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, psychological, realistic, captivating and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with violent father, domestic violence, violence, abusive father, family relations, death, father son relationship, child abuse, teenager and dysfunctional family plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as violent father: Girl in the Basement (2021), Custody (2017), To Dream (2016), Orphan (2016), Backwater (2013), Marrowbone (2017), A Little Room for Hope (2018), The Color Purple (1985), Touched (2015), Billy Elliot: The Musical Live (2014).

List of violent father movies

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, feminist film, psychological ...
Plot: basement, captivity, abusive father, hostage, domineering father, father and daughter, violent father, crimes, sexual abuse, hidden room, rescue, bomb shelter ...
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 7.5
 10K
Custody (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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, cult film
Plot: custody battle, lie, divorce, child custody, lawyer, violent father, parent child relationship, divorced parents, husband wife relationship, child, police, father son relationship ...
Time: 2010s, year 2013
Place: france
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 4.5
 70
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, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: friendship between boys, friendship, love, destiny, hopes, life is a bitch, friendship between men, violence, domestic violence, best friends, teenage life, violent father ...
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 6.0
 1K
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: psychological, disturbing, suspense, captivating, non-linear ...
Plot: violence against women, teenage girl, female protagonist, little girl, father daughter conflict, violent father, social problems, lifestyle, confronting the past, tragic past, family problems, lgbt ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: france, romania
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 6.2
 341
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, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: stepmother, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, revenge, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, alcoholic father, small town, violent father, coming of age, peeping, older man younger woman sex, cheating girlfriend ...
Time: year 1988, 90s
Place: japan
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 6.7
 32K
Marrowbone (2017)
Genre: Adventure, 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: suspense, scary, surprise ending, tense, non-linear ...
Plot: twists and turns, ghost, mental illness, murder, abandoned house, plot twist, death of mother, sibling relationship, schizophrenic, split personality, attic, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 60s, year 1969
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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, teenage daughter, mother daughter relationship, classmate classmate relationship, teenager, friendship, teenage life, brutality, teen violence, abusive parent, parent child relationship ...
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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, sad, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, incest, feminism, rape, domestic violence, african american, life is a bitch, incest rape, slavery, human spirit, wife abuse, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 1930s, edwardian era, 20th century, 1920s, 1910s ...
Place: africa, southern usa, usa, georgia, tennessee
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 6.6
 42
Touched (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Four stories showing how individuals are able move forward after being abused as children.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, psychological
Audience: kids
Plot: child abuse, domestic violence, life is a bitch, abusive parent, violence, brutality, family problems, multiple storylines, violent, dysfunctional family, social problems, violent father ...
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Billy Elliot: The Musical Live (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 169 min.
Story: A talented young dancer has to learn to fight for his dream despite social and parental disapproval.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, psychological, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: dancing, dancer, society, follow your dream, ambitious, music, dancer's life, ambitious man, dream, ambition, theater, lgbtq ...
Time: 80s
Place: northern england
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A Girl at My Door (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Do-Hee experiences family violence. Young-Nam works as the head of the police substation. She tries to protect Do-Hee from her violent stepfather Yong-Ha. Though Do-Hee looks naive, she hides a secret. Young-Nam becomes involved in a case with her ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: child abuse, lesbian, small town, adult child friendship, father daughter relationship, lgbt, law enforcement, obsession, policewoman, children, police, physical abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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 6.5
 639
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, child abuse, teenage girl, teenage boy, violent father, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
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 7.7
 3K
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: serious, touching, suspense, captivating
Plot: tragedy, ex convict, patricide, juvenile delinquent, deaf mute, murder, mother son relationship, poisoning, boy, death of protagonist, violent father, refugee ...
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 5.2
 217
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 ...
Style: retro
Plot: suspicion, road trip, exploitation, violent father, guitarist, friend, friendship, paranoia, guilt, death, evidence, murder ...
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 378
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, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, suspense, tense ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian couple, mother daughter relationship, lesbian relationship, love affair, family relations, lgbt, love, romance, sister sister relationship, love and romance, parents and children ...
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: suspense, realistic, disturbing, gloomy, dramatic ...
Plot: hospital, murder, friendship, vigilante, violence, working class, orgy, death, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, drugs, twists and turns ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, california
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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, heartbreaking, emotional, melancholic, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: single parent, coming of age, disability, friendship, deaf, father son relationship, life & death, stranger, abusive husband, boy, youth, letter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: border, immigrants, politics, couples, human spirit, political unrest, state affairs, hopes, life is a bitch, injustice, rebelliousness, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, europe, germany, ukraine
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 8.7
 1.2M
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 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, suspense, realistic, epic, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, criminal heroes, mentor, friends, drugs, cosa nostra, robbery, infidelity ...
Time: 50s, 70s, year 1978, year 1963, year 1955 ...
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, florida, usa, bronx new york city ...
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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: suspense, psychological, serious, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: abusive father, psychotherapy, childhood friend, father son relationship, psychotherapist, mental illness, imaginary friend, split personality, mysterious event, fish out of water, murder, childhood trauma ...
Place: spain
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 6.5
 131K
Oculus (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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, mirror, haunted house, siblings relations, ghost, supernatural horror, twists and turns, insanity, brother sister relationship, flashback, hallucination, paranormal activity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955, year 2002, 2000s
Place: usa
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 6.7
 168
Our Father... (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A film by Veikko Aaltonen
Plot: violent father, incest, funeral, child abuse, family farm, suicide, sauna, fire, homecoming, village, countryside, memory ...
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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: cynical, suspense, neorealism, biting, semi serious ...
Plot: feminism, time travel, seduction, satire, pregnancy, abandonment, disorder, manners, family feud, family relations, family problems, hypocrisy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: sicily, europe, 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, abuse, siblings, friendship, alcoholic father, alcoholic mother, audition, suicide, violent father, tattoo, female mechanic
Time: 80s
Is relevant ?
 5.1
 1K
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: slasher, noir, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: monster, wedding, domineering father, family relations, murder, british, daughter murders father, submissive woman, female criminal, manipulative woman, incest, patricide ...
Time: 70s
Place: london
Is relevant ?
 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: suspense, tense, psychological, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: suicide, mental patient, saving a life, psychiatrist, self defense, juvenile delinquent, husband wife relationship, haunted by the past, death, crimes, little boy, violent father ...
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 524K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA, UK, China
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: touching, inspirational, sentimental, emotional, brutal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, conscientious objector, soldier, religion, american soldier, u.s. army, bible, father son relationship, pacifism, u.s. military, military ...
Time: 1940s, middle ages, year 1945, 20th century
Place: okinawa, okinawa japan, japan, tennessee, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 10K
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 ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: friendship between boys, classmate, teenage boy, coming of age, birthday party, junkyard, alcoholic mother, fall in love, teenage love, gay, mother son relationship, migration ...
Place: germany, berlin germany
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 22K
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, realistic, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: musician, rivalry, motorcycle, music, sensuality, african american, dysfunctional family, redemption, human spirit, dancing, aspiring singer, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: minneapolis minnesota, minnesota, usa
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Where the Crawdads Sing (2022)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abandoned by her family, Kya raises herself all alone in the marshes outside of her small town. When her former boyfriend is found dead, Kya is instantly branded by the local townspeople and law enforcement as the prime suspect for his murder.
Style: suspense, feminist film, non-linear, surprise ending
Plot: coming of age, plot twist, swamp, murder trial, woman, feminism, murder mystery, post war, twists and turns, lonely, survival, sex scene ...
Time: 60s, year 1969, year 1968, year 1962, year 1953
Place: north carolina
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