Drama films about the relationship of a stepmother and stepson

List of the best films dramas about the relationship of a stepmother and stepson according to the audience: Hallam Foe, Are You Here, The Better Angels, The Dinner, Ambivalence, Stepmom, Shut In, Tadpole, Beautiful Boy, Sex Is Comedy.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens
PlotTravel, Obsession, Seduction, Debts, Blackmail
PlaceScotland
StyleTo cry, Fancy, Gloomy

Hallam's talent for spying on people reveals his darkest fears-and his most peculiar desires. Driven to expose the true cause of his mother's death, he instead finds himself searching the rooftops of the city for love.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Friends, Womanizers, Chickens
PlotTravel, Money, Friendship, Mental disorders, Inheritance
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleRomantic, Light

When Steve Dallas, a womanizing local weatherman, hears that his off-the-grid best friend Ben Baker has lost his estranged father, the two return to Ben's childhood home. Once there, they discover Ben has inherited the family fortune, and the ill-equipped duo must battle Ben's formidable sister and deal with his father's gorgeous 25-year old widow.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersDogs, Horses, Indians, Teachers, Raccoons
PlotOn real events, Racing, Dancing, Fight, Loneliness
PlaceSchool, USA
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Serious

At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Abe is a thoughtful and quiet boy who spends his days at the side of his beloved mother while learning to work the land from his stern father. When illness takes his mother, Abe's new guardian angel comes in the form of his new stepmother, who sees the potential in the boy and pushes for his further education.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersTeens, Family, Bodyguards, Businessmen, Orphans
PlotBasketball, Relationship, Money, Loneliness, Mental disorders
PlaceParty, Hospitals, Cemetery, USA
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

Two brothers and their wives meet up at a haute-cuisine restaurant to discuss what to do about a horrific crime that their sons committed together. As the quartet debate their options, the conversation reopens old wounds between the siblings.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:57
CharactersStudents, Friends, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Cars, Friendship, Love triangle
PlaceForest, Psychiatric hospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating

Two friends, young psychiatrists, perceive life in different ways. One wants to do the right thing. The second is to experiment. One is a diligent student. The second is the troublemaker. One loves, hating. The second hates, loving. It's a pity that they have only one passion - Katerina Sergeevna. For one, she is Mom, Dad's wife. For another - a lover.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersFamily, Friends, Terminally ill, Lovers, Parents
PlotLife, Friendship, Jealousy, Divorce, Family life
PlaceSchool, New York
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Touching, Sad ones

Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside their differences to find a common ground and celebrate life to the fullest, while they have the chance.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Canada, USA
Duration02:24
CharactersPsychologists
PlotLove, Obsession
PlaceEngland, USA, Country houses
TimeWinter
StyleAction, Depressive, Serious

A widowed child psychologist lives in an isolated existence in rural New England. When caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersTeens
PlotLove with age difference, Relationship

Beautiful, sophisticated women are all over Oscar Grubman. He is sensitive and compassionate, speaks French fluently, is passionate about Voltaire, and thinks the feature that tells the most about a woman is her hands. On the train home from Chauncey Academy for the Thanksgiving weekend, Oscar confides in his best friend that he has plans for this vacation--he will win the heart of his true love. But there is one major problem--Oscar's true love is his stepmother Eve. Oscar is certain that he could be a better mate to Eve than his work-obsessed father. He fails to win Eve's heart and is consequently dejected. Oscar's path to his true love is further crossed by Diane, Eve's best friend who, one night while wearing Eve's borrowed perfumed scarf, offers him temporary comfort in an unconventional tryst. For Diane, Oscar fills a void in her life. For Oscar, Diane is somewhat of a distraction, as his continued pursuit of Eve leads to an unexpected resolution.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersTeens, Family, Journalists, Fathers, Parents
PlotOn real events, Relationship, Wedding, Drug addict, Surfing
PlaceAircraft, Beach
StyleTo cry, By books, Fascinating, Heavy

After he and his first wife separate, journalist David Sheff struggles to help their teenage son, who goes from experimenting with drugs to becoming devastatingly addicted to methamphetamine.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Portugal
CharactersStrong women
PlotPassion
StyleSmart, Serious

A director struggles with a difficult sex scene between a young actor and actress who can't stand one another. Aided by her loyal assistant, she is hell-bent on getting the scene right without compromise.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama
CountryThailand
Duration02:17
CharactersChildrens

Based on a famous Thai erotic novel, the film tells the story of Jan, a boy who grows up in a house lorded over by his sadistic and debauched father, Luang Wisnan. Set in the 1930′s the story recounts the growing pains of Jan, whose mother dies while giving birth to him and who’s intensely hated by his father. Jan grows up with Aunt Wad, his stepmother, and he struggles to reconcile his guilt and longing with different women in his life, including a girl called Hyacinth, whom he adores, and later Madame Boonleung, his father’s lover who becomes a key to Jan’s sexual awakening.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountryItaly, United Kingdom
Duration01:57
CharactersFriends, Artists
PlotFriendship
PlaceItaly, Hotels
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Touching

Semi-autobiographical film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, telling the story of young Italian boy Luca's upbringing by a circle of English and American women, before and during World War II.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Gay, Friends
PlotLove triangle, Jealousy
StyleSoulful, Touching

When a pompous actor tells good girl Alexa that she hasn't lived, she embarks on a bold journey that takes her to mysterious bad boy Johnny.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersHired assassins, Terminally ill, Partners
PlotRivalry
StyleHeavy, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

Mikey and Rose are professional assassins. They are also lovers, and once upon a time Rose also knew Mikey's father. During an elaborate hit job for a malicious gangster, Rose fails to kill the main target, the gangster's pregnant girlfriend. Instead, she delivers her baby and convinces Mikey to help her protect them both. As Rose weakens from cancer, Mikey becomes breadwinner for this unusual family. But tranquility will not last.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, sport
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersTeens, Trainers, Judge, Cats
PlotLove, Dancing, Travel, Death, Cancer
PlaceParty, Cemetery
StylePsychological problems, Tense, Makes me think, Touching

A controlling father’s attempts to ensure that his two children succeed in high school backfire after his son experiences a career-ending sports injury. Their familial bonds are eventually placed under severe strain by an unexpected tragedy.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Single mothers, Sheriffs
PlotMythology, Divorce, Holidays
PlaceSmall cities
TimeNew Year
StyleTouching

MARTHA EVANS has been abandoned by her ne'er-do-well husband, who took all their cash and left her homeless and virtually destitute with her two daughters and stepson. Martha leaves town in hopes of finding a job and a place to stay, she finally finds a job at a sleepy rural diner, formerly famous for its home-made root beer. But with her car broken down and the bills piling up, it looks like it's going to be a bleak Christmas for the Evans family. However, there are warm hearts working behind the scenes that ultimately make this the happiest holiday of Martha's life -- a real answer to her prayers

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:17
CharactersJews
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Robbery, Love triangle
PlaceForest, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic

Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in the ghettos of Poland.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30
CharactersCooks, Teens, Maids
PlotOn real events, Rivalry
PlaceEngland
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

An adaptation of celebrity chef Nigel Slater's bestselling memoir, 'Toast' is the ultimate nostalgic trip through everything edible in 1960's Britain. Nigel's mother was always a poor cook, but her chronic asthma and addiction to all things canned does not help.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, musical
CountryIndia
Duration02:57
PlaceIndia
StyleTo cry

Ramkishen and his wife Mamta have three sons. Prem and Vinod have sweethearts in Preeti and Vivek marries Sangeeta. Since Vivek is Mamta's step-son, she plots to alienate him, but will she succeed?

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, family
CountryCroatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro

Dora is a neglected girl, who dreams about becoming a football manager. Suddenly, her outlaw father enters her life and they build a close relationship. Ives, a soap opera director, nurses her father who suffers from Alzheimer’s. As she loses him, she gradually loses the ground beneath her feet. Nataša, successful producer, is pregnant. When things go awry for her, she decides to confront her estranged father. Three daughters battle for acceptance, redemption and new opportunities.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryIndia
Duration02:07
CharactersCourtesans
PlotLove triangle, True love, Fate
PlaceIndia, London
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fascinating, Touching

Devdas is sent away by his father so he can improve himself but upon his return his father still doesn’t welcome him back. Devdas and Paro are in love but Paro is a lower caste and is set to be married to an older widower. Devdas is devastated & leaves home. He becomes an alcoholic womanizer and falls in love with a courtesan. Paro tries to get Devdas away from drinking before he self destructs.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
PlotLove triangle, Family life
PlaceUSA
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, To cry, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Ephraim Cabot is an old man of amazing vitality who loves his New England farm with a greedy passion. Hating him, and sharing his greed, are the sons of two wives Cabot has overworked into early graves. Most bitter is Eben, whose mother had owned most of the farm, and who feels who should be sole heir. When the old man brings home a new wife, Anna, she becomes a fierce contender to inherit the farm. Two of the sons leave when Eben gives them the fare in return for their shares of the farm. Meanwhile, Anna tries to cause some sparks by rubbing up against Eben.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:52
CharactersTeens
PlotAbduction, Drug addict
PlaceUSA

Johnny Truelove likes to see himself as tough. He's the son of an underworld figure and a drug dealer. Johnny also likes to get tough when things don't go his way. When Jake Mazursky fails to pay up for Johnny, things get worse for the Mazursky family, as Johnny and his 'gang' kidnap Jake's 15 year old brother and holds him hostage. Problem now is what to do with 'stolen boy?'

Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:52
CharactersMilitary, Friends, Veterans
PlotWar, Rehabilitation
PlaceUSA, Small cities
TimeWorld War II
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, To cry, Soulful, By books

It's the hope that sustains the spirit of every GI: the dream of the day when he will finally return home. For three WWII veterans, the day has arrived. But for each man, the dream is about to become a nightmare. Captain Fred Derry is returning to a loveless marriage; Sergeant Al Stephenson is a stranger to a family that's grown up without him; and young sailor Homer Parrish is tormented by the loss of his hands. Can these three men find the courage to rebuild their world? Or are the best years of their lives a thing of the past?

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada
Duration02:01
CharactersDogs
PlotLove, Soccer, Life, Family life
PlaceTrains, Small cities
StyleAction, Touching, Serious

In a suburban landscape, the lives of several families interlace with loss, despair and personal crisis. Esther Gold has lost focus on all but caring for her comatose son, Paul, and neglects her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train is devoted to his career, not his family. Helen Christianson wants to find a new spark in life, while Annette Jennings tries to rebuild hers.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryHungary, Germany, United Kingdom, Israel, France, USA
CharactersTeens, Jews, Family
PlotWar, Survival, Test
PlaceConcentration camp, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleSoulful

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 Jewish occupants sent to camps. There, György find camaraderie, suffering, cruelty, illness, and death. He hears advice on preserving one's dignity and self-esteem. He discovers hatred. If he does survive and returns to Budapest, what will he find? What is natural; what is it to be a Jew? Sepia, black and white, and color alternate to shade the mood.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersHired assassins
PlotMoney, Weapon, Debts
PlaceTexas
StyleAction, Heavy, Black humor

A cop (Matthew McConaughey) who moonlights as a hit man agrees to kill the hated mother of a desperate drug dealer (Emile Hirsch) in exchange for a tumble with the young man's virginal sister (Juno Temple).

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersGay
PlotLove, Friendship

Two high school enemies, uber-jock Harry and out-and-proud Sam, are forced to share a car ride to their Missouri hometown for a friend's engagement party on Valentine's Day. Things take a turn when Sam learns Harry has come out.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersHorses, Musicians, Womanizers, Guitarists, Singers
PlotOn real events, Music, Divorce
PlaceUSA, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleAtmospheric

Singer and songwriter Hank Williams rises to fame in the 1940s, but alcohol abuse and infidelity take a toll on his career and marriage to fellow musician Audrey Mae Williams.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, documentary
CountryUSA

Digging through the vast collection of his father's home videos, a young man reconstructs the unthinkable story of his boyhood and exposes vile abuse passed through generations.





MoviesList