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1.
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
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After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. (135 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
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The Brooke Ellison Story (2004 TV Movie)
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Rendered a quadriplegic since a child from a near-fatal neck injury, a young girl fights against all odds to succeed in life from grade school to her acceptance into college under the assistance of her loyal and dedicated mother. (91 mins.)
 
3.
I Am Sam (2001)
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A mentally handicapped 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. (132 mins.)
Director: Jessie Nelson
 
4.
Rain Man (1988)
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Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country. (133 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
5.
Adam (2009)
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Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth. (99 mins.)
Director: Max Mayer
 
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The Blind Side (2009)
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The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. (129 mins.)
 
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Indignation (2016)
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In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War. (110 mins.)
Director: James Schamus
 
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The Social Network (2010)
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Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. (120 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
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The New World (2005)
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The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas. (135 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
10.
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
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A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer. (109 mins.)
Director: Steven Zaillian
 
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If I Had Wings (2013)
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A policeman father gets a repeat juvenile offender to be a cross country running partner for his blind high school son. (89 mins.)
Director: Allan Harmon
 
12.
Finding Neverland (2004)
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The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan. (106 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
 
13.
Max (2015)
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A Malinois dog that helped American Marines in Afghanistan returns to the United States and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience. (111 mins.)
Director: Boaz Yakin
 
14.
Pawn's Move (2011)
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A young man escapes a clingy girlfriend after inheriting four million dollars from his late mentor. (73 mins.)
Director: Caleb Vetter
 
15.
Thank You for Your Service (2017)
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A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield. (109 mins.)
Director: Jason Hall
 
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12 Years a Slave (2013)
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In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. (134 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
 
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Gifted (2017)
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Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother. (101 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
 
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High Strung (2016)
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When a hip hop violinist busking in the New York subway encounters a classical dancer on scholarship at the Manhattan Conservatory of the Arts... (96 mins.)
Director: Michael Damian
 
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The Last Word (2017)
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Harriet is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth resulting in a life-altering friendship. (108 mins.)
Director: Mark Pellington
 
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Speak (2004)
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After a blurred trauma over the summer, Melinda enters high school a selective mute. Struggling with school, friends, and family, she tells the dark tale of her experiences, and why she has chosen not to speak. (89 mins.)
Director: Jessica Sharzer
 
21.
Wild (2014)
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A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy. (115 mins.)
 
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The Lovely Bones (2009)
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Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal. (135 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
23.
127 Hours (2010)
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An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. (94 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
24.
Just Before I Go (2014)
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On the verge of giving up on life, a guy travels to his hometown to make amends. (95 mins.)
Director: Courteney Cox
 
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To the Bone (2017)
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A young woman is dealing with anorexia. She meets an unconventional doctor who challenges her to face her condition and embrace life. (107 mins.)
Director: Marti Noxon