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Inspiring movies

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posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 04:19 AM
Short and sweet.
Im sick of watching meaningless movies.
I watched an amazing movie called Life is Beautiful. Aww i cant even describe how amazing this film is. Set in italy during WW2 following a Jewish man and his amazing way of looking at life

So i ask you all to post here the movies that truly touched you or changed your life, as they have the power to do this.

posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 04:30 AM

Yeah, that guy's something else, i tell you what!

Top 35 inspirational movies

'Big Fish' and 'City of God' are for sure must see movies. Inspirational movies are few and far between, yet you can still take what you care to see in any movie and call it inspirational.

posted on Aug, 20 2013 @ 06:42 PM
Most movies coming out in 2013 are inspiring because its mostly anti-USA propaganda disquised by some fruity Hollywood storyline. Movies like "White House Down", "G.I Joe Retaliation", "Olympus has Fallen".... all movies in which the white house is destroyed or taken over by terrorists. Even Iron Man 3 has tons of Anti-USA propaganda. I mean cmon they called Brad Pitts movie: World War Z. Is that not blatant enough for you??

posted on Aug, 20 2013 @ 07:13 PM
reply to post by r666evolution

Anti USA is noble these days only because of things like CIA working with Al Qaeda, FEMA Camps, mainstream media, gun rights and the national deficit( 'Olympus has fallen').

Cloud Atlas is a good movie with great acting, it had anti oppression theme through out movie.

posted on Aug, 20 2013 @ 08:02 PM
Movies where I can recall crying at the end (despite my best attempts to hide it) were The Mission, A.I. and The Killing Fields.

I'm not sure they changed my life.

I recall E.T. made entire movie houses of kids cry, and there was also a movie called Baby or something, about a dinosaur in the Congo that was a sad creature-feature of the 1980s.

As for a movie that still inspires me, I'd say it was Philadelphia.

Seeing it a long time ago, it just made me feel immense sympathy with AIDS victims.
But since becoming HIV-positive I see it differently.
Although it was criticized by AIDS activists at the time, I now also see it as going back in time to when HIV/AIDS was totally stigmatized, and the brave work that people did before my generation, and how difficult it must have been, and how grateful we should be.

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posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 05:08 AM
reply to post by r666evolution

Those movies glorify the US you mean. Who always wins at the end of those movies?

posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 05:35 AM
Semper's list of Inspiring Movies

(In no particular order)

1. The Green Mile
2. We Were Soldiers
3. Tears of the Sun
4. Second Hand Lions
5. Phenomenon
6. Philadelphia
7. Spitfire Griil
8. Gran Torino
9. Hidalgo
10. 300
11. The Blind Side
12. Undisputed
13. Rambo 3
14. Field of Dreams
15. Glory
16. Gone With The Wind
17. Dances With Wolves
18. Gunga Din
19. Hotel Rwanda
20. The Bucket List
21. Fried Green Tomatoes
22. What Dreams May Come
23. The Shawshank Redemption
24. A Few Good Men
25. An Officer and a Gentleman

If any of you want to know more about these, PLEASE feel free to ask me

I watch them over and over

posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 06:17 AM
Now some more that may not be inspirational, but I would recommend them as required watching for movie buffs

(Also in no particular order)

1. Solaris
2. Open Range
3. Sons of Katie Elder
4, The Shootist
5. Lord of the Rings.. All
6. The Matrix.. All
7. Rocky 1, 2, 3 and 4
8. Kingdom Of Heaven
9. Star Wars 4, 5, 6
10. Star Trek 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10
11. Code of Silence
12. The Hunter
13. Lionheart
14. The Peacemaker
15. The Sum of All Fears
16. Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
17. The Specialist
18. The 13th Warrior
19. The Road Warrior (Mad Max 2)
20. Apocalypse Now
21. Jaws
22. Aliens
23. Dr. No
24. Unforgiven
25. The Last of the Mohicans
26. True Grit (John Wayne)
27. Ghost Busters
28. Goldfinger
29. The Bridge on the River Kwai
30. The Hunt for Red October
31. Murder in the First
32. Sniper
33. The Godfather
34. 2001 A Space Odyssey
35. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
36. The Dark Knight Rises
37. Forest Gump
38. The Silence of the Lambs
39. The Thing (1982)
40. Ice Station Zebra
41. 12 Angry Men
42. Good Fellows
43. Die Hard
44. Casablanca
45. Seven
46. Sin City
47. Monte Python and the Holy Grail
48. Porky's
49. Hangover
50. Animal House
51. Caddy Shack
52. Gladiator
53. Into The Wild
54. Braveheart
55. Toy Story
56. Ice Age
57. The Lion King
58. Rear Window
59. Blade Runner
60. The Blues Brothers
61. The Magnificent Seven
62. Psycho
63. The Great Escape
64. The Shining
65. The Running Man
66. Demolition Man
67. Under Siege
68. Road House
69. Navy Seals
70. Shooter


posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 08:04 AM
One of my favorite inspirational movies is "The Nun's Story" with Audrey Hepburn. She plays a woman who wants to become a nurse of tropical medicine in the Belgian Congo. She becomes a Catholic nun and goes through the training but it is a long arduous road to her career goals. Eventually World War II comes and she returns to Belgium where she works in a hospital but secretly helps the Belgian Underground against orders from the pope. The movie is really about finding your place in the world and how you must think for yourself and follow your own conscience. It is based on a real person.
Also, I love the movie "Contact" with Jodie Foster where she plays an astronomy researcher who finds a signal from another planet that sends plans to build a machine. I can't go too far into detail because it would be giving away what happens. It is another story about a woman struggling to achieve her career goals and how she must follow what her conscience tells her rather than what others pressure her to do and say and be. It also has a beautiful love story between Jodie and a famous theologian, played by Matthew McConahey. The cinematography is really amazing. Based on a novel written by Carl Sagan.
I like "Tombstone" with Val Kilmer and Kurt Russell because it is really a story about friendship and loyalty. Has beautiful costumes also.

posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 08:40 AM
reply to post by SallieSunshine

The Keys of the Kingdom is one of my favorite movies of all time.

I watched it again not too long ago on YouTube. It stars Gregory Peck and is a great story of a life of service to humanity. All the twists and turns and ironies of such a life, lived by a pure heart, are told.

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posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 08:45 AM
Usual suspects and the back to the future trilogy

posted on Aug, 21 2013 @ 09:04 AM
On Borrowed Time (1939)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Cannonball Run II (1984)

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