1. Precious (2009)
In this harrowing tale (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire), Gabourey Sidibe stars as Precious, an illiterate teen from Harlem who after becoming pregnant with her second child, tries to turn her life around by enrolling in an alternative school.
Claudia says: "It’s hard core. It’s not a perfect film but it has a perfect scene at the end that you won’t be able to get out of your head."