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1. Any of the film adaptations of Austen's novel "Mansfield Park" (N. B. the book offers MUCH more nuance than any of the adaptations toward the theme of 'a moral compass.' If one is not already familiar with the novel, I recommend the film version in which playwright Harold Pinter plays Sir Thomas Bertram, because some of the key subtext of the novel is made more overt; however, many seem to find this the least like-able, the most 'Hollywood' version.) 2. "Whale Rider" (!!!) 3. Tim Burton's "Big Fish" 4. "The Mission" with R. DeNiro and J. Irons 5. For community (esp. in wake of the recent shootings in Tucson): "The Milagro Beanfield War."