7 Movies to Fill Your Life With Inspiration This Year

A few films that will inspire you beyond words.
by Ayessa De La Peña   |  Jan 16, 2015
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As promised, we are giving you so much love and inspiration this month so you can start your year with a good amount of encouragement. It's always great to fill your life with positivity and tales of love, strength, and hardwork so you can have a good push to work, work, work for your own dreams. Scroll down to view the films we've rounded up for you. Just perfect because it's a long weekend and you have enough time to set camp in front of your laptops and hold a movie marathon. 

  1. Life of Pi. What are you supposed to do when nothing's going your way? You don't give up, of course. Take your cue from Pi Patel who survived a disaster at sea and was forced into an unexpected adventure with a scary tiger while working on ways to live through every single day. This film is a beautiful reminder that if you want to make it, there will always be a way out so never, ever quit your goals.

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  2. The Fault in Our Stars. TFIOS screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber couldn't have said what we get from watching this film any better. "Big questions, big themes; not exactly your typical teenage dinner conversation. But these are not your typical teenagers," they said in an interview with Vulture. "Though they live their lives refusing to let their disease define them, Hazel and Gus are also acutely aware of their need to accelerate a lifetime of experience into what little time is left. Something the rest of us never do. But maybe should."

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  3. A Little Princess. Sara Crewe shows you that a little imagination goes a long way. If you're having it hard today or you're just too tired to carry on, just imagine a few fun things and you're good to go. Do things with so much heart and optimism even though it's not easy. Remember that you're just having a bad day and not a bad life. Your attitude on what life brings you can make a big difference.

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  4. August Rush. Have faith in yourself and your dreams. Admit it, on most days you tend to put yourself down and doubt what you can do. Stop burying yourself in negativity, Candy Girl, because if you only look hard within yourself, you'll find that everything you need to make things happen is within your reach. If you won't believe in what you're capable of, then who will? Everything starts within yourself, so change that attitude and believe that you were and are meant to have everything you've ever wanted.

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  5. Guardians of the Galaxy. Need a huge serving of encouragement today? Surround yourself with people who have a positive attitude towards life and those who believe in you and the power of your dreams. Don't you ever let anyone tell you that you have impossible goals in life. 

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  6. The Bucket List. It is a fact of life that we're all going to die one day, so we might as well do all the things we can and we want while we're still strong enough to do them. Find time to actually do what's on your bucket list instead of putting them on hold because you're either too busy or too tired. Live your life every day as if it were your last and you'll realize that you can do anything you put your heart and mind into.

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  7. Dead Poets Society. This film which stars the late Robin Williams is oozing with words of encouragement for you to live by from start to finish. If there's one message from Dead Poets Society we always want you to keep in mind, our dear Candy Girls, it's this: Seize the day! Stop waiting for the right time and grab each opportunity that comes your way.

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Need more movies and movie lessons in your life? We have tons over here. Let us know what else you need in the comments or tweet us @candymagdotcom. We always love hearing from you. :)

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Ayessa De La Peña
Candymag.com Assistant Section Editor
I am Candymag.com's resident fangirl and ~*feelings*~ girl. When I'm not busy researching about what to write next on the website, I sleep, read books, and re-watch episodes of Friends.
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