Movies We’re Loving

Written by Kerry Lange

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Movies can be a great escape, or they can help us see ourselves and know we’re not alone in our journey. In no particular order, here are some movies that enlightened us, showed us the full spectrum of caregiving and made us feel more connected. Great for a rainy day or cozy evening at home!
The Father

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.

Supernova

Sam and Tusker are traveling across England in their old RV to visit friends, family and places from their past. Since Tusker was diagnosed with dementia two years ago, their time together is the most important thing they have.

The Upside

A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.

Beginners

A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer and that he has a young male lover.

The Savages

A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.

Amour

Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Still Alice

A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.

The Fundamentals of Caring

A man suffering a family loss enrolls in a class about caregiving that changes his perspective on life.

Me Before You

A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of.

Crip Camp

Down the road from Woodstock, a revolution blossomed at a ramshackle summer camp for teenagers with disabilities, transforming their lives and igniting a landmark movement.

It's Not a Burden

The humor and heartache of raising elderly parents

Sky Blossom

An inspiring film about today's students taking care of family with disabilities across America.

Caregiver: A Love Story

The tale of one man struggling to care for his dying wife. This film highlights an essential, yet largely unseen workforce—the family caregivers of America, and challenges viewers to acknowledge the growing strain placed on them.

CARE

A documentary. Care work is essential work. It's time for respect and a living wage.

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