Positive Films

Films that show activism, positivity, love, peace, etc. The whole movie may not, but the message or ending does.
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1.
Gandhi (1982)
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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed. (191 mins.)
 
2.
Dangerous Minds (1995)
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An ex-Marine turned teacher struggles to connect with her students in an inner city school. (99 mins.)
Director: John N. Smith
 
3.
High School High (1996)
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Richard Clark has just left the well-known Wellington Academy to teach at Marion Barry High School. Now, he will try to inspire the D-average students into making good grades and try to woo a fellow teacher. (86 mins.)
Director: Hart Bochner
 
4.
Won't Back Down (2012)
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Two determined mothers, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children. (121 mins.)
Director: Daniel Barnz
 
5.
American History X (1998)
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A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. (119 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
 
6.
Milk (2008)
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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. (128 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
7.
Malcolm X (1992)
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Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam. (202 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
8.
The Rosa Parks Story (2002 TV Movie)
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A seamstress recalls events leading to her act of peaceful defiance that prompted the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama. (97 mins.)
Director: Julie Dash
 
9.
Brooklyn Castle (2012 Documentary)
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Amidst financial crises and unprecedented public school budget cuts, Brooklyn Castle takes an intimate look at the challenges and triumphs facing members of a junior high school's champion chess team. (101 mins.)