Director: Nick Cassavetes
Starring: Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, James Woods, Kimberly Elise

John Q might be fictional, but it still taught us that, basically, the American healthcare system is f-cked.

In this drama, Denzel Washington plays John Quincy Archibald, a father who resorts to desperate measures after his son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart but is unable to receive a transplant because HMO insurance will not cover it. John decides to hold up the hospital and force them to to perform the transplant, no matter the personal cost. —Dria Roland