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Added by ♥ CHANi on 5 Jun 2009 04:04
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Films that made me 'think' ...

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People who added this item 2043 Average listal rating (1372 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Contact (1997)
"For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something, some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we? If this is a chance to find out even just a little part of that answer... I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?"

"Is the world fundamentally a better place because of science and technology? We shop at home, we surf the Web... at the same time, we feel emptier, lonelier and more cut off from each other than at any other time in human history..."
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People who added this item 3207 Average listal rating (2031 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
Vanilla Sky (2001)
"Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around."

"Most of us live our whole lives... without any real adventure to call our own."
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People who added this item 1008 Average listal rating (738 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
Arrival (2016)
"If you could see your whole life from start to finish, would you change things?"

"Despite knowing the journey and where it leads... I embrace it. And I welcome every moment of it."

"But now I'm not so sure I believe in beginnings and endings. There are days that define your story beyond your life.."

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People who added this item 3272 Average listal rating (2009 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
"Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still? Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the 60's. Or maybe I was just a girl... interrupted."

"I know what it's like to want to die. How it hurts to smile. How you try to fit in but you can't. How you hurt yourself on the outside to try to kill the thing on the inside."

"When you don't want to feel, death can seem like a dream. But seeing death, really seeing it, makes dreaming about it fucking ridiculous. Maybe, there's a moment growing up when something peels back... Maybe, maybe, we look for secrets because we can't believe our minds..."

"Maybe everyone out there is a liar. And maybe the whole world is stupid, and ignorant. But I'd rather be in it. Id' rather be fucking in it, than down here with you."
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People who added this item 1377 Average listal rating (876 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
"A whole human life is just a heartbeat here in Heaven. Then we'll all be together forever."

"Thought is real. Physical is the illusion. Ironic, huh?"

"Soul mates. It's extrememly rare but it exists. Sort of like twin souls tuning into each other. Apparently even in death."
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"Your life is defined by its opportunities... even the ones you miss."

"It's a funny thing about comin' home. Looks the same, smells the same, feels the same. You'll realize what's changed is you."

"For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again."

"You can be as mad as a mad dog at the way things went. You could swear, curse the fates, but when it comes to the end, you have to let go."

"You never know what's coming for you."
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People who added this item 6645 Average listal rating (4558 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.3
"I feel like I've been in a coma for the past twenty years. And I'm just now waking up."

"Remember those posters that said, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life"? Well, that's true of every day but one - the day you die."

".. Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in."
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"I could die right now, Clem. I'm just... happy. I've never felt that before. I'm just exactly where I want to be."
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People who added this item 4598 Average listal rating (3131 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.5
"So I guess this is where I tell you what I learned - my conclusion, right? Well, my conclusion is: Hate is baggage. Life's too short to be pissed off all the time. It's just not worth it."
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"We accept the love we think we deserve."

".. I know she would understand how I am both happy and sad, and I'm still trying to figure out how could that be.

"You can't just sit there and put everybody's lives ahead of yours and think that counts as love."

".. This one moment when you know you're not a sad story. You are alive, and you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you're listening to that song and that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment I swear, we are infinite."

"My doctor said we can't choose where we come from but we can choose where we go from there. I know it's not all the answers but it was enough to start putting these pieces together."



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People who added this item 5838 Average listal rating (3688 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.9
"This list... is an absolute good. The list is life. All around its margins lies the gulf."

"This pin. Two people. This is gold. Two more people. He would have given me two for it, at least one. One more person. A person, Stern. For this."
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People who added this item 6025 Average listal rating (4274 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 9.3
"Get busy living or get busy dying."
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People who added this item 1459 Average listal rating (826 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
"We all complete. Maybe none of us really understand what we've lived through, or feel we've had enough time."

"It had never occurred to me that our lives, so closely interwoven, could unravel with such speed. If I'd known, maybe I'd have kept tighter hold of them."
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People who added this item 7201 Average listal rating (5133 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
"You ever feel the prickly things on the back of your neck?
- Yes.
And the tiny hairs on your arm, you know when they stand up? That's them. When they get mad... it gets cold."
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People who added this item 4637 Average listal rating (3071 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
"You can't change who people are without destroying who they were."
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People who added this item 1245 Average listal rating (774 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Doubt (2008)
"Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty. When you are lost, you are not alone."

"'Feathers,' she said. 'Feathers?' he repeated. 'Feathers; everywhere, Father.' 'Now I want you to go back and gather up every last feather that flew out onto the wind,' 'Well,' she said, 'it can't be done. I don't know where they went. The wind took them all over.' 'And that,' said Father O' Rourke, 'is gossip!'"

"You can't hold a child responsible for what God gave him to be."
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People who added this item 4532 Average listal rating (3051 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
Blade Runner (1982)
"Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it? That's what it is to be a slave."

"..Maybe in those last moments he loved life more than he ever had before. Not just his life - anybody's life, my life. All he'd wanted were the same answers the rest of us want. Where did I come from? Where am I going? How long have I got? All I could do was sit there and watch him die."
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People who added this item 2258 Average listal rating (1456 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
"You've been given a great gift, George: A chance to see what the world would be like without you."

"Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?"

".. every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings."
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People who added this item 2850 Average listal rating (1835 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Yes Man (2008)
"The world's a playground. You know that when you are a kid, but somewhere along the way everyone forgets it."
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People who added this item 2244 Average listal rating (1410 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Run Lola Run (1998)
"Mankind, probably the most mysterious species on our planet. A mystery of open questions. Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? How do we know what we believe to know? Why do we believe anything at all? Innumerable questions looking for an answer, an answer which will raise the next question and the following answer will raise a following question and so on and so forth. But in the end, isn't it always the same question and always the same answer?"
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People who added this item 3206 Average listal rating (2123 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
"It's the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We're always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something."
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People who added this item 3223 Average listal rating (2081 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.6
"This is a simple story... but not an easy one to tell."

"This is the sacrifice my father made for me."
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People who added this item 9396 Average listal rating (6914 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
Forrest Gump (1994)
"My momma always said, ""Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."""

"Stupid is as stupid does."

"I don't know if we each have a destiny, or if we're all just floating around accidental-like on a breeze, but I, I think maybe it's both. Maybe both is happening at the same time."
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People who added this item 1941 Average listal rating (1137 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Hours (2003)
"Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more. It's contrast."

"I remember one morning getting up at dawn, there was such a sense of possibility. You know, that feeling? And I remember thinking to myself: So, this is the beginning of happiness. This is where it starts. And of course there will always be more. It never occurred to me it wasn't the beginning. It was happiness. It was the moment. Right then."
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People who added this item 5189 Average listal rating (3449 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Memento (2000)
"I have to believe in a world outside my own mind. I have to believe that my actions still have meaning, even if I can't remember them. I have to believe that when my eyes are closed, the world's still there. Do I believe the world's still there? Is it still out there?... Yeah. We all need mirrors to remind ourselves who we are. I'm no different."
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People who added this item 1893 Average listal rating (1130 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it."
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People who added this item 6136 Average listal rating (4398 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.2
"We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented."
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People who added this item 1427 Average listal rating (928 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
K-PAX (2001)
"The universe will expand, then it will collapse back on itself, then will expand again. It will repeat this process forever. What you don't you know is that when the universe expands again, everything will be as it is now. Whatever mistakes you make this time around, you will live through on your next pass. Every mistake you make, you will live through again, & again, forever. So my advice to you is to get it right this time around. Because this time is all you have."
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People who added this item 235 Average listal rating (127 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
Fearless (1993)
"People say they want to know the truth, but what they really want to know is that they already know the truth."
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People who added this item 481 Average listal rating (339 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
Religulous (2008)
"Religion is dangerous because it allows human beings who don't have all the answers to think that they do."

"Anyone who tells you that they know, they just know what happens when you die, I promise you, you don't. How can I be so sure? Because I don't know and you do not possess mental powers that I do not."
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People who added this item 2961 Average listal rating (1928 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
"We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast. But when we say this, we imagine that the hour is placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs to us that it has any connection with the day already begun, or that death could arrive this same afternoon - this afternoon which is so certain, and which has every hour filled in advance."
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People who added this item 2113 Average listal rating (1450 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
Equilibrium (2002)
"To feel. 'Cause you've never done it, you can never know it. But it's as vital as breath. And without it, without love, without anger, without sorrow, breath is just a clock... ticking."
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People who added this item 7230 Average listal rating (5060 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
"Our integrity sells for so little, but it is all we really have. It is the very last inch of us, but within that inch, we are free."

"..He used to say that artists use lies to tell the truth, while politicians use them to cover the truth up."

"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people."
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People who added this item 3881 Average listal rating (2591 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Others (2001)
"Sometimes the world of the living gets mixed up with the world of the dead."
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People who added this item 4684 Average listal rating (3289 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.6
"...when the chips are down, when the pressure is on, every creature on the face of the Earth is interested in one thing and one thing only.
- Its own survival."

"Sometimes, in order to see the light, you have to risk the dark."
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People who added this item 631 Average listal rating (377 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Sling Blade (1997)
"I learned to read some. I read the Bible quite a bit. I can't understand all of it, but I reckon I understand a good deal of it. Them stories you and Mama told me ain't in there. You ought not done that to your boy. I studied on killing you. Studied on it quite a bit. But I reckon there ain't no need for it if all you're gonna do is sit there in that chair. You'll be dead soon enough and the world 'll be shut of ya. You ought not killed my little brother, he should've had a chance to grow up. He woulda had fun some time."
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People who added this item 6146 Average listal rating (4307 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.8
Inception (2010)
"An idea is like a virus. Resilient. Highly contagious. And even the smallest seed of an idea can grow. It can grow to define or destroy you."

"Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange."
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People who added this item 725 Average listal rating (406 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
"What does that mean know me, know me, nobody ever knows anybody else, ever! You will never know me."

"I no longer know who I am and I feel like the ghost of a total stranger."
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People who added this item 239 Average listal rating (118 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.5
"To make a baby, parents play tic-tac-toe. When one wins, God sends Xs and Ys. XX for a girl, and XY for a boy. But my X for a girl fell in the trash, and I got a Y instead. See? A scientific error! But God will fix it and send me an X and make me a girl and then we'll get married, okay?"
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People who added this item 2352 Average listal rating (1507 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.7
The Beach (2000)
"I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it's not some place you can look for, 'cause it's not where you go. It's how you feel for a moment in your life when you're a part of something, and if you find that moment... it lasts forever..."

"You hope, and you dream. But you never believe that something's gonna happen for you. Not like it does in the movies. And when it actually does, you want it to feel different, more visceral, more real."

".. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It's probably worth it."
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People who added this item 2084 Average listal rating (1380 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
"I hope life on Earth is everything you remember it to be."
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People who added this item 3488 Average listal rating (2403 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
"Did you ever do this, you think back on all the times you've had with someone and you just replay it in your head over and over again and you look for those first signs of trouble?"

"People should be able to say how they feel - how they really feel - not, you know, some words that some strangers put in their mouths."
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.. you know, those movies that leave you with something to speculate.
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