Chris Klein is endearing as a soldier who returns home from war to find the life he once knew gone forever. Gretchen Mol, who plays a young widow, is the perfect complement as his love interest. There is an underlying message of how war affects lives forever, and although it takes place after WWII, the majority of the post-war issues it deals with are still relevant today.
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 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
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)
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
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