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, psychological and sincere films and TV shows about / with estrangement, family relations, family problems, parents and children, brutality, friendship, dysfunctional family, death, storytelling and family 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: The Skeleton Twins (2014), House (2004), Rabbit Hole (2010), Warrior (2011), Instinct (1999), Ken Park (2002), What a Girl Wants (2003), We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), Submarino (2010), Marvin's Room (1996).

List of estrangement movies

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: psychological, emotional, melancholic, sincere, depressing ...
Plot: adultery, suicide attempt, estrangement, infidelity, lgbt, brother sister relationship, depression, twins, siblings, gay, confession, gay brother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york
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 8.7
 453K
House (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: clever, cynical, witty, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doctor, talented, prodigy, mastermind, loner, patient, intelligence, expert, human nature, dark humor, hospital, unconventional method ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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 7.0
 50K
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: sad, touching, emotional, depressing, sexy ...
Plot: loss of child, grief, death in the family, tragedy, housewife, estrangement, loss of son, marriage, memory, family problems, redemption, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, california, usa
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 8.2
 468K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: Action, 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, inspirational, tense, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sport, mixed martial arts, courage, boxing, warrior, athlete and trainer, fight scenes, muscleman, fight, tournament, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, el paso texas, iraq ...
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 6.5
 33K
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, philosophical, suspense, touching, emotional ...
Plot: prison, murder, psychologist, estrangement, redemption, crimes, violence, insanity, greed, corruption, doctors and patients, psychology ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, africa, cuba, florida, rwanda
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 5.8
 30K
Ken Park (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his ...
Style: rough, disturbing, sexual, sexy, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, coming of age, underage sex, explicit sex, incest, nudity (full frontal - brief), teenage sex, youth, older woman younger man relationship, infidelity, erection, masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, australia, usa
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What a Girl Wants (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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, romantic, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: teenage girl, cinderella story, father daughter relationship, love and romance, teen romance, social differences, daughter, american abroad, fish out of water, hopes, fall in love, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, london, europe, new york, usa ...
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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: disturbing, psychological, depressing, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: psychopath, evil child, mother son relationship, school shooting, depression, sociopath, guilt, mental illness, antisocial behavior, prison visit, family problems, mass murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: connecticut, usa, new york
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 7.5
 10K
Submarino (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As children, Nick and his little brother take care of their baby brother while their mother drinks herself senseless. But the baby dies, and both brothers blame themselves. Many years later, Nick is out of prison after serving time for an assault. ...
Style: gloomy, thought provoking, bleak, depressing, melancholic ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, dysfunctional family, estrangement, redemption, drug addiction, haunted by the past, childhood trauma, loneliness, adaptation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: berlin germany, denmark, europe, copenhagen
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 6.7
 28K
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, dysfunctional family, estrangement, leukemia, family relations, cancer, teenage boy, father daughter relationship, single parent, family problems, siblings relations, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, ohio, orlando florida
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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: realistic, sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: estrangement, family relations, parents and children, family problems, rock star, musician, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, loneliness, alcohol abuse, teenage daughter, musician's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe
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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, intense, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, mother daughter relationship, mental illness, dysfunctional family, playwright, estrangement, american south, relationships, secret society, family problems, family relations, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, new york
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The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: parents and children, single parent, estrangement, teenage life, human nature, disability, hospital, self discovery, hopes, redemption, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, germany, europe, norway, milan italy ...
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 66K
The Forgotten (2004)
Genre: Drama, 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, mind bending, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: memory loss, missing child, conspiracy, memory, abduction, psychiatrist, paranoia, mind game, delusion, alien, loss of son, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 87K
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, romantic, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: fall in love, teenage love, teenage life, youth, love, family relations, teen romance, love and romance, father daughter relationship, parents and children, teenager, rock ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, ireland, usa, georgia, california ...
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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, touching, emotional, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: mental illness, teacher, friendship, inspiration, introspection, coming of age, social misfits, estrangement, school, imagination, children, young heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, ireland
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 3K
The Guitar (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The life of a woman is transformed after she is diagnosed with a terminal disease, fired from her job and abandoned by her boyfriend. Given two months to live, she throws caution to the wind to pursue her dreams.
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: sex, lesbian, lesbian sex, terminal illness, self discovery, unfulfillment, road not taken, estrangement, life is a bitch, romance, nude girl, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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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, scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: estrangement, supernatural, family in danger, mental illness, ghost, crimes, couple relations, father son relationship, supernatural power, dementia, stalking, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.5
 1K
The Outcast (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 179 min.
TV show
Story: Set in post-war Britain, ten year-old Lewis Aldridge is grief-stricken as he struggles to cope with the death of his beloved mother. Left under the care of his emotionally distant father Gilbert, whom he barely knows and who quickly remarries, Lewis ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, family problems, teenage life, youth, estrangement, life is a bitch, coming of age, death of mother, parent child relationship, dealing with death, death in the family, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, post world war two
Place: england
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 7K
Fateless (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, UK, Israel, France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Audience: pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, survival, nazi, life is a bitch, youth, confined, estrangement, self discovery, destiny, coming of age ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, eastern europe, budapest, europe, poland ...
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I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Nothing is as it seems when a woman experiencing misgivings about her new boyfriend joins him on a road trip to meet his parents at their remote farm.
Style: suspense, visually appealing, thought provoking, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: dementia, winter, suicide, high school, snow, road trip, school, farm, estrangement, parents and children, haunted by the past, depression ...
Is relevant ?
 8.7
 140K
This Is Us (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the lives and families of three adults living and growing up in the United States of America in present and past times. As their paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways, we find that several of them share the same ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sincere, sentimental, queer cinema
Audience: teens
Plot: adoption, childhood memory, overweight, childhood, father son relationship, parenthood, depression, teenage angst, self esteem, family relations, family, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: pittsburgh
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 807
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: estrangement, family problems, life is a bitch, family relations, vengeance, couple relations, death in the family, unemployment, marriage, depression, death of daughter, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, denmark
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Mr. Morgan's 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, sentimental, romantic, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: elderly, loneliness, death of wife, estrangement, free spirited, character study, suicide attempt, friendship, odd couple, dancer, respect, optimism ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: paris france, france, belgium, europe, brussels
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 294
Dam Street (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Loneliness, saving face, and public mores. In 1983 in China, Yun is a bright schoolgirl who gets pregnant. She's expelled, her boyfriend leaves town, and her mother arranges the baby's adoption, telling Yun the child died at birth. Ten ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: estrangement, small town, unlikely couple, haunted by the past, family relations, couples, social misfits, life is a bitch, society, parents and children, pregnancy, secret ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: china, asia
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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, emotional, psychological, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: gay, family relations, estrangement, family problems, family gatherings, society, gender, coming out, family vacation, brother brother relationship, brother brother conflict, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 4.3
 667
Constellation (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Constellation chronicles the lives and loves of an African-American family in the deep South as they are forced to come to terms with a tumultuous past marked by an unrequited interracial affair. The film explores the way in which the family ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: interracial relations, family relations, estrangement, death in the family, haunted by the past, family problems, society, hopes, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, family gatherings, family reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s
Place: usa, alabama
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Manorama Six Feet Under (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Rajasthan-based Satyaveer Singh Randhawa works as a Junior Engineer with Lahkot Municipality's Public Works Department and lives a middle-class lifestyle with his wife, Nimmi, and son, Raju. Satyeveer also authored a fictional novel ...
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: amateur detective, mistress, conspiracy, small town, blackmail, corrupt cop, murder, bribery, estrangement, scapegoat, dishonesty, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 690
Our Sons (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Our Sons is a 1991 made-for-TV movie starring Julie Andrews and Ann-Margret as two mothers of gay sons, one of whom is dying of AIDS. As a small town waitress, Ann-Margret's character must overcome her own homophobia and learn to love her son ...
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: gay, aids, terminal illness, estrangement, family relations, hospital, parents and children, family problems, friendship, gays and lesbians, small town, lgbt ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, san diego california, california
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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: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: thanksgiving, family relations, estrangement, farm, hopes, youth, family, family problems, family life, parents and children, teenage life, loss of partner ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: new york, usa
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