Movies That Teaches Us About Stoicism

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True Grit (2010) - Prime Video

"A half-hearted spirit has no power. Tentative efforts lead to tentative outcomes. Average people enter into their endeavors headlong and without care.”

- Epictetus

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The Book Thief (2013) - Prime Video

The focus is on a young girl living in the Nazi era, who faces severe challenges but shows resilience, bravery, and deep compassion.

Barry Lyndon (1975) - Prime Video

The movie demonstrates how temporary wealth, status, and power are, emphasizing the Stoic concept of acknowledging the fleeting nature of external possessions and the significance of inner goodness over material achievement.

127 Hours (2010) - Prime Video Rent

127 Hours is a film that depicts the real-life ordeal of Aron Ralston. It's a compelling story that embodies Stoic principles of resilience and coming to terms with situations beyond our influence.

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) - Prime Video

The movie delves into themes of truth, morality, and the process of creating myths, which aligns with Stoic principles of embracing reality as it is, regardless of the narratives or appearances constructed by society.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) - Prime Video

"Injustice never rules forever.”

- Seneca the Younger