The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Based on a memoir about a one-year struggle with homelessness while raising a very young son, The Pursuit of Happyness could have turned out schmaltzy, but it’s grounded by one of Will Smith‘s best performances. See more about the film here.
In 1969, Denver housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father’s stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. With her belief and the help of veteran trainer, she navigates the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and one of the greatest racehorses of all time. See more here.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
A movie about family and self-discovery. It reminds audiences not only to accept who they are but to wear your skin proudly. It also shows how important the people are who love you unconditionally. See more about it here.
Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane is hurt by his team’s loss to the New York Yankees in the 2001 American League Division Series. With the impending departure of star players Johnny Damon, Jason Giambi, and Jason Isringhausen to free agency, Beane needs to assemble a competitive team for 2002 with Oakland’s limited budget. See more here.