Wednesday, January 07, 2009

My Top 5: Movies That Made Me A Better Person

What with all the resolutin', ball-droppin' and promises-not-yet-broken, I'm in the mood for My Top 5: Movies That Made Me A Better Person

In no particular order.

The Last Temptation Of Christ - Watching an almost-human Jesus struggle with his destiny and decisions helped me in my personal evolution regarding spirituality. It was an important step in my letting go of the need to have a supernatural deity monitoring my every move.

Roots - The TV mini-series taught this tweener, from a 98.8% all-White West Virginia county, a lot about history and a lot about life.

To Kill A Mockingbird - Want a lesson in in integrity? Pop in the DVD.

12 Angry Men - The original flick helped me recognize the most obvious answer isn't always the correct answer. Add to that the idea that if a human life is at stake, you put in the time.

Schindler's List - The movie that reminded me that sticking my head in the sand doesn't make the odds against me any better.


RedZeppelin said...

Good list.

As corny as it is, I might add It's a Wonderful Life. Nice reminder about what's important in life.

And maybe Stroker Ace.

Bionicbigfoot said...

What about 'Top Gun'? Danger zone? Beach volleyball?

primalscreamx said...

Heh, funny Red... It's A Wonderful Life finally explained what happened to me and just about everybody else I know.

I'd throw in Gattaca (no surprise), which taught me you can be what you pretend to be.