Most of the films focus on entertainment, which is their main goal. People watch films to escape their usual routine and experience a new story. If they think the experience was worth the time after spending those two hours in front of the screen, the directors of this film achieved their goal. However, not all films are all about entertainment. Some filmmakers take this art a little too seriously and teach us something valuable from their lives. Writers have great imaginations and even sense small changes around them. They share these feelings and lessons in their stories and film actors and directors portray them in the best possible way.
Such films are not always blockbusters as not everyone can understand this message. On the other hand, if the cast is one of the most popular and globally recognized actresses or someone from the Avengers, you just know it won't flop no matter what. Artistic films, however, did not depend on an expensive cast to find their place in the hearts of the audience. Here are some of the best movies that teach great life lessons.
Relationships are not about blood.
Although it was released in 1991, it's a movie that is still very much in fashion. The movie is about a little Curly Sue who is just the cutest little girl you would ever see. She's a little childish, but also very smart. The things she does and says would melt your heart. But the poor girl is homeless and has a father figure.
She did not know her birth father and her mother died after dating Billy Dancer, played by Jim Belushi. Billy is a nice guy who has nothing himself, but takes responsibility from Sue. Both of them love each other very much, despite their bad lifestyle, where they don't know if they can eat their next meal.
They meet another woman, Gray Allison, played by Kelly Lynch, who first judges and then realizes that relationships are not about blood or luxury. Sue could easily be adopted by a wealthy family, but she chooses to live with Billy, who also loves her selflessly as a father. Gray realizes this love and becomes part of the familyand left her high paying law firm job and rich lifestyle behind.
Many people say that no one can replace love for your biological children. They believe that blood automatically creates love. This film teaches her that relationships are not about blood. If you care, nothing matters.
Life is great the way it is. We just have to see from a different perspective.
This romantic comedy is one of the greatest films ever made. There's no big cast or amazing graphics, just a great story that is done great with some great acting skills. Tim, the main character in the film, learns from his father that their bloodline has a superpower that allows them to travel back in time. This means that they can go back and change the mistakes and regrets.
Tim is a smart and nice guy and uses this skill to get everything right in his life. He would also sacrifice his own little things for the sake of others. He finds the love of his life, gets married, has great children and even after his death he spends a lot of time with his father, going back to the past and then coming back.
It takes him some time to realize, but he finds out that time travel or changing the past isn't the solution for everything. His father teaches him another great life lesson before death, telling him to live twice a day. After every hectic day, Tim returned to the beginning of the day. The second time he would see things differently. He wouldn't worry about little things, nor would he appreciate a little luck. Soon he learns this without having to travel back in time and living this day for the second time.
We can all be happy and have great lives without superpowers if we start to appreciate the little things and look at them from a positive perspective. Worrying or getting angry doesn't solve anything. In the end, we have the solution to all of our problems in our hands. We have to try to be cool and see everything as a blessing. Instead of emphasizing what we couldn't get, let's focus on the things we have. Our parents, wife, children, friends, home and the good are the best things, but we took them for granted.
Love is not about beauty or lust.
Such a pure emotion is love, and we have abused it to the extent that it is. Even family members do not offer unconditional love. But this movie was really an eye opening and the best romantic movie you will ever see where everything is realistic and follows logic. You may not have heard of Barfi because it's an Indian movie, but you can get it in English subtitles.
The main character is Barfi, who is deaf and dumb and doesn't have many friends. Barfi has a crush on a girl, Shruti, who is completely normal and educated. She befriends Barfi and understands his feelings, also falls in love with him, but marries another man.
One day he finds Jhilmil, an autistic girl who can barely speak. She is the daughter of a rich man who tries to fake her kidnapping and death so he can get all the property his grandpa gave her instead of her parents. The plan does not go as planned and she is lost and ends up at Barfi. During all of this chaos, Barfi and Jhilmil are really starting to take care of each other. Shruti later even leaves her husband to help Barfi, who was charged with kidnapping and murdering Jhilmil.
In the end everyone was alive and Shruti realizes that Barfi and Jhilmil are pure love. They can't talk to each other or have a physical relationship, but that's not what love is about for them. She is also in love with Barfi and marries him and accepts herself as his second wife.
At the end of the film they show that Barfi is old on his deathbed. Jhilmil walks into the room to lie down with him, grabs his pinky finger with her own (her way of showing affection and love) and they both die on the same day. This teaches that love is imperfect and does not care about physical beauty, sex, or wealth.
Barfi and Jhilmil, who cannot even speak, get married and know that they love each other, even if the world doesn't understand. Shruti falls in love with Barfi, although she leads a completely normal life. She leaves her husband and marries Barfi as his second wife.
About MK Akram
I started writing my personal blog as a professional and then discovered my true calling which was to write about technology, news and gadgets in general. I've been a technical writer, author, and blogger since 2010. An industry observer who is always informed about the latest features and who is extremely enthusiastic about juicy technical news and everything to do with gadgets.