American Beauty: Directed by Sam Mendes. This came on TV and I couldn't change the channel. I remembered seeing this in the theater and being blown away. It's still a great film even after all these years.
Les Misérables - Prisoner 24601, known as Jean Valjean, is released from prison and breaks parole to create a new life for himself while evading the grip of the persistent Inspector Javert. Set post-revolutionary France, the story reaches resolution against the background of the June Rebellion.