Grieve the Loss of Your Child With the Help of These Movies

Nicole Kidman in the movie Rabbit Hole.
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These movies will bring a tear to your eye.

Losing a child can be unbearable and life-altering.

These emotional movies show us honest, real feelings that a parent goes through when dealing with loss.

If you've ever experienced the loss of a child or a loved one, these films can feel relatable during a time you might be feeling alone.

We have found movies that really capture the raw emotion and life-changing experiences when dealing with lose.

1. Reign Over Me

Starring: Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith

Charlie Fineman (Adam Sandler) lost his family in the 9/11 attacks and has completely lost touch with reality. Until he runs into his old college roommate Alan Johnson (Don Cheadle) and they rekindle their old friendship.

This friendship begins to bring Charlie back, but he still can't accept the death of his family.

2. Collateral Beauty

Starring: Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet

Howard (Will Smith), a successful advertising executive, suffers a great lose in his life and begins to step away from life. His friends try to help him cope through his lose, but their efforts are unsuccessful.

He writes a letter to Love, Time, and Death, and gets an unexpected reply back. With their help, he begins to see how life cannot be lived without Love, Time, and even Death.

3. Rabbit Hole

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest

Becca (Nicole Kidman) and Howie (Aaron Eckhart) have lost their 4-year-old son in a tragic accident. Howie wants to keep the memory of his son alive, whereas Becca just wants to move on.

Their relationship is tested when their clashing views about the loss of their son begin to affect their marriage. They confide in other people to help them with their grief.

4. The Lovely Bones

Starring: Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan

Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan) is a 14-year-old girl who has been brutally murder by one of her neighbors. She watches from an in between state as her family grieves and tries to figure out her murder. Her father works night and day trying to figure out who murdered his daughter, while Susie's mother wants to grieve and move on.

Susie watches her families grief, while also watching her murder. She has conflicting feelings holding on to revenge against her murderer and moving on to allow her family to heal.

5. One Week a Day

Starring: Sharon Alexander, Shai Avivi, Tomer Capon

A husband and wife deal with the loss of their son. Eyal (Shai Avivi) refuses to go back to his normal routine, like his wife wishes. Instead, he misses work and gets high with the neighbor.

His wife tries desperately to find some normalcy after the death of her son, while also trying to help her husband cope and get back to normal life.

6. Manchester by the Sea

Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges

Patrick (Lucas Hedges) has just lost his father and has to go live with his Uncle Lee (Casey Affleck). Lee, who has been dealing with depression, after the loss of his children in a tragic accident, now has to help raise his nephew. He moves back to the town where he grew up and moves into his brother's house.

He must now deal with the reason why he left Manchester and his ex-wife, who brings back tragic memories.

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