I Am SamDecember 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.
GiftedApril 12, 2017
Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.
CarolNovember 20, 2015
In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
The FanAugust 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.
Dark WaterNovember 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.
Kramer vs. KramerDecember 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.
Death Wish 5: The Face of DeathJanuary 14, 1994
Paul Kersey is back at working vigilante justice when when his fiancée, Olivia, has her business threatened by mobsters
To the ExtremeAugust 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.
One Potato, Two PotatoJanuary 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.
A Question of LoveNovember 26, 1978
A lesbian mother fights to keep her son when a custody suit is brought by her ex-husband.
On Borrowed TimeJuly 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.
Broadway BadFebruary 24, 1933
Showgirl Joan Blondell, supported by her friend Ginger Rogers, fights for the custody of her son during a divorce hearing.
Rusty: A Dog's TaleSeptember 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.
Whose Child Is This? The War for Baby JessicaSeptember 26, 1993
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.
Servant or SlaveAugust 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.
Send a GorillaDecember 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.
RockabyeNovember 25, 1932
A Broadway actress with a problematic past falls hard for the author of her new play.
Unfit: Ward vs. WardApril 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.
No Other WomanJanuary 6, 1933
A steelworker and his aspiring wife make millions when they become partners in a dyeworks. Unfortunately, success does not bring happiness.
Way Back HomeNovember 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.