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5 movies that will inspire you to go on a journey of self-discovery

Harshita Alok Sharma

Harshita Alok Sharma
Apr 21, 2021

Cinema is capable of filling all voids in life - it can entertain, make you introspect, inspire you, make you laugh or even shed tears. There is something incredible about watching a film that provides a thought-provoking experience. Some films will make you want to go on a journey of self-discovery and find acceptance in yourself.

Here are five movies you can stream now that are filled with incredible stories of self-discovery.

1
Into the Wild
8.5OTTplay Rating
Sean Penn’s Into The Wild is the tale of Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch), a young graduate who decides to let go of all his possessions and hitchhike across America. He embarks on his journey and witnesses several events that transform the way he is. Based on the book of the same name by Jon Krakauer, the film is a guide to spirituality.
2
Life of Pi
8.1OTTplay Rating
Nominated for 11 Academy Awards, Life of Pi won four Oscars in 2013. The film follows Pi Patel who must survive in a lifeboat that is in the middle of the ocean. With limited supplies and no way out, Pi is also stranded on the boat with a hyena and a Bengal tiger. Life of Pi is a struggle for survival that will inspire you.
3
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
7.7OTTplay Rating
Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty teaches its audience to let go of their inhibitions and try everything once in life. A film that is bound to make you feel optimistic, this Stiller, Kristen Wiig-starrer follows Walter Mitty who sets out on an adventurous journey when his job is threatened.
4
Wild
7.5OTTplay Rating
Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) decides to hike along the 1,100 mile-long Pacific Crest Trail after her divorce on a journey of self discovery in Wild. This soul-cleansing film is a story of triumph, adversity and empowerment.
5
Forrest Gump
9.2OTTplay Rating
Tom Hanks’ performance in Forrest Gump is one of his most memorable ones yet. He plays the role of the titular character who is narrating the story of his life and how he found himself to be in the middle of important historical events. Forrest Gump is the perfect pick if you find yourself demotivated.
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