by: True Activist.
One the most widely appreciated forms of entertainment is undoubtedly the realm of film and television. Pretty well all of us have seen a number of films and TV shows that have made us either laugh, cry, cheer or even at times leave us contemplating why it was ever made. An element that is not that common in film is to find bits of truth or consciousness, and that’s why we have put together a list of some of the films that could offer us a bit more than simple entertainment.
We created a Top 10 list of movies with a message of truth or consciousness. These movies were selected by our Facebook community in a survey we recently published. There are a lot of movies with a message of truth and consciousness however, we selected only the ones that were voted for.
1. V For Vendetta
Shows some of the corruption in the various levels of government, and how we are kept hidden from the truth. Ultimately also gives glimpses of the intention behind the New World Order, and how all it takes is a collective awakening and refusal to abide to bring an end to their power and control.
2. Fight Club
At the end it shows how the complete collapse of the financial and debt structures in place. Which is part of what will be required to shift the consciousness of the planet. Also shows the role the mind can play, and how easily it can mask itself as our true and only experience.
3. The Matrix
Gives a great representation of exactly what we are to the Elite of the world –batteries. We fuel their entire matrix and designed system. Perhaps even more profound is how this film reveals what it is like to awaken and step out of The Matrix into the real world. Only the minds stories and your ego are what limit you. The plot deals with humanity being taken over by Artificial Intelligent Machines. A small group of humans have been in a battle against the machines to reclaim earth and reality. The Machines have destroyed the real world, and created a simulation of the real world that only exist in the minds of those who are plugged into the Matrix. The matrix is the name of the simulated world. Those who have not been freed from the Matrix, believes everything they see, do, touch and feel is real. There remains one human city where the Machines haven’t conquered. This city is located deep underground and is called by the name of Zion. Those who are freed or unplugged from the Matrix, reside in the city of Zion. This is what the movie is about in short.
4. Into The Wild
It plays on the whole notion of an individual’s role in society. Chris realizes by entering the wild that he is stripped of all the weight of the world and his problems, because in the wild, there is no structure; there are no rules, laws, authorities, etc. It was bliss- just him and nature. It allowed him to see the world in a whole new way, that maybe all these things that we believe are so important to us (i.e money, good career, going to college, buying a beautiful house,) the materialistic and worldly desires, aren’t so important after all. It is all a distraction, an external one in which we ourselves can’t really see the true meaning of life when we have all these distractions. By entering the wild with little to no protection he finds his true happiness within his strong relationship with nature. In the end he is at peace with himself (which can be argued), is all that is really needed to fulfill one’s life. answers.yahoo.com
5. Requiem for a Dream
The film depicts the lives of four different people living in Brooklyn on their quest for satisfaction in life. It shows the direct and indirect effects that drugs and various addictions have on each of the individuals, and then portrays their downward spirals from the hopes of blossoming dreams into the helpless state of moral and physical decay. – imdb.com
With Avatar, Cameron has delivered a fast-paced fantasy adventure that weaves together a stream of powerful themes that are so important to our modern world that they extend far beyond the world of fictional film: Issues like corporations destroying nature for profit, the lack of respect for living creatures, and the failed policies of “military diplomacy” that the USA continues to pursue. The themes in Avatar reflect the greatest challenges of our modern world, and the message of Avatar is both deeply moving and highly relevant to the future of human civilization. – naturalnews.com
The message in 1984 was that the type of government portrayed will never be a benefit to society. It takes away all individuality both in people’s thinking and actions. It requires all people to be exactly alike so as to please the government and to stay within the prescribed constructs. It, also, can creates divisions between people with a sense of insecurity and suspicion. enotes.com
The film follows John Preston (Bale), a warrior-priest and enforcement officer in a future dystopia where both feelings and artistic expression are outlawed and citizens take daily injections of drugs to suppress their emotions. After accidentally missing a dose, Preston begins to experience emotions which make him question his own morality and moderate his actions, while attempting to remain undetected by the suspicious society in which he lives. Ultimately, he aids a resistance movement using advanced martial arts, which he was taught serving the very regime he is helping to overthrow.
The story is about a young gymnast Dan Millman played by Scott Mechlowicz, and his struggle to make sense of his life in which he is successful but still unfulfilled. By chance he meets his “Yoda”/Shaolin priest/Boss Paul who helps him “git his head straight” after which he goes on to be comfortable with his athletic prowess albeit not exactly Olympic caliber. When one is successful, one does not have the time and patience to look back or forward. Dan is leading his life in chase of a dream.
10. American History X
American X may confront uneasy truths, but it arrives at its brutal end via manipulated, often hackneyed means, making the lesson it carries a forced take-away, rather than the deftly told cautionary tale it could have been, had it trusted us to draw conclusions on our own.