Estrangement movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant estrangement movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, emotional, humorous and dramatic films and TV shows about / with estrangement, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, mentor, mother daughter relationship, storytelling, catastrophe and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as estrangement: House (2004), The Skeleton Twins (2014), The Quack (1982), Little Indian, Big City (1994), The Queen (2006), And So It Goes (2014), Compound Fracture (2014), We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), Disconnect (2012), Warrior (2011).
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The Quack (1982)
Drama, Romance
Poland
128 min.
 7.8
Warrior (2011)
Drama, Sport
USA
140 min.
 8.2
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Domestique (2018)
Drama
Czech Republic, Slovakia
117 min.
 6.5
Psychokinesis (2018)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy
South Korea
101 min.
 5.9

List of estrangement movies

 8.8
 359K
House (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
Style: cynical, clever, psychological, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: prodigy, doctor, mastermind, talented, doctors and patients, antisocial behavior, riddles and clues, loner, unconventional method, patient, teamwork, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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The Skeleton Twins (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Estranged twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront the reasons their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them, they realize the key to fixing their lives may ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: infidelity, estrangement, twins, adultery, siblings relations, teacher student relationship, rejection, reunion, fraternal twins, confession, gay brother, in the closet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, california
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 7.8
 2K
The Quack (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A famous surgeon is beaten by drunken bullies, loses his memory and cannot recollect who he was before. He gets to a village, lives in a not so well to do family and becomes the Quack - he slowly regains his talent for medicine and saves the lives ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: memory loss, downfall, life is a bitch, village life, love and romance, polish, losing-it hero, estrangement, road not taken, social relations, surgeon, witch doctor ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: poland
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Little Indian, Big City (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stephen, an international trader, tracks down his ex-wife Patricia in some Amazonian backwater. He needs her consent to a divorce so that he can marry Charlotte. Unfortunately, he discovers a son he didn’t know he had – Mimi-Siku. The young ...
Style: humorous, funny, comic, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: jungle, culture clash, mischievous children, family, fish out of water, adventure, nothing goes right, parents and children, disorder, estrangement, city life, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: venezuela, europe, france, latin america, paris france ...
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 7.3
 95K
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: royal family, queen, head of state, historical character, politics, paparazzi, queen of england, pride and honor, death in the family, british royal family, rules and policies, society ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: england, buckingham palace, europe, scottish highlands, paris france ...
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 5.8
 11K
And So It Goes (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: elderly, opposites attract, estrangement, love and romance, elderly lovers, golden years, life turned upside down, family relations, neighbor, grandparent grandchild relationship, romance, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Compound Fracture (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Michael Wolffsen (Tyler Mane) receives an urgent phone call and takes his nephew and fiancee and makes the journey home to his only other living relative: his estranged, eccentric (and extremely paranoid) father, Gary (Muse Watson), who is obsessed ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, mind bending
Plot: estrangement, supernatural, gory, ghost, mental illness, stalking, security camera, dementia, obsession, couple relations, curses spells and rituals, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, realistic, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, parents and children, haunted by the past, estrangement, violence, family problems, family relations, mass murder, prison visit, killing spree, killings, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, new york
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 7.5
 69K
Disconnect (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Disconnect interweaves multiple storylines about people searching for human connection in today’s wired world. Through poignant turns that are both harrowing and touching, the stories intersect with surprising twists that expose a shocking reality ...
Style: emotional, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, crumbling marriage, loneliness, computers and web, internet, estrangement, couples, family problems, single parent, webcam, infidelity, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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 8.2
 389K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine ...
Style: emotional, serious, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, fist fighting, contests and competitions, sport, teacher, martial arts, training, ambition, mixed martial arts, warrior, exercise, coach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, atlantic city new jersey, iraq
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 5.8
 61K
The Forgotten (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Telly Paretta is a grieving mother struggling to cope with the loss of her 8-year-old son. She is stunned when her psychiatrist reveals that she has created eight years of memories about a son she never had. But when she meets a man who has had a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Plot: missing child, memory loss, mind game, memory, estrangement, psychiatrist, life is a bitch, law enforcement, government agency, chase, erased memory, sexual tension ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.6
 30K
Instinct (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a prison for the criminally insane, deranged anthropologist Ethan Powell is set to be examined by a bright young psychiatrist, Theo Caulder. Driven by ambition and a hunger for the truth, Caulder will eventually risk everything -- even put his ...
Style: bleak, serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, psychologist, estrangement, prison, gorilla, redemption, doctors and patients, research, mental institution, captivity, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa, africa, rwanda, cuba
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 5.9
 71K
The Last Song (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, rock, youth, love and romance, coming of age, parents and children, family relations, vacation, estrangement, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, ireland
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 8.4
 9K
Kingdom (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A raw family drama set against the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Venice, California. Alvey Kulina owns Navy St. MMA with the help of his girlfriend Lisa Prince. He is willing to go through extraordinary means to make sure his fighters are ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, mixed martial arts, sibling relationship, gym, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, training, drug abuse, family problems, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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 7.0
 44K
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: emotional, talky, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: loss of child, death in the family, marriage, family problems, crumbling marriage, estrangement, memory, therapy, crying, toy, parking lot, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
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 8.3
 62K
Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: clever, serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, blackmail, family problems, hollywood, millionaire, fbi, power relations, family secret, teamwork, intrigue, parents and children, identity crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fantastical tale of a little girl who won't - or can't - follow the rules. Confounded by her clashes with the rule-obsessed world around her, Phoebe seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher, even as her brilliant but ...
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, serious, emotional ...
Plot: social misfits, mental illness, introspection, teacher, school, estrangement, imaginary, play, misfit, rabbit, inspiration, bedroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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I'll Be There (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A comedy about a has-been rock star (Craig Ferguson) that discovers he has a teenage daughter (Charlotte Church), from a long forgotten love affair.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: parents and children, family problems, family relations, single parent, singleness, family in crisis, estrangement, unfulfillment, rock star, musician's life, aging, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
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 6.8
 5K
The Dirties (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The line between reality and fiction starts to blur when two best friends start making a movie about getting revenge on bullies.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, disturbing, humorous
Plot: vengeance, best friend, bully, high school, corridor, rebellion, solitude, estrangement, anxiety, revenge, video camera, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, usa
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Home for Christmas (1990)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mickey Rooney plays a weary old thief who befriends a young child. Home for Christmas is a 1990 Canadian made film about a young girl (Chantellese Kent) who wants a grandfather for Christmas. She chooses an elderly, homeless ex-con (Mickey Rooney) ...
Plot: estrangement, child's point of view, reconciliation, santa claus, thief, elderly, christmas spirit, holiday, grandparent grandchild relationship, old man, christmas party, grandfather granddaughter relationship ...
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The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In this belated sequel to 'The Decline of the American Empire', 50-something Montreal college professor, Remy, learns that he is dying of liver cancer. He decides to make amends meet to his friends and family before he dies. He first tries ...
Style: talky, witty, realistic, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: dying, professor, cancer, friendship, illness, university, money, friend, estrangement, terminal illness, heroin, radical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, middle ages
Place: canada, quebec, athens greece, chile, alaska ...
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 6.8
 671
Aftermath (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young married couple has to deal with their emotional breakdowns after the death of their only daughter.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: breakdown, rape, estrangement, dealing with death, death in the family, life is a bitch, family problems, single parent, vengeance, couple relations, unemployment, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
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An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on a short story by the acclaimed author of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott, comes a holiday story of family and forgiveness. Recently widowed Mary Bassett (Helene Joy) and her three children have hit difficult times on their farm. Suddenly, ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: estrangement, farm, reunion, thanksgiving, parents and children, family, family life, hopes, family relations, teenage life, youth, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: new york, usa
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The Vicious Kind (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man tries to warn his brother away from the new girlfriend he brings home during Thanksgiving, but ends up becoming infatuated with her in the process.
Style: semi serious, gloomy, realistic, humorous, rough ...
Plot: masturbation, love triangle, small town, dysfunctional family, cheating, infidelity, adultery, love, sex, betrayal, prostitute, insomnia ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
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 6.4
 2K
On My Way (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Deneuve plays sassy grandmother Cathy who takes to the road after being betrayed by her lover and learning her business is on the verge of bankruptcy on the same day. During a weeklong odyssey across France, she spends time with a grandson she ...
Style: road movie, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Plot: self discovery, estrangement, on the road, starting over, hopes, parents and children, elderly, family relations, bankruptcy, estranged daughter, older woman younger man, estranged family member ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france
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A Fine Madness (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A womanizing poet falls into the hands of a psychiatrist with a straying wife.
Style: semi serious, humorous, biting, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: psychiatrist, poet, estrangement, writer's life, doctors and patients, prodigy, artists and showbiz, power relations, lifestyle, adultery, writer's block, patronizing ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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First Love, Last Rites (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Joey and Sissel are two misfits spending most of their time together talking or having sex. Gradually and slowly their relationships are becoming boring for them.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: sex, misfit, estrangement, sexual relations, romance, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, suburbs, suburban life, twentysomething life, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, canada, vietnam
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 6.8
 11K
Last Love (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Belgium, USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The film centres on a retired, widowed professor living in Paris who develops a special relationship with a younger French woman.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: estrangement, golden years, friendship, elderly, friends, parents and children, hopes, family relations, suicidal, suicide attempt, retired, free spirited ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, brussels, europe, belgium, paris france
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An Ordinary Family (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: AN ORDINARY FAMILY is a humorous drama about one family, two brothers and a really big problem. Thomas Biederman is blindsided when his estranged brother, Seth, shows up unannounced to the annual family vacation… with his boyfriend.
Style: humorous, semi serious, talky, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: estrangement, family gatherings, family relations, clergy, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, coming out, gender, society, family problems, brother brother relationship, family vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Cookie's Fortune (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: small town, investigation, suicide, murder, estrangement, friendship, human nature, suspicion of murder, theatre milieu, parents and children, siblings relations, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, texas
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