I watch so many movies during the holiday break. If you do as well, let me make two reccomendations that have a similar theme. Be warned, they’re both serious tear-jerkers.
You must, must, must, must go see MILK. It would be criminal for Sean Penn to not receive an Oscar for this.
If you haven’t seen it yet, rent The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Amazing cinematography, an incredible story, hauntingly beautiful. I finally got around to seeing it and kicked myself for not catching it in theaters on a big screen.