It’s pretty normal if you’re in your mid-twenties and have no idea who you are and what you want to do. Maybe you once did, or thought you did, but in the midst of trying to get out of life alive, the infrastructure of what makes you who you are slips through the cracks and folds of your brain. We live in an era where we constantly need to be reminded of our purpose in life. Forgetting who we are and what we’re really made of is easy, eventually leading to feelings of spiritual, emotional and mental fatigue and indifference.
Movies are a huge part of most of our lives, and to those who want and know where to look, movies can be very therapeutic. Below are movies every lost soul should watch.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Sick, tired and bored of his mediocre life, Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) embarks on an adventure across the opposite end of the globe.
Third Star (2010)
Starring the Sorcerer Supreme actor, Benedict Cumberbatch (James), who takes a trip with his 3 on-screen childhood buddies to West Wales. They think it’s about some guy time, only James has other plans. Prepare some tissues, this is a tear-jerker.
Short Term 12 (2013)
Brie Larson in a captivating performance as Grace, one of the head supervisors in a residential treatment facility for troubled children, goes on an emotional roller coaster ride trying to connect to the children. This movie is all proof that eventually everything works out in their own way.
A street performer from Dublin and an immigrant share two passions, singing and each other.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
A false accusation leads to the admittance of Tim Robbins in the Shawshank jailhouse, where he becomes friends with Morgan Freeman.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
A troublesome child, moving from one foster family to another, finally finds the family he can call his own.
McFarland, USA (2015)
Kevin Costner coaches what is thought to be a group of dead-weight runners become one of the best cross-country teams.
The Road Within (2014)
3 individuals with 3 different disorders run away from the clinic they’ve been treated in. Along the way, they fall in love, become friends, and overcome the shackles the disorders imprisoned them in.
The journey a woman takes all by herself, trying to overcome a personal ordeal.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Charlie is in high school now, and it’s better than he’s ever hoped it would be.
Begin Again (2013)
Two talented individuals in the music business befriend, collaborate, make music and have the time of their lives.
Big Hero 6 (2014)
After losing his brother, Hiro is determined to form a group of high-tech heroes to honor him.
Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
Hector is doing alright in his life, has a substantial career, in love with a beautiful woman and lives in a beautiful home, and yet, he’s not so sure he knows what “happy” is!
Into the Wild (2007)
Christopher graduates from an esteemed university, leaves everything behind and lives in the wilderness.
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Maggie is determined to make it as a professional athlete, and surprises her trainer by how far she’s come.
Obvious Child (2014)
A woman faces everything with her two best friends, and comedy.
Unbroken tells the remarkable true story of war hero Zamperini, and the torturous time he spent caught by the Japanese navy.
An honest performance by the entire cast, and being filmed through the course of 12 years, Boyhood documents the life of Mason, from boyhood, to manhood.
Song One (2014)
Franny returns home after her brother is hospitalized. Him being in a state of coma, she tries to connect with him by tracking down his favorite musician. What happens next, is all unplanned.
These movies will definitely resonate with you one way or the other so never underestimate the healing powers of a darn good movie. Make sure you have a good listen of the soundtracks as well.