Most Popular "Custody Battle" Titles
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1. American Gangster (2007)
R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.
2. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.
3. I Am Sam (2001)
PG-13 | 132 min | Drama
A mentally handicapped man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold hearted lawyer the value of love and family.
4. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Approved | 105 min | Drama
A just-divorced man must learn to care for his son on his own, and then must fight in court to keep custody of him.
5. What Maisie Knew (2012)
R | 99 min | Drama
In New York City, a young girl is caught in the middle of her parents' bitter custody battle.
6. The Squid and the Whale (2005)
R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama
Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.
7. Dark Water (2005)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A mother and daughter, still wounded from a bitter custody dispute, hole up in a run-down apartment building. Adding further drama to their plight, they are targeted by the ghost of former resident.
8. Daddy's Little Girls (2007)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Romance
A mechanic (Elba) enlists the help of a successful-but-lonely attorney (Union) while trying to wrest custody of his three daughters from his treacherous ex-wife and her larcenous boy friend... See full summary »
9. Immortal Beloved (1994)
R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved and the movie tries to find... See full summary »
10. Wildcats (1986)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Sport
Molly is a high school track coach who knows just as much about football as anyone else on the planet. When the football coach's position becomes vacant, she applies for the job, despite ... See full summary »
11. The Good Mother (1988)
R | 103 min | Drama, Romance
A divorced mother may lose custody of her young daughter to her ex-husband after he learns that the little girl crawled into bed with the mother and her boyfriend.
13. Bless the Child (2000)
R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Omens and concepts of good vs. evil have no place in Maggie O'Connor's well-ordered, practical universe. Her life revolves around her job as a nurse at a busy New York hospital, until one ... See full summary »
14. The Next Best Thing (2000)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Abbie, tired of failed relationships, has a one-night-stand with her gay friend; they agree to raise the resulting baby together.
15. Gracie's Choice (2004 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 90 min | Drama
A teenage girl tries to raise her three half-brothers and 1 half-sister on her own after their drug-addicted mother is sent to jail.
16. Dark Water (2002)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water.
17. Lucan (2013 TV Movie)
A two-part drama about infamous aristocrat Lord Lucan, who mysteriously disappeared in 1974 after being accused of murdering his children's nanny.
18. Switched at Birth (1991 TV Movie)
PG | 176 min | Drama
This is the story of the two babies who were switched at birth. A few years later when one of the girls gets sick and tests revealed that she was not the daughter of the couple who raised ... See full summary »
19. Bright Eyes (1934)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
An orphaned girl is taken in by a snobbish family at the insistence of their rich, crotchety uncle, even as her devoted aviator godfather fights for custody.
20. The Good Father (1985)
R | 90 min | Drama
Bill is a man who's very bitter about his divorce and losing custody of his son. So, when one of his friends is being sued for divorce by his wife so that she can enter a lesbian ... See full summary »
21. When Innocence Is Lost (1997 TV Movie)
When Erica French opts to keep the baby she conceived in high school, she never dreamed that one day she would be fighting for custody against the child's father, Scott Stone. Scott Stone ... See full summary »
22. Bear Cub (2004)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama
Pedro, a gay man with an active social life and big circle of friends, takes in his nephew Bernardo for a couple weeks. When it appears as though it might become a permanent arrangement, ... See full summary »
23. My Ghost Dog (1997 TV Movie)
G | 90 min | Family, Fantasy
Dog's ghost returns to help boy win a custody battle, fight bullies and find his loving but shy step-dad a nice girlfriend.
24. Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)
148 min | Musical, Romance
A popular director recruits a new actress to work for his Movie. The popularity of the movie spills over to the already strained relationship between the Director and his in-law leading to ... See full summary »
25. Borderline (2002 TV Movie)
R | 94 min | Crime, Thriller
Psychiatrist Dr. Lila Colleti is divorcing her husband and is devastated when he wins custody of their two little girls, whom he gets largely because Lila's job, being a psychiatrist for ... See full summary »
26. In a Child's Name (1991 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 192 min | Drama, Thriller
A true story about a woman who fights her brother-in-law's parents for custody of her deceased sister's baby upon learning that her brother-in-law murdered her sister.
27. Heaven (1998)
R | 103 min | Crime, Thriller
A struggling architect, being sued for divorce by his wife and struggling with booze and gambling, finds work remodeling a friend's strip club, the Paradise. There he meets a transsexual ... See full summary »
28. Portrait of a Stripper (1979 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
The touching portrayal of a young mother (and dance student) who travels to California after the death of her husband. In order to pay the bills she takes up burlesque dancing. To her ... See full summary »
29. Fine Things (1990 TV Movie)
150 min | Drama, Romance
Standard romantic melodrama from novelist Danielle Steele finds a couple embroiled in marital conflict with a nasty child-custody battle at its center.
30. Careful, He Might Hear You (1983)
PG | 110 min | Drama
Family jealousies. His mother dead, PS lives in Sydney with working-class Aunt Lily and Uncle George. When he's six or eight, his posh Aunt Vanessa descends from England. Named a ... See full summary »
31. Let's Dance (1950)
112 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance
Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a ... See full summary »
32. You're Gonna Miss Me (2005)
91 min | Documentary, Music
Documentary about rock pioneer Roky Erickson, detailing his rise as a psychedelic hero, his lengthy institutionalization, his descent into poverty and filth, and his brother's struggle with their religious mother to improve Roky's care.
33. One Potato, Two Potato (1964)
83 min | Drama
Study of interracial marriage in the 1960's. A white divorcée falls in love with and marries an African-American man. When her ex-husband sues for custody of her child, arguing that a mixed... See full summary »
34. The Last Woman (1976)
X | 112 min | Drama
Gerard and his 9-month-old son have been left by his wife for feminist reasons. The custody of his son is being threatened by his next romance.
35. The Blue Veil (1951)
113 min | Drama
Louise Mason is a young widow who fills her empty life with the task of becoming a children's nurse. As the years pass, and the widow tries to find her own place in life, her young charges,... See full summary »
36. What Makes a Family (2001 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama
A lesbian, artificially inseminated, gives birth, then dies, and her companion must fight to regain custody of the child from the dead woman's grandparents.
37. Custody of the Heart (2000 TV Movie)
91 min | Drama, Sport
A successful businesswoman is suddenly sued for custody of her children by her stay-at-home husband.
38. Hollow Reed (1996)
R | 104 min | Drama
Following the break-up of his marriage after revealing his homosexuality, GP Martin Wyatt loses custody of his son Oliver to his now ex-wife Hannah and her new partner Frank. It is not long... See full summary »
39. In the Best Interest of the Child (1990 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
Jennifer's daughter is having nightmares and acting violently. It dawns to her that the child may be sexually abused by her father. What is she to do when the court isn't favourable in the ... See full summary »
41. Carnival (1935)
Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance
"Chick" Thompson is a puppet-master in a traveling carnival whose wife dies in childbirth and leaves him with an infant son he names "Poochy." His father-in-law and the baby's grandfather ... See full summary »
42. A Father for Brittany (1998 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama
Keith and Kim Lussier are a childless couple who are given custody of a 3-month-old foster child, Brittany. However, tragedy strikes when Kim dies of cancer in the middle of the adoption ... See full summary »
43. A Time to Die (1991)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A female photographer teams up with a policeman to try to bring down a corrupt police officer who framed her for drug possession and during her investigation, finds that not everything, or everyone, is what they appear to be.
45. Jack the Dog (2001)
85 min | Comedy, Drama
Jack is a womanizer, but settles down with Faith. When the marriage falls apart due to Jack's desire for women, he gets shared custody of his son. Living with his son, slowly things in the mind of Jack are changing.
46. Love and Hate (1989 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama
Narcissistic Saskatchewan Tory politician Colin Thatcher is engaged in a bitter divorce from his wife Jo-Ann. When a series of court rulings over the divorce go against him, Thatcher ... See full summary »
47. Thicker Than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story (1994 TV Movie)
90 min | Biography, Drama
When a couple breaks up after four years together, the man is told that the son he has raised as his own isn't his biological one. He must fight to keep him.
48. Not in Front of the Children (1982 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
Divorced for two years, Nancy Caruthers, asks her new lover, Paul Adams, a medical student, to move in. She has custody of her two daughters, but this new living arrangement prompts her ... See full summary »
49. Time to Say Goodbye? (1997)
Unrated | 91 min | Drama
A doctor suffering from Alzheimer's wishes to end his life, causing a severe rift in the family, with each side convinced they have the father's best interests at heart.
50. A Question of Love (1978 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
A man fights his ex-wife for custody of their children when he learns that she and the woman she's living with are more than just roommates.