Family Movies

List of the best movies about family and family relationships, selected by visitors to our site: Almost Christmas, The Joneses, The Light Between Oceans, The Family, The Book of Henry, The Glass Castle, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Because of Winn-Dixie.

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

Almost Christmas (2016)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, China
Duration01:29
CharactersFamily
PlotDeath
TimeNew Year

A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Christmas since their mom died.

The Joneses (2009)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersFamily

A seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but when it comes to the truth as to why they're living there, they don't exactly come clean with their neighbors.

The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.2)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, New Zealand
Duration02:40
CharactersFamily, Foster children
PlotLove, Adoption
PlaceAustralia, Lighthouse, Islands
StyleTouching, To cry, Atmospheric, Gloomy

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.

The Family (2013)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:51
CharactersMafia, Family, Writers, Neighbors, Friends, Gangsters, Teens
PlotLove
PlaceSmall cities, School, France, Village
StyleExciting, For men

The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.

The Book of Henry (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersFamily, Single mothers, Scientists, Geniuses, Surgeons
PlotInvestigation, Death, Dancing, Fear
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleTouching, Fascinating

Naomi Watts stars as Susan, a single mother of two, working as a waitress in a small town. Her son, Henry, is an 11-year-old genius who not only manages the family finances but acts as emotional support for his mother and younger brother. When Henry discovers that the girl next door has a terrible secret, he implores Susan to take matters into her own hands in this imaginative and emotional drama.

The Glass Castle (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
CharactersFamily, Dogs, Demons, Journalists, Photographers, Artists, Writers
PlotDancing, Snow, Money, Gambling
PlaceSchool, Party, Mountains, Deserts
TimeNew Year

A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire state, and her selfish, nonconformist mother who has no intention of raising a family, along with her younger brother and sister, and her other older sister. Together, they fend for each other as they mature in an unorthodox journey that is their family life.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 7)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, USA
Duration01:23
CharactersDoctors, Family, Dogs, Teachers
PlotBlackmail, Obsession, Supernatural, Motorcycles, Fear, Cars
PlaceSchool
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

A teenager's attempts to bring a brilliant surgeon into his dysfunctional family take an unexpected turn.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
CharactersFamily, Friends, Teens, Crocodiles
PlaceSchool
StyleTouching, Cute

Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genredrama
CountryIndia
Duration03:13
CharactersFamily
PlotLove

Dev and Maya are both married to different people. Settled into a life of domestic ritual, and convinced that they are happy in their respective relationships, they still yearn for something deeper and more meaningful, which is precisely what they find in each other.

Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersAnimals, Family, Dogs, Friends, Monkeys
PlotDepression, Religious, Loneliness
PlaceParty, Small cities
TimeSummer
StyleTouching, To cry

A girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father. There, she adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie. The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small Florida town and heals her own troubled relationship with her father.

Delivery Man (2013)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, India
Duration01:46
CharactersFamily, Friends
PlotGrowing up
StyleTouching, Light, To cry

An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.

The Shaggy Dog (2006)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 4.4)
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Dogs

The tale of a workaholic dad-turned-dog who finds that being man's best friend shows him the most important job - being a great dad.

Train to Busan (2016)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:43
CharactersZombie, Family, Soldier, Military, Sisters
PlotViruses, Survival, Apocalypse, Death, Cars
PlaceTrains, Korea
StyleAction, Touching, Depressive, Tense

Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival…

My Happy Family (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountryGeorgia, Germany, France
Duration02:04
CharactersFamily

Tbilisi, Georgia, 2016: In a patriarchal society, an ordinary Georgian family lives with three generations under one roof. All are shocked when 52-year-old Manana decides to move out from her parents’ home and live alone. Without her family and her husband, a journey into the unknown begins.

Christopher Robin (2018)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersRevived toys, Family, Bears, Tigers, Dogs, Students, Teachers, Owls
PlotHappiness
PlaceTrains, Party
StyleCute, Touching, Disney, Makes me think, By books, Deep Meaning, Soulful

Christopher Robin, the boy who had countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood, has grown up and lost his way. Now it’s up to his spirited and loveable stuffed animals, Winnie The Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and the rest of the gang, to rekindle their friendship and remind him of endless days of childlike wonder and make-believe, when doing nothing was the very best something.

Father Figures (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersFamily

Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him.

Daddy's Home 2 (2017)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersFamily
TimeNew Year

Brad and Dusty must deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.

Edge of Winter (2016)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:34
CharactersParents, Family, Hunters, Rabbits
PlotSnow, Survival, Weapon, Cold
TimeWinter

When two brothers are stranded by a brutal winter storm with an unpredictable father they barely know, the boys begin to suspect their supposed protector may be their biggest threat.

Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:33
CharactersFamily, Brothers, Nephews
PlotDeath, Depression, Funeral, Snow, Hockey, Loneliness, Adoption
PlaceSea
StyleTouching

After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.

Captain Fantastic (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersHermits, Family, Scientists, Parents
PlotLoneliness, Travel, Funeral, Dancing, Political, Mental disorders, Cars
PlaceForest, Nature
StylePhilosophical, Touching

A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.




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