Gran Torino As far as I'm concerned you can't go wrong with a film directed by (and starring) Clint Eastwood. For me he has the magic touch, and some of the films he has directed are among my personal favourites - Mystic River and Million Dollar Baby to name but two. So when I hired this film I had high hopes, and my god, it lives up to that and more.
Eastwood plays a Korean War veteran who lives in an increasingly Asian neighbourhood. He doesn't like his family, he hates his new neighbours and the only thing that he loves is his classic Gran Torino car. One day he is forced to defend his new neighbours against violent thugs, and his life changes. A beautiful, sad, heartbreaking film. Brilliant, just brilliant.
District 9 a sci-fi film - but don't let that put you off. I reviewed it here.