Movies that will Change your Life

Is it an exaggeration to say a movie can change your life? I can certainly recall a few magic moments when the silver screen has lifted me above the mundane and catapulted me into the realm of the infinitely possible. So here are my top 3, with key quotes and life changing messages.

3. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

There’s a reason the original Star Wars are remembered so fondly, yet the subsequent trilogy fail to stir up such loyalty – The Force is missing. The original tale, about a young man finding his destiny, learning that the universe is controlled by a mysterious Force and fulfilling his potential under a wise mentor, still has the power to uplift and change lives.
Key Quote: (When Luke is undergoing his Jedi training in the Dagobah Swamps.)
Luke Skywalker: I don’t believe it!
Yoda: That is why you fail!
Life Changing Message: Belief is the key to expanding your consciousness. Throughout his Jedi training, Yoda is at pains to point out to Luke that he is only limited by what he believes possible. To become a true Jedi Master he must realise that the physical world is controlled by the spirit/Force/inner world. Only by making this leap in consciousness can you realise your true power.

2. The Matrix.

The special effects and fight scenes grabbed the headlines, but the metaphorical meaning captured our imaginations. Although presenting a more extreme example, the world of The Matrix, where humans are fed a false reality which they believe to be true, presents a perfect picture of how many of us live our lives today.
Key Quote: "You are a slave Neo. Like everyone else you were born into bondage, born into a prison that you cannot smell or taste or touch - a prison for your mind" –Morpheus.
Life Changing Message: ‘Unplug’ from the matrix. Free your mind from what you’ve been conditioned to accept as the truth. Anything is possible (See Neo learning Kung Fu in a matter of minutes) when your mind is no longer constrained by a world of expectations, rules and limits.

1. Fight Club.

It’s no exaggeration to say that the entire blog could have been dedicated to Fight Club philosophy. It can be interpreted on many different levels but for the sake of this blog, we’ll choose to see it as a tale of one man liberating another from all of the crap that doesn’t matter (you’re not your job, you’re not the contents of your wallet, you’re not your fucking Khakis) and showing him what it really means to be alive.
Key Quote: "I say never be complete, I say stop trying to be perfect. I say let’s evolve . . . and let the chips fall where they may" – Tyler Durden.
Life Changing Message: Let go!!! So many of us are concerned about problems, events and circumstances that when measured against the fact that one day we will no longer be here, REALLY don’t matter. Follow Tyler’s lead and let all that doesn’t matter slide. Ironically, letting go of your need to control will open you to the magic of being alive.

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