Family problems movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant family problems movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, stylized, psychological, clever and gloomy films and TV shows about / with family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, death, husband wife relationship, parenthood, family and father son relationship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as family problems: Georgia Rule (2007), Shameless (2011), Breaking Bad (2008), Mad Men (2007), Bates Motel (2013), The Fosters (2013), American Beauty (1999), We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), Orphan (2009), Brothers (2009).

List of family problems movies

 5.8
 25K
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, teenager, parents and children, family relations, 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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 8.6
 229K
Shameless (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. ...
Style: biting, emotional, humorous, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, life is a bitch, siblings relations, gay teenager, teenage life, youth, juvenile delinquency, teenage sex, sex scene, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 9.5
 1.7M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, psychological, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, life is a bitch, crimes, drug lord, master criminal, family problems, double life, drug dealer, drug cartel, life turned upside down, ambition, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, usa
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 8.7
 231K
Mad Men (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Mad Men is set in the 1960s, initially at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency on Madison Avenue in New York City, and later at the newly created firm, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, located nearby in the Time-Life Building, at 1271 ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: workplace, family problems, advertising agency, womanizer, boss and employee, advertising, career, ambition, workplace intrigue, americana, boss, businessman ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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 8.2
 105K
Bates Motel (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: incestuous desire, motel, mother son relationship, obsession, mental disorder, dysfunctional family, small town, murder, family problems, serial killer, insanity, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
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 8.0
 27K
The Fosters (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Stef Foster, a dedicated police officer, and her partner Lena Adams, a school vice principal, have built a close-knit, loving family with Stef's biological son from a previous marriage, Brandon, and their adopted twins, Mariana and Jesus. Their ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: lesbian mother, foster child, adoption, gays and lesbians, foster home, step siblings, troubled teen, lesbian, teenage life, blended family, family problems, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san diego california, california
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 8.4
 1.1M
American Beauty (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: thought provoking, melancholic, sexual, cynical, dramatic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, existentialism, loneliness, coming of age, older man young girl relationship, age difference, virgin, dysfunctional family, older man younger woman relationship, character study, closeted homosexual, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, evil child, mother son relationship, antisocial behavior, school shooting, sociopath, depression, family problems, parents and children, family relations, massacre, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, connecticut, new york
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 7.0
 212K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: orphan, female psychopath, killer child, family in danger, adoption, mysterious character, murderer, parents and children, family problems, domestic disturbance, insanity, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
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 7.1
 124K
Brothers (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When his helicopter goes down during his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan, Marine Sam Cahill is presumed dead. Back home, brother Tommy steps in to look over Sam’s wife, Grace, and two children. Sam’s surprise homecoming triggers domestic ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, tense, touching ...
Plot: marital infidelity, family problems, adultery, presumed dead, family relations, pow, suspicion, war in afghanistan, war, military, american soldier, mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, usa, iraq
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 7.2
 4K
Satisfaction (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A provocative drama that explores modern marriage at its midpoint. Through the lens of one couple, Neil Truman and his wife, Grace, this series answers the question, “What do you do when having it all is not enough?” by delving into their ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, marriage, family problems, crumbling marriage, adultery, dysfunctional marriage, dishonesty, couple relations, infidelity, under the surface, male escort, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Desperate Housewives (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. Central, on ABC from October 3, 2004, until May 13, 2012. ...
Style: witty, twists and turns, sexy, stylized, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, suburban life, infidelity, family life, female friendship, family relations, neighbor, social relations, couple relations, lifestyle, friends, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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Revolutionary Road (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
Style: bad ending, serious, bleak, heartbreaking, depressing ...
Plot: housewife, family problems, adultery, under the surface, suburbs, cold relationship, dysfunctional family, couple relations, death of wife, jealousy, deadend life, abortion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1948, year 1955, 1940s
Place: connecticut, usa, paris france, new york, california
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 8.1
 42K
Dead Like Me (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dead Like Me follows a group of undead grim reapers tasked with shepherding the recently departed into the afterlife.
Style: witty, cynical, sentimental, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, dealing with death, team, supernatural, double life, family relations, family problems, corpse, supernatural ability, grim reaper, dark humor, mission ...
Place: seattle
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 6.8
 108K
Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Style: psychological, gothic, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mysterious character, antisocial behavior, under the surface, family relations, masturbation, mystery, family problems, estate, funeral, parents and children, youth, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
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 7.0
 1K
Wolfy (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: There are two of them: a mother and a girl. They have no names. And they are in a constant run. The mother runs away from the daughter in an attempt to start new life, and the girl runs after her mother as she has no idea how to live without her. ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense, neorealism ...
Plot: life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, alcohol abuse, little girl, family relations, negligence, mother daughter relationship, loneliness, human nature, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
TV show
Story: The story focuses on a middle-school math teacher Olive and her relationship with Henry which spans 25 years over the four parts. It is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Style: meditative, realistic, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: small town life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, maturity, couple relations, family relations, elderly, couples, loneliness, family, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, maine, california
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What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life.
Style: melancholic, touching, depressing, emotional, compassionate ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: mentally challenged, self discovery, dysfunctional family, disability, siblings relations, brothers, family problems, character study, mental illness, parents and children, small town, compassion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
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Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Andrea Cornell is a tough, thorough Homicide Detective who leaves no stone unturned. Her unwavering dedication to her job makes her the most formidable opponent - or a highly valuable ally.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, murder, family in crisis, investigation, protagonist as suspect, murder mystery, family problems, who done it, uncover truth, law enforcement, family relations, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.3
 80K
The Uninvited (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anna returns home after spending time in a psychiatric facility following her mother's tragic death and discovers that her mother's former nurse, Rachel, has moved into their house and become engaged to her father. Soon after she learns ...
Style: surprise ending, scary, twist ending, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, uncover truth, parents and children, family in danger, family problems, woman in danger, evil woman, step parent, siblings relations, pretense, mistrust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s, year 1986
Place: maine, new england
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 8.3
 85K
Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the ...
Style: captivating, clever, serious, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: power relations, hollywood, family relations, crimes, identity crisis, intrigue, family secret, family problems, blackmail, teamwork, businessman, relatives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Cinderella and Four Knights (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Eun Ha-Won is a college student. She is a bright girl who wants to be a veterinarian, but at home she is lonely. She is isolated from her family members. Eun Ha-Won lives with father, step-mother and step-sister after her mother died in a car ...
Style: feel good, romantic, touching, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love triangle, rivalry, friendship, love and romance, fall in love, lifestyle, family problems, family relations, music, ambition, parents and children, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea
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 8.0
 17K
Shameless (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The story of a young group of siblings pretty much abandoned by their parents, surviving by their wits - and humor - on a rough Manchester council estate. Whilst they won't admit it, they need help and find it in Steve, a young middle class lad ...
Style: emotional, humorous, realistic, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: family problems, dysfunctional family, working class, gay teenager, alcoholic father, siblings relations, parents and children, single father, grownups, everyday life, social misfits, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, northern england, europe, manchester
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Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, friendship, family relations, high school life, dysfunctional family, friends, society, parents and children, social decay, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 7.7
 55K
Nip/Tuck (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Hotshot plastic surgeons Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy experience full-blown midlife crises as they confront career, family and romance problems.
Style: sexy, realistic, stylized, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: womanizer, nudity (full frontal - brief), plastic surgery, family relations, friendship, family problems, doctor, ethics, physical appearance, jealousy, surgical operation, career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, usa, los angeles, california
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Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Puberty Syndrome—a rumored, mysterious syndrome that only affects those in their puberty. For example, a bunny girl suddenly appeared in front of Sakuta Azusagawa. The bunny girl's real identity is Mai Sakurajima, a teenage celebrity who is ...
Style: sweet, feel good, colourful, light, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, school, teenage life, youth, fall in love, friendship, romance, family problems, siblings relations, friend, adventure, ambition ...
Place: japan
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Malcolm in the Middle (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A gifted young teen tries to survive life with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.
Style: humorous, realistic, sitcom, witty, neurotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, prodigy, family, teenager, social satire, dark humor, teenage life, dysfunctional family, suburban life, youth, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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The Suicide Shop (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Musical
Country: France, Canada, Belgium
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A city where suicide is the only growing business. A shop where you can get everything to cater this urge. In the hand of one family for centuries.. till they get a happy baby. And he has to power to make all around him happy as well.
Style: humorous, adult animation, bleak, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dark humor, family business, suicide attempt, changing lives, family problems, life turned upside down, family relations, suicidal thoughts, dysfunctional family, workplace, hopes, depression ...
Place: france
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Tom at the Farm (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young man travels to an isolated farm for his lover's funeral where he's quickly drawn into a twisted, sexually charged game by his lover's aggressive brother.
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: gay, closeted homosexual, male homosexuality, lgbt, hidden identity, gays and lesbians, family problems, gay relationship, psychopath, countryside, threat, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1997, 70s
Place: canada, montreal, quebec
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 7.2
 94K
Dogtooth (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet. The trio spend their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any word that comes from beyond their family ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, psychological, biting, serious ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, dysfunctional family, power relations, father daughter incest, family problems, perversion, punishment, family relations, brother sister sex, parents and children, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
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