The Guns of Navarone is a 1957 novel by Alistair MacLean which is set in W.W. II. In it, a team of Allied commandos attempts to neutralize a German fortress on the fictional Greek island of Navarone. I've never read the book- or even seen the movie- though I've always meant to at some point. Now I'll have the opportunity.
The King's Speech is the 2010 film which tells the true story of King George VI and his speech therapist. Through much of his life, King George (Bertie) has struggled with stuttering. After his brother abdicates and Bertie unexpectedly becomes King, it becomes necessary for him to somehow overcome his stutter because he's going to be expected to give public addresses, especially as W.W. II looms. To this end, he hires speech therapist Lionel Logue to help him. The film explores this relationship and uses information from various historical sources including Logue's actual case notes. I saw this movie when it first came out and really enjoyed it but haven't seen it since, so I'm looking forward to revisiting it.
I haven't seen Lars And The Real Girl before, but it's a favourite of one of my sisters and her husband, who have recommended it highly to me. It tells the story of a shy, socially awkward young man named Lars who, raised by his emotionally distant father after the death of his mother, has trouble relating to other people. He acquires a blow up doll whom he deludes himself into thinking is a real girl and starts to respectfully court her, introducing his wheelchair-bound "girlfriend" Bianca to the mystified residents of his small Wisconsin town. This all sounds a bit bizarre, but my sister assures me that it's a really sweet, if somewhat strange, film. We shall see.