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1.
The Elephant Man (1980)
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A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity. (124 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
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Terms of Endearment (1983)
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Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love and her daughter's family problems. (132 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
 
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The Terry Fox Story (1983 TV Movie)
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The true story about the Canadian cancer amputee hero who decided to run across Canada on only one leg to raise money for cancer research. (97 mins.)
Director: R.L. Thomas
 
4.
Beaches (1988)
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A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years. (123 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
 
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Dying Young (1991)
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After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job... (111 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
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Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
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A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself. (129 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
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Shadowlands (1993)
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C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned Christian theologian, writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets a spirited poet from the U.S. (131 mins.)
 
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Philadelphia (1993)
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When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. (125 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
9.
Outbreak (1995)
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Extreme measures are necessary to contain an epidemic of a deadly airborne virus. But how extreme, exactly? (127 mins.)
 
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Phenomenon (1996)
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An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis. (123 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
 
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Sixth Happiness (1997)
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The unusual story of a boy who will never grow. Born with a disease that makes his bones brittle, Brit... (97 mins.)
Director: Waris Hussein
 
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Stepmom (1998)
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A terminally ill woman has to settle on her former husband's new lover, who will be their children's stepmother. (124 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
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The Mighty (1998)
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This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size... (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Chelsom
 
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The Story of Us (1999)
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Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage. (95 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
15.
A Gift of Love: The Daniel Huffman Story (1999 TV Movie)
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Fifteen-year-old Daniel Huffman is a normal teenager with a passion for football and grand hope for a collage football scholarship... (84 mins.)
Director: John Korty
 
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The Tic Code (1999)
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A 10 year old gifted boy wants to be a jazz pianist much to the chagrin of his more classical oriented piano instructor... (91 mins.)
Director: Gary Winick
 
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Erin Brockovich (2000)
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An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply. (131 mins.)
 
18.
Brian's Song (2001 TV Movie)
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The story of professional football players Gale Sayes and Brian Piccolo, and how their friendship on and off the field was affected when Piccolo contracted a fatal disease. (88 mins.)
Director: John Gray
 
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Sweet November (2001)
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The story centers around a man and a woman, whose fates are intertwined and will change forever. Nelson is an avid advertiser living in San Francisco... (119 mins.)
Director: Pat O'Connor
 
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Wit (2001 TV Movie)
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A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. (99 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
21.
John Q (2002)
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John Quincy Archibald takes a hospital emergency room hostage when his insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant. (116 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
 
22.
Ice Bound (2003 TV Movie)
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One woman's strength and courage under the most extreme weather conditions. (89 mins.)
 
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My Life Without Me (2003)
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A young woman conceals the fact of her terminal cancer to live her life with a passion she never had before. (106 mins.)
Director: Isabel Coixet
 
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The Family Stone (2005)
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An uptight, conservative, businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life. (103 mins.)
Director: Thomas Bezucha
 
25.
My Sister's Keeper (2009)
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Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive. (109 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
 
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Extraordinary Measures (2010)
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A drama centered on the efforts of John and Aileen Crowley to find a researcher who might have a cure for their two children's rare genetic disorder. (106 mins.)
Director: Tom Vaughan
 
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A Little Bit of Heaven (2011)
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An irreverent young woman who uses her humor to prevent matters from getting serious has a life-changing visit with her doctor. (106 mins.)
Director: Nicole Kassell