Hollywood Films That Will Change Your Perspective On Life
The definition of entertainment according to the Oxford Dictionary is "the act of offering or receiving pleasure or delight." However, film does so much more than entertain or entertain. Good film moves us, enlightens us, and generates a flood of emotions in us. Then there are films that have an influence on several levels.
Here's a selection of some incredible films that will make you think and will most surely encourage you to see life in a new light:
This film is amazing in every way. Into the Wild is a film version of Jon Krakauer's remarkable novel of the same name, which recounts Christopher McCandless' exploits in the Alaskan wilderness. McCandless' choice to renounce his parents and his life of privilege in quest of joy in contact with nature, just out of law school, will leave you with a similar longing. Into The Wild is a film about the longing for freedom that feels like a fulfilment of that desire in and of itself.
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 reflection on reality and free choice.
On the surface, Crash looks to be a film about racial conflict in America in the aftermath of 9/11, but it actually highlights the depths and complexity of human nature. This film explores prejudice by reflecting the numerous colours of human personality. Crash paints a shockingly accurate depiction of preconceptions, and it'll make you reconsider forming fast judgments about individuals you meet.
The Shawshank Redemption is a film that celebrates hope. This classic follows Andy Dufresne during his 19 years in jail and how his tenacity helps him escape the drudgeries of the Shawshank Prison. It is the indisputable leader on IMDB's top 250. The film is about redemption, and as Andy flees, you understand how crucial it is to maintain faith and persist. Because either you "get busy living" or you "get busy dying."
5. Waking Life
Waking Life is one of the most amazing films ever created, with a lot of intellectual substance. 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 masterpiece, along with an appropriately creepy music, is sure to interest you.
Pay It Forward is a heartwarming story about an 11-year-old child who launches a project to teach people about kindness and compassion. While the abundance of selfishness may surpass altruism in the actual world, there is no price to pay for wishful thinking, is there? Pay It Forward is a film that makes you want for a better future where people practise pay-it-forward compassion and encourages you to attempt to do the same.
7. Fight Club
Fight Club, David Fincher's revolutionary adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel of the same name, is a film rife with insanity, in the best possible manner. This dark comedy dives into the mind of the insomniac protagonist, who resorts to violence and terrorism in order to feel anything, all while being influenced by a subconscious projection. Fight Club is a roller coaster experience that encourages you to question the current quo and become more conscious of consumerism's dehumanising impacts.
So, on those days when life seems to make no sense, or when you're bored and need a little inspiration, you know what movies to watch. It's time to crank up the torrents!
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