1940 Academy Award for Best Picture. Alfred Hitchock's first American film. A gothic melodrama about a naïve young woman who marries an aristocrat, only to discover that dead first wife haunts her and her husband.
Amistad - Chronicles the 1839 revolt on board the slave ship Amistad bound for America. Much of the story involves the court-room drama about the slave who led the revolt.
12 Years a Slave - Intense. Horrifying. A must see. No smoothing over just an incredibly sad and horrifying story. Hats off to all involved in bringing this to the big screen-Brad Pitt, Steve McQueen, etc.