Persepolis - In the style of a graphic novel, almost entirely in black and white. Helped me better understand Iran and the Islamic Revolution (though I still have a long way to go before I will have a firm grasp on the situation).
Several things to love about this. I enjoyed picking out the Nazi references and thinking through when violence might be necessary, and maybe even good. I'm surprised to find myself thinking most about the scene where Evey asks her friend why he keeps a Koran. His answer has really stayed with me.
Only watch this movie if you have the funds and time to go to China/SE Asia after seeing it because it will leave you pining for the chance to experience some of the beauty of that area of the world. What I liked most though, was the complexity of the couple's relationship. They hurt each other, they fight, and it feels so real. It's one of the most beautiful love stories I've ever seen.
Last Train Home - Every time I even consider complaining about not being able to buy the latest gadget or new clothes or some other meaningless crap, I am going to watch this movie. Same goes for my kids. This is a movie that will stay with me forever.
Things I Thought About While Watching: Child abuse, how sadly common it is; Immigrants who move/flee their country and start over in a new life, how frustrating that must be; Owning up to the mistakes we've made in the past, and the ways we've hurt people; What life is like in the countries we invade; How very much we have, of everything