10 Movies For When You Need To Feel Inspired

10 Movies For When You Need To Feel Inspired

There's nothing better than a feel-good movie.

Last week's article was about movies to watch if you need a good cry, While these week's movies might make you cry as well, it should be for a different reason. These movies should inspire you and make you feel good. All the movies listed down below, are based on true stories.

Yes, they may not have happened exactly that way or have been altered for more drama or Hollywood effect but the core story did happen and that itself is remarkable.

Too often do these kinds of stories go unnoticed and in a way, we can thank the people in the movie industry who make it their jobs to find these stories and share them with the world. What think is also worth mentioning is the great diversity that these movies bring with them. It sends the message that it doesn't matter who you are, where you come from or what you have done in your life so far, you always have the opportunity to do something extraordinary.

If you don't know what to do on a rainy Friday night and you want to just cuddle up on the couch, pick any of these movies and let yourself be inspired.

1. Hidden Figures

African American women working as human computers at NASA to help launch the first astronaut in space during a time when they still had to fight for their most basic rights? This story is so unbelievable, that it's crazy it took so long for Hollywood to make it into a movie.

2. Freedom Writers

It only takes one person who truly believes in you, to help you turn your life around. In this particular case, it was a teacher, who saw the incredible amount of potential in students who had not experienced much love or care before. Combine that with education and you have a recipe for success.

3. The Blind Side

A family is everything but the family doesn't always need to be blood-related. Taking that boy into their home and allowing him to unfold his potential was the greatest thing they could have ever done. There's a reason this movie was nominated at the Oscars.

4. The Pursuit of Happiness

A father who has lost it all fights his way back to provide a better life for his son and himself. No matter how low you think you have fallen, you can always get back up on your feet if you are willing to give it your all.

5. Eat Pray Love

It is never too late to change your life. You ALWAYS have the opportunity to pack up and leave if you deem it necessary. And while the journey itself can be scary, the rewards will be even more plentiful.

6. Soul Surfer

When life throws the absolute worst at you, you have two options. You can either quit or you can keep going despite the hardship to come out on top of it. That's exactly what this movie teaches you. Your dreams are never too far out of reach no matter what the circumstances might be.

7. Won't Back Down

Education is knowledge and knowledge is power. But what is even more powerful are two mothers who will stop at nothing to ensure that their children are getting the education they deserve. Because at the end of the day our children are our future.

8. Loving

Love can truly conquer it all. If it weren't for these courageous two individuals who decided to put an end to the interracial marriage barrier non-sense, many couples couldn't legally wed today which seems just completely outrageous. And they just did it because they loved each other. Plain and simple as that.

9. Erin Brockovich

Sheer will and determination can get you extremely far in life, even if you are going against a really big and powerful company. But doing the right thing is rarely the easy thing to do. This incredible movie gives hope that there is still some justice in the world and that the big companies can't just do whatever they want.

10. McFarland USA

Everyone has a great potential in them that is just waiting to come out. All too often people in underprivileged areas don't get that chance. But thankfully, this story is not about that. This story shows you that if you have someone who believes in and gives you the opportunity to let out that potential, anything is possible.

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50 Quotes from the Best Vines

If you're picturing the vines in your head, you're doing it right

In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

It was owned by Twitter and it was shut down because of so many reasons; the viners were leaving and making money from Youtube, there was simply no money in it and Twitter wanted us to suffer.

There's been a ton of threads on Twitter of everyone's favorite vines so I thought I'd jump in and share some of my favorites. So without further ado, here are some quotes of vines that most vine fanatics would know.

1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" "huh...Judas..no"

31. "Sleep? I don't know about sleep...it's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"

35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?

39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"

I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

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7 Random Thoughts And Deep Realizations I've Had As A Big Sister

Lessons that sisterhood has taught me.


I've been a big sister for about 15 years now, and my little sister has indirectly caused me to think about myriad things. Here are just a few that others can surely relate to.

1. I basically got the beta version of Mom and Dad's parenting, while my little sister gets the release version.

2. I'm supposed to be my sibling's role model, but I'm a mess who has no idea what I'm doing. Surely there's someone more qualified out there.

3. I don't pick on my sister because I hate her, I pick on her because that's my God-given right.

4. It's not that my sibling is babied by my parents, it's just that they are treating me like an adult.

5. I'm told I was originally super excited to have a little sister, I wonder what changed. Like what could my sister have done as a baby or toddler that made me go, "no I'm pretty much done with you."

6. Where's my thank you for not making teachers hate my sister solely on the grounds that we're related?

7. Hypothetically, would I like you more if we were full sisters, or do I only dislike you half as much as I could since we're half sisters?

I wouldn't replace my sister with anyone else in the world, I can't wait to see what else she helps me to realize as we get older. She's slow to get the joke, stubborn and is a little tone-deaf, but she puts up with an overly sarcastic, equally tone-deaf me, and I love her.

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