The Shawshank Redemption. (1994) Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Pursuit of Happyness. (2006) Based on the true story of Chris Gardner, an on-and-off-homeless salesman turned stockbroker.
Rudy. (1993) An account of the life of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, who had dreams of playing football at the University of Notre Dame.
It's a Wonderful Life. (1946) The holiday classic is the story of what a man's life is really worth.
Rocky. (1976) The first of a series tells the story of Rocky Balboa, an uneducated but good-hearted club fighter who gets a shot at the world heavyweight championship.
Chariots of Fire. (1981) Based on the true story of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics.
To Kill a Mockingbird. (1962) A lawyer in the Depression-era South defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice.
Life is Beautiful. (1997) A Jewish man living in pre- WWII Italy wins over the woman of his dreams with his sense of humor and ability to make any situation positive. He must use that same humor to protect his son in a concentration camp.
The Best Years of our Lives. (1946) A drama about three servicemen trying to put their lives back together after coming home from WWII.
Fried Green Tomatoes. (1991) A comic, heartwarming tale of family and the power of female friendships.