Top Tearjerkers movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent The Bucket List on DVD The Bucket List
Synopsis
When corporate mogul Edward Cole and mechanic Carter Chambers wind up in the same hospital room, the two terminally ill men bust out of the cancer ward with a plan to experience life to the fullest before they kick the bucket.
Cast
Cast
Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd, Rob Morrow, Alfonso Freeman, Christopher Stapleton, Ian Anthony Dale, Richard McGonagle, Lauren Cohn
Director
Director
Rob Reiner
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Tearjerkers, Blockbusters
Rent The Pursuit of Happyness on DVD The Pursuit of Happyness
Synopsis
Chris Gardner is smart and talented, but his dead-end salesman job barely pays the bills. When he and his son are evicted, they face trying times as a desperate Chris accepts an unpaid internship at a stock brokerage firm.
Cast
Cast
Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton, Brian Howe, James Karen, Dan Castellaneta, David Fine
Director
Director
Gabriele Muccino
Genres
Genres
Drama, Social Issue Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Tearjerkers, Blockbusters
Rent The Notebook on DVD The Notebook
Synopsis
Two young lovers are torn apart by war and class differences in the 1940s in this adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel. Their story is told by a man who, years later, reads from a notebook while he visits a woman in a nursing home.
Cast
Cast
Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, Gena Rowlands, James Marsden, Kevin Connolly, Sam Shepard, Joan Allen, David Thornton, Tim Ivey, Starletta DuPois, Anthony-Michael Q. Thomas, Ed Grady, Jennifer Echols, Renée Amber
Director
Director
Nick Cassavetes
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters, Period Pieces
Rent Seven Pounds on DVD Seven Pounds
Synopsis
Weighed down by a dark secret, IRS agent Ben Thomas tries to improve the lives of seven strangers in need of a second chance. But everything changes as he begins to fall for one of them and must decide whether to tell her the truth.
Cast
Cast
Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Michael Ealy, Barry Pepper, Elpidia Carrillo, Robinne Lee, Joe Nunez, Bill Smitrovich, Tim Kelleher, Gina Hecht, Andy Milder, Judyann Elder, Sarah Jane Morris
Director
Director
Gabriele Muccino
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers
Rent P.S. I Love You on DVD P.S. I Love You
Synopsis
When she loses her beloved husband, Gerry, to a brain tumor, grieving widow Holly Kennedy learns that he left a series of letters behind to help her cope with the pain of living without him.
Cast
Cast
Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Lisa Kudrow, Gina Gershon, James Marsters, Kathy Bates, Harry Connick Jr., Dean Winters, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Director
Director
Richard LaGravenese
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers
Rent The Soloist on DVD The Soloist
Synopsis
This true-life drama tells the poignant tale of Los Angeles newspaper reporter Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.), who discovers brilliant street musician Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx), and the unique friendship that transforms both their lives.
Cast
Cast
Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Nelsan Ellis, Rachael Harris, Stephen Root, Lorraine Toussaint, Justin Martin
Director
Director
Joe Wright
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, Social Issue Dramas, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Lovely Bones on DVD The Lovely Bones
Synopsis
When 14-year-old Susie Salmon is murdered, she watches from above as her family deals with her tragic death -- and as her killer prepares to strike again. Torn between vengeance and healing, Susie's loved ones are forever changed.
Cast
Cast
Saoirse Ronan, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Stanley Tucci, Susan Sarandon, Michael Imperioli, AJ Michalka, Thomas McCarthy, Nikki SooHoo, Reece Ritchie
Director
Director
Peter Jackson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, Crime Thrillers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on the Book, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent Million Dollar Baby on DVD Million Dollar Baby
Synopsis
Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro, and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Cast
Cast
Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel, Mike Colter, Lucia Rijker, Anthony Mackie, Margo Martindale, Riki Lindhome, Michael Peña, Benito Martinez, Bruce MacVittie, Brian F. O'Byrne
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Boxing, Women In Sports, Tearjerkers, Sports Stories, Blockbusters
Rent Precious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire on DVD Precious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire
Synopsis
Visciously abused by her mother and impregnated by her father, Harlem teen Precious has an unexpected chance at a different life when she enrolls in an alternative school, but she still must battle unimaginable barriers at every step of the way.
Cast
Cast
Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz, Stephanie Andujar, Chyna Layne, Amina Robinson, Xosha Roquemore, Angelic Zambrana, Nealla Gordon
Director
Director
Lee Daniels
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Milk on DVD Milk
Synopsis
Sean Penn stars in this biopic about Harvey Milk, the openly gay activist and San Francisco politician who was murdered along with Mayor George Moscone by disgruntled city supervisor Dan White in 1978.
Cast
Cast
Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna, James Franco, Alison Pill, Victor Garber, Denis O'Hare, Joseph Cross, Brandon Boyce, Carol Ruth Silver, Stephen Spinella, Lucas Grabeel, Howard Rosenman, Kelvin Yu, Jeff Koons, Mark Martinez, Lynn McRee
Director
Director
Gus Van Sant
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Biographies, Political Dramas, LGBT Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Tearjerkers, Gay, Period Pieces
Rent Finding Neverland on DVD Finding Neverland
Synopsis
Peter Pan and the denizens of Neverland have captured the hearts and minds of J.M. Barrie's readers. But this Oscar-winning film reveals how the imaginative author envisioned a world that was at once so wondrous and perilous.
Cast
Cast
Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Dustin Hoffman, Radha Mitchell, Freddie Highmore, Kelly Macdonald, Ian Hart, Joe Prospero, Nick Roud
Director
Director
Marc Forster
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Tearjerkers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent The Help on DVD The Help
Synopsis
In 1960s Jackson, Miss., aspiring writer Eugenia Phelan crosses taboo racial lines by conversing with Aibileen Clark about her life as a housekeeper, and their ensuing friendship upsets the fragile dynamic between the haves and the have-nots.
Cast
Cast
Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Ahna O'Reilly, Allison Janney, Anna Camp, Cicely Tyson, Mike Vogel, Sissy Spacek
Director
Director
Tate Taylor
Genres
Genres
Drama, Social Issue Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Tearjerkers, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent Hereafter on DVD Hereafter
Synopsis
Clint Eastwood directs this supernatural tale about three very different people and their responses to death, including a hesitant psychic named George who may be able to help the others find answers and peace.
Cast
Cast
Matt Damon, Cécile De France, Frankie McLaren, George McLaren, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jay Mohr, Marthe Keller, Thierry Neuvic, Mylène Jampanoï
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genres
Genres
Drama, Supernatural Thrillers, Mystery, Tearjerkers
Rent August Rush on DVD August Rush
Synopsis
After cellist Lyla (Keri Russell) and guitarist Louis (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) share an enchanted night together, circumstances rip them apart, and the child (Freddie Highmore) produced by the union is raised by an opportunistic stranger (Robin Williams) who nurtures the boy's musical talent. Determined to find his parents, the boy -- known as August Rush -- relies on music to draw his mother and father to him. Terrence Howard co-stars.
Cast
Cast
Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Robin Williams, Terrence Howard, Jamia Simone Nash, William Sadler, Alex O'Loughlin, Leon G. Thomas
Director
Director
Kirsten Sheridan
Genres
Genres
Drama, Family Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers
Rent Catch and Release on DVD Catch and Release
Synopsis
Susannah Grant (who wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Erin Brockovich) takes her first stab at feature-film directing with this emotional drama that follows the rebirth of a young woman (Jennifer Garner) after her fiancé's tragic death. On her painful journey toward healing, she uncovers hidden secrets that make her feel as if she's mourning a stranger. Juliette Lewis and Kevin Smith co-star.
Cast
Cast
Jennifer Garner, Timothy Olyphant, Sam Jaeger, Kevin Smith, Juliette Lewis, Joshua Friesen, Fiona Shaw, Tina Lifford, Georgia Craig
Director
Director
Susannah Grant
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, Romantic Comedies, Tearjerkers
Rent Everybody's Fine on DVD Everybody's Fine
Synopsis
Recent widower Frank Goode goes on a road trip -- against his doctor's orders -- to connect with his grown children after all four blow off a planned visit. Along the way, he learns some truths about himself and his kids.
Cast
Cast
Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Lucian Maisel, Damian Young, James Frain, Melissa Leo, Katherine Moennig, Brendan Sexton III, James Murtaugh
Director
Director
Kirk Jones
Genres
Genres
Drama, Tearjerkers
Rent Remember Me on DVD Remember Me
Synopsis
In the summer of 2001, New York college student Tyler is still feeling lost from the tragedy that has strained his relationship with his father when he meets Ally, a girl who understands his pain.
Cast
Cast
Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, Tate Ellington, Ruby Jerins, Pierce Brosnan, Gregory Jbara
Director
Director
Allen Coulter
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers
Rent We Bought a Zoo on DVD We Bought a Zoo
Synopsis
In this adaptation of Benjamin Mee's memoir about buying and saving a run-down zoo, the locale shifts from Britain to southern California. However, the wacky spirit of the original is retained, complete with escaped tigers and a zoo crew of misfits.
Cast
Cast
Cameron Crowe, Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Patrick Fugit, Colin Ford, Elle Fanning, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, John Michael Higgins, Angus Macfadyen, Peter Riegert, Stephanie Szostak, J.B. Smoove
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Big Fish on DVD Big Fish
Synopsis
In this disarming fantasy told largely through flashbacks, young reporter William Bloom attempts to learn more about his dying father by finding the truth behind a lifetime of his fanciful tall tales and legends of epic proportions.
Cast
Cast
Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Lohman, Robert Guillaume, Marion Cotillard, Steve Buscemi, Danny DeVito, David Denman
Director
Director
Tim Burton
Genres
Genres
Drama, Fantasy, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Conviction on DVD Conviction
Synopsis
Convinced that her brother, Kenneth, has been unjustly convicted of murder and incompetently defended by court-ordered attorneys, high school dropout Betty Anne Waters puts herself through law school in order to represent him in his appeal.
Cast
Cast
Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo, Peter Gallagher, Ari Graynor, Loren Dean, Conor Donovan, Owen Campbell, Juliette Lewis
Director
Director
Tony Goldwyn
Genres
Genres
Drama, Courtroom Dramas, Crime Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Tearjerkers
Rent Extraordinary Measures on DVD Extraordinary Measures
Synopsis
After their two young children are diagnosed with a rare genetic disease for which conventional medicine has no cure, John and Aileen pin their hopes on the work of unconventional scientist Dr. Robert Stonehill and form a company to develop a drug.
Cast
Cast
Harrison Ford, Brendan Fraser, Keri Russell, Meredith Droeger, Diego Velazquez, Sam Hall, Jared Harris, Patrick Bauchau, Alan Ruck, David Clennon, Dee Wallace, Courtney B. Vance
Director
Director
Tom Vaughan
Genres
Genres
Drama, Medical Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Tearjerkers
Rent We Are Marshall on DVD We Are Marshall
Synopsis
After a plane crash takes the lives of most of Marshall University's football team, new coach Jack Lengyel must rally the surviving players and a grieving community to victory in this drama based on actual events.
Cast
Cast
Matthew Fox, Matthew McConaughey, David Strathairn, Anthony Mackie, Ian McShane, Kate Mara, January Jones, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Robert Patrick, Brian Geraghty, Tommy Cresswell, Nina Jones
Director
Director
McG
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Tearjerkers, Football
Rent Love Happens on DVD Love Happens
Synopsis
After unexpectedly falling for quirky hotel florist Eloise Chandler, widower and self-help guru Burke Ryan begins to realize that his failure to come to terms with his wife's death three years earlier could cost him a chance at new happiness.
Cast
Cast
Aaron Eckhart, Jennifer Aniston, Dan Fogler, John Carroll Lynch, Martin Sheen, Judy Greer, Frances Conroy, Joe Anderson
Director
Director
Brandon Camp
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers
Rent Reign Over Me on DVD Reign Over Me
Synopsis
Consumed with grief after losing his family in the World Trade Center attacks, a widower (Adam Sandler) runs into his former college roommate (Don Cheadle) -- a married man with two daughters and a dental practice -- and eventually starts down the road to recovery. Mike Binder directs this thought-provoking look at friendship and post-Sept. 11 society, co-starring Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland, Saffron Burrows and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Cast
Cast
Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler, Saffron Burrows, Donald Sutherland, Robert Klein, Melinda Dillon, Mike Binder, Jonathan Banks
Director
Director
Mike Binder
Genres
Genres
Drama, Tearjerkers, Social Issue Dramas
Rent Ladder 49 on DVD Ladder 49
Synopsis
Trapped in a horrific factory fire that might kill him, a fireman looks back at his life, career and marriage while he waits for the remote possibility that his company -- Ladder 49 -- might rescue him, if they can just reach him in time.
Cast
Cast
Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta, Jacinda Barrett, Morris Chestnut, Kevin Daniels, Robert Patrick, Kevin Chapman, Balthazar Getty, Jay Hernandez, Billy Burke, Tim Guinee
Director
Director
Jay Russell
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Action Thrillers, Tearjerkers
Rent Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close on DVD Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Synopsis
Believing that his father left him a message before dying in the September 11 attacks, young Oskar Schell embarks on an emotional odyssey through New York City to find the lock that matches a key he found among his father's belongings.
Cast
Cast
Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, Viola Davis, John Goodman, Jeffrey Wright, Max von Sydow, James Gandolfini, Zoe Caldwell, Stephen Henderson
Director
Director
Stephen Daldry
Genres
Genres
Drama, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Last Song on DVD The Last Song
Synopsis
Miley Cyrus has top billing as 17-year-old Ronnie Miller, a rebellious former piano prodigy who doesn't hide her hostility after being sent off to spend the summer in Georgia with her estranged father (Greg Kinnear). Rebuffing her dad's attempts to reconnect, the aloof Ronnie begins to thaw when she meets beach volleyballer Will Blakelee (Liam Hemsworth). Kelly Preston also stars in this contemporary tearjerker based on the Nicholas Sparks novel.
Cast
Cast
Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Greg Kinnear, Bobby Coleman, Hallock Beals, Kelly Preston, Nick Lashaway, Carly Chaikin, Kate Vernon, Nick Searcy
Director
Director
Julie Anne Robinson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Teen Dramas, Teen Romance, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Dear John on DVD Dear John
Synopsis
A U.S. soldier falls for a Southern college student, but their love is put on hold when terrorist attacks prompt him to reenlist. Now, handwritten letters hold the lovers together in this modern romance based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks.
Cast
Cast
Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins, Henry Thomas, D.J. Cotrona, Cullen Moss, Gavin McCulley, Jose Lucena Jr., Keith Robinson, Scott Porter, Leslea Fisher
Director
Director
Lasse Hallström
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Boy in the Striped Pajamas on DVD The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Synopsis
When his family moves to Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence, where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey.
Cast
Cast
Vera Farmiga, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend, David Heyman, Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, Amber Beattie, Sheila Hancock, Richard Johnson, Jim Norton
Director
Director
Mark Herman
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Tearjerkers, United Kingdom, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Charlie St. Cloud on DVD Charlie St. Cloud
Synopsis
As the caretaker of the cemetery where his brother Sam is buried, Charlie has lots of time to commune with the dead. But when Charlie meets a mysterious young woman, he must decide whether to move forward or remain trapped in the past.
Cast
Cast
Zac Efron, Charlie Tahan, Amanda Crew, Augustus Prew, Donal Logue, Kim Basinger, Ray Liotta, Dave Franco, Matt Ward, Miles Chalmers
Director
Director
Burr Steers
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent An Unfinished Life on DVD An Unfinished Life
Synopsis
When her husband dies, grieving widow Jean moves with her daughter into the Wyoming home of her estranged father-in-law, steely rancher Einar, even though they don't get along. Over time, the two learn to move on through the power of forgiveness.
Cast
Cast
Jennifer Lopez, Robert Redford, Becca Gardner, Damian Lewis, Morgan Freeman, Josh Lucas, Camryn Manheim
Director
Director
Lasse Hallström
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Tearjerkers
Rent Evening on DVD Evening
Synopsis
With her daughters by her bedside, a terminally ill matriarch recounts a passionate and all-consuming romance that took place 50 years in the past yet steered the course and defined the rest of her life.
Cast
Cast
Claire Danes, Toni Collette, Vanessa Redgrave, Patrick Wilson, Hugh Dancy, Natasha Richardson, Mamie Gummer, Eileen Atkins, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Chris Stack
Director
Director
Lajos Koltai
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Radio on DVD Radio
Synopsis
When a high school football coach befriends a developmentally disabled man nicknamed "Radio" -- who's the target of teasing -- their friendship raises eyebrows. But Radio's growth under the coach's guidance causes the townsfolk to think differently.
Cast
Cast
Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Alfre Woodard, S. Epatha Merkerson, Brent Sexton, Chris Mulkey, Sarah Drew, Riley Smith, Debra Winger
Director
Director
Michael Tollin
Genres
Genres
Drama, Sports Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Football, Tearjerkers, Period Pieces
Rent World Trade Center on DVD World Trade Center
Synopsis
Oliver Stone helms this gripping docudrama set amid the rubble of Sept. 11, 2001. Working under treacherous conditions, an army of dedicated rescuers struggles to find anyone who survived the World Trade Center's tragic collapse.
Cast
Cast
Nicolas Cage, Michael Peña, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello, Stephen Dorff, Jay Hernandez, Michael Shannon, Frank Whaley, Jon Bernthal, Morgan Flynn, Nick Damici, Viola Davis, William Mapother
Director
Director
Oliver Stone
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, Deadly Disasters, Tearjerkers
Rent Hachi: A Dog's Tale on DVD Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Synopsis
When his master dies, a loyal pooch named Hachiko keeps a regular vigil -- for more than a decade -- at the train station where he once greeted his owner every day in this touching drama based on a true story.
Cast
Cast
Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Sarah Roemer, Jason Alexander, Erick Avari, Davenia McFadden, Robbie Sublett, Kevin DeCoste, Bates Wilder
Director
Director
Lasse Hallström
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Animal Tales, Tearjerkers, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent The Book Thief on DVD The Book Thief
Synopsis
Young Liesel steals books to teach herself to read, giving her refuge from the horrors of Nazi Germany and her cold foster parents. When not reading, she forms a bond with the Jewish man her adoptive family is hiding in their home.
Cast
Cast
Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nélisse, Ben Schnetzer, Nico Liersch, Barbara Auer, Levin Liam, Rainer Bock, Carina N. Wiese, Roger Allam
Director
Director
Brian Percival
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Tearjerkers, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Georgia Rule on DVD Georgia Rule
Synopsis
Fed up with her unruly daughter's antics, exasperated mom Lilly Wilcox takes the wild teen to Idaho to live with her flinty, no-nonsense grandmother, who lays down a set of rules centered on two things: God and hard work.
Cast
Cast
Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan, Felicity Huffman, Dermot Mulroney, Cary Elwes, Garrett Hedlund, Hector Elizondo, Dylan McLaughlin, Zachary Gordon, Laurie Metcalf
Director
Director
Garry Marshall
Genres
Genres
Drama, Tearjerkers, Romantic Dramas
Rent Casablanca on DVD Casablanca
Synopsis
In this Oscar-winning classic, American expat Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) plays host to gamblers, thieves and refugees at his Moroccan nightclub during World War II ... but he never expected Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) - the woman who broke his heart -- to walk through that door. Ilsa hopes that with Rick's help, she and her fugitive husband (Paul Henreid) can escape to America. But the spark that brought the lovers together still burns brightly.
Cast
Cast
Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, S.Z. Sakall, Madeleine LeBeau, Dooley Wilson
Director
Director
Michael Curtiz
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Classic War Stories, Tearjerkers
Rent Temple Grandin on DVD Temple Grandin
Synopsis
Emmy winner Claire Danes stars as Temple Grandin, a brilliant young woman coping with the stigma of autism at a time when it was misunderstood. With the support of her loving family, Temple dedicates herself to learning and becomes a famed animal behaviorist. Her passion for animals gives her a unique ability to understand them, and she fulfills her love of education by teaching about autism and the most humane ways to treat livestock and pets.
Cast
Cast
Claire Danes, Catherine O'Hara, Julia Ormond, David Strathairn, Melissa Farman, Cherami Leigh, Tamara Jolaine, Charles Baker, Blair Bomar, Barry Tubb
Director
Director
Mick Jackson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Social Issue Dramas, Tearjerkers
Rent My Sister's Keeper on DVD My Sister's Keeper
Synopsis
A former defense attorney finds herself back in the courtroom when she and her husband are sued for medical emancipation by their 11-year-old daughter, who's expected to donate a kidney to her dying older sister.
Cast
Cast
Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin, Jason Patric, Sofia Vassilieva, Heather Wahlquist, Joan Cusack, Thomas Dekker, Evan Ellingson, David Thornton
Director
Director
Nick Cassavetes
Genres
Genres
Drama, Courtroom Dramas, Medical Dramas, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Philomena on DVD Philomena
Synopsis
Floundering BBC journalist Martin Sixsmith and aging Irishwoman Philomena Lee form an unlikely bond when they pair up to find the son Philomena was forced to give up for adoption 50 years ago.
Cast
Cast
Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Anna Maxwell Martin, Ruth McCabe, Barbara Jefford, Kate Fleetwood, Peter Hermann, Mare Winningham, Michelle Fairley
Director
Director
Stephen Frears
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, United Kingdom
Rent Les Misérables on DVD Les Misérables
Synopsis
The musical version of Victor Hugo's epic tale of love and sacrifice, first produced for the stage in 1985, now receives the big-screen treatment. The bloody era of the French Revolution is the backdrop to Jean Valjean's long struggle for redemption.
Cast
Cast
Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, Colm Wilkinson, Bertie Carvel
Director
Director
Tom Hooper
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Epics, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Musicals, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters, United Kingdom
Rent The Impossible on DVD The Impossible
Synopsis
Tracking one family's harrowing experiences, this gripping drama depicts the chaos generated by the massive 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia. On December 26, Maria, Henry and their sons are vacationing in Thailand when unthinkable disaster strikes.
Cast
Cast
Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin, Oaklee Pendergast, Marta Etura, Sonke Mohring
Director
Director
J.A. Bayona
Genres
Genres
Drama, Tearjerkers, Deadly Disasters, Dramas Based on Real Life, Spain
Rent Martian Child on DVD Martian Child
Synopsis
A recently widowed sci-fi writer adopts a 6-year-old boy to quell his loneliness. The catch? The kid claims to be from Mars. Dad's dubious at first, but an odd series of events prompts him to wonder whether his son could be telling the truth.
Cast
Cast
John Cusack, Bobby Coleman, Amanda Peet, Sophie Okonedo, Joan Cusack, Oliver Platt, Bud, Richard Schiff, Taya Calicetto, David Kaye
Director
Director
Menno Meyjes
Genres
Genres
Drama, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Life Is Beautiful on DVD Life Is Beautiful
Synopsis
A Jewish Italian waiter named Guido is sent to a Nazi concentration camp, along with his wife and their young son. Refusing to give up hope, Guido tries to protect his son's innocence by pretending that their imprisonment is an elaborate game.
Cast
Cast
Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano, Sergio Bini Bustric, Marisa Paredes, Horst Buchholz, Lidia Alfonsi, Giuliana Lojodice, Amerigo Fontani
Director
Director
Roberto Benigni
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Tearjerkers, Foreign Dramas, Italian Language, Italy, Period Pieces
Rent The Hours on DVD The Hours
Synopsis
This gripping drama follows the parallel lives of three 20th-century women: incomparable writer Virginia Woolf, an unsatisfied 1950s housewife and a modern-day book editor who's losing her former lover to AIDS.
Cast
Cast
Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Toni Collette, Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels, Stephen Dillane, Allison Janney, John C. Reilly
Director
Director
Stephen Daldry
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Tearjerkers, Period Pieces, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Lesbian, LGBT Dramas
Rent Rabbit Hole on DVD Rabbit Hole
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In this raw drama based on David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, Becca and Howie grapple with the realities of life eight months after the death of their 4-year-old son, Danny.
Cast
Cast
Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Miles Teller, Tammy Blanchard, Sandra Oh, Giancarlo Esposito, Jon Tenney, Stephen Mailer, Mike Doyle
Director
Director
John Cameron Mitchell
Genres
Genres
Drama, Tearjerkers, Indie Dramas
Rent Things We Lost in the Fire on DVD Things We Lost in the Fire
Synopsis
Attempting to piece her life back together after losing her husband in a tragic incident, grieving widow Audrey turns to an unlikely ally: her husband's childhood friend Jerry, an emotionally wrecked heroin addict.
Cast
Cast
Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro, David Duchovny, Alexis Llewellyn, Micah Berry, John Carroll Lynch, Alison Lohman, Robin Weigert, Omar Benson Miller, Paula Newsome, Sarah Dubrovsky
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Director
Susanne Bier
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Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Tearjerkers
Rent I Am Sam on DVD I Am Sam
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After fathering a child with a homeless woman, Sam (Sean Penn) -- a grown man with the mental capacity of a 7-year-old -- raises the baby himself until an incident at a birthday party finds the Child Protective Services deeming him an unfit guardian. With the help of yuppie lawyer Michelle Pfeiffer, Sam attempts to regain custody of his daughter and prove that, despite his handicap, he's a truly loving father.
Cast
Cast
Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Dianne Wiest, Loretta Devine, Laura Dern, Richard Schiff, Doug Hutchison, Stanley DeSantis, Brad Silverman, Will Wallace, Mary Steenburgen, Scott Paulin, Kathleen Robertson, Eileen Ryan, Wendy Phillips, Elle Fanning
Director
Director
Jessie Nelson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Courtroom Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Tearjerkers
Rent A Walk to Remember on DVD A Walk to Remember
Synopsis
When bad boy Landon (Shane West) is cast opposite the campus bookworm (Mandy Moore) in a school play, no one expects romance to bloom. Despite peer pressure and strict parents, the newly minted lovebirds forge a heartfelt bond ... until tragedy tears them apart. This adaptation of Nicholas Sparks's pulpy best-seller provides teen pop sensation Moore her first starring role -- and lets viewers clean out their tear ducts.
Cast
Cast
Shane West, Mandy Moore, Peter Coyote, Daryl Hannah, Lauren German, Clayne Crawford, Paz de la Huerta, Jonathan Parks Jordan, Al Thompson
Director
Director
Adam Shankman
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Teen Dramas, Teen Romance, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on the Book
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With their two daughters in tow, Johnny and Sarah leave Ireland and head to New York so Johnny can pursue an acting career. What follows is a series of adventures, both comical and terrifying, as they struggle to make the most of their new life.
Cast
Cast
Samantha Morton, Paddy Considine, Djimon Hounsou, Sarah Bolger, Emma Bolger
Director
Director
Jim Sheridan
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Tearjerkers
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Synopsis
In this gentle drama from director Mimi Leder, young Trevor McKinney (Haley Joel Osment) responds to a school assignment with a plan to help three people who will, in turn, help three more, and so on, in an ever-widening circle. But Trevor touches more people than he expected, including his abused mother (Helen Hunt), his physically and emotionally scarred teacher (Kevin Spacey) and a journalist (Jay Mohr) who's investigating the plan.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, Haley Joel Osment, Jay Mohr, Jim Caviezel, Jon Bon Jovi, Angie Dickinson, David Ramsey, Shawn Pyfrom
Director
Director
Mimi Leder
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers, Social Issue Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Inspirational Stories, Dramas Based on the Book
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When 50-year-old linguistics professor Alice Howland begins having trouble remembering words, her symptoms ultimately lead to a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's -- which forces Alice and her family to make radical changes in their lives.
Cast
Cast
Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, Hunter Parrish
Director
Director
Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
Genres
Genres
Drama, Medical Dramas, Tearjerkers
Rent Life as a House on DVD Life as a House
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Faced with a sobering diagnosis of terminal cancer, George (Kevin Kline) decides to construct a beautiful new house on his land overlooking the Pacific Ocean, while at the same time trying to connect with his estranged son (Hayden Christensen). Kristin Scott Thomas and Mary Steenburgen co-star in this moving dramedy that speaks eloquent volumes about the fragility -- and resilience -- of the human condition.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Hayden Christensen, Jena Malone, Mary Steenburgen, Mike Weinberg, Scotty Leavenworth, Ian Somerhalder, Jamey Sheridan, Scott Bakula, Sandra Nelson, Sam Robards, John Pankow, Kim Delgado, Barry Primus
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Director
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Genres
Drama, Tearjerkers, Medical Dramas
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Following the sudden death of his wife, Australian sportswriter Joe Warr struggles to cope with his grief and comfort his young son. Being a single father gets even trickier when Joe's rebellious teenage son from a previous marriage moves in.
Cast
Cast
Clive Owen, Emma Booth, Laura Fraser, George MacKay, Nicholas McAnulty, Julia Blake, Chris Haywood, Erik Thomson, Natasha Little, Emma Lung
Director
Director
Scott Hicks
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Genres
Drama, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Australia/ New Zealand
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Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the 4-year old son of a small-town Nebraska pastor who, during emergency surgery, slips from consciousness and enters heaven. When he awakes, he recounts his experiences on the other side.
Cast
Cast
Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, Connor Corum, Thomas Haden Church, Jacob Vargas, Nancy Sorel, Lane Styles
Director
Director
Randall Wallace
Genres
Genres
Drama, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on the Book
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When professors at MIT discover that an aimless young janitor working at the university is also a mathematical genius, a therapist helps the young man confront the demons that are holding him back.
Cast
Cast
Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård, Minnie Driver, Casey Affleck, Cole Hauser, John Mighton, Rachel Majorowski, Colleen McCauley
Director
Director
Gus Van Sant
Genres
Genres
Drama, Tearjerkers, Blockbusters
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Synopsis
In a backwater Iowa town, Gilbert struggles to take care of his mentally disabled brother, Arnie, and provide for the rest of his family. But after falling for the stranded Becky, Gilbert discovers exciting new possibilities for his life.
Cast
Cast
Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen, Darlene Cates, Laura Harrington, Mary Kate Schellhardt, Kevin Tighe, John C. Reilly, Crispin Glover
Director
Director
Lasse Hallström
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
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Synopsis
A surrogate son and protégé to a kindly physician who runs an orphanage in rural Maine, itchy Homer Wells sets off wide-eyed to see the world -- but cold reality soon intrudes on his youthful idealism and moral certitude.
Cast
Cast
Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Delroy Lindo, Paul Rudd, Michael Caine, Jane Alexander, Kathy Baker, Erykah Badu, Kieran Culkin, Kate Nelligan, Heavy D, K. Todd Freeman, Paz de la Huerta, J.K. Simmons, Evan Parke
Director
Director
Lasse Hallström
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
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Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Ellen Burstyn, James Garner and Maggie Smith star in this Southern-fried comedy, based on Rebecca Wells's best-selling novels, which follows a group of lifelong friends over decades of ups and downs. Forced to resort to intervention to help their friend's daughter, Siddalee (Bullock), cope and forgive her eccentric mother (Burstyn) for inflicting years of pain and embarrassment, the Ya-Yas don't hold anything back.
Cast
Cast
Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Fionnula Flanagan, James Garner, Cherry Jones, Ashley Judd, Shirley Knight, Angus Macfadyen, Maggie Smith, Matthew Settle, David Rasche, Gina McKee, Caitlin Wachs
Director
Director
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Genres
Drama, Tearjerkers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
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Teenager Hazel, who has pushed people away since her cancer diagnosis, reluctantly joins a support group, where she bonds with a boy named Gus. Together, they face the challenge of building a relationship under the shadow of terminal illness.
Cast
Cast
Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern, Lotte Verbeek, Sam Trammell, Emily Peachey, Mike Birbiglia
Director
Director
Josh Boone
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Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Medical Dramas, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
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Oscar nominee Robin Williams stars as John Keating, an unconventional teacher who inspires students through poetry. When the school fires him, his devastated students rally behind him, mindful of the ways he has changed their lives.
Cast
Cast
Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, Gale Hansen, Dylan Kussman, Allelon Ruggiero, James Waterston, Norman Lloyd, Kurtwood Smith
Director
Director
Peter Weir
Genres
Genres
Drama, Teen Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Tearjerkers, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
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This adaptation of the novel by Nicholas Sparks centers on a mysterious woman who arrives in a small North Carolina town and begins a new life but remains haunted by the terrifying secret that prompted her to travel across the country.
Cast
Cast
Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders, David Lyons, Noah Lomax, Ric Reitz, Mimi Kirkland, Red West, Cullen Moss
Director
Director
Lasse Hallström
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Empire of the Sun on DVD Empire of the Sun
Synopsis
Steven Spielberg directs a young Christian Bale in a stunning feature-film debut as Jim, a British expatriate who's separated from his parents when the Japanese army invades Shanghai at the outset of World War II. Eventually interned in a civilian prison camp, Jim hooks up with several American prisoners (led by John Malkovich) and becomes the camp mascot. Elsewhere, war tidings grow ominous for the Japanese.
Cast
Cast
Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Joe Pantoliano, Leslie Phillips, Masatô Ibu, Ben Stiller, Robert Stephens, Peter Copley, Burt Kwouk, Paul McGann, Ann Queensberry, Sylvia Marriott
Director
Director
Steven Spielberg
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
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Driven from her post at Thornfield House by her love for her brooding employer and his secret past, young governess Jane Eyre reflects on her youth and the events that led her to the misty moors in this artful adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's novel.
Cast
Cast
Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins, Simon McBurney, Valentina Cervi, Imogen Poots, Amelia Clarkson, Romy Settbon Moore, Tamzin Merchant, Holliday Grainger, Freya Wilson
Director
Director
Cary Fukunaga
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Tearjerkers, United Kingdom, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Tuesdays with Morrie on DVD Tuesdays with Morrie
Synopsis
When Mitch Albom (Hank Azaria) learns his beloved professor, Morrie Schwartz (Jack Lemmon), is dying with Lou Gehrig's Disease, he reconnects with his mentor and learns from him all over again -- but this time, they're studying life. Mitch might be a successful sports columnist and television host, but that doesn't mean he's aced his priorities. This made-for-television movie is based on the real-life Albom's best-selling book.
Cast
Cast
Jack Lemmon, Hank Azaria, Wendy Moniz, Caroline Aaron, Bonnie Bartlett, Aaron Lustig, Bruce Nozick, Ivo Cutzarida, John Carroll Lynch, Dan Thiel, Kyle Sullivan, Christian J. Meoli
Director
Director
Mick Jackson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Tearjerkers, Made-for-TV Movies, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on the Book, ABC, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Medical Dramas
Rent What Dreams May Come on DVD What Dreams May Come
Synopsis
When physician Chris Nielson dies in a car accident and goes to heaven, his distraught wife commits suicide and ends up in hell. Risking eternal damnation, Nielson leaves paradise and embarks on an epic journey to save his spouse from Hades.
Cast
Cast
Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra, Max von Sydow, Jessica Brooks Grant, Josh Paddock, Rosalind Chao, Lucinda Jenney, Maggie McCarthy, Wilma Bonet, Matt Salinger, Carin Sprague, June Carryl, Paul P. Card IV, Werner Herzog
Director
Director
Vincent Ward
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers, Fantasy, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent House of D on DVD House of D
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Set in New York, House of D is the multilayered story of a man (writer-director David Duchovny) coming to terms with his past and present, and resolving his relationships with the people who helped make him the man he's become. Along the way, he recalls the special bond he shared with a mentally disabled janitor (Robin Williams) who worked at the elementary school he attended. Téa Leoni and Anton Yelchin co-star.
Cast
Cast
Anton Yelchin, David Duchovny, Robin Williams, Téa Leoni, Erykah Badu, Magali Amadei, Harold Cartier, Mark Margolis, Zelda Williams, Gideon Jacobs
Director
Director
David Duchovny
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Tearjerkers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent The Straight Story on DVD The Straight Story
Synopsis
When his brother, Lyle (Harry Dean Stanton), falls ill, Iowa farmer Alvin Straight (Oscar nominee Richard Farnsworth) pledges to go to Lyle's side -- despite being unable to drive -- armed with a riding lawnmower for transportation, a tent and unshakable determination. Leaving his mentally challenged daughter (Sissy Spacek) at home, Alvin sets out to cover the 300 miles to his brother's house in a weeks-long journey of healing and remembrance.
Cast
Cast
Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Harry Dean Stanton, Jane Galloway Heitz, Everett McGill, Wiley Harker, Kevin P. Farley
Director
Director
David Lynch
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, Indie Dramas, Biographies, Inspirational Stories, Tearjerkers
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Synopsis
Critically acclaimed Australian filmmaker Jane Campion helms this drama detailing the passionate three-year romance between 19th-century Romantic poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw) -- who died tragically at age 25 -- and his great love and muse, Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish). Much of the story was inspired by Keats's poetry and the actual love letters the pair exchanged. Thomas Sangster, Paul Schneider and Kerry Fox co-star.
Cast
Cast
Ben Whishaw, Abbie Cornish, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Samuel Barnett, Edie Martin, Gerard Monaco, Alfred Harmsworth, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Claudie Blakley, Samuel Roukin, Amanda Hale, Lucinda Raikes, Jonathan Aris, Olly Alexander
Director
Director
Jane Campion
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent A.I. Artificial Intelligence on DVD A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Synopsis
In this dark, contemplative tale, an advanced prototype robot child named David (Haley Joel Osment) is programmed to show unconditional love. When his human family, unprepared for the consequences, abandons him, David embarks on a dangerous quest to become a real boy. Steven Spielberg helms this futuristic story, the brainchild of the late Stanley Kubrick, who died before he could bring it to the big screen.
Cast
Cast
Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Brendan Gleeson, Jake Thomas, William Hurt, Daveigh Chase, Clara Bellar, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Sam Robards, Adam Scott, Robin Williams
Director
Director
Steven Spielberg
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Sci-Fi Dramas, Tearjerkers, Blockbusters
Rent Mao's Last Dancer on DVD Mao's Last Dancer
Synopsis
A delegation from Madame Mao's Beijing Dance Academy selects 11-year-old peasant villager Li Cunxin to study ballet in far-off Beijing, where he trains for seven grueling years to become one of China's greatest dancers. His efforts win him the opportunity to dance in America, opening his eyes to a new love and the possibility of a dramatic defection from China in this remarkable true story based on Cunxin's autobiography.
Cast
Cast
Bruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Joan Chen, Chi Cao, Amanda Schull, Shuangbao Wang, Chengwu Guo, Wen Bin Huang, Aden Young, Jack Thompson, Christopher Kirby, Penne Hackforth-Jones
Director
Director
Bruce Beresford
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Romantic Dramas, Ballet & Modern Dance, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Australia/ New Zealand, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story on DVD Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
Synopsis
Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. stars as pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who overcomes enormous obstacles to study medicine and save lives at Johns Hopkins Hospital in this made-for-cable drama based on Carson's memoirs.
Cast
Cast
Cuba Gooding Jr., Kimberly Elise, Aunjanue Ellis, Gus Hoffman, Maestro Harrell, Jaishon Fisher, Ele Bardha, Danny Goldring, John Hoogenakker, Guy Van Swearingen, Tajh Bellow
Director
Director
Thomas Carter
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on Real Life, Medical Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Tearjerkers, Made-for-TV Movies
Rent Griffin & Phoenix on DVD Griffin & Phoenix
Synopsis
Divorced, disconnected from his kids and living in a gloomy bachelor's pad, Griffin is already down when diagnosed with inoperable cancer. Resigned, he enrolls in a class about accepting death -- never dreaming he'll learn to accept life instead.
Cast
Cast
Amanda Peet, Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Paulson, Blair Brown, Alison Elliott, Lois Smith, Jonah Meyerson, Max Morris, Michael Showalter, Brian Klugman, Fred Armisen, Dana Eskelson
Director
Director
Ed Stone
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers
Rent Evelyn on DVD Evelyn
Synopsis
Based on real-life events, this Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) drama follows the story of Desmond Doyle (Pierce Brosnan), whose wife has left him and whose three children -- Evelyn, Maurice and Dermot -- are taken from him and placed in orphanages. Authorities deem Doyle's dire financial straights unacceptable for raising children, and the unemployed father vows to reunite his family. But he faces the judgment of the Irish Supreme Court.
Cast
Cast
Pierce Brosnan, Julianna Margulies, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea, Alan Bates, John Lynch, Sophie Vavasseur, Niall Beagan, Hugh McDonagh, Mairead Devlin, Frank Kelly
Director
Director
Bruce Beresford
Genres
Genres
Drama, Courtroom Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Tearjerkers, Period Pieces
Rent Les Misérables on DVD Les Misérables
Synopsis
The lush adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel stars Liam Neeson as Jean Valjean, an ex-convict trying to build a new life of nobility and compassion, only to be pursued by the callous Inspector Javert, who doesn't intend to let Valjean escape his past.
Cast
Cast
Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman, Claire Danes, Hans Matheson, Reine Brynolfsson, Peter Vaughan, Mimi Newman, Kathleen Byron, Toby Jones
Director
Director
Bille August
Genres
Genres
Drama, Social Issue Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent Rails & Ties on DVD Rails & Ties
Synopsis
When a mother commits suicide by parking her car on the train tracks, an unlikely bond forms between her son and the tormented engineer who was driving the train that day. The engineer's wife, who has terminal cancer, insists they take the boy in.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Bacon, Marcia Gay Harden, Miles Heizer, Eugene Byrd, Bonnie Root, Steve Eastin, Laura Ceron, Ernest Harden Jr., Micky Levy, John Nielsen, Kerri Randles
Director
Director
Alison Eastwood
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Tearjerkers
Rent White Oleander on DVD White Oleander
Synopsis
When a volatile artist offs her boyfriend and is sentenced to life in prison, her daughter is sent to live in a series of foster homes. But as she moves from one dysfunctional arrangement to the next, her mother's manipulations are never far behind.
Cast
Cast
Alison Lohman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robin Wright, Renée Zellweger, Patrick Fugit, Noah Wyle, Cole Hauser, Taryn Manning, Billy Connolly, Stephen Root, Liz Stauber
Director
Director
Peter Kosminsky
Genres
Genres
Drama, Social Issue Dramas, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent The Color Purple on DVD The Color Purple
Synopsis
Whoopi Goldberg stars as Celie, a Southern woman whose correspondence with her sister in Africa helps her escape an abusive husband and a life of bitter circumstance. Steven Spielberg directs this Oscar-nominated adaptation of Alice Walker's novel.
Cast
Cast
Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey, Adolph Caesar, Willard E. Pugh, Rae Dawn Chong, Akosua Busia, Desreta Jackson, Dana Ivey, Leonard Jackson, Carl Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Bennet Guillory, Susan Beaubian
Director
Director
Steven Spielberg
Genres
Genres
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Rent Dead Man Walking on DVD Dead Man Walking
Synopsis
On death row for brutally slaying two teens, Matthew seeks the aid of activist nun Helen, a death penalty opponent. She becomes Matthew's spiritual adviser and tries to halt the execution, even though Matthew's professed innocence is dubious.
Cast
Cast
Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry, R. Lee Ermey, Celia Weston, Lois Smith, Scott Wilson, Roberta Maxwell, Margo Martindale
Director
Director
Tim Robbins
Genres
Genres
Drama, Social Issue Dramas, Crime Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on the Book, Tearjerkers
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Synopsis
In this sequel to the faith-based drama Love Comes Softly, the Davis family's farm is threatened after Clark (Dale Midkiff) suffers an injury. A stranger (Logan Bartholomew) comes to the family's aid and falls in love with Clark's daughter Missie (January Jones). Yet Missie has feelings for another man (Mackenzie Astin). Katherine Heigl also stars in this made-for-TV movie directed by Michael Landon Jr. and based on the novels of Janette Oke.
Cast
Cast
January Jones, Katherine Heigl, Mackenzie Astin, Dale Midkiff, Cara DeLizia, Dominic Scott Kay, Logan Bartholomew, Robert F. Lyons, Michael Bartel, Logan Arens
Director
Director
Michael Landon Jr.
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on the Book, Tearjerkers, Romantic Dramas, Made-for-TV Movies, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Hallmark
Rent Rain Man on DVD Rain Man
Synopsis
Fast-talking yuppie Charlie Babbitt is forced to slow down when he embarks on a life-changing cross-country odyssey with the brother he never knew he had, an autistic savant named Raymond who's spent most of his life in an institution.
Cast
Cast
Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen, Jack Murdock, Michael D. Roberts, Ralph Seymour, Lucinda Jenney, Bonnie Hunt
Director
Director
Barry Levinson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Tearjerkers, Gambling Dramas, Blockbusters
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Synopsis
Aspiring author Stingo shares a Brooklyn boarding house with winsome Polish émigré Sophie and her mercurial lover, Nathan, a union unsettled by Nathan's violent behavior and Sophie's disturbing recollections of her wartime experience.
Cast
Cast
Peter MacNicol, Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Rita Karin, Stephen D. Newman, Josh Mostel, Marcell Rosenblatt, Moishe Rosenfeld, Robin Bartlett
Director
Director
Alan J. Pakula
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Genres
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Synopsis
Iris Murdoch was <i>l'enfant terrible</i> of the literary world in early 1950s Britain -- a live wire who thumbed her nose at conformity via a voracious sexual appetite. In this snippet of her life, an aging Murdoch faces the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
Cast
Cast
Kate Winslet, Hugh Bonneville, Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Eleanor Bron, Angela Morant, Penelope Wilton, Siobhan Hayes
Director
Director
Richard Eyre
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers, United Kingdom
Rent My Left Foot on DVD My Left Foot
Synopsis
Daniel Day-Lewis won an Oscar for his emotionally and physically complex portrayal of Irish writer Christy Brown, who was born with cerebral palsy and eventually learned to write using the only body part he could control: his left foot.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan, Kirsten Sheridan, Declan Croghan, Eanna MacLiam, Marie Conmee, Cyril Cusack, Phelim Drew, Ruth McCabe, Fiona Shaw, Ray McAnally, Hugh O'Conor
Director
Director
Jim Sheridan
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Dramas Based on Real Life, Tearjerkers, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
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Synopsis
Fifty-year-old Karen (Annette Bening) regrets giving up her daughter, Elizabeth (Naomi Watts), for adoption; years later, Elizabeth questions her own approach to life. Their stories intersect with that of Lucy (Kerry Washington), who hopes to fulfill her dreams of motherhood through adoption. Rodrigo Garc&#237;a writes and directs this drama about parenting, sacrifice, romance and self-fulfillment. Eileen Ryan and Samuel L. Jackson co-star.
Cast
Cast
Annette Bening, Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Jimmy Smits, Shareeka Epps, Elpidia Carrillo, Marc Blucas, David Ramsey, S. Epatha Merkerson, Britt Robertson, David Morse
Director
Director
Rodrigo García
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Tearjerkers
Rent Hearts in Atlantis on DVD Hearts in Atlantis
Synopsis
An elderly man (Anthony Hopkins) with bad eyesight and a gift for second sight moves into a widower's home as a boarder and befriends the woman's young son (Anton Yelchin), who reads to the aging visionary and learns of his mysterious power -- and the danger he's trying to escape. Set in the 1960s, this coming-of-age drama based on a short story by Stephen King came on the heels of the successful adaptation of King's The Green Mile.
Cast
Cast
Anthony Hopkins, Anton Yelchin, Hope Davis, Mika Boorem, David Morse, Alan Tudyk, Tom Bower, Celia Weston, Adam LeFevre, Will Rothhaar
Director
Director
Scott Hicks
Genres
Genres
Drama, Supernatural Thrillers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent West Side Story on DVD West Side Story
Synopsis
Winner of 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, this classic musical set among the tenements of New York City finds star-crossed lovers Maria and Tony caught in the midst of a turf war between rival street gangs.
Cast
Cast
Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Simon Oakland, Ned Glass, William Bramley, Tucker Smith, Tony Mordente
Director
Director
Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Tearjerkers, Show Tunes, Musicals
Rent The Last Sin Eater on DVD The Last Sin Eater
Synopsis
Cadi Forbes (Liana Liberato) lives in an 1850s Appalachian community proud of its faith and its ability to keep secrets close to home. So in the wake of her little sister's tragic death, Cadi seeks out the only person she believes can help her -- the Sin Eater (Peter Wingfield). Henry Thomas and Oscar winner Louise Fletcher co-star in director Michael Landon Jr.'s screen adaptation of Francine Rivers's novel.
Cast
Cast
Henry Thomas, Peter Wingfield, Elizabeth Lackey, Liana Liberato, Louise Fletcher
Director
Director
Michael Landon Jr.
Genres
Genres
Drama, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Indie Dramas, Tearjerkers, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films, Religious & Spiritual Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Legends of the Fall on DVD Legends of the Fall
Synopsis
The Ludlow clan -- father William and brothers Alfred, Tristan and Samuel -- splinters when Sam goes off to fight in World War I against his father's wishes. To protect Sam, his siblings follow suit, but tragedy ensues when their efforts fall short.
Cast
Cast
Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond, Henry Thomas, Karina Lombard, Tantoo Cardinal, Gordon Tootoosis
Director
Director
Edward Zwick
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent Fireflies in the Garden on DVD Fireflies in the Garden
Synopsis
In the wake of an unexpected family tragedy, novelist Michael Taylor is forced to confront his fractured relationship with his father while dealing with painful memories of his mother, a woman who moved mountains to protect him.
Cast
Cast
Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Julia Roberts, Ioan Gruffudd, Hayden Panettiere, Shannon Lucio, Cayden Boyd, George Newbern, Chase Ellison
Director
Director
Dennis Lee
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Tearjerkers
Rent Dragonfly on DVD Dragonfly
Synopsis
After his wife is killed while performing relief work in Central America, a doctor's patients begin delivering messages from her from the afterlife. On a quest to determine what his lost soul mate wants, the doctor is forced to accept the impossible.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Costner, Susanna Thompson, Kathy Bates, Jacob Smith, Meg Thalken, Kathryn Erbe, Mone Walton, Leslie Hope, Samantha Smith, Joseph Will, Casey Biggs, Matt Craven, Joe Morton, Ron Rifkin, Jay Thomas
Director
Director
Tom Shadyac
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Supernatural Thrillers, Romantic Dramas, Mystery, Tearjerkers
Rent Fried Green Tomatoes on DVD Fried Green Tomatoes
Synopsis
In this adaptation of Fanny Flagg's novel, flashbacks reveal the remarkable and mysterious story of soul mates Idgie (Mary Stuart Masterson) and Ruth (Mary-Louise Parker), whose antics cause an uproar in their rural Southern town during the 1920s.
Cast
Cast
Jessica Tandy, Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker, Cicely Tyson
Director
Director
Jon Avnet
Genres
Genres
Drama, Tearjerkers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent Titanic on DVD Titanic
Synopsis
This cinematic spectacle -- winner of 11 Oscars -- follows society girl Rose and penniless artist Jack as they fall in love just as tragedy strikes. Rereleased for the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster, the stirring romance remains timeless.
Cast
Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart, Bill Paxton, Bernard Hill, David Warner, Victor Garber, Jonathan Hyde, Suzy Amis
Director
Director
James Cameron
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Deadly Disasters, Epics, Tearjerkers, Period Pieces
Rent Sweet November on DVD Sweet November
Synopsis
Keanu Reeves stars as Nelson, a San Francisco ad man who stays just busy enough to keep from noticing his loneliness. But one autumn, Nelson gets involved with a free spirit named Sara (Charlize Theron), who turns his world upside down. Sara, however, insists that their romance can last only one month. Is she afraid of commitment? Or is she hiding a terrible secret? Frank Langella co-stars in this romantic drama from Irish director Pat O'Connor.
Cast
Cast
Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, Jason Isaacs, Greg Germann, Liam Aiken, Robert Joy, Lauren Graham, Michael Rosenbaum, Frank Langella, Karina Andrews, Tom Bullock, Joe Bellan
Director
Director
Pat O'Connor
Genres
Genres
Romance, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers
Rent Awakenings on DVD Awakenings
Synopsis
In this stirring fact-based drama set in 1969, a reclusive neurologist is given authorization to test an experimental drug on a catatonic patient -- who awakens from his 30-year stupor and must come to grips with life as an adult.
Cast
Cast
Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner, Ruth Nelson, John Heard, Penelope Ann Miller, Max von Sydow, Alice Drummond, Judith Malina, Barton Heyman
Director
Director
Penny Marshall
Genres
Genres
Drama, Medical Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Tearjerkers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Is Anybody There? on DVD Is Anybody There?
Synopsis
Growing up in a seaside nursing home run by his parents takes its toll on 10-year-old Edward, but things begin to look up for the lonely boy when a retired magician with a zest for life moves in.
Cast
Cast
Michael Caine, Bill Milner, Anne-Marie Duff, Ralph Riach, Linzey Cocker, Elizabeth Spriggs, Leslie Phillips, Sylvia Syms, David Morrissey, Thelma Barlow, Peter Vaughan
Director
Director
Jon Crowley
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Tearjerkers, United Kingdom
Rent A Separation on DVD A Separation
Synopsis
An Iranian husband and wife split up over his decision to stay and care for his aging father instead of leaving the country with his family. But his fateful choice to hire a stranger to do most of the caretaking breeds unexpected consequences.
Cast
Cast
Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini, Sarina Farhadi, Merila Zare'i, Ali-Asghar Shahbazi, Babak Karimi, Kimia Hosseini, Shirin Yazdanbakhsh, Sahabanu Zolghadr
Director
Director
Asghar Farhadi
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign Dramas, Tearjerkers, Iran, Foreign Languages
Rent First Do No Harm on DVD First Do No Harm
Synopsis
Meryl Streep stars as a mother who goes to extraordinary lengths to help find treatment for her epileptic son. When insurance coverage runs out, she immerses herself in medical research in a last-ditch effort to discover a cure. She learns of a controversial diet that could reduce seizures, but she forges ahead even in the face of intense disapproval. Jim Abrahams directs this inspirational tale based on a true story.
Cast
Cast
Meryl Streep, Fred Ward, Seth Adkins, Allison Janney, Margo Martindale, Leo Burmester, Mairon Bennett
Director
Director
Jim Abrahams
Genres
Genres
Drama, Medical Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Tearjerkers, Made-for-TV Movies
Rent On a Clear Day on DVD On a Clear Day
Synopsis
When Frank (Peter Mullan) loses his job at the docks, he quickly realizes that, at age 55, he's too old to start a new career but too young to simply stop working. So he decides to take on the ultimate challenge: swim the English Channel. With the support of friends and family, Frank thinks he can rise to the occasion and bear the physical pain it will bring. But is he ready to come to terms with his emotional scars?
Cast
Cast
Peter Mullan, Brenda Blethyn, Sean McGinley, Jamie Sives, Billy Boyd, Ron Cook, Jodhi May, Benedict Wong, Anne Marie Timoney, Shaun Dingwall, Tony Roper, Paul Ritter
Director
Director
Gaby Dellal
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Triumph of the Underdogs, Tearjerkers, United Kingdom
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