The One List: Lean on Me

Lean on Me
Year:  1989
Director: John G. Avildsen
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd, Robert Guillaume, Alan North, Lynne Thigpen
Why It Deserves Your Vote: As far as introductions go, “Lean On Me” is about as good as it gets to getting to know Morgan Freeman. Playing real-life, tough-as-nails school principal Joe Clark, Freeman was both tough and loving as the lead in a story about the worth of young black lives and the power to change hearts. CAST YOUR VOTE NOW!