Some of these movies nearly brought me to tears.... I say nearly because I dont want to seem soppy!
Some of them have strong father/son motives, some are just really really good films that could be tear jerkers.....
What lengths will a father go to, to save his son?
(2002) Starring:R, Denzel Washington, Kimberly Elise Director:Nick Cassavetes Certificate:
John Q. Archibald is an ordinary man who works at a factory and takes care of his family. His wife Denise and young son Michael are his world. But when Michael falls seriously ill and needs an emergency heart transplant operation that John Q. can't afford and his health insurance won't cover, he ..read more »
American History X
(1998) Starring:W, Edward Norton, Edward Furlong Director:Tony Kaye Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
This controversial film stars Edward Norton as Derek Vinyard, an angry young man seeking retribution for the murder of his father. Derek becomes the leader of a skinhead white-power movement, espousing racist views to his peers and using his intelligence to stir up as much race-hate as possible. ..read more »
Pay It Forward
(2000) Starring:Helen Hunt, Jon Bon Jovi, Haley Joel Osment Director:Mimi Leder Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Eugene Simonet, an emotionally and physically scarred social studies teacher, challenges his young students to devise some type of philanthropic plan and put it into effect. A young boy, whose own life is far from rosy, takes the assignment to heart and invents the "pay-it-forward" philosophy, ..read more »
This is guaranteed to have you getting the tissues out!!
The Notebook(2004) Starring:Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner Director:Nick Cassavetes Certificate:
Sweeping romance directed by Nick Cassavetes, set in a small coastal town in the American South - partly in the 1940s, and partly in the present day. In the present day scenes, an elderly man (James Garner) reads from a faded notebook to an old woman (Gena Rowlands) whom he regularly visits at her ..read more »
The Green Mile
(1999) Starring:Jeffrey De, Patricia Clarkson, Bonnie Hunt Director:Frank Darabont Certificate:
Screen adaptation of Stephen King's best-seller. In 1935 Louisiana prison guard Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) meets convict John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan) and it is an experience which will change his life forever. Coffey, an eight foot giant, is on Death Row convicted of the murder of two ..read more »
Eight Below(2006) Starring:Paul Walker, Bruce Greenwood, Moon Bloodgood Director:Bruce Hendricks, Frank Marshall Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Adventure starring Paul Walker. In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren (Bruce Greenwood), sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd (Walker) has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission ..read more »
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
(2008) Starring:Vera Farmiga, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend Director:Mark Herman Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
Based on the novel by John Boyne and starring David Thewlis, Sheila Hancock, Rupert Friend and Vera Farmiga The Boy In Striped Pyjamas tells the story of Bruno, when is life is forever changed after he and his family move to a remote new home, and he strikes up a friendship with the only boy who ..read more »