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, emotional, realistic, touching, dramatic and intense films and TV shows about / with loss of family member, death, storytelling, family relations, catastrophe, mentor, dialogue, destiny, redemption and transformation plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Action genres shot in USA, UK, India and other countries.
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loss of family member movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as loss of family member: The Lovely Bones (2009), The Road (2009), Fruits Basket (2001), Cold Mountain (2003), Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008), I Am Legend (2007), Downton Abbey (2010), Harper's Island (2009), Finding Nemo (2003).

List of loss of family member movies

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: emotional, surreal, psychological, serious, dark ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, serial killer, rape, pedophile, loss of daughter, death in the family, investigation, missing child, suspense, murder mystery, death of child, loss of family member ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, pennsylvania, delaware
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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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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: anime, shoujo, exciting, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: friendship, friends, everyday life, high school life, loss of family member, love and romance, youth, accident, transformation, first love, teenage love, loss of father ...
Place: japan, asia
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Cold Mountain (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, 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: romantic, epic, sincere, serious, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: american civil war, survival, love story, civil war, tragic love, war, loss of family member, wartime, getting home, slavery, loss of loved one, military ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, victorian era, 50s
Place: south carolina, north carolina, usa, ancient greece, atlantic ocean ...
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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, sad, sentimental, heartbreaking ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: dog, friendship, animals, loyalty, human animal relationship, loss of friend, life & death, loneliness, pets, friends, death, owner dog relationship ...
Time: 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
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The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 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: realistic, disturbing, sexy, emotional, touching ...
Plot: injustice, discrimination, society, sadism, abusive husband, loss of family member, conspiracy, destructive relationship, religion, corruption, arranged marriage, death sentence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: iran, middle east, israel, persia
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I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, 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: intense, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, apocalypse, loneliness, post apocalypse, virus, distopia, supernatural, isolation, infected, end of the world, dog ...
Time: future, jurassic, 2000s, year 2012, near future ...
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
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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, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: estate, aristocracy, traditional versus modern, relatives, manners, countryside, high society, butler, family life, servant, country estate, aristocrat ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, victorian era, 50s ...
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, britain
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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, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, multiple suspects, murder, serial murder, friends, island, murderer, threat, plan gone awry, fear, suspicion, victim ...
Place: washington state
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Finding Nemo (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
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, humorous, sentimental, sweet, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: animals, friendship, memory loss, shark, friends, courage, father son relationship, rescue, talking animals, odd couple, freedom, single father ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: oceania, new south wales, pacific ocean, australia, sydney australia
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: For Peter Parker, life is busy. Between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen Stacy, high school graduation cannot come quickly enough. Peter has not forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s ...
Style: serious, exciting, emotional, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, kids, girls' night ...
Plot: superhero, heroes, superhuman powers, double life, spider man character, good versus evil, save the day, protector, fight, death of girlfriend, secret identity, fighting crime ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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, mafia, respect, british, criminal heroes, power struggle, relatives, crime boss, betrayal, ex convict, prison ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, east end london
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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, car accident, police investigation, family problems, loss, therapy, sanity, police officer, accident, loss of loved one, insanity ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
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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: thought provoking, surreal, artsy, psychological, clever ...
Plot: parallel world, guilt, loneliness, space, tragedy, redemption, nasa, grief, space travel, solar system, cosmology, mysterious planet ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, boston, mojave desert, yale university
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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: epic, dramatic, rough, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: manly, girls' night, kids, boys' night
Plot: war, american revolution, battles, military, vengeance, freedom, revolution, human spirit, rebellion, heroic mission, wartime, soldier ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1770s, 1780s
Place: south carolina, southern usa, scotland, england, virginia ...
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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, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: accident, tragic event, fall in love, love and romance, single parent, family relations, death in the family, family problems, loss of loved one, parents and children, loss of spouse, loss of family member ...
Time: 21st century
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, 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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An Unfinished Life (2005)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: 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, touching, sweet, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: starting over, beautiful scenery, countryside, farm, hopes, relationships, small town, family relations, single parent, family in crisis, change of heart, reconciliation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: wyoming, iowa, ireland
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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: harsh, intense, entertaining, stylized, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, robbery, revenge, gangsters, violence, funeral, murder, vigilante, gang, uncover truth, sibling relationship, mob boss ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: michigan, detroit, usa
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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, weird ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fashion, high society, workplace situations, rise to the top, workplace, ambition, love and romance, nouveau riche, love affair, success, workplace problem, new job ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england
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The Lone Ranger (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Texas Rangers chase down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish, but the gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, scenic, buddy comedy, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: horse, texas ranger, superhero, indians, disney, gunfight, native american, corruption, revenge, escape, betrayal, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, san francisco
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People Like Us (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, India
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: touching, emotional, sentimental, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: family secret, salesman, family bonds, relationships, father son relationship, family relations, funeral, single mother, introspection, family problems, drinking problem, financial problem ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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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: realistic, serious, disturbing, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: jewish, israeli palestinian conflict, soldier, diary, military, military life, wartime life, youth, society, life is a bitch, occupation, political unrest ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century
Place: israel, palestine, palestinian authority, middle east
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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: sad, psychological, touching, emotional, thought provoking ...
Audience: adult
Plot: afterlife, natural disaster, psychic, disaster, journalist, supernatural ability, supernatural, suspense, destiny, survival, death, dealing with death ...
Time: 2000s, year 2004, 21st century
Place: france, london, san francisco, paris france, 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: touching, depressing, sincere, gloomy, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: addiction, heroin, life is a bitch, grief, haunted by the past, love and romance, loss of spouse, character study, best friend, childhood, starting over, coping ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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The Host (2006)
Genre: 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: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, dark, splatter ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, suspense, giant, beast, giant monster, macabre, dark humor, trapped, family in danger, creature feature, creature, daughter ...
Time: 2000s, year 2000, year 2006, 21st century
Place: seoul, south korea, india, korea, asia
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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: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: childhood, immigrants, marriage, generation gap, childbirth, relationships, life, parenthood, rebel, family life, society, newlyweds ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, 90s, 21st century
Place: new york, india, usa, ohio, taj mahal ...
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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, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, doctor, emergency room, surgical operation, medical, workplace situations, workplace romance, suffering, nurse, surgery, intern, coworker ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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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: inspirational, realistic, meditative, uplifting, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sport, rise to the top, talented, running, life, olympics, athlete's life, lifestyle, rising to stardom, follow your dream, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1960 ...
Place: india, rome italy, asia, punjab, pakistan
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Batman Begins (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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, harsh, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, manly, chick flick, kids, boys' night
Plot: superhero, batman, heroes, secret identity, double life, corruption, martial arts, good versus evil, suspense, fight, disguise, social decay ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, himalaya, africa, tibet
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