If you’ve read my previous post ‘New Year, New You; ‘Classic’ Film Watchlist’ you’ll know that I’ve set myself a challenge to watch at least one film per week, preferably ones I’ve never seen before. It’s going quite well so far but I’ll mention the films I’ve watched in my round-up post at the end of the month.

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So here’s my watchlist for ‘Inspiring’ films I really want to watch;

Bridges of Madison County

‘A National Geographic photographer (Clint Eastwood, who also directs) arrives in Madison County, Iowa, to cover a story about the Roseman Bridge. He stops to ask directions from a bored housewife (Meryl Streep) whose family are away, and so begins a romantic love affair.’

Joyful Noise

‘Musical comedy starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton. In an impoverished Georgia town, the death of gospel choir director Bernard Sparrow (Kris Kristofferson) sparks changes in the lives of two of the choir’s members. Vi Rose Hill (Queen Latifah), Sparrow’s second-in-command, is named as his replacement – but Bernard’s widow, G.G. (Parton), a wealthy benefactress of the church, believes she should have been given the position. These two formidable women lock horns over the direction of the choir as it heads towards a national competition.’

The Bucket List

‘In The Bucket List, a corporate billionaire (Jack Nicholson) and a working class mechanic (Morgan Freeman) find their lives thrown together when they end up sharing a hospital room. Both at a crossroads in their lives they come to realise that they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ever wanted, as well as an unrealised need to come to terms with who they are. So before they, as the expression has it, “kick the bucket”, the two men will support each other in realising their dreams.’

Cake

‘Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick and Sam Worthington star in this drama from director Daniel Barnz. Claire Bennett (Aniston) is a victim of chronic pain who often has to resort to illegal measures to get the pills she needs to relieve her symptoms. As she struggles to deal with her own issues, pushing away the people who are trying to help her in the process, she becomes intrigued by the suicide of Nina Collins (Kendrick), a member of her support group who ended her life by jumping off a freeway overpass. When Claire starts to suffer from hallucinations of Nina she decides to get in touch with the woman’s widowed husband Roy (Worthington). While developing a bond with Roy, Claire starts to make discoveries about Nina’s suicide… The cast also includes Adriana Barraza, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Mamie Gummer and Chris Messina.’

The Blind Side

‘Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) knows little about family. Less about football. What the homeless teen knows are the streets and projects of Memphis. Well-to-do Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) knows little about his world. Yet when she and Michael meet, he’s found a home. And the Tuohys have found something just as life-changing: a beloved new son and brother. This real-life story of family and of Michael’s growth into a blue-chip football star will have you cheering with its mix of gridiron action and heartwarming emotion. Share the remarkable journey of the college All-American and first-round NFL draft pick who was a winner before he ever stepped onto the playing field.’

You can buy all of these titles here or keep an eye out on my Twitter feed as I’ll be running another competition where you could be in with a chance of winning this whole bundle on DVD!

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