This is a compelling film that's a mystery on the surface, but also a story of forgiveness, honesty, and family at its core. James Coburn gives a strong performance as a father in search of the truth, who travels from the American West to a resort community in Mexico after his estranged son allegedly commits suicide. The tragic incident that led to the breakup of this family is revealed through flashbacks, which only add to the drama and complex mystery-like quality of the film.
Still racked with guilt over a past tragedy, college graduate and medical school hopeful (Amber Tamblyn) returns home to share some bad news with her family. Instead, she realizes she must first confront the past before she can ever move forward.
Starring: Amber Tamblyn, Jennifer Ehle, Henry Czemy
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
After the death of his estranged father, a successful attorney (Gary Sinise) returns to his hometown in Maine, where he is confronted by tragic memories and reunited with an old acquaintance (Joely Richardson). (2003)
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
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 his autobiographical, bestselling novel, writer Mitch Albom (Tuesdays with Morrie) reluctantly agrees to pen the eulogy of his childhood rabbi. Starring Bradley Whitford and Laurence Fishburne. (2011)
Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Martin Landau, Bradley Whitford
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
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 couple whose son is diagnosed as developmentally challenged and institutionalized is shocked to discover the diagnosis is wrong, and that their son is actually deaf. Starring Sally Struthers and James Woods.
Starring: Sally Struthers, James Woods, Randee Heller
Ever since losing their son in the Gulf War, the parents of a fallen soldier haven't had the heart to celebrate Christmas. But this year, after inviting a wayward veteran into their home, their hope and faith is inadvertently restored. Starring Meredith Baxter and Dean McDermott.
Starring: William Devane, Meredith Baxter, Dean McDermott
The story is located in Los Angeles in the sixties. An energetic widow, Frances Lacey, with her six children try to make a dream of theirs come true: to have a home of their own. Therefore they leave Los Angeles and head for the countryside, while facing all kinds of difficulties during their journey.
Starring: Kathy Bates, Edward Furlong, Clarissa Lassig