'Hector and the Search For Happiness' Trailer & More Movies That Inspire You to Be Better — VIDEOS

Have you ever stepped out of a theater and realized you just had so many feelings about the movie you just saw? I can guarantee that's how you'll feel after seeing Hector and the Search For Happiness, and the film won't be released for months. I know this because the newly released trailer for Hector and the Search For Happiness is already trying very hard to make you feel all of the feelings — and, damn it, it's actually working.

Hector and the Search For Happiness is based on the popular novel of the same name by Francis Lelord and has a concept that is clearly dedicated to inspiring its reader. Hector, a London psychiatrist, realizes that he's not exactly satisfied with his life, and so he goes on a worldwide quest to find out what it is that makes people happy. Along the way, he meets people from various communities around the globe and connects with old friends, all so that he can learn what it is about their lives that makes them feel so content. The film also stars Rosamund Pike (whom we'll be seeing as Amy in David Fincher's Gone Girl later this year), Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgard, and Toni Collette.

The trailer for Hector shows clips of Hector on his world journey, as well as some other feel-good trickery like clips from his childhood home movies and, of course, the song "Dare You To Move" by Switchfoot. (Seriously, what is it about that song?!?) Hector is hardly the first movie trailer to make you want to escape your daily routine and go out and explore all that life has to offer. Here's the Hector and the Search for Happiness trailer...

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... and here are six other movie trailers that will awaken your soul. (In like, the least cheesy way possible.)

Wish I Was Here

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FYI, the song at 1:00 is The Shins' "So What Now." Because I know you want to know.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty


Don't dream it, do it. Specifically to an Of Monsters and Men song.

The Pursuit of Happyness

MoviemanTrailers on YouTube

Remember a time before Jayden Smith was chilling with the Jenners? Here, all he has to do to make us cry is grab his dad's face and say "You're a good Papa" as music swells in the background.

Slumdog Millionaire

FoxSearchlight on YouTube

Even sweeter? Latika and Jamal are dating in real life, too.



Apparently some 3D films really do have depth. (Emotionally speaking, that is.)

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


The U2 song has never felt more worthy of tears.