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I think it might be called Lorenzo's oil? The part you mentioned was probably the very end of the movie


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Possibly The Tournament (2009) Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash.


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This sounds like A History of Violence, starring Viggo Mortensen: The film stars Viggo Mortensen as the owner of a small-town diner who is thrust into the spotlight after confronting two robbers in self-defense, thus changing his life forever. Supporting evidence from the wiki: He is visited by scarred ...


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Dramas tend to have very involved plots. There are a lot of details to fill in, a lot of twists to the plot, a lot of storytelling. Comedies, on the other hand, often have simpler plots with less details. The focus is on the humor, not necessarily the story (although there has to be a storyline, even if it's simple). With regards to TV shows, most ...


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The suicide scene you mentioned is from Michael Haneke's Cache from 2005 and is indeed shocking. The person in question is near a chair but isn't seated when he does it, though. It can be seen here (WARNING: Graphic) and the trailer is below. A powerful scene in a very good film.


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You are looking for the 1983's movie Nostalghia directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. In the following trailer you can see the iconic scene where the man sets himself on fire: Here is a short excerpt of the plot from Wikipedia: The Russian writer Andrei Gorchakov (Oleg Yankovsky) travels to Italy to research the life of 18th-...


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This sounds like Diane Keaton's film Unstrung Heroes from 1995 with Andie MacDowell, John Turturro and Michael Richards, but the kid's not exactly an orphan. Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his uncles, but his parents want him home even though ...


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Sounds like the UK mini-series Any Human Heart from 2010 based on the novel by the same name about the life of a writer called Logan Mountstuart. In episode 3: [Logan's] long estranged son Lionel turns up to see him but the boy dies of a drug overdose [...] Logan has to flee New York after an affair with Monday, his son's girlfriend, who has lied about ...


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You're describing a scene from Magnolia (1999). [Linda (played by Julianne Moore)] drives to a vacant parking lot and washes down handfuls of prescription medicine with alcohol. Dixon [an African-American kid played by Emmanuel L. Johnson] finds Linda in her car, near death, and calls an ambulance after taking money from her purse. Here's the trailer:


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Took a while but I managed to find it. It's All the kind strangers ( IMDb, Wikipedia) IMDb description* A couple traveling through a backwoods area are held by a a group of orphans who want them to become their parents. Unfortunately, the kids have a habit of killing adults who refuse that particular honor. Below is the trailer:


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I believe it is Silent Fall (1994) From Wikipedia: Tim Warden, a boy with autism, has supposedly witnessed his parents' double murder. Jake Rainer, a former child psychiatrist turned therapist, is called on to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case. and It was actually Sylvie who killed her parents because her father had raped her ...


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Easy one! You are talking about THE MAN IN THE MOON with Reese Witherspoon. It came out in 1991, but otherwise your description fits exactly. Rural Louisiana, summer of 1957, Elvis is King. At 14, Dani is coming of age. Her older sister is beautiful, smart, and off to Duke in the fall; her mom's pregnant with number four (Dad wants a son), and Dad's ...


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Could it be A Thousand Acres from 1997? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Thousand_Acres_%28film%29) No Sarandon, but it does star Jessica Lange, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Jennifer Jason Leigh as sisters. Their father retires and divides his farm among them. Two of the sisters accept, but the other goes to the city. Tragedy ensues. It's the first thing that ...


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Self Less, the recent movie staring Ryan Reynolds. Some old rich guy pays to have his mind kept alive after he dies. He is told that his new body died, but it's really a kidnapped Ryan, who slowly emerges. A battle of souls. The trailer is like you described.


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Sounds like Alpha House from 2014. When two freshmen pledges are accepted into the biggest party frat on campus (ALPHA HOUSE), they think they have it all. That is, until the assistant dean forces the Alphas to share their house with a sorority or face expulsion from school. Not wanting to see their lifelong dream of becoming Alphas destroyed, the ...


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The Osterman Weekend has a spy's wife murdered by injection in bed.


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Alyssa Rosenberg asks this question in a column she wrote and makes some interesting observations: Louis CK easily filled an hour of comedy with his show. Law & Order, though an hour long, has always been essentially two half-hour dramas (The cop show, then the lawyer show). For the argument that comedies have less storytelling to deal with than ...


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You're looking for Ridley Scott's Thelma & Louise from 1991, a film that has since become iconic. During the 2 female protagonists' long and fateful road trip: Heading west, they come across an attractive young man named J.D. (Brad Pitt), and Thelma convinces Louise to let him hitch a ride with them. [...] Thelma invites J.D. into her room and learns ...


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TURN ME ON, DAMMIT! is a pretty wacky and fun, Norwegian coming-of-age film from back in 2011, based on a book. The story is set in a remote town in Norway. The female lead, Alma gets "poked" by a guy and the story spreads like wildfire where she is then being made fun of and being called "Dick Alma". Though it handles serious issues, they're handled in an ...


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May be The Day After Trinity Edit : The right answer Fat Man and Little Boy


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Sounds like The Lover. I have seen it, and I couldn't imagine watching it with my mom. :) Set in 1920s colonial Indochina, a pretty, virginal French teenager (Jane March) meets a handsome Chinese playboy (Tony Leung Ka Fai) from a respectable family. Going against the conventions of their respective societies, the lustful pair begin a torrid affair ...


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I don't recall the exact scene you mention but Mata Hari (1985) has a great Nazi lesbian sex scene. It is a soft core porn movie with lots of other similar scenes that might include the one you are talking about, and the subject matter certainly sounds similar.



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