Losing a loved one is one of the most painful human experiences that one can endure, and it's important for those who are grieving to find comfort throughout the entire grieving process. Sometimes, after cremation services, family members and friends may gather to further celebrate the life of the deceased. They may want to watch a movie to get their minds off their grief, but choosing a film that helps them address these difficult feelings may ultimately be the best movie choice. Here are some strong options for those who are looking for films about grief and loss.
As a movie that's both whimsical and touching, Up is a Disney-Pixar film that has a great deal of depth that one may not expect from an animated movie. The protagonist is an older man who is grieving the death of his beloved wife when he is forced to go on an adventure and continue to engage with life when he tried to shut it out. It's a hopeful film for those who are grieving and may fear that continuing on with their lives may be difficult.
As a movie that's set in a funeral home, My Girl is a special, quirky film about an eleven-year-old who's still grieving the death of her mother. She goes through life with her well-meaning but slightly neglectful dad, who just so happens to be an undertaker. When things are starting to look up, a tragic additional death strikes, and the film shows the little girl experience grief in a whole new way. How she expresses herself and learns from death will comfort and inspire those who are also experiencing these feelings.
Stories We Tell
Sarah Polley directed this film that reveals the story behind her own mother's extraordinary life. In Stories We Tell, the former child star of Avonlea delves deep into her own family history and reveals the strands of grief that have run throughout her life. It's also a beautiful movie about healing that can help people who are grieving to understand that one's life can go on through memories and the stories loved ones continue to tell about them.
Finally, keep in mind that not everyone who has gone through the pain of losing a loved one will want to watch films. If the grieving family is open to watching films, gently suggesting any of the movies on this list could be one tool that helps them address their feelings and find comfort after the cremation service.Share
23 May 2016
A couple of weeks ago, one of my dear family friend’s suffered the loss of her husband. After a brief illness, he passed away at a local hospital. Immediately after his passing, she started planning the funeral arrangements. She didn’t want his funeral to be a sad occasion. Instead, she wanted the service to celebrate his amazing life. She worked tirelessly with the professional staff at a local funeral home in order to plan the order and type of service for the funeral. On this blog, you will discover tips for planning a funeral service that will celebrate the life of your deceased loved one.