In honor of Open Road’s upcoming film LITTLE BOY, we’ve put together a list of some of our all-time favorite films that are a must see for those who wish to be inspired and are sure to lift your spirits! LITTLE BOY is a story that will capture your heart, as it reveals the indescribable love a little boy has for his father and the love a father has for his son. Starring Emily Watson, Michael Rapaport, Tom Wilkinson, Jakob Salvati, and David Henrie and directed by Alejandro Monteverde, LITTLE BOY in theaters on Friday April 24!
For your viewing pleasure here’s a list of top 10 movies that are good for the soul, starting with the uplifting and inspiring LITTLE BOY!
LITTLE BOY is a powerful and moving film about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive. His determination to achieve what those around him tell him is impossible is sure to leave an impact on moviegoers of all ages. Inspiring stories like LITTLE BOY leave audience walking out of the theater with their spirits high and hearts warmed, so be sure to check out this instant cinematic classic, in theaters April 24th!
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
Based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The introvert freshman is able to find himself through his new friends and his first love. Watching Charlie’s story and seeing how no matter how bad life gets for him he continues on leaves viewers feeling emotional and touched.
DEAD POETS SOCIETY
One of Robin Williams’ greatest films, DEAD POETS SOCIETY easily makes our list and for anyone who has seen the movie it is clear why. Williams plays an unconventional teacher who’s free-thinking attitude profoundly effects his students. Urging his students to seize the day, DEAD POETS SOCIETY will leave you feeling like you want to do the same!
THE SECRET GARDEN
THE SECRET GARDEN is a classic soul searching movie! A young British girl moves to England to live with her uncle after she loses her neglectful parents. There, she discovers a garden which she sets out to restore and comes across secrets and discoveries along the way. This film touches on darker themes while giving powerful messages to the audience. THE SECRET GARDEN is sure to leave audiences with meaningful lessons about how love can heal.
LIFE OF PI
Pi, the son of a zoo owner, sets sail with his family and their animals. However, he is confronted by a storm, shipwreck, and the loss of his family, yet manages to survive in a life boat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a Bengal tiger nicknamed Richard Parker. Throughout his journey Pi takes viewers on a deep exploration of spirituality, life, and love. This earnest story will touch viewers’ hearts with it’s raw emotion.
EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE
Oskar, is trying to cope with the loss of his father and when he discovers a mysterious key in his father’s belongings he believes it’s a clue. Oskar embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the matching lock and discover the secrets his father left behind. On this journey he meets people from all walks of life and learns about himself and his family. Watching young Oskar’s story unfold is incredibly moving and will teach audiences important lessons about healing and overcoming the hardships of life.
THE DESCENDANTS follows the story of a man who tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is tragically injured in a boating accident. A story like this hits home with all viewers, you’ll be sure to feel moved and impacted as he discoveries the value of a family.
MR HOLLAND’S OPUS
In this heartwarming film, a band teacher strives to be more than just another teacher and wants to make a real impact on his students. Mr. Holland’s Opus encourages viewers to chase their dreams and explore their talents. Those heartfelt messages are sure to leave you uplifted and motivated!
After losing his job at a restaurant, a chef starts a food truck to keep his creative vision and dreams alive. Despite challenges with his career, he is able to rebuild and strengthen his relationship with his son. Chef is a heartwarming family film about pursing your passion and following you dreams no matter what challenges you’re facing!
In this iconic film, Forrest Gump sits on a bench and tells anyone will listen the amazing story of his past. Hearing about such an adventurous life through the eyes of a man who values the little things, is eye-opening to say the least! Forrest Gump inspires viewers to appreciate those they love and that hard work, love and determination can lead to some pretty amazing experiences.
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