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, realistic, psychological, melancholic, emotional and touching films and TV shows about / with death in the family, family problems, family relations, death, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, runaway, catastrophe and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Germany 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), Pet Sematary II (1992), Rabbit Hole (2010), Mystic River (2003), 21 Grams (2003), Hesher (2010), Stoker (2013), Charlie St. Cloud (2010).

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, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage girl, love and romance, youth, death in the family, teenage life, dealing with death, life turned upside down, family relations, parents and children, coma, 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: emotional, tense, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: pedophile, afterlife, rape, death in the family, serial killer, loss of child, heaven and hell, loss of loved one, loss of daughter, murder, family drama, dealing with death ...
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, emotional, sentimental, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, romance, 9/11, suicide, death in the family, loss of parent, loss of loved one, parents and children, college student, tragic event, relationships, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1990s, year 2001
Place: new york, 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, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: back from the dead, zombie, family in danger, dog, death in the family, murder, supernatural, gory, slasher, chase, vengeance, dangerous animal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: maine, usa
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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, estrangement, crumbling marriage, loss of son, grief, support group, memory, therapy, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
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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, emotional ...
Plot: vengeance, sexual abuse, police investigation, child abuse, murder, vigilantism, childhood, tragic event, loss of child, death in the family, grief, loss of daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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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: psychological, bleak, captivating, mind bending, suspense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, redemption, suicide attempt, surgery, desperation, guilt, death in the family, cocaine, human nature, tragic event, loss of child, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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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: loner, antisocial behavior, stranger, arson, dysfunctional character, depression, death in the family, family problems, rebelliousness, misfit, grief, bully ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: 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, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Plot: mysterious character, antisocial behavior, under the surface, family relations, youth, funeral, disappearance, loss of parent, family problems, estate, parents and children, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, connecticut
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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: sentimental, touching, emotional, psychological, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: ghost, love and romance, love affair, siblings relations, afterlife, supernatural, family problems, dealing with death, family relations, death in the family, haunted by the past, sailing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, new jersey, ireland, san francisco
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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: humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, inheritance, adventure, loss of parent, attempted murder, death in the family, dishonesty, child abuse, siblings relations, children, family relations, murder ...
Time: 1940s
Place: peru
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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: scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ghost, supernatural, murder, loss of child, haunted by the past, dealing with death, uncover truth, family problems, death in the family, mentally unstable, woman in danger, drowning ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, san francisco
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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: queen, royal family, historical character, paparazzi, head of state, politics, british royal family, pride and honor, death in the family, rules and policies, queen of england, private vs public ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, buckingham palace, europe, scottish highlands, paris france ...
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Julia and Julia (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Julia, an American woman living in Italy, becomes depressed and traumatized after her husband Paolo is killed in a car accident on their wedding day. Six years later, Julia inexplicably finds herself sliding in time between two different worlds ...
Style: mind bending, sexy, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: family problems, death in the family, couple relations, dealing with death, time travel, sexual relations, love and romance, infidelity, love affair, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, midlife crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: italy
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Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Smilla Jaspersen, half Danish, half Greenlander, attempts to understand the death of a small boy who falls from the roof of her apartment building. Suspecting wrongdoing, Smilla uncovers a trail of clues leading towards a secretive corporation that ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, family problems, death in the family, amateur detective, crimes, culture clash, disorder, dishonesty, law enforcement, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, greenland, copenhagen denmark ...
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Creation (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A psychological, heart-wrenching love story that provides a unique and inside look at Charles Darwin. Torn between faith and science, he struggles to finish his legendary book "On the Origin of the Species," which goes on to become the ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, psychological, serious, stylized ...
Plot: evolution, loss of daughter, faith, haunted by the past, village, relationship vs career, family relations, family life, death in the family, life is a bitch, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 1800s
Place: england, europe
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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, psychological, serious, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: double life, alternate reality, family problems, sanity, loss of son, therapy, accident, escape from reality, parents and children, crimes, death in the family, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Gimme a Break! (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Gimme a Break! is an American sitcom which aired on NBC for six seasons, October 29, 1981, until May 12, 1987. The series stars Nell Carter as the housekeeper for a widowed police chief and his three daughters.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, melancholic, suspenseful
Plot: sitcom, single father, parents and children, family problems, youth, family life, death in the family, family relations, best friends, family business, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new york
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Presence of Mind (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Henry James' classic tale of terror The Turn of the Screw receives yet another screen adaptation in this thriller shot in Spain. A young woman (Sadie Frost) is hired to serve as a governess for two children, Miles and Flora (Nilo Mur and Ella ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, gothic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, supernatural, ghost, mystery, afterlife, family in danger, woman in danger, haunted house, family relations, master and servant, mysterious character, death in the family ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, victorian, 90s
Place: england, spain
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Meet the Browns (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A single mother living in inner city Chicago, Brenda has been struggling for years to make ends meet and keep her three kids off the street.But when she's laid off with no warning, she starts losing hope for the first time - until a letter ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, not serious, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: single parent, family relations, siblings relations, reunion, eccentric family, family life, small town life, death in the family, family gatherings, parents and children, male female relationship, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, georgia
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Frankie Starlight (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The quirky story of a young boy's adventures growing up with his stunningly beautiful mother and the two very different men who love her.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, realistic, talky ...
Plot: family relations, forbidden love, romance, self discovery, family life, parents and children, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, death in the family, human nature, love triangle ...
Place: ireland, france, europe, texas
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Without a Trace (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the case of young New Yorker Etan Patz, who disappeared in the early 1980s, this film casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who make her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, sincere, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: missing child, family life, family problems, missing person, crimes, parents and children, single parent, life is a bitch, law enforcement, death in the family, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
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Everwood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After the death of his wife, world-class neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Brown leaves Manhattan and moves his family to the small town of Everwood, Colorado. There he becomes a small-town doctor and learns parenting on the fly as he raises his talented but ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, doctor, parents and children, family problems, family life, youth, fall in love, social relations, single father, starting over, hopes, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, 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: scary, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, warning, urban legend, death of wife, hallucination, mystery, psychic, reporter, investigation, danger, obsessive quest, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: west virginia, usa, chicago illinois, washington d.c., ohio ...
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The Truth About Charlie (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Truth About Charlie is a 2002 remake of the 1963 film Charade (which starred Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn). It is also an homage to François Truffaut's Shoot the Piano Player and that film's star Charles Aznavour appeared as himself ...
Style: stylized, realistic, suspenseful, serious, twist ending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, crime, mystery, woman in danger, hidden identity, romance, danger, dishonesty, family problems, death in the family, chase, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
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Satan's School for Girls (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young woman enrolls at an all-girls college in New England to investigate her sister's suicide and is slowly lured into a witchcraft cult by a quartet of students wanting to make her their fifth member of their evil circle.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: college, amateur detective, mystery, supernatural, secret movement, religions or cults, woman in danger, danger, curses spells and rituals, death in the family, witch, occult ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new england
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Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: family problems, parents and children, couple relations, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, family life, death in the family, dishonesty, unfulfillment, woman, overcoming, hapless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: talky, emotional, dark humor, realistic, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, funeral, drug addiction, family secret, poet, death in the family, humiliation, overbearing parent, parents and children, overcoming, conflict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
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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: emotional, humorous, sincere, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, stewardess, self discovery, suicide attempt, romance, love and romance, parents and children, family problems, falling in love, on the road, map, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: kentucky, usa, mississippi, kansas
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Sharp Objects (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 421 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: bleak, suspense, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: murder investigation, journalist, small town, mother daughter relationship, secret, hometown, self harm, death in the family, mystery, family relations, serial killer, child murder ...
Place: missouri, usa
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