Most people will have seen or at least heard of "Forrest Gump". It's an absolute cult film about life and perseverance.
It won 6 Oscars in 1995, including Best Picture, Best Lead Actor (starring Tom Hanks), and Best Director.
"The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75." -IMDb