Surrogate family movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant surrogate family movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, realistic, melancholic, weird, disturbing and bleak films and TV shows about / with surrogate family, family relations, redemption, suspense, coming of age, father son relationship, friendship, death, youth and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as surrogate family: Another Mother's Son (2017), Shoplifters (2018), When We Rise (2017), Expectant (2020), Written in the stars (2010), The Sinister Surrogate (2018), Two Mothers (2014), The Surrogate (2013), Souvenir (2019), Father & Son (2015).

List of surrogate family movies

Another Mother's Son (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Directed by Christopher Menaul ('Summer in February', 'Fatherland) and written by Jenny Lecoat, Another Mother's Son tells the true story of Louisa Gould, a widow living in Nazi occupied Jersey who takes in a Russian prisoner of ...
Style: captivating
Plot: world war two, surrogate family, hunger, tragedy, pow, escaped prisoner, fight, heroine, death of protagonist, fighting the system, family problems, life is a bitch ...
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Shoplifters (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the ...
Style: sexual, art house, art film, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: poverty, shoplifting, poor family, father son relationship, social realism, secret, theft, child abduction, beach, husband wife relationship, shoplifter, orphan ...
Time: 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan, india
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When We Rise (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: The personal and political struggles, setbacks and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, lgbt cinema, political ...
Plot: gay, lesbian, civil rights, gay rights, women's rights, lgbtq, family relations, racial prejudice, friendship, gay slur, homosexual, gay love ...
Place: san francisco
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Expectant (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A pregnant woman finds herself in serious danger when she agrees to live with the couple who plan to adopt her unborn child.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: child, woman, surrogate family, living together, parents and children, pregnant woman, couple relations, threat, lifestyle, risk, motherhood, kids and family ...
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Written in the stars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Brazil
TV show
Story: Ricardo Aguillar, a powerful physician, loses the only and beloved son, the young Daniel, in an accident. After some time he discovers that the boy had frozen the semen before he died. From there he decides to go hunting for the "ideal ...
Style: novela, disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: romantic triangle, love triangle, father son relationship, love story, love affair, romantic relationship, relationships, surrogate family, male female relationship, forbidden love, family relations, female protagonist ...
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The Sinister Surrogate (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Josh and Danielle have found the perfect surrogate, Kailee, to bear their child. But when Kailee gives birth to a beautiful baby girl, the happy couple learns how deep and dark a mother's love can go. But is it really Kailee whom they need to ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: family problems, parents and children, couples, suspense, abduction, family relations, male female relationship, surrogate family, husband wife relationship, intrigue, married couple, surrogate mother ...
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Two Mothers (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Style: romantic, captivating, entertaining
Plot: parents and children, surrogate mother, family problems, love and romance, suspense, child, kids and family, fighting illness, relationship problems, guilt, revenge, relationships ...
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The Surrogate (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A married couple, struggling to have a child, hires a young woman to be their surrogate, but soon discovers she has a bizarre and deadly agenda.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, sexy
Plot: obsession, surrogate mother, stalker, wanting a baby, husband wife relationship, tragic love, love triangle, unrequited love, possessed woman, family problems, unfulfilled love, surrogate family ...
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Souvenir (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The enigmatic Isabel decides to rent her belly to give birth to the baby of Sara and Joaquin, a possessive couple obsessed with the idea of starting a family.
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: motherhood, pregnancy, wanting a baby, surrogate mother, parenthood, pregnant woman, single parent, family problems, husband wife relationship, parents and children, family relations, surrogate family ...
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Father & Son (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A story about a gay dad who has raised his surrogate son alone after the death of his partner. The kid, weary of being bullied, seeks to break out on his own. He takes up with a guy who it turns out has a crush on the kid's dad. In limited ...
Style: psychological, melancholic, unusual plot structure, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, parent child relationship, male homosexuality, gay interest, gay crush, gay son, relationship problems, gay love, fall in love, relationships, in love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: taiwan
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Jurassic World: Dominion (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Malta
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Four years after Isla Nublar was destroyed, dinosaurs now live—and hunt—alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a ...
Style: psychotronic, stylized, anamorphic, entertaining, retro
Plot: dinosaur, monster, disaster, tyrannosaurus rex, prehistoric creature, wild animal, giant insect, velociraptor, locust, sea monster, suspense, creature ...
Time: jurassic, future, 2020s
Place: texas, italy, malta, utah, pennsylvania ...
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A Long Way Down (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Four lost souls decide to end their lives on the same night, New Year's Eve. When they meet unintentionally at the same suicide hotspot, they mutually agree to call off their plans for six weeks, forming an unconventional, dysfunctional family.
Style: touching, emotional, talky, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, new year, suicide, new year's eve, introspection, direction and purpose, dull life, unfulfillment, group of strangers, coping, cause and meaning, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: london, england
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The Lion King (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle ...
Style: inspirational, psychotronic, colourful, touching, sad ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: animals, jungle, lion, wilderness, lion cub, childhood trauma, nature, talking animals, disney, kingdom, king, savannah ...
Time: 2010s
Place: africa
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Titans (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A team of young superheroes led by Nightwing (formerly Batman's first Robin) form to combat evil and other perils.
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, anime ...
Audience: teens, teen fantasy, teen drama
Plot: superhero, superhero team, supernatural ability, secret identity, friendship, murder, vengeance, villain, self discovery, superheroine, brutality, coming of age ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
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Superman (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.
Style: epic, exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, alien, double life, space and aliens, save the world, heroes, superman character, megalomaniac, alien superhero, time travel, journalist ...
Time: year 1978, 70s, 80s, year 1948, 60s ...
Place: new york, kansas, california, midwest, usa ...
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The Children of Times Square (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An alienated teenage boy runs away from home and ventures to New York City where he falls in with a gang of juvenile delinquents working as drug dealers and pickpockets for a shady crime boss.(IMDB)
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Plot: runaway, youth, drug dealer, gang, street kid, coming of age, juvenile delinquent, drugs, children, street life, child in peril, urban ghetto ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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The Perfect Circle (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An alcoholic Bosnian poet sends his wife and daughter away from Sarajevo so they can avoid the troubles there. However, he is soon descended upon by a pair of orphaned brothers. The brothers have escaped a massacre in their own village and have come ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, bleak, disturbing
Plot: coming of age, bosnian war, drug addiction, children in wartime, anarchist, balkan war, deaf, humanism, survival, hanging, anti war, hiding place ...
Time: 90s
Place: bosnia herzegovina, bosnia, former yugoslavia, europe, sarajevo
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We Own the Night (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.
Style: harsh, stylized, serious, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, police, gang, drugs, suspense, police officer, brothers, hitman, multiple storylines, nightclub ...
Time: 20th century, year 1988, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
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The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: meditative, psychological, bleak, emotional, depressing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: prison, murder, teacher, coming of age, dysfunctional family, writers, prison life, family relations, theft, unlikely friendships, suburbs, investigation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: phoenix arizona, california, paris france, italy, new york ...
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Tsotsi (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The South African multi-award winning film about a young South African boy from the ghetto named Tsotsi, meaning Gangster. Tsotsi, who left home as a child to get away from helpless parents, finds a baby in the back seat of a car that he has just ...
Style: sincere, bleak, emotional, harsh, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: baby, poverty, gangsters, urban ghetto life, society, criminal, slum, friendship, childhood, coming of age, murder, street life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south africa, africa, boston, johannesburg south africa
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The Tigger Movie (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: As it happens, everybody - Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Roo, Rabbit, Owl - is busy preparing a suitable winter home for Eeyore. When everything they do seems to get undone by Tigger's exuberant bouncing, Rabbit suggest Tigger go outside and find other ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, intense, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: winnie the pooh, friendship, disney, rescue, escapades, heroic mission, disorder, self discovery, young heroes, teaching the ways of the world, tiger, curses spells and rituals ...
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Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: realistic, sincere, tense, disturbing, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama, adult
Plot: coming of age, drug addiction, friendship, mother daughter relationship, peer pressure, dysfunctional family, addiction, underage drinking, teenage protagonist, self harm, teenager, kids in trouble ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, venice beach california
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Strange Planet (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Alice, Judy and Sally are three Australian roommates who are unlucky in love. Over the course of a year, they endure numerous personal ups and downs. Meanwhile, Ewan, Joel and Neil are friends and coworkers with similar problems, and gradually their ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, talky, sentimental, witty ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, friends, roommate, marriage, pregnancy, friendship, coitus, marital problem, one night stand, divorce, adultery, extramarital affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, oceania, sydney australia
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The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this exciting live-action adventure, young Mowgli, an orphan raised by wolves, is spotted by a scout for a giant circus. Accompanied by a cruel hunter and a snake charmer, the scout sets out to trap Mowgli. But with the help of Baloo the bear and ...
Style: humorous, intense, surreal, unusual plot structure, sweet ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: jungle, monkey, chase, circus, elephant, snake, nude, mad scientist, youth, multiple storylines, disaster, lion ...
Time: 19th century
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The Road (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the ...
Style: bleak, harsh, rough, depressing, gloomy ...
Plot: survival, apocalypse, post apocalypse, distopia, father son relationship, cannibalism, catastrophe, suspense, starvation, journey, on the road, thief ...
Time: future
Place: canada, usa
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Love Hina (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 544 min.
TV show
Story: Keitaro and his childhood sweetheart make a promise to be accepted at and to meet each other at the prestigous Toudai University before she moved out of his life. About a decade later, Keitaro has become an artist and a daydreamer, having ranked ...
Style: anime, sentimental, humorous, ecchi, semi serious
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: friendship, teenage love, love triangle, opposites attract, couples, teenage life, wooing, adolescence vs adulthood, unlikely couple, battle of the sexes, youth, high school ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, kyoto japan
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Palindromes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, surreal, controversial ...
Audience: adult
Plot: pregnancy, child abuse, pedophilia, coming of age, abortion, sexual abuse, runaway teen, sexuality, teenage life, runaway, disability, suicide ...
Time: 21st century
Place: kansas, new jersey, usa, india, wyoming
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Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 159 min.
Story: A teenager named Noriko Shimabara runs away from her family in Toyokawa, to meet Kumiko, the leader of an Internet BBS, She becomes involved with Kumiko's "family circle", which grows darker after the mass suicide of 54 ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, scary, psychological ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: mass suicide, cult, dysfunctional family, family relations, suicide, internet, nihilism, woman in danger, teenage life, youth, on the run, leaving home ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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The Jungle Book (1967)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The boy Mowgli makes his way to the man-village with Bagheera, the wise panther. Along the way he meets jazzy King Louie, the hypnotic snake Kaa and the lovable, happy-go-lucky bear Baloo, who teaches Mowgli "The Bare Necessities" of life ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, funny, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: disney, jungle, childhood, talking animals, bear, orphan, feral child, friendship, human animal relationship, animal life, animals, good versus evil ...
Time: 60s, 1890s, 19th century
Place: india, asia
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The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music, Musical
Country: USA, Australia, France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Mowgli, missing the jungle and his old friends, runs away from the man village unaware of the danger he's in by going back to the wild.
Style: stylized, feel good, exciting, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, preschoolers
Plot: disney, jungle, tiger, feral child, wolf, friendship, orphan, bear, rescue, leaving home, vengeance, love ...
Time: 20th century
Place: india, asia
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