26 movies

Gifted

April 12, 2017

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

Carol

November 20, 2015

In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.

I Am Sam

December 28, 2001

Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the authorities take her away. Sam shames high-priced lawyer Rita into taking his case pro bono and in turn teaches her the value of love and family.

Kramer vs. Kramer

December 19, 1979

Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy.

Dark Water

November 9, 2002

A woman in the midst of an unpleasant divorce moves to an eerie apartment building with her young daughter. The ceiling of their apartment has a dark and active leak.

The Fan

August 15, 1996

When the San Francisco Giants pay centerfielder Bobby Rayburn $40 million to lead their team to the World Series, no one is happier or more supportive than #1 fan Gil Renard. So when Rayburn becomes mired in the worst slump of his career, the obsessed Renard decides to stop at nothing to help his idol regain his former glory... not even murder.

Paul Kersey is back at working vigilante justice when when his fiancée, Olivia, has her business threatened by mobsters

On Borrowed Time

July 7, 1939

Young Pud is orphaned and left in the care of his aged grandparents. The boy and his grandfather are inseparable. Gramps is concerned for Pud's future and wary of a scheming relative who seeks custody of the child. One day Mr. Brink, an agent of Death, arrives to take Gramps "to the land where the woodbine twineth." Through a bit of trickery, Gramps confines Mr. Brink, and thus Death, to the branches of a large apple tree, giving Gramps extra time to resolve issues about Pud's future.

Rusty: A Dog's Tale

September 22, 1998

Two orphans named Jory and Tess live with their grandparents. However, their cousins Bart and Bertha try to take them away because the two kids have trust funds from their dead parents. When Bart and Bertha kidnap the newborn puppies, Rusty the dog decides to save them.

Based on the infamous "Baby Jessica" case, A heated custody battle between her biological and adoptive parents leaves a little girl caught in the crossfire.

Rockabye

November 25, 1932

A Broadway actress with a problematic past falls hard for the author of her new play.

One Potato, Two Potato

January 1, 1964

Study of interracial marriage in the 1960's. A white divorcée falls in love with and marries an African-American man. When her ex-husband sues for custody of her child, arguing that a mixed household is an improper place to raise the girl, the new husband fights for his parental rights in court, fighting against a judge who represents the prejudices of the era.

To the Extreme

August 23, 2000

Rich, bisexual Thomas makes his way through a swath of lovers of both sexes in Paris. His parents have died, and he doesn't have to work to earn a living, so his days are bacchanalia-filled affairs that run into each other in a hazy bliss. The only one capable of eking out genuine affection from him is his neighbor, Caroline. When she dies and leaves her son in his care, Thomas learns the joys of commitment and selflessness.

Broadway Bad

February 24, 1933

Showgirl Joan Blondell, supported by her friend Ginger Rogers, fights for the custody of her son during a divorce hearing.

Send a Gorilla

December 2, 1988

The girls and gorillas at a singing telegram company are overworked because it is Valentine's Day. A series of sub-plots - a sexist disc jockey loses his dog and the girls fine it; one of the girls fights for custody of her child; an aspiring opera singer gets her chance to audition; and evil developer demolishes the telegram company's offices, etc, which all adds up to a large dose of confusion.

No Other Woman

January 6, 1933

A steelworker and his aspiring wife make millions when they become partners in a dyeworks. Unfortunately, success does not bring happiness.

Unfit: Ward vs. Ward

April 30, 2012

Thoughtful documentary exploring the shocking court decision to grant custody to a child’s father, a convicted murderer, rather than her lesbian mother.

Way Back Home

November 13, 1931

A rural Maine farmer (Phillips Lord) fights for custody of the young boy (Frankie Darro) that he's raised as his own. Director William A. Seiter's 1931 backwoods drama, with much folksy humor, features Bette Davis in one of her earliest film roles.

Big Mama

May 1, 2001

Eighteen months in the life of 89 years old Viola Dees as she tries of persuade Los Angeles authorities that she can care for her grandson, 9-year-old Walter.

Servant or Slave

August 1, 2016

During the time of the Stolen Generations, thousands upon thousands of Aboriginal girls were taken from their families and pressed into domestic servitude by the Australian Government. They were supposedly employed as servants, but with total control over their movements, wages and living conditions, their lives all too frequently became an inescapable cycle of abuse, rape and enslavement, with consequences that echo powerfully to this day. Recounting the stories of five of these women – Rita, Violet and the three Wenberg sisters – Servant or Slave is a commanding piece of first-person testimony to a dark and unacknowledged corner of Australian history. Shot with admirable craft and humanity by documentarian Steven McGregor (Croker Island Exodus, MIFF 2012), Servant or Slave is a work of great sadness and urgency, bringing to forceful life the human tragedy of Australia's Indigenous history in the unadorned words of those who lived it.