10 Inspiring Movies You Must See In Your Twenties

Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 09.28.39Sometimes being in your twenties is hard. People start expecting you get your life together while your toughest decision so far is whether you want a salad or a pizza for dinner. Luckily you’re not the only one going through this phase. As twenty-somethings we have one thing in common: we want to learn as much as possible! And what better way to learn with a bag of popcorn on the couch? Here are 10 inspiring, funny or beautiful movies you must see while you are in your twenties!

#1 Eat Pray Love

By far my favorite. This movie is about girl power, taking chances and conquer your deepest fears. No one knows exactly what ‘finding yourself’ means, but this movie comes pretty close!

#2 The Other Woman

Cameron Diaz as a smart business woman with a little bad luck in love. She finds out her boyfriend has a wife as well as a mistress. To let mister wrong know you don’t mess around with career girls, together they are planning their revenge. Her style in this movie is absolutely gorgeous, so take notes!

#3 Love, Rosie

What I loved most about this movie is how Rosie – wonderfully played by Lilly Collins – turns a bad thing into something truly amazing. Hidden message for us twenty-somethings: you can’t control life so you better let things go as they come.

#4 Sex and the City

There is no explanation needed here. Must. See!

#5 Begin Again

A messed up producer has a dream about true music and uses the Big City as his own music studio to record an album. Keira Knightley plays the role of a young talented singer and guess what: she is really good! Definitely a feel good movie.

#6 Wild

The ultimate power woman movie. Based on the incredible journey of Cheryl Strayed – played by Oscar nominee Reese Witherspoon – who tries to get her life back together by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. A truly inspiring story and when you’re just as amazed by the movie as I was, try reading her book as well!

#7 Breakfast at Tiffany’s

This all time favorite is a must see for young career girls because, let’s be honest , Audrey Hepburn is one of the most iconic women in history. It is a classic so you have to look hard to find this one in good quality but it’s worth it.

#8 Legally Blonde

A story about not letting anyone tell you, you’re not good enough. Again a Reese Witherspoon movie, but a funny and inspiring movie for all the young career girls. And when you’re feeling down, just do the ‘bend and snap’.

#9 Now is good

This is one of the most intense movies I have ever seen. It’s about an incurably ill girl who wants to do as much as possible in the time she has left. Hidden message: you don’t know what is going to happen, so live life to the fullest.

#10 The Notebook

Last but not least. For those insecure, being-in-your-twenties suck days there is Ryan Gosling who can convince you that everything is going to be okay.

Most of these movies made me laugh, inspired me or helped me through a tough time. What is your favorite or most inspiring movie? Let me know!


By Shelley Beekman


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  • Vera

    Oh! I love Breakfast atTiffany’s! Such a lovely movie! Great list by the way. Kisses,

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    Great selection. No matter how many times I’ve seen the notebook, the end always makes my cry!

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  • Casey

    This is a great list! Totally agree with number 1!

  • Georgina

    Agree with Eat, Pray, Love, The Notebook, Legally Blonde (amazing! We all want to Elle Woods), Breakfast at Tiffanys and SATC is a personal favourite of mine!

    I now want to see Love, Rosie.

    Really great post x

  • Sinéad

    I completely agree with Eat, Pray, Love being up there at the top! Many think its boring but I loved it and watched it at the perfect time in my life when I needed it :) It really inspires you branch away from your day to day (safe) life and try something new and unpredictable. Also love The Other Woman, Now is Good and The Notebook.

    Now time to watch Love, Rosie and Begin Again :D



    • Shelley Beekman

      Thanks for your comment! And exactly Eat, Pray, Loved helped me also through a rough period so it became really special to me. And I hope you’ll love Love, Rosie and Begin Again just as much as I did! :)

  • Tori

    Great roundup of movies!! I especially like Love, Rosie – the best rom-com movie I have seen in a long time!

  • LisaLDN

    This is amazing! I saw the title and thought it would be all documentaries and ‘dull-ish’ movies, but all the ones I’ve seen on this list are some of my favourites!

    I cannot wait to see Wild and Begin Again, I absolutely LOVE Keira Knightley! :)

  • joanne

    Love the selection, definitely all a must have for your DVD collection and a great foundation for a Sunday binge watch with friends and a take away || xox – Joanne

  • Cee

    Frances Ha is by far the best film I’ve seen for twentysonething women

  • camille

    All these movies are so great

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  • Liz | Travelling Table Tales

    What a great list!
    My favourite movie is “About Time”. Such a beautiful story about the most important things in life. xx

  • Natalie Redman

    Urgh the Notebook is my favourite. Will definitely have to watch some of these!