10 Movies That’ll Improve Your Mindset (Must Watch)
Sometimes all you need is a great movie to give your mind the boost it needs to stay positive. One great film can inspire as to make a big change, it can untangle our mind to find a solution in tough situation. We love kicking back to a good film that improves our mindset and here are ten of the best.
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01 The Pursuit of Happyness
If you ever felt the heaviness of trying to get ahead while you’re still under a mountain of struggle, then Will Smith’s character in this film will inspire you.
The lead character Chris Gardner, played by Smith is a single dad without a home for him and his young son. Despite these defeating odds, he finds a way to push through while faking it until he makes it at prestigious brokerage firm. It’s heart wrenching to see how much he has to sum-in to get through and it’s a reminder that anything is possible if you keep your eye on the prize.
The film is just under two hours and can shift the mountains in your mind in a short time period.
02 The Theory of Everything
The Theory of Everything reminds us that although the plans might change, our inner-selves have an unstoppable strength.
This film is a biopic of the brilliant & challenging life of Stephen Hawking played by Eddie Redmayne. Hawking’s career as recognized name in physics is taking-off when he gets the devastating news that at 21, he has a motor neurone disease. Despite a diagnosis that would paralyze the minds of many, Hawking continues to find a way to communicate his work and maintain a marriage.
For anyone facing unbeatable odds, this is the film to remind you that everything is relative.
When you feel like you’ve messed everything up and are sitting with the mountain problems, sit down and watch wild.
The film is based on a true story of Cheryl Strayed who’s strapped on a backpack and walked 1100 miles with no previous hiking or outdoor experience. From Mojave, California, she hiked to the Oregon-Washington border. During her journey, she runs into plenty of obstacles, meets a range of hikers and makes many mistakes through the rough landscapes. But the initial battles she overcome are what really show us that the hardest journeys are actually in the mind.
By the end of the film, you’ll be strapping on your backpack and heading-up the mountain that you’re facing.
04 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Forget your whining about how you don’t have the tools you need. After you watch this film, you’ll realize that you can fashion your solutions from whatever you’ve lying around.
William Kamkwamba, played by Maxwell Simba is a young boy living in Malawi. Using what he has around him — information from books and the harnessing of the local climate, he brings his village out of famine. The film was heavily awarded globally, but the real life William Kamkwamba continues to inspire & invent to this day.
If you need to be reminded to think of local solutions using a global mindset and use what you have, then definitely get swept up in this film.
05 On the basis of Sex
The notorious RBG is a real firecracker. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a new mother as she started out as an attorney in a male dominated industry. Winning a ground braking tax case alongside her husband Martin Ginsburg is couple goals for any power couple looking for an inspiring watch.
She finds herself as seat at the table of the U.S. Supreme Court as a justice but all along the way, she faces gender discrimination. If you need to find a reason to keep going even though the system seems against you, watch this movie and you’ll find the strength you need to keep going.
If you thought Bollywood movies weren’t for you, then Dangal might change your mind. This film was released under Disney and went on to become the highest grossing Indian film ever following it’s Christmas 2016 release.
Dangal is a story that everyone can get behind and the best part is that it’s based on a true story. The plot is about an amateur wrestler who trains his daughters to become India’s first world class female wrestling champs. Plus, throw in a few musical members to get you toe-tapping.
It’s right up their with the feel good feels of the film miracle and the acting & writing is top notch.
07 Steve Jobs
Success isn’t a straight line and this movie is a great reminder of this. If you’re on the verge of a big career then you need to watch this movie.
In the film, Jobs is played by Michael Fassbender. We watch Steve Jobs rise from the first Macintosh computer release in 1984 through to iMac’s success. The film doesn’t shy away from his personal issues, a part of business heroes lives we don’t get to see.
It’s roller coaster ride of a career!
Jobs got fired from Apple and later returns for the launch of the iMac. It’s a tale of resilience & ingenuity.
08 Hidden Figures
If you need to be reminded that sometimes the quietest voices make the loudest statement, then give Hidden Figures a watch.
The brilliant cast of Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe play the brilliant team of NASA mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson. Together, they crack some of the most complex Math problems that NASA faced in its pursuit of launching an astronaut into space. They also resolved some of the complex social political problems of the time.
Sit down and be blown away by these human computers who were some of the minds behind going where no man has gone before. The film will make you realize that — really — the sky is the limit.
Are you planning on shattering the glass ceiling? Then Joy is the film that’ll probably become a go-to and you feel like challenges are getting you down.
Jennifer Lawrence plays Joy Mangano in this biopic. She’s a go-getter, dependable-type who go against all odds to make a business empire for herself. Facing betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, Joy becomes a true boss of family and enterprise in a world of unforgiving commerce.
For anyone who needs a kick in the pants to make a change from a dead-end job, this is the movie that’ll do it. Joy finds her faith in herself and her happiness by unapologetically walking to the beat of her own drum.
You don’t always have to follow the leader to win. Moneyball proves that conventional wisdom isn’t the wisest move in baseball.
The true story of the general manager of the Oakland A’s, Billy Beane played by Brad Pitt, employs Ivy League graduate Peter Brand played by Jonah Hill. Together, they perfect the art of Economics in the game of Baseball. Sabermetrics as brand explains is recognizing a player’s value which means that with average players, they can pull-off remarkable wins.
If you think that winning means you only have to have the best resources, the biggest budgets and the odds in your favor, then this movie will change your mind about that forever. It’s the ultimate bench warmer becomes the state hero kind of movie, but with solid facts rather than feel good friendships, it’ll update your mindset to think outside of the box.
Alright readers, what your go-to movie when you need the mindset shift? Join the conversation by sharing in the comments as we can’t wait to see what films favs give you a boost.
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11. Rocky (1976)
Who can take-in this movie and not feel inspired?
Watching Rocky, a small-time boxer, prepared a face-off against the reigning world heavy weight champ — Apollo Creed is a sight to be hold. It gives us a jolt of reality that if we aren’t willing to rise to any challenge presented, we could miss out on a giant opportunity.
Once you have on board with a Rocky mindset, be sure to have a Rocky playlist ready to get you into that winning moment when you need a quick pick-me-up! Nothing says power anthem like Eye of the Tiger, are we right?
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