There are times when we need a little help remembering the depth of our soul and how beautiful, yet fragile it can be. This week we were inspired to take a deep look inward and fuel our soul and spirits with some feel good, fire igniting films!
We found a list of 10 movies that will feed your heart, mind and soul and encourage you to watch at least one this week. Below are a few of our favorites from the list.
1. Eat Pray Love
When a married woman (played by Julia Roberts) realizes how unhappy she is, she decides it’s time to take her life in an entirely different direction. After a divorce, she starts on a journey to find herself that includes time in Italy eating fabulous food, reflection in India at a silent meditation retreat, and some sunshine in Bali where she learns to love herself again.
2. The Pursuit of Happyness
This film is inspired by the life story of Christopher Gardner. As the movie begins, he has invested his life savings in a bone-density scanner and has lost not only all of his money, but also his wife and his apartment. He’s forced to live out on the streets with his son, yet Gardner continues to sell these scanners while taking an unpaid internship as a stockbroker. The movie follows him through six months of training and competition with his peers for the chance of the ultimate reward—a paid position.
3. Forrest Gump
Tom Hanks plays the lovable Forrest Gump—a simple man who may not have school smarts but who does have a heart of gold. His mama teaches him how to live a good life and be kind. The film follows Forrest through serving in Vietnam, starting a business with a friend, playing Olympic-level ping-pong, and giving his heart to his childhood sweetheart. This tale shows you that love can triumph.
When a quiet country farmer wins a piglet at the fair, he thinks he has a delicious Christmas dinner. However, the piglet (aka Babe) is quick to escape this fate when he bonds with an adoptive mother, a border collie named Fly. With Fly’s help, Babe discovers his passion for herding sheep. Arthur begins to work with Babe for a county competition. The other farm animals, and even the farmer’s wife, struggle to accept a pig who doesn’t conform to the farm’s social hierarchy. A perfect family-friendly movie to share with all generations.
Reese Witherspoon plays Cheryl Strayed in this true story of a brave young woman who hits the bottom of her downward spiral of partying, sex, and drugs after the death of her mother. To search for herself, or maybe to save herself, she decides to walk the Pacific Crest Trail with no previous hiking experience. The natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest is the backdrop for Strayed’s trials and dangers.
Wishing you a week full of heart and soul!