Most Popular Matriarch Movies and TV Shows
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3. The Farewell (I) (2019)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.
Votes: 34,865 | Gross: $16.88M
8. Only God Forgives (2013)
R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok's criminal underworld, sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother's recent death.
Votes: 103,912 | Gross: $0.78M
9. August: Osage County (2013)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama
A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Votes: 81,810 | Gross: $37.74M
10. Ordeal by Innocence (2018)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Christmas 1954. Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence.
11. Crooked House (2017)
PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In Agatha Christie's most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather's murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets.
12. Black Death (2010)
R | 102 min | Action, Drama, History
Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is given the task of learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village.
Votes: 42,518 | Gross: $0.02M
13. The Wicker Man (2006)
PG-13 | 102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community.
Votes: 62,321 | Gross: $23.64M
14. Animal Kingdom (2010)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama
A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.
Votes: 53,032 | Gross: $1.04M
15. Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
While planning her family reunion, a pistol-packing grandma must contend with the other dramas on her plate, including the runaway who has been placed under her care, and her love-troubled nieces.
Votes: 10,325 | Gross: $63.26M
17. 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: 4,859 | Gross: $1.55M
18. Cookie's Fortune (1999)
PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama
Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.
Votes: 12,323 | Gross: $10.92M
20. Life (2009)
TV-G | 473 min | Documentary
David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes. The first is an overview of the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated to... See full summary »
21. Wild River (1960)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History, Romance
A TVA bureaucrat comes to the river to do what none of his predecessors have been able to do - evict a stubborn octogenarian from her island before the rising waters engulf her.
22. Excision (2012)
Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother.
26. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
Not Rated | 177 min | Crime, Drama, Sport
Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone.
28. Dinotopia (II) (2002)
TV-PG | 250 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
After a plane crash, two opposing half-brothers find themselves on an amazing lost island where enlightened pacifist humans and intelligent talking dinosaurs have created a utopian medieval society. But imminent disaster approaches.
29. The Conqueror (1956)
Approved | 111 min | Adventure, Biography, History
Mongol chief Temujin battles against Tartar armies and for the love of the Tartar princess Bortai. Temujin becomes the emperor Genghis Khan.
Votes: 2,924 | Gross: $4.50M
30. Summer Wars (2009)
PG | 114 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A student tries to fix a problem he accidentally caused in OZ, a digital world, while pretending to be the fiancé of his friend at her grandmother's 90th birthday.
Votes: 24,460 | Gross: $0.08M
31. More Tales of the City (1998)
TV-MA | 330 min | Drama, Romance
In this sequel to the controversial PBS mini-series, Mona Ramsey is on a cross-country trip that takes her to a brothel which may hold a secret about her past. Michael "Mouse" Tolliver and ... See full summary »
32. Earthsea (2004– )
90 min | Fantasy, Drama, Adventure
A reckless youth is destined to become the greatest sorcerer that the mystical land of Earthsea has ever known. When the young wizard Ged discovers that he possesses infinite magical powers... See full summary »
33. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama
Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.
Votes: 7,911 | Gross: $0.21M
35. Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013)
Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Modern adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' with an Indian twist, the film focuses on the story of Ram and Leela, their love, lust and the drama afterwards.
Votes: 17,674 | Gross: $2.67M
36. Cold Comfort Farm (1995 TV Movie)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
A recently orphaned young woman goes to live with eccentric relatives in Sussex, where she sets about improving their gloomy lives.
Votes: 6,409 | Gross: $5.60M
39. The Grand (1997–1998)
60 min | Drama
At the end of World War I, the Bannerman family re-opens the Grand Hotel after a lengthy closure and a costly re-furbishing. The hotel has been in the family for a long time and John ... See full summary »
41. True Women (1997 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
Covering nearly fifty years of mid-19th-century turmoil, from the tumultuous Texas Revolution to the early women's suffrage movement, "True Women" is a gripping tale of endurance, love, and above all, gritty female determination.
42. Track of the Cat (1954)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Western
Around the turn of the 20th century, during a harsh northern California winter, members of a ranching family are squabbling among themselves while the two oldest sons go hunting for a panther that is killing their livestock.
43. The Killing Kind (1973)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Young Terry Lambert returns home from serving a prison term for a gang-rape he was forced to participate in. He seeks revenge on his lawyer and the girl who framed him. But his real problem... See full summary »
44. The Sisterhood (1988)
R | 75 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The year is 2021 AD. Women have been enslaved by a brutal army of men who survived the nuclear holocaust. Their only hope for freedom is in the hands of a nomadic band of fierce ... See full summary »
45. Further Tales of the City (2001)
TV-MA | 180 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
This third installment to "Tales of the City" finds Mary Ann Singleton struggling to advance in her new career as a TV personality, while Michael Tolliver is playing the field after his ... See full summary »
46. 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 their "Sordid Lives."
Votes: 2,739 | Gross: $1.11M
47. Mama Flora's Family (1998)
TV-PG | 60 min | Drama
Mama Flora reflects on her life while trying to help her grand-daughter get her life right and be a better mother for her son. All while bringing the family she has left back together. Movies takes place from the 1910s to the 1970s.
48. A Woman of Substance (1984)
300 min | Drama, Romance
This mini-series charts the life of Emma Harte, from kitchen maid at the beginning of the twentieth century, to respected business woman and grandmother in the 1980s. From humble beginnings... See full summary »
49. A Family Thing (1996)
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama
Earl Pilcher, Jr., runs an equipment rental outfit in Arkansas, lives with his wife and kids and parents, and rarely takes off his gimme cap. His mother dies, leaving a letter explaining ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,108 | Gross: $10.12M
50. Wildland (2020)
89 min | Crime, Thriller
Ida moves in with her aunt and cousins after the tragic death of her mother in a car accident. The home is filled with love, but outside of the home, the family leads a violent and criminal life.