Most Popular "Absent Father" Titles
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4. The Spectacular Now (2013)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Votes: 105,047 | Gross: $6.85M
5. Just Go with It (2011)
PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Romance
On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend.
Votes: 172,362 | Gross: $103.03M
6. Real Steel (2011)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot.
Votes: 254,263 | Gross: $85.46M
7. Wanted (2008)
R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy
A frustrated office worker learns that he is the son of a professional assassin, and that he shares his father's superhuman killing abilities.
Votes: 299,278 | Gross: $134.57M
8. P.S. I Love You (2007)
PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Romance
A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Votes: 167,567 | Gross: $53.68M
9. Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.
Votes: 22,391 | Gross: $29.78M
10. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Upon learning that his father has been kidnapped, Austin Powers must travel to 1975 and defeat the aptly named villain Goldmember - who is working with Dr. Evil.
Votes: 162,600 | Gross: $213.08M
11. Maid in Manhattan (2002)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A senatorial candidate falls for a hotel maid, thinking she is a socialite when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman's dress.
Votes: 68,257 | Gross: $93.82M
12. 10,000 BC (2008)
PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.
Votes: 108,822 | Gross: $94.77M
13. Bad Santa (2003)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.
Votes: 107,477 | Gross: $60.06M
15. Across the Universe (2007)
PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical
The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.
Votes: 91,720 | Gross: $24.34M
16. Chocolat (2000)
PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance
A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.
Votes: 150,019 | Gross: $71.31M
20. Crazy Heart (2009)
R | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him.
Votes: 67,582 | Gross: $39.46M
21. Mermaids (1990)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An unconventional single mother relocates with her two daughters to a small Massachusetts town in 1963, where a number of events and relationships both challenge and strengthen their familial bonds.
Votes: 22,087 | Gross: $35.42M
22. Over the Top (1987)
PG | 93 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Tough trucker Lincoln Hawk is determined to reconcile with his estranged son and win the world arm wrestling championship.
Votes: 37,355 | Gross: $16.06M
23. August Rush (2007)
PG | 114 min | Drama, Music
A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
Votes: 87,180 | Gross: $31.66M
24. I Smile Back (2015)
R | 85 min | Drama
Laney Brooks does bad things. Married with kids, she takes the drugs she wants, sleeps with the men she wants, disappears when she wants. Now, with the destruction of her family looming, ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,270 | Gross: $0.06M
26. Boy (I) (2010)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama
Set on the east coast of New Zealand in 1984, Boy, an 11-year-old kid and devout Michael Jackson fan, gets a chance to know his father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago.
Votes: 8,615 | Gross: $0.26M
27. In a Better World (2010)
R | 119 min | Drama, Romance
The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.
Votes: 32,665 | Gross: $1.01M
28. People Like Us (2012)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama
While settling his recently deceased father's estate, a salesman discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about, leading both siblings to re-examine their perceptions about family and life choices.
Votes: 34,159 | Gross: $12.41M
29. Dreamgirls (2006)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music, Musical
A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.
Votes: 55,775 | Gross: $103.34M
30. The Falling (2014)
102 min | Drama, Mystery
It's 1969 at a strict English girls' school where charismatic Abbie and intense and troubled Lydia are best friends. After a tragedy occurs at the school, a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out threatening the stability of all involved.
32. Show Boat (1951)
Passed | 108 min | Drama, Family, Musical
The daughter of a riverboat captain falls in love with a charming gambler, but their fairytale romance is threatened when his luck turns sour.
33. The Invasion (I) (2007)
PG-13 | 99 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
As a Washington psychiatrist unearths the origin of an alien epidemic, she also discovers her son might be the only way it can be stopped.
Votes: 64,955 | Gross: $15.07M
34. Broken Flowers (2005)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
As the extremely withdrawn Don Johnston is dumped by his latest woman, he receives an anonymous letter from a former lover informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him. A freelance sleuth neighbor moves Don to embark on a cross-country search for his old flames in search of answers.
Votes: 81,275 | Gross: $13.74M
35. Mysterious Skin (2004)
NC-17 | 105 min | Drama
A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Votes: 56,730 | Gross: $0.70M
36. All About My Mother (1999)
R | 101 min | Drama
Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela.
Votes: 69,119 | Gross: $8.26M
37. Somewhere (2010)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
After withdrawing to the Chateau Marmont, a passionless Hollywood actor reexamines his life when his eleven-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.
Votes: 35,780 | Gross: $1.77M
38. Gothika (2003)
R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A repressed female psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the asylum where she worked, with no memory of why she is there or what she has done.
Votes: 89,375 | Gross: $59.59M
39. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
R | 121 min | Drama, Romance
In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.
Votes: 114,203 | Gross: $4.06M
40. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
155 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Three friends decide to turn their fantasy vacation into reality after one of their number becomes engaged.
Votes: 42,671 | Gross: $3.08M
41. Night Watch (2004)
R | 114 min | Fantasy, Thriller
A fantasy-thriller set in present-day Moscow where the respective forces that control daytime and nighttime do battle.
Votes: 47,043 | Gross: $1.49M
42. The Invisible Woman (2013)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History
At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death.
Votes: 6,847 | Gross: $1.23M
46. Nowhere Boy (2009)
R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.
Votes: 28,955 | Gross: $1.45M
47. The Gunfighter (1950)
Not Rated | 85 min | Western
Notorious gunfighter Jimmy Ringo rides into town to find his true love, who doesn't want to see him. He hasn't come looking for trouble, but trouble finds him around every corner.
49. Meet the Browns (2008)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A single mom takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of her father -- a man she never met. There, her clan is introduced to the crass, fun-loving Brown family.
Votes: 5,714 | Gross: $41.94M
50. Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
R | 139 min | Drama, Romance
Florentino, rejected by the beautiful Fermina at a young age, devotes much of his adult life to carnal affairs as a desperate attempt to heal his broken heart.
Votes: 19,084 | Gross: $4.58M