany, europe, asia ...
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 6.2
 110K
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, danger, siblings relations, family relations, elderly, murder, farm, parents and children, grandfather granddaughter relationship, found footage, basement, sibling 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: mental illness, mathematics, 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, touching, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, piano, family tradition, family problems, family life, introspection, disagreement, hopes, siblings relations, family in crisis, estrangement, kiss ...
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.
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, fbi, crime, prodigy, mathematics, murder investigation, police detective, crimes, workplace, profiler, partners against crime, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.1
 2K
Loggerheads (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled woman seeks out the child she gave up for adoption; a gay motel owner takes in a handsome drifter; and the wife of a preacher frets that a gay couple has moved in across the street. All of their lives will intersect as Loggerheads subtly ...
Style: touching, serious, psychological, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: drifter, self discovery, society, family life, haunted by the past, parents and children, couple relations, family relations, aids, gay slur, adoption, small town ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: north carolina, usa, appalachia
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Little Odessa (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The film follows the personal relationship between a father and his two sons, one of whom is a hit-man for the Russian mafia in Brooklyn.
Style: bleak, disturbing, gloomy, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, hitman, gangsters, family relations, infidelity, russian mafia, immigrants, crime, crimes, gang, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, california, tokyo
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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, emotional, serious, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, world war one, romance, friendship, sibling relationship, conflict, lovers, twists & turns, father son estrangement, father son relationship, death, sibling rivalry ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th 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: ghost, good versus evil, hospital, murder, high school, little boy, curse, supernatural, vengeance, teenage life, imaginary, crimes ...
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, haunted by the past, rescue, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
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, mind game, 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, parents and children, family relations, estrangement, self discovery, 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
 159
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: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: family relations, small town, estrangement, infidelity, love and romance, siblings relations, love affair, couple relations, hopes, parents and children, dysfunctional family, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: north carolina, usa
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