50+ Life-Changing Movies to Watch With Teenagers

Teenage years is the best time for parents to teach their growing kids some life lessons that they will bring towards their adult years.

And what better way to let them know what being an adult is like than by bonding with them sharing them your own stories and experiences which helped you become the adult that you are now or better yet, to make it more exciting, show them these lessons by way of watching movies!

So, here is a list of life-changing movies that you can watch with your teenager movies that will not leave them red-faced discussing things with you that concerns them because these movies are sooo relatable and fun!

Admit it, you had fun watching these before, right? or even until now!

Parents, we highly recommend that you watch these movies with your teen children. Aside from being an activity where you can bond, you can also be sure that what they are watching is appropriate for their age.

1. Mean Girls (2012)

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Stars:Lindsay Lohan,Jonathan Bennett,Rachel McAdams

Cady Heron is starting a new life out of the jungle in Africa where she has lived with her parents for 15 years. Now, as she goes to high school, Cady learns about the jungle that is high school. There, she meets her friends and get to know about the beautiful popular girls called the Plastics led by Regina. Wanting to discover their secrets and laugh at them, Cady and her friends began a mission to make Cady become a Plastic. She quickly became a part of the group, but Cady began falling in love with Reginas boyfriend, Aaron. As Cady and her friends try to bring Regina down, Cady soon finds herself becoming a real Plastic.

What it teaches?

Popular kids are often the nastiest.

Calling somebody else fat wont make you any skinnier. Calling someone stupid doesnt make you any smarter. And ruining Regina Georges life definitely didnt make me any happier. All you can do in life is try to solve the problem in front of you. Cady

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2. 10 Things I Hate About You (2000)

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Stars:Heath Ledger,Julia Stiles,Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik

Beautiful and popular Bianca Stratford has a dilemma: she cant go on a date until her older sister, Katarina an indie rock gal with a feminist prose and largely unpopular does have a date. The search began until mysterious Parick Verona is paid to date Kat. Will he win Kats heart? Or will things go south when Kat finds out?

I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair. I hate the way you drive my car. I hate it when you stare. I hate your big dumb combat boots, and the way you read my mind. I hate you so much it makes me sick; it even makes me rhyme. I hate it, I hate the way youre always right. I hate it when you lie.

I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry. I hate it when youre not around, and the fact that you didnt call. But mostly I hate the way I dont hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all. Kat

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3. Easy A (2011)

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Stars:Emma Stone,Amanda Bynes,Penn Badgley

High school student Olive Penderghast becomes the subject of the schools rumor mill when she lies about an affair with a non-existent college freshman. Soon, this rumor spreads across the school and she found a way to become popular. She then built lies upon lies of sleeping with a bullied friend, and more, but soon enough, students branded her as a slut, and she must find a way to save face before she gets expelled.

Life Lesson: There are two sides to every story.

Relax. Jesus. What is with you gays? Are you really that repulsed by lady parts? What do you think I have down there? A gnome? Olive

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4. Ferris Buellers Day Off (1986)

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Stars:Matthew Broderick,Alan Ruck,Mia Sara

Wise high school student Ferris Bueller wants to have a day off from school and eventually pulled it off, but the school principal is determined to catch him.

Life Lesson: Stop and smell the roses.

Life moves pretty fast. If you dont stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Ferris Bueller

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5. Stand by Me (1986)

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Stars:Wil Wheaton,River Phoenix,Corey Feldman

Four friends began a quest to find the body of a missing local boy. As these 12-year-old boys set off into the woods to see it for themselves, they learn more about themselves and what friendship is all about.

It happens sometimes. Friends come in and out of our lives, like busboys in a restaurant.

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6. The Hunger Games Set (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

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Stars:Jennifer Lawrence,Josh Hutcherson,Liam Hemsworth

The series began whenKatniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sisters place when she was chosen to play in the Hunger Games, a competition where two representatives from each of the 12 districts of Panem are chosen by lottery to fight to death. She and another representative, Peeta Mellark, join other participants as they battle to survive the Hunger Games.

As they emerge as the winners, Katniss and Peeta, visit all the districts but before going there, President Snow talked with Katniss as he senses a potential uprising when Katniss defied him when she chose to die with Peeta. However, Katniss decided to go against Snows will and eventually sparked a rebellion in the district of Panem which angered the Capitol.

The uprising finally destroyed the games and under President Coins leadership, Katniss becomes the Mockingjay, the symbol of rebellion for the districts of Panem. All these while Peeta remained with the Capitol. Katniss now finds a way to save him.

With the war escalating, Katniss remains firm in her goal to assassinate President Snow and return peace to the districts. Will she return victorious?

May the odds be ever in your favor. Katniss

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7. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

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Stars:Shailene Woodley,Ansel Elgort,Nat Wolff

When 17-year-old Hazel Grace who has lung cancer joins a support group, she met 18-year-old Gus who lost part of his leg to cancer but was apparently cured. They fall in love and Hazel tells Gus about her favourite novel and her dreams of meeting its author, Van Houten in Amsterdam. Gus contacted Van Houten, who invites them to visit him. But arriving there, things are not what they seem to be.

Hello. My name is Hazel Grace Lancaster. And Augustus Waters was the star-crossed love of my life. Ours is an epic love story and I probably wont be able to get more than a sentence out without disappearing into a puddle of tears. Like all real love stories, ours will die with us, as it should. You know, Id kind of hoped that hed be the one eulogizing me, because there is really no one else Yeah, no, um

Im not gonna talk about our love story, cause I cant. So instead Im gonna talk about math. Im not a mathematician, but I do know this: There are infinite numbers between zero and one. Theres point one, point one two, point one one two, and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger set of infinite numbers between zero and two or between zero and a million.

Some infinities are simply bigger than other infinities. A writer that we used to like taught us that. You know, I want more numbers than Im likely to get, and God, do I want more days for Augustus Waters than what he got. But Gus, my love, I can not tell you how thankful I am, for our little infinity. You gave me a forever, within the numbered days. And for that I am I am eternally grateful. I love you so much. Hazel Grace

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8. Holes (2003)

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Stars:Shia LaBeouf,Sigourney Weaver,Jon Voight

Young boy Stanley Yelnats IV was wrongfully convicted of stealing and was sent to Camp Green Lake, a desert detention camp where he and all others were tasked to dig holes for a mysterious reason. Stanley decides to find out why.

Mr. Sir: Stanley Yelnats the Fourth?

Stanley: Everyone in my family names their son Stanley, cause its Yelnats backwards. Its this little tradition.

9. The Theory of Everything (2015)

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Stars:Eddie Redmayne,Felicity Jones,Tom Prior

This is the love story of the most brilliant physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde, the arts student Stephen met and fell in love with when he was studying at Cambridge in the 1960s as a cosmology student. At 21 years old, Stephen was diagnosed with a fatal illness and was given just two years to live. But his will and determination were solid and with Janes love for him, he soon became one of todays brilliant minds, whilst being a husband and a father of three. However, Stephens body started to deteriorate. But despite this, his mind is great shape than ever making him known as Einsteins successor.

There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While theres life, there is hope. Stephen Hawking

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10. The Way Way Back (2013)

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Stars:Steve Carell,Toni Collette,Allison Janney

When timid 14-year-old Duncan joins his mother, her boyfriends and her boyfriends daughter on a summer vacation, he thinks hes off to nothing. But when he meets adult employees at the local water park, he discovers more about himself.

Dont die wondering, man. Duncan

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11. Maidentrip (2013)

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Stars:Laura Dekker

Laura Dekker, 14, dreams of sailing around the world alone. At 13, she wasnt allowed by Dutch authorities but after a year, she earned her right to sail. She then documented her two-year voyage in the different places she went such ashe Galapagos Islands, French Polynesia, Australia, and South Africa.

Nobody said life was easy. But thats a pretty annoying fact. Laura Dekker

12. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

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Stars:Logan Lerman,Emma Watson,Ezra Miller

Shy and introvert, 15-year-old Charlie has gone through so much in his young life his best friends suicide, his mental illness, and coping with his first love. Now, as he joins high school, he is welcomed by two seniors who will lead him to the real world.

I dont know if I will have the time to write any more letters because I might be too busy trying to participate. So if this does end up being the last letter, I just want you to know that I was in a bad place before I started high school, and you helped me. Even if you didnt know what I was talking about or know someone whos gone through it, you made me not feel alone. Because I know there are people who say all these things dont happen. And there are people who forget what its like to be 16 when they turn 17. I know these will all be stories someday. And our pictures will become old photographs. Well all become somebodys mom or dad.

But right now these moments are not stories. This is happening. I am here and I am looking at her. And she is so beautiful. I can see it. This one moment when you know youre not a sad story. You are alive, and you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And youre listening to that song and that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment I swear, we are infinite. Charlie

13. Paper Towns (2015)

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Stars:Nat Wolff,Cara Delevingne,Austin Abrams

It was an all-night adventure that changed a teenage boys life when his lifelong crush, Margo, disappears, and leaves him clues to follow. Along with his friends, he then searches for Margo in an adventure that would lead him to finding the true meaning of friendship and love.

You have to get lost before you find yourself. Margo

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14. Superbad (2008)

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Stars:Michael Cera,Jonah Hill,Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Two high school best friends are on their last weeks of high school and would want to have a memorable summer before they go off to college, but when their plans to go to an alcohol-filled party went wrong, what will happen?

You know when you hear girls say Ah man, I was so sh*t-faced last night, I shouldnt have f*cked that guy? We could be that mistake! Seth

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15. All the Harry Potter Movies

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Stars:Daniel Radcliffe,Rupert Grint, Emma Watson

Take your teens to the magical life of Harry Potter and his friends, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley as they embark on an adventure, meeting new friends and enemies alike at theHogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. However, Harrys struggle remains: getting away from the strongest dark wizard Lord Voldemort who wants all the power to himself and control everything.

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends. Dumbledore

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16. Super Size Me (2004)

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Stars:Morgan Spurlock,Daryl Isaacs,Chemeeka Walker

Documentarist Morgan Spurlock is into an experiment finding about how the fast food industry affects peoples health, and so he dares himself to eat only McDonalds meals three times a day for 30 days, and would always agree if he was asked for the meal to be super sized.

See, nows the time of the meal when you start getting the McStomach ache. You start getting the McTummy. You get the McGurgles in there. You get the McBrick, then you get the McStomach ache.

Right now Ive got some McGas thats rockin. My arms I feel like Ive got some McSweats goin. My arms got the McTwitches going in here from all the sugar thats going in my body right now. Im feeling a little McCrazy. Morgan Spurlock

17. 13 Going on 30 (2004)

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Stars:Jennifer Garner,Mark Ruffalo,Judy Greer

A girl was so humiliated after her 13th birthday party that she wished tojust hide until shes 30. The next day, she wakes up as a 30-year-old woman.

Who are these women? Does anyone know? I dont recognize any of them. I want to see my best friends big sister, the girls from the soccer team, my next door neighbor, real women who are smart and pretty and happy to be who they are. These are the women to look up to. Lets put life back into the magazine. And fun and laughter and silliness.

I think we all I think all of us want to feel something that weve forgotten or turned our backs on because maybe we didnt realize how much we were leaving behind. We need to remember what used to be good. If we dont, we wont recognize it even if it hits us between the eyes. Jenna

18. Pitch Perfect (all of them!)

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Stars:Anna Kendrick,Rebel Wilson,Brittany Snow

An aspiring DJ and a loner, Beca, who is a freshman at Barden University is enticed to join the schools all-girls singing group, The Bellas, bringing energy into the group, but will it be enough to take home the trophy at theInternational Championship of Collegiate A Cappella?

Beca: Are you sure about this?

Fat Amy: Have I ever let you down?

Beca: All the time.

Fat Amy: What?

Beca: Youre very unreliable. Its like one of the hallmarks of your personality.

Fat Amy: Youre not remembering all the times Ive been awesome.

19. Forrest Gump (1994)

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Stars:Tom Hanks,Robin Wright,Gary Sinise

An innocent man with low IQ but with good intentions, Forrest Gump unknowingly won the hearts of people as he joins the army for service in Vietnam, win medals, being the first man to make the smiley, get people to jog, donates, and do everything good in the world. But for Forrest, there is only one person he ever cared about, his childhood sweetheart, Jennny Curan.

My momma always said, Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what youre gonna get. Forrest Gump

20. Life is Beautiful (1997)

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Stars:Roberto Benigni,Nicoletta Braschi,Giorgio Cantarini

A heartbreaking movie about a Jewish librarian and his son who became victims of the Holocaust. In order to still paint a nice picture of the horrors of the Jewish Concentration Camp in the eyes of his son, he uses humour and imagination to make his son think of the Holocaust as a game and the grand prize for winning is a tank.

The game starts now. You have to score one thousand points. If you do that, you take home a tank with a big gun. Each day we will announce the scores from that loudspeaker. The one who has the fewest points will have to wear a sign that says Jackass on his back. There are three ways to lose points. One, turning into a big crybaby. Two, telling us you want to see your mommy. Three, saying youre hungry and want something to eat. Guido

21. Million Dollar Baby (2004)

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Stars:Hilary Swank,Clint Eastwood,Morgan Freeman

An aspiring boxerMaggie Fitzgerald is determined to achieve her dreams and wants an alienated boxing trainer, who isnt interested in training a girl, to train her to eventually become a professional.

Im 32, Mr. Dunn, and Im here celebrating the fact that I spent another year scraping dishes and waitressing which is what Ive been doing since 13, and according to you, Ill be 37 before I can even throw a decent punch, which I have to admit, after working on this speed bag for a month getting nowhere may be the Gods simple truth. Other truth is, my brothers in prison, my sister cheats on welfare by pretending one of her babies is still alive, my daddys dead, and my momma weighs 312lbs. If I was thinking straight, Id go back home, find a used trailer, buy a deep fryer and some oreos. Problem is, this the only thing I ever felt good doing. If Im too old for this, then I got nothing. That enough truth to suit you? Maggie Fitzgerald

22. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

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Stars:Tim Robbins,Morgan Freeman,Bob Gunton

This narrates the story of a successful banker wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. After his sentence to life imprisonment at Shawshank prison, he was able to meet other inmates, two of whom he became friends with who will help him find solace and redemption.

I dont know; every man has his breaking point. Red

23. Groundhog Day (1993)

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Stars:Bill Murray,Andie MacDowell,Chris Elliott

A frustrated weatherman finds himself living Groundhog Day over and over again, then realising he is doomed to spend forever seeing the same people and in the same situation every single day.

You want a prediction about the weather, youre asking the wrong Phil. Ill give you a winter prediction: Its gonna be cold, its gonna be grey, and its gonna last you for the rest of your life. Phil

24. Stepmom (1998)

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Stars:Julia Roberts,Susan Sarandon,Ed Harris

A divorced terminally ill mother has to learn to accept her former husbands new lover, who is set to become their childrens stepmother.

Isabel: You know, I never wanted to be a mom. Sharing it with you thats one thing. Its another to be looking over my shoulder for the next twenty years, knowing someone else would have done it better someone else would have done it right.

Jackie Harrison: What do you have that I dont?

Isabel: Youre Mother Earth, incarnate.

Jackie Harrison: Youre hip, and fresh.

Isabel: You ride with Anna.

Jackie Harrison: Youll learn.

Isabel: You know every story, every wound, every memory. Their whole lifes happiness is wrapped up in you every single second. Dont you get it? Look down the road to her wedding. Im in a room alone with her, fixing her veil, fluffing her dress, telling her no woman has ever looked so beautiful. And my fear is shell be thinking, I wish my mom was here.

Jackie Harrison: And mine is she wont.

25. Catch Me if You Can (2002)

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Stars:Leonardo DiCaprio,Tom Hanks,Christopher Walken

Before turning 19, high schooler Frank Abagnale, Jr was able to forge millions of dollars in bad checks while posing as aPan Am pilot, a paediatrician, and an attorney. Now, Carl Hanratty, a harsh FBI agent is coming to catch himif he can.

Dear Dad, you always told me that an honest man has nothing to fear, so Im trying my best not to be afraid. Frank Abagnale, Jr

26. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

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Stars:Dev Patel,Freida Pinto,Saurabh Shukla

An 18-year-old orphan, Jamal Malik from the slums of Mumbai is only a question away from winning 20 million rupees on Indias version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?. However, when the show was on break for the night, he was arrested for alleged cheating. To prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life that would reveal the answer to one of the game shows questions.

When somebody asks me a question, I tell them the answer. Jamal Malik

27. The Green Mile (1999)

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Stars:Tom Hanks,Michael Clarke Duncan,David Morse

The lives of the death row guards at a penitentiary are going to change after they meet John Coffey who was convicted of child murder and rape, who has a special gift. They then learn that there is something more to kind-hearted John.

Paul Edgecomb: On the day of my judgment, when I stand before God, and He asks me why did I kill one of his true miracles, what am I gonna say? That it was my job? My job?

John Coffey: You tell God the Father it was a kindness you done. I know you hurtin and worryin, I can feel it on you, but you oughta quit on it now. Because I want it over and done. I do. Im tired, boss. Tired of bein on the road, lonely as a sparrow in the rain. Tired of not ever having me a buddy to be with, or tell me where wes coming from or going to, or why. Mostly Im tired of people being ugly to each other. Im tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world everyday. Theres too much of it. Its like pieces of glass in my head all the time. Can you understand?

Paul Edgecomb: Yes, John. I think I can.

28. The Godfather Parts I and II

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Stars:Marlon Brando,Al Pacino,James Caan

When the aging patriarch of an organised crime family bequeaths his empire to his unwilling son, unfortunate events begin happening to the family, that led to war, murder, revenge and finally ends with the successor being chosen.

My father taught me many things here he taught me in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. Michael Corleone

29. Erin Brockovich (2000)

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Stars:Julia Roberts,Albert Finney,David Brisbin

Single mother Erin Brockovich who is desperate to find a job is given a job after her lawyer failed to defend her in a car accident she was in. She then begins to investigate a real estate caseinvolving the Pacific Gas & Electric Company, which she found out was illegally dumping deadly toxic wastes that are poisoning the residents nearby. With her wit and charm, Erin was able to bring down the multi-billion dollar company in one of Americas biggest class action lawsuits.

George: How many numbers you got?

Erin Brockovich: Oh, I got numbers comin outta my ears. For instance: ten.

George: Ten?

Erin Brockovich: Yeah. Thats how many months old my baby girl is.

George: You got a little girl?

Erin Brockovich: Yeah. Yeah, sexy, huh? How bout this for a number? Six. Thats how old my other daughter is, eight is the age of my son, two is how many times Ive been married and divorced; sixteen is the number of dollars I have in my bank account. 850-3943. Thats my phone number, and with all the numbers I gave you, Im guessing zero is the number of times youre gonna call it.

30. Dances with Wolves (1990)

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Stars:Kevin Costner,Mary McDonnell,Graham Greene

After Civil War soldier, Lt. John Dunbar, leads the Union troops to victory, he asks to be assigned to the deserted western frontier. There, he will meet a wolf and a band of Lakota Indians. He started to like the simplicity of their lifestyle that he chooses to leave his former life to be with them and falls in love with a woman raised by the tribe. However, things will turn for the worse when the Union soldiers arrive with a different plan for the land.

Many times Id felt alone, but until this afternoon Id never felt completely lonely. John Dunbar

31. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

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Stars:Gregory Peck,John Megna,Frank Overton

In 1932 in small-town Alabama, lawyerAtticus Finch is defending Tom Robinson, a black man who was charged with raping a white woman, and his children against prejudice.

Atticus Finch: I remember when my daddy gave me that gun. He told me that I should never point it at anything in the house; and that hed rather Id shoot at tin cans in the backyard. But he said that sooner or later he supposed the temptation to go after birds would be too much, and that I could shoot all the blue jays I wanted if I could hit em; but to remember it was a sin to kill a mockingbird.

Jem: Why?

Atticus Finch: Well, I reckon because mockingbirds dont do anything but make music for us to enjoy. They dont eat peoples gardens, dont nest in the corncrib, they dont do one thing but just sing their hearts out for us.

32. Jobs (2013)

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Stars:Ashton Kutcher,Dermot Mulroney,Josh Gad

This is the life story of Steve Jobs, one of the most exceptional minds who shaped modern technology from being a college dropout to being one of the most respected in his field.

Heres to the crazy ones. The misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes, the ones who see things differently. Theyre not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you cant do is ignore them. Because they change things they push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. Steve Jobs

33. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

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Please note that this movie is rated R due to war violence and language so recommended for teens over 18 only.

Stars:Tom Hanks,Matt Damon,Tom Sizemore

After the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, a group of US soldiers led by Cpt. Millerfrom the 2nd Ranger Battalion of the 29th Infantry Division, try to findPrivate James Francis Ryan whose brothers have been killed in action to save him at the Nazi occupied territory and bring him to his mother.

Private Ryan: Hell, these guys deserve to go home as much as I do. Theyve fought just as hard.

Captain Miller: Is that what Im supposed to tell your mother when she gets another folded American flag?

Private Ryan: You can tell her that when you found me, I was with the only brothers I had left. And that there was no way I was deserting them. I think shed understand that.

34. Dead Poets Society (1989)

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Stars:Robin Williams,Robert Sean Leonard,Ethan Hawke

English teacher John Keating is new at an all-boys preparatory school. He is known for his unorthodox style of teaching and when he meets shy Todd Anderson and roommate, Neil Perry, he introduces them to the Dead Poets Society and tells them to go against the norm. With this, the two begin to go for their dreams and seize the day.

We dont read and write poetry because its cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, O me! O life! of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life? Answer. That you are here that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be? John Keating

35. Good Will Hunting (1997)

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Stars:Robin Williams,Matt Damon,Ben Affleck

A gifted janitor at the MIT, Will Hunting, is excellent at mathematics, and when he was about to be sent to jail, a MIT professor helps him on one condition that he works with him for maths and that he sees a psychologist, who will eventually change his life.

Youre not perfect, sport, and let me save you the suspense: this girl youve met, shes not perfect either. But the question is whether or not youre perfect for each other. Sean

36. Pay it Forward (2000)

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Stars:Kevin Spacey,Haley Joel Osment,Helen Hunt

Troubled young boyTrevor McKinney is trying to do good deeds when his new social studies teacher gives him an assignment to help change the world. Trevor then thought of a plan to pay a favour forward, repaying good deeds by doing new good deeds to three strangers. Gradually, Trevor became the key to changing not only his life but all the other people around him.

I think some people are too scared, or something. I guess its hard for people who are so used to things the way they are even if theyre bad to change. Cause they kind of give up. And when they do, everybody kind of loses. Trevor McKenney

37. Empire of the Sun (1987)

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Stars: Christian Bale,John Malkovich,Miranda Richardson

This chronicles the life of a young English boy James Graham whose life was turned upside down during theJapanese occupation during World War II. He was separated from his parents, and is being forced to live and in a confinement camp, suffering food shortages and illnesses. Despite this, James put up a positive attitude, hoping to reconstruct his former life.

Jim: I was dreaming about God.

Mother: What did he say?

Jim: Nothing.


Jim: He was playing tennis.

38. Crash (2004)

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Stars:Don Cheadle,Sandra Bullock,Thandie Newton

Different complicated lives intertwine over a 36-hour period in Los Angeles in connecting stories of loss and redemption.

Its the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. Were always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something. Graham

39. The Descendants (2011)

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Stars:George Clooney,Shailene Woodley,Amara Miller

After his wife was seriously injured in a boating accident, land baron, Matt King, searches for his daughter and tries to bring her home and reconnect with her.

I dont want my daughters growing up entitled and spoiled. And I agree with my father you give your children enough money to do something but not enough to do nothing. Matt King

40. Into the Wild (2007)

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Stars:Emile Hirsch,Vince Vaughn,Catherine Keener

Top student and athlete Christopher McCandless decides to leave his possessions and donate his entire savings to charity after graduating from Emory University. He then trekked his way to Alaska and live in the wilderness, and along the way, meets different characters that will eventually shape his life.

Happiness only real when shared. Christopher McCandless

41. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

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Stars:Ellen Burstyn,Jared Leto,Jennifer Connelly

Four peoples dreams are shattered when their addictions while wanting to achieve their dreams get stronger.

Sara Goldfarb: Im somebody now, Harry. Everybody likes me. Soon, millions of people will see me and theyll all like me. Ill tell them about you, and your father, how good he was to us. Remember? Its a reason to get up in the morning. Its a reason to lose weight, to fit in the red dress. Its a reason to smile. It makes tomorrow all right. What have I got Harry, hm? Why should I even make the bed, or wash the dishes? I do them, but why should I? Im alone. Your fathers gone, youre gone. I got no one to care for. What have I got, Harry? Im lonely. Im old.

Harry Goldfarb: You got friends, Ma.

Sara Goldfarb: Ah, its not the same. They dont need me. I like the way I feel. I like thinking about the red dress and the television and you and your father. Now when I get the sun, I smile.

42. The Help (2011)

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Stars:Emma Stone,Viola Davis,Octavia Spencer

Set during the civil rights movement of the 1960s, aspiring author Skeeter wants to write a book about the state ofAfrican American maids in Jackson, Mississippi, and what they view about the white families they work for.Along the way, Skeeter finds unlikely friendships and eventually showed the true face of Jacksons high society.

Constantine Jefferson: What you doin hiding out here, girl?

Eugenia Skeeter Phelan: I just couldnt tell mama I didnt get invited to the dance.

Constantine Jefferson: Thats all right. Some things we just got to keep to ourselves.

Eugenia Skeeter Phelan: The boys say Im ugly. Mama was the third runner-up in the Miss South Carolina pageant

Constantine Jefferson: Now you quit feeling sorry for yourself. Now thats ugly. Ugly is something that grows up from inside you. Its mean and hurtful, like them boys. Now you not one of them, is you?

[Skeeter shakes her head]

Constantine Jefferson: I didnt think so, honey. Every day youre not dead in the ground, when you wake up in the morning, youre gonna have to make some decisions. Got to ask yourself this question: Am I gonna believe all them bad things them fools say about me today? You hear me? Am I gonna believe all them bad things them fools say about me today? You hear me today? All right? As for your mama, she didnt pick her life. It picked her. But you, youre gonna do something big with yours. You wait and see.

43. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

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Stars:Russell Crowe,Ed Harris,Jennifer Connelly

This is the story of mathematics genius and Nobel Prize recipient John Forbes Nash, Jr. and his struggles with paranoia. The story revolves around how the government asks Nashs help breaking Soviet codes. As he grows more paranoid, he soon discovers something that would turn his life around.

Nash:Ive always believed in numbers, in equations, in logic and reason.But after a lifetime of such pursuits: I ask What truly is logic? Who decides reason? My quest has taken me to the physical, the metaphysical, the delusional, and back. I have made the most important discovery of my career the most important discovery of my life. It is only in the mysterious equations of love that any logic or reasons can be found. I am only here tonight because of you

Nash: [looking at and speaking to Alicia]

Nash: You are the only reason I am. You are all my reasons. Thank you.

44. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

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Stars:Brad Pitt,Cate Blanchett,Tilda Swinton

This film recounts the extraordinary life of Benjamin Button, a man who was aging backwards, being born with different aging diseases, but surviving and getting younger as he ages. He then meets Daisy who he fell in love with but their bizarre situation makes it difficult for them as Daisy gets older, Benjamin gets younger.

For what its worth: its never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. Theres no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life youre proud of. If you find that youre not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again. Benjamin Button

45. Fight Club (1999)

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Stars:Brad Pitt,Edward Norton,Meat Loaf

When an insomniac office worker tries to relieve his insomnia by attending support groups, he though he was on the right track. But when he meets Tyler, an impulsive soapmaker, he was dragged into an underground fight club.

Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men whove ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we dont need. Were the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great Wars a spiritual war our Great Depression is our lives. Weve all been raised on television to believe that one day wed all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we wont. And were slowly learning that fact. And were very, very pissed off. Tyler Durden

46. Whiplash (2014)

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Stars:Miles Teller,J.K. Simmons,Melissa Benoist

A 19-year-old drummer, Andrew Nieman, is dreaming of becoming the greatest jazz drummer in the world and goes to a music conservatory known for its ruthless methods. He then meets one of the most respected professors at the school who will do everything to push him to his potential.

There are no two words in the English language more harmful than good job. Terence Fletcher

47. The Book Thief (2013)

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Stars:Sophie Nlisse,Geoffrey Rush,Emily Watson

Young Liesel Meminger finds comfort stealing books and sharing them with others. But during World War II Germany, when people are being forced to burn their books, Liesel recovers one book, but her adoptive parents must protect her in the basement of their home.

There once was a ghost of a boy who liked to live in the shadows, so he wouldnt frighten people. His job was to wait for his sister, who was still alive. She wasnt afraid of the dark, because she knew thats where her brother was. At night, when darkness came to her room, she would tell her brother about the day. She would remind him how the sun felt on his skin, and what the air felt like to breathe, or how snow felt on his tongue. And that reminded her that she was still alive. Liesel Meminger

48. 127 Hours (2010)

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Stars:James Franco,Amber Tamblyn,Kate Mara

Based on the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston who was trapped under a boulder while canyoneering by himself near Moab, Utah and decides to make desperate measures to survive.

You know, Ive been thinking. Everything is just comes together. Its me. I chose this. I chose all of this. This rock this rock has been waiting for me my entire life. In its entire life, ever since it was a bit of meteorite a million, billion years ago up there In space. Its been waiting, to come here. Right, right here. Ive been moving towards it my entire life. The minute I was born, every breath Ive taken, every action has been leading me to this crack on the earths surface. Aron Ralston

49. The Blind Side (2009)

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Stars:Quinton Aaron,Sandra Bullock,Tim McGraw

This is the true story ofAmerican football player Michael Oher, who was a homeless 17-year-old boy, who was taken in by couple, Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy. Leigh Anne made sure Michael goes to school and when he expressed his desire for football, she helps him and saw his skills. Michael was then discovered and soon he becamethe first-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in the 2009 NFL draft.

Courage is a hard thing to figure. You can have courage based on a dumb idea or mistake, but youre not supposed to question adults, or your coach or your teacher, because they make the rules. Maybe they know best, but maybe they dont. It all depends on who you are, where you come from. Didnt at least one of the six hundred guys think about giving up, and joining with the other side? I mean, valley of death thats pretty salty stuff. Thats why courage its tricky. Should you always do what others tell you to do?

Sometimes you might not even know why youre doing something. I mean any fool can have courage. But honor, thats the real reason for you either do something or you dont. Its who you are and maybe who you want to be. If you die trying for something important, then you have both honor and courage, and thats pretty good. I think thats what the writer was saying, that you should hope for courage and try for honor. And maybe even pray that the people telling you what to do have some, too. Michael Oher

50. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

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Stars:Michael Moore,Charlton Heston,Marilyn Manson

Activist filmmaker Michael Moore examines where Americas gun violence.

Michael Moore: If you were to talk directly to the kids at Columbine or the people in that community, what would you say to them if they were here right now?

Marilyn Manson: I wouldnt say a single word to them. I would listen to what they have to say, and thats what no one did.

51. Five Feet Apart (2019)


Stars:Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Moiss Arias

Stella Grant lived almost all her life inside the hospital, doing the same things every day, because of her illness called cystic fibrosis. But one day, she meets Will Newman, a guy who also suffers from the same condition. As days go by, their relationship becomes deeper and deeper, but they discover they can never be together.

Dont think about what youve lost. Think of how much you have to gain. Live, Stella.

Which of these life-changing movies have you watched yourself?