Last week I watched these classic movies and i decided to compile a list with the best quotes and lessons from these all time favorites. Check it out below.

1. Love Jones

Arguably one of my favorite moves of all time. Love Jones is the story of an aspiring photographer named Nina and a poet named Darius who sleep together on the first date and aren’t sure where to go from there. Nina had just gotten out of a long term relationship with her ex-boyfriend and she didn’t know if she was over him yet. We’ve all been there at one point or another. Darius however, felt differently. Nia Long and Larenz Tate star in this iconic black cult classic film. Love Jones gives you a different view of romantic relationships in a way that we can all relate to.
2. 500 days of summer

This is one of the best modern day depictions of romance I’ve seen lately. 500 Days of Summer gives you a look at relationship where the main character is not meant to be with the person he is with, but he just cant accept it. This movie touches on unrequited love between a man and his girlfriend through their 500 day relationship. This movie is about letting go and moving on. Something we all should be doing in our 20s. When you find the one, you will know. There is no need to stick around and wait to be loved by the wrong person.
Watch this popular clip from the movie on expectations vs reliability in relationships.

3. Menace II Society

“My grandpa asked me one time if I care whether I live or die. Yeah I do. Now it’s too late.”- Caine

I’m sure we’ve all watched this movie before. Menace to Society follows the story of Caine and O’Dog, two best friends growing up in gritty South central L.A. The two young bestfriends leave a trail of blood and violence through the city. Another iconic black cult classic, this film teaches one lesson, “In the end, it all catches up to you.”

4. The Devil Wears Prada

“You sold your soul to the devil when you put on your first pair of Jimmy Choos. I saw it.” – Miranda Priestly

What will you sacrifice for your career? Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway), an aspiring journalist , lands a job working for cold hearted editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), who dominates the fashion world from Runway magazine. Andy doesn’t fit the job but since it is a job “a million girls would kill for”, she decides to stay in it. This movie surrounds the fact many people face today, hating their jobs. The Devil Wears Prada is a hilarious film with a good message.

5. Dead Poets Society

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”

Dead Poets Society starring the late Robin Williams will have you reassessing what exactly you are doing with your life. Are you making the most of your talents? Are you making the most of your time? This is the movie for the creatives who are unsure of their craft and path. Follow your heart and carpe diem!

Dead Poets Society Carpe Diem Lecture

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