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Liuba Vasnetsova lives in a provincial boarding school, dreams of finishing it sooner rather than later and go to St Petersburg to become a stewardess. The future seems bright: after boarding school she receives the keys to a new apartment, with a new life ahead. But on the day of her graduation she learns that she is not an orphan: her father is alive and not dead, as she was told earlier. The girl is shaken and decides to find him.
|Mark||8.2 (imdb: 7.6)|
|Characters||Geniuses, Childrens, Parents, Family|
|Style||Deep Meaning, Light, Cute, Inspirational, Touching|
Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.
|Mark||8.6 (imdb: 6.2)|
|Characters||Teens, Parents, Lesbians|
When three parents discover their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal.
|Mark||8.6 (imdb: 6.1)|
|Genre||comedy, melodrama, drama|
|Characters||Parents, Family, Lesbians|
Claude and Marie Verneuil face a new crisis. The four spouses of their daughters, David, Rachid, Chao and Charles decided to leave France for various reasons. Here they are imagining their lives elsewhere.
|Mark||3.6 (imdb: 2.7)|
|Characters||Rich, Parents, Family|
|Plot||Money, Bank robbery, Robbery|
An influential banker is doing everything possible not to share the property with his illegitimate sons. But when he is deprived of all the money, it turns out that only they can help Matthew ... To regain his fortune, the billionaire will be forced to rob his own bank in Monte Carlo. And for this, he will have to perform an even more difficult task: regain the trust of children who grew up without a father ...
|Mark||8.6 (imdb: 6.4)|
|Genre||drama, crime, biography|
|Characters||Scammers, Criminals, Parents, Family, FBI|
|Plot||On real events, Money|
The story of a teenager, Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
|Mark||8.6 (imdb: 6.2)|
|Genre||horror, drama, detective|
|Characters||Teens, Parents, Family, Friends, Fathers|
|Time||Future, Post apocalypse|
Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.
|Mark||4.6 (imdb: 6.2)|
|Characters||Teens, Parents, Family, Friends, Fathers, Psychiatrists|
|Plot||Love, Relationship, Betrayal|
|Place||New York, USA|
|Style||Makes me think, Tense|
The story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny, an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty, Ginny’s rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey, a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina, Humpty’s long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father’s apartment.
|Characters||Parents, Family, Hunters|
|Plot||Snow, Survival, Weapon|
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.
|Mark||6.6 (imdb: 6.4)|
|Characters||Parents, Family, Thieves|
Eight year old Anthony is somewhat uneasy about spending the weekend with his alcoholic, down-on-his-luck carpenter dad Walt while his mom Bonnie and her new husband Kyle go to a Catholic retreat together. Walt is just as uneasy about spending time with Anthony, especially since their first day together is a series of characteristically unfortunate events, including his truck breaking down, his landlord locking him out of the house, and the theft of his toolbox, which he needs for an upcoming job. As Walt and Anthony set about finding the guy who stole the tools and improvise around their other misfortunes, they begin to discover a true connection with each other, causing Walt to become a better father and Anthony to reveal the promise and potential of the good man he will become.
|Characters||Teens, Parents, Sisters, Babysitting, Friends, Mothers, Nephews, Family|
|Plot||Love, Relationship, Parenting|
|Place||School, USA, Mansions|
Mackenzie "Mickey" Murphy is a hard-living, foul-mouthed, cigarette-smoking woman who moves to affluent Greenwich, CT to raise the spoiled kids of her wealthy sister who fled the country to avoid a federal indictment. She quickly learns what the rest of us already know - other people's children are awful.
Andrey, a detective and the world's most horrible father, brings together a terrible group of people in his apartment: his resentful actress daughter, an angry thug, and a cheated cop. Each one of them has a reason to want revenge..
|Mark||8 (imdb: 6.7)|
|Characters||Parents, Family, Difficult teens|
19-year-old Ben Burns unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother's undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe.
|Characters||Parents, Family, Friends|
Eszter, her husband Farkas, and their five-year-old son Bruno are paid an unexpected visit in the middle of the night. Eszter’s sister Ernella, her husband Albert and daughter Laura have returned from a year spent in Scotland where, contrary to expectations, they weren’t able to settle down. It soon becomes clear that the two families had never really been in tune with one another.
|Characters||Teens, Parents, Family, Mothers|
|Plot||Time travel, Adventure, Love, Relationship, Dancing, Motorcycles, Holidays|
Emile is fifteen. He lives in Montargis, between a sweet-crazy father and a mother who has always dyed his hair blond, because, it seems, he is more beautiful like that. When the girl who pleases him more than anything invites him to Venice for the holidays, he is overjoyed. Only problem, his parents decide to accompany him - This is the story of a teenager born into an unclassifiable family, the story of a first love, miraculous and fragile. This is the story of an initiatory and incredible journey where life often takes unawares, but where Venice, it will be at the rendezvous.
|Mark||5 (imdb: 6.4)|
|Characters||Parents, Family, Artists|
Mark Ginzburg is a talented artist who is always depressed. He's 52, but personal and professional success has escaped him. Many years ago, Mark moved from his native Riga to Tel Aviv to get away from his oppressive father, Viktor, who still supports him financially. Victor Ginzburg is a famous conductor. His work is his life. He never cared about Mark's feelings and tried to mold his son in his own image. Their highs and lows turned long ago into a love-hate relationship. More hate than love. Father calls his son by his childhood nickname Birdie, which infuriates the son. Son calls his father Your Majesty, which infuriates the father. After Viktor is diagnosed with a fatal illness, the father and son set off on a difficult journey that leads from hate to love.
|Mark||6 (imdb: 5.5)|
|Characters||Teens, Family, Whale|
|Place||Party, Beach, Australia|
1975: A 200-ton blue whale gets washed up on a local beach and the kids think it’s the biggest thing that’s ever happened in Australia. Behind closed doors, the Mums and Dads of a quiet suburban street are going to celebrate in their own special way, by joining the sexual revolution and throwing a wife-swapping key party. And like the rotting whale, it’s all about to go spectacularly wrong.
|Mark||9.4 (imdb: 4.8)|
|Genre||drama, crime, biography|
|Characters||Mafia, Criminals, Parents, Family, Tough guys, Gangsters|
John Gotti rises to the top of the New York underworld to become the boss of the Gambino crime family. His life takes a tumultuous turn as he faces tragedy, multiple trials and a prison sentence.
|Mark||10 (imdb: 7.3)|
|Plot||Drug addict, Relationship, Divorce|
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.
|Mark||8.6 (imdb: 6.1)|
|Style||Netflix, Soulful, Light, Cute, Touching|
When a workaholic young executive, is left at the altar, she ends up on her Caribbean honeymoon cruise with the last person she ever expected: her estranged and equally workaholic father. The two depart as strangers, but over the course of a few hilarious adventures, a couple of umbrella-clad cocktails and a whole lot of soul-searching, they return with a renewed appreciation for family and life.
|Mark||6 (imdb: 7.4)|
|Genre||drama, music, biography|
|Characters||Musicians, Singers, Parents, Family|
|Style||Inspirational, Soulful, Philosophical, Deep Meaning, Touching, Makes me think|
Growing up in Texas, Bart Millard suffers physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father. His childhood and relationship with his dad inspires him to write the hit song "I Can Only Imagine" as singer of the Christian band MercyMe.
|Mark||9 (imdb: 6.7)|
|Genre||thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure|
|Country||USA, Belgium, United Kingdom|
|Characters||Wizards, Childrens, Family, Teens, Orphans|
|Plot||Magic, Time travel, Adventure, Travel|
A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.
|Mark||9 (imdb: 6.1)|
|Genre||comedy, melodrama, drama|
|Characters||Teens, Family, Reporters|
Daniela, raised in the bosom of a strict Evangelical family and recently unmasked as a fornicator by her shocked parents, struggles to find her own path to spiritual harmony.
|Mark||7.4 (imdb: 6.2)|
|Genre||horror, fantasy, melodrama, drama|
|Characters||Vampire, Teens, Parents, Police, Girlfriends|
One night, 18 year old Lena is bitten by Louise, leader of a female vampire trio that are as deadly as they are beautiful. Her newfound vampiric lifestyle is a blessing and a curse at the same time. At first, she enjoys the limitless freedom, the luxury, the parties. But soon the murderous blood lust of her comrades in arms proves too much for her, and she falls dangerously in love with Tom, a young undercover cop. When she resolves to turn her back on the bloodsucking band of sisters, Louise fury knows no bounds. Lena will have to choose between immortal love and immortal life.
|Mark||6.4 (imdb: 7.1)|
|Country||Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany|
|Characters||Parents, Family, Sisters, Mothers, Friends|
|Plot||Apocalypse, Wedding, Disasters, Depression|
Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.
|Mark||6.4 (imdb: 7.2)|
|Country||Germany, France, Spain, Poland|
After 11-year-old Zachary Cowan strikes his classmate across the face with a stick after an argument, the victim's parents invite Zachary's parents to their Brooklyn apartment to deal with the incident in a civilized manner.
|Genre||comedy, family, music|
|Characters||Teens, Parents, Family, Friends|
Luna leads a happy life in Mexico where she enjoys skating. Her life change overnight when a wealthy woman offers Luna's parents a job in Argentina and also to pay an elite school for Luna. Luna and her family moves to Argentina. She should start a new life, makes new friends, but soon she discovers the Jam & Roller, a rollerskating club, where she can not only prove her talent on wheels, but also on the stage singing. And that's not all, Luna is adopted and her parents have never kept her adoption a secret. However, Luna is suddenly overtaken by her past after moving to Argentina.
|Characters||Teens, Parents, Mothers, Friends|
|Plot||Love, Religious, Relationship|
The Seminarian is a story about Ryan, a closeted gay student in his final semester of seminary studies. Despite his school's hostile stance towards homosexuality, Ryan has two gay classmates - Gerald and Anthony - in whom he secretly confides. He is also close to his religiously devout mother who, as things stand, is unaware of his sexual orientation. Ryan needs to complete a solid theological thesis in order to continue doctoral work at the university of his dreams. As he works on his thesis 'The Divine Gift of Love,' Ryan begins a relationship with Bradley - a guy he has met on the Internet who seems perpetually unable to commit himself. Ryan confides in Gerald and Anthony, only to learn about their romantic struggles as well. Consequently, Ryan questions his views on God's gift of love.
|Characters||Parents, Family, Teens|
|Plot||Death, Money, Fear|
A middle-aged man dies in the street, leaving his widow and three children destitute. The devastated family is confronted not only with his loss but with a terrible challenge - how to survive. For they are cannibals. They have always existed on a diet of human flesh consumed in bloody ritual ceremonies... and the victims have always been provided by the father. Now that he is gone, who will hunt? Who will lead them? How will they sate their horrific hunger? The task falls to the eldest son, Alfredo, a teenage misfit who seems far from ready to accept the challenge... But without human meat the family will die.
|Mark||8.2 (imdb: 8.1)|
|Characters||Teens, Family, Neighbors, Veterans|
|Plot||Adventure, Travel, Skirmishes|
Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. He is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood.
|Mark||6 (imdb: 6.6)|
|Genre||horror, thriller, drama|
|Characters||Teens, Killers, Family, Serial killers|
5150 ELM'S WAY is located at the end of a quiet street in a small town. When Yannick fell off his bike, he knocked at the door of the Beaulieu residence so he could clean the blood off his hands. But Jack Beaulieu and his family had other plans for Ian. Beaulieu is a righteous psychopath and fanatic chess player who wants to rid the world of evil. And even though Ian has done nothing wrong, he is beaten, tortured and tormented before Beaulieu makes him an offer: win at chess and he is free to go. And so Ian is now a pawn in Beaulieu 's game. A game in which he will either lose his mind or his life.
|Mark||10 (imdb: 5.7)|
|Characters||Teens, Family, Mothers|
A high school romantic comedy about freshman Victor who has contracted a case of Anya-itis, (acute and incurable love passion for high school senior Anja.) And why shouldn't he?
|Mark||8.2 (imdb: 6.5)|
|Genre||comedy, melodrama, drama|
After a distastrous first date for caterer Holly and network sports director Messer, all they have is common is a dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in this world, Holly and Messer must set their differences aside. Juggling careers and social calendars, they'll have to find common ground while living under the same roof.
|Mark||7.6 (imdb: 6.1)|
|Characters||Family, Orphans, Military, Mothers|
The Seasoning House - where young girls are prostituted to the military. An orphaned deaf mute is enslaved to care for them. She moves between the walls and crawlspaces, planning her escape. Planning her ingenious and brutal revenge.
|Mark||10 (imdb: 5.2)|
|Genre||thriller, drama, detective|
|Country||Australia, Republic of Ireland|
|Characters||Teens, Parents, Family|
|Style||Disturbing, Action, Fascinating|
Newly arrived to a remote desert town, Catherine and Matthew are tormented by a suspicion when their two teenage children mysteriously vanish.
|Mark||7.2 (imdb: 8.2)|
|Genre||comedy, family, cartoon|
|Characters||Childrens, Pupils, Wizards, Parents, Family|
|Plot||Emotions, Adventure, Travel|
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
|Genre||comedy, drama, musical|
|Characters||Teens, Parents, Family|
A contemporary take on a seemingly perfect Catholic family, whose lives take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed. Instead of ruining their family, the honesty triggers a new, messier chapter where everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real.
|Mark||7.2 (imdb: 7)|
|Characters||Teens, Teachers, Parents, Family, Friends, Neighbors, Mothers, Fathers, Pupils|
|Plot||Love, Jealousy, Relationship|
|Place||School, Russia, Moscow|
Alex glides his mouse tenderly over online images of Vika. He has been smitten ever since he saw her with her friends and cannot get her out of his head. Now he has found Vika’s profile online and has learned a lot about her. Vika has no idea about any of this. She is beyond Alex’s reach because her school and block of flats are enemy territory for him. Alex nonetheless sneaks into a disco at her school and plucks up the courage to ask her to dance. Incensed by the intruder, the other boys give Alex a beating.
|Mark||9 (imdb: 5.3)|
|Genre||comedy, drama, musical, family|
Ever since her parents left her as a baby, little Annie has led a hard-knock life with her calculating foster mother, Miss Hannigan. However, all that changes when hard-nosed billionaire and mayoral candidate Will Stacks takes her in on the recommendation of his advisers. Stacks believes that he's Annie's guardian angel, but the plucky youngster's confidence and sunny outlook may mean that Annie will save Will instead.
|Mark||10 (imdb: 6.2)|
|Characters||Doctors, Fathers, Family, Parents|
|Plot||Jealousy, Relationship, Divorce, Rivalry, Parenting|
The story of a mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad ever to his wife's two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling, freeloading real father arrives, forcing stepdad to compete for the affection of the kids.
|Mark||7.8 (imdb: 6.2)|
|Genre||fantastic, action, crime|
|Characters||Robots, Parents, Police, Family|
|Plot||Love, Fight, Relationship, Parenting|
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.
|Mark||10 (imdb: 7.8)|
|Characters||Parents, Family, Maids, Dogs|
|Plot||Relationship, Everyday life, Martial Arts|
|Place||Mexico, Sea, Aircraft|
In 1970s Mexico City, two domestic workers help a mother of four while her husband is away for an extended period of time.