Inspirational films

I'm going on a long travel in November, and I'm planning to stock up on movies on my iPod before I leave.
So my question to you is;

Which film inspires you the most, and why? And please post at least one picture from the film!

Lost in Translation
I love the colours in this movie. I love the sounds, and the melancholy. And I love the concept of exploring a city the way that she does. Here are a couple of pictures;

Breakfast at Tiffany's
I just adore Audrey Hepburns style in this movie. I always get inspired to be stylish and girly when I watch this film. And I love the music and "Cat", the "no-name slob". ;)

Tell me yours!
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind;

Love the story, the colours, the music. Just, ♥.

Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain;

Well, i don't think i have to tell anything, ;).

And for a bit humor, The Big Lebowski;

Well, it's the duuuude! :D

And for some shooting and humor, The Usual Suspects;

Really mindfucking! :)


Currently, Brideshead Revisited, mainly for Ben Whishaw's performance and the prettiness.

Somehow I completely forgot to include why it's inspiring... Haha, my apologies.

I adore this film because even though deep down we all know this world is pretty damn wonderful, watching this just really makes you think it. Anytime I catch myself feeling apathetic or jaded this film just wakes me up. It makes me want to get out and see everything!
The Lives of Others; a sad, brilliant story. It's all in German, but is so entrancing, it pulls you in.

Also, like, any Claire Danes movie (say what you want, I like her). She makes me feel like I should be a better girl, if that makes any sense (not girlier or something just...I don't know. It's hard to explain). Some examples:


Stage Beauty

(plus, grar Billy Crudup)

Shop Girl
I second Eternal Sunshine and Amelie.
and especially Baraka!
my most inspirational films are along the same lines of Baraka.

The Qatsi Trioloy!
Godfrey Reggio = director. Philip Glass = music. Ron Fricke (director of Baraka)= cinematography.
absolutely amazing.
Like Baraka, it's all real!

Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance.

Powaqqatsi: Life in Transformation

Naqoyqatsi: Life as war

the first is my favorite, inspiration-ally speaking.
Garden State:

Pans Labyrinth:

Love Actually:

Edward Scissorhands:

The Prestige:

V for Vendetta:

I couldnt load pictures due to my dial-up - But im sure you all know them.

just a few
american beauty
lord of the rings
boondock saints
harold and maude
the dark knight



Definitely Maybe

Diarios de Motocicleta

Todo Sobre Mi Madre

Y tu mama tambien

200 Cigarettes (it's the most positive movie i've ever seen)



this will always be my number one:

the fountain. it's such a sad and yet beautiful story. the visuals and musical score are also breathtaking when paired together.

i second the motorcycle diaries, pan's labyrinth, and any jean-pierre jeunet or wes anderson directed movie.

(city of lost children)


also, good bye lenin.

little miss sunshine.

i also really love a movie with good animation. : ) movies like the last unicorn, anything studio ghibli/hayao miyazaki, classic disney movies, and the like.. bring back a lot of fond memories for me.

Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle

Because it connects me to my roots & is a celebration of Gaelic language, culture and folklore.