I love consuming content that is relatable and empowering. But am I a books person? No.
Chilling is refined in the era of Netflix and so is learning. As someone who wants to take the control of their life in their own hands in the video-based education world, self-help movies are a win-win.
Movies impact us in all sorts of ways. It may not as much time for something on the screen to transition into our actions as we think. Unknowingly, it leaves a deep mark on our minds.
From Naina Talwar in Karan Johar’s YJHD which I enjoyed as a teenager to Jane, a women magazine Editor in the American series The Bold Type which I loved as a woman in this field today, stories, characters, and movies, in general, may not change my situation but impacted my frame of minds.
What about that boy from forest Grump?
The character has stayed with us and some of the scenes from the movie are definitely not only heart touching but allowing the people to feel motivated through the story.
Hence, the first name in the list of self-help movies on Netflix has to be
Based on the 1986 Winston Groom novel, Forest Grump is a classic 1994 American drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Eric Roth. Starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson and Sally Field, the story revolves around Forrest Gump (Hanks), a slow-witted but kindhearted man from Alabama. It takes us through several decades of his life while he witnesses and unwittingly influences several defining historical events in the 20th-century United States.
Self-help, by definition, is to learn things to achieve your dreams, if briefly put. Entrepreneurs incept on teh journey to make a difference and the pysche for the same can be transitioned through good movies. They are great to get an insight into the leadership mindsets.
And when it comes to inspiring stories, Pursuit of Happyness can't be missed. Yes, Happyness with the "Y", this movie has a special message behind in that intentionally misspelt word. The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 American biographical drama film directed by Gabriele Muccino co-starring the father-son duo of Will Smith as (Chris Gardner, a homeless salesman) and his son Jaden Smith (Christopher Jr).
The movies all about uplifting from the struggles with street smartness. A must-watch for people on the journey to reinvent themselves at any stage of their life.
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And as the audience is evolving and discovering self-help, movies and the most celebrated Netflix platform around the globe, Netflix has catered to the need for movies beyond entertainment.
When it comes to entertainment, a good comedy movie is an unbeaten choice. But what if there is something to learn from it as well. Yes Man, the 2008 comedy film directed by Peyton Reed, written by Nicholas Stoller, Jarrad Paul, and Andrew Mogel and with Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel facing the camera is one such watch. With some great comic scenes and life lessons wrapped in a movie, the story is loosely based on the 2005 memoir of the same name by humorist Danny Wallace, who also makes a cameo appearance in the film.
It is inevitable to think “What if I get lost in the Netflix loophole? Again.” Indeed, striving for a better self is not easy. But changing what view, when you are already your time glaring at the screens all day can be the first step.
But there are some movies that are beyond the realm of just entertainment, written and directed by christopher Nolan and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, the 2010 science friction weaves the story of a professional thief who steals information by infiltrating his target's subconscious. He is someone who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.
For someone who aspires to grow, indeed, hard work and focus are paramount but when it comes to entertainment, choosing wisely can also direct your hustle in a better way.
Dangal is a great way to rewire our minds around teh idea of women in the men's world, women in sports, and family's support to empower the girl child. When a wrestler comes to terms with the fact that he has 4 daughters in an Indian village, he makes it his dream to secure gold for the country by training them to be wrestlers. With Aamir Khan in the leading role, this movie is a classic watch for Indians and for foreigners, it is also a great way to represent the Indian cinema's diversity beyond songs used in zumba classes and Yoga.
The impactful stories are the ones told by the people themselves, documentaries have a knack for allowing viewers connect as story weaves based on real life of real people. In a time when our choices are becoming more commercial and influenced by fast fashion, Minimalism is a good watch in the self-help movies on Netflix category. Ok, its not a movie, but definitely self-help.
Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor's first feature filmmaking venture, The boy who harnessed the wind is about the inspiring true story of William Kamkwamba. Based on Kamkwamba's memoir, it showcases the life of a Malawian who ingeniously built a windmill to save his village from famine.
The 2015 biographical drama, Steve Jobs gives an insight into the life of an important man in the history, the founder of Apple Inc. Steve Jobs. It encompasses 14 years of his life from 1984 to 1998 with Michael Fassbender as Jobs, Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman and Seth Rogen, Katherine Waterston, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Jeff Daniels in supporting roles.
Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru is a 2016 documentary film directed by Joe Berlinger. It goes behind the scenes of his seminar "Date With Destiny" in Boca Raton, Florida taking place each year. The film captures the effort of producing as well as the effects of the participants.
The whole point of self-help is to target the energy on growth and if there is one thing that facilitates growth, it has to be, questions. Stephan Hawking, one of teh greatest minds on the face of the world, personified how questions can change our lives. Confined to wheelchair for most part of his life, The Theory of Everything is a great insight into his life through the lens of Director James Marsh.
Which movie have you seen in the recent times that helped you change teh course of your life in the positive direction? Let us know