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Hollywood Films That Make Money AND Change the World

Hollywood has no shortage of examples of films that have been major box office hits, while successfully raising public awareness. With a little willingness to eschew the easy bets and the tired old clichés, the movie industry can unequivocally entertain and educate. Movies like "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", "Norma Rae", and this year's Oscar contender "12 Years a Slave", are prime examples. This year's compelling Oscar contender, "Dallas Buyers Club", continues a conversation that "Philadelphia" started back in 1993.