It is our second year of observing Holy Week in isolation. While many destinations in the Philippines have already re-opened, many of us are still most likely going to spend the long holidays at home. You can use the time to pray, reflect, and do things to nurture your inner self. If you need a little boost, you can temporarily switch your Marvel or K-drama watchlist with our list of inspirational movies on Netflix that are apt for the contemplative season. We’ve also included snacks you can order online to keep your tummy full as you satiate your mind and soul.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
This movie is based on the true story of William Kamkwamba from Malawi, who was able to build a wind turbine despite being deprived of education and resources. Revolving around themes of family, innovation, and determination, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a must-watch for anyone who needs inspiration in life and success.
Perfect movie snack: Miss B Thousand-Gram Dirty Brownies
Life of Pi (2012)
Life of Pi is another tale of faith and perseverance that we need in these times. This movie is about how the lone survivor of a sunken ship strives to survive in isolation in the middle of the sea. He’s not totally alone, though; he may be the only man on the lifeboat, but a ferocious lion is also in his company.
Perfect movie snack: Miss B Basque Burnt Cheesecake
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
The Pursuit of Happyness is based on the true story of Chris Gardner and his son, who are portrayed by real-life father-and-son Will and Jaden Smith. The film explores the beautiful bond between a hardworking father and a faithful child as they navigate through unemployment, poverty, and homelessness together.
Perfect movie snack: Miss B Lava Cakes
Pay It Forward (2000)
Pay It Forward is an old film, but it’s one that we all need right now. It is about how conscious acts of kindness can change the world, which is what a little boy did when he started his little “pay it forward” movement.
Perfect movie snack: Miss B Special Pandesal
If you’re spending the Holy Week with a pet at home, then Benji would be a good inspirational movie to watch on Netflix. Friendship and love exist in unexpected places, and in the case of a New Orleans family, they found them on the city streets in the form of a stray dog. It is a precious reminder of how special a bond between human and animal is, especially when it’s with a dog.
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Not only will this movie fuel your wanderlust, but it will also inspire you to grow out of your comfort zone. The story follows the quest of a career woman as she rediscovers herself and finds new meaning in life. It is based on the true memoir of Elizabeth Gilbert (played by Julia Roberts) whose divorce marked the turning point in her life.
Perfect movie snack: Miss B Ensaymada Pudding
Into the Wild (2007)
Into the Wild is another inspiring story based on someone’s real experiences. It features the journey of Christopher McCandless as he ventures into the wilderness, leaving his city life behind. The film serves as a spiritual playbook on “losing yourself,” loving life, and finding happiness beyond the conventions of everyday life.
Perfect movie snack: Miss B Cuatros Leche
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