Monday, February 5, 2007
Movies mostly entertain you and make you feel better . However some Movies helps you to make a difference to society by making you a much better person .It Inspires you and encourages you to face the challenges of Life ,overcome great odds that ultimately triump over fate and adverse conditions.

These are the movies where you will watch the entire film just to enjoy the last two minutes of human triumph. They are the perennial favorites and the movies you want to share with your children, grandchildren and each other.

ITs A WONDERFUL LIFE

1947: GStarring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers
Director: Frank CapraNominated for Academy Awards® including Best Actor and Best Director

The quintessential feel good movie of all time, It's a Wonderful Life celebrates the ordinary man's extraordinary life and the impact each of us has on those around us. It reminds us of what is important, that wealth comes not from what you own but what you give and that each man is truly rich if he has friends.

CHARIOTS OF FIRE

1981: PGStarring: Ben Cross, Ian CharlesonNigel HaversDirector: Hugh Hudson

Winner of 4 Academy Awards® including Best Picture The true story of two young athletes who ran for Great Britain in the 1924 Paris Olympics, Chariots of Fire crosses into the bigotry of the day and how sports and common goal can bring each out of the hate. Protestant Eric Liddell runs to be closer to God. Jewish Harold Abrahams runs for the love of it but is consistently taunted for his faith. Together their competitive nature forges a friendship where both ultimately race to victory to the tune of Vangelis's unforgettable musical score.

GANDHI

1982: PGStarring: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Rohini Hattangadi, Martin Sheen, Candice Bergen Director: Sir Richard Attenborough

Winner of 9 Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor

Mohandas K. Gandhi, introduced the doctrine of nonviolent resistance to the colonized people of India. This was a radical idea and one difficult to follow, especially in the face of constant oppression, dehumanization and murder. Ultimately the Indian's gained their independence. The philosophies of Gandhi carried into American Society supporting and galvanizing American Civil Rights Movement

In today's violent world encompassing the Occupied Territories of the Middle East, Chechnya and Africa, a man of Gandhi's caliber is even more remarkable and increasingly needed. This film reminds us that it is not force that delivers freedom. It is perseverance, a respect for human dignity and quiet disobedience in the face of tyranny that becomes the deliver of the oppressed. Like all stories of good and evil, Gandhi reminds each viewer of the story that even in the face of excruciating oppression, holders of the truth with respect for their fellow man always in the end prevail. This is a great movie to watch when you become so frustrated with current affairs, hope for eventual peace seems an impossible dream. Gandhi will restore your faith.


THE SOUND OF MUSIC
1965: GStarring: Julie Andrews, Christopher PlummerDirector: Robert Wise.

The opening scene of Julie Andrews singing "The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music" alone is enough to fill you with inspiration. But this Roger's and Hammerstein classic based upon the true story of the von Trapp family's flight from Nazi controlled Austria in 1938 delivers so much more. It's a story about God's will where a young woman finds her calling isn't the church but to be a mother to six children. It's about wringing a man from the clutches of grief and reintroducing him to his family and the joys of life he once thought he lost. It covers the crisis of conscience when political events force you to choose between duty to country and morality and ultimately force you to leave everything behind except your family and its love. Finally it's about the passion that develops when God brings two people together as one. The Sound of Music is inspirational on many levels whether its the story, the courage, the message or the music, few can experience it without being touched for a lifetime.



A BEAUTIFUL MIND
2002: RStarring: Russell Crowe,Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Christopher PlummerDirector: Ron Howard136 Minutes4 Academy Awards® including best Picture


Taming the demons inside, in this case genius John Nash's schizophrenia will take you into the world of imagined reality and the cruelty others have towards a disease they don't understand. A study in mind over matter that can be empathized by anyone struggling with a disability or addiction, A Beautiful Mind is complex, heart-wrenching and a testament to the power of marital love, facing reality, never giving up and overcoming the odds


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At April 6, 2008 at 3:23 PM, Blogger Travis

I loved each of these movies. I have yet to see Ghandi but I just got a copy and it is next on my list. I spend a good portion of my time searching for inspiring movies. Gattaca is by far my favorite, followed by Dead Poet's Society and Finding Neverland. I've actually got a blog that is devoted to inspirational media. You can find it here:
http://thehumanpotentialproject.blogspot.com/