Violent father movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant violent father movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspense, realistic, suspenseful, captivating and psychological films and TV shows about / with violent father, violence, domestic violence, family relations, father son relationship, friendship, abusive father, death, father daughter relationship and hospital plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as violent father: Marrowbone (2017), Girl in the Basement (2021), The Backwater (2013), Touched (2015), A Little Room for Hope (2018), To Dream (2016), Vegas (2009), Nandha (2001), Cross Country (1983), Stuff (2015).

List of violent father movies

 6.7
 28K
Marrowbone (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man and his four younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, twists and turns, tense, scary ...
Plot: brother sister relationship, murder, mental illness, ghost, abandoned house, plot twist, secret, attic, love, murder of family, death of mother, schizophrenic ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1969
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Girl in the Basement (2021)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sara is a teen girl who is looking forward to her 18th birthday to move away from her controlling father Don. But before she could even blow out the candles, Don imprisons her in the basement of their home.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: hostage, basement, father daughter incest, captivity, crimes, father daughter relationship, violent father, father and daughter, domineering father, strict father, father, abusive father ...
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 6.0
 315
The Backwater (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on a novel by Shinya Tanaka, this film is set in a quiet riverside town, where 17-year-old Tooma lives with his father and his father’s lover. Tooma witnesses his father’s sadistic behavior towards his lover and soon finds himself ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: stepmother, dysfunctional family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, revenge, father son relationship, alcoholic father, small town, stepmother stepson relationship, violent father, listening to sex, older man younger woman sex, male objectification ...
Time: 90s, year 1988, 1990s
Place: japan
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 6.4
 39
Touched (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Four stories showing how individuals are able move forward after being abused as children.
Style: psychological, captivating, thought provoking
Audience: kids
Plot: child abuse, domestic violence, life is a bitch, tragic past, family problems, dysfunctional family, social problems, multiple storylines, violent father, brutality, violence, abusive parent ...
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A Little Room for Hope (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
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Story: A girl (Anna Yamada) is just 14-years-old, but she endures a difficult life. Her parents abuse her at home and she is bullied by students at her school. She doesn't have a place where she can feel comfortable. One day, the girl is kidnapped by ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: abusive mother, kidnapping, bullying, mother daughter relationship, abusive parent, parent child relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family relations, male female relationship, teenage life, husband wife relationship, teenage hero ...
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 4.5
 62
To Dream (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 67 min.
Story: If your dreams could come true, what would you dream? If you could escape, where would you go? TO DREAM is a story about friendship, full of hope and intimacy, set against a harsh inner city backdrop. Best friends, LUKE and TOMMY, live in an ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: friendship between boys, destiny, friendship, love, life is a bitch, hopes, violence, domestic violence, best friends, friends, friendship between men, violent father ...
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 6.5
 627
Vegas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 110 min.
Story: You don't choose your family. You choose your friends. Vegas is the story of Thomas, Marianne and Terje - three teenagers with nowhere to go.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: family relations, friendship, coming of age, life is a bitch, young heroes, youth, social misfits, teenage boy, teenage girl, child abuse, siblings relations, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
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 7.8
 2K
Nandha (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Nandha (Tamil: நந்தா) is a 2001 Indian Tamil drama film written and directed by Bala, starring Suriya and Laila in the leading roles, while Rajkiran, Saravanan and Rajshree play other supporting roles. The film also marked the debut of ...
Style: suspense, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: tragedy, deaf mute, ex convict, domestic violence, murder, patricide, juvenile delinquent, mother son relationship, violent father, refugee, juvenile prison, father figure ...
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 5.4
 205
Cross Country (1983)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a woman is found butchered in her New York apartment, suspicion falls on her estranged husband, an ad executive who has suddenly left town on a cross-country road trip. He takes along a beautiful girl he met in a bar and a drifter he picked up ...
Plot: suspicion, road trip, violent father, prostitute, female nudity, model, friendship, violence, murder, paranoia, vacation, male female relationship ...
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 5.4
 348
Stuff (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Trish and Deb Murdoch are in a rut. After 14 years together and raising two daughters, they find themselves in a mid life crisis where grief and attraction threaten their domestic nucleus.
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, contemplative, suspenseful ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family relations, lesbian relationship, love affair, lesbian couple, lesbian, family, love, love and romance, sister sister relationship, romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.8
 3K
Joe (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Bill, a wealthy businessman, confronts his junkie daughter's drug-dealing boyfriend; in the ensuing argument, Bill kills him. Panic-stricken, he wanders the streets and eventually stops at a bar. There he runs into a drunken factory worker ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, bleak, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, hospital, murder, drug dealing, bar, orgy, working class, racism, village life, social differences, misfit, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california
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 8.1
 471K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: based on true events, inspirational, touching, sentimental, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, u.s. army, u.s. military, conscientious objector, american soldier, bible, world war two, physician, soldier, pacifism, courage, pacifist ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: okinawa, japan, okinawa japan, usa
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Distant Lights (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lichter is an episodic tale from Hans-Christian Schmid about the life on the boarder between Germany and Poland. The film sheds light on the everyday stories of escape and desperateness.
Style: contemplative, serious, captivating, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: taxi driver, border, immigrants, danger, politics, human spirit, political unrest, couples, architect, redemption, rebelliousness, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe, germany, ukraine
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 7.7
 22K
Dear Frankie (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nine-year-old Frankie and his single mum Lizzie have been on the move ever since Frankie can remember, most recently arriving in a seaside Scottish town. Wanting to protect her deaf son from the truth that they've run away from his father, ...
Style: realistic, emotional, uplifting, heartbreaking, melancholic ...
Plot: single parent, letter, stranger, disability, ship, friendship, father son relationship, family drama, bet, newspaper, elementary school, child abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
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The Color Purple (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert ...
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, sincere, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: domestic violence, incest, sexual abuse, incest rape, rape, feminism, african american, life is a bitch, slavery, dysfunctional family, self discovery, childbirth ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 1930s, 1910s, 1920s ...
Place: usa, southern usa, africa, tennessee, georgia
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 8.7
 1.1M
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, rise and fall, crimes, friends, mentor, criminal heroes, court, fbi, friendship, shooting ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1979 ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, pittsburgh ...
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 4.9
 1K
Animas (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, Belgium
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Abraham and his female friend Álex have a close relationship; they share both secrets and fears. When Abraham starts going out with Anchi, he begins to distance himself from Álex, who gradually dives into a living hell where she encounters strange ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: father son relationship, psychotherapy, childhood friend, psychotherapist, abusive father, imaginary friend, split personality, mental illness, murder, fish out of water, friendship, dysfunctional family ...
Place: spain
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 6.5
 123K
Oculus (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman tries to exonerate her brother's murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, siblings relations, mirror, family relations, danger, hallucination, artifact, insanity, paranormal activity, crimes, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, 2000s, year 1955
Place: usa
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 6.5
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Our Father... (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A film by Veikko Aaltonen
Plot: father son relationship, countryside, funeral, memory, homecoming, dementia, horse, flashback, dark past, male female relationship, child abuse, family farm ...
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Seduced and Abandoned (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film presents the tale of Agnese Ascalone, daughter of prominent miner Vincenzo Ascalone, and takes place in a small town in Sicily. Agnese is seduced by her sister Matilde's fiance, and has a tryst with him for which she confesses and ...
Style: neorealism, clever, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Plot: satire, pregnancy, seduction, family tradition, family problems, neo realism, family feud, family relations, hypocrisy, dishonesty, unwanted pregnancy, infidelity ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: sicily, europe, sicily italy, italy, southern italy
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Rockabilly Requiem (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: West Germany, 1982: Hubertus and Sebastian are fighting for their Future against their fathers. Their unconditional love for Punk Princess Debbie and the raw power of Alternative Rockabilly Music are the only statements of Freedom in this little ...
Plot: music band, siblings, friendship, audition, abuse, alcoholic father, suicide, alcoholic mother, tattoo, violent father, female mechanic
Time: 80s
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 7.5
 9K
Custody (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the midst of a divorce, Miriam Besson decides to ask for exclusive custody to her son, in order to protect him from a father that she is accusing of violence. The judge-in-charge of the file grants a shared custody to the father whom it considers ...
Style: sentimental, touching, disturbing, captivating
Plot: custody battle, child, parent child relationship, child custody, husband wife relationship, boy, police, divorced parents, lawyer, lie, father son relationship, divorce ...
Time: 2010s, year 2013
Place: france
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 5.1
 866
The Corpse (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mother and daughter hatch a scheme to murder their family's domineering and sadistic patriarch.
Style: tense, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, murder, crimes, deadly, graphic violence, couples, boarding school, crime, rivalry, couple relations, vengeance, afterlife ...
Time: 70s
Place: london
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 4.5
 3K
The Drowning (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A psychiatrist faces his past, present and future when he finds himself involved in the treatment of a young man recently released from prison for a murder committed when the boy was just 11 years old.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: suicide, saving a life, mental patient, psychiatrist, self defense, husband wife relationship, juvenile delinquent, haunted by the past, danger, crimes, death, female director ...
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Goodbye Berlin (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two outsiders travel around the countryside during school holidays.
Style: road movie, light, entertaining, exciting, humorous
Plot: friendship between boys, classmate, teenage boy, 14 year old, teenage love, falling in love, fall in love, birthday party, coming of age, mother son relationship, youth, trial ...
Place: germany, berlin germany
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 6.0
 946
Orphan (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young woman who moves to Paris and has a brush with disaster. The grown-up at last, an accomplished woman, who thought she was safe from her own past. Gradually, these characters come together to form a single heroine.
Style: no music, non-linear
Plot: man slaps a woman, racetrack, father daughter relationship, police arrest, release from prison, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, teacher, pregnant, orphan, little girl, teenage girl ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: france, romania
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 6.5
 21K
Purple Rain (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young man with a talent for music meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn't all that he needs.
Style: captivating, exciting, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: aspiring singer, rivalry, performer's life, ambition, human spirit, love and romance, artists and showbiz, sensuality, love triangle, passion, stage, price of fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
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