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Generally serious films that portray realistic stories and characters
  • Amistad - 1997 Steven Spielberg movie about the slave trade in the early 19th century
  • Bridge on the River Kwai, The - 1957 Oscar-winning movie starring Alec Guiness and William Holden
  • Casablanca - 1942 Oscar-winning movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman
  • Cool Hand Luke - 1967 movie about a nonconformist in a prison chain gang
  • Dead Poets Society - 1989 movie about a teacher who inspires his students to seize the day
  • Farewell My Concubine - 1993 Chinese film recounting the life of two Beijing Opera performers
  • Fountainhead, The - 1949 movie based on Ayn Rand's novel about architect Howard Roark
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - 1967 Stanley Kramer movie about interracial marriage
  • Killing Fields, The - 1984 historical drama about the Khmer Rouge regime
  • Man for All Seasons, A - 1966 historical drama recounting the story of how Sir Thomas More stood up to King Henry VIII
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington - 1939 American dramatic film, Oscar-nominated and winner for Original Story
  • Network - 1976 movie, famous for the line "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore"
  • Official Story, The - 1985 movie about an Argentine mother discovering her adopted daughter may be the child of a "desaparecida"
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - 1975 Oscar-winning movie starring Jack Nicholson and directed by Milos Forman
  • Paths of Glory - 1957 Stanley Kubrick film starring Kirk Douglas, set in France during World War I
  • Shenandoah - 1965 movie about life in the middle of the American War Between the States
  • Tailor of Panama, The - 2001 film based on the John le CarrĂ© spy novel
  • To Kill a Mockingbird - 1962 movie, based on Harper Lee's novel, about Atticus Finch
  • To Live - 1994 Zhang Yimou film telling the struggles of a Chinese family from the 1940s through the Cultural Revolution
  • V for Vendetta - 2006 movie about a Fawkesian anarchist battling a police state in a near-future United Kingdom