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In Stop Thinking, Stop Worrying, Start Living, we discussed how vital it is to happiness, work productivity and other areas of life to be able to free yourself from worry, stress, doubt and negative thoughts, and one of the best ways of doing that is to watch some good movies that make you think. Thankfully, there’s a whole torrent of such movies, but here well but narrowing it down to the top 10 movies that make you think differently.
The following films have been chosen as the best movies that make you think differently, that make you challenge your thoughts, that open your mind to new and different ways of thinking. They’ll challenge, inspire and motivate new thoughts, providing a different way of looking at things.
The Best Movies that make you Think Differently
Summary: After graduating from university, Christopher McCanless, a top student and athlete, decides to escape himself and to take a new route in life by heading into the wild. His journey, packed full of philosophy, will inspire a sense of freedom, making you realise life’s potential and your ability to change what you do and who you are.
The escapism and beauty of Into the Wild will create mental space that will help you think differently.
Summary: The inspiring story of two climbers who reached the summit of Siula Grande in Peru. One of the climbers, Joe Simpson, falls and breaks his leg. Touching the Void documents Joe Simpson’s escape from death, a story of guts, determination and spirituality that is certain to put your worries and negative thoughts in perspective.
Touching the Void really puts a perspective on things. It’s one of the best movies that make you think differently as it makes you think about what is and isn’t possible, inspiring you to recognise the true strength within you.
What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?
Summary: A radically alternative, utterly compelling and wondrously original movie, What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? follows Amanda, a divorced photographer whose life begins to unravel, revealing the cellular, molecular, even quantum worlds. Under the guidance of a Greek Chorus of scientists and mystics, Amanda discovers that life is more mysterious than she could ever have imagined. What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? will leave you scratching your head, and will shake lose that nasty arrogance that makes us believe we actually have a clue about life. And that’s a good thing, because it will open your eyes to mysteries you never even knew existed.
What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? will challenge your mind to a point where you’ll give up and surrender to the fact that actually, we know nothing. It’s one of the absolute best movies that make you think differently.
The Blind Side:
Summary: Sometimes, our reoccurring negative thoughts stem from a sense of being trapped. We can’t see a way out of some impending doom and so keep worrying about it incessantly. Sometimes, however, we just need to trust that life and luck will guide us through. This was the case for Michael Oher, a homeless man taken in by a rich family who help him get into sports, which takes him through high school, college and into the NFL.
The Blind Side will make you think differently about other people. It’s not such a bad world out there after all.
Probably everybody already knows exactly how and why Inception makes you think so much. It’s a clever, if not entirely accurate, look at the mind and at the subconscious. Cobb and his team have to enter Fischer’s mind in order to plant an idea about his relationship to his father that will cause him to change his business strategy, ultimately allowing Cobb to return home to his family. Inception makes you think about how your own mind works.