Remember the Titans is a fantastic film, Denzel always rocks my socks!
It was clear to me from her small role in this film that Hayden Panettierre, now of Heroes fame, was going to be a huge star, check out her performance here, she had movie-star written all over her!
One other which stands out for me is the original version of The Longest Yard (1974)
starring Burt Reynolds. And here's a tip for anyone who has seen the remake and not the original - Do NOT let Reynolds know this!
Unlike in the original film, he now has his trademark 'tache - The theory that his impressive 'tache gives him extra slapping power is so far unconfirmed.