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Thought I'd add a few movies to this old thread of mine ...

We had a family movie night the other day... found this on Netflix ...

...at the time , we didn't know if it was a true story or not... I searched... doesn't appear so... still really enjoyed it..

One of those "underdog" movies...a story of redemption of a high school juvenile delinquent who is needed for his running skills & his relationship with a blind runner (he ran with his father all his life -his hand on his back)....these 2 put on the Cross country team....a very unlikely alliance, how they HELP each other...

Really good for tweens & teens of how even when life deals you lemons you can make lemonade.

Trailer here: If I Had Wings Trailer
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I'm not generally a "Kids comedy" type ...if I hear it's Cartoonish...Generally I'm bored, not interested in watching ...

But this was an Exception - when I heard it was about Emotions... what a pleasant surprise ! Inside Out

Inside Out Trailer 2 UK - Official Disney Pixar | HD

... I really enjoyed how they brought out EVEN SADNESS has it's Role in our lives...to help us overcome & move on... you can't just skip over these emotions... they had to limit the emotions used for the film or it would have been over whelming... this explored...

Joy ~ Disgust ~Fear ~ Anger and Sadness ...

I'm really hoping they do a "Inside Out 2" & add some new ones ... I read somewhere that ENVY, PRIDE and HOPE were dropped from the storyline for this one ...... Oh I want the sequel !!

Here is a write up I found.. so much going on in this movie...
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It's an ambitious undertaking to try to tell a story about the emotions in control of a person's mind, and even moreso when you dive into the other parts of their brain like the subconscious, dreams, and memories. On the surface this is a story of creatures trying to do their job who run into problems (two of the emotions get lost and have to find their way back), and the little girl who's life is undergoing changes that make her inability to express said emotions somewhat heart-breaking. But there is so much more going on here.

You can looks at this film and think that the people in it are being pushed around by the emotions in their head. You can see it as people being at the mercy of these emotions and other forces. Or...you can look deeper and see the introverted message of this film. That everything that happens inside of this young girl represents her reactions to events in her life. Have you ever felt that your dreams were really bizarre? Did you ever feel like you were out of touch with your emotions? Did your train of thought ever derail? In this film all of those events literally happen. And to me, there's a strong message about accepting yourself, and the different parts of yourself, and no telling them to just go away when times get tough. In my mind, as everything that happens to the girl in the real world is very much plausible for just about every kid growing up, the adventure inside of her head is actually happening in a similar way to every kid growing up (whoa!).

The entire journey is more consistently funny than any other Pixar film I've seen, as the dialog is extremely witty, the adventures more clever (a film studio that literally is "Dream Productions", maintenance workers sending commercial jingles up to a person's conscious mind because they think it's catchy, etc), but the true brilliance came in the mastery of the ordinary. All of us know what's it's like to be sad and embarrassed, or to lose part of ourselves, but those simple moments captured in this film had me tearing up like I was watching a Frank Capra film.

Very early in the film the child has a sad reaction that hit me very hard, but at the end of the film I felt an entire stream of tears falling off my face. It wasn't anything that everyone on Earth hasn't experienced in real life (family love when you are deeply sad) but the honesty of it got to me. My wife wasn't touched by any of that, but when a cherished memory is sacrificed to save the girl, she was crying too.

This isn't a sad movie, or a depressing one, but it a deeply touching one. It is also very much an adult, intelligent, introverted movie. Some kids may enjoy it, but others may not (the kid behind us in the theater said quite loudly that he was bored). As for me, I wanted to own this one. I'm not a Pixar fan in general, but I am a fan of this film. If you enjoy intelligent and heartfelt films go see it. You will probably deeply enjoy it, and might even feel yourself changed for the better.
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Don't know if it's been mentioned but I thought Meet Joe Black was deep.....particularly his conversations with the old Jamaican lady.

If you've seen it you'll know what I'm talking about.
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I'm going to get a little carried away on this one...

UNBROKEN ....This was very difficult to watch... we caught this on a vacation this past summer.... it was the movie they were showing that night ....2 of our sons are cross country runners & heard about this movie.. we were all excited to see it -that we picked the right night to be there...

..... Unbroken Official Trailer

This move is the True Story of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII - only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

I couldn't imagine ANYONE could live through what this man lived through...and still be here to tell the story.. it's unbelievable in many ways.. he was humiliated beyond understanding -the cruelty of man, the torment of being a War Prisoner ...very difficult to watch these scenes...he was picked upon mercilessly for being a Olympic champion... probably the most amazing thing about this story is his ability to FORGIVE his tormentors...this pretty much cut from the movie.. .though they do show the REAL Louis at the end.. running with the Olympic torch...

The scene where he's holding that beam for 37 minutes...it's so intense, moving.. the BIRD could not break him...





This is one about the resilient power of the human spirit...

"Never give up..if you can take it.. you can make it..."

Unbroken: 6 Unbelievable Facts About the Real Louis Zamperini

I'm including this 1st review on amazon about the movie...

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There are some feelings that can probably be better conveyed through a motion picture than a book, and this movie does a good job of capturing the fellowship, pride, and sense of urgency of being part of a B-24 crew; the fear and frustration of being stranded on a raft; and the hopelessness of being in Japanese POW camps. Of course, the movie could not contain all of the anecdotes and details that Laura Hillenbrand's 500-page book contained. The writers and director had to make choices of what to omit; and, in general they did well, but I am critical of the following omissions:

1. Zamperini was unbroken, but not unscarred. To me, what really made him unbroken was not just his ability to deal with torture and deprivation during the war, but his ability to overcome the emotional scars after the war. The movie skips over his emotional scars as though his ability to survive the war is what made him unbroken.

2. The movie had several examples of Zamperini being "unbroken" during his time on the raft and in captivity, but probably the definitive act of being unbroken was his holding a large wooden beam over his head in defiance of the Bird. The act of holding the beam for 37 minutes was impressive; but, for me, the defining wartime "unbroken" moment was described on page 210. Zamperini was ordered to run a race against a Japanese runner or else have all of the other captives punished. Louie did not intend to win the race, but he was motivated by months of humiliation as well as the captives' cheering. Louie won the race and took the beating that he knew was coming and considered it worth it. Because the movie showed the "race" against the Japanese runner in which Louie was defeated and humiliated, the race that he won should have been included as a more appropriate example of being "unbroken."

3. The movie attributed Zamperini's ability to forgive to his commitment to God, but it was more specific than that. Zamperini's scars led to depression and alcoholism and were ruining his marriage. He found peace through the Gospel of Jesus Christ (shared with him by Billy Graham) and this is what saved his marriage and enabled him to forgive his tormentors.
Louis Zamperini was quite the Juvenile delinquent in his youth... his speaking his own story here >>

"Unbroken's" Louis Zamperini: The Rest of the Story

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If you liked Courageous, look up the other movies by the same group: Flywheel, Facing the Giants (awesome movie!!! the bear crawl scene is one of the most inspiring sports scenes of all time), and Fireproof.

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with four daughters....easy

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Divided We Fall.

It is loosely based on true events (although not sure if they all came together the way the did in the movie.) It was better the second time I watched it. Check your public library for this one, as it is a foreign movie (Czec) with English Subtitles.

It is up there with Life is Beautiful.

Zelary (also foreign) is also very good.
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Gotta second, "It's a Wonderful Life", and I also really enjoyed "Wild Hearts can't be Broken"
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I am not inspired by fiction. Even movies based on actual events are glorified versions of what actually happened. Based on real life events mean that someone did something and here is how we made up how it happened.

I get inspired by people and what they do in real life. That is real and not made up to sell tickets. Most lives are filled with boredom and day to day stuff and yet in the movies we only see the stuff that is interesting compressed into an hour and a half or two.

I have been inspired by friends and couples I know who find the time to do good for others while having a happy family life. All of our friends are long married, good natures and animal loving people. Funny how to tend to find those with similar values to ourselves.

These days our kids have very distorted visions of history or true events. Most famous people in history are not portrayed as they really were. Few read books anymore so we grow up thinking that what we see is the truth since it was based on a true story with no promise of being accurate.

I have been inspired by books but never by movies.

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I actually had trouble with the word, "inspired", myself. I can't think of a movie that made me try to change who I am, though, there were those that made me think about the values portrayed in the movie and compare myself to them.

What I actually agree with in the above post is this:

"These days our kids have very distorted visions of history or true events. Most famous people in history are not portrayed as they really were. Few read books anymore so we grow up thinking that what we see is the truth since it was based on a true story with no promise of being accurate."

I think Amp posted a movie I have to agree made me think. A movie made in 1946 about returning veterans of WWII and how they coped with life after it was over. If you haven't seen it, please don't be afraid to check it out. It's pretty good for an old movie.

There was one I see at Christmas that is about a guy who breaks into a home every year and lives there as if he is a king. Oddly enough, it was made in 1947. "It happened on fifth avenue", was interesting to me because a vagrant seemed to know important things that others could not realize in their own lives. I don't condone what he was doing, but some of the residents forgot where they came from and who they were, and that idea was interesting to me.

I posted one in another thread that was made in the 1930's, I think. Wish I could remember the name of it. I'll have to look for the thread and edit this post, if I can find it. The children of married elderly parents who found themselves unable to take care of all their bills, had to decide who was going to let them live with them. The children finally decided their parents, who were married many years, must live separately. Not one of them thought they could handle both parents. It was so sad and not too far from the truth, even today. We put them away in a home and visit on holidays. We forget they are there because we are so busy with our lives. They loved each other so much. They could barely stand to be apart and missed one another deeply. Just made me think some.

Edit: I did a couple of advanced searches and couldn't find the thread. It may have been deleted or I may just be using the wrong search terms.

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As a kid: The Sword in the Stone. Particularly the fish scene and song. Either be strong, outsmart the strong, or be conquered.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. The power of a corrupt government, and crony media sources. The futility of fighting them. This movie was sad.

As an adult, I didn't watch the movie until recently, but the play Les Miserables had a profound effect on me. Some of the songs still send chills down my spine when I hear them. The quest for freedom and redemption. The themes of Sacrifice, Duty, Justice, Liberty, Hatred, Compassion and Salvation touched my soul.

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(the original one) was absolutely influential. Never giving up, even in defeat. With enough ingenuity and determination you can get out of a bleak situation.

Rob Roy.
This was an excellent movie, capturing the period so well as to immerse the viewer in it. The value of Honor and Integrity matter vs the value of your Life.
Rob: All men with honor are kings. But not all kings have honor.
Son: What is honor?
Rob: Honor is...what no man can give ya. And none can take away. Honor is a man's gift to himself.

The Count of Monte Cristo. The dangers of Envy, of Trust, of Hatred and of Vengeance in a man. The value of knowing when to yield.
"We are all pawns or kings."

Do you hear the people sing / Lost in the valley of the night?
It is the music of a people / Who are climbing to the light.
For the wretched of the earth / There is a flame that never dies.
Even the darkest night will end / And the sun will rise...
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Mr. Smith was a good movie.

Ninotchka was pretty good, too. Russian noble must sell crown jewels and does all she can to keep them after the revolution. There is a much deeper message. You'll have to watch it.

Love Affair is about communication issues, assumptions, settling and hope.

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I'd like to add The Incredibles to my list. It was cute, it was fun. There's a great message about how valuing life is not a weakness, and disregarding it is not strength. But the real lesson of the movie is when everyone's special, no one is.

Claiming everyone is extraordinary demeans the truly extraordinary.

Do you hear the people sing / Lost in the valley of the night?
It is the music of a people / Who are climbing to the light.
For the wretched of the earth / There is a flame that never dies.
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I am not inspired by fiction. Even movies based on actual events are glorified versions of what actually happened. Based on real life events mean that someone did something and here is how we made up how it happened.
Yo are so right @Vinnydee ... I feel A LOT like you on this...I never read fiction, NO INTEREST at all.. I figure there are far too many wonderful & amazing true stories out there -why bother with fiction!!

When I hear a movie is based on real life events ... there is a greater element of "I HAVE TO SEE THIS!@#" ... It wouldn't matter what the subject matter is even.. just something about peeking into the world/ life of where others have walked..how they have influenced.. even destructed ....

After the movie...there I am...googling the REAL FACTS, looking up the real people... when I was younger .. I'd be hanging out at the library - checking out Autobiographies.. I was such a NERD !!... Inspiring, changing history.. but also read the sick & demented.... serial killer / gruesome true stories..just something about human nature.. what influences & molds people's minds, how they were brought up, life experiences, the passions we have, the paths we take..... it all fascinates me..

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I get inspired by people and what they do in real life. That is real and not made up to sell tickets. Most lives are filled with boredom and day to day stuff and yet in the movies we only see the stuff that is interesting compressed into an hour and a half or two.
About the selling tickets.. I can't believe the cost today !@# We don't buy full price tickets -to see a movie, our family is just too big (unless a kid goes with a friend, we'll pay but those are exceptions).. we wait till they are reduced to $3 a ticket (hitting the theaters like 6 months later)... for a time we enjoyed a $1 theater..(miss that one !)...

Yes.. REAL people , REAL lives.. especially those who make a difference in our world.. that Paying it forward (never seen that one yet -someday)... not enough of these stories get the recognition or airtime unfortunately.. more the rampant infidelity in Hollywood, killings & betrayals... Bad press...but we eat it up..

I've read a few books on Thomas Paine...What I would give, before I die.. if someone honored his memory with a Movie of worth -telling HIS STORY ...from being thrown out of Britain to his speaking against slavery, being jailed, spit upon, gave his writings away, refused $$, after he writings inspired this country, they would not grant him citizenship...only a few slaves stood at his burial.. then his bones were stolen..... The man was truly amazing -even if he struggled with alcohol...I feel he was done a hatchet job & never fully recognized for his contribution to the United States, he was the 1st to coin that phrase & he greatly influenced the Declaration of Independence.... he was ostracized due to his "Age of reason" book... he was clearly a man well before his time... just wish his story could be brought to the screen.




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These days our kids have very distorted visions of history or true events. Most famous people in history are not portrayed as they really were. Few read books anymore so we grow up thinking that what we see is the truth since it was based on a true story with no promise of being accurate.
Yes.. I often wonder if the characters we SEE on the scene is anything like what WAS.... hopefully they catch a good bit of a character... I've noticed our daughter takes an interest in looking up the real story/ characters -like I do.. when we watch movies..

I tell her many times Hollywood will add FLUFF, things to sensationalize the movie -that never really happened, just added for entertainment value.

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I have been inspired by books but never by movies.
You can list the BOOKS you have been inspired by here - please do! They say Books are always better..after all.. they give far more detail ! Oh to have more time in the day ...to get lost in a book....

Still, I'll always love a good movie... it's something myself & husband enjoy doing together.. We are not into sports watching at all...but movies...we just enjoy... I also love a good documentary....
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