"Brassed Off!" is a movie I came across by chance, but it's one I'll never forget. A wonderful bittersweet story, featuring a brass band, it tells the tale of the closing of the coal mines in England late in the twentieth century. It stars Ewan McGregor, Pete Postlethwaite, and Tara Fitzgerald, and features the Grimethorpe Colliery Band playing the music.
The movie is funny, actually quite hilarious in parts, and tragic, and it does have a love story but that's kind of a minor feature. There are great characters, amazing music, and important social issues here. Oh and did I say it was funny!