8. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” – Atticus Finch
Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical novel was translated to film in 1962 by Horton Foote. Echoing the emerging civil rights spirit of the early ‘60s, the movie poignantly indicted racial injustice as it revolves around the story of a scrupulously honest lawyer, Atticus Finch. It all begins when he puts his career on the line after he agreed to represent Tom Robinson, a black man accused of rape.