The boy in the striped pyjamas. Very sad. Oh, and million dollar baby.
I liked the book better too.
Debbie does Dallas
A Beautiful Mind .. Seabicuit .. Not without My Daughter .. Awakenings (those are all pretty touching) a couple of my faves that are really serious but wont necassarily make u cry- Monster, Bully, Excorcism of Emily Rose, and Open Water
really good question.. later ended up looking at wikip list of [all] and thatwas a pretty good source for some id like to see in future
Hotel Rwanda<br />
I'm here cause I'd like to see the feedback. :)
You can try these.<br />
Empire of the Sun<br />
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness<br />
The Miracle Worker<br />
The Hiding Place<br />
I Will Fight No More Forever<br />
I believe Out of Africa is also ba<x>sed on a true story.
watch hachiko- a dog's story and cry out a river
North Country, The Whistleblower, Into the Wild, Never Back Down .. not sure if they fit all the three criteria that you've laid out but they definitely are inspirational.. at least were to me ;)
the book's even better...have always preferred books over movies
Music of the Heart<br />
White Light Black Rain<br />
Not sure if true stories:<br />
Pay It Forward<br />
My Life Without Me<br />
This is a tough question because I've seen many inspirational films that have NOT made me cry or were not ba<x>sed on a true story. I'm being very selective in my judgement here; yet, these fit your parameters that I've seen in the past 5 years.
Saving private Ryan, A beautiful mind or Its a wonderful life :-))
Alicia my story. Story about a holocaust little girl survivor. I read it back in high school and still remember it till today.
Weepie Movies - ET the bit where he dies, <br />
The Champ (with John Voigt and Ricky Schroeder) the bit where he dies<br />
and Heavens Gate cause the whole movie died !
'Glory', ba<x>sed on the story of the 54th Massachusetts infantry during the Civil War.
Two of my favorite movies ba<x>sed on true stories: Valkyrie, starring Tom Cruise, & The Perfect Storm, starring George Clooney & Mark Wahlberg
Schindler's List is definitely one of a kind, because of the subject matter. But here are 2 that fit the desc<x>ription - 'Flywheel' and 'Fire-proof.'<br />
Love and other Drugs- I'm sure it has happened quite a few times.