United 93 -- Steel yourself, then see it
United 93 isn't a documentary but isn't quite a standard thriller. You know what happens, and you get to see how it plays out. Yes, it's fiction but it's probably as accurate as we're going to get. You should see the movie to remind yourself of who we're fighting and why our current efforts haven't led to closure from the attack of 9/11.
I was really impressed that so many people played themselves. We find this out in the credits at the end: Many of the FAA and military were the actual people on the job during 9/11.
In retrospect, I think the movie shouldn't have had music. The music was fine, but contrasted with much of the documentary aspects of the movie.
I don't know if it's capital-I Important
, but United 93 presents one piece of a large picture with which we are still grappling.