10 Rousing Films Of Redemption

23 Mar

From St. Peter to Silas Marner, from Raskolnikov to Lili Von Shtupp, you can’t beat the stories where the bad guys’ hearts grow three sizes and they find the true meaning of everything. To switch sides in the epic struggle between light and dark is possibly the basis of all storytelling, so it’s no surprise that there have been so many classic films about it. Check out these 10, and remember it’s never too late to start it all over.

1.Phil Connors
Groundhog Day

Today is tomorrow. It happened.

2.Darth Vader
Return Of The Jedi

I’m not sure, but I think throwing your Emperor down a reactor shaft is, like, #37 of the 52 stages to Buddhahood.

3.Léon
The Professional

Moshka Nirvana that starts with an oven mitt.

4.Willie
Bad Santa

The quote that sums up the list best: “I beat the shit out of some kids today. But it was for a purpose. It made me feel good about myself.”

5.Jules
Pulp Fiction

He’s tryin’, Ringo.

6.Renton
Trainspotting

T0 find the righteous path you must sometimes detour into some shady areas.

7.The Proposition

Killing your brother is probably not the most popular way to save your soul, but it was was a way for him.

8. Randy “The Ram” Robinson
The Wrestler

Erhebung in a body slam.

9.George Bailey
It’s A Wonderful Life

The richest man in town.

10.Terry Malloy
On The Waterfront

As stated in the Bhagavad Gita: “When ignorance is destroyed by knowledge of the self, then, like the sun, knowledge illumines ultimate reality.” As stated by Terry Malloy: “Conscience… that stuff can drive you nuts!”

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