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Family: General

Accidental Tourist (1988)
All That Jazz (1979)
Baby Boom (1987)
Baby M (TV, 1988)
Beaches (1988)
Benny and Joon (1993)
Boy With Green Hair, The (1948)
Burning Bed (1984, TV)
Call Me Anna (1990, TV)
Clean and Sober (1988)
Color Purple (1985)
Crimes of the Heart (1986)
Dad (1989)
Damage (1992)
Darkness Before Dawn (1993)
David's Mother (1994, TV)
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Do you Know the Muffin Man? (1989, TV)
Dollmaker, The (1984)
Drop Dead Fred (1991)
Eating (1990)
Enchantment (1948)
Falling Down (1993)
Family of Strangers (1993)
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Father of the Bride (1991)
For the Love of Nancy (1994)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Frances (1982)
Grand Canyon (1991)
Great Santini (1979)
Hot Spell (1958)
I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989)
I Never Sang for My Father (1970)
I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982)
Immediate Family (1989)
In the Best Interest of the Child (1990, TV)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Jason's Lyric (1994)
Joy Luck Club (1993)
Jungle Fever (1991)
Karen Carpenter Story
Kate's Story
Kramer vs. Kramer
Long Way Home
Longest Runner
Lost Weekend
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Made in Heaven
Memories of Me
Memory of Us
Men Don't Tell
Men's Club
Miracle Worker
Mommie Dearest
Mr. Destiny
My Name Is Bill W
'Night, Mother
Not My Kid
On Golden Pond
Our Very Own
Postcards From the Edge
Pretty in Pink
Prince of Tides
Radio Flyer, Rain Man
Rape and Marriage
The Rideout Case
Regarding Henry
Rocket Gibraltar
Ryan White Story
Sarah T
Portrait of a Teenage Alco-holic
Sid and Nancy
Six Weeks
Sleepless in Seattle
Something About Amelia
Sophie's Choice
St. Elmo's Fire
Stanley and Iris
Steel Magnolias
Stranger in the Family
Taking Back My Life
The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story
Tales of Manhattan
Terms of Endearment
That's Life
This Boy's Life
This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
Three Faces of Eve
To Kill a Mockingbird
Trip to Bountiful
Unspeakable Acts
Ultimate Betrayal
Under the Influence
War of the Roses
What About Bob?
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
When a Man Loves a Woman
When Harry Met Sally
When You Remember Me
Wizard of Oz
Woman Under the Influence
Woman's Tale
Women of Brewster Place
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown