I’m sure all of us would like to improve our finances. Generally, when I think of New Year’s Resolutions around this, I think of spending less frivolously and saving some money towards a particular goal. Whilst Wall Street can certainly teach a thing or two about money and ethics, it’s not one that would generally be seen as inspirational. Removing the literal intent to save money, the underlying element is one of remaining focused on a long term aim. In terms of inspirational movies The Shawshank Redemption comes high on many a list: from the pen of Stephen King the story of Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) and his life in prison is one of true focus on “the long game”. It is generally regarded as a movie that is inspirational on many levels and it certainly shows that you can overcome adversity of all kinds if you remain resolute. Directed by Frank Darabont and also starring Morgan Freeman the film received 7 Oscar nominations.
One to watch: The Shawshank Redemption
Further viewing: The Pursuit of Happiness; Jerry Maguire; Field of Dreams; Death of a Salesman; Slumdog Millionaire; Citizen Kane; There will be Blood; A Kid for Two Farthings.
Avoid: Brewster’s Millions