"Legally Blonde" - certainly in my top ten list of my favorite movies of all time (even beating "Judgment at Nuremberg"!). It has served as an academic inspirational tale for me for the last, longer than I care to admit, number of years... ;-).
I have heard good things about The Help but it really blew me away. This poignant and inspiring story takes place in Jackson, Miss. in the 1960s. An aspiring writers wants to write about the African American maids in the south, she encounters resistance from both sides. When the book is published, it nudged the civil rights movement forward. Truly inspiring film based on a book. The acting was superb shown by several Oscar nominations and wins. A must see movie for historical sake at least.