The films and T.V. shows over the last two decades have called for huge societal changes and for world’s racial and economic divides. But most, films and shows have start adressing human behavious and taking care of it. Many films and T.V. shows are centering on lives of people of how they are living and how they wan to live. People are taking these films and shows to their heart as they are imapcting people’s daily lives.

Below are some films and T.V. shows which that are impacting people’s lives.

1. Bojack Horseman (2014-2020)

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Streaming Platform- Netflix

Bojack Horseman, the washed-up television performer, has it all: fame, money, and glory… or does he? Nothing is as it seems with Bojack, who lives in the cynical world of modern Hollywood, since this horseman has a complicated, jaded, and terrible background that still haunts him. Bojack will give it his all to get his career back on track and perhaps find happiness, as he desperately tries to reclaim his place in Hollywood’s spotlight.

The series showed the reality of people who are bad. It put things into perspective that everyone is struggling with their own battle and that does not make them bad or worse. The show is followed amongst the huge population, worldwide.

2. Call Me By Your Name (2017)

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Streaming Platform- Netflix

In the early 1980s, seventeen-year-old Elio spends his vacation in his family’s summer villa in northern Italy. Amidst the lush Mediterranean landscapes of a tranquil and golden summer. Apart from his father, Mr. Perlman, a professor of Greco-Roman culture, and his translator mother, Annella, Oliver, a twenty-four-year-old American Ph.D. student, works there as an intern. Now, against the backdrop of perpetual summer boredom, a tentative relationship between Elio and Oliver will create the basis for an unforeseen bond. As the uncharted emotions of first love begin to boil over over the course of six transitory weeks.

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The large fandom of the film due to the actors made a great audience. Along with that, the film gave a huge base for understanding homosexuality as serene as possible. The characters made people fall in love with ‘love‘ irrespective of their genders. They accepted the film with open arms.

3. Rockstar (2011)

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Streaming Platform- Jio Cinema

In a combination of flashbacks and flash-forwards, the film depicts Janardhan Jhakar’s journey from a little town boy to an international rock sensation known as “Jordan.” The aspiring rockstar was advised that music and feelings only come through hardship in order to pursue his goal of being a rockstar. In the process, he meets Heer, a tough-looking but popular college student, and the two become friends. As time passes, his hopes of becoming a musician melt away as they spend time together. Janardhan is booted out of his house when heer moves away due to family misunderstandings. His passion for music resurfaces while he passes the time at a local mosque.

His journey takes him to Prague, where he is reunited with a married Heer, where he makes more enemies than friends. When the two have an intimate moment, things go wrong, and Jordan gets deported to India on trespassing charges brought by Heer’s spouse. JORDAN is now an enraged, painful, and lonely man on his way to becoming a ROCKSTAR.

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Failed to reach the hearts of youth when released, today Rockstar is one of the most liked and inspired films. The feeling of liberation, the youth feels while watching this feeling is impeccable. The film shows the utter hunger for success. Along with that, it portrays how real love does not have to make sense to people.

4. Barfi! (2012)

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Streaming Platform- Netflix

Set in a beautiful area of India around the 1970s, Shruti falls in love with Barfi, a deaf and hard-of-hearing boy. Despite her feelings for Barfi, Shruti succumbs to cultural and parental pressures to marry a “regular” man and live a “normal” life. Years later, when Barfi, who is now in love with Jhilmil, is on the run from the cops, their paths intersect once more. Jhilmil has vanished and Barfi is desperate to find him. Shruti realizes that genuine love is blind when she discovers Jhilmil is autistic. Shruti discovers she is still in love with Barfi while caught up in a cat and mouse game in the search for the person he loves.

Barfi teaches us that love is neither limited nor contained by societal conventions of acceptable and aberrant behavior. It showed that love is not always rainbows and butterflies. The film encourages one to do what one believes in doing no matter how hard things might get.

5. 13 Reasons Why (2017-2020)

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Streaming Platform- Netflix

When Clay Jensen gets home from school one day, he discovers a curious box with his name outside his front door. Inside, he finds a collection of cassette cassettes made by Hannah Baker, his classmate, and crush. She had, however, committed suicide two weeks prior. Hannah reveals on the first tape that there are thirteen reasons why she did what she did. And one of them is Clay. You can’t stop the future from happening. You can’t go back in time. The only way to discover the secret is to push the play button.

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The show somehow became the main reason people, especially youth started taking mental health seriously. It showed the importance of friends and their contribution to keeping sanity. The show contributed to spreading the message of how one can help his/her friend through their tough times and struggles. It conveyed how one should be good to people because we never know what someone is going through.

6. Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000)

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Streaming Platform- Online

It’s the 1980s, and there are two groups of kids at McKinley High: the Freaks, led by the cool and flamboyant Daniel Desario, and the Geeks, led by Lindsay’s bashful younger brother Sam, gentle Bill Haverchuck, and self-proclaimed ladies’ man Neal Schweiger. The show depicts the typical teen/adolescent issues that every teenager faces, such as acceptance, drugs, alcohol, and bullying.

The show is based on teenage life. However, it showed how one should choose his/her tribe. The show also taught how one should never try to fit in. Every single person is authentic and beautiful in his own way and their values are bigger than anything in the world.