Aurora (Shirley MacLaine) and Emma (Debra Winger) are mother and daughter who march to very different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult yet loving she can be. The movie covers several decades of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on living and find joy.
The family turmoil of divorce is explored in Stepmom, a tearjerker that pits the birth mother (Susan Sarandon) against the new mother (Julia Roberts). The conflict between them is deepened by the sudden diagnose of cancer, which might may be deadly for Jackie.
After her death, a mother (Carmen Maura) returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life. Her daughter (Penelope Cruz) learns that the bonds of family don't always end after death in this gentle observational comedy drama.
Anna Fitzgerald (Abigail Breslin) looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate (Sofia Vassilieva) remain alive.
After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil (Julia Roberts) is looking for a new start. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man (Campbell Scott) suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love
Will Hunting (Matt Damon), a janitor at MIT, has a gift for mathematics but needs help from a psychologist (Robin Williams) to find direction in his life. Although grief is not the central theme of this film, the long term impact of his wife's death and his inability to move on are important factors in the psyche of Dr. Sean McGuire.
A romantic drama set in New York City during the summer of 2001, where Tyler (Robert Pattinson), a rebellious young man, meets Ally (Emile de Ranvin) through a twist of fate. Her spirit helps him heal after a family tragedy, though soon the circumstances that brought them together threaten to tear them apart.
In 1994, Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. Filmmaker Peter Richardson gently enters the lives of terminally ill patients as they consider whether – and when – to end their lives by lethal overdose, examining both sides of this complex, emotionally charged issue.
A group of seven former college friends gather for a weekend reunion at a posh South Carolina winter house after the funeral of one of their friends. They use the occasion to reacquaint themselves with each other and to speculate as to what happened to their idealism which had been abundant when they were younger.
Francis (Owen Wilson), Jack (Jason Schwartzman), and Peter (Adrien Brody) Whitman are brothers meeting on a train in India. They have not seen or spoken to each other in a year, since the day of their father’s funeral. In true Wes Anderson fashion, the the film follows what has gone from a “planned” healing journey to an actual healing journey.