Awakenings through Film

The Visitor American Beauty
Man on a Train Tsotsi
Babette’s Feast Angel-A
My Life Il Postino
The Diving Bell & the Butterfly Castaway
The Game Cherry Blossoms
Wonder Boys Departures
The Girl in the Café Kiss of the Spider Woman
Love & Death on Long Island Another Woman
The Lives of Others As It is in Heaven (Swedish)
Six Degrees of Separation Lars and the Real Girl
Yes Man Baghdad Cafe
Ikuru Up in the Air
A Single Man Under the Sun
Beginners Queen to Play
Women on the 6th Floor The Hedgehog

Alternate Realities or the Transpersonal through Film

The Game Another Earth
Sliding Doors Jeff Who Lives at Home
Pleasantville Stranger than Fiction
I Heart Huckabees Run Lola Run
13 Conversations About One Thing Amelie
Cold Souls Angel-A
American Beauty Truman Show
Being There Bruce Almighty
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Groundhog Day
End of the Affair Passage to India
21 Grams Babel

Death, Dying & Grief through Film

Departures Rabbit Hole
My Life In America
Dean Spanley 50/50
Shadowlands Para Que No Me Olvides
Iris The Diving Bell & the Butterfly
Far from Her Tell Me a Riddle
Ikuru My Life Without Me
Barbarian Invasions The Sea Inside
Beaches A Single Man
Cherry Blossoms Blade Runner

Mother-Daughter Relationships through Film

Rachel Getting Married Grey Gardens (doc & feature)
Frances The House of Sand
Hello, I Must Be Going Interiors
Terms of Endearment Anywhere But Here
Now, Voyager ‘Night, Mother
Mermaids Gas Food Lodging
Postcards from the Edge The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
Not Without My Daughter Ethel
Joy Luck Club  
One True Thing Pieces of April
Autumn Sonata Ponette

Father-Daughter Relationships through Film

Proof Sink or Swim
King of California On Golden Pond
The Ballad of Jack and Rose The Heiress
My First Mister Decalogue IV
1000 Acres Bonjour Tristesse

Mother-Son Relationships through Film

Savage Grace Teddy Bear
Murmur of the Heart Ordinary People
Sons and Lovers Seagull
Margot at the Wedding (scenes) Grifters
The Guilt Trip Good-Bye Lenin
My One & Only Mother (Albert Brooks)

Father-Son Relationships through Film

When Did You Last See Your Father? Illusion
This Boy’s Life Kid with a Bike
Riding Alone for 1000s of Miles The King’s Speech
Great Santini A Place Beyond the Pines
Ordinary People Field of Dreams (scene 1)
Big Fish Fireflies in the Garden
Tree of Life (scenes) Barbarian Invasions
The Way In a Better World
Tetro Nebraska
Shot in the Dark (doc) Being Flynn
Copenhagen Locke

French Films

A Very Long Engagement Les Choristes
Beauty and the Beast (Cocteau) The Intouchables
King of Hearts  Les Enfants du Paradis

General Good Films/Uncategorizable

Things We Lost in the Fire Incendies (French)
Everything is Illuminated Sand Pebbles
Tomorrow A Separation (Iranian)
Kiss of the Spider Woman Monsieur Lazhar
Benjamin Button Liberal Arts
Whatever Works Protagonist
Slumdog Millionaire The Insider
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter And Now My Love
Entre Nous Crying Game
To Kill a Mockingbird English Patient
Adaptation Bulworthy
Nine Lives Things I Know About You


Man on Wire Ethel
Young @ Heart Searching for Sugar Man
Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Plimpton
In A Dream 51 Birch Street


Babel (scene w/ Brad & Cate, bedpan) When a Man Loves a Woman
Far From the Madding Crowd Cairo Time
Stage Beauty Ruby Sparks
Girl w/ a Pearl Earring Ethan Frome
A Walk on the Moon Deep Blue Sea
In A Dream Celeste & Jesse Forever
500 Days of Summer Secretary
Ira and Abby Happily Ever After (French)
Husbands & Wives Blue Valentine
Sleepless in Seattle – When Harry Met Sally –
Lost in Translation A Late Quartet
The Cuckoo Rust and Bone
Namesake Two for the Road
Remains of the Day 51 Birch Street
Love in the Time of Cholera (love speech) Full Disclosure (short)
Feast of Love Hope Springs
Enchanted Cottage Fill the Void (Israeli)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Enough Said
A Man and A Woman Her
In the Mood for Love Sleepwalk with Me
Lantana The Story of Us
Woman of the Dunes Fast Runner
Bandits Shoot the Moon
Closer Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Lars and the Real Girl Ballad of the Sad Cafe

Ghostly Lover

The Ghost & Mrs Muir P.S. I Love You
Truly Madly Deeply Chicken with Plums
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman Waking the Dead

Men’s Themes

Soldier (beginning scenes) Billy Budd
Elegy I am a Sex Addict
Carnal Knowledge The Kite Runner
Venus The Reader
American Beauty 500 Days of Summer
Forgetting Sarah Marshall In a Better World
Unhung Hero (doc) Private Dicks (doc)
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men  

Coming of Age

The Wackness The Graduate
Katamini The Last Picture Show
This Boy’s Life Cinema Paradiso


Brothers The Fighter
A River Runs through It Legends of the Fall
East of Eden Scenes from The Tree of Life
Tetro Far Side of the Moon (Canadian)

Sexuality/Battle of the Sexes

Taken Looking for Mr. Goodbar
Towelhead Lolita
Rape in the Congo The Mother (sex scene)
That Obscure Object of Desire The Savages (sex scene)
The Secret Life of Words The Civilization of Maxwell Bright
The Woodsman Breaking Up
Trust (Clive Owen)  
The Adults in the Room (doc) Don Jon
Kinsey Shame
Amy’s O What Planet Are You From?
Kissing Jessica Stein Sweet Talk
Revolutionary Road Switch
The Notorious Bettie Paige Tootsie
Bliss Full Disclosure (short)
Intimacy Thanks for Sharing
The Lover Your Friends & Neighbors
Damage The Milk of Sorrow
The Piano That Obscure Object of Desire
Venus Things Behind the Sun

Women’s Films

Brick Lane Baghdad Cafe
Runaway Bride Ghost and Mrs Muir
A Doll’s House Pandora & the Flying Dutchman
Camille Claudel The Story of Adele H.
Mr & Mrs Bridge Shirley Valentine
Revolutionary Road Madame Bovary
Under the Tuscan Sun Darling
PS I Love You Upside of Anger
Nights in Rodanthe The Heiress (Olivia de Havilland)
He’s Just Not That Into You Queen to Play (French)
Bread and Tulips The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
Diary of a Mad Housewife Rough Magic
You Me Them Complicated Women (doc)
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Sweet Talk
The Duchess Mostly Martha
Babette’s Feast Nine Lives
Alice Ten Tiny Love Stories
Facing Windows My Brilliant Career
A Price Above Rubies Everlasting Moments
Year of the Dog The Patience Stone
Another Woman The Milk of Sorrow
Sirens The Day I Became a Woman (Iranian)
Me, Myself & I The Virgin and the Gypsy
The Notorious Bettie Paige Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry
Ryan’s Daughter Living Out Loud

Girls’ Coming of Age

Smooth Talk Fish Tank
Stealing Beauty The Babysitters
My First Mister Ginger & Rosa
Whale Rider Tiny Furniture
Blue Car Palo Alto (girls & boys)

Fairy Tales

Beauty and the Beast (Cocteau)

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

The Fall


Fight Club Black Swan
Man on the Train Collateral
Wolf House of Cards
The Shadow (scene) Billy Budd
The Matador Cache
Belle du Jour  

Family Dynamics

Little Miss Sunshine Home for the Holidays
Interiors Thumbsucker
Celebration (Festen) The Squid and the Whale
Parenthood Ma Vie en Rose
Garden State Lovely & Amazing
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Goats
Prodigal Sons (doc) You Can Count on Me

Right and Wrong

12 Angry Men Incendies
13 Conversations About One Thing A Separation
To Kill a Mockingbird The Sweet Hereafter
Separate Lies Breaker Morant
A Passage to India Doubt
Crimes & Misdemeanors  



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