10.Call Me By Your Name (Sexuality)
In 1980s Italy, romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant. A well-made film which has got a good cast and often it has got nice moment in this film, it is one of those film that will divided people but you can’t fault the acting but overall this is a well-intentioned film.
9.Fighting With My Family (Chasing Your Dream)
A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment. Crowd pleaser and an underdog type of film which is so uplifting, it is generally funny and you don’t have to like wrestling as it is a coming-of-age film, it got an all star cast that bring you comic one liner in this likeable film.
8.The Eagle Huntress (Believe In Yourself)
Thirteen-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her nomad family to become an eagle huntress. Definitely one of the best documentary that will wowed you and it with stunning scenery, it also about believe in yourself and be determined and be an individual, this is truly breath-taking and it is poignancy and moving that will leave you a lasting impression on you.
7.Eat Prey Love (Finding Yourself)
A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on around the world journey to “find herself”. Calming and likeable film which is joyous and life affirming and it will put a smile on your face, the pacing is just perfect and it will hold your interest and it is a feel-good type of film which you needed.
6.The Impossible (Hope)
The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Being based on a true story this got to be sincere and it does work really well, it might be slightly depression for some people but in some ways it is about never giving up and have hope, what you do if your family get caught up in a freak accident! you will have hope and be determined to find your family, the acting is amazing and it will wowed you.
5.The Bucket List (Friendship)
Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to – dos before they die. Everything about this film ticked all the boxes and the chemistry between Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman is superb, it is sad but funny at the same time and in some ways this is definitely underrated, it is quietly powerful in this superbly made film.
4.Ferdinand (Being Different)
After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. For me personally this is so underrated and it is heartfelt and relatable as it about being the odd one out, the vocal talent is outstanding in this pure escapism and a wonderful film.
3.Rising Phoenix (Appearances)
The history and current standing of the Paralympic Games, which has grown to become the world’s third largest sporting event. Inspirational and uplifting documentary that will surprised you and it is poignancy and moving, it also not too sentimental and overall this will leave you a lasting impression on you as this is memorable.
2.Nomadland (Choosing Your Paths)
A woman in her sixties, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van – dwelling modern day nomad. Gorgeous looking film that is heart rending and you actually have sympathy for the main lead, it has got fantastic scenery and the story is amazing, I actually connect with this message and it is relatable and it is definitely memorable.
1.Up (Life, Moving On)
78 years old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his house equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway. Just absolutely amazing film and this is one of the finest PIXAR film, it is sad and happy and it is generally heart-warming and it will capture people heart and it is suitable for all ages, it is watchable and enjoyable film that will capture your imagination.
2 thoughts on “Article: Top 10 Films With A Message In”
Good choice of category and some good selections there Mark. Here’s some others to consider:
Inside I’m Dancing (Disability) an early embracing of the possibilities when you give people the money to create their own support service.
My Left Foot (Disability) true story of a man born with cerebral palsy. Acting masterclass by Daniel Day Lewis.
As Good As It Gets (Unlikely friendships) Jack Nicholson at his best
12 Angry Men (Justice) classic courtroom drama. A classic must see if you haven’t already.
Secrets and Lies (Family ties) strengths and weaknesses.
The next three are all directed by Ken Loach – a go to director for films with a message
Cathy Come Home (Homelessness) changed the attitudes of the whole country
Kes – classic film about how the system squashes individuality.
I, Daniel Blake (Austerity) how ordinary people’s lives can be devastated.
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All of those films that you suggested they sounded really good and I will definitely looking into them