Many people want to be happier and they often de-stress themselves by watching movies. In reality, movies could give us more than just simple entertainment and enjoyment. They could also provide us with some life-changing lessons. Watching movies can be a rich and meaningful experience and we will be able to have fun. In general, we should look for movies that may inspire us and possibly even bring out the very best in us. They should have the power to properly inspire us. When people are inspired by some movies, they will start to go after what’s more important in their lives. Characters in movies could teach them how to persevere and succeed despite the seemingly insurmountable obstacles. These movies should also teach us about how mistakes could bring harmful consequences in our lives, so we will avoid repeating it. We often see in movies how drug/alcohol abuse and inability to control desires could result in drastic consequences.
Inspiring movies should stir powerful emotions in us and they could invoke emotions that we normally hide in real life, from sadness to complete bliss. Although many of us show stable emotions when interacting with others, in reality life is full of emotion. If a movie can’t stir powerful emotion, then it may not be inspiring enough for us. When we are watching a movie that we consider inspiring, we should determine what feeling the movie stirs in us. We should also analyze how characters in the movie properly or improperly deal with such emotion. We should know what results we would get if we avoid, suppress or accept the emotion.
Movies also show how people struggle to handle the unknown and they could be a good teacher. These movies could provide us with a lesson in how to get prepared for the unknown. We should know about dangers that we may need to face in the future and dealing with curveballs in life could be really challenging. It is important for us to make the most of these lessons. In this case, we could analyze what do characters do when they face an unknown future and what’s the result? In this case, we should try to learn from these characters and find out, whether such a situation could happen to us.
We should see things beyond the awesome soundtrack, great action sequences and unbelievable special effects. We should know about core values of the movie that we like. Even if we only like the more superficial factor of the movie, such as its soundtrack, then it is a good idea to put similar music in our lives, so we can feel happier. If we love the action sequences, then we could add some “action” in our lives to make our lives more exhilarating, such as participating in a bit more extreme sports. The effects of an inspiring movie will be more profound if our friends also feel the same, so it is a good idea to discuss the movie with them.