Recovering from loss is something which only the affected will know. It is a pain unexplained when something or someone dear is snatched from under our very eyes, leaving us helpless to do anything. Be it a person or a dream, loss is a strong shot to the heart. The grief is insurmountable and mere consolation does nothing to take away the hurt. The path to recovery and lead a social life is tough and filled with a lot of emotional pitfalls. Not many can make the journey back successfully. The easier ways to attain mortal freedom beckon constantly and it is too tempting to ignore. Some complete the journey however, despite all the illusions and achieve freedom of the soul. ‘Room’ is one such film that explores the subject of loss. It also delves into motherhood. There are few films with grief in the manned that Room does.
Several filmmakers have explored this world of pathos, expertly capturing the sadness in their camera, and showing the audience what the pain feels like. We have tried to come up with a list of some great films similar to Room that are our recommendations. If you are interested, you might be able to stream some of these movies like Room on Netflix or Amazon Prime or Hulu.
10. Rabbit Hole (2010)
Losing a child is a terrible thing. The ones who haven’t suffered this ill fate cannot even begin to comprehend the trauma of the parents. Their souls are broken down completely and it takes a lot to draw them out into the sunshine once again. John Cameron Mitchell’s ‘Rabbit Hole’ captures this pain and the path to acceptance from resignation of two grief-stricken parents after their son is killed in a car accident. Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart play the unfortunate parents with a chilling excellence, bringing out the pain quite eloquently as they are stuck deep down the rabbit hole of sadness. The final scene is one of the most touching ones in recent times as the parents hold hands and stare into space reminiscing about their son. The path to recovery from loss is a difficult one and is something only the travelers will understand.
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9. Pursuit of Happyness (2006)