This triple-Oscar-winning film is set in 1985 Dallas, where Ron Woodroof indulges in heavy smoking, drinking, drug use and casual sex. After being diagnosed with HIV, Ron battles to accept his disease and he begins to search for alternative treatments to prolong his life and help other sufferers. Both Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto won an Oscar for their roles in this, and it can pretty much be chalked down as the movie that launched the McConaissance.