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, emotional, psychological, stylized and captivating films and TV shows about / with family problems, family relations, parents and children, dysfunctional family, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, couples, couple relations, marriage and infidelity 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), Georgia Rule (2007), American Beauty (1999), Bates Motel (2013), Mad Men (2007), Breaking Bad (2008), Desperate Housewives (2004), Revolutionary Road (2008), Orphan (2009), The Fosters (2013).

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, dark humor, emotional, offbeat ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, gay teenager, family problems, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, life is a bitch, siblings relations, parents and children, teenage sex, youth, bipolar disorder, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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, sentimental, realistic, serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, 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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 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, melancholic, sexual, cynical, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, loneliness, age difference, older man younger woman relationship, older man young girl relationship, dysfunctional family, virgin, family problems, coming of age, existentialism, character study, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: incestuous desire, serial killer, motel, family problems, mental disorder, murder, obsession, overbearing mother, small town, dysfunctional family, mother son relationship, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, 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, captivating, serious, 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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 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, clever, serious ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, life turned upside down, drugs/alcohol, master criminal, double life, crimes, peril, life is a bitch, family problems, desperation, drug cartel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
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, dark humor, sexual, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, suburban life, secret, neighbor, social relations, female friendship, couple relations, friendship, family relations, investigation, infidelity, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
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, depressing, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, under the surface, couple relations, jealousy, abortion, destiny, housewife, cold relationship, dysfunctional family, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, adultery ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1955, 1940s
Place: connecticut, usa, paris france, 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, psychological, suspenseful, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: orphan, family in danger, adoption, family problems, manipulation, mysterious character, parents and children, deadly, insanity, domestic disturbance, fear, childhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
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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, lesbian, lesbian mother, teenage life, adoption, foster home, step siblings, troubled teen, family problems, family, supportive parent ...
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, stylized, disturbing, serious, witty ...
Plot: womanizer, physical appearance, family problems, friendship, therapy, clinic, ethics, doctor, doctors and patients, family relations, jealousy, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, usa, california
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 6.8
 98K
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, bleak, gothic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mysterious character, antisocial behavior, under the surface, family relations, masturbation, family problems, parents and children, danger, estate, youth, disappearance, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, connecticut
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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: age difference, party, family problems, innocence lost, youth, fall in love, adolescence, coming of age, boyfriend, dysfunctional family, rebelliousness, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, california
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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: power relations, crimes, blackmail, identity crisis, intrigue, hollywood, businessman, family problems, family secret, teamwork, millionaire, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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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, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, dysfunctional character, alcohol abuse, negligence, neo realism, family relations, sex addict, addiction, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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 7.2
 4K
Satisfaction (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: infidelity, family problems, couple relations, dishonesty, marriage, under the surface, crumbling marriage, secret, dysfunctional marriage, adultery, male escort, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: 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: woman in danger, island, isolation, psychopath, honeymoon, couple relations, confined, danger, family problems, insanity, vengeance, newlyweds ...
Time: contemporary
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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: teen drama, teens
Plot: teenage life, life is a bitch, friendship, youth, parents and children, high school life, dysfunctional family, social decay, family problems, school, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow 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: scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, siblings relations, parents and children, family in danger, family problems, ghost, slasher, danger, step parent, woman in danger, pretense ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, 2000s
Place: maine, new england
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 6.7
 7K
The Party (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Le Boum is the story of a 13-year-old French girl dealing with moving to a new city and school in Paris, while at the same time her parents are getting a divorce.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, humorous, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, couple relations, youth, family problems, family life, crumbling marriage, infidelity, puberty, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: france, normandy, paris france, tokyo, germany
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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, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: lesbian, coming out, lgbt, lesbian couple, family problems, fall in love, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, infidelity, lifestyle, love affair, friendship ...
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, intense, serious ...
Plot: country house, danger, family problems, mystery, crimes, teenage girl, murder, horse, hospital, 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: Animation, 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, child illness, superhero, coming of age, dealing with death, teenager ...
Place: usa
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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: thought provoking, disturbing, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, corporal punishment, pedophile, life is a bitch, family relations, innocence lost, family in crisis, coming of age, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 40s, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: south carolina, usa
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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: emotional, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational, motivational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, rise to the top, life is a bitch, against the odds, single parent, ambition, down on your luck, life, success, hopes, family drama, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: kindergarten, san francisco, usa
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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: humorous, emotional, realistic, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: working class, family problems, dysfunctional family, gay teenager, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, parents and children, single father, social misfits, life is a bitch, grownups, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, europe, manchester
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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, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, crumbling marriage, love affair, life turned upside down, strong sexual content, parents and children, family problems, dishonesty, sexual relations, haunted by the past, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: captivating, realistic, serious, enigmatic
Plot: wealthy family, family business, intrigue, rivalry, family problems, uninhibited rivalry, ambition, hypocrisy, blind ambition, love and romance, couple relations, americana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
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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: infidelity, love affair, love triangle, aristocracy, high society, marriage, adultery, mistress, marital infidelity, duchess, marital rape, destiny ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s, 19th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
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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, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, hotel, supernatural, evil, psychic, danger, nervous breakdown, ghost, trapped, psychopath, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, oregon, denver colorado, montana
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