I have a couple movies to suggest if you're looking to use them as a way to study good storytelling.
Just to define what I mean by "good storytelling"...
Good storytelling, for me, is close to what Brian McDonald (an award-winning film-maker that teaches storytelling at Pixar) said, wherein the best stories are those that have a clear point/theme, and are capable of moving and creating emotions in your audience (fear, excitement, worry, sadness, joy, etc).
For anyone that wants to learn how to write a good story, I suggest watching these films, and then maybe also getting Brian McDonald's book, Invisible Ink just so you understand how these films work as great stories.
- The Shawshank Redemption
- Groundhog Day
- It's a Wonderful Life
- Kramer vs Kramer
- The Truman Show
- Leon: The Professional
- Good Will Hunting
- Remember the Titans