A majority of people believe that movies are just a source of entertainment, but movies are so much more than that. The definition of entertainment is “the act of providing or receiving amusement or enjoyment.” But a good cinema not only moves us, but also enlightens us, and elicits a flood of emotions through us. Also, there are films that influence our lives in ways no one else ever can. They give us a new perspective on life which is helpful moving forward as we keep experiencing new things.
Here’s a selection of some incredible hollywood films that will undoubtedly encourage you to see life in a new light:
This is an uplifting narrative about the joy of life and the surprising and unbreakable relationship between the main characters, who appear to have nothing in common at first glance. Rich Philippe, who is wheelchair-bound, is having the time of his life with Driss, a brutally honest and impulsive youngster. He finally learns to appreciate life and pushes himself to new heights. The plot of the film is based on true occurrences.
2. Good Will Hunting
A psychological drama about a 20-year-old young guy with extraordinary maths skills. Will Hunting is a low-income Bostonian who works as a janitor at Boston University and spends his nights drinking with his best friend Chuckie in pubs (Ben Affleck). He comes upon a complicated mathematical issue on a chalkboard one day and manages to solve the solution that has stumped all of the university’s maths students. To make the most of his extraordinary abilities, he must attend psychotherapy sessions with the empathic Sean McGuire (Robin Williams). Will begins to appreciate his life and, more importantly, to believe in himself as time goes on.
3. Truma Shows
After seeing this film, you will surely rethink your reality and the life you have chosen for yourself. The Truman Show is a beautifully crafted parody centred on the life of Truman Burbank, whose life has been a reality TV show since his infancy. The Truman Show presents an individual who questions – and eventually escapes from – a constructed universe created by the media, providing a fitting commentary on reality and free will.
4. Waking Life
Waking Life is one of the most brilliant films ever made, with a lot of intellectual content. As the nameless protagonist trudges through the dreamlike state from which he cannot seem to awaken, he encounters people, sometimes standing silently by as monologues are delivered, and sometimes engaging in conversation about a variety of topics such as reality, free will, anarchy, suicide, and cinema, all of which are vividly depicted in the animation. Richard Linklater’s animated masterwork, complete with appropriately creepy music, is sure to interest you.
5. Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society is Robin Williams at his best, depicting a fight between reality and romanticism, as well as a conflict between conventional and conservative beliefs. This film, which is a great inspiration, will make you reconsider the social and political standards that govern your life. Dead Poets Society encourages you to dream big and not be afraid to work hard to achieve your goals.
6. Fight Club
A film about a group of people. Fight Club, a film about a group of people’s adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel of the same name, is a film rife with insanity, in the greatest possible manner. This dark comedy dives into the mind of the insomniac protagonist, who resorts to violence and terrorism to feel anything, all while being influenced by a subconscious projection. Fight Club is a roller coaster ride that encourages you to question the current quo and become more conscious of consumerism’s dehumanising impacts.
The story of a brilliant and self-assured drummer who pursues his ambition of becoming a master musician. Andrew Nayman studies under Terence Fletcher, the most demanding teacher, and conductor at the elite music conservatory where he studies. Fletcher appears to be won over by the young drummer at first and bestows the honour of drumming with his band upon him. However, the road to success and glory is not easy, and there are many twists and turns along the way as the borderline sadistic teacher’s relationship with his student develops. This is a story of perseverance in the face of hardship and the power of faith.
8. The Wall Of Street Wolf
In conclusion, living the life of your desires can take numerous shapes. Jordan Belfort, a young stockholder, feels successful because of money, women, drugs, and never-ending fun. The movie is based on the true-life of Belford, who went through a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows. The genuine meaning of achievement and the true priorities of life are shown in this film.
9. Life Is Beautiful
Life Is Lovely is a heartbreaking picture of a parent’s willingness to go to great lengths to protect their child from tragedy and life’s horrors, and to show them that life is beautiful no matter what. While the first half of the film is simply comedic, the second half is full of tears and happiness.
10. The Kings of Summer
The Kings of Summer is a coming-of-age comedy-drama that was one of the trendiest and most inspiring films of 2013. With its rawness and honesty, this film will impact you as it explores the themes of friendship, teenage love, and growing up.