Parenting Movies

List of the best parenting movies selected by visitors to our site: My Sister's Kids in Africa, RoboCop, House of Fury, Getting Even with Dad, Roommates, Sex After Kids, Tender Waves, Having You, Nobody's Daughter Haewon, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang.

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

My Sister's Kids in Africa (2013)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CharactersParents, Family, Lifeguards, Gangsters, Mothers, Friends
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Chase, Parenting

This time our already familiar family moves to Africa in order to save endangered wildlife.

RoboCop (2014)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, action, crime
CharactersRobots, Parents, Police, Family, Scientists, Tough guys, Superhero, Inventors
PlotLove, Fight, Relationship, Parenting, Death
StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men, Smart, Cyberpunk

In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured, OmniCorp sees their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine.

House of Fury (2005)
Mark5 (imdb: 6.1)
Genreaction, comedy
CountryHong Kong
PlotMartial Arts, Fight, Parenting

Teddy Yu is a former secret agent turned chiropractor who thought he left his past behind. He teaches martial arts to his two kids. However, his past catches up to him as a rogue agent demands to know the whereabouts of an agent known as Dragon. Now, father and children must team up to stop the rogue agent and his goons.

Getting Even with Dad (1994)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrecomedy, family, crime
CharactersNewlyweds, Family, Teens
PlotAdventure, Parenting, Basketball, Robbery

Ray, an ex-con and widower, is planning a coin heist with two accomplices to help him to buy his own bakery. However, he doesn't expect his son Timmy, who was living with Ray's sister, to show up at the house right in the middle of planning. Timmy is ignored and Ray and his buddies pull off the heist. Timmy gets his father's attention by stealing the coins and hiding them. To get them back, his father must take him to a number of different places and treat him like he enjoys his presence. They grow fond of each other but Timmy won't stay with his dad unless he gives up the coins.

Roommates (1995)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersDoctors, Family, Orphans, Old man, Friends
PlotLove, Parenting, Adoption, Funeral, Cancer, On real events
PlaceHospitals, USA, Country houses

An elderly, yet young-at-heart man, moves in with his grandson, and both their lives turn upside-down.

Sex After Kids (2013)
Markimdb: 5.4
CharactersParents, Family, Models
PlotLove, Relationship, Parenting
StyleSoulful, To cry

An edgy comedy about the sexual adventures in parenthood.

Tender Waves (2013)
Mark3 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryCzech Republic
CharactersFamily, Mothers, Fathers
PlotLove, Sports, Parenting
PlaceSchool, Forest, Lake

The congenial Vojta is bashful and his family is batty. His short-tempered father, who once failed to swim the English Channel, wants him to be a competing swimmer and his loving mother, a former child ice revue star, sees a talented pianist in her son. But Vojta has completely different priorities - most of all his red-haired classmate Ela, an enchanting synchronized swimmer who is leaving for Paris in November. If Vojta doesn't do something radical, and fast, Ela will disappear behind the Iron Curtain forever. The year is 1989.

Having You (2013)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Old man, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Relationship, Parenting, Cancer, Death

Jack has finally managed to propose to his infertile girlfriend when his life is turned upside down by the arrival of an old one-night stand that introduces him to his seven year old son.

Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.8)
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersFamily, Friends, Students, Mothers, Lovers
PlotLove, Jealousy, Relationship, Loneliness, Parenting

Haewon, a college student, wants to end her secret affair with her professor, Seongjun. Feeling depressed after bidding farewell to her mother who is set to immigrate to Canada the next day, Haewon seeks out Seongjun again after a long time. That day, they run into her classmates at a restaurant and their relationship gets revealed. Haewon gets more agitated and Seongjun makes an extreme suggestion to run away together… Haewon dreams often. Her dreams will be compared to her waking life, but none can be denied as being a part of her life.

Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
CharactersFamily, Babysitting, Witch, Elephants
PlotWar, Parenting
PlaceEngland, London, Village
TimeWorld War II
StyleFascinating, Touching

Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother, Mrs. Isabel Green, who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she’s arrived, Nanny McPhee discovers that the children are fighting a war of their own against two spoiled city cousins who have just moved in. Relying on everything from a flying motorcycle and a statue that comes to life to a tree-climbing piglet and a baby elephant, Nanny uses her magic to teach her mischievous charges five new lessons.

A Boy Called H (2013)
Markimdb: 6.6
CharactersParents, Family, Military, Mothers
PlotWar, Parenting
PlaceSchool, Japan

Told from the viewpoint of the father Morio, "A Boy Called H" follows a young boy named Hajime Senoh, nicknamed "H". His father, Morio runs a tailor shop. With the onset of World War II, their family must endure difficult times. Nevertheless, H is filled with curiosity and a sense of justice. Based on the autobiographical novel "Shonen H" by Kappa Senoh (published by Kodansha, July 9, 1999).

The Chorus (2004)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.9)
Genredrama, music
CountryFrance, Luxembourg, Germany
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Musicians, Friends, Orphans, Singers
PlotParenting, Intrigue, Music
PlaceFrance, School
StyleTouching, To cry

Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.

Simon Birch (1998)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersTeachers, Parents, Friends, Partners, Disabled people
PlotParenting, Fate, Justice
PlaceSchool, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Touching, Light, Cute, Inspirational

Simon Birch and Joe Wenteworth are boys who have a reputation for being oddballs. Joe never knew his father, and his mother, Rebecca, is keeping her lips sealed no matter how much he protests. Simon, meanwhile, is an 11-year-old dwarf whose outsize personality belies his small stature. Indeed, he often assails the local reverend with thorny theological questions and joins Joe on his quest to find his biological father.

Not One Less (1999)
Markimdb: 7.7
PlaceSchool, Village

Teacher Gao loves the students in his poor village and is devoted to educating them in the hope of their greater futures. When he is called away to tend to his dying mother for a month, the Mayor calls in an inexperienced 13 year-old replacement, Wei Minzhi; much to Teacher Gao's dismay. Teacher Gao cannot stand the thought of losing anymore students: he has already lost twelve to ever-increasing attrition, and he promises Wei an extra 10 yuan if she succeeds in ensuring that upon his return, there will be not one less. Wei's difficult mission to fulfill Teacher Gao's wish and her own concern for the welfare of the children begins.

Detachment (2011)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.7)
CharactersTeachers, Parents, Pupils, Losers
PlotParenting, Depression
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleMakes me think, Depressive, Touching, Gloomy

A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long enough to form any semblance of sentient attachment.

The Game Plan (2007)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrecomedy, family, sport
CharactersFamily, Fathers, Bachelors, Dogs, Parents
StyleTo cry, Inspirational

Bachelor football star Joe Kingman seems to have it all. He is wealthy and carefree, and his team is on the way to capturing a championship. Suddenly, he is tackled by some unexpected news: He has a young daughter, the result of a last fling with his ex-wife. Joe must learn to balance his personal and professional lives with the needs of his child.

Brad Williams: Daddy Issues (2016)
Markimdb: 7.7
CharactersFamily, Fathers
PlotRelationship, Parenting

In this hilarious new comedy special, stand-up Brad Williams tackles race and political correctness, as well as how his father raised him to deal with adversity.

Hotel Desire (2011)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 5.8)
Genremelodrama, drama, short
CharactersMothers, Maids
PlaceGermany, Hotels

The story is about a woman who lives alone. Her son went to his father in another place. The first character is a maid in a hotel to serve the people. First, she got some serious problems in her job. She couldn't take care of both, her job and her son. Her supervisor solved some her problems because he was a good man and may like her. She was not rich and proud, she listened her colleague advice about sex because she didn't have sex for about seven years. She went accidentally to a room who a blind man is living. He was naked after a shower and he talked on his phone. after that, he looked for his socks but he touched the maid body that listened his conversation and be completely quiet. then they started to do sex.

Jellyfish (2007)
Markimdb: 7
CountryIsrael, France
CharactersFriends, Orphans, Maids
PlotRelationship, Parenting, Dancing, Wedding

Meduzot (the Hebrew word for Jellyfish) tells the story of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv whose intersecting stories weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life. Batya, a catering waitress, takes in a young child apparently abandoned at a local beach. Batya is one of the servers at the wedding reception of Keren, a young bride who breaks her leg in trying to escape from a locked toilet stall, which ruins her chance at a romantic honeymoon in the Caribbean. One of the guests is Joy, a Philippine chore woman attending the event with her employer, and who doesn't speak any Hebrew (she communicates mainly in English), and who is guilt-ridden after having left her young son behind in the Philippines.

The Florida Project (2017)
Markimdb: 7.6
CharactersMothers, Single mothers, Old man, Poor
PlotAdventure, Loneliness, Parenting
StyleTouching, Soulful, Makes me think, Fascinating

The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.