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Movie that changed Your Outlook on Life?

Has one movie ever changed the way you lived your life? If so, which one and how?
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no. they're just movies. they aren't real. unless you are talking documentaries as well, then...no. but those do make you think.
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The Matrix who knows maybe one day that will happen to this world.
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American Beauty
Fight Club
Magnolia
The series finale of Six Feet under.
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Old 11-02-08, 05:27 PM
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even though they are just movies, i believe movies can be agents for change. Just like books.
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Old 11-02-08, 05:28 PM
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The Matrix who knows maybe one day that will happen to this world.
And this changed the way you live your life...how?
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Movies have changed my outlook on life more than any other medium. I know musicians will claim it's the music that moves you but it's movies for me. I can't think of any movies in particular right now.
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Old 11-02-08, 05:58 PM
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SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. The line where Tony's boss says "You don't F*** the future, the future F***s you. It catches up to you and if your not ready it F***s you."
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Can't say it's actually changed my outlook on life, but recently 25th Hour made me appreciate my life and how good I actually have it.


I also remember being quite moved when I saw The Shawshank Redemption. The line "Get busy living, or get busy dying" is quite profound if you think about it.
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There was a thread like this not too long ago.

I mentioned Insomnia. Great lessons on backing yourself into corners with lies.

Not going to write everything out again. Blah blah blah. Just merge the stinkin' thread.
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American Pie (Really made me appreiciate the High-School years I'd had left back when I saw it in 2006 and now it's my senior year),
Into The Wild (Who didn't question their life?),
The Dark Knight (Some reason it just shows me that everyone has a bad side and it is unavoidable at times)
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American Beauty - Feel better about life, existence and the can of worms etc.......
Memento - Last line in movie simply confirmed something in me. Can't explain it on this silly forum.

highly subjective topic, but if a film can do this it must have been done right.
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Shawshank Redemption - It makes me feel like a new person.
Ghostbusters - Made me want to be a filmmaker.
Agree with Case01 on the American Beauty thing.
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Rocky IV - the training montage makes you want to get off your ass and work out.
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Pulp Fiction- Made me change from wanting to be a Geneticist to now be a Film Director.
Y Tu Mama Tambien- Made me appreciate the things I never saw in the commonality in my surroundings.
The Motorcycle Diaries- Made me think of the world and in an attempt to become a better part of it by helping others who need help.
Rocky- Made me want to work out and I did
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Dead Poets Society - Made me want to embrace my own individuality.
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Dead Poets Society really hit home with the whole Carpe Diem thing.

Fight Club made me re-assess my attitude towards materialism.
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Black Hawk Down - Convinced me camaraderie can exist amongst people given the right situation, and despite it being covered in a ton of movies, this was the first I actually bought into.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Settle reminder, when I need it, that there is joy in mild recklessness.
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A little known movie called Sweethearts with Janeane Garofalo . I had just come out of a long relationship and was feeling sorry for myself one day, and it helped show others have it worse, and theres someone for everyone.
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Old 11-03-08, 08:46 AM
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Into The Wild (Who didn't question their life?)
QFT. I saw it on a bad day, and the whole idea of escaping into the Alaskan natural landscape, while I would probably not attempt to do it, really hit home as I was at the theater trying to clear my head, and the actions of the main character paralleled my reason for seeing it. Only movie from last year I almost started crying during.

Some others:

Pulp Fiction (made me want to get serious about writing screenplays)

The Shawshank Redemption (can't really explain, Unclesnazzy explained it best)

Requiem for a Dream (I never attempted to touch any form of illegal drugs, and only at my 21st birthday I started drinking)

And recently, Zack and Miri Make a Porno. Without spoiling anything, I find myself with a lot of anxiety over long-standing friendships falling apart for some reason, and in the end it's all a misunderstanding.
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I don't know if there is such a film, but I know that if I need to clear my head and get a bit of perspective, I usually put in Baraka.
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