Ordinary People


1980, Rated R

Conrad (Timothy Hutton) has a hard time relating to his mother (Mary Tyler Moore) and father (Donald Sutherland) after the accidental death of his older brother. Coping with the tragedy forced Conrad close to suicide and he has since been going to a therapist (Judd Hirsch). As the family tries to reconnect with one another following their loss, they struggle to regain a sense of normalcy. They begin to wonder if normal and ordinary might not be as easy as they look.
~This film won the 1980 Academy Award for Best Picture.

Forrest Gump


1994, Rated PG-13

Meet Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks); sitting on a bench, waiting for a bus, he has quite an interesting story to tell. Diagnosed with a low-IQ at a young age, Forrest recounts how his mother (Sally Field) raised him with the knowledge that he was no different than anyone else.
Between football, ping-pong, the war in Vietnam, and a slew of famous figures, Forrest has seen it all. But nothing in this whole world has meant more to him than a woman named Jenny (Robin Wright). With her advice, and the reluctant friendship of his Lieutenant (Gary Sinise), Forrest takes simplicity and sincerity with him wherever he goes.
~This film won the 1994 Academy Award for Best Picture