Great movies about Dysfunctional Familiesby monica-cruzrosas | created - 23 Sep 2012 | updated - 01 Apr 2013 | Public
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3. Rachel Getting Married (2008)
R | 113 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman who has been in and out of rehab for the past ten years, returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.
Votes: 43,157 | Gross: $12.80M
4. Io sono l'amore (2009)
R | 120 min | Drama, Romance
Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle.
Votes: 15,761 | Gross: $5.01M
6. Union Square (2011)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama
Jenny, who has rejected her tumultuous family for a more ordered life, gets a surprise visit from her sister Lucy at a critical time - right at the moment where she's feels ready to commit to her longtime fiancé.
Votes: 464 | Gross: $0.04M
7. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
Unrated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members.
Votes: 15,126 | Gross: $7.29M
8. The House of Yes (1997)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
A mentally unbalanced young woman - who is convinced she is Jackie Kennedy - flies into a murderous rage when her brother returns home to reveal he is engaged.
Votes: 6,978 | Gross: $0.62M
11. Life During Wartime (2009)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama
Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in an almost war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos.
Votes: 5,982 | Gross: $0.28M
12. Volver (I) (2006)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life.
Votes: 82,695 | Gross: $12.90M
14. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.
Votes: 384,359 | Gross: $59.89M
16. Running with Scissors (2006)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama
Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family.
Votes: 20,695 | Gross: $6.75M
17. The Castle of Purity (1973)
110 min | Drama
The story of a disciplined and sexually driven man who keeps his family isolated in his home for years to protect them from the "evil nature" of human beings while inventing (with his wife)... See full summary »
20. The Virgin Suicides (1999)
R | 97 min | Drama, Romance
A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid-1970s.
Votes: 126,256 | Gross: $4.86M
21. Nue propriété (2006)
Unrated | 95 min | Drama
A divorced mother of two boys reaching adulthood decides to sell their house, find love and get on with her life away from her husband and sons; a decision that will lead to an escalating fraternal dispute.
Votes: 1,494 | Gross: $0.06M