Two of the movies I would have chosen. Life is Beautiful, or La Vita e’ Bella is an amazing film. It’s an Italian language film, but on DVD you can get subtitles or a pretty good English language dubbing. I recommend that film to everyone, it is pure class.
Roberto Benigni won the best actor oscar for this film, for a foreign actor to win that award in a foreign langauge film shows just how good it is. A real must see.
It’s amazing how the father (played by Roberto) sacrifices for his family. Words cannot describe how touching this movie is. Also, for anyone who never watched this movie, it’s about an Italian family living during World War 2.
According to my Italian friend, the original Italian version is even better. A lot of words/phrases that can only be expressed in Italian were taken out of the English version (English is such a mechanical language, in comparison). What a pity I can’t understand Italian…
Life is Beautiful- I agree on this one.
I’ve seen this movie several times and can’t get through it
without bawling my eyes out, towards the end.
Passion of the Christ- Saw it once- cried off and on all the way through.