4 Movies That Can Help You Through a Crisis of Self-Love

June 12, 2017

“A good wine is like a good movie: it lasts for an instant and leaves a glorious taste in your mouth.” So said Federico Fellini, the great Italian director. And what better way to enjoy that wonderful aspect of film than to watch movies that can help you overcome a crisis of self-love.

Film is more than just a form of entertainment, art, or whatever you want to call it; above all, it evokes feelings, whether it’s suffering, weariness, pain, fun, laughter, or fear. Known as the Seventh Art, it’s capable of tugging at the heartstrings. And who knows, maybe it could even change your life.

Movies that can help you overcome a crisis of self-love

Below, we’d like to share a list of movies that can be very useful for overcoming a crisis of self-love. Whether it’s due to personal disappointment, a boring job, or an unfulfilled dream, sometimes it’s hard to find the strength and motivation to keep going. So why not use film to give yourself a little push?

“People learn when they want to, when they find the motivation.”

-Javier Cámara – Living is Easy with Eyes Closed

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The Man with Rain in His Shoes (1998) – directed by María Ripoll

The Man with Rain in His Shoesdirected by María Ripoll, is a film with an international cast. It tells the story of a man who receives a second chance to redo a broken relationship, but the more he tries, the more he fails abysmally.

This film, starring international actors like Douglas Henshall, Lena Heady and Penélope Cruz, tells an interesting story. Sometimes we make things worse by entering into a relationship or a project that’s already broken

The interesting part is that we don’t realize that the answer could be right in front of our eyes, but we’re so stubborn that we refuse to see it. You just have to stop, relax, and look for a wider, more objective perspective. That might be the only way to find a new goal, lift your spirits, and find your self-love again.

Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014) – directed by Peter Chelsom

Hector is a psychiatrist who has lost his direction. He becomes bored with his life and notices that the advice he gives his patients isn’t helping them at all. So he decides to take a long trip to find the happiness he’s lost.

This film, directed by Peter Chelsom, stars Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike and Stellan Skarsgard, among others. In this movie, you can see that sometimes it’s easy to get carried away living a comfortable, uncomplicated life. 

But where’s the passion? When everything seems so simple, it’s easy to lose your self-love, because in reality it might not actually be that simple. It’s good to follow your dreams and seek to be happier, but it’s never good to get carried away by boredom and routine.

The Help (2011) – directed by Tate Taylor

The Help is a movie by Tate Taylor that surprised many people. It’s about women in the South of the United States who suffer in silence from degrading treatment just because of their race or social status. Does anybody hear them? Does anybody care about how they feel?

This fantastic movie, starring Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard and Emma Stone, is a tale of self-love, freedom, and speaking out against oppression. You don’t necessarily have to shout, but there’s always a way to raise your voice.

The film tells the story of various servants who find their voices by helping a young aspiring journalist write a book about their experiences. Through this book, they are able to be themselves and tell their stories. It helps them feel heard, loved, and valued.

Million Dollar Baby (2004) – directed by Clint Eastwood

They say that when you believe in something, you should do everything that’s within your power to achieve it. This is the story of Million Dollar Baby, directed by the master Clint Eastwood. Starring him, Hilary Swank, and Morgan Freeman, it’s a true tale of courage.

This film tells the story of a girl who wants to be a boxer. Despite the fact that people didn’t understand at first, she never gave up. She fought for her dream with all her strength. She did whatever she could to accomplish it. And above all, she didn’t let herself be intimidated by anything or anyone. Knowing that her dream depended on training each day, and on her drive to outdo the other female boxers who had many more years of training behind them, she put all her effort into achieving it.

“Sometimes I think the difference between what we want and what we’re afraid of is about the width of an eyelash.”

-Jay McInerney-

Without a doubt, Million Dollar Baby is a great film to round out this list of movies that can help increase your self-love. Do you feel like you’re in a crisis? If so, movies can be a great comfort. These are just four films that can do the trick, but the Seventh Art offers so much variety. Find the ones that uplift you and get carried away by the magic of the big screen.

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