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You wouldn't expect a film about serious illness to be much fun, but Dark Victory is no one-note misery fest - even though it aims to have its audience in floods of tears by the end. Made during one of Hollywood's greatest eras, it's the story of a rich young woman who learns that she has a brain tumour. Bette Davis is brilliant as the woman going from carefree party girl to bitter drunk to dealing with her situation - and equally convincing at every stage.
Sean Penn won an Oscar for this inspiring portrayal of gay rights campaigner, Harvey Milk.
14+ years 122 mins
Moving true story of writer Dominique Bauby's stroke, which left him paralysed except for his left eye, with which he was able to dictate his memoir.
14+ years 107 mins
Hugely popular, touchingly sad drama about the life-long friendship between two very different women, a singing star and a top lawyer.
11+ years 118 mins
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