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, humorous, feel good, clever and dramatic films and TV shows about / with parenthood, family relations, storytelling, dysfunctional family, parents and children, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, life philosophy and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Comedy 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), My Sister's Keeper (2009), We Bought a Zoo (2011), The Middle (2009), Malcolm in the Middle (2000), American Beauty (1999), We're the Millers (2013), Close Enough (2020), Big Daddy (1999), The Boys Are Back (2009).

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, semi serious, humorous, romantic, funny ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: romance, love and romance, opposites attract, unlikely couple, baby, initially antagonists, parenthood, adoption, orphan, godparent, babies and infants, responsibility ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, hawaii, new jersey, san francisco
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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, compassionate, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sick child, mother daughter relationship, terminal illness, cancer, moral dilemma, parenthood, family life, life is a bitch, family relations, childhood, sisters, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, montana
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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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 7.6
 49K
The Middle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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, sitcom ...
Plot: siblings relations, family, adolescence, family values, everyday life, family life, family relations, parents and children, teenage girl, parenthood, couple relations, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
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Malcolm in the Middle (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: A gifted young teen tries to survive life with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.
Style: humorous, realistic, sitcom, witty, neurotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, prodigy, family, teenager, social satire, dark humor, teenage life, dysfunctional family, suburban life, youth, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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 8.4
 1.1M
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, dramatic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, existentialism, loneliness, coming of age, older man young girl relationship, age difference, virgin, dysfunctional family, older man younger woman relationship, character study, closeted homosexual, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: 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, ridiculous, sexy ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: road trip, on the road, nothing goes right, journey, adolescence, smuggling, drug dealing, dishonesty, pretense, disorder, neighbor, partners in crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, tucson arizona, denver colorado, new mexico
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 7.8
 10K
Close Enough (2020)
Genre: Animation, Short, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: A surreal take on transitioning from 20-something to 30-something centering on a married couple juggling such everyday challenges as parenthood, friendship, ham theft, stripper clowns and choosing the right day care.
Style: adult animation, entertaining, sitcom, surreal, psychedelic ...
Plot: parenthood, marriage, family relations, adulthood, flatmate, swearing, divorced couple, songwriter, kindergarten, slice of life, eccentric family, follow your dream ...
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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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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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 7.0
 156K
Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of ...
Style: touching, sad, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: dog, family, pets, friendship, couple relations, family relations, marriage, parenthood, journalist, couples, family life, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
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The Tree of Life (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, touching, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, philosophy, coming of age, dinosaur, parenthood, family relations, outer space, redhead, grief, suffering, hopes, spirituality ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china
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 7.5
 3K
Pramface (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Pramface is a BBC Three television comedy series starring Scarlett Alice Johnson, Sean Michael Verey, Ben Crompton, Bronagh Gallagher, Anna Chancellor and Angus Deayton. Written by Chris Reddy and produced by BBC/Little Comet, the six-part first ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sitcom, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage pregnancy, parenthood, pregnancy, childbirth, casual sex, coming of age, party, immature, teenage life, irresponsible, lifestyle change, sexual activity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe
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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: road movie, feel good, humorous, realistic, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: road trip, on the road, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, dysfunctional family, family relations, escapades, parenthood, beauty pageant, suicide attempt, journey, loser ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico, new mexico, arizona
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 7.6
 149K
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: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mentally challenged, father daughter relationship, custody, parents and children, social services, lawyer, against the odds, parenthood, human spirit, child custody, family relations, custody battle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, 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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 7.5
 111K
Little Children (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 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, thought provoking, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, strong sexual content, extramarital affair, sexual pleasure, housewife, suburbs, love affair, cheating wife, parenthood, castration, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, california
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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, sentimental, touching, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: pregnancy, parenthood, self discovery, romance, couple relations, friendship, parents and children, family life, couples, wedding, midlife crisis, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.1
 1K
Slam (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Samuele is 16 and has a passion for skateboarding. He has big dreams: going to university, move to California, and travel, but things change when he meets Alice, who could be the girl of his life.
Style: captivating, light, humorous, sincere
Plot: teenager, parenthood, teenage pregnancy, young love, friendship, sex scene, 16 year old, love and romance, society, cultural icon, skateboarder, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 708K
The Incredibles (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.
Style: entertaining, exciting, humorous, touching, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: superhero, heroes, disney, secret identity, family, good versus evil, adventure, superhuman powers, super strength, parents and children, disguise, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 50s, year 1962
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.0
 10K
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, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, parenthood, coming of age, family relations, poverty, parents and children, single parent, family problems, school, teenage life, couple relations, black people ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, tokyo
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The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn's nanny. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. The ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, suspense, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: nanny, obsession, vengeance, asthma, family in danger, psychopath, domestic disturbance, family, haunted by the past, loss of child, rivalry, female psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, seattle, san francisco
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If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Dale is a cool, composed, and highly skilled adventurer who's made quite a name for himself despite his youth. One day on a job deep in the forest, he comes across a little devil girl who's almost wasted away. Unable to just leave her ...
Style: captivating, humorous, suspenseful, serious, seinen
Plot: orphan, demon, adventurer, magic, little girl, child abuse, parenthood, father, daughter, drastic change of life, adventure, parents and children ...
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Private Practice (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Having left behind Seattle Grace Hospital, renowned surgeon Addison Forbes Montgomery moves to Los Angeles for sunnier weather and happier possibilities. She reunites with her friends from medical school, joining them at their chic, co-op, Oceanside ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: doctor, treatment, surgery, parenthood, friendship, psychiatrist, hospital, romance, workplace, workplace romance, doctors and patients, clinic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, santa monica california
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 53K
Away We Go (2009)
Genre: Adventure, 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, family relations, parenthood, parents and children, couple relations, eccentric family, sexual humor, supportive spouse, doubts and hesitations, road trip, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, arizona, belgium, tucson arizona, miami ...
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The Orheim Company (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A strong, human tale about a boy growing up with an alcoholic father, but also an energetic story about teenage lust, pain and passion – about liberation and redemption.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: parenthood, childhood, teenage life, haunted by the past, parents and children, family relations, coping, coming of age, youth, orphan, orphanage, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: norway
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The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
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, twists and turns, thought provoking ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, lesbianism, gender, gays and lesbians, artificial insemination, family relations, control freak, argument, parenthood, lesbian mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, buenos aires argentina, southern california
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 7.1
 54K
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, twists and turns ...
Plot: coach, wrestling, responsibility, lawyer, parenthood, sport, changing lives, adolescence, dysfunctional family, bonding, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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 6.9
 366K
Knocked Up (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: For fun loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant.
Style: not serious, humorous, funny, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: pregnancy, casual sex, opposites attract, unplanned pregnancy, couple relations, responsibility, slacker, parenthood, one night stand, love and romance, character change, lifestyle change ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
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 6.0
 37K
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night, kids
Plot: adoption, custody, opposites attract, family relations, couple relations, orphan, hopes, family in crisis, parents and children, fish out of water, romance, fashion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, san francisco
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