The New World (2005) retells the story of Pocahontas and John Smith from the perspective of visionary director Terrence Malick. You may actually consider it the original Avatar (if you need pop culture context). Starring Colin Farrell and Q'orianka Kilcher and featuring Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale, and David Thewlis, did I mention it's directed by Terrence Malick? If you've seen The Tree of Life, then you might know what that means. If you've seen The Tree of Life, you might still not know what that means. What it means is that you're in for an immersive, emotional experience as few filmmakers can do, all in a signature style that's unmistakable. Since Farrell is one of my favorite actors, I cannot help but support this one as one of his major performances, combining his ability to convey both soft and hard emotions, something that sets him apart from his peers. Anyway, you need to see this one.
Star Trek bonus!
N is for Nerys, Kira
(from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
In Bajoran culture, the first name goes last, so every time you heard "Major Kira," you were hearing her last name, not the other way around. Only people she's close to know her as Nerys (that'd be, um, Vedek Bareil, before his death, and Odo). Played by Nana Visitor because Michelle Forbes opted out of continuing in Star Trek as Ensign Ro, the first officer of station Deep Space Nine had as hard an edge to her as any character ever seen in the franchise, but that was just one of her many facets. After appearing in the first season episode "Duet," Major Kira could no longer hide as one of the show's greatest assets, though many fans didn't enjoy the Bajoran episodes, so the later Dominion War arc saw her transition into a much more pronounced relationship with Odo. It didn't help that her earlier boyfriend was turned into a cyborg at the insistence of the vile Kai Winn, not that it helped him survive...Anyway, if you want to know about Deep Space Nine, you definitely need to know Major Kira.