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Uplifting movies: my list

To say that I love movies is an understatement. I watch movies as a hobby, a recreation and also, as a study of humankind. Movies have always shaped my consciousness and who I am today. Due to my job as a movie translator (I do this in my extra time) I have seen and savoured many movies that have also shaped my general taste. But for me, a movie’s essential components are merely a good story, good characters and good acting. If only one of these is present, I can enjoy the movie just fine. What I mean is, I definitely appreciate a profound piece of cinematic art, but I can also relish a light-hearted movie that happens to contain a gentle message, regardless of its directing or camera-work. You may have guessed my favourite type of movie: one with a message. Preferably, with an uplifting message.

In this post I tried to collect those movies that have stayed with me years after I first saw them, movies that contain a beautiful story with a profound message. Movies that make me want to be a better person. I highly recommend each and every one of these, you can click on the titles and that will take you to the respective imdb page, where you can find out more about each specific piece. There is no specific order, I just put them on the list randomly, regardless of genre or their release time.

Since the list is not comprehensive by far, please add your picks, if you have any that you don’t see here. I will also be adding movies as I see them, or as I remember some favourites from the past. read more »

WWW.WISHUPONAHERO.COM

I have come across this amazing website the other day. I was browsing on a message board related to a favourite singer of mine, and someone posted this link regarding some help she was trying to give to someone from the board. It’s wonderful that people do care, that people do take the initiative and start something that grows with time to become a world-altering project.

Basically, this is a non-profit organization that grants wishes, regardless of age, sex, religion, etc. Anyone can make a wish, and anyone can grant a wish. I have always had problems with charities in the sense that money one gives there is given without a name, without a face, and you never know where your money will end up. I am not saying I don’t have trust in charities, although there are many who will take advantage. I’m just saying that this website is a universal chain of love where some single mom is asking for help for her kids’ Christmas, and an old teacher, perhaps from another country, will offer to send her money for a grand, festive meal. There are people asking for material help, others for spiritual, and otherwise. People comment, people ask, people reply, people HELP. It’s something I had been toying with for months now, something to gather as many people as possible to start helping each other, through small steps first. But this website is a very well organized charity place already, there is a foundation, there is a shop, one can donate, or just browse and “listen” to how people ask, and receive help. It’s wonderful!

HTTP://WWW.WISHUPONAHERO.COM

is the website, take a look and be uplifted. :) Anyone, even YOU can be somebody’s hero!!!