5 Movies Guaranteed To Get You Out Of The Rut - Personally, when I feel like punching a wall or crying myself an ocean, I just need to unplug and get lost in something—anything. I prefer to sit back, bury myself in a heap of blankets and just watch movie after movie.
In order to feel better faster, I tend to watch only happy and uplifting movies that will surely rub off on me. Here is a list of all my go-to movies that get me moving again when I’m stuck in a rut.
1. Big Fish
When one man falls ill, his estranged son travels to be by his side. Their tension-filled relationship, caused by the father’s over-telling of fantasy-filled stories that he claims to be true, comes to a standstill when the man recounts yet another story on his deathbed. This time, his son listens and discovers more about his father than he ever thought possible.
This movie hits you right in the feels because it brings you back to a time when thing were simple and life was full of excitement and happiness. You’ll be grinning from ear to ear when you’re done.
2. Pursuit of Happyness
After being evicted from his apartment and forced to live on the streets with his young son, one man must find a way to overcome these obstacles. When he lands a job interning at a prestigious brokerage firm, it just might be the thing he needs.
This film is full of excitement, sorrow and, most of all, happiness. You won’t be feeling bad about your own life after watching someone with nothing rise to the challenge.
3. Freedom Writers
One white teacher, a bunch of misfit, gang-affiliated teenagers and the desire to make a difference can transform the lives of many. When a teacher takes a job in a rough and tough neighborhood, they think she’ll never make it. Not only does she make it, but she makes a difference.
This movie is based on a true story struggle and brings willpower to a new level. You’ll be out of your bed and back to feeling like your happy self in no time.
Another movie based on a true story film, which follows a Virginia high school football team as they face the struggles of an all-white school being integrated with an all-black school. In 1971, football is everything. So, when some white students have to give up their spots on the team for the new black students, it seems as though all hell will break loose.
Hillary Duff stars as a young teenager who loses her father and is raised by her evil stepmother alongside her materialistic stepsisters. When she meets a mysterious boy in a chatroom and plans to meet him for the dance, things go awry after she loses her cell phone—and her stepmother doesn’t make things much better.
A classic coming of age movie for anyone who’s feeling a big nostalgic, this movie will inspire you to get off your butt and do something about the bad situation you’re in.