Bicycle Thieves (1948)
Unemployed Antonio Ricci is elated when he finally finds work hanging posters around war-torn Rome. His wife, Maria, sells the family's bed linens to retrieve Antonio's bicycle from the pawnshop so he can take the job. However, disaster strikes when Antonio's bicycle is stolen, and his new job is doomed unless he can find the thief. With the help of his lively son, Bruno, Antonio combs the city, growing increasingly desperate for justice.
Boyz in the Hood (1991)
Tre is sent to live with his father, Furious Styles, in tough South Central Los Angeles. Although his hard-nosed father instills proper values and respect in him, Tre's friends Doughboy and Ricky don't have the same kind of support and are drawn into the neighborhood's booming drug and gang culture, with increasingly tragic results.
Finding Nemo (2003)
Marlin, a clown fish, is overly cautious with his son, Nemo. When Nemo swims too close to the surface to prove himself, he is caught by a diver, and horrified Marlin must set out to find him.
When wealthy John du Pont invites Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz to move to his estate and help form a wrestling team for the 1988 Olympics, Mark sees a way to step out of the shadow of his charismatic brother, Dave. The relationship among the three men gives the movie a smoldering undertone that touches on sibling rivalry and absent fatherhood.
Tom Winston is struggling to raise his three children on his own after his wife's death. They all end up living in an old houseboat, and he hires a beautiful Italian woman as their housekeeper and nanny. The new nanny, however, has run away from her own father and knows no more about housekeeping than Tom does.
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
On the same day Manhattan advertising executive Ted Kramer lands the biggest account of his career, he learns that his wife, Joanna, is leaving him and their young son, Billy. Forced to raise his son alone, Ted loses his job but gains a stronger relationship with the child. When Joanna returns to claim custody of Billy, the ensuing court battle takes a toll on everyone concerned.
Life is Beautiful (1997)
A gentle Jewish-Italian waiter, Guido Orefice, and his wife Dora, a pretty schoolteacher, lead a happy life with their son, Giosue. Their happiness is abruptly halted, however, when Guido and Giosue are separated from Dora and taken to a concentration camp. Determined to shelter his son from the horrors of his surroundings, Guido convinces Giosue that their time in the camp is merely a game.
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Evicted from their apartment, Chris Gardner and his young son find themselves alone with no place to go. Even though Chris eventually lands a job as an intern at a prestigious brokerage firm, the position pays no money. The pair must live in shelters and endure many hardships, but Chris refuses to give in to despair as he struggles to create a better life for himself and his son.
The Sound of Music (1965)
A heartwarming story based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world's best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Maria becomes a governess in the home of seven children and helps their widowed father reconnect with his children.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Scout Finch and her older brother, Jem, live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangential events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping.