8 Life-changing movies you must watch at least once
In this fast forward and modern life, we always find something that can inspire us, move us, motivate us. And one way of that can be movies. Movies can be a way of chilling down and having fun, but some movies tend to do something more than that. So if you are finding something inspirational, motivational, or a movie that can just change your perspective in general, here are 8 life-changing Bollywood and Hollywood movies for you.
Life-changing movies #1: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is a 2011 movie, that revolves around 3 friends on a bachelor road trip. Each one of them decides what would be there spot to stop and has a surprise adventure task for the other two, where each destination comes out as a life lesson for one of them including the little life lessons throughout the journey.
The movie tends to focus on different fears of the main characters i.e relationships, money, past, confessions, and acceptance. That how it is important to move on from relationships, how money shouldn’t be the only way of your happiness, how hard confessions in relationships can be the best decision you take for yourself and your significant other.
Because after all, “Insaan ko dibbe me sirf tab hona chahiye, jab vo mar chuka ho.” This preface the whole plot of the movie that how fear keeps you locked in so many ways, and how overcoming those fears can change your life.
Starring: Hritik roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay deol.
Life-changing movies #2: 127 hours
127 hours is a 2010 movie, which is based on the real-life incident of Aron Ralston. Aron Ralston is a mountain climber who goes out for trekking without informing anyone and gets trapped in a canyon. The film revolves around the struggles Alon goes through for 127 hours before he is rescued.
The movie shows Aron’s will to survive in the most difficult situation where he has limited resources. That how some little decisions would have lead to something different than he is facing, that how facing death gives him the strength to make decisions that will lead to his life.
“I chose this. I have been moving towards it my entire life. The minute I was born, every breath that I’ve to breathe that I’ve taken, every action has been leading me to this crack on the out.”
Starring: James Franco.
Life-changing movies #3: 3 idiots
3 idiots is a 2009 movie, based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel “5 point someone”. The movie revolves around 3 college students and their different standards of life, their life lessons chasing their passions, and overcoming their fears.
The film shows how following your passion and overcoming your fears helps you get closer to your dreams. That how everyone has their talents and has something unique to offer in their way. The movie shows that not wanting to become an engineer or a doctor isn’t a crime and there are lots of other professions that can be and should be followed.
The movie tells us to take a step out of our fears that can change our lives ” Nahi to 50 saal baad jab tu aaise hi kisi aspatal me hoga, aur marne ka intezaar kar raha hoga, tab sochega ki, zara si himmat kar li hoti, to zindagi ki kuch aur ho sakti thi.”
Starring: Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi.
Life-changing movies #4: The imitation game
The imitation game is a 2014 movie, based on real-life incidents of Alan Turing. The movie revolves around a team of code-breakers who are fighting in a war, but, without weapons. They need to break the Enigma codes to read the messages that are being passed.
The movie focuses on how Alan Turing who is a genius is disliked by everyone because of his different beliefs and way of working. And how the main reason behind was violence, and how he was scared to open up.That how his past made him imitate someone he is not. It shows that no matter how genius you are, teamwork can make work easier.
It shows how someone’s a different way of thinking should not be a subject of getting offended and can change the world by saying “The interesting question is, just because something thinks differently from you, does that mean it’s not thinking?”
Starting: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley.
Life-changing movies #5: Tare Zameen Par
Tare Zameen par is a 2007 movie, which revolves around a dyslexic child, Ishaan. He struggles with his studies and day to day activities which make his parents think that he is just misbehaving and doesn’t want to learn anything. Believing this, they decide to send him to boarding school to make him more disciplined and mature.
The movie shows how dominating a child can be harmful and that parents should try to figure and understand the problems and struggles their child must be going through, how simple acts of affection can help your child open up. That they should try to see different talents they have and support them instead of pulling them to something they can’t do by saying “Ungli khich kar badi karne me lage hai log. Lage raho! Chahe feer ungli hi kyu na tut jaaye.”
Starring: Aamir Khan, Darsheel Safary
Life-changing movies #6: Life of pie
Life of pie is a 2012 movie, which is based on the Yann Martel novel named the same. It is a survival movie where a boy named Piscine Molitor, who likes to be called Pi, gets trapped on a life-boat with a tiger named Richard Parker.
The movie asks several questions about religions and human beliefs and doesn’t answer them directly. It makes you think about how faith and believing in something can be a source of hope for humans. That how all of us are meant to do just one thing, i.e. survive. That how controlling yourself in the worst situation can only be the way of getting out of the situation.
The movie says that instead of believing in something blindly, just because everyone else beliefs in it isn’t right. You need to question things, you need to have doubts because “Doubt is useful. It keeps faith in a living thing. After all, you cannot know the strength of your faith until it has been tested.” Apart from this, the movie is a visual treat!
” Fear is life’s only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life.”
Starring: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan.
Life-changing movies #7: Anand
Anand is a 1971 movie, that revolves around a cancer patient named Anand, who is living his life to its fullest knowing that he is going to die soon. He meets doctor Bhaskar, who is sophisticated and disciplined and wants to share this last phase of life with him.
The movie tells us how we can find happiness in every little thing around us. That how we can face severe tragedies of life with strong will and positive state of mind and that how holding on to things, that are out of control, will do nothing and we have to keep moving forward, taking all our weights with us.
The movie shows how even with simple and common life, we can bring changes and happiness around us. That every good deed leads to someone’s happiness and even that counts. This movie says, ” Babumushay… Zindagi badi honi chahiye, lambi nahi. ”
Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan.
Life-changing movies #8: The social network
The social network is a 2010 movie, based on real-life incidents of Mark Zuckerberg. Mark Zuckerberg, a college student, builds a social application, which brings power and fame to him. But him becoming a billionaire brings lots of changes to his own life, as he loses his relationships in the journey to success.
The movie focuses on how you need to start working on your plans no matter what. You can always bring changes to the plans in the future, but the main thing is to start working on it. It also puts light on how success brings lots of other things to it. Because “You don’t get to 500 million friends, without making few enemies.”
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield.
So, this was our list of must-watch life-changing movies. If you watched and liked any of these, let us know in the comment section down below. And let us know if you want some more life-changing movies and we will do a part 2. Let us know what other movies felt life-changing to you so we can add that to our list too! And we will be back soon with more entertaining and inspirational stuff. Until then, stay strong stay safe! Peace.