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, emotional, touching, gloomy and melancholic films and TV shows about / with estrangement, family relations, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, family problems, storytelling, parents and children, family and family drama plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as estrangement: House (2004), The Skeleton Twins (2014), The Forgotten (2004), The Last Song (2010), We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), Rabbit Hole (2010), Marvin's Room (1996), Instinct (1999), What a Girl Wants (2003), Rites of Passage (1999).

List of estrangement movies

 8.7
 370K
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, psychological, clever, witty, talky ...
Plot: prodigy, doctor, talented, antisocial behavior, mastermind, doctors and patients, riddles and clues, loner, patient, surgery, teamwork, unconventional method ...
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, psychological, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, estrangement, twins, adultery, cowardice, bisexuality, rejection, gay brother, reunion, fraternal twins, in the closet, confession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, california
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 5.8
 62K
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, mind bending, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: missing child, memory loss, mind game, memory, estrangement, loss of son, psychiatrist, life is a bitch, delusion, grief, mystery, medication ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 5.9
 74K
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, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, youth, fall in love, parents and children, family relations, rock, love and romance, estrangement, coming of age, pianist, sibling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, ireland, san francisco, california
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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, depressing, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, violence, haunted by the past, family relations, parents and children, guilt, family problems, estrangement, mass murder, tragic event, massacre, antisocial behavior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, new york
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 7.0
 45K
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, psychological, sincere, depressing, sad ...
Plot: loss of child, marriage, family problems, death in the family, crumbling marriage, estrangement, loss of son, grief, support group, memory, therapy, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california
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 6.7
 23K
Marvin's Room (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A leukemia patient attempts to end a 20-year feud with her sister to get her bone marrow.
Style: touching, emotional, uplifting, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transplant, reunion, terminal illness, estrangement, leukemia, siblings relations, family relations, single parent, family problems, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, ohio, 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: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, psychologist, prison, estrangement, doctors and patients, redemption, crimes, treatment, research, violence, insanity, prison escape ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida, africa, rwanda, cuba
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What a Girl Wants (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American girl, Daphne, heads to Europe in search of the father she's never met. But instead of finding a British version of her bohemian mother, she learns the love of her mom's life is an uptight politician. The only problem now is ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, girls' night, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: cinderella story, daughter, fish out of water, family relations, culture clash, social differences, hopes, fall in love, lifestyle, love and romance, teenage girl, american abroad ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, new york, london, europe, usa ...
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Rites of Passage (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When lawyer DJ Farraday discovers his father has been having an affair, the two drive out to the remote family cabin to talk things over. What neither expects is that DJ's estranged gay brother Campbell will already be there, apparently ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: father son relationship, estrangement, parents and children, extramarital affair, family problems, criminal, manipulation, isolation, family in crisis, hostages, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
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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: touching, atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: memory loss, life is a bitch, downfall, village life, polish, love and romance, losing-it hero, estrangement, road not taken, social relations, surgeon, medicine ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: poland
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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: realistic, touching, humorous, road movie, semi serious
Plot: on the road, strong female character, parents and children, family relations, elderly, self discovery, estrangement, restaurant, aging, countryside, starting over, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
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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, kids
Plot: jungle, culture clash, mischievous children, family, fish out of water, adventure, disorder, estrangement, nothing goes right, city life, down on your luck, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: venezuela, france, latin america, europe, paris france ...
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 4.7
 2K
Main Street (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: From the once thriving tobacco warehouses, to the current run-down and closed shops of Five Points, a diverse group of residents and their respective life changes when outsider Gus Leroy brings something new and potentially dangerous into their ...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: mysterious character, introspection, estrangement, social relations, intrigue, small town, dishonesty, small town life, hopes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
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 6.1
 2K
Archipelago (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Patricia (Kate Fahy) and her two children, young adults Edward (Tom Hiddleston) and Cynthia (Lydia Leonard), arrive for a break at a holiday cottage. As rain and wind lash against the windows, Patricia grows exasperated at the absence of her ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, atmospheric
Plot: estrangement, parents and children, family in crisis, siblings relations, island, dysfunctional family, family relations, family gatherings, introspection, resort, family problems, hopes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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 7.2
 152K
Melancholia (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, psychological, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: depression, human nature, apocalypse, fear, collision, wedding reception, power outage, wedding preparations and rituals, life is a bitch, chaos, fate of humanity, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, scary
Plot: estrangement, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, mental illness, danger, family in danger, memory loss, ghost, couple relations, crimes, obsession, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 5.8
 8K
Song One (2014)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Estranged from her family, Franny returns home when an accident leaves her brother comatose. Retracing his life as an aspiring musician, she tracks down his favorite musician, James Forester. Against the backdrop of Brooklyn’s music scene, Franny ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, exciting ...
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, romance, homecoming, fall in love, wooing, coping, estrangement, self discovery, rock, archaeologist, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 5.3
 3K
Aloft (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Canada, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: As we follow a mother and her son, we delve into a past marred by an accident that tears them apart. She will become a renowned artist and healer, and he will grow into his own and a peculiar falconer who bears the marks of a double absence. In the ...
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, introspection, family problems, parents and children, healer, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, estrangement, grief, new age, brother brother relationship, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada, minnesota
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 6.4
 25K
Third Person (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 137 min.
Story: An acclaimed novelist struggles to write an analysis of love in one of three stories, each set in a different city, that detail the beginning, middle and end of a relationship.
Style: touching, tricky, intellectual, twist ending, suspense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love, incest, maid, unfaithful husband, romance, estrangement, couples, friendship, love and romance, custody, lifestyle, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, europe, usa, france, italy ...
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 7.3
 178K
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jasmine French used to be on the top of the heap as a New York socialite, but now is returning to her estranged sister in San Francisco utterly ruined. As Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past bearing dark realities she ...
Style: psychological, realistic, cynical, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: suicide, depression, narcissism, starting over, family relations, drugs/alcohol, couple relations, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, life turned upside down, estrangement, downfall ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, new york, california
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 6.9
 2K
Sunset Beach (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sunset Beach is an American television soap opera that aired on NBC from January 6, 1997 to December 31, 1999. The show follows the loves and lives of the people living in the Orange County coastal area named Sunset Beach, on the coast of ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, melancholic, light, realistic
Plot: americana, lifestyle, blind ambition, twentysomething life, desire for fame, manipulation, estrangement, actor's life, suburbs, friends, sexual relations, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, south central los angeles
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Trouble with the Curve (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Slowed by age and failing eyesight, crack baseball scout Gus Lobel takes his grown daughter along as he checks out the final prospect of his career. Along the way, the two renew their bond, and she catches the eye of a young player-turned-scout.
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: baseball, aging, father daughter relationship, workaholic, parents and children, traditional versus modern, family relations, one last chance, talented, sport, elderly, ex athlete ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, georgia, usa, boston, california
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Pretend I'm Not Here (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Student Eric kills time by spying on his neighbors. Compulsively taking notes on everything within binocular range from his bedroom window, he harasses his neighbors by sending unsigned notes and making their private affairs public. When they ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: voyeurism, adolescence vs adulthood, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, parents and children, mysterious character, family problems, teenage life, estrangement, coming of age, neighbor neighbor relationship, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france
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The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, intense, melancholic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, reunion, human nature, crumbling marriage, family life, parents and children, dealing with death, siblings relations, estrangement, eccentric family, thanksgiving, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, maine
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 7.3
 97K
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, historical character, paparazzi, head of state, politics, pride and honor, death in the family, rules and policies, queen of england, private vs public, british royal family ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: england, buckingham palace, europe, scottish highlands, paris france ...
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Tru Confessions (2002)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trudy Walker hated her life. She thought it was totally messed up until she found out about a contest that could change everything..
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: family, parents and children, coming of age, estrangement, family life, teenage life, siblings relations, follow your dream, family relations, youth, ambition, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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 6.1
 38K
The Kid (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Powerful businessman Russ Duritz is self-absorbed and immersed in his work. But by the magic of the moon, he meets Rusty, a chubby, charming 8-year-old version of himself who can't believe he could turn out so badly -- with no life and no dog. ...
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: time travel, redemption, changing the past or future, family, youth, childhood memory, hopes, friends, introspection, estrangement, imaginary, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 1968 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 6.8
 679
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: serious, sincere, gloomy, touching, realistic
Plot: estrangement, breakdown, rape, single parent, vengeance, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, couple relations, family relations, dealing with death, unemployment, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, denmark
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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: realistic, serious
Plot: estrangement, sex, misfit, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, family problems, suburbs, couples, youth, sexual relations, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, vietnam, canada
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