Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Maggie Fitzgerald is determined to become a successful boxer. And despite her broken home life and low-income background, she knows that as long as she has the right trainer, she can make it. In Million Dollar Baby, one woman’s rise and eventual fall in the boxing ring is dynamically illustrated, seeing incredible performances from Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, and Clint Eastwood (who also directed the film), garnering it a Best Picture win. The gritty film never holds back, while showing the humanity and perseverance of two hardened individuals, despite all odds.