The list below is of some of the few popular ones that I liked.
Donnie Brasco: Al Pachino and Johnny Depp, how can you go wrong. The film tells the story of FBI agent, Joseph Pistone as he infiltrates the mob and the line begins to blur between agent and ganster. Really great film.
The Social Network: The Story of Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook. This film didn’t portray Zuckerberg in the best light. Maybe he is a jerk, maybe it’s creative license on the part of the film creators. Who knows? I think one thing most can agree on is that he was instrumental in creating something that millions of people use daily.
A League of Their Own: LOVED this film! This was based on the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from a story written by Kim Wilson and Kelly Candele. The film had struggle, love, comedy, and quotable lines: There’s no crying in baseball! Great film.
Titanic: We all know this story and I’m sure none of us believe the band kept playing! But there are accounts of the band continuing to play as the ship went down. Um…dudes, play on the lifeboats...or not. Nobody’s listening anyway. James Cameron has a way of capturing the heart of the bigger issue, though he doesn’t seem to be able to do it in less than 3 hours. J There’s a billionaire—it’s always a billionaire, right—who plans to rebuild the Titanic and sail it along the same route. This time there will be enough lifeboats…we hope. Will you go?
42: The story of Jackie Robinson. Second confession. I haven’t seen this yet either. I know the story of Jackie Robinson through reading and I plan to see this as well. Sometimes movies about racism make me uncomfortable, but then, I guess they’re supposed to, right? I think that is, in part, why I’m dragging my feet. It looks good, though. Have you seen it? Did you like it?
I know there are tons of good films in this category, but I couldn’t post them all. Of these, vote for your favorite and as always, tell me if your true favorite isn’t up here!