When do you make time to watch a film? What movie genres do you prefer? In today’s list, we’re presenting you with films that will reassure you to look at the brighter days ahead, no matter what situation you are in.
For most of us who were used to do all the hustle outside and are currently stuck at home, COVID-19 has somehow changed the way we deal with our lives on a daily basis. The film Cast Away shows how a time-praising workaholic like the FedEx Systems Engineer Chuck Noland (played by Tom Hanks) got stranded on a deserted island and with that he learned how to value the things that really matters. As COVID-19 continues to make us adjust and adapt, Cast Away shows how Chuck was forced to navigate new landscapes, even without knowing if his normal life would return. A story of hope and resiliency, may we all be inspired by Cast Away to continue the fight and come out stronger as we await the brighter days ahead.
Cast Away Lessons to Remember:
Are you willing to do whatever it takes to pursue your passion? Whiplash is a story of a promising young drummer who enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness were mentored by an abusive bandleader who will stop at nothing to realize his students’ potential. This film inspires viewers not to give up - yet on a different light, as encouragement may not always be on our side, but still, we have to persevere, we have to ride the tide, and we have to have the tough days for us to be sharpened, for us to be able to improve, for us to hone our skills and talents. This film teaches us on how to turn the negative energy into a positive one. Plus, tough love works.
Whiplash Lessons to Remember:
Based on a true story about a man named “Christopher Gardner,” The Pursuit of Happyness shows a struggling salesman who took custody of his son as he’s poised to begin a life-changing professional career. One of Chris Gardner’s (played by Will Smith) popular line from the film is as follows;
Remember, naysayers, detractors and harsh critics will always be around, as well as opportunities. Don’t ever let those people shape your life and how you approach your dreams. Just accomplish what you’re bound to do and set your eyes on the prize.
The Pursuit of Happyness Lessons to Remember:
To say that Life of Pi is a brilliant film is just an understatement. It’s a film full of wonder, adventure, and excitement. Life of Pi is a 2012 adventure drama film depicting a young man who survives a disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of discovery, and how about the famous Bengal tiger you may ask? Well that’s one of the reasons why you have to watch the film. Nevertheless, here are some lessons that struck us while watching the Life of Pi.
Life of Pi Lessons to Remember:
127 Hours is a true story based on the life of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah, and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.
127 Hours Lessons to Remember:
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and was left behind by his crew. He must rely on his ingenuity, wit, and spirit to find a way to signal Earth that he is alive.
The Martian Lessons to Remember:
Inside Out has moved viewers of all ages to take a look inside their own minds. The film is filled with amazing animation, original concept, and a relatable story line. It tells the story of an 11-year-old girl, Riley, and the emotions inside of her.
Inside Out Lessons to Remember:
Are you willing to risk eight lives just to save one? If you are looking for an inspiring film to watch this weekend in the War/Action genre, Saving Private Ryan is just the perfect film for you. Lead by Captain John Miller, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to bring home Private James Francis Ryan whose brothers have been killed in the war.
Aside from being a brilliant war film, Saving Private Ryan shares some inspiring lessons too.
Saving Private Ryan Lessons to Remember:
You’ve seen the opening quote of this article, right? It’s a famous quote from the award-winning Crime/ Drama film, The Shawshank Redemption.
The Shawshank Redemption tells the story of banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murders of his wife and her lover, despite the claims of innocence. While there, he forms a friendship with Red (Morgan Freeman), experiences brutality of prison life, adapts, helps the warden and so much more, all in 19 long years.
Considered as one of the greatest films of all time, here are some of its notable lessons.
The Shawshank Redemption Lessons to Remember:
Buongiorno Principessa! (Good Morning, Princess!)
A heart-wrenching story of love, hope and imagination, let Guido’s positive spirit take you on a roller-coaster ride that perfectly colors the award-winning Italian film.
La Vita e Bella Lessons to Remember:
Good films continue to live with us, especially the lessons that they bring. We hope that these films may inspire you to keep pushing forward and never ever give up! Hope is a good thing, remember?
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