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Ten Films That Will Change the Way You See the World

Ten Films That Will Change the Way You See the World
written by
Aleksandra Sekinger

Film has an unmatched ability to transport its
audience to another place and time, and it can inspire them to think and act in
new ways. From everyday issues to existential matters of fate, the following
ten films will change the way you see the world. Fasten your seat belts; it’s
going to be a bumpy but exciting ride.  

1. Into the Wild

Based on a true story, Into the Wild is the journey of Christopher McCandless, who gave up
all of his possessions in 1990 and embarked on the adventure of his life.
Searching for something more to life than what he saw as empty materialism,
McCandless encounters a series of characters and environmental challenges that
are instrumental in shaping his life. McCandless’ pioneering spirit will
inspire you to embark on the greatest adventure of your life.

2. The Corporation

This feature-length documentary will revolutionise the
way you understand business corporations. After narrating the fascinating
history of the rise of corporations and their legal privileges, the film
examines the behaviour of several international corporations through case
studies. Subsequently, the film diagnoses the corporations’ behaviour as
similar to a dangerous psychopath without a conscience. The documentary is
filled with incredible facts that will make you think about corporate life and
how you can make a difference.

3. Crash

Crash will
make you think twice about clinging to stereotypes. Set in Los Angeles, this film tells several interwoven
stories of multicultural citizens, their lives, problems and their complicated
relationships with race and identity. The film breathes complexity into the
essential nature of human beings, with several characters shifting between good-guy
and bad-guy roles.

4. It’s A Wonderful Life

When everything goes wrong for good-doer George
Bailey, he contemplates suicide. An angel appears and shows George what the
world would have been like had he not been born; and George realises how his
life has positively affected his community and loved ones. Not only will this
film will help you believe in a divine purpose and enjoy life for what it’s
worth, this classic will melt any coldness in anyone’s heart.

5. Food, Inc.

Let’s just say that you might never look at a
plate of food the same way again. This documentary examines how food production
has changed dramatically in response to the demand of the fast food and mass production
industries. It further explores how this demand affects farmers; and what the
health and safety conditions are for the food itself and the animals that
produce it.

6. Requiem
for a Dream

Pills, both addictive medicinal pills and illegal
substances, can corrupt every avenue of a person’s life and rid them of any
sense of joy and hope. Requiem For a
Dream
is the story of a young man, his mother, best friend and girlfriend
and how their addictions destroy their dreams of greatness. After watching this
film, it may be difficult to swallow a pill without thinking about how it affects
your mind, body and soul.

7. Eternal Sunshine of a
Spotless Mind

Joel Barish discovers that his girlfriend Clementine
has undergone a memory erasure procedure that deleted any memory she ever had
of him. Desperately heartbroken, Joel spontaneously decides to also have the
procedure done. While reliving the memories in his head, he realises he wants
to keep them. This film will help you treasure every moment with loved ones– the
good and the bad– and to cherish it all.

8. Objectified

This documentary is a must-watch for all those
interested in art and design. It uncovers how good design is a way of living
and how good design can change the way we live. Objectified discusses the consumer’s relationship to manufactured
products and by extension, the designers behind these products. The functional
aspects and creative process behind industrial design are discussed by some of
the world’s most famous designers, including Karim Rashid, Dieter Rams and
Jonathan Ive.

9. V For
Vendetta

Based on a ten-issue comic strip by Alan Moore, V for Vendetta takes place in a
futuristic, fascist British state. A superhero and freedom fighter called V is
set on starting a revolution to give the state back to the people. This film
inspires its audience to have faith in the strength of people, numbers and
justice. It’s a winning film that will excite anyone who believes that ideas
are bulletproof.

10. Run Lola Run

At the start of the film, Lola receives a phone call
from her boyfriend, Manny, who has just misplaced a very large sum of money
that belonged to a drug lord. Lola has twenty minutes to find this amount of
money and give it to Manny or else he’s a dead man. The premise follows with
three alternatives of those twenty minutes, where minor events and coincidences
having a huge effect on everyone’s fate. Run
Lola Run
makes you appreciate how a little something on an average day in
your life can change it dramatically.

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