VOTD: Reel Wisdom: Lessons From 40 Films In 7 Minutes

/Film reader Derek Stettler has compiled a video titled "Reel Wisdom: Lessons from 40 Films in 7 Minutes," which does just what it claims. Here is more from the editor:

I made this video because I love films and I think there is great wisdom inherent in the film medium. This video represents some of the best wisdom from films, edited together as a single coherent piece of advice on everything from life, death, and purpose, to anger, regret, and destiny. In creating this video, I tried to feature a broad array of films, from action/adventure and sci-fi films, to dramas and traditional/CG animated films in order to show how all genres of film have something important to say.

Watch the video embedded after the jump.

The films used, in order of appearance:

Pirates of Silicon Valley

Swimming with Sharks

The Matrix

Star Trek (2009)

Ghost Rider

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

The Iron Giant

Lions for Lambs

The Shawshank Redemption

The Matrix Revolutions

Dead Poet's Society



The Matrix Reloaded

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

The Bucket List

The Lion King

Forrest Gump

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Ferris Beuler's Day Off

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Catch Me If You Can

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Batman Begins

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace



The Pursuit of Happyness

The Men Who Stare at Goats

Bicentennial Man

The Incredibles

Under the Tuscan Sun

Kung Fu Panda


Quantum of Solace