To change someone’s perspective and the way they view their world is very difficult. But there are some films, which led to doing so. With an awesome storyline, plot, cinematography, and acting skills. These films and the manpower behind them made us see the world from a completely different perspective.
Here’s the list of the movies which apparently changed the way most of us perceive the world:
1. Into The Wild – 2007
This film is a cinematographed version of the novel by Jon Krakauer titled the same. The movie is loosely based on freedom, living one’s life, and feeling all of that at one go. With beautiful quotes and a very meaningful plot, this film turned out to be a super hit.
2. The Truman Show – 1998
Imagine getting your whole life documented into a reality T.V show after you were born. This movie is based on that plot. After getting done with the life of being on reality shows, he finally escapes that life.
3. Crash – 2004
We often judge people without knowing them properly. This movie would teach you why you shouldn’t do that. Snapping us back at the reality and the behind-the-scenes of our lives. One of the major plots followed by the film is the 9/11 attack.
4. Forrest Gump – 1994
From being differently-abled, to becoming the fastest runner. From getting to know the girl he loves, to marrying the same girl. Even though the girl broke his heart, as she died soon after their marriage. The tale simply brought tears to the viewer’s eyes. Bullied, made fun of, Forrest Gump never gave up. He stood up for what he felt was right. He was sure of what he was doing. The film loosely portrays life, love, joy, happiness. Making us feel incredibly grateful for what we have.
5. The Shawshank Redemption – 1994
The story of Any and his 19-year term in prison. It reflects a strong tale of friendship and team bond. The story ends with not only Andy’s escape. But also his friend, Red’s redemption. This story is very inspiring and hopeful.
6. Life Is Beautiful – 1997
The plot is kinda similar to Wonderful Life. But as the title suggests, the film shows the same thing. The good thing of life and how to be happy without any hurdles. To provide your loved ones a good life as well.
7. Life Of Pi – 2012
I don’t know about you, but being stuck with a hyena, orangutan, and tiger sounds like a plan to me. Obviously, if they are friendly and not ferocious. The movie shows humanity, kindness, and most importantly, a relationship with nature. Not only is the movie very inspiring and entertaining, but also the visuals are surely a treat to the eye.
8. Dead Poets Society – 1989
The importance of a good teacher. Mr. Keating turns out to be one cool teacher in a boy’s school. He emphasizes the importance of loving what one does. He does not believe in bookish knowledge. He teaches all of us to, “seize the day, carpe diem” This movie should be a must-watch if you’re someone who has a whole lot of passion for literature.
9. Waking Life – 2001
Mostly based on philosophical content. The best and very uncommon fact is, the protagonist is nameless. The soundtrack gives a very eerie feeling, which keeps the reader very curious and intrigued. Though it is an animated film, it has to be one of the masterpieces on this whole list.
10. Wild – 2014
The film is a cinematographed version of Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling memoir, Wild. The movie is loosely based on human emotion, independence, and getting what one wants by trying. It focuses on the importance of the strength of the human spirit.
11. Pay It Forward – 2000
An 11-year-old boy who learns about the importance of kindness and compassion. While he learns about that by his project he realizes the real world is different. It is kind of a movie that would make you yearn for a better world. The world is actually kind and not as selfish as the world we live in right now.
12. Fight Club – 1999
The ugly side of the world and the people living in it. The plot is based on how dark comedy can mess with a person’s head. How it can affect mentally and physically. This film is a roller coaster ride, with the flood of emotions passing through it.
13. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – 2004
Just like the name suggests, the story is based exactly on that. It is a love story, did not fail to portray human emotions. The couple will run you through their life, happiness, the pain of loss, despair everything. It feels like you’re a part of their life as well. The heartbreak felt in this movie is terrible.
14. (500) Days of Summer – 2009
A boy meets a girl and the story rolls. But surprisingly it is not a love story. The protagonist breaks up with his girlfriend. After that, he started evaluating his experience and memories with her. Little by little he realizes she was not the one for him. It teaches us that, often due to love, we tend to mislook the cons in one person. We accept whatever they throw at us, cause, “they are our person”.
15. Seven Years in Tibet – 1997
Focusing on spirituality, Brad Pitt steals the show. How important is it to stay connected with your soul and how important it is to know what you’re doing and what you want? Learning lessons from the young Dalai Lama, this movie raised a huge impact on the viewers based on spiritual awakening.
16. The Kings of Summer – 2013
Love, friendship, drama, this is all that the film covers. Though the topic seems light and very basic. The moral and the impact it caused are huge. Especially among the teenagers, because the movie is solely based on those theme plots.
The times we feel like giving up, we feel things aren’t with it. Watching these films could really help to uplift your mood. Also, if you wanna watch some emotional film you know what to check out. Chin up! Here’s a reminder that it’ll pass.