Keyword: tragic

Titanic

Titanic (1997)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 197 minutes Release date: 12/18/1997
After winning a trip on the RMS Titanic during a dockside card game, American Jack Dawson spots the society girl Rose DeWitt Bukater who is on her way to Philadelphia to marry her rich snob fiance Cal Hockley. Rose feels helplessly trapped by her situation and makes her way to the aft deck and thinks of suicide until she is rescued by Jack. Cal is therefore obliged to invite Jack to dine at their...
Milk

Milk (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 128 minutes Release date: 11/25/2008
In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harvey Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and became, before...
Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Rated: R Runtime: 170 minutes Release date: 07/23/1998
James Ryan, who has parachuted into France during the Allied invasion of Europe, has just lost three brothers in combat. Government policy dictates that he should return home lest his family be deprived of all its male offspring. A team of soldiers, led by Captain John Miller and fresh from the beaches of Normandy, is assembled to find and save Private Ryan.
Two Faces of January

The Two Faces of January (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 05/15/2014
Intrigue begins at the Parthenon when wealthy American tourists Chester MacFarland and his young wife Collete meet American expat Rydal, a con artist working as a tour guide. Instead of becoming his latest marks, the two befriend him, but a murder at the couple's hotel puts all three on the run together and creates a precarious bond between them as the trio's allegiance is put to the test.
Happy Valley

Happy Valley (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 11/18/2014
Nestled in the idyllic area known as Happy Valley lies the town of State College and the home of Penn State University. For over 40 years, Joe Paterno was the celebrated head coach of the school's storied football team. Lauded not only for his program's success on the field, but also for students' achievements in the classroom, Paterno was a revered figure in a town where team loyalty approached...
Dir: Amir Bar-Lev
With: N/A
Timbuktu

Timbuktu (2015)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 01/27/2015
In Timbuktu is silence, The streets are empty as religious fundamentalists spread terror in the region. Out in the dunes, Kidane enjoys a quiet life with wife Satima, his daughter Toya and Issan, his little shepherd. But his peace is short-lived. After accidentally killing Amadou, a fisherman who struck down his favorite cow, Kidane must face punishment from the new foreign rulers.
Boulevard

Boulevard (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 88 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Nolan Mack and his wife, Joy, wake up under the same roof each morning, their separate bedrooms underscoring the disparate worlds they're living in. Nolan's disconnection carries on in his job at the bank, where even a promotion cannot seem to lift the emptiness that permeates his life. His emotional journey begins to unfold when Nolan encounters a troubled young man. Nolan finds himself forced...
Last Days in Vietnam

Last Days in Vietnam (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 09/04/2014
During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbles. The United States has only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. As Communist victory becomes inevitable and the U.S. readies to withdraw, some Americans begin to consider the certain imprisonment and possible death of their...
Dir: Rory Kennedy
With: N/A

The Sublime and Beautiful (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 10/02/2014
David and Kelly descend into a complicated hell of grief but they take very different paths to make things right after losing their children to a drunk driver.
Man For All Seasons

A Man For All Seasons (1966)

Rated: G Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 12/11/1966
Sir Thomas Moore opposes Henry VIII's divorce, and events lead inexorably to his execution.
Hamlet

Hamlet (1947)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 155 minutes Release date: 12/31/1947
Tortured Prince of Denmark who must avenge his father's murder. He swears to his father's ghost that he will wreak revenge by killing Claudius, his uncle and now King. He fakes madness, and in the process of completing his delayed revenge, loses Ophelia to madness and suicide, but finally restores a new order in Denmark.
Lilting

Lilting (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 09/25/2014
After her son's untimely death, a mother attempts to understand who her son was after her world is suddenly disrupted by the presence of his lover. Together, they attempt to overcome their grief while struggling with the added difficulty of not having a shared language.
Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge (2001)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 126 minutes Release date: 05/17/2001
Christian, a young Bohemian poet living in 1899 Paris, defies his father by joining the colorfully diverse clique inhabiting the dark, fantastical underworld of Paris' now legendary Moulin Rouge. In this seedy but glamorous haven of sex, drugs and newly-discovered electricity, the poet-innocent finds himself plunged into a passionate but ultimately tragic love affair with Satine, the club's...
Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Rated: R Runtime: 183 minutes Release date: 11/29/1978
A group of Russian-American friends from a small Pennsylvannia industrial town prepare to leave for Vietnam. When they return from the war, their lives are indelibly changed.
What Dreams May Come

What Dreams May Come (1998)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 113 minutes Release date: 10/01/1998
Chris and Annie Nielsen's children are both killed, and then a few years later Chris himself dies in an accident. Chris goes to heaven, a place built of his imagination, and the paintings he loved in life. He discovers from an angel that Annie has committed suicide, as she is bereft without her family. Chris determines to search for her, but as he has gone to heaven and she to hell, he must endure...
Frontera

Frontera (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 09/04/2014
Miguel, a hardworking, devoted husband and father, crosses the Arizona-Mexico border illegally and is wrongfully accused of murdering the wife of a former sheriff. Miguel's pregnant wife lands in the hands of corrupt Mexican "Coyote" smugglers as she tries to help her husband, while the ex-lawman investigates his wife's death and unearths evidence that could destroy one family's future.
Louder Than Words

Louder Than Words (2012)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 11/29/2012
John and Brenda are trying to put their life together after the tragic death of their young daughter, Maria. As they deal with their numbing grief, they discover a way to honor their daughter's wish for health and well-being for all children. With the help of their community, led by good friend Bruce, they establish a children's hospital called the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital a state of the...
Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 105 minutes Release date: 06/26/2014
Programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz helped in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS and co-founded Reddit. His fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was his groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared Swartz in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that...
Dir: Brian Knappenberger
With: N/A
Awakenings

Awakenings (1990)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 121 minutes Release date: 12/19/1990
Based on a true story, a passionate and somewhat unorthodox doctor struggles to cure patients of encephalitis, a sleeping disorder which struck many victims in the 1920s, rendering them motionless and seemingly thoughtless.
From Here to Eternity

From Here to Eternity (1953)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 06/29/1953
The epic tale of pre WWII enlisted men, their women and the grim destiny that overtook them all. Robert E Lee Prewitt arrives at his barracks in Pearl Harbor. His new commander promises that if he boxes on the company team he will be given the job of bugler, which he very much wants. But he refuses, haunted by previous ugly experiences in the ring. In revenge for this obstinacy, he is given all...

All You Need Is Love (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 10/30/2014
Mae Sot is a town on the Thai-Burma border where hundreds of thousands of Burmese nationals have chosen to live as a result of the repressive actions taken by Burma's military junta. They fled from Burma and escaped to Mae Sot with the hope that they will be able to sustain their families and become free from the fear of getting shot and arrested. However, the vast majority of Burmese in the town...
Dir: Stuart Cameron
With: N/A
Powstanie Warszawskie

Powstanie Warszawskie (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 87 minutes Release date: 11/06/2014
Probably the world's first war documentary made entirely from original archive materials, the film tells the story of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 through the eyes of US airman and two young reporters who were witnesses to insurgent fighting.
Penance

Penance (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 270 minutes Release date: 10/30/2014
A mysterious stranger approaches a group of young friends on a sleepy small town playground, then kidnaps and brutally murders one of the girls. Wracked with grief, the victim's unhinged mother Asako demands that the shaken survivors identify the killer or face a penance of her choosing. Growing up in the shadow of this tragic debt, each of the four girls cultivates a warped survival mechanism -...

Lakay (2014)

Rated: PG Runtime: 83 minutes Release date: 10/16/2014
After the 2010 earthquake, Haiti is in ruins, towns are destroyed, and families have been displaced. This documentary tells the story of two brothers, Alexius and Romeo, who are on a mission to locate their loved ones. Drawn back to Haiti by the devastation, these filmmakers reveal the tragedy caused by this natural disaster from an intimate and personal perspective.
Dir: Tirf Alexius
With: N/A

I'm the Same, I'm Another (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 112 minutes Release date: 07/01/2014
A young man and a little girl who have an intense relationship travel from the Flemish coast to an English coastal resort which is deserted in the off season.