Everyone enjoys a good movie. Some movies are made for pure entertainment purposes, some made to teach. Nevertheless, a movie may or may not have an impact on our lives. Here are 5 inspiring must-watch movies that could bring down the blues and get you back up on your feet in case you may be troubled;
1. Dead Poets Society (1989)
“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.”
Robin Williams is known for his tear-jerking performance and the Dead Poets Society is just as spectacular as his rest. The take home term from this movie would be Carpe Diem, Latin for “seize the day”. There are so many scenes in the movie that will make us realize just how many expectations there are to live up to in our lives, and how these expectations are sometimes imposed upon us. This movie is ideal for young adults trying to figure their lives out, parents trying to raise a happy child, and teachers that would like to make an impact in the lives of their children.
2. What Dreams May Come (1998)
“What’s true in our minds is true, whether some people know it or not”
00Sometimes, we all want to lead a perfect life. Perfection may be good for us, but we may not realize its impact on those around us, especially our loved ones. This movie centers around accepting people for the way they are. To be present and to love unconditionally. What Dreams May Come is ideal for those of you seeking for reassurance in your romantic relationship and for those who may be in a place where things look perfect but is not really, what it may seem.
3. Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
“The future was uncertain, absolutely, and there were many hurdles, twists, and turns to come, but as long as I kept moving forward, one foot in front of the other, the voices of fear and shame, the messages from those who wanted me to believe that I wasn’t good enough, would be stilled.”
This is an all time inspirational performance by Will Smith that will definitely get you teary-eyed. It is a classic story of from rags-to-riches and the power of positivity. Pursuit of Happyness is ideal for adults in the midst of meeting the expensive demands of the materialistic world we currently live in.
4. Forrest Gump (1994)
“My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
Forrest Gump is a story of heart triumphs “smartness”. Forrest is labelled as someone who is stupid and is constantly looked down upon but he has a heart so genuine that he becomes more successful than all who called him stupid. It also shows us how material possession do not matter as much as feeling content emotionally. This movie is perfect for moments when you think you are not good enough for anything.
5. Freedom Writers (2007)
“Justice doesn’t mean the bad guy goes to jail, it just means that someone pays for the crime.”
Freedom Writers is a true story centered on discrimination, prejudice and humanity. It Is about innocence being robbed away from a very young age due to pride being prioritized. It also teaches you that true persistence never fails. Ultimately, we are all just human beings. For those of you experiencing discrimination or are discriminating, this movie is necessary watch.