Narrative experiences have a lot to offer us.

From the silly and exciting worlds of rom-coms and action films (Hedonic media) to the emotionally complex dramas and thrillers (Eudaimonic media) there are movies that speak to us. They open our eyes (Insight), give us relatable characters to empathize with (Identification and Modeling), and help us practice how to cope with difficult emotions vicariously (Social Cognitive Theory).

Below is a list of articles about the positive benefits of mindful movie-watching as well as a (still growing) list of movie reviews that I argue are emotionally meaningful and might help us.

Movies We Need:

Much more to come!…

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