Sorry, timey wimey stuff happened and let's pretend it's still Tuesday!
I am going to recommend a book and a film.
The film is in Italian and it's called "Life is Beautiful." If you have seen it: amirite? And if you haven't: be prepared with tissues. You should see it because it needs to be seen. That is all.
My book is "Jacob Have I Loved" (As incorrect as it is, I use quotes in the absence of being able to underline or italicize). Written by Katherine Paterson, the same author of "Bridge to Terabithia," a book I've never read. This book has made a lasting impression on me and I recommend it because I read it once 15 years ago and I can still remember the Captain and his hands, the sound of a bottle of lotion that goes crashing to the ground, the bitter embarrassment of unrequited affection, and the urgency of redemption for past wrongs. I picked the book up because I judged it by its cover and It turns out that isn't always a bad thing.
Two runners up: "Yellow Raft in Blue Water" by Michael Dorris
Film: Strange Brand of Happy because MY BAND HAS A SONG IN IT! Limited theatrical release, see if somewhere near you has it!! I don't know the release date.
Oh! And Joss Wheden's Dollhouse series. Alan Tudyk, need I say more? And plot twist! WOAH!