Sunday, September 25, 2011

Five Movies that Give Me Hope

For those of you who know me, I'm a total movie buff. I didn't even unsubscribe to Netflix when they raised the prices. So if you're looking for a really good movie to enjoy, these are my top 5 picks of movies that leave me feeling hopeful that life is going to work itself out.

Remember the Titans
Well, I have this feel-good movie listed for obvious reasons. Watching Denzel Washington and Will Patton make amazing speeches and lift up that trophy at the end gives me chills every time. Favorite parts: When Julius meets Gary's mom, when Julius and Gary talk in the hospital room, and of course when they win at the end.

Pursuit of Happyness
No, I didn't just pick this movie because I have a huge crush on Will Smith. I have to warn you, to get that good feeling you'll have to stick it out 'til the very end -- it is painfully depressing. I promise you it's worth it, though! Plus, the little kid is so gosh darn cute.

There are tons of movies about civil rights, but this movie is extremely relevant -- and the acting is amazing. Sean Penn, James Franco, and Emile Hirsch all in a movie about fighting for gay rights? Count me in!

Pretty in Pink
I know if we were picking the movie that doesn't match the others, this would be it. But something about the outcast getting the guy just gives me hope. Plus, she has the best guy friend ever -- Duckie (Jon Cryer) and it was made in the 80s. Lastly, she is a complete individual who lives for herself and no one else. What girl doesn't like a movie like that?

He's Just Not that Into You
Single girls rejoice. This flick gives you hope that you'll find the right guy -- and if you don't, you'll actually be okay.