Here’s something most of you have probably figured out already: things don’t always work out like they do in most movies. Sometimes you get the girl, sometimes you don’t. Sometimes you get the girl and lose her within a short space of time. It doesn’t matter how much you love her.
People have a mind of their own, they don’t follow a conventional movie script. We make plans for this grand future only for something to happen that will forever ruin this future from happening. You ask the Gods why this is happening. You’ve been a good person. You don’t deserve any of this. It’s their silence that hurts the most.
Dreams don’t always come true. Movies are full of dreamers who make their dreams come true: Rocky goes the distance, Billy Elliot defies his blue-collar upbringing and becomes a professional ballet dancer, a slumdog can become a millionaire, the short but spirited Rudy can fulfill his dream of playing football for the University of Notre Dame, etc.
Sometimes these films can brighten our day and there’s certainly truth to be found in each of these movies. You should chase your dreams. You shouldn’t give up when faced with an obstacle. But sometimes we need to watch something a little closer to life. A little less fluff, a little more human. A film that doesn’t sugarcoat the existential darkness woven into our existence. Something far more relatable. These people on the screen are just like you and me. We are not alone.
In this list I have compiled 10 films that celebrate or portray everyday life. Some are more cynical than others, but I thought it was important to not just choose depressing films because even those with daily struggles – though don’t we all have them? – life isn’t constantly depressing. Sometimes → continue…
From:: Taste Of Cinema