High Fidelity (2000)
Lesson: Slow down and appreciate the music.
It’s easy to get caught up in looking for the next best thing to come along, but as music snob/record owner Rob Gordon (John Cusack) realizes in High Fidelity, sometimes while you’re busy doing that you’re missing out on some of the best things in life that are right in front of you. Additionally, the movie highlights the awesomeness of mix tapes.
All The President’s Men (1976)
Lesson: Seek the truth, and hold people accountable.
Based on the Watergate Scandal that eventually forced President Richard Nixon from office, this famous tale of political journalists Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) shows how seeking the truth instead of accepting what you’re told is the “truth” can hold elected officials accountable and force them to play by the rules.