Movies With Strong Characters
These are just off the top of my head. I'm sure I'll add to this as time goes
by. But you get the point.
Apollo 13 - These guys were in a situation they had NO control over and
they kept their wits and their heads together to make it through.
Batman Begins - Kid with background of murdered parents grows up with
questionable history only to end up becoming a good guy with strong character
who defends people from the bad guys.
Courage Under Fire - About a woman who was strong and brave and loyal
and honest, and the assholes who couldn't be, who tried to destroy her name by
lieing about her and using her as a sacrificial lamb to cover their own
mistakes and cowardess.
G.I. Jane - About a woman who put up with assholes who didn't like her
not because she couldn't do what they could but just because she was female.
She endured through all the harassment and bullshit and earned everyone's
respect and admiration, while at the same time showing that anyone can do
anything as long as people ALLOW you to and don't try to get in your way.
It Could Happen To You - About two people who came from dysfunctional
circumstances and people, who were good and kind people, whom the rest of the
world tended to use and abuse, and who stayed true to each other, found each
other, and in the end the world recognized both their efforts and came
through for them. (If only this happened in real life, eh?)
Patch Adams - About a man who had a different way of thinking about the
world, who thought life was important, who had a great sense of humor that
some people didn't appreciate, who seemed different to some, who was picked
on by people in power, and who stood tall regardless, who always did what he
thought was right.
Pretty In Pink - About a young woman who was different, and whom no one
liked. She was made fun of, picked on, harassed, humiliated and embarassed. She
stayed true to herself, believed in herself. She didn't have many friends but
of those she had they were good people whom she trusted and cherished.
Some Kind Of Wonderful - Good guy likes pretty girl who just broke up
with a rich asshole. Knowingly braves risk of embarassment, humiliation, and
physical harm, staying true to himself and showing strength of character.
Pretty girl leads him into a setup and learns he's a really great guy. Stands
up for him, but lets him go. Guy discovers love in his best friend, who had
been right there beside him all the while.
The Dark Knight - Good guy becomes scapegoat for blame. Good guy's name
and reputation are trashed. The world picks up torches wanting to crucify the
good guy but has no clue the real reasons why they're holding the torches.
The Devil Wears Prada
The Karate Kid