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Poll: Captivating True Life Film Dramas for Humanity

Everybody knows about the big empathic blockbusters like Schindler's List (1993) or A Beautiful Mind (2001). Which of these movies that are also humanitarian are you most interested in? (If you have seen all of them, please vote for the one you think is the best.) Discuss here.

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    Philomena (2013)

    A reporter helps an old woman searching for her son decades later after they were separated by a state-run facility days after birth
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    Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)

    The life of a man and his dog and the dog's everlasting love to the man
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    Race (2016)

    Jesse Owens, a black athlete, overcomes repressing fears, bureaucratic & social hurdles at the German Olympics in Berlin 1936
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    Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)

    The last days of the most known German antifascist underground organization 'Die Weisse Rose', which was brought down in an unfair lawsuit
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    Desert Flower (2009)

    An African refugee who grew up to become a world-famous model, and used her fame to fight the scourge of female circumcision
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    The Ninth Day (2004)

    A priest searches the right way through the rapids of temptation in a repressive and totalitarian Europe. A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary
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    Mountain Patrol (2004)

    A team of Tibetan volunteers work to protect rare mountain antelopes from poachers
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    An American Crime (2007)

    Two teenage girls being abused and held captive by a mentally ill woman.This movie is about showing how the girls experienced the disaster
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    In the Fade (2017)

    A German woman who, after her husband and son are killed by neo-nazis, tries to fight for justice
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    This Boy's Life (1993)

    A young boy fights to free himself from his brutal stepfather while facing troubles
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    My Left Foot (1989)

    A disabled writer and painter who can only use his left foot, makes his art come to life. Christy Brown is as well known for his poetry as he is for his art
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    Land of Mine (2015)

    A prison officer in a Danish war camp has to guard some teenage POWs, while the will of the young men begins to crumble
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    Boys Don't Cry (1999)

    A transgender man tries to live his life normally in a hostile environment. His environment soon turns worse
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    Conviction (2010)

    Family ties between a sister and her unjustly imprisoned brother motivates her to study law for liberating him
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    Fruitvale Station (2013)

    The movies tells how a young, black father is tragically murdered because of racism
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    The Straight Story (1999)

    An old man rides a lawnmower nearly 300 miles to make up with his ailing brother
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    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

    A quadriplegic writes a book through communication by using just his eyelid - suggested by Chihir0
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    The Sessions (2012)

    A true story about the need of sensual experiences for a disabled person and how it could be fulfilled
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    The Story of the Weeping Camel (2003)

    People in a small village help a camel mother to accept her new colt
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    The Great Debaters (2007)

    A debate coach teaches his students the worth of verbal dexterity in the fight against racism
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    Awakenings (1990)

    A psychatrist tries to find out a new medicine to awake catatonic patients
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    In the Name of the Father (1993)

    An Irishman in England is wrongly imprisoned with his ailing father for decades for crimes they didn't commit
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    Bloody Sunday (2002)

    The Irish civil rights protest march and the subsequent massacre by British troops on 01/30/1972 - suggested by pbn
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    Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

    Three abducted aboriginal half-cast children which are fenced into a camp to be trained as domestic staff try escape to the outback - suggested by pbn
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    Into the Wild (2007)

    After abandoning all worldly possessions and ending his relationship with his family, a young recent college graduate travels the US, ending up alone in the desolate Alaskan wilderness - suggested by yrnej
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    Hotel Rwanda (2004)

    A hotel manager who struggled to protect innocent civilians from both sides of revolutionary war - suggested by yrnej
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    Rescue Dawn (2006)

    The story of a military pilot who crashes and is held and tortured in a prison camp before trying to escape - suggested by suggested by yrnej
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    Mississippi Burning (1988)

    Two F.B.I. Agents, with wildly different styles, arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists - suggested by suggested by yrnej
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    Silkwood (1983)

    A worker at a plutonium processing plant is purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing worker safety violations at the plant - suggested by suggested by yrnej
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    The Killing Fields (1984)

    A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians - suggested by yrnej
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    The Intouchables (2011)

    After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver - suggested by suggested by yrnej
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    The Elephant Man (1980)

    John Merrick is an intelligent and friendly man, but he is scornt by his Victorian-era English society because of his severely deformations. When he is discovered by a doctor, he is saved from his life in a freak show and he is treated like the human being that he really is. Suggested by MAthePa

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