Antwone Fisher portrays the transformation of an angry young man into someone ready to extend a newfound love and sensitivity to those around him.

As Good As It Gets serves as a reminder never to write anyone off, because even the weirdest and most irritating people are full of surprises.

Babe is a little moral masterpiece with its honoring of the values of hospitality, empathy, and service of others.

Babe: Pig in the City is the delightful sequel in which Babe again comes across as a great moral exemplar of kindness.

Babette's Feast, a literate and lovely-to-look-at film, illuminates the value of talent, gratitude, friendship, grace, and hope.

Bicentennial Man features a shiny household robot who models the spiritual practice of kindness in this film that must be taken to heart.

The Blind Side is a wonderful feel-good fact-based sports story about the gifts of nurturing love that refine character.

Chocolat is a charming and edifying comic fable about hospitality set in a small French town in which a free-spirited single mother endears herself to her community by treating everyone like royalty.

Despicable Me shows how a 3D-animated supervillain can follow his heart and be transformed from within.

Good Will Hunting is a touching tale about a troubled genius struggling to find his identity with the help of soul friends who draw out the best in him.

K-PAX, a well-acted and spirited sci-fi drama, reminds us that we can all be medicine for one another if we only have eyes to see how.

Monster's Ball entrances us with the redemptive power of love in the life of a Southern racist corrections officer who has been imprisoned in anger and hatred.

Mostly Martha, a highly original German drama, depicts the startling transformation of a talented but lonely chef and shows that education of the heart calls for patience and attentiveness.

Ordinary People gives us an incisive portrait of a hurting family — one in which surface calm conceals a real lack of communication, self-esteem, and mutual understanding.

Pay It Forward tells the moral adventure story of an 11-year-old boy who starts a project of practicing kindness and compassion that spreads to others.

Sister Helen is a compassionate story of a tough Catholic nun working with addicts in the South Bronx who has let their suffering touch her heart.

Tea with Mussolini reveals the ways in which a village can successfully raise a child, teaching him about the veracity of kindness, generosity, and sacrifice and bequeathing to him a keen reverence for the arts.

Vera Drake deftly and sympathetically depicts a good person whose compassion and kindness are the real thing.

Waitress, a romantic comedy, draws us into the intimate lives of rural folk as they struggle to find their small share of happiness.