Whether Home Alone takes you back to being 6 years old or Life of Pi gives you the motivation you need to drive through whatever life has thrown at you this week, movies hold more nostalgia than almost any other part of the entertainment industry.
Be it comedy, biopic, or drama, Hollywood loves a university-centered film. As one of the biggest rites of passage, the student years have been a focus both directly and as a secondary plot point for many of the films for decades. From the crisis of choosing where you want to study to conceiving business ideas that shape pop culture, university-centered movies, have a long history of inspiring students to not only aspire to greatness but recognize themselves and their journeys on screen. With Fresher’s Week peaking through the rear-view mirror, we’ve selected our top picks of motivating films for students, past, and present to watch…
Good Will Hunting
Will Hunting (Matt Damon) has a genius-level IQ working as a janitor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau (Stellan Skarsgard). When Will is arrested for attacking a police officer, Professor Lambeau makes a deal to get leniency for him if he will get treatment from therapist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams).
Dead Poets Society
English teacher, John Keating (Robin Williams) is introduced to an all-boys predatory school known for its ancient traditions and high standards. He uses unorthodox methods to reach out to his students, who face enormous pressures from their parents and the school. With Keating’s help, the students learn to break out of their shells, pursue their dreams and seize the day.
The Theory Of Everything
In the 1960s, University of Cambridge student and future physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) falls in love with fellow collegian Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). At the age of 21, Hawking learns that he has motor neuron disease. Despite this, and with Jane by his side, he begins an ambitious study of time. According to his doctor, Hawking has very little time left. Despite his prognosis, he and Jane defy the odds and break new ground in the fields of medicine and science.
The Social Network
In 2003, Harvard undergraduate student and computer genius Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) begins work on a new concept that eventually turns into the global social network known as Facebook. Six years later, he is one of the youngest billionaires ever, but Zuckerberg finds that his unprecedented success leads to both personal and legal complications when he ends up on the receiving end of two lawsuits, one involving his former friend Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield).
Christine Lady Bird McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), is a loving, strong-willed, and opinionated teenage girl facing lots of ups and downs in her relationships during her senior year in high school while her mother works tirelessly as a nurse to keep her family afloat when Ladybird’s father loses his job.
Movies with Majority
Ready to fully embrace your student years or maybe relive them? No movie binge is ever complete with superior audio to truly cement the experience. From soundbars to DVD players, check out our top picks to enjoy the most inspiring films for students!
Majority Bowfell Compact TV & Computer Soundbar
Fill the room with the best of Hollywood with the Majority Bowfell TV & Computer Soundbar. From jumping on tables to heartfelt solving mathematic problems, redefine home theatre entertainment when you connect via Bluetooth, AUX port or Optical input.
Majority DVD Player
If you’d rather wrap up with a cosy duvet, the Majority DVD Player is just the ticket to experience your favourite films in cinematic quality. The Majority DVD Player offers multi-regional functionality so you can enjoy your DVDs from anywhere in the world, plus plug and play with the USB port.
Majority Atlas Bluetooth Portable Soundbar
Whether you want to enjoy the great outdoors or enjoy a rainy movie day at home, enjoy the ultimate movie binge wherever you go with the Majority Atlas Soundbar. With 8 hours playback, the portable soundbar is perfect to set up on garden furniture or simply enjoy anywhere in your home. Designed for the listener ready to sink into inspiring movies, the Atlas connects via Bluetooth, SD card, USB or AUX port.
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