This film is a winner of eight Camies (Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards), including Gary Sinise and Joely Richardson for acting, and Michael Switzer for directing. It's not your typical lighthearted holiday movie, as it deals with some difficult issues, but its compelling storyline and messages of forgiveness, second chances, and love make it worthwhile and deeply moving.
Forced to choose between her unborn child and the man she loves, a young mother (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) struggles to raise a child with disabilities, learning along the way that she may be single, but she's not alone. (2001)
Starring: Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Campbell Scott, Eric Close
Based on a true story, a British soldier stranded in enemy territory during WWII falls in love with a local Italian girl. But with the Germans advancing, the war that brought them together could now separate them forever.
Starring: Callum Blue, Barbora Bobulova, Peter Bowles
Tom Cruise, as Joseph Donnelly, and Nicole Kidman, as Shannon Christie, forge a tight bond in this story of Irish immigrants looking for a better life and a piece of land in the United States in the 1890s.
Starring: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Thomas Gibson
A boy stops talking after losing his mother, and from then on, is perceived as deaf and mute by the whole town. After twenty years, he finds himself the guardian of many secrets...but are some too dangerous to keep? Starring Matthew Modine, James Earl Jones, and Jerry O'Connell. (1997)
Starring: Matthew Modine, James Earl Jones, Claire Bloom
A humorous, touching story of a self-sacrificing matriarch (Blythe Danner) who has an uncharacteristic mid-life crisis, after years of putting her family first, and goes in search of her former self. Also starring Faye Dunaway, Peter Fonda (2004)
Starring: Blythe Danner, Faye Dunaway, Peter Fonda
Seeking closure after his son's apparent suicide, a father travels to Mexico to claim the body. But the more he learns about his son's final days, the more he suspects it wasn't suicide after all. (2000)
Shortly after giving birth to her first child, a woman's perfect life is turned upside-down when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer and given only six months to live. Starring Katey Sagal and Annabeth Gish. (1999)
A driven New York fashion photographer (Andie MacDowell) returns home to be with her mentally challenged sister (Rosie O'Donnell) after the death of their father, and finds she has much to learn about life and love. (2005)
Starring: Andie MacDowell, Richard T. Jones, Rosie ODonnell
With his marriage on the line, a social worker who supervises a household of mentally challenged men struggles to balance his job with his neglected personal life. Starring Nathan Lane and Mare Winningham.
Starring: Nathan Lane, Robert Sean Leonard, Tony Goldwyn