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9 Films About Dysfunctional Families Streaming on Netflix Now

9 Films About Dysfunctional Families Streaming on Netflix Now

From sperm donors and custody battles to suicide and incest, the difficult family issues explored in these films may hit precariously close to home (but we hope not). While the majority of the films below rely on humor to convey familial tension, the Academy Award-winning “Ordinary People” tackles the taboo topic of suicide with heart-wrenching honesty (Mary Tyler Moore gives the performance of her career, a far cry from Mary Richards). Spanning from 1980 to 2012, the list covers a lot of ground when it comes to family relations. After watching, you may even be inspired to give mom and dad a call.

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Flirting with Disaster (David O. Russell, 1996)

Girl Most Likely (Robert Pulcini and Shari Spinger Berman, 2012)

House of Yes (Mark Waters, 1997)

The Kids Are All Right (Lisa Cholodenko, 2010)

Ordinary People (Robert Redford, 1980)

Our Idiot Brother (Jesse Peretz, 2011)

Tiny Furniture (Lena Dunham, 2010)

Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme, 2008)

What Maisie Knew (Scott McGehee and David Siegel, 2012)

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