Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks), a compulsively busy businessman, crashes at sea and is thrown up on an uninhabited island where time suddenly has a different meaning. Losing all his beliefs, possessions, but most importantly the love of his life will give him another direction and new hope that when a door closes, another will open.
The Pursuit of Happyness
Will Smith in the role of Chris Gardner, with his real son Jaden in the role of Christopher, in an amazing movie about determination and the belief that if you want to do something, nothing can stop you from doing it.
The Color Purple
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, The Color Purple is the story of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg) – an illiterate woman in the American South who is forced to marry a violent man who humiliates and traumatizes her. Her only confidant is God. One day, however, she meets another woman who will give her the strength to face her miserable life and find the guts to change it.
The movie, based on the book by Stephen King, gives a deeply humane message: Fear makes people prisoners. Hope gives them wings. The story of Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) – a man who was sentenced to life imprisonment for a suspected double murder and who manages the impossible by escaping from the prison with a grace of his own and gets his second chance. In the other main role is Morgan Freeman, as Red.
Life is Beautiful
Our last movie comes from Italy, starring Roberto Benigni as Guido Orefice, a young waiter with an abundance of energy and a knack for crazy tricks, who is just moving house and meets the love of his life. The year is 1939, and soon enough the couple will have to face the upcoming holocaust. Roberto is of Jewish origin, and he and their little son are being transported to a concentration camp. Holding fast to his sense of humor, he makes a plan to pretend to his son that all that is happening around them is just part of a game where they need to score high. It is a small adjustment that eventually saves not only their lives, but his son’s soul as well. Life is beautiful after all.