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Forrest Gump, 2h22
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Military humor in film, Films about education, Films about children, Films about families, Medical-themed films, Politique, Films about sexuality, Sports films, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films, Films about autism, Films about school violence, HIV/AIDS in film, White House in fiction
Actors Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field, Haley Joel Osment

In 1981, Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks), a man with below-average intelligence, watches a feather fall from the sky at a bus stop in Savannah, Georgia. As he sits down on a bench, he removes a copy of The Adventures of Curious George from his suitcase and places the feather inside the pages. He introduces himself and begins telling his life story to strangers who sit next to him on the bench, recounting his childhood in Greenbow, Alabama. As a child in the 1950s, Forrest (Michael Connor Humphreys) had to wear leg braces for which other children make fun of him. He lives with his single mother (Sally Field) in a very large house outside of town, which they rent rooms to travelers. His father apparently left and he never knew him. Despite his limited mental capacity, Mrs. Gump tells her son that "stupid is as stupid does" (which he later uses as a retort when called "stupid") and also assures him that he is no different from any of the other children. Forrest is admitted to public school despite his IQ being below the cut-off, but only after his mother agrees to a one-night stand with the principal, Mr. Hancock (Sam Anderson). On his first bus ride to school, Forrest is rejected by nearly all of his peers except for Jenny Curran (Hanna R. Hall). He and Jenny become best friends, and he helps her hide from her abusive, alcoholic father. One day, while fleeing from bullies, Forrest's leg braces break apart and he discovers that he can run very fast. A few years later, Forrest inadvertently runs onto the field during a local high school football match and catches the attention of Coach Bryant from the University of Alabama who is scouting for players. Forrest attends the university on an athletic scholarship and becomes a college football star, earning him a spot on the College Football All-America Team and a trip to the White House to meet President John F.
Philadelphia, 2h5
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Sida et LGBT, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Antonio Banderas, Joanne Woodward

Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) is a Senior Associate at the largest corporate law firm in Philadelphia. Beckett hides his homosexuality and his status as an AIDS patient from the other members of the law firm. On the day Beckett is assigned the firm's newest and most important case, a partner in the firm notices a lesion on Beckett's forehead. Although Beckett attributes the lesion to a racquetball injury, it is actually due to Kaposi's Sarcoma, a form of cancer marked by multiple tumors on the lymph nodes and skin.
Straight Outta Compton, 2h27
Directed by F. Gary Gray
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Dance films, Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Films about racism, Hip hop films, Musical films, Gangster films, HIV/AIDS in film
Actors Aldis Hodge, Paul Giamatti, Neil Brown, Jr., O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell

In 1986, Eric "Eazy-E" Wright enters a crack-house to sell drugs, but, it is soon raided by the police, who gain entry into the house via a battering ram. Eazy escapes through the house's rear window. Later, Eazy goes to a club with Lorenzo "MC Ren" Patterson to see friends Andre "Dr. Dre" Young, O'Shea "Ice Cube" Jackson and Antoine "DJ Yella" Carraby, who perform the song "Gangsta Gangsta", while Eazy and Ren stand in the audience. After Dre leaves the club, he is arrested after breaking up a fight involving his brother, Tyree. Eazy bails him out the next day. The next morning, Dre talks to Eazy about investing money into a start-up record label, in order to record a track that Cube has written. Cube and Dre want rappers H.B.O.(Homeboys Only) to record the track. Eazy agrees to fund the project. After a conflict arises during the recording session, H.B.O. leaves and Dre convinces Eazy to perform the track. They record and release "Boyz-n-the-Hood". Jerry Heller approaches Eazy and asks if he can be their manager. The group accepts Heller's offer. While performing "Dopeman", they garner the attention of Bryan Turner, a producer at Priority Records, with which they sign. Afterwards, N.W.A commences recording their debut album, "Straight Outta Compton", with Heller. During one of the sessions, they are harassed by some police officers. Frustrated by the situation, Cube writes "Fuck tha Police".
All About My Mother, 1h41
Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about writers, Feminist films, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about television, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Political films, LGBT-related films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penélope Cruz, Antonia San Juan, Candela Peña, Rosa Maria Sardà

The film centers on Manuela, an Argentine nurse who oversees donor organ transplants in Ramón y Cajal Hospital in Madrid and single mother to Esteban, a teenager who wants to be a writer.
Dallas Buyers Club, 1h57
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, Sida et LGBT, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Dallas Roberts, Steve Zahn, Jane McNeill

In 1985, Dallas electrician and rodeo cowboy Ron Woodroof is diagnosed with AIDS and given 30 days to live. He initially refuses to accept the diagnosis, but remembers having unprotected sex with an intravenous drug-using prostitute. He is soon ostracized by family and friends, gets fired from his job, and is eventually evicted from his home. At the hospital, he is tended to by Dr. Eve Saks, who tells him that they are testing a drug called zidovudine (AZT), an antiretroviral drug which is thought to prolong the life of AIDS patients—and is the only drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for testing on humans. Saks informs him that in the clinical trials, half the patients receive the drug and the other half are given a placebo, as this is the only way they can determine if the drug is working.
Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, 1h51
Directed by Tyler Perry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films based on plays, HIV/AIDS in film
Actors Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Lance Gross, Kim Kardashian West, Vanessa Williams, Robbie Jones, Brandy

Years ago, Judith (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) is a therapist working at a matchmaking agency owned by Janice (Vanessa L. Williams). She is married to her childhood sweetheart Brice (Lance Gross) whom she has known since she was 6. Brice and Judith attend the same church as her mother Miss Sarah (Ella Joyce), a devout Christian with strong beliefs. Brice is a pharmacist and is soon introduced to a new employee, Melinda (Brandy Norwood). Melinda soon reveals that she is on the run from an abusive boyfriend, who had tried to kill her. Judith is dissatisfied with her job and anxious to start her own business in marriage counseling, but Brice is cautious and tells her to wait until they are more financially stable, which frustrates Judith. She is further frustrated when Brice refuses to confront men who catcall her on their way home from dinner.
Precious
Precious (2009)
, 1h49
Directed by Lee Daniels
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about families, Pregnancy films, Medical-themed films, Obésité, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, LGBT-related films, Films about disabilities, Films about school violence, LGBT-related films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Sherri Shepherd

In 1987, obese, illiterate 16-year-old Claireece Precious Jones (Gabourey Sidibe) lives in the New York City ghetto of Harlem with her dysfunctional, abusive, unemployed mother, Mary (Mo'Nique), who has long subjected her to physical, mental and sexual abuse. Precious has also been raped by her father, Carl (Rodney "Bear" Jackson), resulting in two pregnancies. The family resides in a Section 8 tenement and survives on welfare. Her first child, "Mongo" (short for Mongoloid), has Down syndrome and is being cared for by Precious' grandmother, though Mary forces the family to pretend that Mongo lives with her and Precious so she can receive extra money from the government. When Precious' second pregnancy is discovered, her high school principal arranges for her to attend an alternative school, where she hopes Precious can change her life's direction. Precious finds a way out of her traumatic daily life by escaping into daydreams. In her mind, she has created an alternate world where she is loved and appreciated.
The Hours
The Hours (2002)
, 1h54
Directed by Stephen Daldry
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about writers, Films about families, Feminist films, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, LGBT-related films, Films about psychiatry, Political films, LGBT-related films, Sida et LGBT, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, John C. Reilly, Lyndsey Marshal

With the exception of the opening and final scenes, which depict the 1941 suicide by drowning of Virginia Woolf in the River Ouse, the action takes place within the span of a single day in three different years and alternates between them throughout the film. In 1923, Virginia has begun writing the book Mrs Dalloway in her home in the town of Richmond outside London. In 1951, troubled Los Angeles housewife Laura Brown escapes from her conventional life by reading Mrs Dalloway. In 2001, New Yorker Clarissa Vaughan is the embodiment of the novel's title character, as she spends the day preparing for a party she is hosting in honor of her former lover and friend Richard, a poet and author living with AIDS who is to receive a major literary award. Richard tells Clarissa he has stayed alive for her sake, and the award is meaningless because he didn't get it sooner, until he was on the brink of death. She tells him she believes he would have won the award regardless of his illness. Richard often refers to Clarissa as "Mrs. Dalloway" - her namesake - because she distracts herself from her own life the way the Woolf character does.
Rent
Rent (2005)
, 2h15
Directed by Chris Columbus
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, LGBT-related films, Sida et LGBT, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Rosario Dawson, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel

On Christmas Eve, 1989, aspiring filmmaker Mark Cohen, and his roommate, Roger Davis, learn that the rent previously waived by their former friend and landlord, Benjamin “Benny” Coffin III, is due. At the same time, their former roommate Tom Collins shows up and gets mugged in an alleyway. Meanwhile, Mark and Roger meet with Benny, who tells them he plans to evict the homeless from the nearby lot and build a cyber studio in its place. He offers them free rent if they can get Maureen, Mark's ex-girlfriend, to cancel her protest against his plans, but they refuse.
Boys on the Side, 1h55
Directed by Herbert Ross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Feminist films, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Political films, Road movies, Buddy films, LGBT-related films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Whoopi Goldberg, Mary-Louise Parker, Drew Barrymore, Matthew McConaughey, James Remar, Billy Wirth

Three unique women embark on a cross-country road trip: Jane (Whoopi Goldberg), a lesbian lounge singer in search of a new life after breaking up with her girlfriend and getting fired; Holly (Drew Barrymore), a pregnant girl who just wants to escape her brutal boyfriend; and Robin (Mary-Louise Parker), an uptight real estate agent who has her own secrets (namely being infected with HIV).
I Love You Phillip Morris, 1h33
Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Prison films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Évasion, Escroquerie, LGBT-related films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Rodrigo Santoro, Leslie Mann, Brennan Brown, Michael Showers

Steven Jay Russell (Jim Carrey) is on his deathbed, recalling the events of his life that led him to this point. He spent his early adult years in Virginia Beach as a police officer. He plays the organ at church, has unenthusiastic sex with his wife, Debbie (Leslie Mann), and spends his off hours searching for his biological mother, who placed him for adoption as a child. Steven locates his biological mother, but she rejects him.
You Are My Sunshine, 2h1
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, HIV/AIDS in film
Actors Jeon Do-yeon, Hwang Jeong-min, Na Moon-hee, Yoon Je-moon, Ryu Seung-soo, Go Soo-hee

Seok-joong, a farmer in his mid thirties, is desperate to find a wife and settle down. After backing out of a scheme to set him up with a Filipino bride, he falls head over heels in love with local dabang delivery girl Eun-ha, and starts showering her with gifts. Although Eun-ha is initially unimpressed, she is eventually won over by his kindhearted nature, and the two get married. The couple's marital bliss is short lived, however, as Eun-ha tests positive for HIV/AIDS, and is then tracked down by her abusive ex-husband, who takes her away and forces her back into prostitution.
Revenge
Revenge (1990)
, 2h4
Directed by Tony Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, HIV/AIDS in film
Actors Kevin Costner, Anthony Quinn, Madeleine Stowe, Miguel Ferrer, John Leguizamo, Joaquín Martínez

Michael J. "Jay" Cochran is a retiring United States Naval Aviator who, after 12 years in the service, wants to relax and live one day at a time. He goes to Mexico, accepting a matched pair of Beretta shotguns and an invitation from his wealthy friend Tiburon "Tibey" Mendez to spend time at his hacienda in Mexico. Tibey is a powerful crime boss, constantly surrounded by bodyguards.
120 battements par minute, 2h20
Directed by Robin Campillo
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Antoine Reinartz, Samuel Churin

Au début des années 1990, le sida se propage depuis près de dix ans. Les militants d'Act Up-Paris s’activent pour lutter contre l'indifférence générale. Parmi eux, Nathan est nouveau dans un groupe et va être bouleversé par la radicalité de Sean.
Kids
Kids (1995)
, 1h31
Directed by Larry Clark
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Sports films, La sexualité des mineurs, HIV/AIDS in film, Films about virginity, Skateboard
Actors Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloë Sevigny, Rosario Dawson, Jon Abrahams, Harmony Korine

The film opens with 16-year-old Telly (Leo Fitzpatrick) and a 12-year-old girl who are making out on a bed. With no adults around, Telly convinces the girl, who is a virgin, to have sex with him. Afterwards, he meets his friend, Casper (Justin Pierce), and tells him about his sexual experience in graphic terms. They go inside a local store, where Casper shoplifts a bottle of malt liquor as Telly distracts the cashier. Looking for drugs, food and a place to hang out, they head to their friend Paul's (Sajan Bhagat) apartment, though they express dislike of him on the way there. They arrive at Paul's house, talk about sex and smoke marijuana while watching a skate video (Video Days). Casper inhales nitrous oxide out of balloons, which Telly considers dangerous. The scene intercuts with a group of girls, among them Ruby (Rosario Dawson) and Jennie (Chloë Sevigny), talking about sex—each gender contradicting what the other gender says, especially about oral sex.