Tag: mother-son-relationship

Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989) 6.2

Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989)

A study in culture bridging, including ... a new US-born husband, trying to work within the traditional ways, a new China-born wife, eager to join the "dream" of America, two family-minded fathers, lots of gender-related...

French Exit (2020) 6.5

French Exit (2020)

An aging Manhattan socialite living on what's barely left of her inheritance moves to a small apartment in Paris with her son and cat....

Rock the Casbah (2013) 6.5

Rock the Casbah (2013)

The patriarch in a family of 4 daughters dies suddenly, prompting a reunion between all his children, some of whom haven't seen each other for a long time. In the midst of their mourning for him, secrets are revealed and...

Anna (2015) 5.9

Anna (2015)

Anna, mother of three, has lived for forty years in her corner of hell. She was an impertinent and unfortunate girl, but by now she has become a generous woman, perhaps far too tolerant. She is a prisoner of her own duti...

The Magnet (1950) 6.9

The Magnet (1950)

A mixture of a psychological study of a ten-year-old boy, an English domestic comedy and a satire on psychologists finds young Johnny Brent, the only child of a pair of psychologists, trading an "invisible watch" to a mu...

Alex Winter (2019) 4.6

Alex Winter (2019)

Alex, a lonely adolescent affected by the abandonment of his father, lives in the countryside with his mother, an authoritarian woman with whom he has a complicated relationship. The boy decides to explore new opportunit...

Web of Desire (2009) (TV) 4.7

Web of Desire (2009) (TV)

An ambitious E.R. doctor puts her career and family at risk when she succumbs to the desires of an online confidant.::Anonymous...

Il padre di famiglia (1967) 6.6

Il padre di famiglia (1967)

The story centers on two characters, a man and a woman, both architects, who meet some time after WWII and get married. Though deeply in love they come from different backgrounds, and do not share the same outlooks on li...

The Long Day Closes (1992) 7.4

The Long Day Closes (1992)

The Long Day Closes is the story of eleven-year-old "Bud." A sad and lonely boy, Bud struggles through his days. With cinema as his main source of solace, he haunts the local movie-house. All the while, his family looms ...

By No Means (2019) 7

By No Means (2019)

"By No Means" depicts a recurrent family drama. An ambitious husband, driven to succeed, travels a lot. He's always on the edge, nervous from high stress conflicts at work, with no time for his family. Wife, left alone, ...

Hotshot (1986) 5.5

Hotshot (1986)

The story of an American soccer player trying to make it big who turns to Pele, the greatest soccer player of all time, for guidance.::David Landers ...

The Death of Richie (1977) (TV) 7

The Death of Richie (1977) (TV)

A sensitive but confused teenager feels pressure on him from all directions and turns to drugs, which causes problems for him in school and at home.::Anonymous...

The Suspect (1944) 7.4

The Suspect (1944)

In 1902 London, unhappily married Philip Marshall meets young Mary Gray, who is unemployed and depressed. Their deepening friendship, though physically innocent, is discovered by Philip's wife who threatens him with expo...

Me, Myself and Mum (2013) 6.7

Me, Myself and Mum (2013)

Mrs. Gallienne, a rather temperamental upper middle-class lady, has three children, two of whom she considers as her sons and another she calls Guillaume. Logically indeed, the latter teenage creature does not picture hi...

All God’s Children Can Dance (2008) 5.2

All God’s Children Can Dance (2008)

In Korea Town Los Angeles, a young man, Kengo, believes he's the son of God - that's what his mother told him since he was a young boy. He spends his days working his dead-end job and figuring out his complex feelings fo...

Wish You Were Dead (2001) 4.9

Wish You Were Dead (2001)

Two bad women fight over one man in a back-stabbing, money-grabbing, insurance-hustling, double-dealing, two-timing caper.::Anonymous...

The Return of the Native (1994) (TV) 6.1

The Return of the Native (1994) (TV)

Reddleman Diggory Venn drives slowly across the heath, carrying a hidden passenger in the back of his van. When darkness falls, the country folk light bonfires on the hills, emphasizing the pagan spirit of the heath and ...

Nanny McPhee Returns (2010) 6.1

Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)

Nanny McPhee arrives to help a harried young mother who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war, though she uses her magic to teach the woman's children and their two spoiled cousins five new le...

Montanha (2015) 6.5

Montanha (2015)

A visually intense and poetic coming-of-age film portrays the fourteen-years-old David who is forced to become the man of the house while his grandfather lives his last days in hospital....

The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) 6.6

The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

To ensure a full profitable season, circus manager Brad Braden engages The Great Sebastian, though this moves his girlfriend Holly from her hard-won center trapeze spot. Holly and Sebastian begin a dangerous one-upmanshi...

Christmas Next Door (2017) (TV) 6.6

Christmas Next Door (2017) (TV)

Author Eric Redford (Jesse Metcalfe) feels the Christmas season has been jinked for him ever since the woman he loved declined his marriage proposal by telling him she'd fallen in love with someone else. Having moved int...

That Brennan Girl (1946) 6.6

That Brennan Girl (1946)

The film begins on Mother's Day, 1938 when 14-year-old Ziggy Brennan (Mona Freeman) buys a gardenia for her mother. Ziggy's youthful exuberance disappears when she enters their apartment and finds her mother, Natalie (Ju...

Passed Away (1992) 5.9

Passed Away (1992)

When Jack Scanlan (Jack Warden) passes away just before telling his son, Johnny (Bob Hoskins) what was really important in life, Johnny begins to wonder if he's let life pass him by. With the funeral as backdrop, all of ...

Weddings and Babies (1958) 6.6

Weddings and Babies (1958)

Photographer struggles to make enough money to marry his fiancee, who is starting to believe he's delaying their marriage deliberately.::...

The Retrievers (2001) (TV) 4.9

The Retrievers (2001) (TV)

Soon after the Lowry Family - Tom, his wife Karen, and their two children, Liz and Widdy - leave the big city and move to the small Northern California town of Placerville, they are 'adopted' by a very clever, yet lovabl...

Bigger Than Life (1956) 7.6

Bigger Than Life (1956)

Schoolteacher and family man Ed Avery, who's been suffering bouts of severe pain and even blackouts, is hospitalized with what's diagnosed as a rare inflammation of the arteries. Told by doctors that he probably has only...

Lost Boy (2015) (TV) 4.7

Lost Boy (2015) (TV)

When Laura Harris's kidnapped son returns after eleven devastating years, what she thinks will be a dream come true turns out to be a family nightmare....

Body and Soul (1947) 7.6

Body and Soul (1947)

Charley Davis wins an amateur boxing match and is taken on by promoter Quinn. Charley's mother doesn't want him to fight, but when Charley's father is accidentally killed, Charley sets up a fight for money. His career bl...

The Anna Nicole Smith Story (2007) 4.4

The Anna Nicole Smith Story (2007)

A biopic depicting the tragic life of Playmate and television personality Anna Nicole Smith, whose life ended abruptly from a fatal drug overdose.::Anonymous...

The Future Is Woman (1984) 6.1

The Future Is Woman (1984)

In a crowded nightclub, Malvina, a six month-pregnant young woman is harassed by a group of drifters. Anna rescues her and decides to take her home where she and her husband Gordon hosts her for a night. Anna and Gordon,...

My Reputation (1946) 7

My Reputation (1946)

Tongues begin to wag when a lonely widow becomes romantically involved with a military man. Problems arise when the gossip is filtered down to her own children....

Rosie the Riveter (1944) 6.4

Rosie the Riveter (1944)

In wartime 1944 in California,defense plant workers Rosalind "Rosie" Warren and her friend Vera Watson must share, on a rotating schedule, the town's last available rental-room with Charlie Doran and Kelly Kennedy, who w...

Fairhaven (2012) 5.2

Fairhaven (2012)

A former high school football star and one time college athlete, Jon has landed back in the place of his youth -- Fairhaven -- a small fishing village on the Massachusetts coast. Now in his early thirties, and with the p...

Diminished Capacity (2008) 5.6

Diminished Capacity (2008)

Cooper is a Chicago journalist with post-concussion memory loss. His mother wants help moving Uncle Rollie, who's facing his own fading memory, into a care home. Cooper's boss tells him to take a few days, so Cooper driv...

The Motel (2005) 6.7

The Motel (2005)

Thirteen-year-old Ernest Chin lives and works at a sleazy hourly-rate motel on a strip of desolate suburban bi-way. Misunderstood by his family and blindly careening into puberty, Ernest befriends Sam Kim, a self-destruc...

Joey (1997) 4.6

Joey (1997)

Billy is a boy who is trying to save a baby kangaroo called Joey after its family is captured and taken to Sydney. Billy travels to Sydney to reunite Joey with his family only to discover that Joey is not the only one wh...

The Better Angels (2014) 6.1

The Better Angels (2014)

Indiana, 1817. The entire nation, only 40 years old and a few years removed from a second war of independence, is raw. Men, women, and children alike must battle nature and disease to survive in remote log cabins. This i...

Mother and Son (1997) 7.4

Mother and Son (1997)

A slow and poignant story of love and patience told via a dying mother nursed by her devoted son. The simple narrative is a thread woven among the deeply spiritual images of the countryside and cottage....

Rocco and His Brothers (1960) 8.3

Rocco and His Brothers (1960)

The widow Rosaria moves to Milano from Lucania with her 4 sons, one of whom is Rocco. The fifth son, Vincenzo, already lives in Milano. In the beginning, the family has a lot of problems, but everyone manages to find som...

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) 7.1

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

The story of Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and his fateful betrayal by FBI informant 'William ONeal....