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“Milk,” “Malcolm X,” “Norma Rae” and other films recognize the virtue of self-sacrifice
A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS (1966): Thomas More's defiance of King Henry VIII and refusal to rubber-stamp the king's divorce from Catherine of Aragon because it violates More's religious beliefs, becomes a rousing parable about the difficulty of staying true to one's conscience in the face of unimaginable political pressure. Paul Scofield as More gives one of the great courtroom speeches in all of movies. Watch it and weep.