Most Popular "Deadbeat Dad" Titles
- Movies or TV
- IMDb Rating
- Instant Watch Options
- In Theaters
- On TV
- Release Year
2. Arrested Development (2003– )
TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy
Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.
3. 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: 71,518 | Gross: $93.82M
5. That's My Boy (2012)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama
While in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent up until Todd's 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd's world comes crashing down when Donny resurfaces just before Todd's wedding.
Votes: 74,427 | Gross: $36.93M
8. Sordid Lives (2000)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Romance
As three generations of a family in a small Texas town gather for a funeral, we learn the hilarious, sad, trashy truth of the "Sordid Lives."
Votes: 2,429 | Gross: $1.08M
10. The Steve Wilkos Show (2007– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Talk-Show
The Steve Wilkos Show is a syndicated American tabloid talk show hosted by Steve Wilkos. The show debuted on September 10, 2007, two months after Wilkos' departure as director of security ... See full summary »
13. Set Me Free (1999)
95 min | Drama, Romance
Canadian/Swiss/French production that tells the tale of Hannah, a tomboyish 13 year-old hitting puberty in 1963. An unhappy and uncomfortable family life leads Hannah to seek escapism in the world of cinema. Specifically, she repeatedly watches and appears enthralled by Anna Karina, the character from Jean-Luc Godard's "Vivre sa vie" (1962) about a Parisian woman's descent into prostitution. Her ... See full summary »
Votes: 792 | Gross: $0.07M
15. Some Dogs Bite (2010 TV Movie)
85 min | Drama
A 14-year-old leads his two half-brothers (one older, one an infant) on a journey to find and live as a family with his father after their mother dies.
17. Jackpot (2001)
R | 97 min | Drama, Comedy
Sunny Holiday, an aspiring singing star, abandons his wife and young baby to set off on a nine-month tour of bleak western towns. He takes off with his road manager in a pink Chrysler in ... See full summary »
Votes: 510 | Gross: $0.00M
18. Tôkyô tawâ: Okan to boku to, tokidoki, oton (2007)
142 min | Drama
Leaving her alcoholic husband, Eiko takes their son Masaya away from Tokyo and back to her hometown in a Kyushu rural mining community. She toils to support him though many years of ... See full summary »
19. Last Exit (2006 TV Movie)
89 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Shattered windshields. Twisted wreckage. Last Exit is an action-suspense drama that tells the parallel stories of two ordinary women - one, a single mother barely supporting her handicapped... See full summary »
20. Kevin Spencer (1999–2005)
30 min | Animation, Comedy
Kevin Spencer is a sociopath addicted to cough syrup/booze and cigarettes. He is guided primarily by emotion and will go to any lengths to satisfy his needs with no worries about future ... See full summary »
21. The Pleasure Pit (1969)
R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A rebellious socially-conscious man travels to Nepal to find his dead-beat dad. There, he meets Jane, a beautiful hippie girl hooked on drugs. He's forced to steal artifacts for his father's slimy employer to earn money to help Jane.
22. Alice, I Think (2006– )
Alice, I Think is a story about the misadventures of Alice's unconventional family and their odd collection of friends living in the northern town of Smithers, BC. The show follows the ... See full summary »
23. Unmarried Mothers (1953)
88 min | Drama
At a summer-evening dance a young girl meets a man who tells her he is a doctor. They go off together, and after that she never sees him again. She learns that she is pregnant and inquires ... See full summary »
26. Trip (I) (2014)
15 min | Short, Drama
Trip tells the story of 19 year old Casey, a teenage mother that is forced to make some serious decisions about her future. Casey wants the best for her three-year-old son and his future ... See full summary »
Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case (2012– )
An Orphans Ordeal
44 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
In Boston, 18-year-old Amy Roman is found slaughtered in her South End apartment. Police believe the victim knew her assailant. But when the case goes cold, her determined family undertakes an investigation of their own.
Family Guy (1999– )
Brian's a Bad Father
TV-14 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy
Brian uses his son to get a writing job for a TV show, and Quagmire stops being friends with Peter after Peter shoots him.
TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Carmen runs away from home and moves in with Sam. Jane finds out she's pregnant. Brooke bonds with her new teacher, but she gets her in trouble. Ms. Glass wants to deceive her rich Aussie uncle, so she hires Nicole to play her daughter.
The Hitchhiker (1983–1991)
Hit and Run
24 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A deadbeat, who's abandoned his family and is on his way to meet the girl he likes, ends up in a hit and run situation. However, the man he ran over begins to haunt his conscious.
The Simpsons (1989– )
Holidays of Future Passed
TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and the Simpsons flash forward thirty years and find themselves in a tech-savvy, futuristic Springfield. Bart and Lisa have children of their own ... See full summary »
American Dad! (2005– )
TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy
Steve becomes friends with Stan's father and tries to talk Stan into helping him at his upcoming trial, while Hayley gets an internship at Roger's bar.
Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Let Loose the Dogs
48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
One of the conspirators running a fixed dog fighting competition is murdered and the drunkard who is the prime suspect happens to be Murdoch's estranged father.
King of the Hill (1997–2010)
Life: A Loser's Manual
TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
Peggy's jailbird brother (Luanne's father) comes to town, and commits another crime; and Lucky feels sorry for him, so he takes the blame.
King (2011– )
It's been more than a year since detective Jessica King was demoted to answering phones in emergency response, due to a "personality difference" between her and her former boss. Now a new ... See full summary »
The Beachcombers (1972–1990)
Twice the Pleasure
While on patrol in his car, John hears the cries of babies. He is surprised to find that the sound is coming from the back seat, where he finds two newborn baby girls. According to the note... See full summary »