Everyone has his or her favorite genre of movies to watch. Nevertheless, family drama movies are always accepted by most movie lovers. The feel-good factors family drama movies spread make us even think about our own lives.
Below is a list of such delightful family drama movies from different backgrounds that are worth watching.
Middle Class Melodies (2020, 2h 13m, Telugu)
Not a star-studded movie, nevertheless one of the wonderful family drama movies to watch. As the title suggests the story revolves around the lives of a few middle-class families. At a house warming ceremony, breakfast is ordered from the food outlet of Raghav’s family. Raghav is a young guy with dreams of starting a hotel in Guntur. He believes his Bombay chutney can be famous. The shop he wants to rent out belongs to his classmate, Sandhya’s father. They both liked each other before parting ways. Subtly touching on aspects like the attitude of parents, unemployment, marriage, ego, superstitions, cast system, economic conditions of middle-class families, it is a non-boring family drama.
The Guide To The Perfect Family (2021, 1h 42m, French)
Story of the fabulous family of Martin, his wife, Marie, and children Mathis and teenager Rose. Martin wants Rose to excel in studies and other activities in the school. He has a busy office life. One day he is called in from Rose’s school and he learns she is cheating to do well in exams. Rose’s biological mother and Martin are separated. Rose is deemed to be suffering from depression. All of a sudden Martin has to deal with a lot to balance his family and professional life. Occasional visits to his parent’s place shed more light on parenting. Martin has to reset his priorities to guide the family to perfection. It is one of the best family drama movies you can watch in French.
Mimi (2021, 2h 12m, Hindi)
A couple from America is looking for a young and healthy girl in India as a surrogate mother to have their child. Banuprathab is their taxi driver who promises to help the couple find a perfect young lady. At a dance show, John and Summar happen to see Mimi. The couple wishes to have a girl like her to be the surrogate mother. Banu shrewdly communicates the same to Mimi who is dreaming of becoming an actress in Bollywood. Since the cash offer from the American couple is hefty, she falls for their request and is surrogated. Before the delivery, however, the tests and reports find that the baby has Down syndrome. The heartbroken couple decides not to have the child and fly back to America. Mimi’s friend stands by her all through the changing phases, and strangely Banu too.
Jim Button and the Wild13 (2020, 1h 49m, German)
The fun-fantasy story unfolds in the imaginary Morrowland on a rainy day; even the rainy days are merry days here. Jim and Luke are thinking of an adventure. Jim lives with Luke’s family yet he feels lonely because he has no parents or no one writes letters to him. Finally, he gets to sail to see Mr. Tur Tur on a mission. Jim’s adventure begins after meeting a mermaid and helping her. Hang on tight. It’s going to be a topsy-turvy sail. Moorrooowlaaa!!
My First Client (2019, 1h 53m, Korean)
Min-jun and his elder sister, Da-bin are at home reminiscing memories of their late mother. Their dad however doesn’t love them and one day brings home his girlfriend who hates the kids. Jung-yeop is an aspiring young lawyer, a lazy one though. Da-bin reports against the new lady’s atrocities at home. The case is taken up by the Children’s Aid Society where Jung-yeop is employed. The kids become closer to him. However, when he gets a better opportunity in Seoul he leaves to take up that job. Later on, he is forced to come back to the aid of the kids. One of the heart-wrenching family drama movies to watch.
Tiec Trang Mau (2020, 1h 58m, Vietnamese)
Childhood friends now all grown up, married, and settled, come together for a dinner at Quang’s place on their housewarming ceremony. At the table, they play a game of truth. The rule of the game implies all their phone will be on the table until they finish dinner. And all the messages and emails will be shared among them openly. The jovial mood gradually, glumly turns another way with the very first message beeping on one of the phones. With each incoming message or calls, troubles brew so do misunderstandings. Apparently, each of them has something hidden that even their spouse or friend doesn’t know.
Yedinci Kogustaki Mucize (2019, 2h 12m, Turkish)
Heart-touching story of little Ova and her dad, Memo a mentally retarded person. A misunderstanding lands him in jail and is sentenced to death for the murder of a child. His cellmates gradually like him and appreciate the dad in him. When they and the jail warden realize Memo is innocent, they plot a plan to help him escape.
Home (2021, 2h 41m, Malayalam)
In the first few minutes at Oliver’s home, his family members are introduced. His family consists of his wife, Kuttiyamma, eldest son Antony, younger son Charles and their grandfather. Oliver Twist is amazed by the social media platforms and new technologies although knows nothing about them. Kuttiyamma, his wife, is a typical housewife who does everything possible to run the home.
Charles is a student and aspiring YouTuber, he is also the peacemaker link in the family with a touch of humor sense. Antony is a scriptwriter, who has a deadline to meet, a girlfriend to please, and loads of personal issues to resolve. The mundane life of this family is replicated through each scene. Oliver’s ordinary life becomes extraordinary with the twists at the end. A story well accepted by all the family drama movies lovers in Kerala.
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