2 3 4 5

Million Dollar Arm (2014)

UpliftingCharmingRealInspiring

In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent JB Bernstein dreams up a wild game plan to find Major League Baseball’s next great pitcher from a pool of cricket players in India. He soon discovers two young men who can throw a fastball but know nothing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Gillespie
CAST:  Jon Hamm  •  Bill Paxton  •  Lake Bell  •  Suraj Sharma

In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent JB Bernstein dreams up a wild game plan to find Major League Baseball’s next great pitcher from a pool of cricket players in India. He soon discovers two young men who can throw a fastball but know nothing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Gillespie
CAST:  Jon Hamm  •  Bill Paxton  •  Lake Bell  •  Suraj Sharma

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)

UpliftingEmotionalInspiringThought provoking

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Jonah Hill  •  Rooney Mara  •  Jack Black

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Jonah Hill  •  Rooney Mara  •  Jack Black

The Glass Castle (2017)

UpliftingDepressingHeartbreakingEmotional

A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire state, and her selfish, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Destin Daniel Cretton
CAST:  Brie Larson  •  Naomi Watts  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Max Greenfield

A young girl is raised in a dysfunctional family constantly on the run from the FBI. Living in poverty, she comes of age guided by her drunkard, ingenious father who distracts her with magical stories to keep her mind off the family's dire state, and her selfish, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Destin Daniel Cretton
CAST:  Brie Larson  •  Naomi Watts  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Max Greenfield

Kauwboy (2012)

UpliftingDepressingHeartbreakingEmotional

A lively young boy befriends and attempts to raise an abandoned baby jackdaw unbeknownst to his choleric and disapproving father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Boudewijn Koole
CAST:  Rick Lens  •  Loek Peters  •  Susan Radder  •  Ricky Koole

A lively young boy befriends and attempts to raise an abandoned baby jackdaw unbeknownst to his choleric and disapproving father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Boudewijn Koole
CAST:  Rick Lens  •  Loek Peters  •  Susan Radder  •  Ricky Koole

Inventing the Abbotts (1997)

RomanticUpliftingEmotionalThought provoking

In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break the hearts of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Liv Tyler  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Billy Crudup

In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break the hearts of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pat O'Connor
CAST:  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Liv Tyler  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Billy Crudup

You're Not You (2014)

UpliftingDepressingHeartbreakingEmotional

A drama centered on a classical pianist who has been diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George C. Wolfe
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Emmy Rossum  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Ali Larter

A drama centered on a classical pianist who has been diagnosed with ALS and the brash college student who becomes her caregiver.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George C. Wolfe
CAST:  Hilary Swank  •  Emmy Rossum  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Ali Larter

The Prince of Egypt (1998)

UpliftingEnjoyableMusicalEpic

This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brenda Chapman  •  Simon Wells  •  Steve Hickner
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Michelle Pfeiffer

This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brenda Chapman  •  Simon Wells  •  Steve Hickner
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Michelle Pfeiffer

The Bucket List (2007)

UpliftingCharmingEmotionalThought provoking

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Sean Hayes  •  Beverly Todd

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Sean Hayes  •  Beverly Todd

The Full Monty (1997)

UpliftingFunFunnyCharming

Sheffield, England. Gaz, a jobless steelworker in need of quick cash persuades his mates to bare it all in a one-night-only strip show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Cattaneo
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Mark Addy  •  William Snape  •  Steve Huison

Sheffield, England. Gaz, a jobless steelworker in need of quick cash persuades his mates to bare it all in a one-night-only strip show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Cattaneo
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Mark Addy  •  William Snape  •  Steve Huison

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

CharmingCuteUpliftingFunny

After a rough divorce, Frances, a 35 year old book editor from San Francisco takes a tour of Tuscany at the urgings of her friends. On a whim she buys Bramasole, a run down villa in the Tuscan countryside and begins to piece her life together starting with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Audrey Wells
CAST:  Diane Lane  •  Sandra Oh  •  Lindsay Duncan  •  Raoul Bova

After a rough divorce, Frances, a 35 year old book editor from San Francisco takes a tour of Tuscany at the urgings of her friends. On a whim she buys Bramasole, a run down villa in the Tuscan countryside and begins to piece her life together starting with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Audrey Wells
CAST:  Diane Lane  •  Sandra Oh  •  Lindsay Duncan  •  Raoul Bova

Words on Bathroom Walls (2020)

UpliftingEmotionalThought provokingTear-jerker

Diagnosed with a mental illness halfway through his senior year of high school, a witty, introspective teen struggles to keep it a secret while falling in love with a brilliant classmate who inspires him to open his heart and not be defined by his condition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thor Freudenthal
CAST:  AnnaSophia Robb  •  Molly Parker  •  Taylor Russell  •  Walton Goggins

Diagnosed with a mental illness halfway through his senior year of high school, a witty, introspective teen struggles to keep it a secret while falling in love with a brilliant classmate who inspires him to open his heart and not be defined by his condition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thor Freudenthal
CAST:  AnnaSophia Robb  •  Molly Parker  •  Taylor Russell  •  Walton Goggins

Samantha: An American Girl Holiday (2004)

UpliftingEmotionalThought provokingTear-jerker

Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from completely different backgrounds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nadia Tass
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  AnnaSophia Robb  •  Olivia Ballantyne  •  Kelsey Lewis

Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from completely different backgrounds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nadia Tass
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  AnnaSophia Robb  •  Olivia Ballantyne  •  Kelsey Lewis

Wadjda (2012)

UpliftingMind blowingCharmingEnjoyable

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Quran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Haifaa al-Mansour
CAST:  Reem Abdullah  •  Waad Mohammed  •  Abdullrahman Algohani  •  Ahd

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Quran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Haifaa al-Mansour
CAST:  Reem Abdullah  •  Waad Mohammed  •  Abdullrahman Algohani  •  Ahd

The Space Between (2011)

UpliftingDepressingHeartbreakingEmotional

Montine McLeod, a world-weary flight attendant, and Omar Hassan, a prematurely wise 10-year-old Pakastani-American boy connect with one another amidst the chaos of September 11, 2001. When Montine discovers the boy's direct personal link to the terrorist attacks, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Travis Fine
CAST:  AnnaSophia Robb  •  Melissa Leo  •  Anthony Keyvan  •  Brad William Henke

Montine McLeod, a world-weary flight attendant, and Omar Hassan, a prematurely wise 10-year-old Pakastani-American boy connect with one another amidst the chaos of September 11, 2001. When Montine discovers the boy's direct personal link to the terrorist attacks, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Travis Fine
CAST:  AnnaSophia Robb  •  Melissa Leo  •  Anthony Keyvan  •  Brad William Henke

Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story (2005)

InspiringIntenseUpliftingThought provoking

Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the mare and save it from being sacrificed by the owner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Gatins
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Dakota Fanning  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Elisabeth Shue

Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the mare and save it from being sacrificed by the owner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Gatins
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Dakota Fanning  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Elisabeth Shue

Nomads (2010)

UpliftingDepressingHeartbreakingEmotional

Susan is a filmaker working on a documentary about subway suicides at Mexico City. Roberto is an illegal mexican inmigrant that works cleaning windows at New York. Roberto meets Susan and they start hanging out, sharing their own experiences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ricardo Benet
CAST:  Lucy Liu  •  Tenoch Huerta  •  Tamlyn Tomita  •  Dagoberto Gama

Susan is a filmaker working on a documentary about subway suicides at Mexico City. Roberto is an illegal mexican inmigrant that works cleaning windows at New York. Roberto meets Susan and they start hanging out, sharing their own experiences.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ricardo Benet
CAST:  Lucy Liu  •  Tenoch Huerta  •  Tamlyn Tomita  •  Dagoberto Gama

Gimme Shelter (2013)

UpliftingDepressingHeartbreakingEmotional

After running away from her abusive mother, a streetwise teen seeks refuge with her father, but he rejects her when he learns that she's pregnant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Krauss
CAST:  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Stephanie Szostak

After running away from her abusive mother, a streetwise teen seeks refuge with her father, but he rejects her when he learns that she's pregnant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Krauss
CAST:  Vanessa Hudgens  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Stephanie Szostak

Sympathy for Delicious (2010)

UpliftingDepressingHeartbreakingEmotional

A newly paralyzed DJ gets more than he bargained for when he seeks out the world of faith healing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Ruffalo
CAST:  Christopher Thornton  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Juliette Lewis  •  Orlando Bloom

A newly paralyzed DJ gets more than he bargained for when he seeks out the world of faith healing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Ruffalo
CAST:  Christopher Thornton  •  Mark Ruffalo  •  Juliette Lewis  •  Orlando Bloom

Four Good Days (2021)

UpliftingDepressingHeartbreakingEmotional

A mother helps her daughter work through four crucial days of recovery from substance abuse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodrigo García
CAST:  Mila Kunis  •  Glenn Close  •  Stephen Root  •  Joshua Leonard

A mother helps her daughter work through four crucial days of recovery from substance abuse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodrigo García
CAST:  Mila Kunis  •  Glenn Close  •  Stephen Root  •  Joshua Leonard

Certain Women (2016)

UpliftingDepressingHeartbreakingEmotional

Three strong-willed women strive to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest: a lawyer forced to subdue a troubled client; a wife and mother whose plans to construct her dream home reveal fissures in her marriage; and a lonely ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kelly Reichardt
CAST:  Laura Dern  •  Michelle Williams  •  Kristen Stewart  •  Lily Gladstone

Three strong-willed women strive to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest: a lawyer forced to subdue a troubled client; a wife and mother whose plans to construct her dream home reveal fissures in her marriage; and a lonely ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kelly Reichardt
CAST:  Laura Dern  •  Michelle Williams  •  Kristen Stewart  •  Lily Gladstone
2 3 4 5