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The Green Mile (1999)
The story about the lives of guards on death row leading up to the execution of black man accused of child murder & rape, who has the power of faith healing.
Forrest Gump (1994)
Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny, eludes him.
Schindler's List (1993)
Oskar Schindler uses Jews to start a factory in Poland during the war. He witnesses the horrors endured by the Jews, and starts to save them.
I Am Sam (2001)
A mentally retarded man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold-hearted lawyer the value of love and family.
Big Fish (2003)
A story about a son trying to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths his father told him about himself.
When a man with AIDS is fired by a conservative law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
English professor John Keating inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day.
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
David is 11 years old. He weighs 60 pounds. He is 4 feet, 6 inches tall. He has brown hair. His love is real. But he is not.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Based on the 'E. Annie Proulx' story about a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years.
Men of Honor (2000)
The story of Carl Brashear, the first African American, then also the first amputee, US Navy Diver and the man who trained him.
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
A hardened trainer/manager works with a determined woman in her attempt to establish herself as a boxer.
When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by a corrupt prince, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
"You think you know who you are. You have no idea."
A terminally-ill mother has to settle on the new woman in her ex-husband's life, who will be their new stepmother.
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
A Jewish man has a wonderful romance with the help of his humour, but must use that same quality to protect his son in a Nazi death camp.
Pay It Forward (2000)
Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
Marley & Me (2008)
A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog.
The Notebook (2004)
"Behind every great love is a great story."
My Girl (1991)
A When your Dad's an undertaker, your Mom's in heaven, and your Grandma's got a screw loose... it's good to have a friend who understands you. Even if he is a boy.
The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.
Patch Adams (1998)
A medical student in the 70's that treated patients, illegally, using humor.
Finding Neverland (2004)
The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan
A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Sophie is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live in Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust. They befriend Stingo, the movie's narrator, a young American writer new to New York City. But the happiness of Sophie and Nathan is endangered by her ghosts and his obsessions. (Review written by Reid Gagle)
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
The true-life story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources.
The Color Purple (1985)
The life and trials of a young African American Woman
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.
The Pianist (2002)
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
The Grey Zone (2001)
A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando, Jews who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow Jews, find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control
Sweet November (2001)
Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later that day she tracks him down. One thing leads to another and Nelson ends up living with her through a November that will change his life forever. (Review written by V. Piper)
Imaginary Heroes (2004)
"People are never who they seem to be"
Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.
P.S. I Love You (2007)
A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
An uncommonly gentle young man, who happens to have scissors for hands, falls in love with a beautiful teenage girl.
Because sometimes you can't stop the tears from falling.
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