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, gloomy, emotional, touching and weird films and TV shows about / with death in the family, family relations, death, family problems, mother son relationship, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, dealing with death and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as death in the family: The Lovely Bones (2009), If I Stay (2014), Rabbit Hole (2010), Remember Me (2010), Mystic River (2003), A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), Eulogy (2004), Journey to Agartha (2011), Pet Sematary II (1992), 21 Grams (2003).

List of death in the family movies

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: psychological, emotional, tense, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: pedophile, afterlife, rape, loss of child, death in the family, family drama, loss of daughter, dealing with death, serial killer, tragic event, neighbor, heaven and hell ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, pennsylvania, united states, delaware
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 6.7
 117K
If I Stay (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance, Sci-Fi
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, bleak, psychological, heartbreaking ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, teenage girl, youth, teenager, love, family drama, teenage life, death in the family, dealing with death, car accident, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon
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 7.0
 48K
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, emotional, psychological, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: loss of child, death in the family, grief, estrangement, loss of son, marriage, family problems, housewife, support group, memory, redemption, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california
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 7.1
 140K
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, serious, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: suicide, romance, death in the family, young love, 9/11, family drama, loss of parent, loss of loved one, family relations, tragic event, relationships, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1991, year 2001 ...
Place: new york, usa
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 7.9
 425K
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, neo noir, twist ending, bleak ...
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, mystery, child abuse, child molestation, death in the family, sexual abuse, loss of child, child rape, innocence lost, loss of daughter, murder ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 70s, contemporary, 60s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
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, exciting, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, adventure, inheritance, danger, loss of parent, attempted murder, death in the family, dishonesty, young heroes, child in peril, siblings relations, arson ...
Time: 1940s
Place: peru
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 6.5
 9K
Eulogy (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A black comedy that follows three generations of a family, who come together for the funeral of the patriarch - unveiling a litany of family secrets and covert relationships.
Style: humorous, cynical, absurd, satirical, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, family secret, death in the family, eccentric family, family reunited, funeral, lesbian, family life, parents and children, fall in love, family feud, generation gap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Journey to Agartha (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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: captivating, sentimental, touching, serious, suspense ...
Plot: adventure, parallel world, imaginary, radio, dealing with death, death in the family, teenage life, back from the dead, supernatural, escape attempt, mother daughter relationship, grief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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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, slasher, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, back from the dead, stephen king, family in danger, violence, resurrection, small town, death in the family, murder, supernatural, burial, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1992, 1990s
Place: maine, usa, new england
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 7.6
 227K
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: mind bending, gloomy, psychological, non-linear, bleak ...
Plot: life is a bitch, guilt, redemption, tragedy, suicide attempt, crimes, death in the family, loss, desperation, mathematics, hit and run, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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 6.0
 13K
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: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ghost, lighthouse, murder, supernatural, mentally unstable, uncover truth, death of child, loss of child, death in the family, woman in danger, female protagonist, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, san francisco
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 104K
Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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, bleak, gothic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mysterious character, antisocial behavior, under the surface, family relations, mystery, masturbation, funeral, family problems, danger, estate, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
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 7.0
 51K
Hesher (2010)
Genre: 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, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: antisocial behavior, loner, dysfunctional character, youth, arson, depression, stranger, death in the family, family problems, rebelliousness, misfit, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.5
 852
Pingpong (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The film shows the apparently intact world of a middle class family, whose harmonious facade crumbles due to the unexpected visit of their relative Paul, a young man of 16 years. Paul arrives looking for love and support after the suicide of his ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: older woman younger man sex, aunt nephew relationship, older woman younger man relationship, family relations, sex with teenager, family in crisis, death in the family, teenage life, solace, regret, teen angst, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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 6.2
 4K
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: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: soccer, human spirit, family problems, rivalry, follow your dream, death in the family, female athlete, feminism, sport, family in crisis, ambition, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa
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 6.9
 3K
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: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rehabilitation, addiction, going straight, drug abuse, friendship, prostitute, family relations, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, hopes, youth, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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Charlie St. Cloud (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 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, visually appealing, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: love affair, afterlife, ghost, love and romance, siblings relations, a vision, sailing, unfulfillment, family problems, dealing with death, family relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, year 2010
Place: california, usa, san francisco, new jersey, ireland
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August: Osage County (2013)
Genre: Comedy, 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, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, incestuous relationship, suicide, funeral, family in crisis, family secret, drug addiction, family relations, death in the family, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa, midwest, california
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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: death in the family, single parent, family gatherings, family relations, reunion, family life, eccentric family, siblings relations, parents and children, small town life, male female relationship, unemployment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, united states, georgia
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Death at a Funeral (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Aaron's father's funeral is today at the family home, and everything goes wrong: the funeral home delivers the wrong body, his cousin accidentally drugs her fiancé, and Aaron's successful younger brother, Ryan, flies in from New ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, absurd, idiotic ...
Plot: family relations, farce, death, family gatherings, eccentric family, dwarf, death in the family, dishonesty, silly humor, siblings relations, presumed dead, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
Is relevant ?
 4.1
 534
Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, interracial relations, haunted by the past, death in the family, family problems, society, unfulfillment, hopes, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, alabama
Is relevant ?
 5.4
 3K
They Wait (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jason and his wife, Sarah, leave their adopted home of Shanghai and travel to Vancouver, British Columbia, for his uncle's funeral, staying with his Aunt Mei. Already disoriented, Jason and Sarah are unnerved when their son, Sam, begins seeing ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, captivating, asian horror
Plot: ghost, death in the family, murder, couples, mystery, haunted by the past, parents and children, danger, deadly, supernatural ability, supernatural, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, vancouver
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Wings of Christmas (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film's protagonists get an opportunity to make a wish. Consequently, their lives take the path they themselves ordained. Several "coincidences" bring them everything they wanted and they have the chance to experience their wishes. ...
Style: psychotronic, exciting, psychological, romantic, thought provoking ...
Plot: death in the family, saleswoman, clairvoyant, womanizer, christmas, horse riding, desire, love, parent child relationship, angel, father son relationship, horse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
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 7.0
 2K
Orphans (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The star of Ken Loach's MY NAME IS JOE, Mullan proves that his talent isn't relegated to acting. As a writer/director, he has crafted a supremely entertaining motion picture. ORPHANS tells the grittily realistic, hysterical, and deeply ...
Style: emotional, intense, surreal, depressing, witty ...
Plot: siblings relations, death in the family, vengeance, dysfunctional family, children, family relations, bar, cemetery, moral ambiguity, disability, justice, british ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, england, ireland ...
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 503
Wetlands (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: On a dairy farm in the Eastern Townships, in the middle of a drought and while the land is parching, a drama will disrupt the life of the Santerre family. Confronted to each other they will have to learn to forgive.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: death in the family, family problems, estrangement, family relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, family business, down on your luck, voyeurism, forgiveness, coming of age, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
Is relevant ?
 4.4
 508
Godspeed (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joseph McKelheer and Cory Knauf (The Hamiltons, The Violent Kind) star in this intense thriller set in the lingering light of the Alaskan midnight sun. Charlie Shepard, a modern day faith healer with a small flock of believers, is stunned when his ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, death in the family, society, religions or cults, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, small town, crimes, grief, investigation, disorder, wilderness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 105K
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, historical character, royal family, british royal family, head of state, queen of england, queen elizabeth ii, paparazzi, politics, death, pride and honor, death in the family ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1997
Place: england, buckingham palace, britain, europe, london ...
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Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After preparing for their mother's imminent death, two brothers go on an arduous upriver journey to honor her final request.
Style: touching, emotional, atmospheric, sincere, serious ...
Plot: death in the family, introspection, hopes, last wish, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, dealing with death, brother brother relationship, very little dialogue, coffin, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.6
 4K
The Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Australia, Germany, Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The O'Neills lived happily in their house in the Australian countryside. That was until one day fate struck blindly, taking the life of Peter, the father, leaving his grief-stricken wife Dawn alone with their four children. Among them, ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, grief, parents and children, death in the family, family problems, little girl, loss of father, small town, introspection, single mother, beach, tree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 4K
Be with You (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When two souls find one another, nothing can tear them apart. Widower Takumi (Shido Nakamura) lives a quiet life with his six-year-old son Yuji (Akashi Takei) after the loss of wife and mother Mio (Yuko Takeuchi). Yuji unfailingly remembers her ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, sincere, enigmatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: afterlife, family relations, diary, miraculous event, death in the family, reincarnation, hopes, couple relations, couples, supernatural, love and romance, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
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