Movies and Tv Shows That Hit Close To Home

These are movies or episodes that in one way or another hit close to home for me
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1.
I Want to Be a Soldier (2010)
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I Want To Be A Soldier" is the story of Alex, an average eight year old kid who seems to grow a morbid fascination for images portraying violence... (100 mins.)
 
2.
Good Will Hunting (1997)
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Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. (126 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
3.
Little Boy Blue (1997)
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Living in the rural Texas panhandle is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a... (99 mins.)
Director: Antonio Tibaldi
 
4.
The Forger (2012)
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A teenager wanders into Carmel, California, where he is soon introduced to the art-forgery community. (94 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Roeck
 
5.
Least Among Saints (2012)
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A haunted soldier just back from war and a boy who has never known peace in his home life embark on a life-changing journey as they become unlikely friends -- and one another's last shot at redemption. (107 mins.)
Director: Martin Papazian
 
6.
White Frog (2012)
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Twilight's Booboo Stewart plays a neglected teen trying to make it through each day after tragedy strikes. (93 mins.)
Director: Quentin Lee
 
7.
Summer (2006 Short Film)
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Mates emerge from latency into their sexual identities. Will and Leung are pals, searching the woods... (9 mins.)
Director: Hong Khaou
 
8.
Camp (2003)
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After a series of Broadway flops, songwriter Bert Hanley (Dixon) goes to work at a musical camp for young performers. Inspired by the kids, he finds an opportunity to regain success by staging an altogether new production. (114 mins.)
Director: Todd Graff
 
9.
The 5th Quarter (2010)
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Driven by the tragic and fatal car crash that took the life of his fifteen year old brother Luke, and wearing Luke's number 5 jersey, Jon Abbate helps to lead the Wake Forest Demon Deacons to the most successful season in school history. (90 mins.)
Director: Rick Bieber
 
10.
Music Within (2007)
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The true story of Richard Pimentel, a brilliant public speaker with a troubled past, who returns from Vietnam severely hearing -impaired and finds a new purpose in his landmark efforts on the behalf of Americans with disabilities. (94 mins.)
Director: Steven Sawalich
 
11.
12 and Holding (2005)
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After his twin brother is accidentally killed by vengeful bullies, a 12-year old boy and his friends face the harsh realities of death, teenage hormones, and family dysfunction. (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Cuesta
 
12.
Lifted (2010)
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13 years old Henry Matthews struggles with life after his reservist father is deployed to Afghanistan. With the help of a local pastor, the boy decides to take part in a local singing contest. (108 mins.)
Director: Lexi Alexander
 
13.
The Christmas Heart (2012 TV Movie)
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When a teenage boy desperately needs a heart transplant on Christmas Eve, his family and neighbors'... (90 mins.)
Director: Gary Yates
 
14.
Mysterious Skin (2004)
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A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth. (105 mins.)
Director: Gregg Araki
 
15.
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
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A preteen's life turns upside down when he befriends the new girl in school and they imagine a whole new fantasy world to escape reality. (96 mins.)
Director: Gabor Csupo
 
16.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
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An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. (102 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chbosky
 
17.
The Halls of Jacob (2006 Short Film)
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Takes place entirely in the dream of a child. In this dream, he meets a mysterious girl and together they discover Jacob's tragic secret. (15 mins.)
Director: Louis Pappas
 
18.
Pictures of Hollis Woods (2007 TV Movie)
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After running away from her last foster placement with the Regan family, twelve year old Hollis Woods is placed with a new foster mother... (97 mins.)
Director: Tony Bill
 
19.
Logan (2010)
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"Logan" is a story about two teenage brothers, Tyler and Logan. Logan, the younger of the two, has got... (94 mins.)
 
20.
Cyberbully (2011 TV Movie)
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A teenager is subjected to a campaign of bullying by classmates through a social networking site. (120 mins.)
Director: Charles Binamé
 
21.
Speak (2004)
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After a blurred trauma over the summer, Melinda enters high school a selective mute. Struggling with school, friends, and family, she tells the dark tale of her experiences, and why she has chosen not to speak. (89 mins.)
Director: Jessica Sharzer
 
22.
Hardflip (2012)
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Caleb (Randy Wayne) is a young skater whose ill mother (Rosanna Arquette) and absent father (John Schneider)... (112 mins.)
Director: Johnny Remo
 
23.
Higher Ground (2000 TV Series)
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Former Wall Street mogul Peter Scarbrow becomes headmaster of Mount Horizon, a progressive school for teens at risk, high in the mountains of the Northwestern United States. (60 mins.)
 
24.
A Warrior's Heart (2011)
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A talented high school lacrosse player deals with the pain from his military dad's death, a resentful new coach, and consequences of his own arrogance. (86 mins.)
Director: Mike Sears
 
25.
Chasing a Dream (2009 TV Movie)
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When his best friend, a championship runner, is killed in a car accident while running home from a party... (120 mins.)
 
26.
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
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Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska. (118 mins.)
Director: Kimberly Peirce
 
27.
I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989 TV Series)
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The harrowing true account of Steven Stayner, who was kidnapped by a perverted pseudo-priest and his lackey during the 1970's. As he gets older, he realizes that he needs to try to make an escape and get back home. (180 mins.)
Director: Larry Elikann
 
28.
Prayers for Bobby (2009 TV Movie)
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True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons. (90 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
 
29.
For the Love of a Child (2006 TV Movie)
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In the 1950's, two actresses set up a charity home for "orphans" (children who were purposely abandoned and shunned because of their mixed ethnicity). The children find themselves being loved and looked after properly. (80 mins.)
Director: Douglas Barr
 
30.
Letters to God (2010)
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A young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighborhood and community... (110 mins.)
 
31.
Johnny (2010)
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Johnny is an inspirational story about a ten year old boy in a foster group home who is dying of leukemia... (88 mins.)
Director: D. David Morin
 
32.
Manic (2001)
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Lyle Jensen is subject to sudden and violent outbursts, and he is committed to the juvenile wing of the Northwood Mental Institution... (100 mins.)
Director: Jordan Melamed
 
33.
Life as a House (2001)
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When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father. (125 mins.)
Director: Irwin Winkler
 
34.
To Save a Life (2009)
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After a childhood friend's death, Jake Taylor, an all-star athlete must change his life - and sacrifice his dreams to save the lives of others. (120 mins.)
Director: Brian Baugh
 
35.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
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A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. (129 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
36.
Lies in Plain Sight (2010 TV Movie)
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The story of Eva and her blind cousin Sofia (Martha Higareda), who were inseparable as children, with... (89 mins.)
 
37.
The Last Song (2010)
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A rebellious girl is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect. (107 mins.)
 
38.
Peaceful Warrior (2006)
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A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast. (120 mins.)
Director: Victor Salva
 
39.
Forever Strong (2008)
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A rugby player is put up in a juvenile detention center. There he plays for the Highland Rugby team and ultimately plays against his father in the National Championships. (112 mins.)
Director: Ryan Little
 
40.
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
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Disgraced Secret Service agent (and former presidential guard) Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers. (119 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
 
41.
Second Chances (2013 TV Movie)
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A badly injured leg forces hunky fireman Jeff, who lost his father in a fire as a young boy, to rent a ground floor room during his recovery...
Director: Ernie Barbarash
 
42.
Rent (2005)
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This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America. (135 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
43.
To Write Love on Her Arms (2012)
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A drama centered around Renee Yohe and her battle with drugs, depression, and other life issues that ultimately leads to the founding of charity group To Write Love on Her Arms. (102 mins.)