I love movies! They can inspire us to do and be great.
This youtube video puts together quotes and scenes from some of the most inspiring movies of my time. Listen to the words and let it inspire you this morning!
Reel Wisdom: Lessons from 40 Films in 7 Minutes
I made this video because I love films and I think there is great wisdom inherent in the film medium. This video represents some of the best film wisdom I could find, edited together as a single, coherent piece of advice.
In creating this video, I wanted to focus on a few key themes, while featuring as many films as I could. As a result, Reel Wisdom features a broad array of films, from action/adventure and sci-fi films, to dramas and traditional/CG animated films in order to show how all genres of film have something important to say.
There are a lot of Star Wars lines, I know. I included those mainly because I grew up watching Star Wars, and I love all the great lessons found in the films. And obviously, I couldn’t make a video with all the wisdom from films, because it would be really long and rather incoherent. This video contains wisdom from only 40 films in a world where hundreds of films are made every year. Sorry if your favorites didn’t make it.
The films used, in order of appearance:
- Pirates of Silicon Valley
- Swimming with Sharks
- The Matrix
- Star Trek (2009)
- Ghost Rider
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- The Iron Giant
- Lions for Lambs
- The Shawshank Redemption
- The Matrix Revolutions
- Dead Poet’s Society
- The Matrix Reloaded
- Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
- The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
- The Bucket List
- The Lion King
- Forrest Gump
- Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
- Ferris Beuler’s Day Off
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
- Terminator 2: Judgment Day
- Catch Me If You Can
- Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
- Batman Begins
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
- The Pursuit of Happyness
- The Men Who Stare at Goats
- Bicentennial Man
- The Incredibles
- Under the Tuscan Sun
- Kung Fu Panda
- Quantum of Solace
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