8º – My Left Foot (Jim Sheridan, 1989)The film follows the life of Christy Brown, a man who was born with cerebral palsy, being restricted only to the movements of his left foot. Promoting always a positive atmosphere, the plot works with the concept of perseverance contained in the human being, making us rethink some constructions in our lives.
7º – As Good as It Gets (James L. Brooks, 1997)A middle-aged man, permeated by strange manners and reprehensible social behavior, has to learn to deal with new people, new habits and the deconstruction of his previous model of life. ‘As Good as It Gets’ conceptualizes well the core of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, explaining some of the elements that psychopathology offers the individual.
6º – Adam’s Apples (Anders Thomas Jensen, 2005)In the plot, a neo-Nazi is condemned to community service, being reclused in a church, under the command of a priest who fervently believes in the goodness inserted in the human being. Born from the Danish film industry, ‘Adam’s Apples’, he gives an optimistic story, always working to raise a light and inviting atmosphere.
5º – Erin Brockovich (Steven Soderbergh, 2000)An unemployed housewife ends up getting a job in an attorney’s office after persisting long. There, the woman will discover new talents, overcome prejudices and still work for the health of an entire community. The film tries to deconstruct some basic destructive precepts inserted in a traditional social context, delivering a positive vision about the adaptive character contained in an individual. ‘Erin Brockovich’ is directed brilliantly by Steven Soderbergh and features the irreplaceable presence of actress Julia Roberts in charge of the film.
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