Game Changers

Films that change you. Ones with contagious attitudes of courage. All of them deal with the vast landscape of loss.
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1.
Holes in My Shoes (2006 Documentary)
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94-year-old New Yorker, Jack Beers, has broken the age barrier full force. He can do what most young men can... (90 mins.)
Director: David Wachs
 
2.
The Intouchables (2011)
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After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver. (112 mins.)
“ Totally delightful. One of my all-time favorite movies. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
3.
Warrior (2011)
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The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother. (140 mins.)
Director: Gavin O'Connor
“ Some of the best acting I've ever seen. Nolte at his best. But there is a scene between the two brothers on the beach where Joel Edgerton is electrifying with a single twitch of his lip. Hardy's signature under-playing of his character is genius. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
4.
42 (2013)
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The story of Jackie Robinson from his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945 to his historic 1947 rookie season when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. (128 mins.)
Director: Brian Helgeland
 
5.
The Power of One (1992)
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An English boy living in Africa during WWII through his boxing prowess becomes a symbol of hope in a time of war. (127 mins.)
 
6.
Shadows in the Sun (2005)
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An aspiring young writer (Jackson) tracks a literary titan (Keitel) suffering from writers block to his refuge in rural Italy and learns about life and love from the irascible genius and his daughters. (100 mins.)
Director: Brad Mirman
 
7.
Mary and Martha (2013 TV Movie)
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Two mothers lose their sons to malaria. (95 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
“ Giving succor heals grief. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
8.
Schindler's List (1993)
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In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans. (195 mins.)
 
9.
Beyond Belief (2007 Documentary)
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Susan Retik and Patti Quigley are two ordinary soccer moms living in the affluent suburbs of Boston until tragedy strikes... (92 mins.)
Director: Beth Murphy
“ If you think that nothing can be done to stop war, watch this. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
10.
My Life as a Dog (1985)
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A boy and his brother don't get along well. In order to let their ill mother rest, they're separated and sent each one with their relatives. (101 mins.)
 
11.
Babette's Feast (1987)
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In a remote 19th-century Danish village, two sisters lead a rigid life centered around their father... (102 mins.)
Director: Gabriel Axel
“ Sharing one's passion is the greatest joy of all. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
12.
Ladies in Lavender (2004)
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Two sisters befriend a mysterious foreigner who washes up on the beach of their 1930's Cornish seaside village. (104 mins.)
Director: Charles Dance
 
13.
The Children of Huang Shi (2008)
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About young British journalist, George Hogg, who with the assistance of a courageous Australian nurse, saves a group of orphaned children during the Japanese occupation of China in 1937. (125 mins.)
 
14.
Young@Heart (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians. (107 mins.)
“ You'll come away with a big smile. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
15.
Rebirth (2011 Documentary)
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Filmed over the ensuing years after the attack on New York's World Trade Center, this documentary takes a look a the physical and emotional healing process involved in the aftermath of such a tragedy. (105 mins.)
Director: James Whitaker
 
16.
Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002 TV Movie)
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It is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter... (197 mins.)
Director: Alberto Negrin
 
17.
The Mission (1986)
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18th century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American Indian tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal. (125 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
“ Redemption. One of De Niro's best. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
18.
Titanic (1997)
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A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Definite schmaltz but great anyway. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
19.
The First Grader (2010)
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The story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau terrorist who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. (103 mins.)
Director: Justin Chadwick
“ You're never too old... ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
20.
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
“ Warning: quite violent. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
21.
The Pianist (2002)
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A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. (150 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
22.
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
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A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" (120 mins.)
 
23.
1900 (1976)
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The epic tale of a class struggle in 20th Century Italy, as seen through the eyes of two childhood friends on opposing sides. (317 mins.)
“ Warning: violent ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
24.
Australia (2008)
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Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand. (165 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
“ Definite schmaltz but great anyway. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
25.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
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British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. (124 mins.)
Director: John Madden
“ Aging can be adorable. All star cast. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
26.
The Best of Men (2012 TV Movie)
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Towards the end of the second world war Dr Ludwig Guttmann, a brisk refugee from Nazi Germany, arrives... (90 mins.)
Director: Tim Whitby
 
27.
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
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The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse. (170 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
 
28.
Buck (2011 Documentary)
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An examination of the life of acclaimed 'horse whisperer' Buck Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become a well-known expert in the interactions between horses and people. (88 mins.)
Director: Cindy Meehl
“ The real horse whisperer portrayed by Redford in his film by the same name. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
29.
Temple Grandin (2010 TV Movie)
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A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry. (107 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
“ Autism ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
30.
StreetDance 3D (2010)
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In order to win the Street Dance Championships, a dance crew is forced to work with ballet dancers from the Royal Dance School in exchange for rehearsal space. (98 mins.)
 
31.
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
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A down-and-out golfer attempts to recover his game and his life with help from a mystical caddy. (126 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
 
32.
Monster (2003)
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Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer. (109 mins.)
Director: Patty Jenkins
 
33.
The Man Who Cried (2000)
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A young refugee traveling from Russia to America in search of her lost father falls for a gypsy horseman. (100 mins.)
Director: Sally Potter
 
34.
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
 
35.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
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After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother, which is suddenly challenged when love walks into his life. (118 mins.)
 
36.
Les Misérables (1998)
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Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives... (134 mins.)
Director: Bille August
 
37.
Benny & Joon (1993)
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A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton. (98 mins.)
 
38.
Love Actually (2003)
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Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England. (135 mins.)
Director: Richard Curtis
 
39.
The Reader (2008)
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Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial. (124 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
40.
Harold and Maude (1971)
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Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral. (91 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
 
41.
The Horse Boy (2009 Documentary)
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A writer documents the journey his family takes to Mongolia to consult with nomadic shamans on the healing of their autistic son. (93 mins.)
“ Autism ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
42.
De-Lovely (2004)
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Inspecting a magical biographical stage musical, composer Cole Porter reviews his life and career with his wife, Linda. (125 mins.)
Director: Irwin Winkler
 
43.
As It Is in Heaven (2004)
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A successful international conductor suddenly interrupts his career and returns alone to his childhood village in Norrland... (133 mins.)
Director: Kay Pollak
 
44.
Saint Ralph (2004)
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Saint Ralph is the unlikely story of Ralph Walker, a ninth grader who outran everyone's expectations except his own in his bold quest of trying to win the 1954 Boston Marathon. (98 mins.)
Director: Michael McGowan
 
45.
What Dreams May Come (1998)
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After he dies in a car crash, a man searches heaven and hell for his beloved wife. (113 mins.)
Director: Vincent Ward
 
46.
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
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A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book. (102 mins.)
 
47.
Saving Grace (2000)
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A small-town English widow, facing financial troubles after her husband's suicide, turns to agriculture of an illegal kind. (93 mins.)
Director: Nigel Cole
 
48.
AmericanEast (2008)
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A family man (Badreya) opens an authentic Middle Eastern restaurant with his best friend, who's Jewish. (110 mins.)
Director: Hesham Issawi
 
49.
Hope and Glory (1987)
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A semi-autobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2... (113 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
50.
Billy Elliot (2000)
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A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
“ Stereotypes be damned. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
51.
Truly Madly Deeply (1990)
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A woman dealing with inconsolable grief over the death of her partner gets another chance when he returns to earth as a ghost. (106 mins.)
“ Added by Pamela King ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
52.
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
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A delusional young man strikes up an unconventional relationship with a doll he finds on the Internet. (106 mins.)
Director: Craig Gillespie
“ Added by Pamela King ... Genius of a movie. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
53.
Field of Dreams (1989)
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An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago White Sox come. (107 mins.)
“ Added by Pamela King ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
54.
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
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A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional. (132 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Added by Pamela King ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
55.
Amreeka (2009)
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A drama centered on the trials and tribulations of a proud Palestinian Christian immigrant single mother and her teenage son in small town Indiana. (96 mins.)
Director: Cherien Dabis
“ Added by Katherine Werner ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
56.
Beginners (2010)
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A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover. (105 mins.)
Director: Mike Mills
“ Added by Pamela King ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
57.
The Way (2010)
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A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the "El camino de Santiago," and decides to take the pilgrimage himself. (123 mins.)
Director: Emilio Estevez
“ Wonderful portrayal of how grief humbles and brings people together. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
58.
Screen One (1985 TV Series)
Episode: Wide-Eyed and Legless (1993)
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The movie chronicles the struggles of Deric and Diana Longden, a happily married couple who try to cope...
“ (Also known as The Wedding Gift) This movie is about love to the end. Not sentimental or melodramatic love, but compassionate, enduring love of selflessness which would never think to be resentful. (It's tough to find but occasionally pops up on Amazon or Netflix) ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
59.
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
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A college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home. (93 mins.)
“ Box of Kleenex needed. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
60.
Honor Flight (2012 Documentary)
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Honor Flight chronicles a community coming together to honor World War II veterans. The film follows a team of Midwest volunteers as they race against the clock to send every local WWII veterans to see the memorials built in their honor. (82 mins.)
Director: Dan Hayes
“ Every American should watch this movie. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
61.
Cloudburst (2011)
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A lesbian couple escape from their nursing home and head up to Canada to get married. Along the way, they pick up a young, male hitchhiker. (93 mins.)
Director: Thom Fitzgerald
 
62.
Mr. Pip (2012)
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As a war rages on in the province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, a young girl becomes transfixed by the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is being read at school by the only white man in the village. (116 mins.)
Director: Andrew Adamson
 
63.
Virunga (2014 Documentary)
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A team of brave individuals risk their lives to protect the last mountain gorillas. (100 mins.)
 
64.
The Railway Man (2013)
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A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him. (116 mins.)
“ The power of forgiveness exceeds the most brutal darkness. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
65.
The Descendants (2011)
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A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident. (115 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
“ This movie forces you into the slow pace of real life and the process both of accepting death and waking up to what's really important in life. I did not like it the 1st time I watched it, but the 2nd watch, I let its slow, thoughtful pacing lead me into its message. One of Clooney's best performances. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
66.
A Little Chaos (2014)
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Two talented landscape artists become romantically entangled while building a garden in King Louis XIV's palace at Versailles. (112 mins.)
Director: Alan Rickman
“ Admittedly, I am a Kate Wislet fan, not only for her spectacular talent in portraying endless nuances of vulnerability, but also because she chooses such wonderful films to be in. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
67.
Interstellar (2014)
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A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival. (169 mins.)
“ With a stellar cast, (excuse the pun), this is, without a doubt Matthew McConaughey's vehicle of brilliant acting. The premise challenges how we traditionally think of time. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
68.
Will (2011)
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An orphan journeys across Europe to the 2005 Champions League Final in Istanbul. (102 mins.)
Director: Ellen Perry
“ How a little boy deals with the death of his father. You'll laugh and cry. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
69.
Still Alice (2014)
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A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. (101 mins.)
“ This was a hard one to watch, but Julianne Moore personifies this dreaded disease with great depth and tenderness. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
70.
Ever Again (2006 Documentary)
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Ever Again examines the sweeping resurgence of antisemitism in 21st century Europe and its connection to global terrorism. (75 mins.)
Director: Richard Trank
“ See my review. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
71.
Ricki and the Flash (2015)
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A musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom returns home, looking to make things right with her family. (101 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
72.
Monster's Ball (2001)
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After a family tragedy, a racist prison guard reexamines his attitudes while falling in love with the African American wife of the last prisoner he executed. (111 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
 
73.
99 Homes (2014)
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A recently unemployed single father struggles to get back his foreclosed home by working for the real estate broker who is the source of his frustration. (112 mins.)
Director: Ramin Bahrani
 
74.
Concussion (2015)
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In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play. (123 mins.)
Director: Peter Landesman
“ David and Goliath. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
75.
Spotlight (2015)
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The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. (128 mins.)
Director: Tom McCarthy
“ Really important film that pulls no punches about exposing the sins of the Catholic Church in covering up pedophilia. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
76.
Trumbo (2015)
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In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. (124 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
“ Lest you think that government surveillance of private citizens or scapegoating is new, Trumbo will enlighten you. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
77.
The Normal Heart (2014 TV Movie)
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A gay activist attempts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during the early 1980s. (132 mins.)
Director: Ryan Murphy
“ Another important history of the AIDs epidemic. Another film, "We Were Here" (2011) covers the West Coast AIDs movement. Both are inspiring. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
78.
The Big Short (2015)
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Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight. (130 mins.)
Director: Adam McKay
“ Finally, a film that shows some awareness of the 2008 housing collapse. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
79.
Calvary (2014)
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After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him. (102 mins.)
“ A priest with the right perspective. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
80.
Night Will Fall (2014 Documentary)
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Researchers discover film footage from World War II that turns out to be a lost documentary shot by Alfred Hitchcock and Sidney Bernstein in 1945 about German concentration camps. (75 mins.)
Director: André Singer
“ So powerful, it should be shown to every person in the world. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
81.
Truth (2015)
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Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers. (125 mins.)
“ An important portrayal of how truth becomes the casualty when power and politics infect journalism. Blanchett & Redford are superb. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
82.
Sometimes in April (2005 TV Movie)
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Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide. (140 mins.)
Director: Raoul Peck
“ Idris Elba portrays a man caught in a horrific situation. Elba is brilliant in his understated external emotions made even more powerful by subtle nuance. Beautifully written & directed by Raul Peck. Warning: this is not an easy watch. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
83.
We Were Here (2011 Documentary)
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A deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco and how individuals rose to the occasion during the first years of this unimaginable crisis. (90 mins.)
“ Inspirational. How the San Francisco gay community transformed itself in the AIDs epidemic. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
84.
The Promise (2011 Mini-Series)
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A young British girl travels to Israel/Palestine, retracing the steps of her grandfather - a British soldier stationed there in the 1940s.
“ Does not simply the complex issues of 1948 or today but instead tackles the right and wrong of both sides while telling the story of this amazing young woman. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
85.
My Dinner with Andre (1981)
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Two old friends meet for dinner; as one tells anecdotes detailing his experiences, the other notices their differing worldviews. (110 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
86.
The Killing Fields (1984)
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A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody "Year Zero" cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million "undesirable" civilians. (141 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
 
87.
Cry Freedom (1987)
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South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend the black activist Steve Biko. (157 mins.)
 
88.
Seven Pounds (2008)
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A man with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers. (123 mins.)
“ Will Smith is one of the most under-rated actors in film. Truly a remarkable movie about redemption and grief and genuine decency--all difficult things to portray without straying into sentimentality or self-indulgence. And he is brilliant at it. Hats off too to Rosario Dawson and Woody Harrelson too. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
89.
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
 
90.
Me Before You (2016)
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A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of. (110 mins.)
Director: Thea Sharrock
“ The unconquerable spirit. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
91.
Fugitive Pieces (2007)
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A child escapes from Poland during World War II and first heads to Greece before coming of age in Canada. (104 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Podeswa
“ A homage to life. ” - Stephanie Ericsson
 
92.
The Sea of Trees (2015)
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A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out. (110 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant