Mother son relationship movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant mother son relationship movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspense, psychological, serious, suspenseful and melancholic films and TV shows about / with mother son relationship, family relations, loneliness, friendship, storytelling, runaway, mentor, dancing, death and parents and children plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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mother son relationship movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as mother son relationship: My Mother (2004), Room (2015), We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), Murmur of the Heart (1971), Jumpman (2018), Lemonade (2018), Bates Motel (2013), Vuelve (2013), Animal Kingdom (2016), The Book of Henry (2017).

List of mother son relationship movies

My Mother (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Portugal, Austria, Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on George Bataille's posthumous and controversial novel: When his father dies, a young man is introduced by his attractive, amoral mother to a world of hedonism and depravity.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: mother son incest, mother son relationship, dominatrix, depravity, nude beach, sexual relations, parents and children, bondage, nightclub, sexual promiscuity, family relations, incest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, nice france, spain
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Room (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jack is a young boy of 5 years old who has lived all his life in one room. He believes everything within it are the only real things in the world. But what will happen when his Ma suddenly tells him that there are other things outside of Room?
Style: sentimental, heartbreaking, emotional, touching, intense ...
Plot: kidnapping, mother son relationship, isolation, locked in a room, child born of rape, captive, imprisonment, escape, freedom, hospital, rescue, skylight ...
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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, suspense ...
Plot: mother son relationship, psychopath, antisocial behavior, depression, family relations, massacre, school shooting, adolescence, evil child, parents and children, haunted by the past, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, connecticut, new york
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Murmur of the Heart (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the end of the first Indochina War, an open-minded teenage boy finds himself between the urge to discover love and the ever-present, dominating affection of his mother.
Style: sexy, touching, sentimental, disturbing, humorous ...
Plot: mother son incest, incest, mother son relationship, teenage life, family relations, parents and children, self discovery, coming of age, sexual initiation, siblings relations, sexuality, love ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
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Jumpman (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, Lithuania, Ireland, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Oksana puts her newly born Denis in a baby box. Sixteen years later she steals him away from a children's home, intent on making amends for her maternal neglect, and to exploit him to earn money in a corrupt legal system.
Style: melancholic, disturbing, suspenseful, rough
Plot: mother son relationship, pain, corruption, jumping, abandoned baby, cheating, young man, orphanage, trial, jumping through a window, blackmail, taking a selfie ...
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Lemonade (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Canada, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: While working in the US on a temporary visa as a caretaker, Mara, a 30 year-old single mother from Romania, marries Daniel, an American. After the arrival of her son Dragos, everything seems to have fallen perfectly into place. When the process of ...
Style: tense, rough, suspense, psychological, sentimental
Plot: mother son relationship, green card, abuse of power, marriage, culture clash, society, dishonesty, escapades, life is a bitch, family relations, betrayal, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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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: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: incestuous desire, motel, mental disorder, family problems, serial killer, mother son relationship, murder, obsession, overbearing mother, small town, insanity, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
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Vuelve (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A visual incursion into the troubles psyche of a young boy whose unstable and manipulative mother committed suicide in front of him.
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: mother son relationship, suicide, mother, mother son incest, boy, son murders father, monk, coming of age, incest, damage, death of mother, mentally unstable ...
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Animal Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series centers on 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody, who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Headed by boot-tough matriarch Janine "Smurf" ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, criminal, crime family, crimes, drugs/alcohol, dysfunctional family, mother son relationship, danger, escapades, gay brother, family conflict, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern california, usa, california
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The Book of Henry (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Naomi Watts stars as Susan, a single mother of two, working as a waitress in a small town. Her son, Henry, is an 11-year-old genius who not only manages the family finances but acts as emotional support for his mother and younger brother. When Henry ...
Style: sad, touching, emotional, serious, captivating
Plot: boy genius, suicide, single mother, mother son relationship, brain tumor, small town, precocious child, book, dancing, death of brother, child prodigy, loss of son ...
Place: new york state
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20th Century Women (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1979 Santa Barbara, California, Dorothea Fields is a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women – ...
Style: sentimental, light, captivating, humorous, complex ...
Plot: mother son relationship, single mother, parent child relationship, feminism, coming of age, loneliness, teenager, parenting, feminist, adaptation, coming-of-age, balcony ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
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Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 202 min.
Story: A lonely widowed housewife does her daily chores, takes care of her apartment where she lives with her teenage son, and turns the occasional trick to make ends meet. Slowly, her ritualized daily routines begin to fall apart.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: mother son relationship, widow, single mother, couples, family relations, life is a bitch, chores, school, single parent, housewife, prostitute, female protagonist ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, belgium, france, brussels, brussels belgium
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The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, Thailand, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: heartbreaking, motivational, suspense, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, natural disaster, family in danger, catastrophe, courage, forces of nature, disaster film, tragedy, destruction, death, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
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Promise at Dawn (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 131 min.
Story: From his childhood in Poland to his adolescence in Nice to his years as a student in Paris and his tough training as a pilot during World War II, this tragi-comedy tells the romantic story of Romain Gary, one of the most famous French novelists and ...
Style: touching, lyrical, based on true events, tragic ending
Plot: mother son relationship, single mother, education, diabetes, world war two, mother love, promise, writer's life, desire for fame, life is a bitch, aviator, letter ...
Time: year 1940, year 1938
Place: france, poland, mexico, london, paris france ...
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Lethal Seduction (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: High School senior Mark Richards has never minded his overprotective widowed mother,Tanya, and is a good son to her as he prepares to go off to Princeton in the fall. However, when he comes under the sexual spell of the rapacious, manipulative older ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic
Plot: mother son relationship, older woman younger man relationship, obsession, widow, teenager, violence, capture, older woman younger man, age difference, manipulative woman, power relations, insanity ...
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Mars Needs Moms (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Martians suddenly abduct his mom, mischievous Milo rushes to the rescue and discovers why all moms are so special.
Style: touching, entertaining, sentimental, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: adventure, mars, disney, abduction, boy, young heroes, daring rescue, parents and children, guilt, alien, mother son relationship, stranded ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana
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Diane (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Diane is a devoted friend and caretaker, particularly to her drug-addicted son. But as those around her begin to drift away in the last quarter of her life, she is left to reckon with past choices and long-dormant memories.
Style: rough, melancholic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: drug addiction, mother son relationship, friendship, memory, family relations, old woman, depression, religion, church, dying, husband wife relationship, nurse ...
Place: usa
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Balzaminov's Marriage (1965)
Genre: Comedy, History, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A funny comedy based on classic plays by A.N. Ostrovsky.
Style: light, entertaining, feel good, sweet, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wedding, mother son relationship, middle class, small town life, arranged marriage, love letter, family relations, heroes, family, adventure, marriage, family values ...
Time: 20th century
Place: russia, turkey
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Born to Kill (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A seemingly ordinary, well behaved teenager's latent psychopathic desires rise to the surface when a new girl arrives in town.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, psychopath, mother son relationship, psychological thriller, single mother, teenage boy, mystery, danger, teenage life, murder investigation, brutality, murderer ...
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Double Parked (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A resourceful and high-spirited woman deals with financial distress and her asthmatic thirteen-year-old son when his life is gravely complicated by a new friendship with the son of her former drunken and abusive husband.
Style: psychological, suspense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: teenager, mother son relationship, juvenile delinquent, child abuse, parent child relationship, middle school, childhood friend, father son relationship, loner, drugs, teenage boy
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Adore (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lil and Roz are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering ...
Style: sexy, emotional, captivating, serious, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, older woman younger man relationship, infidelity, lust, fall in love, older woman younger man sex, sexual relations, sexual tension, dishonesty, parents and children, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Eli (2019)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A boy named Eli with a rare autoimmune disorder is confined to a special experimental clinic for his treatment. He soon begins experiencing supernatural forces, turning the supposedly safe facility into a haunted prison for him and his fellow ...
Style: twist ending, bleak, suspense, macabre, rough ...
Plot: evil child, antichrist, disease, mother son relationship, child protagonist, treatment, telekinesis, little boy, demon, danger, house, family ...
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Teddy Bear (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The 38-year-old bodybuilder Dennis would really like to find true love. He has never had a girlfriend and lives alone with his mother in a suburb of Copenhagen. When his uncle marries a girl from Thailand, Dennis decides to try his own luck on a ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, captivating, serious
Plot: bodybuilder, looking for love, love and romance, living with parents, mother son relationship, vacation, family disapproval, thirtysomething life, girlfriend, airport, egg, interracial marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, denmark, asia
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The Open House (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A teenager and his mother find themselves besieged by threatening forces when they move into a new house.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, enigmatic, suspense
Plot: unknown killer, death of father, mother son relationship, basement, haunted house, grief, intrigue, evil spirit, intruder, female director, running, photograph ...
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Pain & Glory (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker in the twilight of his career, reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.
Style: sincere, touching, disturbing, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: gay, filmmaker, movie business, introspection, actor, artistic creation, homosexuality, mother son relationship, stage, cinema, desire, sexual awakening ...
Time: 2010s, 50s, year 1981, year 1985, 1950s
Place: spain, madrid
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Awake (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While undergoing heart surgery, a man experiences a phenomenon called ‘anesthetic awareness’, which leaves him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation. As various obstacles present themselves, his wife must make life-altering decisions ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, disturbing, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, uncover truth, hospital, dishonesty, couple relations, surgery, conspiracy, doctors and patients, parents and children, doctor patient relationship, surgical operation, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Mother (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove ...
Style: serious, tense, suspense, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: murder, investigation, single parent, parents and children, uncover truth, amateur detective, determination, arrest, mentally challenged, crime, crimes, desperation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: south korea, asia, korea, tokyo
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The Guilt Trip (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: overprotective mother, road trip, on the road, parents and children, salesman, single parent, family relations, protective parent, parent child relationship, hitchhiker, cross country, talking while driving ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, las vegas, new jersey, san francisco
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The Deep End (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: With her husband Jack perpetually away at work, Margaret Hall raises her children virtually alone. Her teenage son is testing the waters of the adult world, and early one morning she wakes to find the dead body of his gay lover on the beach of their ...
Style: emotional, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, neo noir, danger, life is a bitch, wound, debt, friendship, fight, crimes, crime, woman in danger, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Alexander (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Morocco, Thailand
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.
Style: epic, suspense, serious, factual, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conquering, adventure, ambition, heroes, war, battles, rise to the top, ruler, state affairs, royal family, gory, military ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: persia, greece, ancient greece, macedonia, egypt ...
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