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.
Mommy

Mommy (2015)

Rated: R Runtime: 134 minutes Release date: 01/22/2015
In near-future Quebec, a new law allows parents to bypass the court system and commit problem children directly into state care. Nevertheless, widow Diana makes a last ditch effort to keep her volatile, 15-year-old son, Steve, out of an institution by homeschooling him with the help of a mousy, withdrawn neighbor.
Málmhaus

Málmhaus (2015)

Rated: None Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 03/19/2015
Timbuktu

Timbuktu (2015)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 01/27/2015
Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by the religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people suffer powerlessly from the regime of terror imposed by the Jihadists who are determined to control their faith. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned. The women have...
Tales of Hoffmann

Tales of Hoffmann (1951)

Rated: None Runtime: 138 minutes Release date: 03/30/1951
Jacques Offenbach's 1881 opera, which was based on three stories by the late 18th-early 19th century German author E.T.A. Hoffmann is performed. Hoffman is portrayed as himself in the story, as he recounts three tragic love stories to the patrons in a tavern. The stories revolve around a lovely automaton, the ailing daughter of a domineering composer and a scheming courtesan, each involved in a...

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2015 (2015)

Rated: None Runtime: 326 minutes Release date: 01/29/2015
The short films nominated for 87th Academy Awards are collected into this compilation. The live action shorts are: "Aya" (France/Israel), "Boogaloo and Graham" (UK), "Butter Lamp (La Lampe au Beurre de Yak)"(France/China), "Parvaneh" (Switzerland) and "The Phone Call" (UK). Animated shorts are: "The Bigger Picture" (UK), "The Dam Keeper" (US), "Feast" (US),"Me and My Moulton" (Canada) and "A...
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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.
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...
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.
Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine (2015)

Rated: None Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 02/05/2015
On October 7, 1998, University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten, tied to a fence and left to die because he was gay. Years later, Michele Josue, a close friend of Matt's, revisits the shocking case with never-before-seen photos, rare video footage, as Matt's all-too-brief life is remembered through the vivid testimonies of those whose lives he touched, from the friends and...
Dir: Michele Josue
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amour au temps de la guerre civile

L' amour au temps de la guerre civile (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
In the Centre-Sud neighborhood of Montreal, Alex, a young junkie searching for love, prostitutes himself. He is surrounded by Bruno, his regular lover, Simon, Jane, Éric and Velma who are all caught in that same spiral of decline. The abuse of drugs, alcohol and sex temporarily provide them with some comfort against the gloom of a society which not only rejects but humiliates them. Within this...
Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Rated: PG Runtime: 128 minutes Release date: 06/01/1989
Set in an exclusive boys preparatory school in 1959, a newly appointed English teacher uses unconventional techniques to inspire his students in classic poetry.
We Are The Giant

We Are The Giant (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 12/11/2014
Ordinary citizens face the same moral questions that have defined revolutionary leaders across the ages, from Jefferson to Che to Mandela. With remarkable access, the film takes its audience inside the lives of six extraordinary people who grapple with the agonizing and universal dilemmas at the heart of all struggles for justice and freedom: whether to take up arms and fight, or to advocate...
Dir: Greg Barker
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Fall

Fall (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 12/04/2014
Father Sam, an aging Roman Catholic Priest living contently at a Niagara Falls parish, receives a letter forcing his complacent life into descent. Now haunted by the memory of a teenage boy, Father Sam must reconcile the truth: did a sexual encounter take place 40 years ago? Can a moral custodian of the faithful; a dispenser of God's grace, transcend his own FALL?
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...

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.
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.
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.
World According to Garp

The World According to Garp (1982)

Rated: R Runtime: 136 minutes Release date: 06/29/1982
Garp is an aspiring novelist whose mother, Jenny is, an unmarried, unorthodox feminist. Garp succeeds in publishing his novel at the same time that his mother publishes her first feminist manifesto. Though successful and happily married to his college sweetheart, Helen, Garp still envies his fearless mother.
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.
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...
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...
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.