We all have those movies that kind of defined us, movies that have touched our souls in one way or another. Today, I am going to share with you what these movies made me feel. It is funny that almost all of them are related to love and so on, even though in reality I am disinterested in relationships. This is a really intimate discussion despide the fact that this article will be public soon. I hope you like these movies too. Enjoy!
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is a 2008 American fantasy romantic drama film directed by David Fincher, my favourite director. There was a time in my life when I watched all existing movies with Brad Pitt just because he is beautiful and after this movie I also discovered David Fincher and I watched all his movies. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is a sentimental reflection on the ephemeral nature of love and of life. Apparently, I love this topic. I knew I have the soul of an artist, but this is way too much.
Long story short, it is about Benjamin Button, an elderly man in a New Orleans nursing home and ages in reverse. Twelve years after his birth, he meets Daisy, a child who flickers in and out of his life as she grows up to be a dancer. Though he has all sorts of unusual adventures over the course of his life, it is his relationship with Daisy, and the hope that they will come together at the right time, that drives Benjamin forward.
“I Origins” follows a molecular biologist whose study of the human eye points to evidence with far reaching implications about our scientific and spiritual beliefs. This movie is mostly about reincarnation and spirituality. It is about how we are meant to be. It explores the idea of twin flames, soulmates, these type of things. There is a song I like really much that I discovered because of this movie — “Visions of Gideon” by Sufjan Stevens.
It is a somewhat idealistic portrayal of love. The “I’ve known you all this time” type of thing. It’s soapy and sentimental, but I like it. As long as I’m alive, I am continuously searching for a meaning and I don’t think that’s something bad to do. This is why I love this movie — it was part of my search. Also, it’s visually amazing.
Chihiro wanders into a magical world where a witch rules — and those who disobey her are turned into animals. She is forced to work at a bathhouse following her parents being turned into pigs by the witch Yubaba. This movie was mesmerizing. “Spirited Away” is the Studio Ghibli, Miyazaki film that made of me a full on fan. Generally, people google “movies that similar to Spirited Away” after watching this movie that is really special.
The most intricate and creative animation I’ve ever seen. The visuals will be super fun if your kids watch it, but otherwise this film is something that can only be properly understood and appreciated by adults. There’s a lot of symbolism in this movie and I like these kind of stuff. I’m kind of artsy.
“At Eternity’s Gate” is a 2018 biographical drama film about the final years of painter Vincent van Gogh’s life. Vincent van Gogh seems to always be in artistic and emotional exhaustion. He begins to contemplate the fleeting nature of some subjects of still life. He also thinks about seasonal flowers and the artistic process which renders a permanent and eternal quality to the representation of flowers on canvas, which does not wilt and wither.
This movie captures Vincent’s frustration so well. It’s so sad that he lived his life in poverty and now his paintings are the most expensive. Willem Dafoe does such a good job because he has that calm voice. This movie made me cry and the most emotional scene for me was the burial’s scene. I felt that he was a good person who deserved more than he actually had, I don’t know… That made me think about my existence and who I am in this life and what I deserve. This movie showed me how small we are in this universe and everything is fleeting. We are here today, but who knows where are we going to be tomorrow?
Remy is a rat who lives in the attic of a French country home with his brother Emile and a rat pack led by his father. Gifted with a strong sense of smell and taste, Remy aspires to be a gourmet chef, inspired by France’s recently deceased top chef, Auguste Gusteau. This was the first movie that I was obsessed with. I watch it for 20 times, I guess? It showed me that everything is possible even if it seems impossible. It inspired me when it comes to my passion because I am a really passionate person. Literally, passion is my fuel. I feel empty without passion. I need that in my life.
I was a kid who thought there’s no chance in this world for me and Ratatouille showed me that everything’s gonna be alright in some way. Pixar movies generally have this type of magic. They are really sensitive and inspire kids. “Up”, “Coco”, “Toy Story”, “Inside Out”, “WALL-E”, “The Good Dinosaur”, “Finding Nemo”, “Finding Dory” are just a couple examples. Also, the animation is really cute and I like the soundtrack really much.