As I'm still deciphering what it means to be in the flow... what are some movies that you recommend that have characters that learn to just "go with the flow" or are "in the movie". More importantly, I want to see the transition. Like someone who just gave up and somehow ended up "knowing" what to do later.

I think one movie that relates is groundhog day. However, that movie is just too... "ideal" to really relate to?

asked 29 Feb '12, 22:28

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"Forrest Gump" comes instantly to mind...Forrest was too simple a man to think about things very much..He went with the "flow"- and it led him to Presidents, The Medal of Honor, to Love, to new life, and even through the deaths of those he loved most...."Forrest Gump" is THE classic "Go With The Flow" Movie!


answered 29 Feb '12, 23:10

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A couple other movies about going with the flow. "What the Bleep Do We Know", "The Shift", "The Science of Miracles", "The Celestine Prophecy" and "Conversations with God". I think you might also be interested in the reality Survior shows like "Survivor Man", "Man vs Wild" , and "Out of the Wild: Venezuela" because when you are out there surviving with nature you have to be in the flow or you die. Thank You


answered 01 Mar '12, 05:14

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edited 01 Mar '12, 05:31

Love "Bleep" now available at Netflix as streaming. Also "Conversations With God". Will check out the others, THANKS!

(01 Mar '12, 07:16) Dollar Bill

The Peaceful Warrior. That was a very good movie about a boy that is a neophyte but apprentices under an older master that seems to have all the answers. Little by little he awakens to who he really is.

Edit Added

The Compass This movie is about trusting yourself and letting yourself be guided.


answered 29 Feb '12, 23:10

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Wade Casaldi

edited 01 Mar '12, 11:58

@Wade Casaidi - Wow and thanks for recommending this movie! Began watching it last night. Reminds me a little of Don Juan and Carlos Castenada in a modern setting. Really like it so far! Nick Nolte is superb! BTW Netflix has ir on streaming, watch it instantly.

(02 Mar '12, 10:08) Dollar Bill

One of my very favorite movies. Polyanna teaches people to play the "Glad Game." Look for things you can be glad about! Gratitude brings us to more that we can enjoy.

Pollyanna Masterpiece Theatre: Pollyanna (2003) NR

Adapted from Eleanor H. Porter's 1913 children's story, this Masterpiece Theatre film tells the story of 11-year-old orphan Pollyanna (Georgina Terry). Sent to live with her aunt (Amanda Burton), Pollyanna soon discovers that the town's adults are incredibly unhappy. Intent on raising everyone's spirits, the upbeat girl convinces the depressed adults to compete in a contest in which participants look for the bright side in everything that surrounds them.


answered 01 Mar '12, 07:15

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Dollar Bill

I hadn't thought of this story in YEARS Dollar! But it is a great example of overcoming adversity by going with the flow. Another one in this range is Anne of Green Gables. Thank you for the reminder!

(01 Mar '12, 10:05) eclectic1

@eclectic1 Will check out "Anne of Green Gables" My wife's name is Anne. Thank you back for reminding me of this.

I seems that "learning" is reminding yourself that you already know!

I know that I know and that I don't know, but I forget.

(01 Mar '12, 11:41) Dollar Bill

People used to call me a Pollyanna as an insult. lol

(02 Mar '12, 08:58) Fairy Princess
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I find an unexpected good one to be the 2004 movie "The Girl Next Door".

An A grade student with a lot of pressure and responsibilities but is a little bored with it all meets a girl who turns his life up side down for a bit, he ends up having experiences he's never had before and gets into 'trouble' but ultimately realises that being resistant to where the experiences are taking him just makes things worse. He 'just goes with it' and ends up being in a better position then he was at the start! And of course with new perspectives on life etc!

This movie had a profound effect on me! :)


answered 01 Mar '12, 14:27

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edited 01 Mar '12, 18:43

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