5º – Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)A reporter finds himself, again, entrusted with the mission of covering an annual event that he despises in a small town. There, the man, inexplicably, will have to relive the same day infinitely until he discovers the real meaning of his life. Exposing Nietzsche’s concept of ‘eternal return’, the film ponders a love for the present, the now. One of the greatest comedies ever made in cinema, going beyond the common meanings of the genre, giving the viewer a unique experience.
4º – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, 2007)Based on the book and life of Jeab-Dominique Bauby, the film explores the life of a middle-aged man who has his routine completely altered after suffering a stroke, becoming completely paralyzed. Poetic in each attack, ‘The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’ is a film to be contemplated, showing how the human being can adapt to the most diverse instances of the world.
3º – As Good as It Gets (James L. Brooks, 1997)A middle-aged man with obsessive-compulsive disorder and a reprehensible social attitude has his life transformed after forming affective bonds with unlikely individuals. ‘As Good as It Gets’ works with the adaptive power of the human being, showing how we can overcome the most diverse difficulties and achieve a higher degree of satisfaction in the world.
2º – Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012)Two young adolescents decide to flee their lives in society and take refuge in a forest. The plot gains substance by dividing itself into two instances, showing the lives of the two in the forest and the searches of their families and the authorities for them. Belonging to Wes Anderson’s spectacular cinema, ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ is a film that explains the most pleasant elements of life, without, however, attenuating any existential setbacks. It is impossible to watch this film and not be happy at its end.
1º – Dying Young (Joel Schumacher, 1991)In the plot, a woman decides to enter a new job, acting as a private nurse to a man with terminal cancer. Little by little, the two fall in love, having to deal with the figure of death more and more present. Little known, ‘Dying Young’ is a tough film in its proposal, also raising a tangible panorama about death. In charge of the film, actress Julia Roberts delivers a great performance, giving even more substance to the content delivered.