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, suspense, sexy and tense films and TV shows about / with family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, family, mentor and father daughter relationship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as family problems: Shameless (2011), Georgia Rule (2007), The Fosters (2013), Bates Motel (2013), Mad Men (2007), Orphan (2009), Breaking Bad (2008), Desperate Housewives (2004), American Beauty (1999), Revolutionary Road (2008).

List of family problems movies

 8.6
 196K
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: dark humor, biting, offbeat, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, sex scene, life is a bitch, teenage life, teenage sex, gay teenager, siblings relations, family relations, alcoholic father, youth, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 5.8
 24K
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: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: family problems, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family relations, teenager, small town, confession, redemption, generation gap, uncontrollable, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa, san francisco, salt lake city utah, california ...
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 7.9
 24K
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: gays and lesbians, foster child, lesbian, foster home, family problems, lesbian mother, adoption, troubled teen, teenage life, step siblings, supportive parent, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san diego california, california
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 8.1
 95K
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: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: incestuous desire, motel, family problems, mental disorder, mother son relationship, obsession, serial killer, overbearing mother, small town, murder, crimes, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
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 8.6
 202K
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, serious, captivating, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: workplace, family problems, womanizer, advertising agency, boss and employee, cigarette smoking, advertising, boss, ambition, career, americana, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
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 6.9
 188K
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, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, serious ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, family problems, family in danger, mysterious character, parents and children, manipulation, female psychopath, murder, deadly, insanity, murderer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
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 9.5
 1.4M
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, clever, serious, psychological ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, crimes, master criminal, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, unlikely partners, family problems, teacher, peril, desperation, drugs/alcohol ...
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.
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, dark humor, cynical, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, suburban life, female friendship, neighbor, infidelity, family relations, social relations, couple relations, family life, friendship, lifestyle, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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 8.3
 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, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, loneliness, coming of age, older man young girl relationship, existentialism, age difference, dysfunctional family, virgin, character study, older man younger woman relationship, family problems, first time ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
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: family problems, under the surface, couple relations, suburbs, housewife, jealousy, abortion, destiny, adultery, cold relationship, dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1955, 1940s ...
Place: connecticut, usa, paris france, new york, california
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 7.6
 52K
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: realistic, stylized, disturbing, serious, witty ...
Plot: womanizer, family problems, plastic surgery, friendship, physical appearance, family relations, jealousy, doctor, therapy, doctors and patients, workplace, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, usa, los angeles, california
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 6.8
 102K
Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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, bleak, gothic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mysterious character, family relations, antisocial behavior, under the surface, masturbation, family problems, danger, parents and children, funeral, estate, youth, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
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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: marriage, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, family problems, dishonesty, couple relations, infidelity, dysfunctional marriage, under the surface, adultery, female nudity, male escort ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.3
 58K
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: bleak, serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: age difference, family problems, fall in love, innocence lost, life is a bitch, youth, adolescence, coming of age, party, dysfunctional family, rebelliousness, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, california
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 8.3
 76K
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: serious, clever, captivating, tense, stylized ...
Plot: power relations, crimes, identity crisis, intrigue, blackmail, hollywood, family problems, family relations, family secret, teamwork, businessman, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 8.0
 15K
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: humorous, emotional, realistic, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, family problems, dysfunctional family, working class, gay teenager, siblings relations, parents and children, single father, life is a bitch, grownups, everyday life, alcohol abuse ...
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, touching, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, youth, friendship, life is a bitch, family relations, high school life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, society, social decay, family problems, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 7.0
 989
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, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, dysfunctional character, alcohol abuse, neo realism, negligence, family relations, sex addict, human nature, addiction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: atmospheric, realistic, psychological, serious, meditative ...
Plot: parents and children, dysfunctional family, small town life, family problems, maturity, couple relations, family relations, mental illness, elderly, couples, family, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, maine, california
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 7.1
 110K
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: family problems, presumed dead, suspicion, war, military, patriotism, brother brother relationship, sibling relationship, couple relations, wartime life, homecoming, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, usa, iraq
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An American Crime (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: child abuse, torture, dysfunctional family, crimes, domestic violence, mentally unstable, confined, isolation, murder, family problems, captivity, threat ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa, indiana
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 6.7
 90K
The Guest (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: danger, soldier, mysterious character, ex soldier, family relations, family in danger, dishonesty, family problems, murder, grief, killing spree, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, quarry, 80s
Place: new mexico, 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: dark humor, humorous, bleak, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family business, family problems, life turned upside down, family relations, suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, workplace, hopes, suicide thoughts, life is a bitch, social decay, store ...
Place: france
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 6.4
 75K
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: surprise ending, scary, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, slasher, parents and children, ghost, family in danger, family problems, siblings relations, danger, pretense, woman in danger, mistrust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, 2000s, 80s
Place: new england, maine
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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: psychological, disturbing, bleak, depressing, non-linear ...
Plot: mother son relationship, psychopath, antisocial behavior, school shooting, depression, sociopath, evil child, parents and children, family problems, family relations, massacre, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, connecticut, new york
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 7.3
 81K
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: thought provoking, disturbing, psychological, biting, serious ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, dysfunctional family, power relations, odd, isolation, family problems, punishment, family relations, perversion, parents and children, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
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 6.1
 5K
Elena Undone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The wife of a pastor who preaches against homosexuality embarks on an affair with a female writer.
Style: touching, sexual, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbianism, lgbt, lesbian couple, gays and lesbians, family problems, fall in love, coming out, crumbling marriage, infidelity, lesbian mother, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Wanting to escape city life for the countryside, New Yorkers Cooper Tilson (Quaid), his wife Leah (Stone) and their two children move into a dilapidated old mansion still filled with the possessions of the previous family. Turning it into their ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: country house, danger, family problems, mystery, crimes, teenage girl, murder, hospital, horse, haunted house, twists & turns, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Death of a Superhero (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, youth, human spirit, life is a bitch, family problems, family in crisis, hopes, superhero, child illness, dealing with death, coming of age, teenager ...
Place: usa, ireland
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Bastard Out of Carolina (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Difficult tale of poor, struggling South Carolinian mother & daughter, who each face painful choices with their resolve and pride. Bone, the eldest daughter, and Anney her tired mother, grow both closer and farther apart: Anney sees Glen as ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, pedophile, family relations, corporal punishment, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, child rape, life is a bitch, family in crisis, innocence lost, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 90s, 40s ...
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
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