Family secret movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant family secret movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, captivating, twists and turns, realistic, suspense and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with family secret, family relations, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, secret, murder, mother daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship and death plots mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as family secret: Shadowhunters (2016), Witches of East End (2013), Inheritance (2020), Jane Eyre (2011), Riverdale (2017), Desperate Housewives (2004), Knives Out (2019), Carnival Row (2019), Eulogy (2004), Ray Donovan (2013).

List of family secret movies

 6.6
 56K
Shadowhunters (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: When Clary Fray's mother has disappeared, Clary joins a band of Shadowhunters; demon killing hunters, and gets caught up in a plan to save the world.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, gothic, bleak ...
Audience: teen drama, teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural power, good versus evil, demon, werewolf, female protagonist, magic, supernatural, supernatural being, strong female character, teenage girl, 18 year old ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Witches of East End (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Melissa de la Cruz's best-selling novel, "Witches of East End" centers on the adventures of Joanna Beauchamp and her two adult daughters Freya and Ingrid -- both of whom unknowingly are their family's next generation of ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, captivating, feel good
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: curses spells and rituals, witch, supernatural, immortality, magic, supernatural ability, family secret, siblings relations, foreknowledge, family relations, creature, magical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: long island, new york, usa
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 5.5
 11K
Inheritance (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A patriarch of a wealthy and powerful family suddenly passes away, leaving his wife and daughter with a shocking secret inheritance that threatens to unravel and destroy their lives.
Style: enigmatic, atmospheric, twists and turns, weird, disturbing ...
Plot: family secret, dark secret, young girl, mind game, daughter, bribery, hidden truth, murder, riddles and clues, conspiracy, breaking the fourth wall, social decay ...
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 7.3
 84K
Jane Eyre (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close ...
Style: touching, gothic, captivating, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: unlikely couple, social differences, fall in love, forbidden love, power of love, romance, rich and poor, estate, love and romance, master and servant, young woman, society ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1840s, 70s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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 6.8
 127K
Riverdale (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Style: suspenseful, biting, captivating, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, small town, friends, love triangle, youth, friendship, murder, teenage life, gang, school, murder investigation, family relations ...
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Desperate Housewives (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. Central, on ABC from October 3, 2004, until May 13, 2012. ...
Style: witty, twists and turns, stylized, cynical, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, suburban life, female friendship, infidelity, family life, neighbor, social relations, family relations, couple relations, friendship, lifestyle, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
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 7.9
 515K
Knives Out (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his ...
Style: captivating, witty, exciting, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: murder mystery, investigation, mansion, eccentric family, whodunit, private detective, murder, mystery killer, murder investigation, suspect, inheritance, crime ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england
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 7.9
 51K
Carnival Row (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
Story: In a mystical and dark city filled with humans, fairies and other creatures, a police detective investigates a series of gruesome murders leveled against the fairy population. During his investigation, the detective becomes the prime suspect and ...
Style: dark fantasy, captivating, neo noir
Plot: mythical creature, steampunk, fantasy world, fairy, interspecies romance, love triangle, family secret, sorceress, monster, politician, black magic, racism ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england
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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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 8.3
 80K
Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the ...
Style: serious, clever, captivating, tense, stylized ...
Plot: power relations, crimes, family relations, hollywood, identity crisis, intrigue, family secret, family problems, blackmail, teamwork, businessman, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.8
 115K
Revenge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When Emily Thorne moves to the Hamptons, everyone wonders about the new girl, but she knows everything about them, including what they did to her family. Years ago, they took everything from her. Now, one by one, she's going to make them pay.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: high society, strong female character, vengeance, pretense, hidden identity, rivalry, undercover, haunted by the past, enemy, scheme, crimes, upscale ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Ethan Wate just wants to get to know Lena Duchannes better, but unbeknownst to him, Lena has strange powers. As Lena's 16th birthday approaches she might decide her fate, to be good or evil. A choice which will impact her relationship forever.
Style: emotional, captivating, light, serious, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: supernatural romance, teenage love, forbidden love, youth, witch, supernatural ability, supernatural, teenage life, love and romance, love, curses spells and rituals, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, new orleans
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 7.5
 130K
The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, human spirit, childhood, nazi germany, against humanity, war, nazi, adoption, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 30s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
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 6.3
 20K
Crooked House (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A private investigator helps a former flame solve the murder of her wealthy grandfather, who lived in a sprawling estate surrounded by his idiosyncratic family.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: mansion, servant, family secret, private detective, murder, investigation, agatha christie, lady, secret, doctor, husband wife relationship, wealth ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1957
Place: london, cairo egypt, scotland yard
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American Gothic (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: A prominent Boston family attempts to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades — amid the mounting suspicion that one of them may have been his ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, disturbing, enigmatic
Plot: murder, murder investigation, family secret, dysfunctional family, suspicion, serial killer, cover up, betrayal, secret, family secrets, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Place: boston, usa
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 7.1
 38K
Hemlock Grove (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: One cannot quench his all-consuming thirst. The other cannot tame the beast clawing its way out. In the sleepy Pennsylvania village of Hemlock Grove, two young men struggle to accept painful truths: about family, themselves, the mystery of the White ...
Style: gothic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: werewolf, sex with brother, investigation, small town, danger, crimes, social relations, small town life, family secret, protagonist as suspect, supernatural, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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 7.4
 55K
Ida (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Denmark, France, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Anna, a young novitiate in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, melancholic, art house ...
Plot: nun, family secret, anti semitism, orphan, faith, uncover truth, jewish, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, introspection, world war two ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: poland, europe, denmark
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 7.8
 320K
About Time (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in ...
Style: touching, feel good, sentimental, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: time travel, romance, time loop, changing the past or future, life philosophy, true love, sent to the past, couple relations, fall in love, looking for love, young woman, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, future
Place: london, cornwall, england
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 7.5
 5K
Belgravia (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A tale of secrets and scandals set in 1840s London. When the Trenchards accept an invitation to the now legendary ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond on the fateful evening of the Battle of Waterloo, it sets in motion a series of events that will ...
Style: captivating, romantic, twists and turns, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: aristocracy, high society, estate, family secret, life, merchant, family life, family, aristocrat, conflict, family relations, mystery ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: london, england
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 8.2
 648
The Crow Road (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 211 min.
TV show
Story: An adaption of Banks's dark novel, whose central character is Prentice McHoan, a young Scots history student. When Prentice's relatives begin to die in spectacular circumstances, and at an alarming rate, he begins to suspect that his ...
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: family secret, mystery, funeral, uncover truth, death in the family, buried truth, disappearance, family problems, family relations, family life, eccentric family, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland
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 7.5
 233K
Heroes (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, atmospheric, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, save the world, superhero, psychic, heroic mission, teleportation, stopped time, heroes, danger, good versus evil, supernatural, villain ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york
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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is an American sitcom based on the Archie comic book series of the same name. The show premiered on September 27, 1996 on ABC to over 17 million viewers in its "T.G.I.F." line-up. The show stars Melissa Joan ...
Style: feel good, not serious, sitcom, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: witch, eccentric family, supernatural ability, cat, wizards and magicians, witchcraft, friendship, magic, high school, hereditary gift of witchcraft, teenage life, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
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 8.3
 20K
Jane Eyre (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 230 min.
TV show
Story: In this version of Charlotte Brontë's novel, Jane Eyre (Georgie Henley), a poor relation in the household of her aunt, Mrs. Reed (Tara FitzGerald) is despatched into the care of the callous Mr Brocklehurst at his school at Lowood. As a young ...
Style: touching, gothic, atmospheric, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: rich and poor, love affair, couple relations, unlikely couple, fall in love, estate, love and romance, looking for love, social differences, romance, family secret, love story ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1930s, 18th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
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The White Ribbon (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Canada
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.
Style: disturbing, psychological, thought provoking, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: sexual abuse, child abuse, punishment, physical appearance, family secret, domestic violence, death, torture, innocence, cruelty, priest, doctor ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914, pre world war one
Place: germany, europe, italy, northern germany
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Walk on Water (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel, Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eyal, an Israeli Mossad agent, is given the mission to track down and kill the very old Alfred Himmelman, an ex-Nazi officer, who might still be alive. Pretending to be a tourist guide, he befriends his grandson Axel, in Israel to visit his sister ...
Style: tense, sincere, suspenseful, captivating, intense ...
Plot: family secret, gay slur, hitman, redemption, haunted by the past, introspection, working undercover, war crime, machismo, undercover, unlikely couple, german ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, germany, berlin germany, jerusalem, middle east ...
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Imaginary Heroes (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Matt Travis is good-looking, popular, and his school's best competitive swimmer, so everyone is shocked when he inexplicably commits suicide. As the following year unfolds, each member of his family struggles to recover from the tragedy with ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, witty, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, suicide, family secret, family problems, society, gay, teenage life, loss of son, lifestyle, suburbs, coming of age, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: investigation, rape, hacker, strong female character, sexual abuse, danger, crime, missing person, uncover truth, search, journalist, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1966, 60s, 1960s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe ...
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 8.8
 182K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, neo noir, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, who done it, investigation, murder, small town life, crime, hallucination, death, paranormal investigation, rape, demonic possession, special agents ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
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 6.5
 42K
Byzantium (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, serious, stylized, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural romance, fall in love, female vampire, immortality, dangerous attraction, deadly creature, supernatural, love and romance, mother daughter relationship, secret society, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, europe
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The Hamiltons (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Hamilton's seem to be an ordinary American family, living in a small town in Northern California and dealing with the problems of everyday life. They've also been recently adjusting to the untimely death of their parents, but since ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, slasher ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, family secret, survival, gory, crimes, twins, siblings relations, family life, kidnapping, orphan, cruelty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
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