Here is a list of good films for the soul that make you think about the meaning of life. Go.
Big Eyes (2014)
This biographical drama about the triumph of later justice, hard work and strength tells the real story of the world-famous artist Margaret Keane. A woman who managed to find success thanks to her unusual drawing style, as well as about her relationship with her husband, who appropriated the authorship of her works for most of their life together.
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
We also thought that “Jojo Rabbit” was a frivolous tragicomedy that had nothing to do with the events of World War II. This is partly true. The plot of the film centers around the life of Johannes “Jojo” Betzler, a German ten-year-old boy who loves Hitler and his mother very much. That is why some of the scenes in the film look like a child’s vision of what is happening. On the other hand, this is an absolutely amazing and most frivolous-serious story about the war, which is worth watching for everyone.
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)
A drama about the problems of a teenage girl in the modern world has not surprised anyone for a long time. But “Treasure” based on the 1996 novel “Push” is a completely different, mature and rather painful statement about the life of a forgotten girl. Sixteen-year-old black Clarissa “Precious” Johnson, who is obese, abused by her mother and stepfather, is deprived of her home and gives birth at 16. As the story goes, Clarissa will feed on getting an education, struggle with problems and admit completely unique people into her life, who, as it turns out, are not going to forget her.
How strongly are we attached to home? Eilish Lacey, a young Irish woman from the small town of Enniscorthy, moves to greater Brooklyn. Difficulties, first love and doubts await her there – perhaps leaving her home was a mistake? After returning back for a few days, she increasingly begins to plunge into the comfortable atmosphere of Enniscorthy. While at home, Eilis will have to answer one main question: does a person need to break this attachment?
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Erin Brockovich is unhappy. She has no robots, higher education and a bank account, but she has three small children, an injury and a fine imposed for receiving this very injury. She has absolutely every reason to be unhappy, but, to everyone’s surprise, she does not plan to give up, and does everything to become happy. And she succeeds.
By the way: The real Erin Brockovich is a famous American human rights activist who, without a higher legal education, proved the guilt of a corporation that pollutes the waters of the state of California.
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Imagine that you are Chris Gardner, a very real person, an entrepreneur, a millionaire and a philanthropist, who became so thanks to the fact that he was on the street with a small son in his arms. What would you do if you were in his place? The biographical drama “The Pursuit of Happiness” for more than two hours gives a detailed answer to the question: “How to achieve something if at the moment you have absolutely nothing?”
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Each of us at least once in his life fell in love with his unattainable ideal. Train controller Lucy Moderats also fell in love – with a young and attractive stranger who walks by her place of work every day and seems completely oblivious. But what will happen if one day a beautiful stranger falls on the tracks and loses his memory, and Lucy decides to pretend to be his girlfriend?
Marriage Story (2019)
There are disagreements in the Barber family. Nicole Barber wants a divorce, and Charlie Barber wants Nicole to calm down and return to their old life. The couple have a son, an apartment in New York and a successful theatrical play, which will soon see Broadway. Despite their position, and the fact that Nicole and Charlie still love each other, Nicole is not going to give up positions and decides to go all the way – she hires a lawyer and reveals another, invisible, but very painful side of a woman’s married life.
She / Her (2013)
Near future. The shy writer Theodore Twombly makes a living by writing letters on behalf of his clients to their loved ones. The capabilities of artificial intelligence reach a new level, and he buys a newfangled operating system named Samantha. The system is smart, empathetic, and has a good sense of humor. Theodore has no choice but to fall in love with Samantha and realize how big a chasm lies in the relationship between real people, completely absorbed in their gadgets.