Parenthood movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant parenthood movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, dramatic, humorous, clever and sentimental films and TV shows about / with parenthood, family, storytelling, mentor, family relations, runaway, catastrophe, destiny, family drama and culture clash plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as parenthood: Life as We Know It (2010), Meet the Parents (2000), The Boys Are Back (2009), The Middle (2009), We're the Millers (2013), I Am Sam (2001), American Beauty (1999), She's Having a Baby (1988), Big Daddy (1999), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993).

List of parenthood movies

Life as We Know It (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After a distastrous first date for caterer Holly and network sports director Messer, all they have is common is a dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in this world, Holly ...
Style: touching, funny, humorous, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, parenthood, unlikely couple, initially antagonists, adoption, orphan, opposites attract, godparent, lifestyle change, romance, life turned upside down, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, hawaii, new jersey, san francisco
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Meet the Parents (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Greg Focker is ready to marry his girlfriend, Pam, but before he pops the question, he must win over her formidable father, humorless former CIA agent Jack Byrnes, at the wedding of Pam's sister. As Greg bends over backward to make a good ...
Style: humorous, witty, funny, realistic, comic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: parenthood, meet the parents, family disapproval, family gatherings, wedding, cat, cia, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, farce, mishap, stupidity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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 ...
Plot: parenthood, single parent, overcoming, cancer, step siblings, family problems, adolescence vs adulthood, family relations, life turned upside down, single father, father son relationship, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, australia, tokyo, ireland ...
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 7.5
 42K
The Middle (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the city of Orson, Indiana.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: everyday life, siblings relations, parents and children, family life, family relations, teenage boy, family values, marriage, parenthood, adolescence, couple relations, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
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We're the Millers (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.
Style: humorous, road movie, not serious, sexy, funny ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: on the road, journey, nothing goes right, parenthood, drug dealing, adolescence, partners in crime, neighbor, adventure, smuggling, dishonesty, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, new mexico, denver colorado, tucson arizona
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 7.6
 137K
I Am Sam (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, parents and children, against the odds, parenthood, father daughter relationship, lawyer, single parent, single father, child custody, custody, social services, fighting the system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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 8.3
 1.0M
American Beauty (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: thought provoking, melancholic, sexual, cynical, cerebral ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, loneliness, age difference, older man younger woman relationship, older man young girl relationship, dysfunctional family, virgin, family problems, coming of age, existentialism, character study, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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She's Having a Baby (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want babies? Their parents certainly want them to. Is married life ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: parenthood, pregnancy, couple relations, self discovery, romance, friendship, family life, couples, parents and children, coming of age, midlife crisis, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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 6.4
 187K
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
Plot: adoption, responsibility, parenthood, immaturity, slacker, bed wetting, child's point of view, friends, parents and children, single father, love and romance, orphan ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 7.0
 224K
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job -- disguised as an English ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, light, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: family, cross dressing, nanny, comedy of errors, divorce, parenthood, hidden identity, family relations, custody battle, gender bending, actor playing female role, kids and family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa
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 6.2
 99K
Daddy's Home (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad ever to his wife's two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling, freeloading real father arrives, forcing stepdad to compete for the ...
Style: funny, absurd, humorous, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: family, father, parenthood, uninhibited rivalry, kids and family, divorce, children, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, rival, culture clash, manipulation ...
Place: new orleans
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 6.0
 34K
Raising Helen (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Helen Harris has a glamorous, big-city life working for one of New York's hottest modeling agencies. But suddenly her free-spirited life gets turned upside down when she must chose between the life she's always loved, and the new loves of ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night, kids
Plot: adoption, couple relations, love and romance, parents and children, custody, parenthood, orphan, life turned upside down, hopes, society, family relations, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
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Meet the Fockers (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Hard-to-crack ex-CIA man, Jack Byrnes and his wife, Dina head for the warmer climes of Florida to meet son-in-law-to-be, Greg Focker's parents. Unlike their happily matched offspring, the future in-laws find themselves in a situation of ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, comic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: parenthood, family relations, farce, parents and children, meet the parents, family life, parent child relationship, eccentric family, love and romance, nothing goes right, father in law son in law relationship, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami, chicago illinois
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 8.7
 79K
This Is Us (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Follows the lives and families of three adults living and growing up in the United States of America in present and past times. As their paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways, we find that several of them share the same ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sincere, sentimental
Plot: adoption, parenthood, childhood memory, weight loss, childhood, depression, grieving, brother brother relationship, husband wife relationship, sibling, father son relationship, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
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 6.5
 41K
One Fine Day (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: single parent, single father, opposites attract, screwball, parenthood, looking for love, disorder, nothing goes right, parents and children, love and romance, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.
Style: feel good, road movie, humorous, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: on the road, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, parenthood, dysfunctional family, road trip, escapades, journey, beauty pageant, suicidal, performance, suicide attempt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: california, usa, new mexico, albuquerque new mexico, cross country ...
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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: humorous, touching, semi serious, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, parenthood, single father, romance, family gatherings, fall in love, couple relations, parents and children, doubts and hesitations, brother brother relationship, wedding, vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, new york, usa, new jersey, new england
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 6.2
 103K
Bad Moms (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, touching, buddy comedy ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: female friendship, family, party, parenthood, women, friendship, divorce, motherhood, friendship between women, single mother, working mom, prank ...
Place: chicago illinois, california
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 7.5
 101K
Little Children (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.
Style: sexual, sincere, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: strong sexual content, adultery, infidelity, housewife, sexual pleasure, extramarital affair, pedophilia, parenthood, castration, small town, love affair, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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 8.0
 34K
Raising Hope (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: James "Jimmy" Chance is a clueless 24-year-old who impregnates a serial killer during a one-night-stand. Earning custody of his daughter after the mother is sentenced to death, Jimmy relies on his oddball but well-intentioned family for ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, not serious, captivating ...
Plot: babies and infants, family life, sitcom, living with parents, parenthood, responsibility, eccentric family, immature, twentysomething life, lifestyle, lifestyle change, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Captain Fantastic (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.
Style: intellectual, touching, philosophical, sad, cerebral ...
Audience: kids
Plot: off the grid, family drama, home schooling, parenthood, road trip, funeral, loss of wife, family values, teenage girl, family bonds, children, single father ...
Place: washington state, oregon
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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, sentimental, inspirational, motivational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, rise to the top, life is a bitch, against the odds, single parent, ambition, down on your luck, life, success, hopes, family drama, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: kindergarten, san francisco, usa
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 6.9
 263K
Liar Liar (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fletcher Reede is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday he has just one wish - that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours. When Max's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, sentimental, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: dishonesty, birthday, workaholic, second chance, parenthood, farce, ex husband ex wife relationship, family values, family problems, introspection, fish out of water, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california, boston
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 7.0
 8K
Crooklyn (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: From Spike Lee comes this vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school-teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband and their five kids living in '70s Brooklyn.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, parents and children, urban, couple relations, teenage life, school, family relations, single parent, family problems, black people ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
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 7.0
 50K
Away We Go (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Verona and Burt have moved to Colorado to be close to Burt's parents but, with Veronica expecting their first child, Burt’s parents decide to move to Belgium, now leaving them in a place they hate and without a support structure in place. ...
Style: humorous, touching, talky, scenic, depressing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: pregnancy, marriage, parenthood, parents and children, eccentric family, couple relations, family relations, doubts and hesitations, supportive spouse, road trip, baby, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa, belgium, arizona, phoenix arizona ...
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The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two women, Nic and Jules, brought a son and daughter into the world through artificial insemination. When one of their children reaches age, both kids go behind their mothers' backs to meet with the donor. Life becomes so much more interesting ...
Style: semi serious, touching, witty, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian love, gender, artificial insemination, lesbian relationship, argument, control freak, parenthood, parents and children, gays and lesbians, sperm donor, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, buenos aires argentina, southern california
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My Sister's Keeper (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The ...
Style: sentimental, sad, heartbreaking, emotional, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, family drama, mother daughter relationship, moral dilemma, childhood, cancer, lawyer, sisters, parenthood, life is a bitch, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
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 7.5
 76K
The O.C. (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The series centers on Ryan Atwood, a troubled youth from a broken home who is adopted by the wealthy and philanthropic Sandy and Kirsten Cohen. Ryan and his surrogate brother Seth, a socially awkward yet quick-witted teenager, deal with life as ...
Style: touching, witty, serious, intellectual, realistic
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: troubled teen, best friends, dating, classmates, social differences, teenage love, first love, family relations, lifestyle, parents and children, lawyer, social relations ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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 8.4
 317K
Modern Family (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan is a wonderfully large and blended family. They give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family.
Style: humorous, realistic, cynical, not serious
Plot: family life, parents and children, everyday life, generation gap, marriage, couple relations, gay, sister sister relationship, sitcom, adoption, step parent, blended family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, southern california, california
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 7.1
 52K
Win Win (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When down-on-his-luck part-time high school wrestling coach Mike agrees to become legal guardian to an elderly man, his ward's troubled grandson turns out to be a star grappler, sparking dreams of a big win -- until the boy's mother ...
Style: touching, humorous, emotional, entertaining, realistic ...
Plot: coach, lawyer, wrestling, parenthood, changing lives, adolescence, dysfunctional family, responsibility, bonding, contests and competitions, sport, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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