The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler(2009)
Writers: John Kent Harrison, Larry Spagnola, Anna Mieszkowska (book)
Story: The story of Irena Sendler, a social worker who was part of the Polish underground during World War II and was arrested by the Nazis for saving the lives of nearly 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of the Warsaw ghetto.
Awards: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 6 nominations.
Did you know: This film's opening prologue states: "World War II rages through Europe. In occupied Poland, the Germans have established the Warsaw Ghetto for all the Jewish residents of the city. Over 440,000 Jews are forced inside its walls . . . There are some Poles who want to help . . . "