Based on a true story, this endearing Disney film takes a close look at the U.S. ice hockey team entering the Olympics and overcoming all odds. The story focusses on not quitting, having hope and working together as a team. Having the faith to commit to the dream is often half the battle and this movie leaves you thinking that you can be more than you are if you put your mind to it.


Saving Private Ryan

This film gives one of the most realistic accounts of D-day in the second world war ever filmed.
It is almost overwhelming to see the amount of wasted young lives that were thrown at the German defenses, just to be mown down by their machine guns.
However, after one has recovered from the shock of the opening scenes, the story starts to unfold into a search and rescue mission for a small platoon.
The experiences and coping mechanisms of this band of young soldiers starts to give an inside look into what it must have been like to face those horrors and the decisions that had to be made along the way.
One lesson that came accross strongly is that a leader has to have the courage to make the tough decisions. An all star cast including Tom Hanks, Matt Damon and Vin Diesel are directed by Stephen Spielberg.


The Last Castle

This exciting action movie has some great lessons about what true leadership is. Robert Redford depicts an high ranking officer who has been committed to Military Prison due to some technicalities in battle. He takes exception to how the prison facility is being run and rallies the other inmates against the corrupt and ruthless prison warden to stand up for what is right.
Sometimes the real leader is not he with the highest rank! Real leadership is shown by actions, morals, and an attitude of serving, not by corner offices, special parking bays and job titles.


We Were Soldiers

Honour and patriotism abound in this riveting account of the modern-day cavalry.
Having swapped their horses for helicopters, the entire platoon are dropped behind enemy lines in nthe Vietnamese war.
Their task is to hold their position at all costs - and the cost is extremely high!
Based on a true story, this war movie is memorable for the inspiring pep talks given by the officer in command (Mel Gibson), as well as the behind the scenes drama of how the wives back home dealt with the news of their soldier's deaths.
Bravery, cameraderie, and teamwork are depicted on both sides of the story.