So far I can think of at least 5 in the past decade that made a big impression:
- Crash (definitely NOT my favorite film, but it's important)
- Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story -- an important documentary, which too few people saw, and which says a lot about the role of race in politics.
- Monster's Ball
- Something New
- Harold and Kumar go to White Castle (Sepia Mutiny did A LOT on this film. Light but innovative and significant I think to South Asian community. Here's an interesting post on it http://www.sepiamutiny.com/