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, psychological, emotional, stylized and interesting films and TV shows about / with family problems, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, death, marriage, couples, couple relations and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as family problems: Shameless (2011), American Beauty (1999), Mad Men (2007), Georgia Rule (2007), Revolutionary Road (2008), Bates Motel (2013), Ray Donovan (2013), Breaking Bad (2008), Desperate Housewives (2004), The Duchess (2008).

List of family problems movies

 8.6
 174K
Shameless (2011)
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: humorous, biting, emotional, offbeat, dark humor ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, gay teenager, family problems, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage sex, teenage life, family relations, drinking problem, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 8.3
 1.0M
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, sexual, melancholic, cynical, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, loneliness, dysfunctional family, family problems, virgin, teenage life, age difference, coming of age, youth, older man young girl relationship, parenthood, marital problem ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 8.6
 185K
Mad Men (2007)
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, stylized, serious, captivating, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family problems, womanizer, workplace, advertising, career, ambition, advertising agency, sexism, office, urban, americana, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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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, realistic, sentimental, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional family, 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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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, depressing, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, under the surface, couple relations, jealousy, abortion, destiny, housewife, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, adultery, dysfunctional family, self fulfillment ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1955, 1940s
Place: connecticut, usa, paris france, california
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 8.2
 89K
Bates Motel (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: incestuous desire, motel, serial killer, small town, family problems, mental disorder, obsession, murder, overbearing mother, dysfunctional family, insanity, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
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 8.3
 69K
Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, tense, captivating, clever, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, power relations, blackmail, family problems, identity crisis, hollywood, businessman, family secret, teamwork, intrigue, millionaire, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 9.5
 1.3M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
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: tense, psychological, captivating, serious, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, life turned upside down, crimes, drugs/alcohol, master criminal, double life, peril, family problems, hidden identity, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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Desperate Housewives (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, humorous, sexy, sexual, dark humor ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, secret, suburban life, neighbor, family relations, couple relations, social relations, friendship, investigation, lifestyle, infidelity, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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 6.9
 73K
The Duchess (2008)
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: emotional, sexy, dramatic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: love triangle, love affair, infidelity, aristocracy, high society, marriage, mistress, adultery, family problems, loveless marriage, destiny, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s, 19th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.9
 23K
The Fosters (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: gays and lesbians, foster child, teenage life, lesbian, step siblings, adoption, troubled teen, foster home, family problems, lesbian mother, family, blended family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, san diego california
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 7.6
 51K
Nip/Tuck (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: realistic, disturbing, stylized, serious, witty ...
Plot: womanizer, physical appearance, family problems, friendship, therapy, clinic, doctor, ethics, doctors and patients, family relations, jealousy, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, usa, california
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 7.3
 55K
Fish Tank (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Everything changes for 15 year old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.
Style: serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: party, family problems, age difference, fall in love, youth, innocence lost, adolescence, coming of age, boyfriend, dysfunctional family, rebelliousness, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, california
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 6.9
 178K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
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, suspenseful, psychological, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: orphan, family in danger, adoption, manipulation, family problems, mysterious character, parents and children, deadly, insanity, domestic disturbance, life turned upside down, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
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 7.1
 901
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, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, alcohol abuse, dysfunctional character, neo realism, negligence, family relations, sex addict, addiction, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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 6.3
 72K
The Uninvited (2009)
Genre: Drama, 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: suspenseful, surprise ending, scary, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, siblings relations, family in danger, parents and children, family problems, ghost, slasher, danger, woman in danger, pretense, mistrust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, 2000s
Place: new england, maine
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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
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: sentimental, uplifting, emotional, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, single parent, against the odds, rise to the top, down on your luck, life, success, hopes, ambition, parents and children, financial problem ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
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 8.0
 13K
Shameless (2004)
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, realistic, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: working class, dysfunctional family, family problems, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, siblings relations, gay teenager, single father, life is a bitch, grownups, social misfits, everyday life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, suspense, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: teenage life, life is a bitch, friendship, parents and children, high school life, dysfunctional family, youth, family problems, school, friends, social relations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 7.9
 35K
The Affair (2014)
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: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, adultery, love affair, life turned upside down, strong sexual content, parents and children, family problems, dishonesty, sexual relations, haunted by the past, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 6.2
 6K
Dynasty (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The saga of a wealthy Denver family in the oil business: Blake Carrington, the patriarch; Krystle, his former secretary and wife; his children: Adam, lost in childhood after a kidnapping; Fallon, pampered and spoiled; Steven, openly gay; and Amanda, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, enigmatic
Plot: family business, intrigue, wealthy family, rivalry, family problems, uninhibited rivalry, hypocrisy, ambition, couple relations, love and romance, blind ambition, americana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
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 8.4
 797K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, supernatural, hotel, insanity, psychic, danger, evil, ghost, trapped, losing-it hero, nervous breakdown, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, oregon, denver colorado, montana
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 7.9
 20K
Awake (2012)
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: mind bending, serious, psychological, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: double life, alternate reality, family problems, sanity, therapy, accident, loss of son, mystery, parents and children, dealing with death, escape from reality, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 239 min.
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: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parents and children, small town life, family problems, maturity, mental illness, couple relations, couples, family relations, family, elderly, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, 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: touching, melancholic, emotional, depressing, compassionate ...
Plot: mentally challenged, self discovery, disability, siblings relations, mental illness, parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town, family problems, responsibility, single mother, obesity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa
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 5.4
 4K
Devil's Pond (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What starts out as a romantic honeymoon on a deserted island turns into a horrible nightmare as Julianne discovers that her new husband is psychotic...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious, scary
Plot: island, woman in danger, isolation, honeymoon, psychopath, couple relations, confined, danger, vengeance, family problems, newlyweds, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.1
 104K
Brothers (2009)
Genre: Action, 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: presumed dead, family problems, suspicion, war, military, patriotism, brother brother relationship, sibling relationship, couple relations, wartime life, homecoming, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, usa, iraq
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 5.6
 28K
The Stepfather (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Michael Harding (Penn Badgley) returns home from military school to find his mother (Sela Ward) happily in love and living with her new boyfriend, David (Dylan Walsh). As the two men get to know each other, Michael becomes more and more suspicious ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, hidden identity, family in danger, manic, youth, uncover truth, crimes, danger, family relations, dishonesty, family problems, killing off one by one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, portland oregon, salt lake city utah, new jersey
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The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Horror
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: suspense, scary, suspenseful, rough, based on supposedly true story ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, family in danger, danger, murder, domestic disturbance, supernatural, parents and children, family problems, tortured to death, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
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 7.0
 46K
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, depressing, sad ...
Plot: loss of child, marriage, family problems, death in the family, housewife, estrangement, crumbling marriage, loss of son, grief, support group, memory, therapy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
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