Showing sad movies for tag "true story"

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
Into The Wild
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Into The Wild

Sean Penn

Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters who shape his life.... [Read More]

Tags: Love, Humanity, Alone, Sad, Hurt, True Story
Hotel Rwanda
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Hotel Rwanda

Terry George

Ten years ago some of the worst atrocities in the history of mankind took place in the country of Rwanda--and in an era of high-speed communication and round the clock news, the events went almost unnoticed by the rest of the world. In only three months, one million people were brutally murdered. In the face of these unspeakable actions, inspired by his love for his family, an ordinary man summons... [Read More]

Tags: War, Sad, Death, Love, Sacrifice, True Story
The Pursuit of Happyness
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The Pursuit of Happyness

Gabriele Muccino

Based on a true story about a man named Christopher Gardner. Gardner has invested heavily in a device known as a "Bone Density scanner". He feels like he has made these devices. However, they do not sell as they are marginally better than the current technology at a much higher price. As Gardner tries to figure out how to sell them, his wife leaves him, he loses his house, his... [Read More]

Tags: Sad, Poverty, Separation, Love, True Story
Hachi: A Dog's Tale
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Hachi: A Dog's Tale

Lasse Hallström

A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home. It is a remake of a Japanese movie name Hachi-ko. This movie shows the undying loyalty of a dog for his master.... [Read More]

Tags: Loyalty, Pet, Dog, True Story, Waiting, Missing