Movies saved my life over and over during times of depression, burnout and financial crisis. I was also supported by many friends and contacts on social media…
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“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty inspires me to be brave, to venture out of my comfort zones. One year ago I reluctantly agreed to volunteer for my church. Now I am involved in several ministries and more importantly have made life-changing friendships because of my decision to step out of my comfort zone.” Albert from Santa Barbara, USA
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“When I’m really not feeling great, I like to watch Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell in Overboard. It’s my favorite movie. I’m not kidding.” 84th Academy Awards, February 26, 2012 Reese from California, USA
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"My film recommendation is Temple Grandin. There is a specific scene in the movie whereby her mother will not give up on her daughter even though she is told otherwise by educators and doctors. Temple’s ultimate success in her life is also a personal triumph for her Mom. As a parent with not so ‘perfect’ kids – I can be inspired by this scene and will tell myself and my wife to be resolved and resilient in believing in our children.” Robert from Toronto, Canada
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“Without a doubt my favourite movie is the Oscar winning, Life Is Beautiful. To be able to take a subject as dark as the Holocaust and make me laugh caught me off guard and taught me a valuable lesson… to find humour in life's challenging moments as a way to cope and get through them. Shortly after watching the movie, as I was being wheeled into surgery due to Crohns Disease, I laughed away and told the surgeons and nurses that ‘life is beautiful!’” Alan from Toronto, Canada
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“Breaking Away has inspired me since I’ve been a teen because it shows how success can emerge from anywhere. I’ve always been a fan of cycling so the film means a lot to me. It inspired me to push myself further in my career and take greater risks as an entrepreneur.” Bill from Ottawa, Canada SEE ALL MOVIE RECOMMENDATIONS: http://bit.ly/movieloversaroundtheworld
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“The movie The Rookie has been an inspiration to me. The theme of the movie is that it is never too late to believe in your dreams. At the time that I saw The Rookie, I had just been through treatment for throat cancer and faced being laid off from my job of 6 years. Seeing The Rookie confirmed my resolve and my deep passion to get back on my feet so I could help others to succeed in their goals and ultimately to live a successful life.” Phil from Minneapolis-St.Paul, USA
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“I always find inspiration in the movie Working Girl with Melanie Griffith. She believed in her own intelligence and had the ‘gumption’ to brazenly go after what she wanted. I especially love the very end! It always reminds me to go after what I want regardless of whether I think I am ‘good enough’ to do so.” Louisa from Toronto, Canada. SEE ALL MOVIE RECOMMENDATIONS: http://bit.ly/movieloversaroundtheworld
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“Les Misérables is one of the best motivational movies that inspired me. The pivotal point is when Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) is forgiven by the priest and experiences the true Divine and unconditional love of God. This film is a big reminder of the power of Divine love that heals, transforms and saves us. This is the most important film in my life knowing no matter how bad things are, you are loved unconditionally and accepted as you are.” Ronald from San Francisco, USA
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“I recommend Planes, Trains & Automobiles. I find it hard to name another film with such qualities that can make you laugh out loud and then tug at your heartstrings in an instant. I've watched this film countless times and never tire of it. It inspires me never to take people at face value as you never know the whole story. I love this film.” Andrew from Wales, United Kingdom
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“One of my favorite movies is THE NATURAL. To get or find a way to allow yourself a second chance against great odds, to pursue your passion and ultimately to find your way that is home to you. This is the natural. We all have diversions in our paths of life. Some of our own making, some of others. It's what we ultimately do with it and how true we can be to ourselves. That speaks to me in this film.” Larry from Los Angeles, USA
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“One of our favourite movies is Knight and Day, a romantic-action-comedy that never fails to cheer us up. With strong male (Tom Cruise) and female (Cameron Diaz) leads, the story reinforces the idea that our dreams of “someday” are not just idle fantasies, but goals that can be achieved together. We consider it a perfect couples movie, because it reminds us that things are better with two, as they say in the film ‘with me/without me.’ We chose with! :)” Day & Michael from Collingwood, Canada
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“I think The Green Mile has a great lesson of life and it's a beautiful story with amazing actors like Tom Hanks! It inspired me because it touched me every time I watch it. I cry every time. So it's a movie that releases real feelings for me.” Wendy from Paris, France SEE ALL MOVIE RECOMMENDATIONS: http://bit.ly/movieloversaroundtheworld
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“I recommend Rocky! It packs the perfect message that perseverance and tenacity and a never-say die spirit can overcome every barrier and challenge. Plus, the first Rocky movie is my favourite for the title music.” Murali from Toronto, Canada. SEE ALL MOVIE RECOMMENDATIONS: http://bit.ly/movieloversaroundtheworld
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“With all of our uniqueness as individuals we are much more alike than we’d like to admit sometimes. That's what Blade Runner does for me.” James from Toronto, Canada. SEE ALL MOVIE RECOMMENDATIONS: http://bit.ly/movieloversaroundtheworld
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“My recommendation is Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story starring Cuba Gooding Jr. This movie will inspire not just the less fortunate but those who are facing a lot of trials in their lives. Seeing how Dr. Ben Carson became the best pediatric neurosurgeon despite being poor and judged as a slow learner when he was young... motivated me to see these obstacles as a learning ground to be a better me.” Anna from Taguig, Philippines.