Shawshank Redemption -"Hope"
A story showing how your hope and outlook in life is what shapes your life experience, regardless of where you may be (prison or “free” in the world).The film speaks to a lot of people with its message of hope, perseverance and purpose in the face of life's struggles.The movies' themes are universal to human experience, though they are expressed allegorically in a prison setting.
Memorable Quotes from the movie:
"Get busy living, or get busy dying."
"Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."
“Fear can hold you prisoner.....
Hope can set you free.”
Hope can set you free.”
The Pursuit of Happyness - "Self Determination and Persistence"
The Pursuit of Happyness is about a salesman who undergoes defeats, challenges and hardship (his wife leaving him, being rendered homeless) to secure a better living for his son. Throughout his journey, he never once gave up, and stood firm to his goals.If you feel like you’ve been down and out in life and just about had enough of it, you should check out this film. It’s based on Chris Gardner‘s true story.
"Don't ever let somebody tell you...You can't do something."
The Bucket List - " Things to do before u die"
The Bucket List (movie) is about 2 terminally ill men who cross paths in a hospital after they were diagnosed with lung cancer. Through their treatments, they befriend each other. They decided to embark on a trip to fulfill their bucket list – a list of things they want to do before they die.
One of the most popular American films of all-time and a holiday favorite, It's A Wonderful Life was not a huge hit with either critics or audiences when it debuted in December 1946.
George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all – and it’s Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence. Clarence then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn’t been for all of his good deeds over the years. Will Clarence be able to convince George to return to his family and forget suicide?
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Dead Poets Society - "Seize The Day"
"Freedom, opportunity, love, tragedy. What more do you need in a movie?"
The movie celebrates the power of language, and may induce a love of reading, poetry, and theater. Kids are encouraged to think for themselves and pursue their dreams.
“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.”
“You must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all.”
Peaceful Warrior - "There are no Ordinary Moments"
Based on Way of The Peaceful Warrior (book), the film features Dan, a student from U.C. Berkeley who has everything a college student could possibly want – the looks, fame, great friends, attention from every girl and talent in his gymnastics, his passion. Yet, he’s unhappy, deeply troubled and has trouble sleeping at night. One night, he meets a spiritual guide and from there his journey of self-discovery begins.
For those who are looking for a deeper meaning in life, this is a great movie to get you started.
“Everything has a purpose, even this, and it's up to you to find it.”
“Death isn't sad. The sad thing is: most people don't live at all.”
“The ones who are hardest to love are usually the ones who need it the most.”
“The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination.”
“A warrior does not give up what he loves, he finds the love in what he does.”