Estranged father movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant estranged father movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, touching, realistic, serious, psychological and suspense films and TV shows about / with estranged father, family relations, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, estrangement, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dysfunctional family, friendship, mother son relationship and parent child relationship plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as estranged father: The Split (2018), I'll Be Home for Christmas (2016), Night Comes On (2018), Law of the Land (2017), Boundaries (2018), Walking Out (2017), My So-Called Father (2014), Without You I'm Nothing (2008), Lovechild (2005), The Forgotten Kingdom (2013).

List of estranged father movies

 7.7
 5K
The Split (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Defoes, a family of female divorce lawyers, are forced to face their past following the return of their estranged father after a 30 year absence.
Style: psychological, captivating, sentimental, realistic
Plot: divorce lawyer, estranged father, female lawyer, family relations, family business, law firm, past, father son reunion, couples, society, infidelity, divorce ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, london
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Where Have All the Good Men Gone (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Realizing that her unknown biological father is probably alive, Sofia leaves behind a degrading and humiliating life and embarks on a journey with her naive half-sister Olivia, both girls hoping to find the caring father figure they so desperately ...
Style: sincere, captivating, psychological, touching
Plot: estranged father, father daughter relationship, girl, sister sister relationship, post traumatic stress, hitchhiker, death, cooking, police, police officer, hitchhiking, post traumatic stress disorder ...
Place: denmark, scandinavia
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I'll Be Home for Christmas (2016)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jackie Foster, a dynamic Assistant District Attorney and single mom, is looking forward to wrapping up her latest case and spending Christmas with Gracie, her adorable and precocious, eight-year old daughter. But when Jackie’s estranged dad, Jack ...
Style: feel good, light, touching, melancholic
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: father daughter relationship, christmas, estranged father, granddaughter, family relations, family, grandfather granddaughter relationship, ex cop, assistant, city life, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
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 6.6
 952
Night Comes On (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, she embarks on a journey with her 10 year-old sister that could destroy their future.
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: foster home, sister sister relationship, released from prison, coming of age, estranged father, juvenile delinquent, haunted by the past, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, african american, memory, birthday ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
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Law of the Land (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Norway
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A retiring policeman gets caught up in between two younger men trying to kill each other. A modern borderline western taking place on both sides of the northern Finnish-Swedish border.
Style: clever, suspense, realistic
Plot: bounty hunter, estranged father, father son relationship, parent child relationship, half brother half brother relationship, ex convict, father son estrangement, manhunt, wilderness, police, past, revenge ...
Time: 2010s
Place: finland
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 5.3
 2K
Boundaries (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Single mom Laura, along with her awkward 14 year-old son Henry is forced to drive Jack, her estranged, care-free pot dealing father across country after he's kicked out of yet another nursing home.
Style: humorous, sincere, thought provoking, light, captivating
Plot: marijuana, road trip, estranged father, grandfather grandson relationship, father daughter relationship, teenage boy, sister sister relationship, boy, dog, school, dating, single mother ...
Place: california, san francisco, los angeles, seattle
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 5.8
 6K
Walking Out (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A city teen who travels to Montana to go hunting with his estranged father only for the strained trip to become a battle for survival when they encounter a grizzly bear
Style: exciting, suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: grizzly bear, bear attack, wilderness, hunting, survival, snow, parent child relationship, estranged father, grownups, teenage boy, fear, killing an animal ...
Place: montana
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Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Takada, a Japanese fisherman has been estranged from his son for many years, but when the son is diagnosed with terminal cancer his daughter-in-law, Rie, summons him to the hospital. Through a series of obstacles and relationships, he is brought ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: tour guide, friendship, terminal illness, family relations, village, redemption, father son relationship, aging, parents and children, unfulfillment, understanding, estrangement ...
Place: tokyo, japan, china
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My So-Called Father (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A daughter helps her estranged father who's lost his memory.
Style: captivating, sincere, touching, sentimental, entertaining
Plot: memory loss, pregnant woman, parent child relationship, family relations, estranged father, teacher, pregnancy, single parent, father daughter relationship, breakup, recovery, pregnant daughter ...
Time: 2010s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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Without You I'm Nothing (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A weekend in the Bavarian Alps. 25-year-old Hannes meets his father after 8 years of separation in a little mountain hut. By the influence of their very different girlfriends Ann and Lavinia, the stage-director-father and his actor-son cautiously ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, sincere, captivating
Plot: redemption, family relations, courage, dysfunctional family, guilt, father son relationship, male female relationship, estranged father, absent father, irreverence, compassion, anger ...
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 5.7
 183
Lovechild (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: One day seventeen-year-old Alma sees her father who had left the family five years before and had never contacted them since then accidentally on a subway stop in Berlin. She finds out where he works and start spending time together. Very soon the ...
Style: psychological, touching, disturbing, captivating, ambiguous ending
Plot: father daughter incest, incest, moral dilemma, forbidden love, father daughter relationship, seductress, confusion, estranged father, mother daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, incestuous desire, father and daughter ...
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The Forgotten Kingdom (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, South Africa, Lesotho
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man reluctantly embarks on a journey to his ancestral land of Lesotho to bury his estranged father, and finds himself drawn to the mystical beauty and hardships of the people and the land he had forgotten.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching, stylized
Plot: village, self discovery, love and romance, orphan, estrangement, homecoming, bittersweet, estranged father, hiv, funeral, death of father, village life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, johannesburg south africa
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The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Alison Dodge, a 17-year old raised by her mother, decides on her own to spend her last summer before college getting to know her father
Style: uplifting, serious, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, fear of commitment, introspection, teenage life, youth, estrangement, family problems, one more chance, redemption, parents and children, father daughter relationship, estranged father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, san diego california
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 4.3
 837
Kill Me Twice (2019)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A woman stages her own suicide but still lives in fear of her abusive ex-boyfriend tracking her down and stealing the son he never knew he had.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, captivating
Plot: abusive relationship, estranged father, murder, fight, single mother, runaway, personality change, escape attempt, hidden identity, on the run, murderer, new identity ...
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 6.1
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Eaten by Lions (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Omar and Pete are half brothers. When their parents are eaten by lions they embark on a journey to find Omar's real father. What follows is a funny, heart-warming journey of self-discovery for both boys...in Blackpool. The Choudray family ...
Style: captivating, touching, humorous
Plot: twin brother, orphan, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, death, estranged father, racism, silly humor, coming of age, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, beach ...
Time: year 2005
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 4.2
 295
Inheritance (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Belize
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A woman learns her estranged father has died and returns with her brother and new lover to her childhood home of Belize, where she must face her past while fighting for intimacy in the present.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, psychological, psycho sexual
Plot: brother sister incest, brother sister relationship, death of father, childhood home, family secret, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dysfunctional family, estranged father, rejection, sex scene, female nudity, skinny dipping ...
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The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The siblings of the Fitzgerald family must decide if the dad who abandoned them 20 years ago can come home for Christmas. Can the big Irish clan get past their grievances to be a family again?
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic
Plot: family gatherings, christmas, family relations, homecoming, parents and children, sibling relationship, holiday, estranged father, brother sister relationship, family reunited, dysfunctional family, reunion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, long island
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All You Need is Love (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Katharina got an unexpected letter from her son Hans announcing that he was getting married and that he and his fiancé Nicki were leaving Berlin to come visit her...
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, humorous, feel good
Plot: gay, coming out, gay culture, friendship, family relations, engaged couple, estranged father, village, gay slur, gay couple, gay marriage, gay son ...
Place: germany, bavaria
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 4.4
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Born Wild (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After being released from prison for the murder of a fellow biker; CJ returns to his hometown to confront his former gang. However; he arrives to find that the past is not forgotten easily; and now they are out for blood.
Style: unusual plot structure, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: ex convict, drug traffic, father son relationship, death, motorcycle, escape, estranged father, outlaw gang, crime family, brutality, gangsters, mafia ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 3.9
 198
Off Shore (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Andi has come to Fuerteventura to see his estranged father Chris, who left the family years ago to live on the island and hasn't been heard from since. The local surfer clique welcomes Andi with open arms and he quickly falls for surfing ...
Style: suspenseful, touching
Plot: gay, secret, love triangle, estranged father, romantic triangle, family secret, friendship, friend, father son relationship, gay interest, family relations, gay relationship ...
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 6.1
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Bodybuilder (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Twenty year old Antoine has made enemies of a gang of young thugs, to whom he owes money. Fed up with his scams and petty crimes, his mother and older brother decide to send Antoine to his father's place in Saint-Etienne. The two men ...
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: bodybuilding, gym, father son relationship, sport competition, weightlifting, theft, training, hiding place, stealing money, estranged father, rivalry, escape ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france, lyon
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 6.1
 2K
Operator (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Joe, a programmer and obsessive self-quantifier, and Emily, a budding comedy performer, are happily married until they decide to use one another in their work. A dark comedy about love, technology, and what can’t be programmed.
Style: futuristic, light, sincere, captivating, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: programmer, marriage, husband wife relationship, artificial intelligence, hi-tech, customer, mentor, estranged father, anxiety, female protagonist, professional, receptionist ...
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 6.7
 195
Off-White Lies (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In this bittersweet family comedy, shy teenager Libby moves back to Israel to live with her hapless father Shaul, unexpectedly finding herself without a home as war breaks out around them. Shaul devises a creative solution: posing as refugees, they ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, serious, depressing
Plot: asthma, refugee, lie, father daughter relationship, teenage girl, jewish, estranged father, visit, crush, hiding place, videotaping, tv news ...
Time: year 2006
Place: israel
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The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The film spans from Hepburn's early childhood to the 1950s which details her life as a Dutch ballerina, coming to grips with her parents' divorce, and enduring life in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II. She then settles in ...
Style: uplifting, serious, feel good, realistic, touching ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, world war two, celebrity culture, actor's life, performer's life, rising to stardom, human spirit, haunted by the past, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s
Place: usa, new york, holland, europe, manhattan new york city
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 7.3
 24K
Certified Copy (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged English writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, meditative, thought provoking ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, writer's life, wedding anniversary, art, lifestyle, romance, age difference, husband wife relationship, estranged father, countryside, promotion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, vienna
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 5.7
 795
In Our Nature (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A portrait of two couples at a crossroads. What was supposed to be a romantic getaway for two young lovers, turns into an uncomfortable confrontation when the young man's estranged father shows up ... with his own girlfriend. As their ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, talky ...
Plot: family relations, family problems, estrangement, parents and children, dysfunctional family, introspection, couple relations, forest, country house, awkward situation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, estranged father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 5.5
 293
Bitter/Sweet (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Thailand, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: American businessman Brian Chandler has a perfect life with a great job and beautiful fiancée. When his boss, renegade coffee mogul Calvert Jenkins sends him to Thailand to inspect a crop for purchase, Brian meets Ticha, a beautiful Bangkok ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: village, countryside, love, business trip, cultural difference, coffee shop, self discovery, fall in love, fish out of water, disorder, lifestyle, wedding ring ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
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 7.3
 2K
Dom (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A father who never stopped fighting against drugs. A son who never stopped using them. Two sides of the same coin. Victor is a cop who has fought all his life to curb cocaine trafficking. His son is a drug addict who has become one of the most ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, thought provoking, tense, captivating
Plot: sex, war on drugs, drug cartel, drugs, father son relationship, drug traffic, cocaine, relationship problems, father son conflict, father son estrangement, criminal, estranged father ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: rio de janeiro, northeast brazil, brazil
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 6.0
 17K
Come to Daddy (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After receiving a cryptic letter from his estranged father, Norval travels to his dad’s oceanfront home for what he hopes will be a positive experience. If only he’d known the dark truth about his old man beforehand.
Style: twists and turns, absurd, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: father son relationship, father son reunion, secret, criminal, violence, beach house, torture, isolated house, father son estrangement, estranged father, life is a bitch, alienation ...
Place: thailand, oregon
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 7.3
 81K
Shot Caller (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A newly-released prison gangster is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.
Style: clever, harsh, twist ending, suspense, tense
Plot: prison, prison gang, skinhead, criminal, prisoner, gang, tattoo, violence, criminal heroes, prison riot, prison life, arrest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa
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