Keyword: uplifting

Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 134 minutes Release date: 12/20/2001
From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experiences it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery once he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. After many years of...
Frozen

Frozen (2013)

Rated: PG Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 11/21/2013
Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey-teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven-to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.
Stepmom

Stepmom (1998)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 124 minutes Release date: 12/24/1998
Jackie and Isabel have nothing in common--one is the ideal mother, the other is struggling to be any kind of mother--until circumstances force them to share a family and put aside their mutual hostility for the sake of the children. They discover how precious life, love and the ties that bind them really are in this tale about the intricate circumstances surrounding what happens when a man's new...
Noah

Noah (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 137 minutes Release date: 03/27/2014
In a world ravaged by human sin, Noah is given a divine mission. After having two dreams in which he sees the coming of a terrible flood that would destroy all life on earth, he is guided to build an ark in order to save creation. But his plan to take his family and two of each of God's creatures to safety is hindered by the sinister Tubal-cain and his debauched army who are determined to join...
Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! (2008)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 07/17/2008
Donna, an independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, is about to let go of Sophie, the spirited daughter she's raised alone. For Sophie's wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends--practical and no-nonsense Rosie and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tonya--from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos. But Sophie has secretly invited three...
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...
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.
Selma

Selma (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 12/24/2014
In the early 1960s, many blacks in Dallas County, Alabama attempted to register to vote, defying intimidation, economic retaliation, arrests, firings, and beatings. Desperate to find a way to force the United States Government to enforce voting rights, Martin Luther King, Jr. staged protest marches in Selma, Alabama -- in violation of unjust court injunctions -- hoping to provoke a...
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...
Boyhood

Boyhood (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 164 minutes Release date: 07/10/2014
The film tracks 6-year-old Mason over life's most radically fluctuating decade, through a familiar whirl of family moves, family controversies, faltering marriages, re-marriages, new schools, first loves, lost loves, good times, scary times and a constantly unfolding mix of heartbreak and wonder. But the results are unpredictable, as one moment braids into the next, entwining into a deeply...
Noel

Noel (2004)

Rated: PG Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 11/11/2004
It's Christmas Eve in New York City, and with a little help from each other, five people will discover new meaning on Christmas Day: Jules finds the courage to step beyond his past; Artie's own tragic history shows Mike where jealousy can lead, bringing renewal to his relationship with Nina; and Rose discovers new hope as Charlie--an unexpected friend--reminds her that no one is ever truly alone...
Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven's Final Symphony

Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven's Final Symphony (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 80 minutes Release date: 10/31/2013
At Tiananmen Square in 1989, students played Beethoven's Ninth Symphony over loudspeakers as the army came in to crush them. In Chile, women living under Pinochet's dictatorship sang the Ninth at torture prisons, as men inside took hope when they heard their voices. When the Berlin Wall, symbol of division and oppression, came down in December 1989, Leonard Bernstein performed Beethoven's Ninth as...
Dir: Kerry Candaele
With: N/A
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Rated: PG Runtime: 132 minutes Release date: 11/15/1977
Several civilian people are drawn to a remote corner of the US where aliens land in their spaceship and parley with US officials.
Only Real Game

The Only Real Game (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 82 minutes Release date: 06/05/2014
This is an exploration of the power of baseball for people in a remote and troubled place. The once princely state of Manipur, in volatile northeast India, defies gun violence, drug trafficking and HIV/AIDS through a surprising passion for America's national pastime. Manipur entered the Indian Union under protest in 1949, triggering a corrosive separatist conflict. For decades baseball has...
Dir: Mirra Bank
With: N/A

Desert Dancer (2015)

Rated: None Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 04/09/2015
During the politically charged climate of the 2009 protests in Iran, when many cultural freedoms are threatened, Afshin and some friends risk their lives and form an underground dance company. Through banned online videos, they learn from timeless legends who cross all cultural divides, including Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev. Their exploration of music, dance and a universal...
Life of a King

Life of a King (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 01/16/2014
The true story of one man's sacrifice to give inner city kids of Washington D.C. something he never had--a future. After being in prison for twenty years, Eugene Brown established the Big Chair Chess Club in 1991 to get kids off the streets and working towards something they never dreamed of--going to college.
Journey to The South Pacific

Journey to The South Pacific (2013)

Rated: G Runtime: 40 minutes Release date: 12/26/2013
Travel to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where life flourishes above and below the sea. Join Jawi, a young island boy, as he takes viewers on a journey of discovery to this magical place, where we encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, and other iconic creatures of the sea. Home to more than 2,000 species of sea life, this exotic locale features the most diverse marine...
Red Wing

Red Wing (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 10/03/2013
In a small town in Texas, an orphaned boy has a troubled journey as he grows into manhood. But despite all odds and whenever he is confronted with the ill-will of others, he maintains his honor and integrity, and love finds its way into his life.
Salt of the Earth

The Salt of the Earth (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 109 minutes Release date: 12/11/2014
Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado is seen through the eyes of two men: his son, film director Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, who tries to get to know a father who was often away from home, and Wim Wenders, a photographer himself and an admirer of Salgado's work. For forty years, Salgado has traveled across continents in the footsteps of a changing humanity and witnessed some of the major events...
Amazonia

Amazonia (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/26/2013
Following the crash of a plane carrying circus equipment, a young Capuchin monkey who was born in captivity, suddenly finds himself alone and helpless in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Initially fearful, disoriented and facing the wilderness and the unknown, he discovers a world that is wonderful, but also strange and hostile and he is forced to quickly develop a survival instinct and join...
Dir: Thierry Ragobert
With: N/A
Pride

Pride (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 120 minutes Release date: 09/25/2014
It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover...
Philomena

Philomena (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 11/21/2013
Philomena Lee, an Irishwoman in her 70s, became pregnant as a teenager in 1952. Her family abandoned her out of shame and sent her to a convent, where, along with other young girls in the same predicament, she was regarded as "a fallen woman." Three years later, the nuns made her give up her son Anthony for adoption in America. Lee, who was forced to sign a document promising "never to seek to...

Do You Know What My Name Is? (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 83 minutes Release date: 12/11/2014
Still without a cure, Alzheimer's disease robs its victims of their memory, their pride, and at times even their will to live. But what if simple reading, writing and calculating could counteract some of the effects of this disease? This documentary follows a research study of a treatment in Cleveland, Ohio. It pursues the answers to what it means to live a happy life, and what may be considered a...
Dir: Shigeru Ota
With: N/A
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...
Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

Rated: PG Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 12/24/2013
Walter Mitty is a daydreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job, along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world, embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.