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33 Film Quotes That Will Give You A Much Needed Optimism Boost

"Life, uh, finds a way." –Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park.

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Life can be pretty hard at the best of times. And most people may agree it's pretty testing at the moment. So we asked members of the BuzzFeed Community what movie quotes give them the optimism they need to get through it all. Here are some of their most inspiring answers.

1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Warner Bros.

2. The Crow (1994)

Miramax Films

3. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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Disney

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4. Annie (1982)

Columbia Pictures

5. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

Cinema International Corporation

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6. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

"This quote gave me the words to express what I've been feeling for years. Everytime I start worrying now, I think about this quote, and it helps me let everything go. Often, the thing I was anxious about resolves itself without much hassle, and when it doesn't, I realise it wasn't that much of a big deal anyway." –manytoothedgear
Warner Bros.

"This quote gave me the words to express what I've been feeling for years. Everytime I start worrying now, I think about this quote, and it helps me let everything go. Often, the thing I was anxious about resolves itself without much hassle, and when it doesn't, I realise it wasn't that much of a big deal anyway." –manytoothedgear

7. Jurassic Park (1993)

"Nothing will ever be as influential in my life than the four words Dr. Ian Malcolm uttered: 'Life finds a way'." –maggieb471e8bebb
Universal Pictures

"Nothing will ever be as influential in my life than the four words Dr. Ian Malcolm uttered: 'Life finds a way'." –maggieb471e8bebb

8. Finding Nemo (2003)

Disney Pixar

9. Gone with the Wind (1939)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

"In the movie and the novel Scarlett had her life turned upside down and a ton of obstacles thrown her way. While she has her flaws, she got shit done and realized she could start again tomorrow." –dellarock

10. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

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Sony Pictures

11. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

Warner Bros.

"It reminds me that there are some things in this world and in my life that I can't fix, and that doesn't mean I'm a weak or bad person. It just means that chance and luck doesn't always turn in my favour."–alexkingscott

12. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Castle Rock Entertainment

13. The Help (2011)

"It's so simple to remember and a nice mantra to repeat to yourself that always makes me smile :)" –ChrisJay
Dreamworks

"It's so simple to remember and a nice mantra to repeat to yourself that always makes me smile :)" –ChrisJay

14. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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Buena Vista Pictures

15. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Buena Vista Pictures

16. Meet the Robinsons (2007)

Walt Disney Pictures

"They're a family who celebrates when their inventions don't work perfectly because they understand failure is part of growth. And though they make mistakes they still have to keep moving forward." –jaed3 and olivias4cb608226

17. Dead Poets Society (1989)

"We live in a world where we all feel like we are running out of time, we focus on meaningless things and when overwhelmed, I always remind myself of this quote. It helps me to put life in perspective and to never forget the bigger picture. Carpe Diem." –Mat Ldg, Facebook
Buena Vista Pictures

"We live in a world where we all feel like we are running out of time, we focus on meaningless things and when overwhelmed, I always remind myself of this quote. It helps me to put life in perspective and to never forget the bigger picture. Carpe Diem." –Mat Ldg, Facebook

18. Equilibrium (2002)

Miramax Films

"It made me look at pain in a whole new way. I accepted it and embraced it and didn't try to make it stop or go away because I saw it as my deepest pain being the moment I was most human and most alive." –Bauxjangles

19. Blow (2001)

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New Line Cinema

20. American Beauty (1999)

DreamWorks Pictures

"The last monologue from American Beauty always brings tears to my eyes and reminds me that life is worth living. Makes me want to go on an adventure and live my life." –Pearl Black, Facebook

21. The Lion King (1994)

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Disney

22. Good Will Hunting (1997)

Miramax Films

23. The Princess Diaries (2001)

Buena Vista Pictures

24. Passengers (2016)

–theoclinton
Columbia Pictures

25. The Lion King (1994)

"Hakuna Matata, it means no worries. It helps me through times when I'm stressed and freaking out about life. I have used Hakuna Matata so much throughout my life that I decided to get a tattoo for it to just look at when I need it!" –autumnraynetracy

26. Pocahontas (1995)

Walt Disney Pictures

27. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

Warner Bros.

28. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

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Fox Searchlight Pictures

29. Cinderella (1950)

Disney

30. Dead Poets Society (1989)

–DavidSPumpkins
Buena Vista Pictures

31. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

Fox Searchlight Pictures

–Caitlyn Ssennyange, Facebook

32. Mulan (1998)

–Ariana Capetillo, Facebook
Walt Disney Pictures

–Ariana Capetillo, Facebook

33. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

"This one always makes me cry! And it's very encouraging- especially with today's political climate and the seemingly never ending heartbreaking attacks. It reminds me to look for the helpers and remember that most people are good." –Molly McCormack, Facebook
New Line Cinema

"This one always makes me cry! And it's very encouraging- especially with today's political climate and the seemingly never ending heartbreaking attacks. It reminds me to look for the helpers and remember that most people are good." –Molly McCormack, Facebook

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