Single father movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant single father movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out feel good, touching, realistic, humorous, entertaining and sentimental films and TV shows about / with single father, family relations, family, mentor, happy ending, storytelling, catastrophe, destiny, life philosophy and runaway plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as single father: Two Is a Family (2016), Safe Haven (2013), Jersey Girl (2004), We Bought a Zoo (2011), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Homefront (2013), Baby Daddy (2012), The Game Plan (2007), Christmas Getaway (2017), Curly Sue (1991).

List of single father movies

Two Is a Family (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A man without attachments or responsibilities suddenly finds himself with an abandoned baby and leaves for London to try and find the mother. Eight years later after he and his daughter become inseparable Gloria's mother reappears.
Style: feel good, funny, touching, inspirational, sentimental
Plot: single father, parenting, terminal illness, abandoned by mother, parent child relationship, father daughter relationship, stuntman, absent mother, single parent, childhood, child custody, learning the truth ...
Place: london
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 6.6
 110K
Safe Haven (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, emotional, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, love and romance, starting over, fall in love, single father, abusive husband, small town life, domestic violence, love triangle, obsession, choice, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, boston, south carolina, new jersey ...
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 6.2
 66K
Jersey Girl (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ollie Trinke is a young, suave music publicist who seems to have it all, with a new wife and a baby on the way. But life deals him a bum hand when he's suddenly faced with single fatherhood, a defunct career and having to move in with his ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: single father, father daughter relationship, death in childbirth, death of wife, family relations, starting over, love and romance, family life, bittersweet, single parent, family problems, workaholic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.1
 142K
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Benjamin has lost his wife and, in a bid to start his life over, purchases a large house that has a zoo – welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: countryside, happy ending, zoo, starting over, single father, animals, beautiful scenery, parenthood, tiger, father son relationship, family relations, coping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, california
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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, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, life, rags to riches, rise to the top, life philosophy, hopes, success, life is a bitch, salesman, against the odds, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
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 6.5
 119K
Homefront (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his action against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his boss' son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9-years-old daughter,Maddy. He decides to ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: protector, father daughter relationship, single father, ex law enforcer, tough heroes, bully, chase, crimes, single parent, drug dealer, martial arts, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, new jersey
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 7.4
 20K
Baby Daddy (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Baby Daddy follows Ben, a young man in his early 20s living the life of a bachelor in New York City with his buddy, Tucker, and his brother, Danny. Their lives are turned upside down when they come home one day to find a baby girl left on the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sitcom, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: babies and infants, single father, roommate, baby, responsibility, parents and children, hockey player, family relations, father daughter relationship, crush, family, best friends in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, new york
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 6.1
 65K
The Game Plan (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bachelor football star Joe Kingman seems to have it all. He is wealthy and carefree, and his team is on the way to capturing a championship. Suddenly, he is tackled by some unexpected news: He has a young daughter, the result of a last fling with ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, entertaining, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, chick flick, teens, kids
Plot: american football, father daughter relationship, single father, sport team, football, family relations, sport, athlete's life, lifestyle, parents and children, disorder, family values ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, denver colorado
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Christmas Getaway (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a reservation mix-up at a mountain resort forces a newly-single travel writer to share a cabin with a handsome widower and his precocious daughter over the holidays, their lives are transformed by the magic of Christmas and the unexpected power ...
Style: romantic, sincere, feel good, funny, light
Plot: single father, christmas, father daughter relationship, destiny, tradition, vacation, friendship, journalist, family, disorder, love triangle, rivalry ...
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 5.8
 22K
Curly Sue (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bill Dancer and his young companion Curly Sue are the classic homeless folks with hearts of gold. Their scams are aimed not at turning a profit, but at getting enough to eat. When they scam the rich and beautiful Grey Ellison into believing she ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: orphan, family, single father, little girl, homeless, daughter, cons and scams, children, friendship, society, destiny, rich and poor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
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Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: custody battle, courtroom, divorce, single father, family relations, lawyer, couples, marriage, selfishness, justice, father son relationship, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california
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Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.
Style: romantic, sentimental, sweet, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: father daughter relationship, male female friendship, best friends in love, single father, fall in love, divorce, true love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, free spirited, politician, girlfriend, journalist ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1992 ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new york state ...
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The Boys Are Back (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When the wife of sports-writer Joe Warr dies of cancer, he takes on the responsibility of raising their 6-year-old son, and his teenage son from a previous marriage. As Joe rejects the counsel of his mother-in-law and other parents, he develops his ...
Style: touching, melancholic, sentimental, romantic, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: single parent, single father, parenthood, overcoming, widower, cancer, step siblings, life turned upside down, family problems, family relations, adolescence vs adulthood, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, australia, tokyo, california ...
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Instructions Not Included (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Valentin is Acapulco's resident playboy, until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and him heading with her out of Mexico.
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: parenting, father daughter relationship, responsibility, single father, life philosophy, character change, new job, grownups, eccentric family, child care, single parent, stuntman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico, latin america
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 6.4
 213K
Big Daddy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.
Style: humorous, funny, sentimental, light, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: child's point of view, immaturity, responsibility, adoption, single father, parenthood, slacker, parents and children, friends, love and romance, friendship, roommate ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 7.1
 34K
99 Homes (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After his family is evicted from their home, proud and desperate construction worker Dennis Nash tries to win his home back by striking a deal with the devil and working for Rick Carver, the corrupt real estate broker who evicted him.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: real estate agent, single father, moral dilemma, workplace, human nature, life is a bitch, workplace situations, family relations, construction worker, parent child relationship, financial crisis, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: florida, usa, orlando florida, boston, new orleans ...
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 6.1
 131K
Casper (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Furious that her late father only willed her his gloomy-looking mansion rather than his millions, Carrigan Crittenden is ready to burn the place to the ground when she discovers a map to a treasure hidden in the house. But when she enters the ...
Style: feel good, sweet, touching, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, halloween, ghost, supernatural, afterlife, mischievous children, haunted house, friends, family, single father, father daughter relationship, life after death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new england, usa, maine
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 6.5
 130K
Blended (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attractions grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.
Style: funny, feel good, sentimental, light, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: fall in love, single parent, love and romance, family, opposites attract, family vacation, youth, single father, girl, resort, parents and children, coincidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, hawaii, usa, south africa
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 6.6
 75K
Nanny McPhee (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Widower Cedric Brown hires Nanny McPhee to care for his seven rambunctious children, who have chased away all previous nannies. Taunted by Simon and his siblings, Nanny McPhee uses mystical powers to instill discipline. And when the children's ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, sweet, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, mischievous children, nanny, curses spells and rituals, childhood, bully, family relations, magic, family, parents and children, family values, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
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 5.8
 22K
It Takes Two (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Identical 9-year-olds from very different backgrounds: orphaned Amanda and wealthy Alyssa meet at summer camp and decide to switch places -- and play matchmaker between Alyssa's dad, Roger, and the kind social worker who cares for Amanda.
Style: feel good, sweet, touching, funny, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: twins, mischievous children, family, children, summer camp, orphan, single parent, parents and children, family relations, single father, adoption, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, london, new york
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Complete Savages (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 21 min.
TV show
Story: Complete Savages is an American sitcom that was broadcast on ABC from September 2004 to June 2005. It was part of ABC's final TGIF comedy line-up. The show was created by Mike Scully and Julie Thacker and executive produced by Mel Gibson. It ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, single father, firefighter, youth, single parent, child as adult, adolescence vs adulthood, family, sibling relationship, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.1
 182K
About a Boy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Will Freeman is a hip Londoner who one day realizes that his friends are all involved with the responsibilities of married life and that leaves him alone in the cold. Passing himself off as a single father, he starts to meet a string of single mums, ...
Style: feel good, romantic, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: single parent, mentor, friendship, father son relationship, singleness, dysfunctional family, single father, age difference, coming of age, womanizer, family relations, dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, britain, united kingdom
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Catch a Christmas Star (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Nikki Crandon is one of the biggest pop stars on the planet. Whether she's singing the National Anthem or promoting her latest album, everyone knows who she is—none more so than New Jersey high school basketball coach and widower Chris ...
Style: sincere, romantic, captivating, melancholic
Plot: christmas, high school sweetheart, single father, celebrity, happy ending, pop star, holiday, first love, father daughter relationship, christmas eve, music industry, single parent ...
Place: new york
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 7.4
 90K
Biutiful (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 148 min.
Story: This is a story of a man in free fall. On the road to redemption, darkness lights his way. Connected with the afterlife, Uxbal is a tragic hero and father of two who's sensing the danger of death. He struggles with a tainted reality and a fate ...
Style: bleak, sincere, emotional, depressing, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, single father, death, family relations, suffering, parenthood, life is a bitch, reconciliation, parents and children, unfulfillment, underground ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: barcelona, spain, senegal, mexico
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 7.3
 391K
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France, Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: family, adoption, single father, spy, villain, save the world, father daughter relationship, assistant, master villain, super villain, female agent, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2010s, 90s
Place: usa
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Corrina, Corrina (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father and daughter a whole ...
Style: sweet, touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, chick flick
Plot: interracial romance, nanny, friendship, self discovery, housekeeper, parents and children, single parent, single father, romance, starting over, love and romance, society ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles
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Dan in Real Life (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, parenthood, single father, family relations, romance, relationships, family gatherings, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, new york, usa, new jersey, new england
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The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The film that started the classic TV series. Although he's only seven, Eddie's got it all figured out. He wants his father, a widower, to get remarried - to the girl next door. Unfortunately, she's not one of the women that his ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, uplifting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: single father, single parent, widower, wooing, family relations, romance, looking for love, starting over, love and romance, parents and children, love affair, parenthood ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 43K
Touch (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Martin Bohm, a widower and single father, is haunted by an inability to connect to his autistic, mute 11-year-old son, Jake. Their relationship and their lives take an extraordinary turn when he discovers his gifted son has the ability to see ...
Style: uplifting, suspenseful, serious, emotional, touching ...
Plot: autism, psychic power, foreknowledge, supernatural ability, mathematics, psychic, changing lives, single father, professor, mystery, investigation, hopes ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Because I Said So (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In an effort to prevent family history from repeating itself, meddlesome mom Daphne Wilder attempts to set up her youngest daughter, Milly, with Mr. Right. Meanwhile, her other daughters try to keep their mom's good intentions under control.
Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, light, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: matchmaking, fall in love, family relations, love and romance, looking for love, mother daughter relationship, love triangle, single father, mother, verbal byplay, sibling relationship, new love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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