12 Movies That Will Make You A Better Man

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These are the kind of must-watch movies that will make you want to hold your loved ones, call your parents, kiss your significant other, and/or inspire you to achieve total greatness. If you want to be a better man and be moved by a film, these are definitely a good place to look. Some of 'em might even make you shed a tear or two...

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Saving Private Ryan: Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

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Rudy: Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.

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Rocky: Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

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Field Of Dreams: An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago Black Sox come.

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Seabiscuit: True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.

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Parenthood: The Buckman family is a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse.

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Mr. Smith Goes To Washington: A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.

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The Pursuit Of Happiness: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor.

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Billy Elliot: A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family. Good Will Hunting: Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

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The Karate Kid:A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.

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October Sky: The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.

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Warrior: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother.