7. The Straight Story

Older people aren't given much attention in the movies, so it's refreshing to see an inspirational older character in The Straight Story. An elderly man wants to visit his dying brother, but has no means of transport. So he sets off on his sit-on mower to travel 300 miles. It's heart-warming without being saccharine, and a must if you love character-based movies.

So if you love movies that make you think, these are just some that you should watch. Which other movies have inspired you?