These movies about underdogs who made it back to the top will warm your heart and inspire.
The New York Premiere Of BURNT, Presented By The Weinstein Company And FIJI Water
Burnt: A former Paris top chef whose career crumbled after drugs and alcohol made him lose control, a chef (Bradley Cooper) rises back to the top when he gets hired as a head chef at a fine restaurant.
Forrest Gump: In a bittersweet tale about remarkable perseverance and an ever present case of being in the right place at the right (or wrong) time, Tom Hanks plays the dim-witted, lovable Forrest Gump, who, despite his myriad trials, tribulations and good old fashioned bouts of luck, has but one desire throughout his very eventful life - to win the heart of his troubled childhood friend Jenny (Robin Wright).
Rocky: A small town, blue-collar boxer stumbles upon a supreme opportunity in Rocky, a story about a boxer who gets the chance of a lifetime when he’s randomly chosen to fight the world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, after his scheduled opponent is injured. Hope, sweat, and heartbreak ensue in this feel good saga fraught with inspiration - and perspiration.
Pursuit of Happyness: Single father Chris Gardner is homeless and broke, with a son to take care of and nowhere to go, the duo live in shelters while papa interns at a prestigious firm, while pursuing a career as broker.
Lobby Card For ‘The Shawshank Redemption’
The Shawshank Redemption: Sentenced to two life terms for murder in the notoriously unbearable Shawshank prison, Andy Dunfresne befriends Red, toughing out their doomed existence until hope reunites them on the other side of freedom.
Tom Cruise In ‘Jerry Maguire’
Jerry Maguire: A washed up sports agent whose overnight growth of conscience ruined his career, befriends a shy secretary and they forge their way back to the top of the football game.
2008 New York Variety Screening Series –
Slumdog Millionaire: A teen plays the Indian version of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, using his life and the amazing accounts he’s witnessed, to help him win the game.
A League of Their Own: An all-female baseball league gives the midwest more than it bargained for in this feel good sporty film.
Denzel Washington In ‘Remember The Titans’
Remember the Titans: Integrations of an all black and an all white school rocks the very foundation of football to its core in this emotional film.
Dirty Dancing: A blue-collar bad boy teaches old pervy ladies how to dance at an uppity country club and falls a young naive summer guest.
Fox Searchlight Pictures Premiere of
Little Miss Sunshine: A sweet, talentless girl surrounded by a family full of misfits wants nothing more than to win the Little Miss Sunshine title, and her wacky family supports her in her quest to the bitter end.