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For a variety of reasons, I have found the following films helpful, challenging, playful, intriguing, grief-provoking, inspirational, life-affirming, awakening, correcting, and sometimes triggering in my own healing journey:

 

ROMANTIC

  • The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)
  • Horse Whisperer (1998)
  • Message in a Bottle (1999)
  • Sense and Sensibility (1995)
  • Always (1989)
  • The Holiday (2006)
  • You’ve Got Mail (1998)
  • Must Love Dogs (2005)
  • Runaway Bride (1999)
  • The Story of Us (1999)
  • Babett’s Feast (1987)

COMEDY

  • The Other Sister (1999)
  • Real Women Have Curves (2002)
  • Billy Elliot (2000)
  • Bend it Like Beckham (2002)
  • Mind the Gap (2004)
  • Spanglish (2004)
  • 28 Days (2000)
  • The Proposal (2009)
  • What About Bob? (1991)
  • Ferris Beuler’s Day Off (1986)
  • The Dream Team (1989)
  • The Breakfast Club (1985)
  • Bruce Almighty (2003)
  • The Truman Show (1998)
  • Short Time (1990)
  • Benny & Joon (1993)
  • Short Circuit 2 (1988)

ACTION/ADVENTURE

  • Braveheart (1995)
  • Equilibrium (2002)
  • The Matrix (1999)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  • Dances with Wolves (1990)
  • Gladiator (2000)

DRAMA

  • Freedom Writers (2007)
  • Amazing Grace (2006)
  • The Joy Luck Club (1993)
  • Ordinary People (1980)
  • I Am Sam (2001)
  • End of the Spear (2005)
  • Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)
  • Losing Isaiah (1995)
  • Whale Rider (2002)
  • Les Miserables (1998)
  • Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995)
  • Dead Poet’s Society (1989)
  • Nowhere in Africa (2001)
  • The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
  • I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977)
  • The Remains of the Day (1993)
  • Crash (2004)
  • Enchanted April (1991)
  • Cast Away (2000)
  • Titanic (1997)
  • Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
  • Gaslight (1944)
  • Chariots of Fire (1981)
  • Kramer vs Kramer (1979)
  • Amadeus (1984)
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  • Forrest Gump (1994)
  • The Great Debaters (2007)
  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

FAMILY

  • The Kid  (2000)
  • Finding Nemo (2003)
  • October Sky (1999)
  • The Secret Garden (1993)
  • The Lion King (1994)
  • Hook (1991)
  • Remember the Titans (2000)
  • Wall-E (2008)
  • Finding Neverland (2004)
  • The Little Mermaid (1989)
  • The Jungle Book (1967)
  • Mary Poppins (1964)

FOREIGN

  • Mostly Martha (2001)
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)