Anna Paquin

Amistad (1997)

Rated R

This story about the 1839 revolt aboard Spanish slave ship La Amistad and the uprising’s tragic aftermath. An African-born slave  leads a mutiny against his brutal captors, but because the ship is in American waters, a U.S. court must decide the slaves’ fates. In an eloquent courtroom speech, ex-president John Quincy Adams  argues for the Africans’ freedom.

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007)

Rated NR

A dark chapter of U.S. history comes to light in this epic saga of the U.S. government’s deliberate extermination of the American Indians. Beginning after the Sioux victory at Little Big Horn, the film traces the stories of three men: a Sioux doctor, a lobbying senator and the Lakota hero Sitting Bull.

Finding Forrester (2000)

Rated PG-13

When award-winning novelist William Forrester realizes a high school basketball star’s exceptional writing talent, he decides to mentor the youngster, who harbors a passion that’s not usually associated with jocks: He’s obsessed with words. Over time, the pair find that a common passion can forge an uncommon bond, and, in the process, Forrester becomes less of a recluse.

She’s All That (1999)

Rated PG-13

Jock and class president Zack Siler  accepts his friends’ bet to make over the geeky, bespectacled Laney Boggs into a prom queen beauty. But along the way, Zack falls in love with his sparkling creation. Complications quickly arise in this charming teenage spin on George Bernard Shaw’s play, “Pygmalion.”

X-Men Trilogy (2000,2003, 2006)

Rated PG-13

Amid increasing fear and bigotry, Professor Charles Xavier  provides a safe haven for powerful outcasts like Wolverine, Rogue and Storm, who are genetically gifted mutants — and the world’s newest, most persecuted minority group. In an explosive battle for freedom and honor, the X-Men take on Magneto and his band of evil mutants, who relish the public’s paranoia.

synopsis by Netflix.

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