5 Movies You Can Watch If You Still Can't Get Over 13 Reasons Why
It's been daaays since we finished watching Netflix's 13 Reasons Why and yet we're still not over it. We thought the book was already heartbreaking, but the series was even more heart-shattering. Huhu! It got us thinking about all the issues teens are facing helplessly that we might not even know about. So to help you (and ourselves, too!) become more sensitive towards other people, the people around us, we made this list of movies you can watch that will encourage you to always be kind to people...because we are all fighting our own battles in this world.
- Before I Fall
This movie, based on Lauren Oliver's book of the same title, tells the story of popular girl Samantha Kingston (Zoey Deutch) who dies in a car accident. She wakes up the next day, on the same morning of the accident—over and over and over again. She lives on that day alone and tries to make sense of her life. In the end, Samantha notices the things she's missed before...like how much she affects the people around her.
- The Edge of Seventeen
Navigating through your teen years requires everything in you. It's hard to process your emotions and feelings about everything, to find someone—even just one person—who will understand. Those struggles and living through all of them is what Edge of Seventeen is all about. Hailee Steinfeld's Nadine faces a ton of problems, which she tells her teacher Mr. Bruner (Woody Harrelson) who gladly and hilariously gives her some advice.
- It's Kind of a Funny Story
Based on the novel by Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story tells the story of Craig Gilner (Keir Gilchrist) who voluntarily checks himself into a psych ward after feeling all the pressures of life and being a teenager. While in the ward, he makes friends, meets a life mentor, and finds love...all while learning how to navigate through life and its messy parts.
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Charlie (Logan Lerman) tries to live a normal high school life after he's discharged from a mental health care institution. He then meets Sam (Emma Watson) and her stepbrother Patrick (Ezra Miller), and they all help each other get through high school. Based on Stephen Chbosky's novel of the same title, Perks shows us that we really are stronger together and that most of the time, you just need someone who listens and understands.
- The Breakfast Club
There's a good reason why this 1985 movie became a classic. If there's one thing 13 Reasons Why reminds us, it's that there's so much more to people than what we see on the surface. In the same way, The Breakfast Club gives us five common stereotypes and how there's something deeper in each of them...if only we take our time to get to know them better.
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I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!
First. Pixie dust and paper cuts – these are the first things Wendy knew about Peter Pan. Aurora first met Prince Philip when she was sixteen. Learning how to ride a bike was also a first while I was growing up, but you are probably the first of too many. The first collection of dust and stars; maybe Luna will try to ask, who was your first? I might answer and tell her that it was you.
The first of too many stars in the sky. You are the first of too many fallen leaves during fall – and you will be the most anticipated snowflake as winter comes. A dark path that you can’t see without any light, hence, you were once the moon and there are the stars that shine so bright at night. Are we too early? Or we just really want to be ahead of time? Even in a glimpse, I would like to see the two of us connect as if we can reach the sky. There are other parts of the heavens you have never saw and other oceans you haven’t laid your feet onto – but the constellations will always wait for you. Close your eyes, love, close your eyes. Start counting backward: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Count backward until you see the twinkling lights that will guide you to the right path. To the right satellite; to the right person. A first.
There are many firsts – first love, first heartbreak, first sport you played, the first thing you do in the morning, the first thing you remember about the person in front of you. There are a lot. It’s actually up to us how we will consider something as a first. So, Primo, you are already a first of too many.