Tag: loss-of-mother

The Final Season (2007) 6.6

The Final Season (2007)

True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill their form...

The Family Friend (2006) 7.1

The Family Friend (2006)

Geremia, an aging tailor/money lender, is a repulsive, mean, stingy man who lives alone in his shabby house with his scornful, bedridden mother. He has a morbid, obsessive relationship with money and he uses it to insinu...

Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance (2018) (TV) 5.7

Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance (2018) (TV)

The meeting and courtship of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.::Teraisa Goldman...

Aparajito (1956) 8.4

Aparajito (1956)

After living awhile in Benares, 10 year old Apu and his mother move in with her uncle in a small Bengali village. Apu enters a local school, where he does well. By the time he graduates, he has a scholarship to study at ...

The Wait (2013) 4.7

The Wait (2013)

An enigmatic phone call from a psychic, catapults a family into a state of suspended belief while waiting for their recently deceased mother to be resurrected. One sister believes the claim, and the other staunchly oppos...

Street Angel (1928) 7.4

Street Angel (1928)

In Naples, where prostitutes can pay their rent, Angela is sentenced to a year in the workhouse when she tries to steal(while streetwalking) to pay for medicine for her dying mother. She escapes and is hidden by a circus...

Rock, Paper, Scissors (2012) 7.1

Rock, Paper, Scissors (2012)

Christian kidnaps Hector's son by mistake, unleashing a chain of delicate events that will be tragic for everyone involved....

Home for the Holidays (2005) (TV) 5.8

Home for the Holidays (2005) (TV)

The McMurrin family - parents John and Susan, and their three children, preteen twins Amy and Sam, and young adolescent Michael - live on a rural Washington farm that has been in Susan's family for generations, the actua...

Aashik Aawara (1993) 5.3

Aashik Aawara (1993)

Kedarnath is a wealthy man with many enemies. One day, a taxi-driver, Dilher Singh, saves his life, but is killed instead. Kedarnath is grateful and is willing to look after Dilher's widow and son. But his enemies find o...

Wish You Were Here (1987) 6.8

Wish You Were Here (1987)

In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, young Lynda grows up with her widowed father and younger sister. Rebellious Lynda has been swearing constantly from an early age. At sixteen, she becomes more e...

The Sandlot: Heading Home (2007) (V) 5

The Sandlot: Heading Home (2007) (V)

Sucessful, arrogant baseball superstar Tommy "Santa" Santorelli travels back in time to 1976 and relives his boyhood days on the sandlot baseball team, and has the chance to this time choose friendship over glory.::Ranny...

Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995) 5.1

Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)

Willy the smart and rebellious whale and Jessie the orphaned boy team up to escape Willy's captivity and horrible owner to get back to his pod. Can they succeed with the help of Annie and Glenn Jessie's foster parents, R...

Wild (2014) 7.1

Wild (2014)

With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by ...

T2 Trainspotting (2017) 7.2

T2 Trainspotting (2017)

First there was an opportunity......then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. T...

Bessie (2015) (TV) 6.6

Bessie (2015) (TV)

The story of legendary blues performer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.::Anonymous...

The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988) 6

The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988)

After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse, Alfonso, and monkey, Mr. Nilsson, and takes up residence in the old family home, which is thought by nei...

The Hunter (2011) 6.7

The Hunter (2011)

The independent and lonely hunter Martin David is hired by the powerful biotech company Red Leaf to hunt down the last Tasmanian tiger. Red Leaf is interested in the DNA of the animal and Martin travels to Tasmania alone...

The Grass Harp (1995) 7

The Grass Harp (1995)

After his mother's death, Collin Fenwick goes to live with his father's cousins, the wealthy, avaricious, and controlling Verena Talbo, and her compliant, earthy sister Dolly. When a city slicker comes to town and convin...

Abnormal Family (1984) 6.1

Abnormal Family (1984)

The film tells a story about a woman and her relationship with the family of her husband's, in particular her husband's younger brother and father-in-law. Her husband, on the other hand, has an affair with a dominatrix a...

Hwayi: A Monster Boy (2013) 7

Hwayi: A Monster Boy (2013)

Hwayi is a boy living in a farm village, who was raised by 5 fathers who were famous criminals. One day, the group is commissioned to kill a man named Lim and his wife. While the rest of the group feel something odd abou...

The Staircase Murders-2007 5.7

The Staircase Murders-2007

When Michael Iver Peterson, a successful novelist and aspiring politician in Durham, North Carolina, finds his wife Kathleen's body on the staircase, bloody but still breathing, he calls 911 in panic. His son Todd confir...

Malady-2015 4.1

Malady-2015

Nothing can quite prepare for such an unorthodox film as Malady, a bold and dreamlike tale of unconventional romance, long-buried secrets, and the possessive intensity of familial bonds. To fulfill the last wish of her d...

The Goldfinch-2019 6.3

The Goldfinch-2019

13-year-old New Yorker Theo Decker's life is turned upside-down when his mother is killed in a terrorist attack at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Confused in the rubble of the tragedy, he steals a priceless piece of art...

Testament-1983 6.9

Testament-1983

Nuclear war in the United States is portrayed in a realistic and believable manner. The story is told through the eyes of a woman who is struggling to take care of her family. The entire movie takes place in a small subu...

Seven Minutes in Heaven-1985 6.2

Seven Minutes in Heaven-1985

Natalie Becker is staying at home studying and working on an essay to meet the president while her father is away. Jeffrey Moran, a childhood friend (whom her father does not know) is having trouble with his stepfather, ...

Two Weeks-2006 6.5

Two Weeks-2006

In this bittersweet comedy, four adult siblings gather at their dying mother's house in North Carolina for what they expect to be a quick, last goodbye. Instead, they find themselves trapped-- together -- for two weeks.:...

Nevada Smith-1966 6.9

Nevada Smith-1966

Nevada Smith is the young son of an American-Indian mother and white father. When his father and mother are killed by three men over gold, Nevada sets out to find them and kill them. The boy is taken in by a gun merchant...

Axolotl Overkill-2017 5.3

Axolotl Overkill-2017

Mifti, age 16, lives in Berlin with a cast of characters including her half-siblings; their rich, self-involved father; and her junkie friend Ophelia. As she mourns her recently deceased mother, she begins to develop an ...

Cool Hand Luke-1967 8.1

Cool Hand Luke-1967

Luke Jackson is a cool, gutsy prisoner in a Southern chain gang, who, while refusing to buckle under to authority, keeps escaping and being recaptured. The prisoners admire Luke because, as Dragline explains it, "You're ...

Gridiron Gang-2006 6.9

Gridiron Gang-2006

In the Kilpatrick juvenile detention center, the supervisor and former football player Sean Porter sees the lack of discipline, self-esteem, union and perspective in the teenage interns and proposes to prepare a football...

Noble-2014 6.8

Noble-2014

Vietnam. 1989. Fourteen years after the end of the war. When Irish woman Christina Noble flies into Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) she leaves behind an extraordinary life story. But the best is yet to come. Christina...

Nim’s Island-2008 6

Nim’s Island-2008

Nim Rusoe is a girl who joins her father, a scientist, when he does research on marine life on an island. It's just the two of them but she spends her time making friends with all the animals she encounters, chatting on ...

Invincible-2006 7.1

Invincible-2006

In the sumer of 1976, 30-year old Vince Papale is having a tough run of luck. He's been working as a substitute teacher for two days a week but has just found out that his job has been eliminated because of budget cuts. ...

Tolkien-2019 6.9

Tolkien-2019

Tolkien explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threate...

Hard Eight-1996 7.2

Hard Eight-1996

John has lost all his money. He sits outside a diner in the desert when Sydney happens along, buys him coffee, then takes him to Reno and shows him how to get a free room without losing much money. Under Sydney's fatherl...

Satan’s Slaves-2017 6.7

Satan’s Slaves-2017

The family of Rini is financially broken and she lives with her father, her mother that is ill, her grandmother that is crippled, and her brothers Tony, Bondi and the mute six year-old Ian in an old house in the countrys...

My Life as a Zucchini-2016 7.8

My Life as a Zucchini-2016

Courgette (Zucchini) is an intriguing nickname for a 9-year-old boy. Although his unique story is surprisingly universal. After his mother's disappearance, Courgette is befriended by a police officer Raymond, who accompa...

Get Out-2017 7.7

Get Out-2017

Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, ...

White Bird in a Blizzard-2014 6.4

White Bird in a Blizzard-2014

Kat Connors is 17 years old when her seemingly perfect homemaker mother, Eve, disappears in 1988. Having lived for so long in an emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly do...

Fantastic Planet-1973 7.8

Fantastic Planet-1973

Slaves and masters dominate the narrative of the faraway world of Ygam. Set around the lifespan of Terr, a minute human shaped Om slave, and pet, of the giant blue alien Draags. Escaping into the wilderness and with a de...