Today is October 31. Yes we know it's Halloween, but do not forget that it's also World Savings Day. How will you celebrate the day if you don't save enough? The World Savings Day was established way back in 1924, during the first International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks) in Milan, Italy. Representatives of 29 countries wanted to bring to mind the idea of savings to the worldwide public and its relevance to the economy and the individual.
Today, on World Savings Day, we have compiled a list of seven inspirational films when it comes to money and the realization of its value. If you feel like you're not saving enough, start right away. These films should help you out. Happy savings, people!
Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Directed by Gabriele Muccino, it is based on entrepreneur Chris Gardner's nearly one-year struggle being homeless. The performances of Will Smith along with his son Jaden Smith do justice to the true story, making this film an ideal one on this list.
God Bless the Child (1988)
Lary Elikann directed the film, which depicts the struggle of homelessness and the perpetual cycle of poverty and how it affects people. It tells the story of the sacrifices of a single mother (played by Mare Winningham), in hope of a better life for her daughter (played by Grace Johnston).
The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)
Directed by Tim Hunter, the film stars Matt Dillon and Danny Glover. It follows two different homeless men, and how they form a friendship that changes both of their lives forever.
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Written and directed by Cameron Crowe, this film is about a rich sports agent (Tom Cruise) who had it all but questions the integrity of his job due to dishonesty in his field, re-writing his principles and becoming successful once again, but this time the right way.
The Social Network (2010)
Directed by David Fincher, we all know what this film is about. From being a 19-year-old student to the world's youngest billionaire with a net worth of more than 55 billion US dollars, Mark Zuckerberg's story can inspire anyone.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2014)
Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, the biographical film follows the life of stockbroker Jordan Belfort who climbs through the ranks in no time, although through illegal means. What he says must be kept in mind: "I've been rich and I've been poor. And I choose rich, every single time!"