Death in the family movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant death in the family movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, psychological, emotional, melancholic, realistic and intense films and TV shows about / with death in the family, death, family problems, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, runaway, family relations, life & death and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as death in the family: If I Stay (2014), The Lovely Bones (2009), Remember Me (2010), Mystic River (2003), Rabbit Hole (2010), Hesher (2010), Pet Sematary II (1992), The Queen (2006), Awake (2012), The Mothman Prophecies (2002).

List of death in the family movies

If I Stay (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Mia Hall, a talented young cellist, thought the most difficult decision she would ever have to make would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at prestigious Juilliard or follow her heart to be with the love of her life, Adam, a rock ...
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, sincere, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, youth, death in the family, teenage girl, life turned upside down, dealing with death, teenage life, family relations, coma, teenager, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
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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: suspense, emotional, tense, psychological, dark ...
Plot: rape, afterlife, death in the family, serial killer, loss of child, dealing with death, loss of daughter, murder, loss of loved one, heaven and hell, pedophile, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, delaware
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Remember Me (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Still reeling from a heartbreaking family event and his parents' subsequent divorce, Tyler Hawkins discovers a fresh lease on life when he meets Ally Craig, a gregarious beauty who witnessed her mother's death. But as the couple draws ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, surprise ending, heartbreaking ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, 9/11, death in the family, suicide, romance, loss of parent, parents and children, loss of loved one, college student, father daughter relationship, dealing with death, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 2000s, year 2001
Place: new york, usa
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Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, murder, death in the family, sexual abuse, childhood, vigilantism, mystery, loss of child, tragic event, guilt, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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Rabbit Hole (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, depressing, sad ...
Plot: loss of child, marriage, family problems, death in the family, crumbling marriage, estrangement, grief, memory, therapy, loss of son, support group, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
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Hesher (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: antisocial behavior, stranger, loner, death in the family, dysfunctional character, rebelliousness, arson, family problems, life is a bitch, friendship, depression, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Pet Sematary II (1992)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The "sematary" is up to its old zombie-raising tricks again. This time, the protagonists are Jeff Matthews, whose mother died in a Hollywood stage accident, and Drew Gilbert, a boy coping with an abusive stepfather.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family in danger, veterinarian, dog, zombie, back from the dead, death in the family, gory, vengeance, supernatural, parent child relationship, murder, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maine, usa
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The Queen (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana, to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal ...
Style: thought provoking, factual, emotional, compassionate, talky ...
Plot: royal family, queen, head of state, historical character, politics, paparazzi, queen of england, pride and honor, death in the family, british royal family, rules and policies, society ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: england, buckingham palace, europe, scottish highlands, paris france ...
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Awake (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, serious, psychological, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: double life, family problems, alternate reality, dealing with death, death in the family, mystery, sanity, loss of son, therapy, accident, parents and children, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Reporter John Klein is plunged into a world of impossible terror and unthinkable chaos when fate draws him to a sleepy West Virginia town whose residents are being visited by a great winged shape that sows hideous nightmares and fevered visions.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, warning, urban legend, mystery, death of wife, hallucination, psychic, reporter, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, investigation, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: west virginia, usa, ohio, washington d.c., chicago illinois ...
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Sharp Objects (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Reporter Camille Preaker confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, bleak, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: murder investigation, journalist, small town, mother daughter relationship, hometown, serial killer, self harm, death in the family, mystery, family relations, reporter, secret ...
Place: missouri, usa
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Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Style: psychological, gothic, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Plot: mysterious character, masturbation, under the surface, youth, family relations, death, funeral, estate, death in the family, mystery, parents and children, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
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Elizabethtown (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Drew Baylor is fired after causing his shoe company to lose hundreds of millions of dollars. To make matters worse, he's also dumped by his girlfriend. On the verge of ending it all, Drew gets a new lease on life when he returns to his ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, suicide attempt, on the road, self discovery, airplane, hotel room, funeral, death in the family, romance, stewardess, suicide, map ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, mississippi, kansas
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Max (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: dog, family, teenage life, youth, friendship, pets, adventure, betrayal, rescue, escapades, family bonds, military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, afghanistan, iraq, california
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Journey to Agartha (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film centers on Asuna, a young girl who spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the crystal radio she received from her late father as a memento. One day while walking home she is attacked by a fearsome monster ...
Style: gloomy, serious, captivating, sentimental, touching
Plot: adventure, parallel world, dealing with death, death in the family, supernatural, teenage life, imaginary, back from the dead, radio, rescue mission, female protagonist, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
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The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The loss of their young daughter threatens to destroy the love and faith of two married musicians.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: opposites attract, terminal illness, death in the family, singer, musician, grief, country, couple relations, folk, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: belgium, europe, san francisco
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21 Grams (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: redemption, life is a bitch, suicide attempt, desperation, surgery, guilt, death, death in the family, crimes, hit and run, mathematics, attempted murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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August: Osage County (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Style: emotional, dark humor, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, funeral, drug addiction, death in the family, family secret, poet, humiliation, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, siblings relations, mental disorders ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
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Charlie St. Cloud (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Accomplished sailor Charlie St. Cloud has the adoration of his mother Claire and his little brother Sam, as well as a college scholarship that will lead him far from his sleepy Pacific Northwest hometown. But his bright future is cut short when a ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: ghost, love affair, siblings relations, supernatural, sailing, afterlife, death in the family, haunted by the past, love and romance, romance, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new jersey, san francisco, ireland
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The Living and the Dead (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A descent into Hell is triggered when "Ex-Lord" Donald Brocklebank finds that he must leave Longleigh House for London to find a way to pay for the medical treatments for his wife Nancy. Alone, his over-protected, delusional, adult son, ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, isolation, family relations, mental illness, losing-it hero, supernatural ability, parents and children, death in the family, terminal illness, nothing goes right, deadly, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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The Boy (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A nanny, working for a family whose son has just passed away, finds herself put in charge of caring for a lifelike doll that the couple treat as a real child.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nanny, violence, doll, murder, boy, plot twist, secret passageway, dealing with death, haunted house, mansion, supernatural, ghosts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, usa
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A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune. This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, stylized, dark humor ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: orphan, inheritance, adventure, danger, dishonesty, escapades, death in the family, child abuse, attempted murder, murder, loss of parent, young heroes ...
Time: 1940s
Place: peru
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Gracie (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This is the story of a teenager named Gracie Bowen, who lives in South Orange, New Jersey, is crazy about soccer, as are her three brothers and former soccer star father. Although Gracie wants to join her brothers and father in the nightly ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: athlete's life, underdog, high school, follow your dream, parents and children, family problems, feminism, human spirit, athlete and trainer, siblings relations, death in the family, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
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Half Light (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rachel Carson, a best-selling crime novelist, is devastated and filled with guilt over the accidental death of her son. Hoping that a change of scenery will help alleviate her suffering, she leaves her home in the city and moves into a vacant ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ghost, supernatural, murder, village, lighthouse, lighthouse keeper, mystery, dealing with death, haunted by the past, family problems, uncover truth, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, san francisco
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The Good Son (1993)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of psychotic behavior.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, danger, manipulation, parents and children, crimes, sociopath, deception, problem child, disbelieving adult, sadism, uncover truth, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, maine, usa, japan, new england
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Pure (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy trying to deal with his mother's heroin addiction befriends a waitress who helps him cope with the tough situation.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, friendship, drug abuse, prostitute, drug dealer, drug addiction, heroin, birthday, baby, waitress, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: suicidal, suburban life, teenage life, virginity, youth, high school, coming of age, innocence lost, suicide attempt, first sex, suicide, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: michigan, yale university
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Snow Cake (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: small town, snow, mentally challenged, autism, funeral, friendship, mental illness, ex convict, death in the family, rehabilitation, rock, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.
Style: scary, psychological, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: orphan, ghost, haunted house, psychic, haunted by the past, supernatural, missing child, seance, death, paranormal activity, hallucinations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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The Marsh (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Writer Claire Holloway is troubled by nightmares of Rose Marsh Farm. She decides to vacation at the farm which unbeknown to her is haunted by the ghost of a little girl and a teenage boy. Claire enlists the help of Geoffry Hunt to help uncover a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, investigation, rose, small town, supernatural, death in the family, missing person, countryside, mystery, uncover truth, danger, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1982
Place: usa
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