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Death and Dying

Accidental Tourist (1988)
Adam (TV, 1983)
All That Jazz (1979)
Beaches (1988)
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Color Purple, The (1985)
Crimes of the Heart (1986)
Dad (1989)
Descendants, The (2011)
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Defending Your Life (1991) )
Duet for One (1986)
Dying Young (1991)
Flat Liners (1990)
Ghost (1990)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Heaven's Door (2009)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946 - suicide)
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Jason's Lyric (1994 - suicide)

Jungle Fever (1991 - murder)
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988)
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
M.A.D.D: Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Made in Heaven (1987)
Marvin's Room (1996)
Moonlight Mile (2002)
My Life (1993)
Night, Mother (1986 - Suicide)
One True Thing (1998)

Ordinary People (1980)
Philadelphia (1993 - AIDS)
Rocket Gibraltar (1988)
Ryan White Story (TV 1989 - AIDS)
The Sea Inside (2004, in Spanish)
Shadowlands (1993)
Sid and Nancy (1986 - murder)
Six Weeks (1982)
Sleepless in Seattle
Sophie's Choice
Steel Magnolias
Summer of '42
Tales of Manhattan
Terms of Endearment
That's Life
Three Faces of Eve

Torch Song Trilogy
Trip to Bountiful
War of the Roses

When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)
Woman's Tale
Women of Brewster Place