Top 10 Life Changing Movies
1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film directed and written by Frank Darabont, based on Stephen King’s 1982 novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. It follows the narrative of banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), who, despite his protestations of innocence, is condemned to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murders of his wife and her lover. Over the next two decades, Johnny befriends a fellow prisoner, contraband smuggler Ellis “Red” Redding (Morgan Freeman), and becomes involved in a money-laundering scheme run by prison warden Samuel Norton (Bob Gunton). In supporting roles, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, and James Whitmore appear.
2. The Persuit of Heppiness (2006)
Will Smith stars as Chris Gardner, a homeless salesperson, in Gabriele Muccino’s 2006 biographical drama film The Pursuit of Happiness. Jaden Smith, Smith’s son, makes his cinematic debut as Gardner’s son, Christopher Jr. Steven Conrad’s screenplay is based on Gardner’s best-selling memoir of the same name, which she co-wrote with Quincy Troupe in 2006. It is inspired by Gardner’s nearly one-year battle with homelessness. Gardner saw a mural on the wall outside the daycare centre where his son attends, which inspired the unique spelling of the film’s title.
3. The Wolf of the Wall Street (2013)
The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American biographical black comedy crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Terence Winter that is based on Jordan Belfort’s 2007 biography of the same name. It tells the story of Belfort’s career as a stockbroker in New York City and how his business, Stratton Oakmont, engaged in systemic corruption and fraud on Wall Street, ultimately leading to his demise. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Belfort, with Jonah Hill as his business partner and Naomi Lapaglia as his wife, and Kyle Chandler as FBI agent Patrick Denham, who attempts to bring Belfort down.
4. Rocky (1976)
What began as a low-budget independent film has evolved into an instantly recognizable masterpiece that has influenced millions of people. Rocky Balboa, the piece’s hero, has become a symbol of courage, endurance, and triumph over adversity. Rocky is an outsider who is given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that he seizes with both hands. Despite the challenges and troublemakers in his path, Johnny believes in the American ideal and is given the opportunity to compete for the title of world heavyweight champion against the Muhammad Ali-inspired Apollo Creed. Rocky is the narrative of a man who overcomes all of life’s hurdles in order to pursue his aspirations.
5. Intouchable (2012)
What happens when a paraplegic nobleman decides to care for a poor-neighborhood child who has recently been released from prison? This is an uplifting narrative about the joy of life and the surprising and unbreakable friendship of the main characters, who appear to have nothing in common at first glance. Rich Philippe, who is wheelchair-bound, is having the time of his life with the brutally honest and impulsive youngster Driss. He ultimately learns to embrace life and pushes himself further than he ever imagined. The movie is based on true facts.
6. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Slumdog Millionaire is a 2008 British drama film based on the novel Q & A (2005) by Indian author Vikas Swarup, which tells the narrative of 18-year-old Jamal Malik from Mumbai’s Juhu slums. Danny Boyle directed the picture, which was written by Simon Beaufoy and produced by Christian Colson, with Loveleen Tandan named as a co-director. It was shot in India and starred Dev Patel as Jamal. Jamal surprises everyone as a contestant on Kaun Banega Crorepati, an Indian-Hindi version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? by correctly answering all of the questions and winning $20 million Accused of cheating, Jamal tells the police his life biography, demonstrating how he is able to answer each question properly.
7. Life of Pi (2012)
Ang Lee directed and produced Life of Pi, which was written and directed by David Magee. Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Rafe Spall, Tabu, and Adil Hussain play the principal parts based on Yann Martel’s 2001 novel of the same name. The plot centers around two shipwreck survivors. Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma), a sixteen-year-old Indian boy, and Richard Parker, a dangerous Bengal tiger, are on a lifeboat stuck in the Pacific Ocean for 227 days. The film began development immediately after the book’s debut.
8. 127 Hours (2010)
Mountaineer and adventurer Aron Ralston (James Franco) becomes stranded while exploring a secluded canyon in Utah when a rock falls on his arm. Ralston studies his life and weighs his options for the following five days, bringing him to an excruciating decision: amputate his arm so that he might free himself and make his way back to civilisation, or remain pinned to the canyon wall and possibly die. Based on Ralston’s novel “Between a Rock and a Hard Place.”
9. Rush (2013)
The plot of Rush revolves around the rivalry between two Formula One racers, James Hunt and Nikki Lauda. Hunt is a handsome British man who enjoys partying, whereas Lauda is obsessed with technical perfection, but they both love racing. The majority of the story takes place during the 1976 season, although the rivalry begins years earlier, when both are young, inexperienced drivers.
10. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
A Beautiful Mind is a 2002 film directed by Ron Howard that is based on the true biography of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. This story focuses on Nash’s graduate years at Princeton University, during which he begins to suffer a mental condition. Nash is later diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, which causes him to begin hallucinating. Nash suffers through life and is able to heal with the support of friends, particularly his wife.