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    Default Movies that woke you up

    lets put together a list of movies that hit the mainstream.
    that made sense to us.
    maybe a bit of truth thown in for good measure.
    (i say us as we think out of the box)
    but made the general public sit up and say ahhh.
    and the movie made some sort of connection.
    if the movie mvie did wake you up please explain how and why.

    i will start .please add.

    the matrix
    knowing
    vanilla sky
    e.t
    contact

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    Hard Day's Night. Made me buy a guitar and have a very exciting life as a performer/musician while getting in touch with a deeper part of myself.

    Involvement with any art is always a movement towards Spirit.

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    A Hard Day's Night...WOW, that takes me back to 1965...
    I nearly lost my ear drums when all those school girls around me started screaming
    in a plush velvet cinema at Picadilly Circus...
    I guess that set the stage for me, too....
    just four years later I got to shake John Lennons hand...determined fan that i was...


    then "The Stalker" Russian movie by Andrei Tarkovski
    Meetings with Remarkable Men....about the life of G. I. Gurdjieff

    "The Fisher King"
    "The Fifth Element"

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    the old star trek series, star wars, close encounters of the third kind.
    Raiding the Matrix One Mind at a Time ...

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    Dirty Harry.
    I know what you are thinking, did I fire 5 shots or 6?
    To tell you the truth, in the excitement, I don't know.
    So the question you have to ask yourself is, are you feeling lucky today punk?
    Well?
    Are you?

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    • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    • Dersu Uzala
    • Starman
    • The Gods Must be Crazy
    • Star Wars
    • Crimson Tide
    • Good Will Hunting
    • The Bourne Identity
    • Unmistaken Child
    • Lord of the Rings
    • Kung Fu Panda
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    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
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    • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    • Dersu Uzala
    • Starman
    • The Gods Must be Crazy
    • Star Wars
    • Crimson Tide
    • Good Will Hunting
    • The Bourne Identity
    • Unmistaken Child
    • Lord of the Rings
    • Kung Fu Panda
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    I was originally going to put Lord of the Rings but thought it might be too cute. Thanks Bill.

    I also agree with The Gods Must Be Crazy. That one really made you think about what you "need", and how those "needs" can lead to unintended consequences.

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    I wasn't woken up by a movie...but the film Waking Life, directed by Richard Linklater, is brilliant and I believe has the potential to awaken.... not quite mainstream though.

    Escape to Witch Mountain (Disney) spoke volumes to me as a child.

    Jacobs ladder was an eye opener for me...on the black ops side of things.

    Altered states with William Hurt was pretty interesting

    Bliss (australian version)

    I'm sure there are more, but that's all (apart from the ones already listed) that come up for now
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    Ohh, there are too many. The last movie that really got me thinking quite a lot was "The Adjustment Bureau" - German title "Der Plan " (the plan). The author of the novel on which this movie was based is very good. Written by my most loved Philip K. Dick. His live was really full of mysterious events. There is a lot of information about him. I do not think he went completely mad. There was a time in his life he got to much knowledge.

    He also delivered the scripts for Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly and Minority Report.

    On February 20, 1974, Dick was recovering from the effects of sodium pentothal administered for the extraction of an impacted wisdom tooth. Answering the door to receive delivery of extra analgesic, he noticed that the delivery woman was wearing a pendant with a symbol that he called the "vesicle pisces." This name seems to have been based on his conflation of two related symbols, the ichthys (two intersecting arcs delineating a fish in profile) that early Christians used as a secret symbol, and the vesica piscis. After the delivery woman's departure, Dick began experiencing strange visions. Although they may have been initially attributable to the medication, after weeks of visions he considered this explanation implausible. "I experienced an invasion of my mind by a transcendentally rational mind, as if I had been insane all my life and suddenly I had become sane," Dick told Charles Platt.[28]

    Throughout February and March 1974, he experienced a series of visions, which he referred to as "2-3-74", shorthand for February–March 1974. He described the initial visions as laser beams and geometric patterns, and, occasionally, brief pictures of Jesus and of ancient Rome. As the visions increased in length and frequency, Dick claimed he began to live a double life, one as himself, "Philip K. Dick", and one as "Thomas", a Christian persecuted by Romans in the 1st century A.D. Despite his history of drug use and elevated stroke risk, Dick began seeking other rationalist and religious explanations for these experiences. He referred to the "transcendentally rational mind" as "Zebra", "God" and "VALIS." Dick wrote about the experiences, first in the semi-autobiographical novel Radio Free Albemuth and then in VALIS, The Divine Invasion and The Transmigration of Timothy Archer, i.e., the VALIS trilogy.

    At one point Dick felt that he had been taken over by the spirit of the prophet Elijah. He believed that an episode in his novel Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said was a detailed retelling of a story from the Biblical Book of Acts, which he had never read.

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    Default Re: Movies that woke you up

    Hiya,

    There are so many, but here are a few that came straight to my head.


    The day after tomorrow
    V for Vendetta
    Simpsons the movie
    Sherlock Holmes
    Happy Feet
    Signs

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    Solyaris [1972]

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    I didn't realize that this movie actually started the awakening process until many years later (I was only 7 when I first saw it). But I believe it put a seed into my mind that grow during the years, and as late as last year the first sprout was ready to look at the sun
    I don't necessarily believe what I think,
    neither do I always think what I believe

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    Planet of the Apes. Saw it when I was a kid.

    Jonathan Livingston Seagull. (the film, not the book. The film was rather good -for what films are)

    Saw THX1138 one night on TV when I was about 18, about 2 am. (Drunk and high) Blew my gaskets. To think that George Lucas has failed to make anything as good as that first film, to this day.
    Interdimensional Civil Servant

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    Kpax really gets you thinking
    X-files has many great stories around government knowledge of ets

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    Never let me go
    Close encounters...
    What the bleep do we know
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    Knowing

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    Default Re: Movies that woke you up

    the count of monte cristo
    vanilla sky
    the matrix trilogy
    lord of the rings trilogy
    dragon ball Z (the cartoon series)
    the time machine

    there are so many. gotta love movies!!!

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    There are a few movies that always sort of resonated with me.

    *Doctor Zhivago, First movie i remember watching and as a toddler i remember being transfixed to the music my parents couldnt get me or my sister away from watching it..

    * Indiana Jones and the last crusade - Really stuck with me.

    * Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cartoon series, Yeah ok its not a movie but these guys played a big roll in my childhood- i even taped over the only copy of my Christening cassette when i was about 5 yrs old, Other dimensions, mutants,friendly and bad aliens,ufo's, a token news reporter and a guy called "Shredder" with a metal mask whats not to like?

    *Aliens Series, With Sigorney Weaver.

    *Predator 1 Arnie and The toughest Aliens just full of WIN

    *Batman- Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson one

    *Superman- George Reeves

    *Contact- Jodie Foster
    As mentioned

    * Kpax

    * The Matrix

    *One flew over the Cuckoos nest

    Many more i may add later

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    IDDQD

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    Default Re: Movies that woke you up

    2001 A Space Odyssey
    The Manchurian Candidate
    The Day the Earth Stood Still
    Pork Chop Hill,... really woke me up to the political aspects of waging war. I was still a child and suddenly realized how manipulative and callous governments could be, crushing my belief of waging war for the "right" reasons. I was 12 or so when it came out.
    Oh, and,...
    THX1138
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    the matrix, the fifth element, constantine, starwars, contact, the forth kind, ET, close encounters,
    Chris....... Free your mind

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    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    --------
    • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    • Dersu Uzala
    • Starman
    • The Gods Must be Crazy
    • Star Wars
    • Crimson Tide
    • Good Will Hunting
    • The Bourne Identity
    • Unmistaken Child
    • Lord of the Rings
    • Kung Fu Panda
    • Avatar
    kung fu panda ? just joking
    Chris....... Free your mind

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