There are some books and movies that take you to a dark place. And there are other movies that can get you out again. Sometimes it's correcting a philosophy, sometimes it's just a different perspective. Often it has to be the same kind of story, or an alternative view on the same thing. For example...
The Call of the Wild White Fang
The Road Peace like a River
Night Man's Search for Meaning
Whip It An Education
Tess of the D'Urbervilles The Silent Partner
All My Sons The Moon is Down
Does anyone else have suggestions of books, movies, plays that counterbalance each other nicely?