The beginning of a new year is a time for fresh starts, and these films provide just the motivation we all need to get started on making some great changes in our lives!
The end of the year prompts people to reflect on their lives, what they’ve accomplished and what they’d like to do in the future. It’s little wonder that so many people are motivated to make goals for the next year.
People can be profoundly affected by a film that they have never seen before. So many moviegoers leave the theater having been affected in some manner by the experience. Finding a wonderful movie to inspire you in the New Year is a great approach to get yourself in the right frame of mind for the year ahead.
1. Brittany Runs A Marathon (2019)
It’s time for Brittany to get healthy after a period of heavy drinking and drug usage. After being unable to afford a gym membership, she chooses to join a running group and discovers a sense of community and support. At first, she was fascinated with “running success” and stats, but as she matured, she realized the importance of self-acceptance and compassion for others.
Most of the time, movies and television show women who meet unrealistically high standards of athleticism.
It’s an inspiring film on the importance of both physical and emotional health, and the courage it takes to make changes for all of these aspects.
2. Yes Man (2008)
Rather than taking the advise to always say “yes” instead of “no,” Yes Man takes it to its logical conclusion. For the sake of discovery, Carl resolves to say yes to everything a guru suggests that he do in order to observe what occurs and whether or not it leads to a more content life.
In this film about overcoming fear and learning to open up to new experiences, Jim Carrey is great as always. As a result, many people avoid pursuing their aspirations out of fear of failure or disappointment. Carl learns that saying “yes” to uncomfortable situations can often cause more harm than good.
3. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)
Charlie, the protagonist of this Netflix coming-of-age drama, is afflicted with major depression and panic attacks as a result of traumatic events in his childhood. He’s nervous about making friends in high school, but he ends becoming close with two seniors named Sam and Patrick.
In its darkest moments, this film is gut-wrenching, yet it also has so many uplifting messages about maturing and letting go of the things that have wounded or scared you in the past. Charlie must find the courage to face his problems head on if he hopes to achieve happiness.
4. Wild (2014)
Cheryl Strayed makes a resolution after her divorce, although she does so in June rather than January. In spite of her lack of previous hiking expertise, she sets out to hike the entire Pacific Crest Trail in a single season.
Cherylcopes with all of the difficulties she’s put in the way of her own happiness in life as Wild struggles with loss, heartache, and rebirth. Without any sort of figurative life preserver, she goes out into nature by herself to figure out how she got here and what she can do to start over.
5. Pay It Forward (2000)
It’s not uncommon for young people to display wisdom and compassion that belies their years. Trevor, played by Haley Joel Osment, is one of the actor’s best performances as a child. His social studies teacher has given him the task of implementing a strategy that will improve the state of the globe. When someone does you a favor, you have to return the favor to three other people, and this is called “Pay It Forward.”
In the long run, it is only through doing good deeds for others and spreading the notion of community and generosity that the world can be changed. People’s lives would be improved if the human race put more effort into making life better for everyone.
6. Inside Out (2015)
Children and adolescents are not the only ones who must deal with, and frequently struggle against, life changes. When it comes to dealing with life’s ups and downs, kids aren’t always emotionally mature enough. It’s an excellent teaching tool for kids because it uses cartoon characters to represent the range of human emotions.
When Riley leaves her childhood home, she has to start from scratch. As a result of her move, she’s faced with an entirely different set of challenges. Similarly, Joy must accept Riley’s maturation and learn to enjoy the benefits of experiencing bad emotions.
7. Good Will Hunting (1997)
It’s the epitome of not settling for anything less than one’s full potential in this heartwarming drama. Will Hunting, a bright mathematician, refuses to accept or use his ability until Dr. Sean Maguire investigates why Will might believe he does not deserve better in life.
Stagnation can be the downfall of happiness if people are driven down and led to believe that they can’t attain their dreams. It wasn’t until he was given positive support and understanding that Will learned he could achieve anything he set his mind to.
8. That Awkward Moment (2014)
They are confronted with the painful fact that things don’t always stay the same in this romantic comedy. A bachelor lifestyle isn’t appealing to Jason, Daniel is afraid to tell his closest friend he’s in love, and Mikey has to face the fact that he’s getting divorced.
There are three men who believe that change is a negative thing, therefore they battle against it throughout the film until they realize that their lives are actually improving. When it comes to romantic comedies, this picture is refreshingly free of many of the cliches that plague today’s holiday offerings.
9. Forrest Gump (1994)
That remark from the movie “Life is full of unexpectedness” is sometimes misquoted shows that people may experience unimaginable sorrow and still choose to lead with kindness and happiness despite their circumstances.
In actuality, those with an unbridled sense of optimism and a happy-go-lucky attitude are typically the happiest in their life. Throughout his life, Forrest was able to have a profound impact on many significant historical events, and he shared his heart with everyone he met.
10. The Pursuit Of Happyness (2006)
Chris Gardner has to sell bone scanners he built with his life resources to companies and doctors since he can’t afford to keep them. As his financial situation deteriorates, he is forced to care for his son as he is forced to leave his wife and home, and he is forced to work as an unpaid stockbroker intern.
A film that portrays the genuine tale of a person who persevered in the face of adversity is one of the most uplifting experiences. Chris Gardner’s story is one of abject destitution juxtaposed with his unwavering charisma and determination.