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The Only Guide You Need for the Best Movies to Watch

The Only Guide You Need for the Best Movies to Watch

Everyone of us has a list of movies that have great impact in life: movies that inspire us when we’re lost in life; movies that cheer us up when we feel hopeless; and movies that bring us laughter when we want a break from the hectic life.

Here’s a list of great movies to watch that’s handpicked by Lifehack’s editors, from original movies to adaptations, from romance to fantasy, comedy and documentary. You will surely find some that fit what you need.

Motivational Movies That Lift You Up

35 Inspirational Movies That Will Change Your Life

Life-changing movies like Spirited Away and Life of Pi can perhaps help you discover the deeper meaning of life.

5 Movies That Will Have A Profound Impact On Your Life

‘If you want something, go get it.’ This is what we learn from the movie, The Pursuit of Happyness. Great movies like this can always teach us valuable life lessons.

20 Movies For People Who Are Having A Quarter-Life Crisis

When you’re in your late 20s and early 30s, do you feel like trapping in your job or relationship? Movies like Silver Linings Playbook and About Time are best for your quarter-life motivations.

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30 Movies You Should Watch Before 40

Turning 40 doesn’t mean getting old but being a little wiser and a little more mature. With this list, by the time you’re 40 you can say you know a little something about going through different life stages.

5 Feel Good Movies Guaranteed To Lift Your Spirits

Things don’t always happen as you wish and we all know that. But when the moment comes, all you need is the cure to help you cry it out, laugh out loud to start feeling better.

10 Movies You Should Watch To Boost Your Mood And Energy

There are films that make you cry (when you need a good cry), and help you vent your frustrations and enliven you.

Inspirational Movies That Lead You To Success

4 Awe-inspring Movies That Will Inspire the Bill Gates out of You

If you want to be like Bill Gates and create your own success in career, you should not miss these inspiring movies.

10 Movies You Need To Watch To Be More Successful

Sometimes a movie could be our motivational bridge to the success we truly desire. After watching these movies, you will come to know what kind of success you’re looking for.

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10 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

If you are preparing yourself to become an entrepreneur, you must watch these movies which get you the inspirations you need.

Joyful Movies To Watch With Your Kids And Families

16 Inspiring Movies To Watch With Children

These movies and fun animations deliver meaningful messages to kids and are really fun to watch.

10 Must Watch Movies To Share With Your Families (Especially During Christmas!)

These heart-warming Christmas movies are the best movie ideas for you to share with your families!

Classic Movies to Enjoy With Your Kids Even Though It’s Not Christmas Time

If you just want to stay at home and spend some quiet time with your kids, here’s a list of classic Christmas movies that all kids would love. Because all kids love Christmas!

Romantic Movies To Watch With Your Other Half

20 Best Romantic Movies to Watch on Valentine’s Day

Other than Titanic and Love, Actually, there are still a number of movies that would make you feel loved. What’s better than spending a movie night with your other half?

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Documentaries That Reveal The Unknown Side Of The World

21 Inspirational Documentaries That Will Change How You See the World

Documentaries are grounded in true stories and they can inspire in a way fictionalized films can’t. From the power of nature to the hidden truth of a person, all these are intriguing.

50 Best Documentaries Of All Time That Will Change Your Life

Documentaries have the potential to change your life, whether this involves a glimpse at the life of an unhealthy adult or traveling with a flock of animals.

Adapted Movies That Put Real Stories And Fiction On Screen

15 Classic Movies That Are Based On Real Stories

Have you ever wondered how it feels like when your life story is put on screen? Powerful stories like The Pianist are great examples of how talented producers turn real stories into fascinating movies.

20 Amazing Novels You Should Read Before You Watch The Movies Based on Them

Many blockbusters are adapted from great novels. Apart from reading the novels, you shouldn’t miss their adapted movies as they visualize your favorite characters on screen.

EXTRA! Too Good To Miss: Unnoticed Best Movies Of All Time

Best 25 Films In The 21st Century That You Should Not Miss (Concluded by BBC)

This list of amazing movies are concluded by BBC. There’re many amazing films released over the last 17 years. They’re all amazing in their unique way and some of them really stand out from others.

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12 Best Foreign Movies Of All Time That Will Expand Your Worldview

Not all foreign movies are boring or slow-paced, many in fact offer eye-opening insights. To truly enjoy the wide variety of films that’s out there, you can’t miss these impressive foreign films.

40 Best Indie Movies of All Time

There are blockbusters and then there are indie films which work with a limited budget and are produced independently. But these independent movies are often great ones.

10 Iconic Movies from the 90s

Most people don’t understand the nostalgia embedded with the 90s, but it’s easy to explain it once you know the immense amount of lifestyle improvements achieved in just ten years, and how it responds to a different uprising.

9 Movies You Would Love to Watch if You Know They Exist in 2015

Throughout 2015, there are so many blockbusters that you probably have watched, yet there are always some hidden gems that are yet to be discovered.

30 Best Movies of All Time

What makes a movie great? These 30 movies will tell you why some stand the test of time while others slowly (or rather quickly) lose their value.

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Last Updated on April 1, 2019

How to Be Happy: Why Pursuing Happiness Will Make You Unhappy

How to Be Happy: Why Pursuing Happiness Will Make You Unhappy

When we talk about happiness, we often think about staying happy all the time – every single day, every single minute with zero negativity. Many try to pursue this constant state of “happiness” as their ultimate goal, and avoid anything that may take it away from them.

But, what is the meaning of this type of “happiness”?

It’s a lot like your favorite food. The more often you have it isn’t always better. On the contrary, when you only have a chance to eat it sparingly, that’s when you really savor every bite. So is it the food itself that makes you happy, or is it how valuable it is to you when you are eating it?

Always remember that only by experiencing sadness do we understand what it is to be happy.

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Video Summary

Don’t Assume Others Are Always Happy

Most people see those who have seemingly perfect lives and assume they are happy all the time. Since childhood, we are conditioned to chase the idea of “happily-ever-after” that we see in fairytales. On social media, everyone tends to share only the best looking aspects of their lives. So, it’s very easy to have a distorted view of what “happiness” is around us.

In reality, there is always something missing, something lacking, or something unpleasant.

No one has a perfect life. Even the most glamorous celebrities or the richest billionaires have their own set of challenges and problems.

When we feel negative, we’re only focusing on a small fluctuating curve. As CEO of Lifehack, I’ve had to deal with countless problems, and some of them felt like real setbacks at the time. During those moments, it really seemed like these problems would be the life or death of my company and my life goals. But, I got through them; and, weeks, months and eventually years passed with many more ups and downs.

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You need to keep your sights on the extended curve.  Looking back now, a lot of those “really big” problems at the time now seem like only small blips in a long line of experiences. Recalling them in my mind now makes me smile!

Stop Trying to Be Happy–Just Be

It’s natural to want to be happy as often as possible.

So what can we do?

First, throw away the belief that a perfect life means happiness. Personally, I would be miserable if everything was perfect. It’s through experiencing the pains of lifelong challenges that drives us to care for others when they are experiencing similar trials. If life was perfect, you wouldn’t be able to empathize. If life was perfect, you wouldn’t grow.

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To be truly happy, stop chasing permanent happiness.

It sounds like a paradox. But, what I mean is to accept that there will be ups and downs throughout life. Gracefully understand that happiness is a fluctuation of positive and negative events.

Understand the importance of gratitude. Instead of focusing on the unpleasant moment, flash back your memory to when you didn’t have something. I like to think about my career, for example. When I didn’t have a career I was passionate about, I felt lost and demotivated. I felt like everyone was figuring out their lives but me. But, when I found my purpose and started Lifehack, I was deeply happy, even before I realized I would be successful! This memory keeps me going when I hit tough spots. It takes the darkness to make us grateful for the light.

Happiness and Sadness Exist Together

What it all comes down to is this: your life will be filled with beautiful, happy and incredible moments–happy tears and joyous shouts and funny stories. But, your life will also be filled with rain and storms that never seem like they will pass while you’re going through them.

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But, whether your face is warmed by the sunshine, or your heart is dampened by the rain, know that it’s all part of the ebb and flow of life.

Treasure the happy moments and power through the sad ones. Don’t try to avoid “sad” or “negative” experiences, and blindly chase being “happy”. In the end you will achieve a true level of contentment in your life, based on meaningful experiences and achievements. Being able to create growth and meaning out of both positive and negative events — that is the true meaning of “happiness”.

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