Pretty much what it says in the title.
Not limited to prose and poetry. I want to have movies and TV shows, paintings and plays, and other performing and visual arts included here, too. This was the most appropriate place, I figured, but if there's indeed a better place — that considered — please move this thread there.
But anyway, AWers, has a work of fiction ever changed your life? Made you a different person? Touched your heart in your time of need?
I'd like to hear your stories, if you're comfortable, and you'd so oblige.
What stories have changed your fate?