Erin Brockovich
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart, Marg Helgenberger

An entertaining but overlong true story about a resourceful and outspoken woman who finds her true calling when she helps to put together a class action suit against a polluting chemical company. Julia Roberts manages to come across as a character rather than as herself, which is rare. Hence the Oscar.