Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Such a Pretty Girl by Laura Wiess

Before Happiness by Shawn Achor


Beautiful Boy directed by Felix Van Groeningen

The Bucket List directed by Rob Reiner

Life Itself directed by Dan Fogelman

Little Miss Sunshine directed by Valerie Faris and Johnathan Dayton


Somewhere Over the Rainbow written by Yip Harburg sung by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Rise Up written and performed by Andra Day

Somewhere Only We Know written and performed by the band Keane

The Night We Met written by Ben Schneider performed by Lord Huron


The self portrait I think this list makes is that I like to listen, read and watch things that are made to make you feel something. If it’s sad I’ll cry if it’s meant to teach you something I’ll learn. Overall most of these are about being stuck somewhere in life and someone you love helping you out or finding it in yourself to overcome whatever is keeping you down. Paints a sad but inspiring picture.