Insomnia (2002) Hilary Swank plays an assistant, Ellie Burr who is helping Al Pacino's character Will Dormer and Martin Donovan played Hap. Swank shines in this Nolan thriller.
P.S. I Love You (2007) In this Richard LaGravenese feature, we come across Holly, a widowed wife played by Swank encapsulating the stages of grieving.
Boys Don't Cry (1999) One of the pioneering portrayals of the aches of a trans person, Boys Don't Cry presents us the story of Brandon Teena, a trans man and the struggles before he takes away his life. Swank won an Oscar for her portrayal.
Freedom Writers (2007) Swank portrays Erin, a school English teacher at Long Beach California. It is a story of triumph of at-risk youth whom she grooms to help them attend college with the aid of their writings and drawing parallels between The Diary Of Anne Frank and their lives.
Million Dollar Baby (2004) The film sketches the life of a boxer, Maggie Fitzgerald. Swank has portrayed the charcter of the boxer who is taken under the wings of Frankie Dunn, who helps her tackle the obstacles while prepping to fight. She won another Best Actress Academy Award for the film.