Movies/Watchlist

Movies are an excellent way  to see someone’s creative depiction of life’s issues and effectively examine a variety of feelings. A good movie makes you think, feel, learn and develop insight to similarities in your life. 

 

Couples who watch relationship-centered movies and then discuss them afterwards are more likely to still be together after three years, according to a study published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Below are a few of my favorites.  

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Stand By Me

Certainly a classic worth watching again. Youthful adventure and the power of friendship. 

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Jim Carey and Kate Winslett, this film in a comedic and serious way explores the intricacy of relationships and the pain of loss.

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Cast Away                 Tom Hanks, This movie is a moving exploration of what happens when everything we hold on to is taken away from us.

Recommendations...

 
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The Horse Whisperer

Trauma and healing.

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Antwone Fisher

Trauma, healing                    

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Amazon Prime Video: Modern Love -SN 1-Episode 3 - Take Me as I Am  A  A woman reflects on how her experience with bipolar disorder has impacted her love life.

*Article on this Episode here!

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On Golden Pond                  Loving, bickering relationship of couple in their 48th year.

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Little Miss Sunshine 

Whimsical, funny, thought provoking.

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The Blind Side

 (Sandra Bullock) Foster care, adoption, family bonding.

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Akeelah and The Bee

Caring, support, inspiration.

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Demi Lovatto - Simply Complicated

Drug abuse, serious young adult challenges.

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Forrest Gump
Kindness, love of others and the beauty of giving.
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Silver Linings Playbook                   Hope, courage and faith in the process of life promoting mental health recovery

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The Shawshank Redemption

Relationships and connections. 

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The Descendants 

Relationships, grief, loss.

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Love Story 

Love, family and relationships

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Life as a House

Life review, connections.

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A few good men 

An all star cast confronts the notion of doing the right thing .

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Working Girl

Women, Negative Relationships and Self Esteem,

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Thirteen

adolescence, drug abuse, emotional disturbance, cutting.

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Frozen
Fun but accurate depiction of anxiety and depression
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The Breakfast Club

Adolescence.

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The Big Chill

Friendship, support, life review.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Mental Illness.

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Terms of Endearment         Difficult life challenges, mother/daughter relationship,  empty nest syndrome, grief and loss/death, and terminal illness

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Rocky - A really nice feel-good movie from the past

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Awakenings

Mental illness. 

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Big

Childhood.

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Unorthodox- Fascinating movie about a woman in pursuit of self-determination
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Inside Out
Importance of feelings and Emotions
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A Beautiful Mind

Mental illness.

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Ordinary People

Suicide and family relationships

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off:
Speaks to the notion of taking risks and finding happiness.
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An Unfinished Life

Family, relationships, grief and healing.

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Family relationships and race relations.

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When Harry Met Sally
Relationships.
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Martian Child

Adoption, attachment.

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Collateral Beauty - Grief and loss turns to healing and recognizing love and support. 
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Won't You Be My Neighbor

Sweet, soulful documentary portrait of Fred Rogers and his classic children's television show.

More to come!