Your most inspiring movie

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  1. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    Finally... My 500th post... WOOHOO!!!

    Anyways, to get this thread on topic, what is the most inspirational movie you've seen. What movie has had the greatest impact on your life?

    It's hard to say for me... I need to think about it some more. There are a few movies that have really moved me, but I can't say for sure... The one that comes to mind first is 2010 (the sequel to 2001, a space odyssey. I can't really remember 2001 that much). It was very touching, when HAL, the innocent, child like computer, realizes that he must give his own existence to save the lives of the crew... It just leaves me in awe, how a computer with a mind of its own can understand that it must make the greatest sacrifice... That's just one of my things... The movie A.I. also had the same effect on me... When have computers to think for themselves, what will their reaction be to extraordinary circumstances? Can a computer, a non-living machine ever express emotions of fear, love, or hate? I am just very curious as to the answers to these questions, and it was movies like 2010 (once again, I don't remember much of 2001) and A.I. that spur this curiosity in me...

    Now, your turn ;)

    edit- I changed the title to "inspiring" movie... It sounds better, and is probably the correct way to say it :)
     
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    October Sky

    PS: Congrats on your 500th! Great 'tar!
     
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    Congrats on 500

    "Dead Poets Society". I've also been known to give copies of "The Razors Edge" as gifts.

    I dont know if I would call it inspirational.. but, "Joe vs The Volcano" has its moments as well.

    Different times of my life I needed different movies.
     
  5. G4scott thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I heard from a friend that the movie "Signs" was a really touching movie that made you cry for humanity, or something like that... I just have to find time to go see it...
     
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    I can't say I have any one movie that actually changed my life...

    but I really thought Joe Vs. the Volcano was very inspiring...

    I think a big message is taking chances...

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  7. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmm, there are so many...
    •Rudy
    •Life is Beautiful
    •City of Angels
    •What Dreams May Come

    …and so many more…:)
     
  8. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I've got a few...

    Swingers...
    Matrix...
    Great Expectations...

    I love watching Swingers before I go out on the town...

    Matrix is good to get me in the mood to workout or do something active...

    Great Expectations...I know it's a bit cheesy...but it's a good story...inspiring to me as an artist and romantic...
     
  9. dynamicd macrumors 6502

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    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Braveheart!! Also, The Hurricane was equally inspiring.
     
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    Every movie with sarah Michelle Gellar in it... I get very inspired every time I see her ;)

    Also:
    K-Pax
    What Dreams May Come
    Probably a lot more that I can't think of right now.
     
  12. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus

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    and Rocky.

    But Joe is my favorite. Even got the poster framed.
     
  13. iGav macrumors G3

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    Re: Your most inspiring movie

    First off..... well done on reaching the big 500...... ;) :)

    2010.... a classic film... even though it's muchly forgotten by critics...... and lives in the shadow of it's big brother......

    As for inspiring films....... well...... I'll go for
    2010 as well....
    Dirty Harry
    Unforgiven
    Man On The Moon

    There's quite a few others... but I'd be here for a while naming them all....... :)
     
  14. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a

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    American Beauty was great.... Happiness is key....

    Shawshank Redemption was great, too....

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off when I feel like skipping work, too....:p :D :)
     
  15. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    What an original avatar! :rolleyes: :p

    I'm not too sure about these movies, but they hit me emotionally:

    Cast Away
    Armageddon
    Volcano
    Lean On Me
     
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    most significant movie...

    Dead Poet's Society. This movie showed the necessity of pursuing your dream, making your time on this earth thoroughly worth it. I was a waiter at the time, and it just tore at my desire to do something so much more meaningful with my life.
     
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    I hope you're joking... that film with Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan? Yech. (although it did 'inspire' me to avoid Nic Cage films in the future).

    I liked Tank Girl. That inspired me when I was sixteen.

    Lord of the Rings had good inspiring music.

    Ferris Bueller and The Breakfast Club inspired me to be baaad when I was at skool.
     
  19. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    To each their own, but I liked the message: sacrifice everything for love.

    Regardless of how you feel about the actors, the movie was powerful.
     
  20. job macrumors 68040

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    I never saw it; was it any good?
     
  21. Macette macrumors 6502

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    Oooooh no, it was NOT. (But to each his own; I agree with that much :) )
     
  22. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    People's tastes in movies are so varied that it's tough to take just one person's opinion. I actually like the soundtrack more than the actual movie, but the two come together as a package deal, so...:)
     
  23. zarathustra macrumors 6502a

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    10. AI -Artificial Intelligence
    9. Mothman Profecies
    8. Donnie Darko
    7. My Sweet Little Village (Czechoslovakia)
    6. What Dreams May Come
    5. Closely Watched Trains (Milos Forman dir.)
    4. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
    3. As Good As It Gets
    2. Fight Club
    1. ?????? It depends what mood I am in.
     
  24. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Just thought of another couple:

    Pay It Forward - a tear-jerker
    A River Runs Through It - makes me want to go fishing
     

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