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Top Ten Inspirational Speeches In Movies
Be the Miracle
10. Bruce Almighty
Released in 2003, Bruce Almighty gives us an array of comedic and sometimes painful look at ourselves when it comes to seeing God as a miracle machine.
Jim Carry delivers an amazing performance as Bruce Nolan,the ungrateful news anchor that thinks that God owes him something. It's not until " God " comes personally to offer him 'his' job.
It is then that Bruce realizes that human beings don't know what they want. And a true miracle can be seen everyday in the little things,everywhere.
It is powerfully delivered in this conversation between the two main characters. It reminds us how by doing the right thing, making strides, and loving those around us true miracles can be witnessed.
Sometimes we want the easy way out, the path of least resistance to be happy. When in reality, it is in our hands to become the miracle.
"It's Not your fault"
9. Good Will Hunting
With two Academy Awards and the gifted performance from the late Robin Williams, this movie had a lot to teach us about resilience and learning to trust again.
Matt Damon forgoes this intense catharsis as his character allows himself to feel everything at once by just hearing the most poignant message he has ever heard, "it's not your fault".
Child abuse is one of those tragedies that scar the individual deeply, sometimes permanently. It's needless to say that violence can damage our self esteem to the point of paralyzing us and moving forward.
Most victims of abuse never get to internalize the concept of forgiving themselves, even if they say they have forgiven their aggressor. This is key to move forward. It's not to forgive and forget, it's to accept what happened and know that what happened wasn't because of you, but that this horrible thing happened to you.
A child rarely comprehends that patterns of abuse are more complicated than the child just spilled the milk and daddy got angry. It's not your fault. It's not your fault.
Like pieces of glass in my head
8. The Green Mile
This movie has a special place in my heart. Michael Clarke Duncan delivers an amazing performance as a massive convict named John Coffey. That may or may not be innocent, who possess a strange gift. This is accompanied by the incredible Tom Hanks as the prison guard that struggles with his own perception of life and justice.
We all have looked at the news and our daily interaction with others and thought ;" Why people are so mean to each other?"
For those of us,(Of course) that know how how fragile and beautiful life could be, we wish , some day to change the world around us. Even then we miss to notice the collateral beauty of suffering. Some people actually cant understand how people can and do hurt each just because.
For those beautiful souls, this movie is an homage. We are tired of seeing the ugly in the world. We are tired to see people making each other suffer. Even thought this movie is clearly a portrait of the human condition at it's worst, it shows human in it's purest too.
I cried like little girl with this movie. I just wanted to jump into the screen and hug this man. Just saying...
One Random Act of Kindness at a time
7. Evan Almighty
Oh Evan Baxter (Steve Carell)...What are you doing?! In 2007 this funny as hell comedy, gave us a run for our money. Following suit to the Bruce Almighty movie, this movie is a little different. Evan is given a crash course in faith, family and how one person can make a difference.
I like the fact that it's not overly preachy but it actually focus on the human capability to change the world by just using critical judgement. Huh?! Yeah , again it doesn't just tell us to believe that things will magically change for the better, but it subtlety teaches us that sometimes doing the right thing is harder than going with the flow.
The main theme here is proactive participation in being the change that you want to see in the world. By just doing ONE RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS is that we can change the world.
Even if you don't like Adam Sandler, is hard to deny that this scene touched us somehow. Like many of us, Michael has a time management problem. He has a supernatural "lesson" delivered by the timeless Christopher Walken, the angel of Death.
Yeah it's funny all the way, but this particular scene sure make us appreciate and cherish our family. It it's almost at the end of the movie that Michel gets caught up in this dream like state , that he has an epiphany .
The best thing he ever did as a father , to plea his children not to make the same mistake he did. "Family comes first"
Our Deepest Fear
5. Coach Carter
In 1999 this movie brought to us the classic story of the underdog. When Samuel L. Jackson ( Ken Carter) returns to his old high school in Richmond, California, to get the basketball team into shape.
With tough rules and academic discipline, he succeeds in setting the players on a winning streak. But when their grades start to suffer, Carter locks them out of the gym and shuts down their championship season.
When he is criticized by the players and their parents, he sticks to his guns, determined that they excel in class as well as on the court.
The overall value of the movie is apparent in this scene.
" What is your deepest fear?"
4. John Q.
Every parent's nightmare, a sick child in the brink of death. And this is exactly what this movie starring Denzel Washington exposes. The agony of watching your kid die because of the healthcare system red tape and bureaucracy.
When this father is pushed to the extremes, and said system denies His son a new heart because of payment, he decides to kill himself so his heart could be used instead.
Heartbreaking from every angle, this father does what any of us would do. His last conversation with his son is a reminder that we all want the best for our children. And only a father can deliver such a simple but powerful message.
3. Rocky Balboa
Oh our beloved Rocky. As always teaching us about heart ,courage and resilience. This conversation between him and his grown up son is a reminder of what is really important.
Needless to say it strikes a chord with many parents out there that have estranged relationships with their child. It hit me hard...ouch!
2. The Pursue of Happiness
I love this movie for two reasons. One, Will Smith is in it. And two, it taught me the value of perseverance and following your dreams.
In this scene is sharp and to the point when it comes to those things that we parents sometimes do unconsciously. Lower the expectations of our children. Not on purpose , but out of frustration.
I love the way is presented and executed. It's the kind of message that should be analyzed and discussed with our kids for the sake of their self esteem and future.
1. Patch Adams
This one hit me like a ton of bricks. As a formal nurse, this hits home. As a caregiver, this hits home. As a human being it gives me hope.
Our beloved Robin Williams delivers a phenomenal performance. Patch Adams was inspired by a true story. The very definition of it is a doctor gets a spotlight in this movie.
Pointing out that the worst disease in this world is indifference. That dignity and caring served by the hands of caring doctors and staff can and do make a difference.
The power of visual media
Needless to say, we all have watched a movie that has taught us something. And if you're lucky you can internalized the core message and applied it to your life . What do you think? Which is your favorite inspirational scene in a movie?
Did I miss anyone that deserves to be in the top ten? Tell us which one is your favorite.
Love and light beloved.
My personal Favorite
© 2017 Anan Celeste