1. All the President’s Men
Robert Redford starred and produced this film.
2. My Left Foot
“My Left Foot” was about a man, Christy Brown, who had cerebral palsy but still managed to become a famous artist and writer with the use of only one limb.
3. Apollo 13
Ron Howard revealed that the secret to the success of the film was that he made something that was educational and entertaining.
4. Erin Brokovich
Julia Roberts won an Oscar for her performance.
Based around events of William Wallace and the time when the Scottish rebelled against the English in a bid for independence.
Largely criticized for not being historically accurate but a great re enactment nonetheless.
6. United 93
This was not a success at the box office and there may be a few reasons as to why – “United 93” is about the highjacking of one of the planes used in the tragedy of 9/11.
This film is very moving and did not go all out to be a special FX laden outing with no emotion, instead, it delivers the complete opposite.
7. Joan Of Arc
By using what God had told her in her visions, she lead her army into many important victories in battle over the English.
Joan was later captured and put on trial in England, after which she was executed. Milla Jovovich delivers a great effort in her lead role.
8. 127 hours
Actor James Franco also received an Oscar nomination for his performance.
The film is about Aron Ralston, who became trapped under a boulder for five days, and all he had was minimal food, water, a knife and camcorder.
In the end he had to amputate his own arm to escape. 127 hours was filmed were the actual event took place.
Sean Penn was the man to portray Milk and he received much praise from critics.
The film captures all of the struggles that Harvey Milk went through in his career and personal life. Harvey Milk was tragically assassinated for his endeavors in politics.
Not a gory film, but very cleverly done and leaves viewers wanting more, even after 157 minutes!