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Movies that teach you much more than lessons

by LittleYouKnow

Some films not only entertained us- but also taught us important lessons about life, the universe, and everything. Movies instill in us the values of never giving up on our dreams, believing in ourselves, and taking time to smell the roses. Each of us has a genuine and honest child within us. These motivational films have helped me become a better person by encouraging me to believe in myself and see the positive side of life no matter what is going on in my life. So have a look at this selection of movies with real-life lessons that we learned.

The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness is about a salesman (Will Smith) who faces defeats, problems, and hardships to provide a better life for his son, such as his wife leaving him, being made homeless, and so on. He never gave up and stayed true to his ambitions throughout his journey. One of the most important life lessons I’ve taken away from The Pursuit of Happiness is that your starting circumstances do not influence your final destiny. You can live your dreams if you are motivated to succeed and give it your best. Aside from dedication, self-belief, tenacity, and pursuing our objectives, the story emphasizes a father’s love for his child. Based on a true story, this film is both moving and uplifting.

Forrest Gump 

“Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get.” Forrest (Tom Hanks), the main character, shares this phrase with the audience, and as the film progresses, it becomes clear that he makes the most of every flavor he’s been given.

The story follows Forrest, who was born disabled and has a lower-than-average IQ, as he fights his way through life, inspiring people with his unbridled, youthful optimism.


Navigating gender roles and disputes today is a minefield, whether it’s in the boys’ locker room, the #metoo movement or he said-she said stories floating about. Bringing up tiny boys well is strongly tied to creating a world where men respect women. The courtroom drama directed by Shoojit Sarcar puts a group of women against a group of men accused of sexual assault, with Amitabh Bachchan playing the former’s lawyer.

The film that follows supports the idea of women’s equality while also highlighting the challenges, stereotypes, preconceived notions, and assaults that women confront in what can still feel like a “man’s world.”


I go into great detail about my period discomfort, and most people understand. There’s always that one individual who frowns as if I’m telling a joke about a dead baby.

I’ve slid tampons into pockets like most ladies and shuffled to the restroom like a CIA operative. Growing up in India, where ludicrous concepts like women being barred from kitchens and places of worship when on their period were prevalent, one becomes skeptical.

Pad Man is a film on menstrual hygiene in India, based on the life of social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham (played by Akshay Kumar). It tackles the shame that society places on women during their period, compelling us to reconsider how we may all normalize, well, a normal biological occurrence.

Dead Poets Society 

Dead Poets Society transports you to a boarding school where you’ll finally meet others who share your strange interests. Here, join hidden organizations, discover the courage to pursue your ambitions, and be blessed with a live-in mentor who pushes you to ‘carpe diem’ every day.

I can’t read or listen to “O Captain, My Captain” without crying — and now, with Robin Williams’ untimely death, the advice his professor character conveyed to a rambunctious group of teenage lads, to squeeze the juice out of life, is all the more heartbreaking.

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