Mother daughter relationship movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant mother daughter relationship movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental and melancholic films and TV shows about / with mother daughter relationship, family relations, parents and children, female protagonist, teenager, teenage girl, friendship, coming of age, family and father daughter relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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mother daughter relationship movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as mother daughter relationship: Gilmore Girls (2000), Georgia Rule (2007), Freaky Friday (2003), Anywhere But Here (1999), Mamma Mia! (2008), LOL (2012), My Sister's Keeper (2009), White Oleander (2002), Lady Bird (2017), Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018).

List of mother daughter relationship movies

 8.1
 107K
Gilmore Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the charming town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, the series follows the captivating lives of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a mother/daughter pair who have a relationship most people only dream of.
Style: feel good, talky, realistic, witty, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: small town, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, single mother, boyfriend, small town life, best friends, first love, student, social relations, looking for love, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, yale university, new england
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 5.9
 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: mother daughter relationship, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, teenager, small town, confession, redemption, rebellious daughter, generation gap, uncontrollable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, san francisco, salt lake city utah, california ...
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 6.2
 130K
Freaky Friday (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mother and daughter bicker over everything -- what Anna wears, whom she likes and what she wants to do when she's older. In turn, Anna detests Tess's fiancé. When a magical fortune cookie switches their personalities, they each get a peek ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, girls' night, date night, family outing ...
Plot: body swapping, mother daughter relationship, high school, child as adult, switching roles, soul transference, adult as child, teenager, fish out of water, parents and children, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Anywhere But Here (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When ...
Style: touching, feel good, contemplative, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, audition, family relations, hollywood, dream, teen angst, bittersweet, small town, small town life, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, wisconsin
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 6.4
 226K
Mamma Mia! (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Set on an idyllic Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA hit songs. Donna, an independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on the island is about to let go of Sophie, the spirited young daughter she's raised ...
Style: romantic, stylized, sentimental, not serious, lyrical ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: wedding, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, parents and children, single parent, free spirited, love and romance, ex couple relations, family reunited, family secret, meet the parents, eccentric family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: greece, europe, new york
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 4.4
 55K
LOL (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a world connected by YouTube, iTunes, and Facebook, Lola and her friends navigate the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging their sometimes overbearing and confused parents. When Lola's mom, Anne, ...
Style: light, romantic, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, mother daughter relationship, best friends, love and romance, youth, high school life, teen romance, happy ending, friends, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, chicago illinois, france
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My Sister's Keeper (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The ...
Style: sentimental, sad, heartbreaking, compassionate, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, sick child, mother daughter relationship, family drama, cancer, parenthood, family life, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, child illness, childhood, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana, los angeles
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 7.1
 32K
White Oleander (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.
Style: emotional, disturbing, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, women's prison, teenage life, bad mother, coming of age, family relations, murder, crimes, foster home, parents and children, fall in love, custody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 370 min.
TV show
Story: Set nearly a decade after the finale of the original series, this revival follows Lorelai, Rory and Emily Gilmore through four seasons of change.
Style: talky, humorous, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, everyday life, thirtysomething life, mishap, loneliness, unhappiness, widow, single mother, dating, friendship between women, coming of age, love ...
Time: 2010s
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 7.4
 258K
Lady Bird (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A California high school student plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York.
Style: realistic, semi serious, ironic, thought provoking, interesting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, best friend, first love, teenage girl, school, catholic school, loss of virginity, father daughter relationship, female director, prom, teen angst ...
Time: 2000s, year 2003, 21st century, year 2002
Place: california, usa, sacramento california, new york
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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Five years after meeting her three fathers, Sophie Sheridan prepares to open her mother’s hotel. In 1979, young Donna Sheridan meets the men who each could be Sophie’s biological father.
Style: feel good, sincere, sentimental, scenic, captivating
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, singing, female friendship, friendship, boyfriend, sailboat, dancing, greek island, blonde, reunion, dating, holiday ...
Time: year 1979, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: greece, paris france, mediterranean sea, stockholm sweden, tokyo ...
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 5.7
 35K
Mother's Day (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Intersecting stories with different moms collide on Mother's Day.
Style: sentimental, entertaining, touching, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, holiday, divorce, single father, relationships, parenthood, mother's day, changing lives, character change, secrets, family, drastic change of life ...
Place: new jersey
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Girl in Progress (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she's reading for school.
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, couple relations, teenage life, coming of age, teenage girl, single parent, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, couples, family relations, parents and children, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
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 8.1
 80K
Sharp Objects (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 421 min.
TV show
Story: Reporter Camille Preaker confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls.
Style: psychological, suspense, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: murder investigation, self harm, mother daughter relationship, mystery, hometown, journalist, small town, murder, haunted by the past, family relations, reporter, alcoholic ...
Place: missouri, usa
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Jack of the Red Hearts (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A teenage con artist tricks a desperate mother into hiring her as a live-in companion for her autistic daughter.
Style: thought provoking, melancholic, touching, compassionate, sentimental
Plot: mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, autism, mother son relationship, marriage, understanding, mental illness, unlikely friendships, bittersweet, life philosophy, parents and children, family bonds ...
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The Florida Project (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: mother daughter relationship, motel, friendship, little girl, eviction, drug addiction, children, social services, mother child separation, female friendship, parent child relationship, single mother ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, orlando florida
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Mothers and Daughters (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Interwoven stories of what it is to be a mom seen through the lens of photographer Rigby Gray.
Style: anthology, captivating, sincere, touching, humorous ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, daughter, mother, holiday, mother and daughter, money problems, pregnant woman, paternity revealed, pregnancy, rock band, estrangement, female photographer ...
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 7.5
 130K
Still Alice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.
Style: heartbreaking, touching, emotional, psychological, sad ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, mother daughter relationship, family drama, supportive spouse, memory loss, relationships, terminal illness, illness, columbia university, unfulfillment, life turned upside down, doctors ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.6
 31K
Dumplin' (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A girl with the nickname "Dumplin'" enters a beauty pageant in order to win over the boy she likes and stick it to the other girls at school.
Style: inspirational, feel good, uplifting, light, touching ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: fat girl, beauty pageant, mother daughter relationship, protest, teenage girl, beauty queen, self confidence, female friendship, bravery, feminist, small town, strong female character ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas
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My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, funny, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, wedding, culture clash, mother daughter relationship, greek, wedding preparations and rituals, parent child relationship, social awkwardness, parents and children, prejudice, unlikely couple, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, greece, san francisco
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She's Too Young (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A mother/daughter relationship is thrown off balance when the mother (Marcia Gay Harden) discovers that her "good girl" daughter (Alexis Dziena) is part of a group who are engaging in sexual activities with multiple partners. Such activity ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, sexually transmitted disease, teenage girl, parents and children, high school life, teenage life, suburban life, kids in trouble, society, lifestyle, teenage sexuality, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.7
 3K
Tumbleweeds (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A woman constantly runs from town to town with her 12 year old daughter to escape failed relationships. The film opens with one escape and the shift into a new start in San Diego. There Mom takes up with a controlling trucker and fights with her ...
Style: feel good, touching, realistic, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: asthma, mother daughter relationship, on the road, starting over, human nature, self discovery, family problems, single parent, love and romance, friendship, loneliness, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, west virginia, san diego california, south carolina ...
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 7.1
 386K
Brave (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Mérida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, light, touching, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: happy ending, disney, princess, witch, adventure, queen, courage, computer animation, archery, kingdom, magical, family ...
Time: 10th century, middle ages
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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Mom at Sixteen (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pregnant sixteen year old Jacey's well-meaning mother forces her to keep the birth a secret and decides to raise the baby as her own.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage pregnancy, mother daughter relationship, adoption, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, youth, family problems, family relations, social relations, babies and infants, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Sharing the Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage girl who feels she must always seem happy for her parents and friends secretly binges and purges.
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: eating disorder, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, bulimia, teenage daughter, family relations, mental illness, family life, teenage life, parents and children, starvation, physical appearance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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 6.0
 26K
Ice Princess (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: With the help of her coach, her parents, and the boy who drives the Zamboni machine, nothing can stop Casey from realizing her dream to be a champion figure skater.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, inspirational, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: figure skating, ice skater, mother daughter relationship, high school, teenager, rivalry, sport, skating, female protagonist, athlete's life, teenage life, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new england, new jersey, usa
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 6.8
 12K
Beast (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders.
Style: suspenseful, psychological thriller, captivating, enigmatic, psychological ...
Plot: dark past, suspicion, hunting, mother daughter relationship, serial killer, island, loner, sea, isolated community, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, nightmare, beach ...
Time: 20th century
Place: britain
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Daughter of Mine (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A daughter torn between two mothers, one who raised her with love and her biological mother, who instinctively claims her back.
Style: psychological, touching, sentimental, sincere, captivating
Plot: mother daughter relationship, secret, birth mother, conflict, child, money problems, church, husband wife relationship, female objectification, family relations, little girl, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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 7.2
 30K
Mom (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Aan irreverent and outrageous take on true family love‐and dysfunction. Newly sober single mom Christy struggles to raise two children in a world full of temptations and pitfalls. Testing her sobriety is her formerly estranged mother, now back in ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, light, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, support group, recovering alcoholic, dysfunctional family, starting over, family relations, parents and children, single parent, family life, politically correct, workplace situations, immaturity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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 8.4
 381K
Modern Family (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family. They give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, cynical, not serious
Plot: family relations, family life, marriage, everyday life, generation gap, parents and children, adolescence, gay father, gay, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, step parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern california, los angeles, california
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