The Pianist (2002) Based on the true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's struggle to survive in Warsaw Poland during WWII. Stays true to the book written by Szpilman two years after the war's end. Adrien Brody won the Oscar for Best Actor.
Like the excellent novel it so skillfully adapts, this intensely romantic film makes you feel the urgency of its wartime confrontation with love and death. Kristin Scott Thomas and Ralph Fiennes aren't just good, they're incandescent. (1996)
Sahara- Will always be one of my favorite action films. This is a buddy film at its best, great dialogue, action and the love interest is believable and not gratuitous (something that is almost never done!). Hats off to Steve Zahn, my favorite buddy!