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Searching for Meaning

About a Boy (2002): for info and video clips / to buy
American Beauty (1999) for info and video clips / to buy
The Apostel (1997): for info and video clips / to buy
Being There (1979): for info / to buy
Cider House Rules (1999) : for info / to buy
Dead Poets Society (1989): for info / to buy
Field of Dreams (1989): for info / to buy
Grand Canyon (1991): for info and video clips / to buy
Groundhog Day (1993): for info and video clips / to buy
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946): for info and video clips / to buy
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973): for info / to buy
My Dinner with Andre (1981): for info / to buy
Short Cuts (1993): for info and video clips / to buy
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2002): for info and video clips / to buy
The Truman Show (1998): for info and video clips / to buy
The Visitor (2007): for info and video clips / to buy

Spirituality

Bee Season (2005): for info and videos clips / to buy
City of Angels (1998): for info and video clips / to buy
I Heart Huckabees (2004)
Malcom X (1992): for info and video clips / to buy
Powder (1995): for info / to buy to buy
Resurrection (1980): for info / to buy
The Third Miracle (2000); for info and video clips / to buy
What the #$*! Do We Know!? (2004)
Wings of Desire (1987, German with English subtitles): for info / to buy

Transformation and Renewal

The Full Monty (1997): for info and video clips
Good Will Hunting (1997): for info and video clips
Groundhog Day (1993): for info and video clips
Lantana (2001): for info and video clips
Lost in Translation (2003): for info and video clips
Magnolia (1999): for info and video clips
Pieces of April (2003): for info and video clips
Ruby in Paradise (1993): for info and video clips
Schindler’s List (1993, emotionally challenging): for info and video clips
Something Gotta Give (2003): for info and video clips
The Station Agent (2003): for info and video clips

Support Groups and Friendships

Bang the Drum Slowly (1973): for info
The Big Chill (1983): for info and video clips
Circle of Friends (1995): for info and video clips
City Slickers (1991): for info and video clips
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991); for info and video clips
The Lord of the Rings (2001 - 2003): for info and video clips
Peter's Friends (1992): for info and video clips
Star Wars (1977 - 2002): for info and video clips
Steel Magnolias (19890; for info and video clips

Role Models

Apollo 13 (1995): for info and video clips
The Chorus (2004, in French)
Erin Brockovich (2000): for info and video clips
Field of Dreams (1989): for info / to buy
Finding Forrester (2000): for info and video clips
Gandhi (1982): for info and video clips
Places in the Heart (1984): for info
Ruby in Paradise (1993): for info and video clips
Rudy (1993): for info and video clips

Personal Courage

Babe (1995); for info and video clips
Braveheart (1995, emotionally challenging) for info and video clips
Chariots of Fire
Courage Under Fire (1996)
The English Patient (1996)
Door to Door (2002)
Do the Right Thing
Endurance (1999)
Field of Dreams
Forrest Gump
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Gandhi (1982)
Gattaca (1997)
Gone With the Wind (1939)
Gorillas in the Mist (1988)

Gravity (2013)
The Insider (1999)
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973)
Julia (1977)
Contender, The (2000)
Diary of Anne Frank, The (1959)
Gladiator, The (2000)
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Little Big Man (1970)
Mask (1985)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)

The Monuments Men, The (2013)
Norma Rae (1979)
Out of Rosenheim (Baghdad Café) (1988)
Open Range (2003)

Philomena (2013)
Places in the Heart (1984): for more info
Ruby in Paradise (1993): for info and video clips
Rudy (1993): for info and video clips
Saving Private Ryan (199, emotionally challenging)
Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (1995, TV)
Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)
Silkwood (1983)
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
Town Like Alice, A (1981)
Untouchables, The (1987)
Wizard of Oz, The (1939)