The Hurricane (1999)
The Hurricane tells the story of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, a black professional boxer who was convicted of triple murder and his life in incarceration. It stars Denzel Washington. The script itself was adapted from Lazarus and the Hurricane: The Freeing of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (published in 1991), by Sam Chaiton and Terry Swinton, and The Sixteenth Round: From Number 1 Contender To #45472 (published in 1974), by Rubin "Hurricane" Carter himself.
This movie is very long and very slow but I think it's pretty justified since it covers almost the entire life of the guy himself. Even if you might have guessed the ending prematurely (by either reading the wiki article or just figuring it out yourself), you would still find this movie interesting because it shows how Rubin's character is very dynamic and I think it seems pretty human. It's of course the usual 'Hero's Journey' template that Hollywood always uses but Denzel Washington portrays the guy so well that even the real Rubin Carter fell in love with his performance!
So yeah, this movie contains great acting and a lot of storytelling. A must watch for people who actually listen to this little thing called 'dialogues' and not just look at mindless explosions and CG!
The Conjuring (2013)
Hey, I know, this one is probably a 'true story' kind of deal but unlike other horror movies, the story itself comes from the people who are involved in the 'incident' themselves rather than a very loose interpretation of a Hollywood writer. In fact, they even have the trailer where the Perron family, the family who experiences the hauntings and Lorraine Warren, the demonologist gets interviewed. Whether or not they were lying, they sure did tell one hell of a horror story!
The film itself is one of those 'one-time' movies, the movies that you don't want to watch the second time. But the scare tactics and atmosphere in this movie is quite incredible that even if you don't believe in anything or even getting scared at anything, it's still a pretty good and entertaining movie. Not to mention it has a great music that builds up tension and for the most part, actually builds into something that is really scary rather than used as a deceiving tactic.
Also, in my opinion, this movie would be best watched in the theatres because it's just fun to see people getting surprised and stuff. It's one of those horror movies that is actually better if it's watched together so if the theatre is not an option, gather some friends, families, etc. to watch with you!
Will post more once I remember them.