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Life is like a sea where you experience several highs and lows that makes the journey worthwhile. The moment of extreme happiness and sadness that life throws at us either make us or break us. If you are at an important juncture in life dealing with difficulties or looking for some motivation, then inspiring movies can actually help. Apart from entertaining, they have the best life lessons to offer that can broaden your perspective, help to take certain decisions and make you believe in yourself.

Here comes the list of inspirational Hollywood movies that will embark you towards a new journey in life.

Forrest Gump (1994)

It is the story of Forrest, a physically disabled kid with marginal intelligence who is bullied at school due to his leg braces. Trying to escape from some bullies, one day his braces fall off, revealing him to be a very fast runner. After that, there was no looking back for this guy. Later, he went on achieving many great things in life, including football scholarship, meeting President John F. Kennedy, joining the U.S. Army, and receiving the Medal of Honor for his heroism. This movie teaches us that with hard-work and constant efforts, we can overcome all the difficulties in life and achieve what we desire for.

“You have to do the best with what God gave you.”

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Shawshank Redemption (1994)

The story of Andy Dufresne, a banker who is wrongly sentenced to two consecutive life terms in Maine’s Shawshank prison for the murder of his wife and her lover. In the prison, Andy is regularly raped by three of his inmates and goes through the regular hardships of a prisoner. He keeps his hope alive and eventually manages to escape through the tunnel that he dug with his rock hammer over the past 19 years. The movie gives us a golden lesson that we must keep ourselves calm and composed even in the toughest situations of life because there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

“Get busy living or get busy dying.”

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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

The movie depicts the story of a salesman who faces several failures, challenges, and hardships in life. He struggles hard to deal with the growing financial demands, his wife leaves him and he became homeless at one point. But he never gave up and keep moving towards his goal in the pursuit of his dreams. The one important lesson that this movie teaches us- Life will throw several problems and challenges in your way, you have the choice to either surrender to them or take things in your hand and work hard to achieve what you want in life and reach where you want to be.

“Don’t ever let somebody tell you, you can’t do something.”

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The Bucket List (2007)

The Bucket List is the story of two ill men, Edward and Carter who meet each other in hospital after being diagnosed with lung cancer. Sharing the room at the hospital during their treatment, at first, they rub each other only to become good friends later. During the treatment, they learn that they only have a year left before they bid goodbye to this world. Turns out Carter has a bucket list that he wants to complete before he dies. Edward likes the idea and both of them embark on a trip to fulfill their bucket list. The movie shows us that life is unexpected and you never know what’s next, so find the joy in your life and bring joy to other people’s lives.

“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.”

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The Intouchables (2011)

The movie portrays the story of Phillipe, a millionaire who gets paralyzed down the neck in a paragliding accident. This accident changes his life forever and confined him to the wheelchair. In search of a caretaker, he meets Driss, a homeless man with a criminal record for robbery who applies for the job. Along with taking good care of Phillipe, Driss develops a friendship with him and help recover from the misery that arises from the disability as a result of the accident. Based on a true story, this movie sends the powerful message that disability is not the end of the life and it makes you believe in the power of love, life, and friendship.

“Don’t wait for things to get easier, simpler, better. Life will always be complicated. Learn to be happy right now. Otherwise, you’ll run out of time.”

The Intouchables
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If you believe that life has gone out of your hands and you need that extra dose of motivation to keep the spark alive within these movies will become your guiding light. Just go to Netflix and enjoy them while learning the important lessons of life.

Cinema is not just a form of entertainment but it is actually a medium of expressing your thoughts, vision and imagination through the lens of a camera. The power of cinema is clearly visible through movies which make people believe in love stories, coincidences, actions and the out-of-the-box imagination. Exploring this unique imagination and curiosity of human mind, several sci-fi movies have emerged from time to time to entertain people all across the globe.

While some of them may have tanked at the box office without any trace, there are other movies who clearly emerged as the “big boss” in terms of the box office success and worldwide revenue collection. If you are a great movie buff or cinephile, here is the list of various all-time favourite sci-fi Hollywood movies that will give a real fodder to your imagination.

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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Let us start our fictional and exciting journey with this 1968 Stanley Kubrick’s classic which is a brilliant work of metaphysics, special effects and psychological chain of events that makes it only better with age. The plot unfolds when a team of five men goes into space to investigate the artificial object buried in lunar surface but ends with a misadventure due to a fault of chatty command computer, Hal. Following the series of events, later on, the sole surviving astronaut is lost in space and wanders through galaxy where he ages fast, dies, is reborn again and finally reaches Earth somehow to lead the evolution on the planet.

  • Alien (1979)
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Well, the name of renowned director Ridley Scott needs no introduction at all. We already knew him by the marvellous movies like Blade Runner, Gladiator, The Duellists, American Gangster and others. This 1979 science fiction horror movie, Alien made people familiar with the dreadful creature from the outer world. The plot revolves around a commercial spacecraft that tracks down a signal from an alien spacecraft on the moon and encounters a mysterious creature on landing. The ruthless advanced killing machine or alien was the brainchild of talented painter H.R. Giger and quickly became an instant hit among the audience.

  • ET: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
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While the above alien was menacing and terrifying, this one straight out from the directorial hat of maverick Steven Spielberg was actually cute, adorable and friendly. The sci-fi movie focused on the emotional bonding between a lost alien on Earth and the young boy, Elliot who finds and protects him. Over the course of time, they befriended each other. Later on, the young boy along with his siblings helped his extraterrestrial friend to return to his home safely while the task force is on a hunt for the alien. Gosh! A fantastic movie and we all would like to meet such an alien.

  • The Terminator (1984)
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Who can forget the talented director James Cameron in the genre of sci-fi movies? He introduced us to the Terminator franchise which established its feet in the year 1984 with its first movie. The sci-fi spectacle unfolds with a cyborg assassin who travels back in time from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress whose unborn son is destined to lead a future war of humans versus machines. Another soldier is embarked on the journey to save that human leader from the advanced cyborg and to keep the hopes of humans alive.

  • Jurassic Park (1993)
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A real masterpiece from a globally acclaimed director Steven Spielberg who brought the extinct dinosaurs to life on the big screen. Who could forget the breath-taking and terrifying roars of Dinosaurs who roamed freely in the Jurassic Park due to an accident? The sci-fi marvel completely shattered the box office record with global earnings of more than $1 billion dollars and was followed by other terrifying sequels later on. The film showcased the wonderful work of CGI effects, use of gigantic animatronic puppets and a brilliant sound mixing.

  • Inception (2010)
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This sci-fi classic from Christopher Nolan is a thought-provoking, tricky yet gripping movie. The plot deals with the Dom Cobb, a skilled thief who is a master in extracting valuable information from people by entering their dreams. However, when he has lost everything, his only chance of redemption is by planting an idea into the mind of a CEO and perform the impossible feat. Will he and his team succeed or will they be trapped? Well, we will not give you more hints and you should better watch this movie right now.

  • Gravity (2013)
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Discover the unfaltering marvel by Alfonso Cuaron that won the 7 academy awards out of ten nominations. It also gave Alfonso Cuaron his first Oscar award for best direction and the movie received a lot of global accolades. Gravity describes the ill fate of two astronauts who are on a spacewalk to fix problems of the space shuttle when a disaster strikes leaving the shuttle destroyed and one astronaut, played by George Clooney dead. The movie further shows how the surviving astronaut played by Sandra Bullock travels through the vast space alone and make efforts to land back safely on Earth.

So, get ready for some breath-taking and jaw-dropping scenes from these sci-fi movies and enjoy them with a bucket of popcorn in your leisure time. Truly a surreal experience indeed.

The word chick flick says itself that there is going to be a lot of drama, fun, comedy, and romance in it. When you are having a girl’s night in, of course, there is going to be plenty of fast food and gossips but what are you going to do for entertainment? We guess all you need is the collection of awesome chick flicks that make you laugh and cry your way through the night. So here we have curated a list of 10 best Hollywood chick flicks of all time. Snuggle up in a blanket with your besties and enjoy!!

Bridesmaids

The best part of the movie is- all-female cast. It is the story of a jobless woman, Kristen Wiig, who is asked by her best friend to be her maid of honor. As time passes, she needs to get along with other friends of the bride and get in a fight (aka war) with one of the bridesmaids. And the rest of the story unfolds amidst several comic and inspiring scenes.

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Clueless

Released in the year 1995, Clueless is the ultimate chick flick of all times. From high school drama to teenage romance and friendship to the trendy fashion statements, there is everything in this movie that girls could ask for. And amidst all the drama, the protagonist in the movie, Alicia Silverstone, finds herself and what she covet for.

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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

A guy bets that he will make a girl fall in love with her in ten days for winning an advertising campaign. The girl he chooses comes out to be a writer who is practicing to lose a guy in ten days to get an experience in writing an article. The game begins when they both try hard to achieve their target but eventually fall in love with each other.

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John Tucker Must Die

As the name suggests, the movie features a group of the charming girls betrayed by John Tucker. They get teamed up to ruin his public image in college. The girl gang recruits a new girl for the task who gets succeeded in her attempts, but eventually find out that she fell prey into the trap of jealousy and hatred.

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Mean Girls

With an irresistible plot, the pic mean girls is fun and make you laugh till your stomach hurts. And all the girls watching this flick can definitely relate to one character or another in the movie. The movie revolves around the most famous girls in the high school and an outsider trying to set a place for herself. From wearing pink on Wednesdays to going shopping with besties and puking on your crush, this movie is all fun and laughs.

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Pitch Perfect

It’s not just the pitch that is perfect in the movie, but the film worked in its entire department. The movie features a college singing group that wins a prestigious competition by going through the hardships of personal issues and group dynamics. In between, there is a lot of fun, entertainment, and drama that makes the movie worth watching.

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The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants

The story of four best friends who spend their summer away from each other for the very first time and make a plan to stay connected. They pass around a pair of jeans that fits them all perfectly despite their different body structures. In the entire movie, the girls have their fair share of adventures, love affairs, breaks ups, and life struggles. While watching the movie, the girls will definitely be able to relate to one of the characters.

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We know you must be tempted to add these flicks to your bucket list and enjoy with your girls relishing the popcorns and chicken wings on a fun weekend. We guarantee you a heavy dose of fun and laughter ahead!!

Watching horror movies all alone in the middle of the night is not everyone’s cup of tea. But people who are a big fan of horror movies and have the courage to watch them enjoy it thoroughly. These movies keep the flame of suspense burning from starting until the very end and surprise you with the oh-so-scary scenes from time to time. Over the time, there have been several scary movies that made people jump out of their bed and deep-rooted the fear that can wake them up in the middle of the night all sweaty and panting.

One such heart-pounding scary movie of all the time is ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose.’ It is the story of a 19-year old college going girl, Emily Rose played by Jennifer Carpenter, who is possessed by the demons that made her practice self-abuse, starve, speak in different languages, and destroy religious symbols. Then the parish priest, Father Richard Moore played by Tom Wilkinson visits her and found out that an exorcism is indicated. That eventually lead to the death of the girl and the priest is charged with negligent homicide.

Being a horror movie based on the scary topic of ‘Exorcism,’ it had its fair share of soul-shivering scenes which we are going to share with you further.

The 3 AM Scene
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One night at 3 AM, when the body of Emily Rose gets paralyzed and that was the moment when the demon entered her body. She could feel something squeezing her neck and trying to get the hold of her body, and she couldn’t move her arms, legs or body. Imagine anything like this happening to you even in your dreams. Scary as hell, Right!!

The Classroom Scene
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Sitting in the class, Emily turns to the student beside her and sees his face turn into a demonic face. It scares her to the core, and she left the class all frightened up. On her way to the Church, she also sees the faces of strangers turning demonic as if they are trying to scare her away. Her boyfriend follows her to the Church where he sees the body of Emily acquiring strange, unnatural positions and distorted shape. The visuals are scary enough to get you jump scared!!

The Boyfriend Scene
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The scene starts how Emily Rose is scared of the recent disturbing experiences and her boyfriend tries to calm her down and put her to sleep. But when he woke up, he couldn’t find Emily on the bed and get horrified to see her lying on the floor in a distorted shape with her limbs twisted. And when he tries to reach her, she makes weird noises and scares him away. The disturbing visuals of the scene will make you bite your nails with fear!!

When Emily’s Sister Comes to Her Room
When Emily's Sister Comes to her room
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Being one of the terrifying scenes, it starts when Emily’s sister goes to her room to call her and find out that she is eating bugs. After that, she starts scratching walls with her nails, tearing her hair out, and making weird noises. When her dad comes into the room along with Father Moore, the demon inside the body of Emily twist her limbs at odd angles and make her body stiff. Later in the scene, Emily lashed at the priest who was trying to help her get rid of the dark forces.

The Last Exorcism Scene
The Last Exorcism Scene
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One of the most frightening scenes, where Emily Rose ultimately reveals that there are six demons inhibiting her body. They reveal themselves in six different languages that have possessed others in history. In this scene, the demons call the family cats to attack the priest while Emily frees herself and leap out of the window. That scary leap will certainly have your heart in your mouth.

Father Moore mentioned in the movie that “Demons exist whether you believe in them or not.” And if you believe they do, then this is the movie that you must watch at least once, be it alone or in the company of your horror movie lover friend.

Movies are an important part of our life and emerge as a favorite pastime for a lot of people around the world. When we are talking about movies, there are lots of people who are a fan of comedy movies, romantic movies, action movies, sci-fi movies, horror movies, thriller movies and a lot of other genres. Here, I am discussing “The Conjuring”, a horror movie released in the year 2013 that not only broke the box office records but also became a cult horror movie. Take a quick look at various points that describe why The Conjuring is so scary for movie-goers.

The Movie Is Influenced By A Real Story

Unlike other predictable horror movies, it is more like a documentary drama that unfolds slowly at a constant pace. After watching the movie, you can easily experience the series of events that have happened with the Warrens family who is the inspiration behind this plot. Along with the cinematography of whole events, the use of spooky and eerie music makes the movie even more terrifying.

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The Conjuring Is Filled With Unexpected and Chilling Scenes

Nowhere in the movie, you can have a dull or far stretched moment. This is because the movie depicts the series of supernatural events that occurred with a real family and is not based on a flimsy plot. The same Warrens family was involved in Amityville Horror movie also but The Conjuring is pretty much scarier than the former with a more realistic version. With the continuous emergence of suspense moments, it can set your pulse racing and can cause goosebumps on your stomach.

The Conjuring is filled with unexpected and chilling scenes
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The Movie Takes Help Of Old School Tricks

There are lots of people who have an unusual fear of dolls, rocking chairs, basements, wind-up music boxes, clowns and other things. The movie has utilized all these things to its full advantage for creating suspense and panic. Due to the brilliant involvement of all these things in the main plot, the audience is bound to see these things differently once they leave the movie theatre.

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It Can Be Anything But Predictable

The movie keeps people on the edge of their seat so that they are engrossed with the plot till the very end. Barring the few predictable scenes, the plot challenges your imagination and prediction at all times. There are numerous scenes like the banging of doors with a person inside, trapping of a family member in a wardrobe and not to miss the scary and terrifying exorcism at the end that can make you scream effortlessly.

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I will not divulge any other details of the plot or it will ruin the entire pleasure of watching this horror movie. So, just watch it yourself and experience the thrilling horror classic like never before. If you want to know more about this real incident, do visit the Warrens page at the New England Society for Psychic Research.

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