Family disapproval movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant family disapproval movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, humorous, sentimental and emotional films and TV shows about / with family disapproval, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, culture clash, father son relationship, couples, love, catastrophe and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, India, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as family disapproval: Meet the Parents (2000), Downton Abbey (2010), Say Anything... (1989), Flowing Waves (2000), Cuckoo (2012), The Third Half (2012), Matilda (1996), Breakfast on Pluto (2005), Wuthering Heights (1992), Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003).

List of family disapproval movies

Meet the Parents (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Greg Focker is ready to marry his girlfriend, Pam, but before he pops the question, he must win over her formidable father, humorless former CIA agent Jack Byrnes, at the wedding of Pam's sister. As Greg bends over backward to make a good ...
Style: humorous, witty, ridiculous, funny, not serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: comedy of errors, wedding, meet the parents, family gatherings, family disapproval, cat, cia, parenthood, nothing goes right, jewish, farce, mishap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 8.7
 162K
Downton Abbey (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: A chronicle of the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, tragicomedy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aristocracy, estate, master and servant, manners, countryside, love and romance, butler, traditional versus modern, family life, family relations, social differences, high society ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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Say Anything... (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A budding romance between noble underachiever Lloyd Dobler and high school valedictorian Diane Court is threatened when Diane's overly possessive, disapproving father interferes with their relationship. With a prized scholarship to study abroad ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: high school, opposites attract, romance, family disapproval, first love, graduation, coming of age, youth, young lovers, couples, boyfriend, wooing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, england, washington d.c., usa, malibu california ...
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Flowing Waves (2000)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: After a difficult romance in a class-divided society, the love birds find out marriage is not what they thought it would be.
Style: sincere, romantic, touching, serious
Plot: social differences, family disapproval, coma, love, infatuation, troubled marriage, car accident, hit and run, love affair, love and romance, secret marriage
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 7.2
 8K
Cuckoo (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Cuckoo is every parent's worst nightmare - a slacker full of outlandish, New Age ideas. Ken is the over-protective father of a girl who's impulsively married an American hippie on her gap year.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, light, feel good ...
Plot: hippie, family disapproval, culture clash, slacker, disorder, couple relations, newlyweds, misfit, family relations, parents and children, couples, meet the parents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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The Third Half (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Sport, War
Country: Republic of North Macedonia, Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Spitz is the German-Jewish coach of the football team Macedonia during World War II. Under his leadership, the team fights to become the champion of Bulgaria's National Football League
Style: captivating, sentimental, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: holocaust, soccer, ambition, family disapproval, love affair, human spirit, forbidden love, lifestyle, love and romance, fall in love, contests and competitions, championship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, macedonia, bulgaria
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 6.9
 129K
Matilda (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An extraordinarily intelligent young girl from a cruel and uncaring family discovers she possesses telekinetic powers and is sent off to a school headed by a tyrannical principal.
Style: humorous, feel good, fairy tale, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: school, telekinesis, little girl, young heroes, adventure, eccentric family, teachers and students, parents and children, child prodigy, supernatural ability, child abuse, mischievous children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a foundling lad, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for his mother and in part because his trans-gender nature is beyond the town's understanding.
Style: surreal, touching, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: transvestism, gender bending, irish, gay slur, dysfunctional family, self discovery, gay, small town life, hopes, family disapproval, social relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, big ben london
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Wuthering Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, melancholic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, social differences, destructive relationship, love triangle, revenge, orphan, master and servant, haunted by the past, obsession, betrayal, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, 18th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
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Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A gangster sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hospital, mistaken identity, bollywood, impersonating, starting over, hidden identity, love and romance, lifestyle, dishonesty, ambition, parents and children, family disapproval ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
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 7.0
 3K
Tulpan (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Kazakhstan, Russia, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Asa, a young and cheerful dreamer, returns from his Russian naval service to his sister’s nomadic family on the desolate Hunger Steppe of central Asia, so that he can begin his own life as a shepherd. But before he can tend a flock of his own, Asa ...
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: arranged marriage, family relations, bittersweet, family life, unfulfilled love, love and romance, family disapproval, hopes, looking for love, desert, wilderness, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kazakhstan, asia
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 5.5
 106K
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: nothing goes right, eccentric family, parents and children, in-laws, family disapproval, family relations, comedy of errors, family gatherings, suburbs, disorder, youth, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Echo Park, L.A. (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin.
Style: touching, sentimental, melancholic, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, unwanted pregnancy, culture clash, coming of age, life turned upside down, starting over, teenage life, family disapproval, society, parents and children, gay slur, religion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, spain
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Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 187 min.
Story: TV reporter Shivajirao gets a chance to be the Chief Minister of Maharashtra for a day, after being challenged by incumbent Chief Minister Balraj Chauhan. After his successful one-day stint, he attempts to get back to his normal life, but it is not ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, emotional, biting ...
Plot: politics, election, attempted murder, fall in love, love and romance, intrigue, rise to the top, ambition, righting the wronged, political conspiracy, political corruption, family disapproval ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
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 8.1
 802
Real Love (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: True love threatens to tear a family apart in this epic Mexican serial set in the 1800s. Rich and beautiful Matilde falls in love with Adolfo, but her mother, Augusta, disapproves of the relationship when she learns Adolfo is poor. Augusta forces ...
Style: emotional, stylized, serious, realistic, contemplative
Audience: girls' night
Plot: true love, bankruptcy, arranged marriage, power of love, social differences, forbidden love, against the odds, love triangle, inheritance, family relations, couples, family disapproval ...
Time: 19th century
Place: latin america, mexico
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Down in the Valley (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: On a trip to the beach, a teenage girl named Tobe meets a charismatic stranger named Harlan, who dresses like a cowboy and claims to be a former ranch hand. The pair feel an instant attraction and begin a relationship, but her father, a lawman, is ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, delusion, cowboy, dangerous attraction, love and romance, family disapproval, parents and children, father daughter relationship, on the run, drifter, gas station, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, san diego california, south dakota
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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Matt and Christina Drayton are a couple whose attitudes are challenged when their daughter brings home a fiancé who is black.
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, maid, family relations, vacation, widower, miscegenation, romance, generation gap, family disapproval, parents and children, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, hawaii
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 23K
2 States (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 149 min.
Story: This is a story about a romantic journey of a culturally opposite couple - Krish Malhotra and Ananya Swaminathan. They meet at the IIM-Ahmedabad College and during the program they fall in love. Complications arise after the program comes to an end ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: wedding, love, love affair, family feud, romance, culture clash, couples, society, family disapproval, meet the parents, family gatherings, bollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, delhi
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 8.2
 9K
Dollhouse (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Siddu is the son of an over-protective business man. Every decision of his is made by his father, which leads him into frustration. He half-heartedly agrees to become engaged to a rich man's daughter, but then falls for a middle-class ...
Style: captivating, realistic, humorous, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: respect, overprotective parent, adulthood, romance, parents and children, fall in love, self discovery, family disapproval, family relations, self fulfillment, identity crisis, arranged marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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 6.0
 881
18 to Life (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: 18 to Life is a Canadian television sitcom that debuted on January 4, 2010, on CBC Television. The series is shown in Quebec on Vrak.TV with the title Majeurs et mariés.
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, light, entertaining ...
Plot: family relations, newlyweds, neighbor, couples, youth, parents and children, couple relations, teenage love, love and romance, young lovers, living with parents, family disapproval ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 7.3
 12K
Loose Cannons (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tommaso is the youngest son of the Cantones, a large, traditional southern Italian family operating a pasta-making business since the 1960s. On a trip home from Rome, where he studies literature and lives with his boyfriend, Tommaso decides to tell ...
Style: touching, feel good, uplifting, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, gay, family business, lifestyle, gay son, family secret, love affair, family life, parents and children, family disapproval, family values, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, rome italy
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 7.5
 7K
Welcome (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches Calais, but how do you cover 32 kilometers of the English ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, touching, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: age difference, family disapproval, obsessive quest, adolescence vs adulthood, self discovery, friendship, human spirit, bittersweet, family tradition, misfit, hopes, refugee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, london, english channel, england, iraq
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 7.6
 28K
Wake Up Sid (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Wake Up Sid! is the story of a lazy Mumbai college student who does absolutely nothing, with a turn of events will Sid realize his potential in this world and become a success in the fast-paced life of Mumbai.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: spoiled brat, age difference, social differences, fall in love, impossible love, society, love and romance, romance, family disapproval, unfulfillment, bollywood, rich kid ...
Place: asia, india, mumbai india
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Muriel's Wedding (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Muriel’s Wedding is P.J. Hogan’s film debut. A humorous emancipation story of an unemployed woman who evolves from a dreamer into a self sustaining successful woman. An amusing comedy that’s funny, silly, angry and serious.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, theft, cinderella story, small town, looking for love, leaving home, family disapproval, social awkwardness, self esteem, family life, homecoming, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland, Norway
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: When Rasmus gets of the train at the Central Station in Stockholm in September 1982 he leaves the little city of Koppom behind, to never go back. Young and beautiful he throws himself out in the gay Stockholm. Benjamin is a Jehova'’s ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: aids, lgbt, gays and lesbians, gay slur, gay, hiv, fall in love, terminal illness, homosexual, family disapproval, belief, acceptance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, eastern europe
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 7.6
 38K
Devdas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Devdas is sent away by his father so he can improve himself but upon his return his father still doesn’t welcome him back. Devdas and Paro are in love but Paro is a lower caste and is set to be married to an older widower. Devdas is devastated ...
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, emotional, saga ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, love triangle, self destructing, unfulfillment, forbidden love, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, destiny, family relations, fall in love, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 1900s, 90s
Place: india, london, asia, england, europe ...
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 6.8
 3K
A Secret (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1953, a sensitive French boy finds out from a neighbor that his family's Jewish. François Grimbert becomes a physician, and gradually peels the layers of his buried family history which resulted in his difficult upbringing, raised as ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, occupation, crimes, wartime life, against humanity, haunted by the past, missing person, family disapproval, toys, wedding preparations and rituals, ex athlete ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s
Place: europe, paris france
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In the Name of God (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Pakistan
Duration: 168 min.
Story: The film is about the difficult situation in which the Pakistanis in particular and the Muslims in general are caught up since 9/11. There is a war going on between the Fundamentalists and the Liberal Muslims. This situation is creating a drift not ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: terrorism, false accusation, muslim, islam, culture clash, falsely accused, life is a bitch, misfit, oppression, family relations, social relations, escape attempt ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001, contemporary
Place: pakistan, chicago illinois, usa, asia, middle east ...
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 6.7
 428K
The Wolverine (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Wolverine faces his ultimate nemesis - and tests of his physical, emotional, and mortal limits - in a life-changing voyage to modern-day Japan.
Style: exciting, stylized, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: immortality, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, superhero, mutant, samurai, good versus evil, sword fight, martial arts, chase, haunted by the past, forbidden love ...
Time: 2010s, year 1945, future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, canada
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 7.2
 33K
Adam (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: autism, asperger's syndrome, fall in love, love affair, shyness, mental illness, loneliness, social misfits, unlikely couple, trial, neighbor, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california, manhattan new york city ...
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