Keyword: overcoming adversity

Hunger Games

The Hunger Games (2012)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 142 minutes Release date: 03/22/2012
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained...
Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur (1959)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 212 minutes Release date: 11/29/1959
When rich Jewish prince Judah Ben-Hur is framed for a crime and sold into slavery, he escapes and comes back for revenge in this Academy Award-winning Biblical epic. With Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, a cast of thousands and the greatest chariot race ever put on film.
Unbroken

Unbroken (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 137 minutes Release date: 12/24/2014
Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Based on the book "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption" written by Laura Hillenbrand.
Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 11/06/2014
Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde fell deeply in love while students at Cambridge. A healthy, active young man, Hawking receives an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of - time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in...
Annie

Annie (2014)

Rated: PG Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 12/18/2014
Annie is a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan. But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks - advised...
Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump (1994)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 142 minutes Release date: 07/05/1994
Forrest Gump tells his remarkable life story to a stranger while waiting for a bus. Despite his sub-normal IQ, Gump leads a truly charmed life, with a ringside seat for many of the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. He taught Elvis Presley to dance, became a football star and met JFK and LBJ. He served with honor in Vietnam and spoke at an anti-war rally at the...
Fighter

The Fighter (2010)

Rated: R Runtime: 115 minutes Release date: 12/09/2010
Up-and-coming boxer Micky Ward always lived in the shadow of his half-brother Dicky, who was a boxing hero. Dicky eventually ruined his career by getting involved with drugs and crime and now works as Micky's trainer. Together, the two brothers work to win a title bout that would redeem each of them, unite their family, and bring pride to their town.
Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 12/14/2006
Chris Gardener is a family man struggling to make ends meet. Despite his valiant attempts to help keep the family afloat, the mother of his five-year-old son, Christopher, is buckling under the constant strain of financial pressure. No longer able to cope, she reluctantly decides to leave. Chris, now a single father, continues doggedly to pursue a better-paying job using every sales skill he knows...
Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 121 minutes Release date: 12/24/2013
Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative are ambushed by the enemy in the mountains of Afghanistan. Faced with an impossible moral decision, the small band is isolated from help and surrounded by a much larger force of Taliban ready for war. As they confront unthinkable odds together, the four men find reserves of strength and resilience as they stay in...
Wild

Wild (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 115 minutes Release date: 12/02/2014
After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Cheryl Strayed makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. Based on Cheryl Strayed's memoir, "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down (2001)

Rated: R Runtime: 144 minutes Release date: 12/27/2001
The true story of the United States' involvement in Somalia during an ill-fated humanitarian mission. On October 3, 1993, U.S. soldiers entered Somalia on an exercise that was supposed to take less than an hour. The mission turned into a nightlong battle against thousands of heavily armed Somalians. Eighteen U.S. soldiers and more than 500 Somalians were killed as a result of this conflict.
Help

The Help (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 137 minutes Release date: 08/09/2011
At the dawn of the civil rights movement, three Mississippi women are about to take one extraordinary step. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss, and her mother won't be happy until she finds a husband. Aibileen, a wise African-American maid and caretaker, suffers after the loss of her own child. And Minny, Aibileen's sassy best friend, struggles to...
Truman Show

The Truman Show (1998)

Rated: PG Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 06/04/1998
The film that made critics sit up and take notice of Jim Carrey's dramatic chops, the legendary funnyman is Truman Burbank in "The Truman Show," director Peter Weir's satirical look at a man raised from infancy to adulthood in front of television cameras. Unbeknownst to him, Carrey lives in a bubble where actors have played his family and cameras have followed his every move since the day he was...
McFarland, USA

McFarland, USA (2015)

Rated: PG Runtime: 128 minutes Release date: 02/19/2015
In 1987, novice runners in an economically challenged town in California's farm-rich Central Valley give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White, a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other, but things begin to change when White sees the boys' exceptional running ability...
Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

Rated: PG Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 08/07/2014
Hassan Kadam is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa, settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant - the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef...
Two Days, One Night

Two Days, One Night (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 12/23/2014
Sandra has just returned to work after recovering from an illness. Realizing that the company can operate with one less employee, management tells Sandra she is to be let go while the remaining employees will each receive a bonus. Over the course of a weekend, Sandra, often with the help of her loving husband, races against time to convince each of her fellow co-workers to sacrifice their...
General

The General (1926)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 83 minutes Release date: 11/29/1926
Johnnie loves two things: his train and the lovely Annabelle Lee. When the Civil War breaks out he enlists as a soldier, but it is decided that he is too valuable as an engineer. Annabelle thinks it is because he is a coward. When Union spies capture Johnnie with Annabelle on board, Johnnie "The General" must recue both his loves.
Manny

Manny (2015)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 109 minutes Release date: 01/22/2015
This is the inspirational tale of a man who overcame insurmountable odds to become one of the most loved and respected athletes of all time. From a starving teenager who fought to feed his family, to a Congressman working tirelessly to improve the lives of his people, this is an exploration of the many triumphs and tribulations of Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao.
Dir: Ryan Moore
With: N/A
Walk of Shame

Walk of Shame (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 05/01/2014
After losing an audition for her dream job, an aspiring Los Angeles TV news anchor goes out for an uncharacteristic night of partying. She awakes in a stranger's bed to a phone message from her agent telling her the job is hers, if she can make it across town by 5 pm. Stranded in an unknown area without money, a phone, and a car, she embarks on a series of misadventures as she races to the most...

Southpaw (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/30/2015
Cocky, pugnacious, and unpredictable middleweight champ Billy Hope plans to ride out his boxing career with his massive winnings, adoring fans, beloved wife, and their 10 year old daughter. When Billy's bad temper sparks a fight and the ensuing shootout leaves his wife dead, Billy's life spins out of control. He turns to drinking and drugs, ignores his daughter, and neglects all responsibilities...
4 Minute Mile

4 Minute Mile (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 07/31/2014
Plagued by the death of his father a decade earlier and reluctantly delivering drugs for his brother, Drew has unrealized potential as a runner on his high school track team. When his reclusive neighbor offers to help him train for the all-state track competition, the two form an unexpected bond.
Railway Man

The Railway Man (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 116 minutes Release date: 04/10/2014
When Japanese forces overrun Singapore in 1942, thousands of soldiers are taken prisoner. Eric Lomax, a 21-year-old engineer and railway enthusiast, is sent to work on the construction of the notorious Death Railway in Thailand, where Eric witnesses unimaginable suffering and is tortured for building a secret radio. After the war, he returns home, haunted by the face of one young Japanese officer...
Grand Cahier

Le Grand Cahier (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 08/28/2014
During World War II, previously pampered 13-year-old twin boys are sent to live with their cruel, alcoholic grandmother. They must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings and decide that the only way to cope in this inhumane world of adults and war is to become completely unfeeling and merciless. So they begin their own series of studies: They fortify their spirits by reading...
Cas & Dylan

Cas & Dylan (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 04/03/2014
Seriously ill and grieving the death of his wife, 61-year-old Dr. Cas Pepper is suicidal when he decides to dump everything and drive to British Columbia. On his way, he meets Dylan, an unpredictable 22-year-old girl who dreams of becoming a writer. He reluctantly agrees to take her home, where they are greeted by her abusive and armed boyfriend. In self-defense, Cas ends up hurting the man with...
Angels Sing

Angels Sing (2013)

Rated: PG Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 11/14/2013
As a child, Michael Walker wished every day was Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for Christmas, despite encouragement from his playful wife and well intentioned parents. But when his young son faces a tragedy, Michael needs to make amends with his past. A mysterious man named Nick gives Michael a gift...