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, humorous, melancholic, sentimental and dramatic films and TV shows about / with mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, family relations, parents and children, friendship, storytelling, runaway, father daughter relationship, coming of age and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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mother daughter relationship movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as mother daughter relationship: Gilmore Girls (2000), Mamma Mia! (2008), Anywhere But Here (1999), Lady Bird (2017), My Sister's Keeper (2009), My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), Julieta (2016), Postcards from the Edge (1990), Easy A (2010), Brave (2012).

List of mother daughter relationship movies

 8.1
 88K
Gilmore Girls (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, touching, talky, realistic, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing
Plot: small town, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, small town life, best friends, boyfriend, career, looking for love, lifestyle, teenager, verbal byplay, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: connecticut, usa, yale university, new england
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 6.4
 197K
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, sentimental, stylized, lyrical, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, parents and children, single parent, wedding, free spirited, lovers reunited, eccentric family, family secret, meet the parents, family reunited, ex couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
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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, realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, audition, hollywood, dream, teen angst, small town, social relations, youth, parents and children, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: california, los angeles, wisconsin, usa, beverly hills
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 7.4
 185K
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, thought provoking, romantic, ironic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, first love, best friend, school, teenage girl, loss of virginity, nickname, father daughter relationship, catholic school, high school dance, virginity ...
Time: 2000s, year 2002, year 2003
Place: california, usa
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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, emotional, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, mother daughter relationship, moral dilemma, childhood, lawyer, family drama, parenthood, life is a bitch, cancer, hospital, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
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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: humorous, feel good, romantic, funny, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: culture clash, greek, mother daughter relationship, wedding, prejudice, unlikely couple, wedding preparations and rituals, romance, family, traditional versus modern, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, greece, chicago illinois, san francisco
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 7.1
 25K
Julieta (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The film spans 30 years in Julieta’s life from a nostalgic 1985 where everything seems hopeful, to 2015 where her life appears to be beyond repair and she is on the verge of madness.
Style: emotional, sentimental, colourful, art house, thought provoking ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, guilt, letter writing, childhood, death, friendship, storm at sea, death of husband, loneliness, depression, hospital, mother daughter estrangement ...
Time: 1990s, 2010s
Place: spain, galicia, portugal
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Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion ...
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: hollywood, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, rehabilitation, addiction, drug abuse, parents and children, family problems, filmmaking, actor's life, family relations, self discovery ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mother daughter relationship, loneliness, unhappiness, widow, single mother, love, coming of age, odd, thirtysomething life, dating, friendship between women, small town
Time: 2010s
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 7.1
 335K
Easy A (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Olive, an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing. Now her classmates are turning against her and the school ...
Style: feel good, witty, humorous, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenage life, notoriety, popularity, adolescence, teenage love, coming of age, youth, friends, virginity, love and romance, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: california, usa, florida
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 7.1
 344K
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: humorous, light, fairy tale, touching, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: princess, magical, royal family, happy ending, witch, disney, bear, curses spells and rituals, kingdom, queen, mother daughter relationship, rebellious daughter ...
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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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, thought provoking, captivating, sincere
Plot: motel, friendship, mother daughter relationship, children, parent child relationship, eviction, drug addiction, single mother, little girl, social services, mother child separation, friendship between women ...
Place: florida
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 6.8
 76K
Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, coming of age, addiction, peer pressure, theft, juvenile delinquency, teen angst, makeover, friendship, mother daughter relationship, family problems, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, california
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 5.8
 23K
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, sentimental, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, small town, confession, mother daughter relationship, redemption, teenager, generation gap, life is a bitch, uncontrollable, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, california, san francisco ...
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 7.4
 6K
Frances (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, factual ...
Plot: rich and poor, hollywood, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, showbiz, actor's life, female protagonist, life is a bitch, rise to the top, family relations, wrongful imprisonment, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1950s ...
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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 7.2
 25K
Mom (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: humorous, realistic, situational comedy, light, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: sitcom, support group, mother daughter relationship, recovering alcoholic, starting over, parents and children, family relations, single parent, family life, workplace situations, politically correct, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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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: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage pregnancy, adoption, mother daughter relationship, parents and children, family problems, teenage life, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, unwanted pregnancy, social worker, high school life, babies and infants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Sorority Wars (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Katie (Lucy Hale) and Sara (Phoebe Strole) have been friends since childhood. They enter college together, where Katie is a prized legacy candidate for the Delta sorority, which was co-founded decades ago by her mother, Lutie (Courtney Thorne-Smith) ...
Style: semi serious, uplifting, realistic, humorous, feel good
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: sorority, rivalry, college, mother daughter relationship, youth, parents and children, college life, mother daughter conflict, competition, female protagonist, blonde, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: campus, usa
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 7.5
 118K
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: touching, heartbreaking, emotional, psychological, sad ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, supportive spouse, memory loss, family drama, mother daughter relationship, columbia university, relationships, parenthood, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, family bonds, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.1
 28K
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, touching, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, women's prison, coming of age, murder, mother daughter relationship, crimes, bad mother, parents and children, fall in love, custody, family relations, kids in trouble ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, nova scotia, mexico
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An Impossible Love (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Spans the period from 1958 to the present day and tells the story of an unconditional love between a mother and her daughter which is endangered by an unsteady and manipulative father.
Style: sincere, disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: incest, mother daughter relationship, father daughter incest, implied incest, class differences, love, office worker, father daughter relationship, little girl, violence against women, blowing out candles on a birthday cake, merry go round ...
Time: 1990s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: france
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April's Daughter (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Valeria is 17 and pregnant. She lives in Puerto Vallarta with Clara, her half sister. Valeria has not wanted her long-absent mother, April, to find out about her pregnancy, but due to the economic strain and the overwhelming responsibility of having ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, melancholic
Plot: teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, baby, mother daughter conflict, sister sister relationship, infidelity, teenage pregnancy, cigarette smoking, female full frontal nudity, female protagonist, 17 year old ...
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 5.7
 30K
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, humorous, touching, absurd ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, holiday, single father, divorce, relationships, secrets, multiple storylines, character change, parenthood, changing lives, overalls, woman ...
Place: new jersey
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 8.2
 52K
Sharp Objects (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 421 min.
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: bleak, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder investigation, journalist, small town, death in the family, mother daughter relationship, family relations, serial killer, self harm, reporter, hometown, secret, haunted by the past ...
Place: missouri, usa
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A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Amy, Kiki and Carla – three under-appreciated and over-burdened women – rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for mothers: Christmas. And if creating a more perfect holiday for their families wasn’t hard enough, they ...
Style: light, buddy comedy, humorous, captivating
Plot: christmas, female friendship, mother daughter relationship, friendship between women, single mother, parenting, single parent, woman, father daughter relationship, christmas movie, holiday, female protagonist ...
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She's Too Young (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 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: disturbing, sexual, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming out, high school, sexually transmitted disease, sexual abuse, youth, high school life, society, lifestyle, kids in trouble, family relations, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Vengeance: A Love Story (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Gulf War veteran seeks vengeance against those who assaulted a single mother.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: rape and revenge, rape victim, mother daughter relationship, rape revenge, defense attorney, single mother, vengeance, vigilante, court, trial, traumatic experience, rape ...
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 7.5
 148K
I, Tonya (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA, Qatar
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U. S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
Style: suspense, rough, humorous, absurd, ironic
Plot: abusive mother, figure skating, mother daughter relationship, emotional abuse, rivalry, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, domestic violence, nothing goes right, battered woman, storytelling, fondling ...
Time: 1990s, year 1991, year 1992, year 1986, year 1994 ...
Place: portland oregon, minneapolis minnesota
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 6.7
 3K
Summertime (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1971, Carole and Delphine meet and fall in love in Paris. When Carole follows Delphine back to her family farm in Limousin, the two find lesbianism and feminism are not as easy in the countryside.
Style: pink cinema, sincere, erotic, sweet
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, feminism, farm, mother daughter relationship, lesbian relationship, love, lesbian sex, female nudity, falling in love, countryside, sisterhood ...
Time: year 1976, year 1971
Place: france, paris france, europe
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 5.4
 5K
The Falling (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It's 1969 at a strict English girls' school where charismatic Abbie and intense and troubled Lydia are best friends. After a tragedy occurs at the school, a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out threatening the stability of all involved.
Style: serious, psychological, tense, realistic
Plot: schoolgirl, friendship, female friendship, girls' school, fainting, mother daughter relationship, sexual awakening, youth, social relations, teenage life, epidemic, mental illness ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: england
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