Gladiator (2000) Directed by Ridley Scott. With Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed. When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
Gran Torino (2008) Even though I've enjoyed this movie and I think cried watching it, I wrote a paper on how it was racist. It wasn't a very good paper but the movie is pretty racist as was its production.