There are a few times in life when we pause, take a step back, and question our actions, thoughts, and even more rarely, our beliefs. For the introspective ones, it can happen on-the-go, but for the rest it is mostly an external force which pushes them to do so. And for the ‘cinemaholics’ such as us, that questioning in the pursuit of changing ourselves can be a matter of a movie experience! Yes, certain movies can totally transport us to the hidden places in our minds which we had never visited earlier, and help us bring about that transformation that we needed. This list is dedicated to a few such movies that you should watch if you want to change yourself for good. Happy transforming!
1. Samsara (2011)
This no-narration documentary, shot in twenty-five different countries over a period of five years, has its own quiet effect on the minds of its viewers. The mind is led to wander freely and explore, as the scenes take us through the aspects of our daily, modern life. It gives us an in-depth view of the mundane things that we do and live on, from technology to cosmetics to processed food, and leaves us with the taste of doubt in our mouths. Later, it gives us a view of some of the most simple and miraculous wonders of life. The scene, where a bald-tattooed father rocks his baby-daughter while she sleeps, will bring you a serene kind of a joy. Such is this movie’s silence. It will stay with you, and will hopefully leave you to question it all i.e. the ‘Samsara’ which means the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.
2. The Terminal (2004)