A socially-conscious film that is based on a true story, A Place for Annie was nominated for the 1994 Emmy for Best Made for Television Movie. The all-star performances of Sissy Spacek and Mary-Louise Parker bring the film to a whole other level, and the twin girls who play the role of Annie are absolutely adorable. This emotionally-driven tale is heartwarming without being overly sappy, but you may still want to have a box of tissues ready.
Starring: Sissy Spacek, Mary-Louise Parker, Dorothy more hide
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
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
On Christmas Eve in Europe during the final months of WWII, as Allied forces close in, a German mother (Linda Hamilton) and her son flee to a mountain cabin, running straight into danger when they encounter first American, then German soldiers.
Starring: Linda Hamilton, Matthew Harbour, Romano Orzari
Based on the true story of the troubled, yet enduring love of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson and his wife, Lois (Winona Ryder), who co-founded Al-Anon for families of alcoholics in 1951. (2010)
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, when six soldiers return home from WWII to find their small town overrun with corruption, they realize their fight for freedom is far from over. Starring Tom Sizemore and Kathleen Quinlan.
Starring: Brad Johnson, Kathleen Quinlan, Tom Sizemore
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)