Showing sad movies for tag "family"

The Help (2011)
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The Help (2011)

Tate Taylor

Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter (Stone) is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives -- and a Mississippi town -- upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen (Davis), Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up -- to the dismay... [Read More]

Tags: Tate Taylor, Drama, Family
Cyberbully
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Cyberbully

Charles Binamé

Teen girl Taylor Hillridge gets a a laptop for her birthday and signs up on a social networking site. She starts to feel alone as her friends ostracize her and she falls victim to cyberbullying... [Read More]

Tags: Girl, Cyber Bully, Bullied, Sad, Family, Support, Life
21 Grams
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21 Grams

Alejandro González Iñárritu

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician love lessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the... [Read More]

Tags: Family, Sad, Tears, Love, Hurt, Trust
Ladder 49
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Ladder 49

Jay Russell

Under the watchful eye of his mentor Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. Jack has reached a crossroads, however, as the sacrifices he's made have put him in harm's way innumerable times and significantly impacted his relationship with his wife and kids. Responding to the worst blaze in his career, he becomes trapped inside a 20-story building. And as... [Read More]

Tags: Life, Accident, Death, Drama, Family, Sad
Atonement
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Atonement

Joe Wright

When Briony Tallis, 13 years old and an aspiring writer, sees her older sister Cecilia and Robbie Turner at the fountain in front of the family estate she misinterprets what is happening thus setting into motion a series of misunderstandings and a childish pique that will have lasting repercussions for all of them. Robbie is the son of a family servant toward whom the family has always been kind. They... [Read More]

Tags: Love, Family, Sad, Drama
John Q
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John Q

Nick Cassavetes

John Quincy Archibald's son Michael collapses while playing baseball as a result of heart failure. John rushes Michael to a hospital emergency room where he is informed that Michael's only hope is a transplant. Unfortunately, John's insurance won't cover his son's transplant. Out of options, John Q. takes the emergency room staff and patients hostage until hospital doctors agree to do the transplant.... [Read More]

Tags: Family, Sad, Drama, Father
Prayers for Bobby
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Prayers for Bobby

Russell Mulcahy

In "Prayers for Bobby," Mary Griffith is a devout Christian who raises her children with the conservative teachings of the Presbyterian Church. However, when her son Bobby confides to his older brother he may be gay, life changes for the entire family after Mary learns about his secret. While Bobby's father and siblings slowly come to terms with his homosexuality, Mary believes God can cure him of what she considers... [Read More]

Tags: Love, Homosexuality, Family, Church, Hate, Sad, Death, Suicide, True Story, Cry
Pay It Forward
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Pay It Forward

Mimi Leder

Young Trevor McKinney, troubled by his mother's alcoholism and fears of his abusive but absent father, is caught up by an intriguing assignment from his new social studies teacher, Mr. Simonet. The assignment: think of something to change the world and put it into action. Trevor conjures the notion of paying a favor not back, but forward--repaying good deeds not with payback, but with new good deeds done to three... [Read More]

Tags: Love, Family, Pain, Unloved, Sad, Death, Cry
The Blind Side
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The Blind Side

John Lee Hancock

Based on the true story of Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy who take in a homeless teenage African-American, Michael "Big Mike" Oher. Michael has no idea who his father is and his mother is a drug addict. Michael has had little formal education and few skills to help him learn. Leigh Anne soon takes charge however, as is her nature, ensuring that the young man has every opportunity to succeed.... [Read More]

Tags: Love, Family, Unloved, Alone, Support, Suffering, Cry
American Beauty
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American Beauty

Sam Mendes

Lester and Carolyn Burnham are on the outside, a perfect husband and wife, in a perfect house, in a perfect neighborhood. But inside, Lester is slipping deeper and deeper into a hopeless depression. He finally snaps when he becomes infatuated with one of his daughter's friends. Meanwhile, his daughter Jane is developing a happy friendship with a shy boy-next-door named Ricky, who lives with a homophobic father.... [Read More]

Tags: Family, Love, Depression, Sad