Movies that Make Us Better Human Beingsby leftbanker-1 | created - 06 Apr 2014 | updated - 04 Apr 2016 | Public
These movies are completely free of violence. They are about real human beings and not super-heroes or action figures. They are fun and whimsical. Enjoy!
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1. Cousin cousine (1975)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance
Two distant cousins meet at a wedding banquet for an elderly couple. Over time, a close friendship develops between them, but their spouses begin to think that they are more than just friends.
Votes: 1,531 | Gross: $8.70M
2. Groundhog Day (1993)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A jaded Pittsburgh weatherman finds himself inexplicably trapped in a small town as he lives the same day over and over again.
Votes: 599,574 | Gross: $70.91M
3. Rushmore (1998)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A teenager at Rushmore Academy falls for a much older teacher and befriends a middle-aged industrialist. Later, he finds out that his love interest and his friend are having an affair, which prompts him to begin a vendetta.
Votes: 178,489 | Gross: $17.11M
6. Win Win (2011)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
A struggling lawyer and volunteer wrestling coach's chicanery comes back to haunt him when the teenage grandson of the client he has double-crossed comes into his life.
Votes: 53,546 | Gross: $10.18M
7. Ulee's Gold (1997)
R | 113 min | Drama
A reclusive beekeeper slowly pulls his dysfunctional family back together, but not without having to fight his son's previous dastardly cohorts.
Votes: 7,081 | Gross: $9.05M
8. Amadeus (1984)
R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 385,453 | Gross: $51.97M
12. It's Complicated (2009)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When attending their son's college graduation, a couple reignite the spark in their relationship. But the complicated fact is they're divorced and he's remarried.
Votes: 90,030 | Gross: $112.74M
14. The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
R | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
The lives of two struggling musicians, who happen to be brothers, inevitably change when they team up with a beautiful, up-and-coming singer.
Votes: 23,092 | Gross: $18.10M
15. 10 Items or Less (2006)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama
An actor prepping for an upcoming role meets a quirky grocery clerk, and together they hit the road to show each other their respective worlds.
Votes: 15,008 | Gross: $0.08M
17. Before Sunrise (1995)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance
A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.
Votes: 290,174 | Gross: $5.54M
19. Amélie (2001)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance
Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.
Votes: 730,107 | Gross: $33.23M
21. Tempest (1982)
PG | 140 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
John Cassavetes gives a compelling performance as a man confronting a mid-life crisis with extraordinary results for everyone around him.
Votes: 2,389 | Gross: $5.01M
22. La torre de Suso (2007)
95 min | Comedy, Drama
Cundo returns home after ten years' absence. The reason is the death of his best friend, Suso. Cundo's plans consist of having a binge to Suso's health with his old friends, pretending that... See full summary »
23. Crossing Borders (2006)
102 min | Comedy, Drama
Spain 1960, the dawn of the country's economic development. Industrial "reorganization" means that many workers have lost their jobs and are forced to emigrate. Martin is one of them. ... See full summary »
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24. Mr. Wonderful (1993)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance
In an attempt to end alimony payments, a working class man tries to set up his ex wife with potential husbands.
Votes: 3,298 | Gross: $3.13M
25. The Spanish Apartment (2002)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.
Votes: 40,561 | Gross: $3.90M
26. A Room with a View (1985)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance
Lucy meets George in a Florence pensione and the two share a brief romance before Lucy returns home, where she becomes engaged to Cecil. However, it isn't long before George unexpectedly enters her life again.
Votes: 42,200 | Gross: $20.97M
27. Murmur of the Heart (1971)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama
As France is nearing the end of the first Indochina War, an open-minded teenage boy finds himself torn between a rebellious urge to discover love, and the ever-present, almost dominating affection of his beloved mother.
Votes: 9,578 | Gross: $0.35M
28. Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)
PG | 104 min | Drama, War
A French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of the top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.
Votes: 32,872 | Gross: $4.54M
29. The Postman (1994)
PG | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet, and then uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.
Votes: 35,391 | Gross: $21.85M
30. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
PG-13 | 118 min | Drama
A young man in a small Midwestern town struggles to care for his mentally-disabled younger brother and morbidly obese mother while attempting to pursue his own happiness.
Votes: 227,349 | Gross: $9.17M
31. Breaking Away (1979)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
A working-class Indiana teen obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl while searching for life goals with his friends.
Votes: 22,867 | Gross: $16.42M
32. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
Votes: 39,457 | Gross: $7.27M
33. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist.
Votes: 3,704 | Gross: $1.57M
34. Begin Again (II) (2013)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A chance encounter between a down-and-out music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter, new to Manhattan, turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents.
Votes: 151,022 | Gross: $16.17M
35. The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen, only to find their relationships -- both old and new -- begin to resemble 21st century versions of her novels.
Votes: 27,133 | Gross: $3.57M
36. The Sea Inside (I) (2004)
PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama
The factual story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a 28 year campaign in favour of euthanasia and his own right to die.
Votes: 80,183 | Gross: $2.09M
37. Truman (2015)
TV-14 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama
Julián receives an unexpected visit from his friend Tomás, who lives in Canada. The two men, accompanied by Julián's faithful dog, Truman, will share emotional and surprising moments prompted by Julián's complicated situation.
Votes: 12,614 | Gross: $0.21M