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January 28, 2011

20 Inspirational and Life-Changing Movies

Give yourself a life boost with these inspiring flicks. By Myra Mortega
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inspirational_movies_inside.jpg“Mama always said life was a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” So starts the endearing movie Forrest Gump. And with the Year of the Rabbit raring its way through 365 days of opportunities and changes we have yet to discover, this is one quotable quote we should definitely hang on to. And Forrest Gump is just one movie that’ll help remind you about what’s really important in life. So if you find yourself at a loose end over the weekend, why not inspire yourself with our list of 20 movies that will help put you in perspective and remind you to focus on a better, brighter future.

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  • celine_neji Jan 28 2011 @ 11:10am Report Abuse
    Thanks for the list, FN! I watched like half of the movies listed here. Dead Poet's Society is one of the films that inspired me to enter the professional world of academe.
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  • antagonist Jan 28 2011 @ 11:29am Report Abuse
    Life is Beautiful is one of my favorite movies of all time.
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  • michel Jan 28 2011 @ 12:56pm Report Abuse
    A must see movies to all of us ... I've seen Life is Beautiful, I am Sam, Forrest Gump, Patch Adams and Dead Poets Society ... and I learned lesons not taught inside the classroom. Im looking forward to watch other movies listed here.
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  • yummyfruit Feb 03 2011 @ 11:57am Report Abuse
    thank you..i love the list but the must see for me are pay it forward, dead poets society, color purple, pursuit to happyness, life is beautiful, beaches, patch adams, beautiful mind, field of dreams and forrest all time favorites:)
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  • lime_eds Feb 02 2012 @ 02:40pm Report Abuse
    I've watched Life is Beautiful, one of my fave movies. Not on the list is 3 IDIOTS (indian movie), nakaka-uplift talaga ng puso, All is well talaga... I highly recommend this one...
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Myra Mortega-Calulo has been Female Network's Features Editor since June 2012, but she has been writing for FN as a freelance contributor since March 2010... Read more...
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