I have 2 words for you if you haven't seen Into the Wild yet: Watch It!! Directed by Sean Penn, Into the Wild is a powerful film. Several people have recommended to me and I finally got around to watching it and loved it. The IMDB gives this summary of it:
"After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life."
So like I said, Watch It!!
Also, while I'm making recommendations, if you like horror-type movies, watch Diary of the Dead and The Exorcism of Emily Rose. But please don't watch The Legend of the Black Scorpion. And don't read a book called Soul Thief by Charles Baxter.