Life is filled with highs and lows for everyone. Sometimes the difficulties we face seem insurmountable at first. But we have a choice in these tough times: give in to a feeling of helplessness, or muster the will to face these challenges head-on. Sometimes, even watching a movie can instantly lift our mood. That’s why we’ve compiled a collection of inspiring movies for you to peruse; perhaps your next favorite film is waiting for you.
When watching romance movies, we often like to compare ourselves to the main characters and their relationships. The tales of love, friendship, and boundless emotions put inside the plot, little do we know some of them are actually based on a true story. True romance fans are hooked by Allie and Noah’s love, but did you know that their story is inspired by real people?
Many people are curious, Who Is Harry Styles Dating? But he has consistently maintained a high level of privacy regarding his romantic relationships. Since gaining fame with One Direction, Styles has been involved in several high-profile partnerships. Even in the early stages of his career, he grabbed headlines for his relationship with the late Caroline Flack. Shortly thereafter, paparazzi photos of Styles and Taylor Swift on a Central Park date went viral. Styles has also been associated with various Victoria’s Secret models, including Kendall Jenner and Camille Rowe.
Millie Bobby Brown is a notable personality among Hollywood’s Generation Z stars, gaining recognition through her performance in the well-received Netflix science fiction series, Stranger Things, and the establishment of her own clean beauty line, Florence By Mills, among other notable accomplishments. Given her ongoing visibility in the public sphere, it’s understandable that fans are curious about who Millie Bobby Brown is dating.
At a mere three months old, this baby became a captivating sensation in England, drawing the attention of thousands. The arrival of little David immediately piqued the interest of many, as his thick, blond locks defied convention. The Internet quickly caught fire with enthusiasm when their photos became viral.
When James Roadnight discovered the legendary Keanu Reeves in the bar area of their chosen wedding venue, an audacious idea took root—a whimsical invitation to the actor to join their celebration. Little did they know that this impromptu gesture would unfold into a magical moment.
English singer and actor Tim Curry made his memorable film debut in 1975 through The Rocky Horror Picture Show. With more than 240 roles under his belt, the actor forged an outstanding career. In 2012, Curry suffered a stroke that temporarily derailed his career but did not stop it. Here’s the story of how the actor never gave up doing what he loves, even when his life took a totally different turn than expected.
We’re in England, in the village of Turville. It’s 1871. Here, on one street, you can find a particular house. It’s no different from the others, but many people stay around it and wait for something. The house’s doors open. Several adults come out of there. They look surprised and say that all the rumors turned out to be true.
The county of Kent, England has a cultural treasure called The Margate Shell Grotto. This subterranean passageway is lined with about four and a half million seashells, compiling an intricate mosaic. The gorgeous landmark was stumbled upon by accident in the 1800s, and it’s still engulfed in mystery to this day. That’s because no one knows who built it and why! Experts can’t even figure out how it was built, since they’d need to collect samples from the walls and the removed parts would be irreplaceable. A brief analysis of the substance beneath these shells points to some sort of “fish-based” concoction. Some believe these walls were designed by some sort of evolved ancient civilization. Others described The Margate Shell Grotto as belonging to either Egyptian, Roman, Indian, or Phoenician architecture. One other potential explanation is that the masterpiece was a personal project of an eccentric Victorian aristocrat.
Musicals have their own touch, and in the case of Mamma Mia!, the producers went the extra mile by including the best-known songs from the musical group ABBA, combining them with beautiful Greek landscapes and actors singing in their voices. With rumors about a possible third installment, it’s time to revisit this love story we remember fondly.
There is a theory that every person on Earth has a living doppelgänger. And even though scientists have proven that it’s nothing more than a myth, some celebrities don’t agree with this scientific conclusion. We compared photos of actors who are often confused with one another, and they really do look alike.
Ever been to a museum and realized that the public is just a few steps away from the valuable artworks and artifacts on display? I mean, sometimes it’s just a silly velvet rope, and other times, there’s nothing at all to keep people at bay. But, let’s imagine for a second that you’re walking by, minding your own business, and you accidentally trip and knock down a shelf filled with priceless Etruscan urns. Not only would the urns obviously shatter into a million pieces, but what would happen to you? I mean, can you picture yourself standing there covered in broken ceramic, trying to play it cool like you didn’t just cause a major disaster? If it were me, I’d likely pull out my best Urkel impression and say “Did I do that?”
On January 10, 1992, a huge cargo ship sailed somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It got caught in a strong storm, its waves battered the ship frightfully, and some of its containers fell into the water. One of them opened and released some 29,000 rubber toys. They were yellow ducks, frogs, and blue turtles.From that moment, their journey of almost 20,000 miles across the world’s oceans began. This enormous number of toys survived many years of storms, salt water, encounters with marine animals, and countless days under the scorching sun. The ducks even ventured into the icy waters of the Arctic and swam through the spot where the Titanic sank. Some of the toys settled in Hawaii and some went to the shores of England.
You’ve just reached your perfect spot on a deserted beach. It’s so quiet here that you start to doze off. But as you open your eyes, you’re shocked. “Wait a minute... Is that an actual house that has just been washed up on the shore!?” It may sound like the beginning of a sci-fi novel, but not if you live near this beach in El Salvador. There’s a mysteriously abandoned house there that looks as if it’s just been washed ashore. How did this villa end up there? How long has it been here without anyone noticing it?
And there’s the kick-off. Imagine watching your favorite team square up with its rivals. If you’re in the stands cheering them on, then it’ll be even better to see them run up and down a cool-looking patch of green grass. That’s why most pitches have different grass patches for your entertainment. The only player on the pitch who’s allowed to touch the ball is the goalkeeper, and you can easily identify them by the different colors of their jerseys. They were asked to wear different colors so that they can pick them out from the crowd. This tradition started more than 100 years ago when jerseys looked slightly different and the pace of the game wasn’t as fast as today.
On August 2, 1996, huge mysterious patterns appeared on an agricultural field in Chiseldon, England. No one knew what kind of symbols those were and who left them. As soon as the local news reported this, people immediately began to make their guesses. The most popular version was a message from a civilization living on another planet.
On July 30, 1930, thousands of fans were watching the first ever FIFA World Cup final in Montevideo, Uruguay. 13 nations participated in the championship. Finally, the hosts defeated its neighbors, Argentina, with a score of 4-2. That day, team Uruguay lifted the FIFA main trophy for the first time in history.
Woodingdean Water Well. It may have the title of the deepest hand-dug well in the world, but at first sight, it’s just a small covered well you wouldn’t even assume that it’s there. It’s located somewhere close to Brighton and Hove, England. Despite its inconspicuous appearance, it’s as deep as the Empire State Building is tall — 1,280 feet straight down into the dark, wet ground. Hey, toss in a penny and make a wish. Wait it’s not a wishing well. Never mind. In the middle of the 19th century, one powerful corporation wanted to build a new workhouse in the area that’s today known as Elm Grove [Brighton]. They decided to add to it an industrial school for juveniles as well. It was established for those whose parents were living in the local workhouse and the aim was to teach the youth “the habits of industry.”
A strong wind is blowing, black clouds cover the sky, thunder is rumbling, and it’s pouring down with rain. A storm is coming. But you don’t care. You’re sitting in your apartment, listening to music and typing something on your computer. You hear thunderclap, look out the window, and see a heavy downpour, a hurricane, and lightning flashes. You close all the windows and go back to the computer. And then BAM!
Under the burning sun, among the sand dunes, somewhere in the Sahara Desert, you’re walking in search of an ancient treasure. Finally, you find a strange rock in the sand. It’s big, looks like a large piece of black coal or rock, but something shiny on its surface makes the rock unusual.This unique find is the oldest thing that has ever been discovered on our planet. This rock was born long before Earth appeared in outer space.
It was just a couple of hours before midnight. Some of the 2,200 passengers of a large luxurious ocean liner were still partying in the beautiful first-class lounges. The rest were asleep in their beds. Some of them — in spacious cabins filled with paintings and decorated with ornate carvings.Others — in tiny rooms below sea level. All of these people had only one thing in common — on that chilly April night, all of them were heading from Southhampton in England to New York City.
Imagine you could spend an entire week scanning ancient ruins and taking photographs of the world’s most surreal archeological sites! Would you be up for it? So, let’s do some digging! — The first stop on your busy itinerary is South East Asia. It’s home to some pretty cool ruins. You start in Bagan [Bay-gn], located in the hinterlands of Myanmar. There are many ways to visit the site, and you’re glad you’ve booked two different experiences!
Hello, traveler! Are you ready for 80 days around the world? Can’t take that much time off? Well, how about 8 minutes around the world... But this is no ordinary tour! You’re about to hear some weird and extraordinary stuff about different countries! So, when you visit them for real, you can brag about your cultural knowledge to your friends and even pretend to be a local!
Tickets? Tickets, please. May I see your ticket? Our train departs in — let’s see... yeah, right now... and off we go, on the most scenic railway route in England. It’s 72 miles of track between Settle and Carlisle, with 380 numbered bridges. Yeah, count ‘em! The line follows the natural twists and turns through the Pennine hills. Hey, is anyone else getting some Harry Potter vibes yet, or is it just me?
You’ve been wandering through the hot desert for several hours, trying to find a unique artifact. The sun seems to be shining more and more brightly with every minute. You have enough supplies of water and food but not enough information about the object you’re looking for. You check the compass, look at the horizon, and suddenly, something blinds you. It looks like a beam of light reflected from a mirror. Yeah, you’ve found it!
Honoring each of our unique cultural traditions isn’t only fun and exciting and good for our mental well-being. From the preparations to the celebrations, participating in them gives us a sense of stability and belonging, which are suitable for our self-care routines. By sharing these with the world, we also show our identities to everyone.
Watching a football game is exciting enough. However, what’s more exciting is watching a match where things end up weird. During a match between Austria and Denmark, a mysterious hole popped up from nowhere and stopped the game. The players were furious but also confused by this weird deep hole. It was a Danish player who brought this to everyone’s attention when his leg got stuck — the hole was deep enough to consume his ankle. Luckily he found it before the game started: such a situation lead to a career-ending accident. He was just showing everyone how deep the hole was. On top of that, the match was delayed by 90 minutes due to a power outage. The fans were confused: some were frustrated that the team they wanted to support couldn’t play, while others found it... amusing!
During her 6 decade-long career, Olivia Newton-John proved that she was born with an exceptional amount of talent and an even bigger heart. From mega-hits, to an iconic role that captivated our souls and a charisma that we couldn’t get enough of, it’s clear that Olivia’s life has been loaded with blessings. But her journey was equally full of hardships. However, she turned her misfortunes into a mission to help others and became an activist, determined to make this world a better place for others.
England has numerous attractions that stretch from Victorian buildings to modern architectural marvels in London and from the cliff-edged coast in Sussex to the Lake District in Cumbria. Whether you are into magnificent architecture, world-renowned museums, or breathtaking nature, England has a lot to offer both first-time and seasoned travelers.
Queen Elizabeth II has been in the public eye her entire life and wants to make sure her subjects see her — literally. That’s partly why she has long worn festive, bright colors for her public appearances. According to Robert Hardman, the Queen’s biographer, she once explained her color choice by saying, “I can never wear beige because nobody will know who I am.” When it comes to fashion, the Queen’s motto is: “You have to be seen to be believed,” and she definitely doesn’t go unnoticed whenever and wherever she appears.
With their good looks, sharp talent, and worldwide success, some Hollywood stars have been reigning in pop culture for decades. But we would be surprised to discover that a few of these famous celebs actually do have royal blood running through their veins and descend from European kings. We might be even more astonished when we see a side-by-side comparison with their ancestors and spot a physical resemblance.
From childhood, we’ve been taught proper rules of behavior that exist in society. This science is called “etiquette.” And each epoch had its own version of etiquette. In Ancient Greece, for example, it was okay to have dinner lying down, and just 150 years ago, it was considered indecent to put your gloves on in the street.
Chris Porsz, a paramedic by profession, spent his free time in the ’70s and ’80s on the streets of Peterborough, England, taking candid shots of people passing by. Decades later, he had the clever idea of tracking these strangers down and capturing them in a similar way. This unique project is called Reunions II, the long-awaited sequel to the work he created 10 years ago.
Packed streets, long lines to enter all the “must-see” sites, and extortionate prices are unfortunately what accompany visits to touristy cities. However, many places in the world are just as beautiful, if not more so, as big names like Venice, London, and Paris. For instance, did you know that Portugal has its very own Venice called Aveiro where you can ride gondolas past colorfully tiled buildings?
When it comes to sitting down to eat any meal of the day, each country has its own customs. In some places, these protocols are deeply rooted, and not following them can be considered impolite. On the other hand, they are simple habits that a foreign diner can disregard without the risk of seeming out of place.