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The most inspiring film you've ever watched Options
man in black
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 9:57:11 AM
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When I think about films that are both inspirational and fresh, a title comes to my mind: Dead Poets Society. Never get enough of it. What's yours?
kruger
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 10:06:08 AM
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Pursuit of Happiness was pretty good, I would say.:)
Seeker
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 10:09:11 AM
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Finding Forrester
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Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 10:31:37 AM
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One flew over the cuckoo's nest for me, takes a good deal of beating. So many preconceptions invalidated. The human mind has so so many facets. It's like space, infinite, now I just know some bright spark will tell me it's not so (space), well to me it might as well be.
rluna
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 10:54:11 AM
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The Shawshank Redemption.
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Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 10:58:52 AM

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rluna wrote:
The Shawshank Redemption.

Yeah, that was pretty inspiring. I have a hard time disentangling inspiration from my other responses to movies. I would think that an inspiring film is one that causes a change in my behavior, and I can't think of any film other than Ikiru that has done that.
owlishmonstrosity
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 11:06:58 AM
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Gatacca
Life is Beautiful
martyg
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 12:03:13 PM
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watched two movies on tcm this past week:

sergeant york - 70 years old and still topical & true story

reds - a warren beatty classic
Articulate Dreamer
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 12:12:03 PM

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Forrest Gump
Goodye, Mr Chips
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Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 12:24:32 PM
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"Gandhi"
dylana
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 12:35:09 PM
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Blue Velvet
kaleem
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 1:09:47 PM
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“The Pianist”
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Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 1:41:58 PM
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"Forrest Gump"
It didn't exactly inspire me anyhow, but I found it very moving and fresh.
MarySM
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 2:11:03 PM
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Schindler's List is the most inspiring film I have ever seen. The Diary of Ann Frank is second for me.
York
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 2:54:28 PM
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"Life is Beautiful"
Kat
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 3:25:10 PM
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To Kill A Mocking Bird
Atticus Atticus Atticus, what a wonderful person, parent, role model...
you name it.
TL Hobs
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 3:35:28 PM
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Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic Cheerleaders!
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Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 4:35:36 PM
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Miracle sound really fake but after we watched it as a team, my hockey team, we were all inspired and we were 20-0 the whole season.
Geeman
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 5:34:51 PM

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Conan the Barbarian always inspires me to exercise. (It's mostly the soundtrack, really....)

Sunset Blvd. makes me want to write movies--which is a little counter-intuitive if you've seen the movie.

Glory (with Denzel) always makes me weep big, manly tears of macho goodwill (when I'm alone) and makes me want to fight a civil war for the love of my fellow man.

Breaking Away makes me want to take up cycling. (Though, I pretty much suck at that.)

Rudy makes me think playing football wouldn't be a total waste of time (though I know better once the lights come up.)

The Big Sleep wakes me up in the morning.

Aliens makes me want to shoot stuff.

Exotica reminds me to keep my hands to myself.
Tovarish
Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 8:44:13 PM
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What a wondrful range of movies, you could pick any of them, mine is
To kill a mocking bird, black & white, Gregory Peck,timeless.
Also, In the heat of the night.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 12:58:09 AM
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I would have to list "Powaqqatsi" by Geoffery Reggio. In fact all of the "Qatsi" trilogy of films are an inspiration.
Here's a quote from Wikipedia that describes the film: Powaqqatsi is a Hopi word meaning "parasitic way of life" or "life in transition". While Koyaanisqatsi focused on modern life in industrial countries, Powaqqatsi, which similarly has no dialogue, focuses more on the conflict in third world countries between traditional ways of life and the new ways of life introduced with industrialization. As with Koyaanisqatsi and the third and final part of the 'Qatsi' trilogy, Naqoyqatsi, the film is strongly related to its soundtrack, written by Philip Glass. Here, human voices (especially children's and mainly from South America and Africa) appear more than in Koyaanisqatsi, in harmony with the film's message and images.

KhaleeqaIDRUS
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Freedom Writers is totally subliming!
rluna
Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 10:19:49 AM
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Brenster wrote:
I would have to list "Powaqqatsi" by Geoffery Reggio. In fact all of the "Qatsi" trilogy of films are an inspiration.
Here's a quote from Wikipedia that describes the film: Powaqqatsi is a Hopi word meaning "parasitic way of life" or "life in transition". While Koyaanisqatsi focused on modern life in industrial countries, Powaqqatsi, which similarly has no dialogue, focuses more on the conflict in third world countries between traditional ways of life and the new ways of life introduced with industrialization. As with Koyaanisqatsi and the third and final part of the 'Qatsi' trilogy, Naqoyqatsi, the film is strongly related to its soundtrack, written by Philip Glass. Here, human voices (especially children's and mainly from South America and Africa) appear more than in Koyaanisqatsi, in harmony with the film's message and images.



In the vein of those films...I recommend Baraka and Bodysong. :)
chopperpilot01
Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 11:06:56 AM
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defiantly To Kill A Mockingbird. I had to read the book in school and it was really good.
marcus_aurelius
Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 1:54:47 PM
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American Psycho.
Lesjazz
Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 11:08:41 PM
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Lilies of the field was simply marvelous.Applause
nooblet
Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 1:52:25 PM
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Chariots of Fire. My cross country team used to play the theme by Vangelis as we were driving to meets to get pumped up.

You never know when you're going to die in a car accident, so race every race like it's your last.
RuthP
Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 2:36:02 PM

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Lesjazz, I love Lilies of the Field. And Geeman, yup, I like Breaking Away, too.

I strongly suggest: King of Hearts

Others a little unusual: The Cow and I;
Black Cat, White Cat (not inspiring, but very funny; I think it's Serbian and I'm not sure if it's available in NTSC - American format)
addngkr
Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010 9:22:32 AM
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The only name that comes to my mind is - "Rang De Basanti", a Bollywood(Indian) movie directed by Rakesh OmPrakash Mehra.
chetanrocks
Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010 9:23:44 AM
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addngkr wrote:
The only name that comes to my mind is - "Rang De Basanti", a Bollywood(Indian) movie directed by Rakesh OmPrakash Mehra.


On the same lines.. 'Swades'..
addngkr
Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010 9:28:04 AM
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chetanrocks wrote:

On the same lines.. 'Swades'..

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I am in complete agreement with you! :)
abcxyz
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 4:28:28 PM
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Bombay - minus the songs. Also Schindler's List and Amistad.
NinjaMonkee
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2010 4:40:10 PM
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The Big Labowski. It inspires me to do nothing and yet I get caught up in everything.
itsallabout
Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 10:16:00 PM
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Japanese Story

one of my favorites. I try not to watch it so often to keep the same feeling.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 10:55:35 PM

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