#3. For Sama (2019)


Channel 4

– Directors: Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts

– Metascore: 89

– IMDb user rating: 8.5

– Runtime: 100 minutes

This touching love letter from a mother to her daughter follows filmmaker Waad Al-Kateab through several milestones in her life including love, marriage, and the birth of her daughter, Sama. This Oscar-nominated documentary is a tragic tale of war detailing the uprising in Aleppo, and the heart-wrenching decision a mother must make to protect her daughter.