The correct meaning of the word ‘Entertainment’ according to the Oxford dictionary is “the action of providing or being provided with amusement or enjoyment”. But nowadays cinema does so much more than just provide the entertainment”. Good movies or cinema enlighten us and us with the rush of emotions. And there are movies are that leaves an impact in many ways than one.
In this Blog, we present you top 10 Hollywood movies that will change the way you look at life and make you think, and will most definitely inspire you to look at life from a different perspective:
Into the Wild :
Quote from the Movie: “If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed”.
This movie is no less than an epic cinema. This movie is an adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s fascinating novel of the same name, Into the Wild follows the adventures of Christopher McCandless and his tryst with the Alaskan wilderness. Fresh out of law school, McCandless’ decision to abandon his parents and his life of privilege in his pursuit of joy in communion with nature, will leave you with a similar kind of yearning. Into The Wild is a movie about the desire for freedom that feels, in itself, as the fulfillment of that desire.
The Truman Show:
Quote from the Movie: “We accept the reality of the world with which we’re presented. It’s as simple as that”.
Watching this movie will undoubtedly leave you questioning your reality and the life you call your own. The Truman Show is a brilliantly-conceived satire around the life of Truman Burbank, whose life is a reality TV show, and has been on the air since his birth. Providing an apt commentary on reality and free will, The Truman Show, depicts a character who challenges – and ultimately escapes from – a contrived world that is an invention of the media.
The Shawshank Redemption:
Quote from the Movie: “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best things and no good things ever die”.
The Shawshank Redemption is an ode to hope. The undisputed leader on IMDB’s top 250, this classic follows Andy Dufresne during his 19 years of prison life and how his perseverance helps him escape the drudgeries of the Shawshank Prison. The movie indeed is about redemption, and as Andy escapes, you realize how important it is to keep the faith and persevere. Because, you either “get busy living, or get busy dying”.
Dead Poets Society:
Quote from the Movie: “Carpe, Carpe. Carpe diem. Seize the day boys. Make your lives extraordinary”.
A depiction of a clash between realism and romanticism, juxtaposed with a conflict between traditional and conservative values, Dead Poets Society is Robin Williams at his best. A true inspiration, this movie will make you question the social and political norms that define your life. Dead Poets Society encourages you to dream and urges you to not be lazy in the pursuit of your aspirations.
Quote from the Movie: “It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything”.
David Fincher’s groundbreaking adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel bearing the same name, Fight Club is a movie plagued by madness, in the best possible way. This dark comedy delves into the head of the insomniac protagonist, who in his attempt to feel something resorts to violence and terrorism, all under the influence of a projection of his subconscious. A roller coaster ride, Fight Club urges you to challenge the status quo and become more aware of the dehumanizing effects of consumerism.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind:
Quote from the Movie: “What a loss to spend that much time with someone, only to find out that she’s stranger”.
Built around the theme of Alexander Pope’s iconic quote, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a love story like no other. Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey portray a pair of estranged lovers in their attempt to obliterate each other from their memories, and beautifully bring out the intricacies of relationships and the pain of loss. This movie will leave you heartbroken with the realization of the overwhelming repercussions of falling in love and the attempt to abandon it.
Quote from the Movie: “My Momma always said, Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get”.
Forrest Gump is a heartwarming story of a man who will leave you inspired with his childlike optimism. It is a meditation on our times, as seen through the eyes of a man who lacks cynicism and takes things for exactly what they are. Tom Hanks’ performance is a breathtaking balancing act between comedy and sadness, in a story rich in big laughs and quiet truths.
500 Days of Summer:
Quote from the Movie: “Just because she likes the same bizarro crap you do doesn’t mean she’s your soul mate”.
The Smiths setting the mood of the film, (500) Days of Summer begins with the disclaimer that even though it is the story of boy-meets-girl, it is NOT a love story. The movie follows the hopeless romantic Tom Hansen, played by the ever-so-charming Joseph Gordon Levitt, in his quest for love. After his girlfriend breaks up with him, Tom is left reflecting on the days spent with her and where and how their relationship went sour. And in his reflections, the movie hits home the realization that sometimes we’re so engrossed in the idea of the person we’re in love with, we tend to overlook the telltale signs that they are in fact not ‘the one’.
Life of Pi:
Quote from the Movie: “Hunger can change everything you thought you knew about yourself”.
This adventure drama is based on Yann Martel’s novel of the same name. A critical and commercial success, the storyline revolves around an Indian man living in Canada, narrating his life story about how at 16, he survives a shipwreck in which his family dies, and is stranded in the Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat with a Royal Bengal Tiger. This movie faces you with a choice: whether you are a person that prefers to believe things in the way that they appear, or are you amongst those who believe in miracles. There are no right or wrong answers – just an opportunity for introspection.
The Kings of Summer:
Quote from the Movie: “Why live, when you can rule?”.
One of the coolest, most inspiring movies of 2013 The Kings of Summer is a coming-of-age comedy-drama. Exploring the themes of friendship, teenage love and growing up, this movie is bound to move you with its sheer rawness and honesty.
So, on those days when it feels like life does not make sense, or you’re just bored and could do with a bit of inspiration, you know which movies to turn to. Time to rewind up those torrents.