Growing up can be tough. And if you are studying away from home, you should probably know that better than anyone else. A lot of responsibilities stand by your side, and you are constantly required to make the best decisions for your life. Luckily for us, students, a lot of exceptional movies have been created to support us through the delicate transition from teenage to adulthood.
By watching them, we learn from the mistakes of the realistic characters and, most importantly, we understand that we are not alone during this overwhelming journey. In no particular order, here are 5 of the most brilliant movies that students need to watch ASAP:
1.Good Will Hunting
In a world where he can solve any problem, Will Hunting struggles to find his own identity. This movie illustrates an essential idea of growing up – that only through love we can find ourselves, and that opening our heart and mind to other people is also an important part. In fact, it is so important that it can even set us free from self-destruction.
2.The Perks of Being a Wallflower
This one is for all the shy, insecure and depressed students out there. Charlie, a 15-year old boy, has to find a way to cope with his first love, his own mental illness, his unknown identity, and the suicide of his best friend. His story has a happy ending, and it teaches us how to manage all the drama in our student lives, no matter how big.
3.Dead Poets’ Society
This movie will inspire you in many aspects of your life, such as pursuing your passion and challenging the status quo. It teaches you to live in the present moment and enjoy your life regardless of the difficulties you may encounter.
4. The Breakfast Club
This movie will teach you one of the most important steps of self-growth, which is letting go of your judgmental attitude towards the others. It is all about breaking the stereotypical barriers, and finding out who you really are.
5.The Theory of Everything
It’s the story of Stephen Hawking, the most brilliant physicist of our time. At 21 years old, he is diagnosed with a fatal illness which will only give him two more years to live. During this time, not only does he meet the love of his life, Jane Wilde, but he is also called the successor of Einstein by the fellow colleagues at Cambridge University. Despite what the doctors told him, Stephen Hawking lives to this day, although he cannot move or speak, thus requiring a computer to speak for him.