Loss of family member movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant loss of family member movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, emotional, touching, intense and dramatic films and TV shows about / with loss of family member, death, family relations, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, redemption, catastrophe, destiny and beautiful scenery plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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loss of family member movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as loss of family member: Fruits Basket (2001), The Road (2009), Downton Abbey (2010), The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008), Cold Mountain (2003), I Am Legend (2007), The Lovely Bones (2009), Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), Harper's Island (2009), Inglourious Basterds (2009).

List of loss of family member movies

Fruits Basket (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Tohru Honda is 16 year old orphaned girl who gets invited to live in the house of her classmate, the handsome boy Sohma Yuki, and his cousins, 16 year old Kyo and 27 year old Shigure. However, these young men and parts of the rest of their family ...
Style: exciting, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: love and romance, friendship, friends, youth, curses spells and rituals, loss of family member, transformation, loss of parent, high school life, teenage love, everyday life, teenage life ...
Place: japan, asia
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 7.2
 224K
The Road (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
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, rough, harsh, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, post apocalyptic, father son relationship, starvation, future dystopia, journey, vestiges of humanity, catastrophe, cannibalism, on the road ...
Time: future
Place: usa
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 8.7
 164K
Downton Abbey (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: A chronicle of the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, stylized, tragicomedy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aristocracy, estate, master and servant, manners, countryside, love and romance, butler, traditional versus modern, family life, family relations, social differences, high society ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe
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The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, Soraya, whose arranged marriage to an abusive tyrant had a ...
Style: serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic, political ...
Plot: injustice, sadism, discrimination, destructive relationship, society, tragic hero, loss of family member, village, witnessing a crime, journalist, conspiracy, stoning ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: iran, middle east, persia, israel
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 7.2
 140K
Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA, Italy, Romania, UK
Duration: 154 min.
Story: In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind ...
Style: captivating, emotional, sincere, touching, epic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, tragic love, slavery, getting home, loss of family member, friendship, soldier, survival, civil war, lovers reunited, couple relations, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, south carolina, north carolina, appalachia, atlantic ocean
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 7.2
 689K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, plague, future dystopia, loneliness, isolation, heroes, experiment, deadly creature, quarantine ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
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The Lovely Bones (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, New Zealand
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.
Style: psychological, emotional, tense, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: pedophile, afterlife, rape, loss of child, death in the family, family drama, loss of daughter, dealing with death, serial killer, child rape, tragic event, neighbor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, pennsylvania, united states, delaware
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Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, sad ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, loyalty, friends, pets, loss of friend, animals, life & death, loneliness, death, human animal relationship, animal training ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
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Harper's Island (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: A group of family and friends travels to a secluded island for a destination wedding. They've come to laugh... to love... and, though they don't know it... to die. As the wedding festivities begin, friendships are tested and secrets ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: island, serial killer, multiple suspects, murder, serial murder, danger, murderer, fear, friends, gory, threat, wedding ...
Place: washington state
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Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 153 min.
Story: In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. ...
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, war, working undercover, nazism, fascist, soldier, sadism, nazi, danger, world war two, self sacrifice, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: paris france, france, europe, germany
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Leon: The Professional (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, touching, tense ...
Plot: hitman, loneliness, mentor, friendship, sniper, dark hero, life philosophy, killings, loner, lone wolves, murder, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.9
 20K
Awake (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, psychological, serious, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: alternate reality, double life, family problems, police investigation, car accident, police detective, sanity, loss of loved one, loss of family member, accident, police officer, loss of son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.0
 91K
Another Earth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
Style: psychological, touching, surreal, contemplative, philosophical ...
Plot: parallel world, mysterious planet, redemption, human existence, guilt, tragedy, solar system, cosmology, earth, planet, musician, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, yale university, connecticut, mojave desert, boston
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 7.2
 255K
The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: uplifting, rough, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: revolution, vengeance, american revolution, battles, rebellion, war, human spirit, heroes, patriotism, freedom, heroic mission, soldier ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
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 8.1
 953K
Finding Nemo (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting ...
Style: feel good, sweet, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, shark, journey, friends, family, father son relationship, courage, rescue, odd couple, underwater, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: pacific ocean, new south wales, australia, sydney australia
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 7.8
 8K
The Take (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Freddie Jackson is just out of prison. He's done his time, made the right connections and now he's ready to use them. His wife Jackie dreams of having her husband home but she's forgotten the rows and the girls Freddie can't ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mob boss, criminal heroes, mafia, betrayal, crimes, crime, respect, power struggle, relatives, ex convict, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: london, england, east end london
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Single Father (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dave is facing the seemingly impossible job of bringing up four kids alone after the sudden death of his wife. And things get even more complicated when he falls in love with his wife's best friend, Sarah. Single Father asks how soon is too ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional
Plot: accident, fall in love, tragic event, loss of loved one, death in the family, family relations, loss of family member, family problems, parents and children, love and romance, single parent, loss of spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe
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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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, teacher, dysfunctional family, family relations, prison, theft, crimes, investigation, parents and children, prison life, family problems, loss of sibling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: phoenix arizona, italy, paris france, california, new york ...
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An Unfinished Life (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Stoic and heartbroken, Einar Gilkyson quietly lives in the rugged Wyoming ranchlands alongside his only trusted friend, Mitch Bradley. Then, suddenly, the woman he blames for the death of his only son arrives at his door broke, desperate, and with a ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: starting over, beautiful scenery, countryside, farm, sheriff, redemption, hopes, single parent, old friend, family problems, haunted by the past, loss of family member ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: wyoming, iowa, ireland
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 6.8
 135K
Four Brothers (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Four adopted brothers return to their Detroit hometown when their mother is murdered and vow to exact revenge on the killers.
Style: sentimental, rough, harsh, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, robbery, vengeance, violence, funeral, uncover truth, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, mob boss, parents and children, interracial adoption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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 7.7
 11K
The Paradise (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An intoxicating love story set in England's first department store in the 1870s. The Paradise revolves around the lives of the people who live and work in the store, each bound in their own way by the power of the world they live in, and the ...
Style: captivating, stylized, realistic, serious
Audience: girls' night
Plot: workplace situations, love and romance, fashion, love affair, flirting, rise to the top, high society, nouveau riche, power relations, workplace, ambition, shopping ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england
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 7.1
 42K
People Like Us (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It tells the story of a struggling man who, after flying home to L.A. for the funeral of his estranged record-producer father, discovers that the will stipulates that he must deliver $150,000 in cash to a 30-year-old alcoholic sister he never knew ...
Style: emotional, touching, semi serious, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: inheritance, funeral, family secret, family relations, salesman, siblings relations, family life, introspection, drinking problem, family problems, financial problem, family reunited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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 8.4
 2K
The Promise (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: UK
Duration: 356 min.
TV show
Story: A young British girl travels to Israel/Palestine, retracing the steps of her grandfather - a British soldier stationed there in the 1940s.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, jewish, soldier, diary, military, wartime life, military life, society, occupation, political unrest, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 1940s, contemporary, 40s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, palestine
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 6.4
 90K
Hereafter (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A supernatural thriller centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: afterlife, psychic, journalist, tsunami, supernatural ability, supernatural, catastrophe, dealing with death, forces of nature, survivor, loss of child, loss of loved one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: france, london, europe, usa, england ...
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Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, life is a bitch, funeral, haunted by the past, love and romance, grief, best friend, starting over, coping, family problems, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.1
 108K
The Host (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gang-du is a dim-witted man working at his father's tiny snack bar near the Han River. One day, Gang-du's one and only daughter Hyun-seo comes back from school irritated. She is angry at her uncle, Nam-il, who visited her school as her ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, dark humor, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, beast, giant, sacrifice, supernatural, family in danger, toxic, quarantine, danger, snow, daughter, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2006, year 2000
Place: seoul, korea, south korea, asia
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 7.5
 19K
The Namesake (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: arranged marriage, culture clash, immigrants, childhood, marriage, family life, rebel, newlyweds, tragic event, family problems, society, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, 90s ...
Place: new york, taj mahal, usa, kolkata, india ...
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 7.7
 51K
ER (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Explores the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital and the critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of its overburdened emergency room.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: doctor, hospital, emergency room, doctors and patients, surgical operation, workplace situations, workplace romance, surgery, nurse, coworker, interracial relations, intern ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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 8.2
 61K
Run Milkha Run (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The true story of the "Flying Sikh" world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and homelessness to become one of India's most iconic athletes.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, captivating, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: rise to the top, running, talented, athlete's life, army, sport, lifestyle, rising to stardom, follow your dream, ambition, rivalry, overcoming ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: india, pakistan, asia, rome italy
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 8.2
 1.3M
Batman Begins (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal ...
Style: dark, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, double life, secret identity, good versus evil, batman, heroes, haunted by the past, disguise, fighting crime, undercover, crime fighter, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: usa, tibet, africa, himalaya
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