Director: Orlando von Einsiedel

It’s a documentary, so The White Helmets elicits a more visceral viewer reaction than the other movies on this list. This is also likely due to the fact that the issues at hand for the volunteer rescue workers the documentary is named for are currently risking their livesliterally as you read thisto save people involved in the Syrian conflict. Spending their days pulling babies and other innocent victims from the rubble of buildings destroyed by bombs, these men have little to no training other than human willpower and courage. This Academy Award-winning documentary is a raw and honest depiction of the extraordinary lengths these people go to in order to preserve the dignity of their country in the midst of carnage.