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The list contains the best, new and most relevant family problems movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, humorous, light, touching and captivating films and TV shows about / with family problems, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, couples, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, family and marriage plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as family problems: Shameless (2004), American Beauty (1999), Revolutionary Road (2008), A Good Marriage (2014), Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010), The Affair (2014), What's in a Name? (2012), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Mad Men (2007), Awake (2012).
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Shameless
Comedy, Drama
USA
46 min.
 8.7
Six Feet Under
Comedy, Drama
USA
55 min.
 8.7
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Patrick Melrose
Drama
UK, USA
60 min.
 8.3
Bulletproof
Action, Crime
UK
60 min.
 6.1

List of family problems movies

 8.0
 13K
Shameless
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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, cynical, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, single father, working class, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, social misfits, alcohol abuse, scam, grownups ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester
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 8.4
 953K
American Beauty
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: dramatic, realistic, melancholic, cynical, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, parenthood, parent child relationship, dysfunctional family, coming of age, depression, loneliness, family problems, life philosophy, obsession, teenage life, existentialism ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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Revolutionary Road
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: serious, depressing, heartbreaking, bad ending, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, relationships, loneliness, under the surface, existentialism, unfulfillment, midlife crisis, family problems, destiny, psychology, life philosophy ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1940s, year 1955
Place: connecticut, usa, california, paris france
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A Good Marriage
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do once she discovers her husband's sinister secret?
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: uncover truth, family problems, mind game, danger, husband wife relationship, life turned upside down, crumbling marriage, couple relations, crimes, couples, female protagonist, dark secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Why Did I Get Married Too?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four couples reunite for their annual vacation in order to socialize and to spend time analyzing their marriages. Their intimate week in the Bahamas is disrupted by the arrival of an ex-husband determined to win back his recently remarried wife.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, talky
Audience: date night
Plot: battle of the sexes, couple relations, friendship, family problems, crumbling marriage, breakup, dishonesty, infidelity, lifestyle, unfulfillment, thirtysomething life, remarry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bahamas
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 8.0
 30K
The Affair
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart after the two meet in the resort town of Montauk in Long Island. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher with one novel published (book ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, emotional, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, haunted by the past, adultery, husband wife relationship, dishonesty, love affair, life turned upside down, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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What's in a Name?
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Vincent, a wealthy real estate agent, is invited to dinner by his sister Elizabeth and her husband Peter, both professors in Paris. Claude, a childhood friend and trombonist in a symphony orchestra, is also present. Vincent brings news from the ...
Style: talky, cynical, thought provoking, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: under the surface, prank, family problems, disorder, couple relations, siblings relations, family gatherings, friends, best friends, friendship, joke, dialogue driven ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
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The Pursuit of Happyness
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: emotional, sentimental, inspirational, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: single father, father son relationship, human spirit, rise to the top, rags to riches, survival, down on your luck, poverty, life is a bitch, sacrifice, once in a lifetime opportunity, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
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 8.6
 171K
Mad Men
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
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, serious, stylized, captivating, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, family problems, advertising agency, career, workplace, workplace intrigue, womanizer, crumbling marriage, boss and employee, sexism, urban, adultery ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, new york
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 7.9
 20K
Awake
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Michael lives in two separate realities after a car accident. In one reality, his wife Hannah survives the accident; in the other reality, his son Rex survives. Michael does not know which reality is "real", and uses the wristbands to ...
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: alternate reality, family problems, multiple storylines, sanity, double life, loss of son, therapy, accident, dealing with death, death in the family, mystery, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Afflicted
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A story of incomprehensible abuse delivered by an explosively violent mother of four. Journey through the mind of a child that experiences a living hell, defined and defended by the twisted religious beliefs of her mother (imdb.com)
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, scary
Plot: parents and children, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, domestic disturbance, child abuse, danger, family problems, bad mother, deadly, crimes, siblings relations, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.9
 250K
Liar Liar
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fletcher Reede is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday he has just one wish - that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours. When Max's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his ...
Style: humorous, funny, sentimental, light, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: father son relationship, liar, dishonesty, farce, lawyer, parenthood, introspection, family problems, redemption, family relations, wish come true, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california, boston
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 8.7
 155K
Shameless
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
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: realistic, humorous, entertaining, dark humor, ironic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, alcoholic father, juvenile delinquency, poor family, drugs/alcohol, family problems, alcoholic, teenage sex, siblings relations, working class, gay teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Addams Family Values
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Siblings Wednesday and Pugsley Addams will stop at nothing to get rid of Pubert, the new baby boy adored by parents Gomez and Morticia. Things go from bad to worse when the new "black widow" nanny, Debbie Jellinsky, launches her plan to ...
Style: gothic, humorous, dark humor, macabre, not serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: eccentric family, farce, parenthood, parody, family life, danger, family problems, femme fatale, power relations, family in danger, sibling relationship, sarcasm ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hawaii
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 7.6
 6K
Casual
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: A dysfunctional family tries to help each other navigate the modern dating scene. Recent divorcee Tara and her bachelor brother coach each other through the crazy world of dating (on-line and off), while living under the same roof again for the ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, humorous, light, touching
Plot: sibling relationship, dating, brother sister relationship, family problems, online dating, teenager, mother daughter relationship, family argument, sexual relations, psychologist, ex husband ex wife relationship, workplace problem ...
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Better Things
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Sam Fox is a single, working actor with no filter trying to raise her three daughters – Max, Frankie and Duke – in Los Angeles. She is mom, dad, referee and the cops.
Style: light, sincere, humorous, touching
Plot: single mother, parent child relationship, family problems, family relations, mother daughter relationship, family values, mischievous children, social issues, dating, actress, single parent, female protagonist ...
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 4.9
 2K
Emmerdale
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The lives of several families in the Yorkshire Dales revolve around a farm and the nearby village. With murders, affairs, lies, deceit, laughter and tears, it's all there in the village.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, melancholic
Plot: village, family, family relations, social relations, family problems, dialogue, honest, parents and children, friendship, lifestyle, farm, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 80s ...
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
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 5.9
 22K
Georgia Rule
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, melancholic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, parents and children, family problems, secrets, honest, confession, small town, dysfunctional family, secret, teenager, redemption, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa, california, san francisco, new jersey ...
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What's Eating Gilbert Grape
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: touching, emotional, melancholic, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, disability, family bonds, mental illness, family drama, mentally challenged, self discovery, parents and children, brothers, siblings relations, responsibility, life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iowa, usa
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 8.3
 60K
The Good Wife
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The Good Wife is a legal drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, dedicated lawyer, crumbling marriage, starting over, legal, workplace situations, couple relations, hopes, infidelity, law firm, corruption, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 8.7
 106K
Six Feet Under
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.  When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, surreal, tense, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family business, funeral home, family problems, family secret, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, parents and children, sibling relationship, financial problem, life changing experience, workplace problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 6.5
 17K
Blood Ties
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s.
Style: serious, tense, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crimes, family relations, family problems, brother brother relationship, betrayal, dishonesty, family reunited, drugs/alcohol, police, flashback, gunshot wound ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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The Amityville Horror
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, gory, insanity, mystery, supernatural, murder, family in danger, transformation, domestic disturbance, death, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
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Family Weekend
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A 16-year-old girl takes her parents hostage after they miss her big jump-roping competition.
Style: not serious, light, humorous, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: parents and children, eccentric family, hostages, family problems, confined, family relations, confinement indoors, unsupportive parent, punishment, tied feet, suburbs, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.6
 44K
Last Night
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
Style: emotional, romantic, melancholic, sexy, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, temptation, marriage, moral dilemma, husband wife relationship, couple relations, love story, love, lovers reunited, trust, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.9
 70K
The Duchess
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.
Style: realistic, dramatic, emotional, based on true events, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: adultery, love triangle, infidelity, duchess, loveless marriage, marriage, romance, love story, destiny, aristocracy, love affair, relationships ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1770s, 1780s
Place: england, london, europe
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 4.8
 3K
First Born
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Laura's expecting. Her husband, Steven's a loving guy but has little time for her. Her mom lives thousands of miles away. Forced to give up on her dreams, she's always been a bit edgy. A C-section drives her over the edge, making her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological, tense
Plot: mentally unstable, family in danger, babies and infants, nanny, mind game, parents and children, family problems, danger, suburbs, obsession, isolation, depression ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.0
 32K
Serial
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A catholic French couple sees their life upside down when their four daughters get married to men of different religion and origins.
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, light, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: sister sister relationship, interracial relations, stereotypes, parents and children, family bonds, family relations, wedding, verbal byplay, family, family in crisis, culture clash, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, africa
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3 Men and a Baby
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guy's girlfriends.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: family, babies and infants, parents and children, life turned upside down, stranded, farce, fatherhood, fish out of water, disorder, friendship, custody, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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Married with Children
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Married... with Children is an American sitcom that aired for 11 seasons. It featured a dysfunctional family living in a fictional Chicago, Illinois, suburb. The show, notable for being the first prime-time television series to air on Fox, ran from ...
Style: humorous, light, feel good, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, sitcom, family life, family problems, struggle, parents and children, promiscuous daughter, working class, husband wife conflict, misfit, adult humor, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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8.7
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6.9
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7.0
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7.3
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parents and children
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Shameless 2011
8.7
The Middle 2009
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family relations
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8.8
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crumbling marriage
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Revolutionary Road 2008
7.3
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8.0
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family in crisis
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Serial 2014
7.0
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Trust 2010
6.9
War and Peace 2007
7.3
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unfulfillment
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7.3
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emotional
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Love Loves Coincidences 2011
7.3
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8.5
Still Alice 2014
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death in the family
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