Last night AB and I sat down and watched Akeelah and The Bee. Really good. I stayed awake through the whole thing, which says something. I would recommend it to families in particular with girls (8-12 years old). Boys too, of course. But I really liked the message that academics and excelling at academics can earn you respect in your school, among your peers and in your community. Also that girls can be as good as boys.
AB was skeptical in putting this movie in, but it was this or Marie Antionette (which I had already watched half of). It ended and he said he liked it a lot. So there you have it!