5 Movies That Make You Think

5 Movies That Make You Think

Absorb yourself in some of these compelling flicks.

Usually you watch movies with the intention of relaxing and giving your mind an escape from the real world for a little bit, but once in a while, you come across a movie that really makes you pay attention, or even changes your outlook on life. Here are five movies that I have seen that made me think differently. I’m not going to spoil the plots if you haven’t seen them yet, but I recommend watching a few of these if you’re in for a thought-provoking or inspirational flick.


This is one that everyone talks about being so confusing, but it really does have an interesting storyline to it – a man has the ability to enter into people’s dreams.

Life of Pi

This movie makes you think because it is about having faith, even in the toughest situations. It’s about a boy who is the lone human survivor of a sunken ship – along with a giant tiger.

The Martian

This movie is thought-provoking because it makes you wonder what life would be like on another planet. An added bonus – Matt Damon is the Martian.

Patriot’s Day

This one really hits home because it’s based off of the true events of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. Seeing how the two young men planned it all out is shocking.

Over the Hedge

Yes, I’m serious. Give this cute animated movie a chance. It’s a classic, in my opinion, and it makes you think about the impact that humans have on animals and their natural habitats.

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

The best kind of long-distance relationship.

Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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