Meant to draw attention to African Apartheid's appalling history, District 9 also finds a voice for any instance of cruel human inequality.
Far more fun than any expectation, 21 Jump Street is not only funny, but hones in on how quickly things change after high school.
22 Jump Street is the exact same movie as its predecessor and that's the joke. A funny one, too.
Whiplash explores exceptionalism and its cost in a tense, intelligent drama that's about more than the world of jazz.
Jerry Maguire doesn't tear down or alter the romantic drama/comedy formula, but finds a finds purpose in its characters.
A fun (if heavily fictionalized) take on a WWII-era women's baseball team, A League of Their Own carries enough sanitized charm to give it a pass.
Still inspiring, Gandhi's source images stem from the early 1900s, yet remain powerful as people continue seeking equality.
Grandiose, lavish, and meticulous, Lawrence of Arabia's anti-war stance celebrates its hero as much as resenting his defeat.
Still a satirical masterpiece (if only it were less real), Dr. Strangelove loses none of its staying power over sixty years later.
The seventh sequel to a forgettable early '90s action flick, Sniper: Assassin's End only bores in developing the next iteration.
Bloodshot doesn't want to consider the ethical quagmire behind its story, so aims its attention on hokey action scenes instead.
Embracing the character's pulp origins with no restrictions, Mask of Zorro is a delight that holds up thanks to the inspired casting.