The life of Pi / Yan Martel, the films Schindler’s list, Life is beautiful, Pan’s Labyrinth, King Lear and the play Waiting for Godot.

Would Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. An older man near death shares conversations with a younger friend who works out some life lessons through the process.

My name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok… would fit. I think that book is amazing…

The Road by Cormac McCarthy