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I Love Films That Make Me Think About Life

A group for all those who see a movie they like, know why and really want to share and have others feel the same as they did, films that make you feel, happy, sad angry or pumped just share! 29,830 People

    Good Will Hunting

    Still my favorite movie after all these years. It always makes me wonder how many people I truly know and how many think they truly know me.
    Lostagainohno Lostagainohno 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 19, 2013

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    Been looking forward to this movie

    for a month now, due out in January it looks powerful stuff and will be among the Oscars next year.
    Laur3n Laur3n 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    Xavier Dolan's "Mommy" sure did!

    A mother's fight...her hopes and dreams... wrapped in her son who is so out of control. I could feel her pain...her helplessness. ..her need to have a normal life...or...just a break...just...someone who will cut her some slack. What performances! Just amazing...
    Pinky65 Pinky65 46-50, F Jan 7

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    I just saw an amazing film called,

    "Empire of Dirt" on the movie network. It's about 3 generations of aboriginal women. It really blew me away, and I cried so much in the end cause I know what it's like to make so many mistakes when you're young that these mistakes have repercussions the rest of your life. It's a...
    sweetfreespirit sweetfreespirit 31-35, F Jan 2

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    The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

    I just finished watching this and can I just say what a great film this was. It had me in tears at the end and i think this was because it made me reflect on my own life. It was an amazing film with an awesome story line. If you haven't seen this yet then I don't know what you...
    ForeverOnABoat ForeverOnABoat 18-21, F 9 Responses May 18, 2013

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    Has anyone seen Boyhood?

    What did you think? It made me think of my childhood. I loved the movie.
    smarttams smarttams 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2014

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    (I wrote this a while ago.

    ) I saw this movie 50 First Dates and it is personal for me. Drew Barrymore's character has short-term memory but it lasts a whole day. But when the new day comes, she doesn't remember the previous day. It reminded me of my ex-roommate. She had short-term memory and it was...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response May 1, 2014

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    It's funny how when I Have kids I am very much

    more tearful and emotional when it comes to films that envolve brutality towards children. I find myself tearful more and more although I'd never admit it to anyone.
    gamer3613 gamer3613 31-35, M Feb 13

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    "When you grow up, your heart dies…" "Who

    cares?" "I care." -the Breakfast Club
    alixxdd alixxdd 13-15, F Jul 11, 2014

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    One Amazing film that really caught my mind on

    future life topics was the movie "Lucy"... Very deep on intellectual levels! I must say one of my favorites this year 😊👍
    Egaip86 Egaip86 26-30, F 11 Responses Mar 1

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    HeterosexualTransexual HeterosexualTransexual 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 8

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    PickledPete PickledPete 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2014

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    The story so far: In the beginning the Universe

    was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move....
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Jan 18

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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    who doesn't? i love moves

    that make me think.
    alxsha alxsha 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    3movies

    If I would have to pick 3 movies that made me really think about life and also about society and the world we live in I would pick;The Wave/Die Welle who is a film based on Ron Jone's social experiment called The Third Wave. It's really both scary and interesting, read for...
    Faraklin Faraklin 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2013

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    City of angels as it is a Meg Ryan movie.

    She was a doctor at this movie who an angel of death should take her life. The angel of death fall in love with her and couldn't do it. He asked to be human and to just to be able to meet this girl that he should take her life when was an angel of death. You see as he and her...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 36-40, M Mar 1

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    "Dad? There's no, like,

    real magic in the world, right?" "What do you mean?" "You know, like elves and stuff. People just made that up." "Oh, I don't know. I mean, what makes you think that elves are any more magical than something like a whale? You know what I mean? What if I told you a story about...
    wonderwall12 wonderwall12 16-17, F Jan 4

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    The Perks of being a Wallflower left me feeling

    like I could conquer the world. The character Charlie stole my heart. Both the book and the movie made my cry.
    babemcgee babemcgee 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 6, 2014

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    I just watch "Selma".

    What a powerful film.
    Mattsdragons Mattsdragons 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    I saw Gone Girl on the 4th of October.

    I have not stopped thinking about it since. I have no clue what it is about Gone Girl that's caused me to think about it so often for the past 5 months or so, but I just absolutely adore it. I don't think there's such a thing as a perfect movie, but Gone Girl came pretty close...
    baberlay baberlay 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    Films like that are just

    so RARE. RECOMMENDATIONS. GO.
    ChasingNovelty ChasingNovelty 18-21, M 11 Responses Feb 11, 2014

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    Here are some of the movies

    that totally changed my perspective about life.. Into the wild: realised how life is not just about material possessions and being stable/settled in life and how important it is to be free spirited. FightClub: How consumerism is eating away our dreams and spirit to conquer...
    Hamirr Hamirr 22-25, F 16 Responses Jan 24, 2014

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    the way way back... garden

    state inception matrix finding nemo
    greenrust greenrust 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    Perks of Being A Wallflower.

    I'm watching it now. I've seen it at least fifty times (no exaggeration) and it seems to hit a bit closer to home each time I watch it. It's one of those films that I consider to be a friend. I think we all feel that way about at least one or two. You can almost put yourself...
    livingwallflower livingwallflower 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 28, 2014

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    Myself being a film maker

    and a student of Computers ,am always interested,in films that are visually superb but when the day i saw " Ship of Thesus " i changed my mind to watch films that show life
    shekarleader shekarleader 18-21, M Feb 28

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    I love Into the Wild

    for just this reason. I think sometimes about materialism as a sickness, an epidemic that no one seems to be able to break free from. We all sit in public places whilst staring into our phones and all I'm thinking is that I'm looking up into a void of humanity, I only see robots...
    Jennyboii Jennyboii 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 2, 2014

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    A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT.

    ...Saw this film and I remembered it again.I am building a dream at the present time after a nightmare in the past and I wish someone there...in my future!Well, a woman can dream..and hope for the best! 
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 3 Responses May 6, 2014

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    Bulgaria’s Abandoned Children great doc

    if you can stomach it...... http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UQZ-ERQczj8
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F Mar 11

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    theusunghero3 theusunghero3 22-25, M Jan 6

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    philosophical thoughts: Friday I finally got

    to watch Whiplash...now before I dig deep about this film, I want to talk about a book I read regarding mindsets, there are fixed (belief that you are born with talent) and growth (talent is grown and nurtured through hard work and determination)...when I first read the book...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    Dead Poets Society, A Movie That Challenges You To Think!

    Now we all have a great need for acceptance, but you must trust that your beliefs are unique, your own, even though others may think them odd or unpopular, even though the herd may go, "that's baaaaad." Robert Frost said, "Two roads diverged in the wood and I, I took the one less...
    Noorlight Noorlight 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2012

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    I just watched 'The fault in our star' a few

    days ago. I fell in love with every characters and became a fan of Charil XCX who sang the movie's ost 'Boom clap'. The song remind me of this movie and good feeling :)
    Tikksunisa Tikksunisa 18-21, F Dec 15, 2014

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    absolutely love those movies at title.

    i just made short video of ''Lawn Dogs'' on flipgram. i can never forget this movie.
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F Jan 24

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    Begin

    Just saw Beginners and I really loved it. A quiet film, but very moving.
    EPKate EPKate 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2011

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    Now Watching~ The Book of Eli A very

    interesting, thought-provoking film with great cinematography and of course the great actor Denzel Washington! http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kAMUv22y1og
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 9, 2014

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    Saw the Gaby Douglas story

    and ever since I been on a Grind to succeed and live and be Happy with what I do ! I believe we all sometimes just need that push that one thing like watching a film or even hearing a speech to set are minds on the right track ! So after I heard her story I prayed instantly for...
    Clark305 Clark305 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 4, 2014

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    I was watching My Blueberry Nights

    and it made me think a lot, especially about a topic that seems to recur here on EP, namely breakups, broken hearts, lost loves, and starting over. Besides just loving Wong Kar Wei's style including both visuals and soundtrack, I really loved the characters in this film. I find...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 22, 2014

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    not only movies ,i like everything

    which made me think about life...but religious movies are the one i liked for this cause!
    deephuman deephuman 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2014

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    Lost in Translation with Bill Murray

    and Scarlet Johansson is a film that i watched a million times. It's a simple story about loneliness and how two people get connected with each other because they're sharing the same issue. I think the fact I'm a lonely person made the film affect me in a way most films don't.
    viktorwolfman viktorwolfman 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    Donnie Darko is my favourite film.

    Although completely confusing it makes you realise how utterly pointless and lonely this life is.
    bluefrogs247 bluefrogs247 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 3, 2014

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    Some of my favorite films: The Darjeeling

    Limited, Life is Beautiful, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    roamingtree roamingtree 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 31

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    Why I Am No Longer a Christian .

    .... http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/why-i-am-no-longer-a-christian/
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Watched "Garden of words" today.

    It just stopped me. Made me pause for a while and question what I'm doing in life. Made me think about all the decisions I've made. All the people I've let go whom I'll never see again. I'm just sitting here now wishing it would rain again.
    DamienBodie DamienBodie 18-21 2 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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    Into the Wild made me realize how ****** our

    modern world and society is. I plan on emulating Chris McCandles when I graduate. I don't want a career and money. I just want to be happy. Most people with a career aren't happy.
    jurgiejurgs jurgiejurgs 18-21, M 6 Responses Feb 6, 2014

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    There is weakness in watching films

    that make us sit, wander beyond, imagine our lives feeling, a livelihood that lightens our hearts and senses. We are glued, seeing, believing and wondering what is to happen and become next. There is a film I was taken by earlier today, I imagined how the main character felt...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    I got a movie from the library several years ago

    that was about a family that was not particularly well off; a young mother, her husband and two kids. The mother was diagnosed with metastatic ovarian cancer. Choosing to keep her illness a secret, she makes a series of recordings on cassette tapes for her children and her...
    naturefreak1 naturefreak1 22-25, F