We all have the recurrent miserable mode where time comes to a halt and nothing seems to matter; our motivation to work harder falls low and hopes for a better tomorrow go down the drain. But don’t let the blues get to you! Here are a few heartfelt movies to bump up some inspiration:
It’s Kind of a Funny Story
Based on a novel of the same name by Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, is probably the funniest movie you’ll watch about mental illness. Revolving around Craig, a high school student with depression and suicidal tendencies, the movie follows him as he admits himself into a psychiatric ward and encounters different people with, perhaps, much greater problems. With young Craig learning more about the world at every step in his way, we grow a little stronger too.
Frances seems like an over-ambitious person who throws herself headlong in her dreams. She works as an apprentice for a dance company in New York City, but isn’t really a dancer. After her best friend and roommate decides to move out, Frances loses her apartment. Despite the drawbacks, she puts forward a carefree, joyous front as she tries to reach her goals while also maintaining a basic livelihood. Frances Ha is a beautiful tale of friendships, hardships, failure and redemption that may just spark a little inspiration for you.
Having spent pretty much his entire life in a boarding school, Rohan gets expelled for sneaking out at night. He now has to stay with his cold, dictator-like father as well as little half-brother who he was unaware of. Rohan is being forced by his father to work at his factory and study engineering, even though his dream is to become a writer. Udaan, literally translating to “flight”, follows the growth and transformation of a young, teenage boy as he learns to love a little deeper, fight a little harder and live a little happier.
Disney and Pixar’s latest movie Soul will really give you a new perspective to look at life from. The movie follows a middle school Jazz music teacher (Joe) who finally gets his big break. Tragically, a few wrong steps take him to the Great Before where he meets an infant soul. As Joe tries to explain to the young soul about the meaning of life, he learns himself of the little things that really matter in life. Make sure to watch this movie with a box of tissue papers, because it is here to touch your soul!
Harvey Milk was one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States. The biopic follows his struggles as an American activist, as he works to uplift the LGBTQ community in San Francisco in the 70s. With an outstanding production and an even better performance by Sean Penn, the movie is absolutely brilliant, compelling and utterly convincing. If you have been lacking any bit of inspiration to move forward lately, here is today’s doze!