Most Popular "Family History" Titles
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1. Into the Wild (2007)
R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
Votes: 476,420 | Gross: $18.35M
5. Two Moon Junction (1988)
R | 104 min | Drama, Romance
A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival.
Votes: 4,329 | Gross: $1.55M
6. Lone Star (1996)
R | 135 min | Drama, Mystery
When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.
Votes: 24,632 | Gross: $13.27M
8. The House of the Spirits (1993)
R | 140 min | Drama, Romance
A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America in this adaptation of Isabel Allende's best-seller.
Votes: 18,147 | Gross: $6.27M
9. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012– )
Harvard educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts this enlightening PBS series that examines "the DNA of American culture" through an extensive discovery of the ancestors of today's celebrities.... See full summary »
12. Elle s'appelait Sarah (2010)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, War
In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in 1942.
Votes: 14,041 | Gross: $7.69M
13. Avalon (1990)
PG | 128 min | Drama
A Polish-Jewish family comes to the USA at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land.
Votes: 5,076 | Gross: $15.74M
14. Italianamerican (1974)
49 min | Documentary
Martin Scorsese interviews his mother and father about their life in New York City and the family history back in Sicily. These are two people who have lived together for a long time and ... See full summary »
15. The Names of Love (2010)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young, extroverted left-wing activist who sleeps with her political opponents to convert them to her cause is successful until she meets her match.
Votes: 6,724 | Gross: $0.51M
16. From Time to Time (2009)
PG | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A haunting ghost story spanning two worlds, two centuries apart. When 13 year old Tolly finds he can mysteriously travel between the two, he begins an adventure that unlocks family secrets laid buried for generations.
17. Ghostbusters: Station 6 (2017– )
Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Oscar Barrett struggles to evade the shadow of Peter Venkman in the mundane Orange County Ghostbusters office, but his team discovers a deep-rooted conspiracy connected to the Barrett family.
18. Walk on Water (2004)
R | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Following the suicide of his wife, an Israeli intelligence agent is assigned to befriend the grandchildren of a Nazi war criminal.
Votes: 6,091 | Gross: $2.71M
19. Day of Wrath (2006)
R | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Set in the 16th century, a sheriff working on a series of murders has to choose between his conscience and protecting his family when he's tied to the crimes.
20. Who Do You Think You Are? (2004– )
60 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Well known faces within the British media each embark on individual journeys to answer some questions in regards to their own family history. An interesting and intelligent programme for ... See full summary »
21. My Forbidden Past (1951)
Approved | 70 min | Drama, Romance
Barbara Beaurevel lives with her aunt and cousin in New Orleans in the late 1800's. In love with Mark Lucas, a research doctor at Tulane University, her plans to marry him are thwarted. ... See full summary »
22. The Forsyte Saga (1967– )
50 min | Drama, Romance
The extended Forsyte family live a more than pleasant upper middle class life in Victorian and later Edwardian England. The two central characters are Soames Forsyte and his cousin Jolyon ... See full summary »
23. Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)
Passed | 68 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
During WWII several murders occur at a convalescent home where Dr. Watson has volunteered his services. He summons Holmes for help and the master detective proceeds to solve the crime from ... See full summary »
25. The Family (1987)
PG | 127 min | Drama, Romance
Traces events in the life of Carlo, from his christening in 1906, where his grandfather reminds his father that Carlo means "free man," to his 80th birthday party. The film principally ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,639 | Gross: $0.35M
26. The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam (2005)
PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Kamran is a 12 year old boy in the present day who discovers that his ancestor is the 11th Century Mathematician, Astronomer, Poet of Persia, Omar Khayyam. The story has been passed down in... See full summary »
Votes: 594 | Gross: $0.22M
27. Yesterday's Children (2000 TV Movie)
93 min | Drama
Jenny Cole lives with her husband and son in middle America. She is pregnant and starts to have very vivid dreams about a small city that has a big church. She then starts talking to her ... See full summary »
28. Syberia (2002 Video Game)
T | Adventure, Drama
N.Y. Lawyer Kate Walker embarks on a journey of self-discovery after she is sent to France to negotiate a deal that winds up sending her on the trail of a brain-damaged genius.
29. The Cursed (I) (2010)
88 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller
A supernatural thriller set in a cozy Tennessee town where Sheriff Jimmy Muldoon and younger brother, Deputy Lloyd Muldoon, have a firm grasp of law and order until a stranger, Denny White,... See full summary »
30. The Flat (2011)
Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary
As a documentarian cleans out the flat that belonged to his grandparents - both immigrants from Nazi Germany - he uncovers clues pointing to a complicated and shocking story.
Votes: 1,386 | Gross: $0.47M
31. The Undying Monster (1942)
Not Rated | 63 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Surviving members of an aristocratic English family are threatened by a legendary monster when they venture out on chilly, foggy nights.
32. Disengagement (2007)
115 min | Drama
A political drama centered around Israel's pullout from the occupied Gaza strip, in which a French woman of Israeli origin comes to the Gaza Strip to find her long ago abandoned daughter.
36. Täällä Pohjantähden alla (1968)
186 min | Drama, History, War
Täällä Pohjantähden alla is based on the book with the same title. It is a story of the little village. The movie starts in the 1890's and it ends to the Finnish civil war in 1918. Story ... See full summary »
37. They All Kissed the Bride (1942)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Romance
Margaret Drew runs her trucking company single-mindedly, if not ruthlessly. The only thorn in her side is writer Michael Holmes who is writing a book on some of her tough ways. With no time... See full summary »
38. Praybeyt Benjamin (2011)
105 min | Comedy
A gay that wants to prove himself on being brave by joining the Military. Then he met his friends and they're all not passed the training. But they became a hero from saving their leaders
39. Täällä Pohjantähden alla II (2010)
138 min | Drama, War
Continues to follow the life of a Finnish family from aftermath of the Finnish Civil War to the Second World War which unites the country. But at what cost?
40. Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (2010)
Documentary, Biography, History
Our American Stories exploring the dynamic and shifting relationship America had with her new immigrants in the 20th century. Becoming American - exploring the many journeys to becoming ... See full summary »
41. Without Gorky (2011)
A personal journey into a family myth. The life of my grandmother, my mother and my aunt continues to be influenced by my grandfather: the Abstract Expressionist painter Arshile Gorky whose suicide in 1948 dictates fraught family dynamics.
42. Der Mann mit dem Fagott (2011 TV Movie)
212 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Udo Jürgens, one of the most popular musicians (singer and pianist) of German speaking Europe, beginning with the story of his grandfather being inspired to emigrate to Russia ... See full summary »
43. Little Senegal (2001)
97 min | Drama
After many years of having worked as a tour guide at the Senegalese slave museum, Alloune decides to go to America in search of his ancestors. They were taken away from his village 200 years ago and sold as slaves in the New World.
44. Bright Leaves (2003)
Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
North Carolina produces more tobacco than any other state in America. Bright Leaves describes a journey taken across the social, economic, and psychological tobacco terrain of North ... See full summary »
Votes: 540 | Gross: $0.08M
48. Lida (2017)
88 min | Documentary
Anna Eborn's portrait of an octogenarian Swedish woman in Ukraine LIDA is a modern, poetic, cinematic experience. It is not a conceptual movie nor meant to be consumable in a straight way. ... See full summary »
50. Shadow of a Hero (2015)
90 min | Biography, Drama, History
A grandchild sets out to discover how the death of his grandfather in the Spanish Civil War could split up the entire family for three generations.