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10 Movies That Will Inspire You To Be Creative

Bring the creativity from reel to real.
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Writer's block? Designer's block? Singer-songwriter's block? It's so easy to lose motivation in design and creativity nowadays. A lot of people say they perform their best when they are "in the mood." Don't get frustrated when you have trouble getting in the creative zone. Here are 10 movies that can inspire you to be creative.

  1. 500 Days of Summer

500 Days of Summer is not just a film about love, it's being able to see love and heartbreak through art. Every aspect of 500 Days of Summer is aesthetically appealing. From the soundtrack, the filming, the graphics, and the editing. The main character, Tom Hansen had a creative bone in his body. For starters, Tom works for a greeting card making company. He creates different slogans for different occasions that appear on greeting cards. At the end of the movie, Tom uses creativity to bounce back from his broken heart. He rekindles his love for architecture, by beginning to draw again, and creating a portfolio. He later on looked for a job that would allow him to pursue architecture.


One thing to learn about creativity in this movie: You can use experiences to make your creative juices flow.

Favorite creative moment: Tom's dance sequence, and Tom sketching buildings in his favorite spot in the city.

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  1. Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia not only shows the beauty of Greece, but also the beauty of family, finding yourself, and treasuring friendships. Imagine being able to view the beauty of all these through a musical. Nothing gets more creative than that. Mamma Mia made me realize that you can turn any bad situation into a good one with the proper mindset, just like how the characters in Mamma Mia would sing and dance all the pain and problems away.

One thing to learn about creativity in this movie: Creativity means being unique.

Favorite creative moment:  The ending, where all the guests were dancing and they caused the floor to crack, so the sprinklers went off and it looked like they were dancing in the rain.

  1. Lizzie McGuire the Movie

Lizzie McGuire was the movie of our childhood. I believe that majority of 18 year-olds today have at least once sang and danced to "What Dreams Are Made Of" in the shower. Lizzie's performance on stage is the magic and creativity of this movie. Since we were kids, Lizzie has always inspired us to never limit ourselves, and keep dreaming big. She inspires us to make our creative juices flow, whether on-stage or off-stage.

One thing to learn about creativity in this movie: Creativity requires confidence.

Favorite creative moment: Lizzie performing "What Dreams Are Made Of" on stage and Lizzie trying on different outfits for the big concert.

  1. Begin Again

Begin Again will remind you that creativity is everywhere. We may not notice it, but we encounter creativity every day—on the streets, on the train, in the mall, and at home. It also reminded me that you should never let go of the creativity and passion for art inside of you even if things get pretty rough.


One thing to learn about creativity in this movie: Creativity would mean thinking outside of the box.

Favorite creative moment: When the band with members from different walks of life recorded their song in an abandoned ally and different public places.

  1. Step Up 2

Step Up 2 is one of my favorite dance movies, for it features different styles of dance, and brings dance to the streets. It also taught me that when there's something you're passionate about, you shouldn't let anything hinder you from doing your thing. Train hard to hone your talent and self-expression.

One thing to learn about creativity in this movie: Creativity is being able to express yourself.

Favorite creative moment: All the outdoor dance-offs.

  1. The Intern

The Intern shows us an unconventional kind of creative. The creative part about this movie was the innovation which is About the Fit, an online platform for purchasing clothes founded by Jules (played by Anne Hathaway). We also see so much girl power in this movie. We see how Jules defends the company she created and started, and made sure it remained true to their goal as a company.


One thing to learn about creativity in this movie: Creativity chooses no gender, age, form, or size.

Favorite creative moment: Jules biking around her office getting things approved. This was definitely #girlboss goals.

  1. Ruby Sparks

Calvin is a rich and lonely writer that started dreaming about his ideal girl named Ruby Sparks. After his dream, he decided to write about Ruby and eventually fell in love with his work of art.. As he continued to write, Ruby one day became real.  

One thing to learn about creativity in this movie: Creativity allows you to turn your dreams into reality.

Favorite creative moment: When Ruby came to life.

  1. Ratatouille

Cooking is an art. Creativity is involved in getting the perfect measurements, not too much, but not too little of an ingredient to get the perfect taste. Remy, the rat with heightened sense of taste and smell, can make different dishes, each of which is a masterpiece.


One thing to learn about creativity in this movie: Creativity comes from the most unexpected places and people.

Fave creative moment: When they finally allowed Remy, the rat who likes to cook, to create dishes in the kitchen.

  1. Crazy Beautiful You

Capturing the perfect moment is art in itself. Not everyone can take pictures that express so much emotions in just one shot. Jackie, (played by Kathryn Bernardo) in this movie is into photography. Her photos were always beautiful, but they lacked emotions. When she was invited to join her mother's medical mission in Tarlac, it was as if all the emotions she kept bottled inside of her were set free, and were expressed through her photos.

One thing to learn about creativity in this movie: Creativity allows us to express our emotions.

Favorite creative moment: When Jackie started taking family photos of the community in Tarlac.

  1. Inception

Real or not real? Mockingjay was not the first movie that made its viewers ask this question. Inception revolved around an experiment that explores shared dream worlds. The hint of creativity in this movie may not be explicit, but the different graphics, the concept of going into someone else's dreams, and making you question your own reality is creativity altogether. Besides that, the movie was filmed in six countries and four continents. Seeing all these different places in one movie is such a treat for the eyes. Inception won four Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Visual Effects.

One thing to learn about creativity in this movie: Sometimes it's okay not to confine ourselves within reality to express our creativity. Use your imagination.

Favorite creative moment: When the dream world went upside-down because of Physics.









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This blog is dedicated to all teens out there struggling in determining what they really want in their life or if you simply want a glow up. And since were still facing a pandemic, I think this is also a season where everyone is re-thinking about their lives. So, I hope these advices might help you.

Tip #1. TAKE RISK - since most of you are still young, I advice you to take your biggest risk. Whether it may be taking the course you want, a skill you want to acquire or just simply taking the risk to throw away your emotional baggage from your childhood. While you're still young, you have very little to lose. You dont have that much commitments and responsibilities. Because the older you get, the more responsibilities and obligations came. So when they are still not piling up, take the risk! As for me, the biggest risk I took when I was still a teenager is to CUT OFF TOXIC FAMILY TIES.

I may sound rude here but, yeah. I decided to throw away my emotional baggage from my traumatic childhood and cut off some of my family ties and it is completely okay! You dont have to be bothered by whatever they will say. Because at your age, you are already investing on your growth as a person. If you really want to grow, THERE IS NO PERFECT TIME FOR YOU TO TAKE RISK BUT NOW. Because in taking risk you are actually giving yourself a reward of getting something amazing or beyond what you expect you can have. As they say, the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward. Keep in mind that the bigger the risk, the bigger possibility of FAILURE. But that is completely OKAY. Because just like what I said earlier, you are still young. You dont have so much to lose so, dont be afraid to take the risk and then fail. But after failing, learn from it and the more courage you have to take risk the greater the learning, reward or happiness. Ito na nga, how to take risk nga ba? And what are the risk that would actually help me to grow? #

2: VOICE LESSON - dont get me wrong, hindi ito vocalization para sa pagkanta. What I mean is, learn to listen to that VOICE INSIDE YOU. Listen to your heart, to your intuition and to your visions because it will be your GUIDE. Because I realize that as you go along your journey of your life and if you really want to be YOURSELF and be successful in achieving your goals, the only GUIDE that you should follow is your OWN VOICE.

It is okay to take and consider other people's advices but at the end of the day,you should never forget to listen to your own voice. Because that voice is what tells you what you truly want. How would you know that if it is your 'own' voice? Your own voice always comes from your HEART. The voice where YOU and GOD'S voice are one. Because I firmly believe that God knows your heart and that is where he reside. I like journaling because whenever I journal my thought every night and every morning, I feel a dual voice inside my head. Like, it contradicts what the other voice is telling. For example: If we have dreams or goals that puts us so much weight and pressure to the point that it makes you exhausted, STOP. Because it might be a dream or goal of someone else. I believe that your own dreams and goals may be frustrating most of the time, but that frustration has fueling feeling that will always tell you that 'This is the hard way to better so keep going'. Frustration in your own dreams will not make you feel exhausted because achieving a dream itself is a fulfilling feeling.

#3. TAKE ACTION - if you really want something to happen, take action. Dont just sit there and wait things to come your way. Make action or decisions that will take you to where you want to go in your life. Just like what I said in one of my novels that I am writing in wattpad, "There is no such thing as destiny or fate. Because YOU make your OWN life choices." For example, I cannot expect to be a published author if I dont write any novels right? The bottomline here is, if you are not moving forward you are actually moving backward. And it is a sad thing. Life is full of situations where you will be put in the line whether you take courage or just stay where you are. Because GROWING needs consistency in moving forward. So if you dont have to enough courage to take action, your life will always stay the same or worse you will continuously shrink down.

#4. EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS - this means stretching your comfort zone. I watched an anime entitled "Black Clover" there is a captain there where he always tell his subordinates to surpass their limits right, here right now. Going out of our comfort zones are surely scary and uncomfortable. But you have to accept the fact that you cannot stay on the coast forever. You have to change, because the only thing that is constant in this world is change right? Go out of your comfort zones because LIMITS are just in the MIND. There are disabled people who are successful in their own careers. Because the lesson here is, if you hold back there will be no growth. Because GROWTH blooms in DISCOMFORT.

Last, #5. INVEST IN YOURSELF - especially now that you are still young, you should focus on investing on yourself more. Time is your bestfriend at this point of your life. You have so much time to discover things about yourself. I never regret buying and reading books that I never knew will help me later on in dealing life's challenges. You can use that time to read books, gain wisdom, or pick a new skill, improve your talent and learn from your experiences. Keep learning outside your home or your school. Because the real battlefield is OUTSIDE. What you learn in school will only help you in your career but your wisdom and experiences will help you in life or as a person. People who doesnt embrace growth will never succeed in their life. (This is a reflection blog from my 21st birthday last week. I hope you can feature this on your page and I hope it can help others as well. )

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