For Nur428 Management/Leadership, in teams, we are supposed to choose an inspirational movie for the class to view and then write a review of it. Here are some of my picks:
"The movie should illustrate the content of the topics in this course, for example, teamwork, leadership, change, and motivation."
Something the Lord Made (2004) - A true-story HBO film about a the '30s-era collaboration between pioneers of cardiac surgery from different races.
Not One Less (1999) - A 13-year-old girl is put in charge of a school in rural China when the teacher leaves. She must retain all her students.
Red Beard (1965) - A medical student receives an unorthodox education at an unconventional medical clinic.
Evelyn (2002) - Based on a true story, an Irish father sues to have his children returned when the government puts them in orphanages after their mother leaves them.
Seven Samurai (1954) - Out of work mercenaries are hired by a dysfunctional farming village to help it defend itself against bandits.
Walkabout (1971) - Two lost Australian children are returned to their home with the help of an aboriginal child.
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002) - Three aboriginal Australian children return to their home on their won.
The Snow Walker (2003) - A caucasian Canadian pilot crashes his plane while transporting an indigenous woman with TB. They must cross the tundra together.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) - A jailed innocent man brings hope to a prison and then successfully escapes.
The Lives of Others (2007) - A true story about an East German secret police who is changed by spying on artists.
Secretary (2002) - A secretary and boss, both with abnormal personalities, learn how to develop a relationship based on their unique situation.
Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) - British POWs pull together in their own way to build a bridge in Thailand.
Japanese Story (2003) - Two people thrown together by business must tour the Australian outback and find personal development.
12 Angry Men (1957) - 12 jurors debate the outcome of a trial.
Band of Brothers (2001) - A true-story HBO miniseries based on the WWII experiences of a paratrooper unit that is held together by excellent leadership. Especially relevant to leadership are Episode 1 Currahee and Episode 5 Crossroads.
Working Girl (1988) - A secretary learns how to impersonate an executive.
The Hidden Fortress (1958) - A (non-military) group of misfits finds its way through enemy territory during a war.
Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) - How a set-in-his-ways Englishman is outmaneuvered by history.
Shackleton (2002) - A true story of an antarctic expedition gone wrong and how the crew survived.
Hotel Rwanda (2004) - A true story of a Rwandan hotelier who saves refugees during the Hutu-Tutsi conflict.