2. Doc Hollywood
When it comes to his movie career, Michael J. Fox will likely be remembered for a single role: Marty McFly in the Back to the Future movies. But for a little while there, he had a nice run of modestly successful movies that have been relegated to the dustbin of history, i.e. the Starz network. One such movie is "Doc Hollywood," which finds Fox playing Ben Stone, a young plastic surgeon who gets sidetracked on his way to L.A. when his car crashes in rural Georgia. Stuck until the auto parts arrive, Stone takes care of the sick folk in town, while wooing a young, beautiful ambulance driver named Lou (Julie Warner).
It's actually a pretty good movie, so good in fact that Pixar stole virtually the entire story for "Cars" (seriously, compare them side-by-side). But the core storyline is Ben's pursuit of Lou, and he quickly learns that he needs to become an animal person to do it. Lou is a vegetarian, and, in order to be more sympathetic, Ben becomes vegetarian, too. Through an odd twist, he also comes to own a pig, although he promptly trades to the auto mechanic working on his car. When he finds out that the mechanic has sold the pig to the butcher, Ben rushes to save her from slaughter. For the rest of the movie, the pig is Ben's loyal sidekick – and a symbol of his maturation from greedy, money-driven plastic surgeon to kind, compassionate small-time doc.