(Augusta, Georgia, USA)
I'd have to say out of all the movies I've seen, and I've seen a lot, that Fight Club has probably had the most positive and profound impact on my life.
The movie stars Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter. It's about an underground Fight Club, to the untrained eye, but it's really a metaphor about a generation of consumerism. Some of the things said in the movie have changed my views entirely. For example, Tyler Durden says "It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything." It's poetic, beautiful, and absolutely true. I've reached some horrible lows in my life, and it's odd to say it, but it strips you down. You're left to see the world and yourself as you truly are, rather than the convoluted, messy versions we're taught to see. We're taught to see people's hair, clothes, cars, jobs, etc but not their actual character and spirituality. That is what the movie taught me. It opened my eyes to seeing the bigger picture, rather than looking at the meaningless details.