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Well I got talking with Silhouetree about some of these things and I decided that there are certain movies/music that appeal to INFPs possibly more than other types. I would have to say that a person's taste in music, more than most things, probably has nothing to do with his or her type. But I thought it couldn't hurt if everyone made some recommendations. I love film, will watch movies from for any era or country if I hear good things usually, and music is also important to me as well. So I'll start...

Some movies that I think most of you INFPs will enjoy are:
-Amelie (the number movie for INFPs in my opinion. if you haven't seen it, you must!) It's a French film, released in 2001 I believe, about a young shy (INFP) waitress by the name of Amelie. She decides to live a life helping other people around her from behind the scenes. Also in the process finding interesting ways to communicate with a man she loves without revealing herself, because of being such a "young introverted girl". Fantasy/Romance, If your an INFP you'll love it - trust me. It will make you love and embrace your inner INFP!
-Solaris (1972 version, NOT the newer George Clooney one, though it ain't bad) German film. For the sci-fi peeps and fanatics (I'm not big into sci-fi at all really, but the themes in this film are just great). It tells the story of a man who in the future is sent to a space station where strange things are happening, to find out the problem. When he arrives he begins to encounter his wife who has already died. A very dreamy film without the ordinary plot of many films today. INFPs into sci-fi will probably love it, and if not you still might because it certainly rubbed off some good messages on me, and I'm not into science-y stuff.
-Run Lola Run (1998) German film. Thriller/Suspense. (sorry these are foreign films, I guess I wanted to suggest some films people might not have already seen, but if subtitles don't bother you it is certainly worth it!) About a girl's attempts to save her boyfriend who needs 100,000 Deustch Marks in 20 minutes. This movie is a master of suspense without a dull or slow moment throughout. I recommend this because I have discussed movies with other INFPs and many seem to consider it atop their favorites. Also because it is very unique in its storytelling, quite original. The story acts like a videogame. If you see it you will understand, and probably love it.
-Groundhog Day (1993?) Comedy/Drama. Most of you have probably seen this since it plays on TBS or something like that, every Groundhog Day. The movie is starting to be regarded as one of the better films of all-time, with many people citing the themes and ideologies behing the film as deeper than originally thought. Buddhists champion the film because they believe it represents a lot about self discovery and so on. Bill Murray really does a great job, creating a funny yet very sympathic character that finds himself in an odd situation that many of us have probably pondered about before - living the same day over and over again. The film being about self discovery, I highly recommend it for INFPs if you haven't seen it. But some of you definitely already have.
-The Graduate (1967) Comedy/Drama/Romance. A classic, really. If you haven't seen it, do it. Especially if you can enjoy and appreciate older films. Dustin Hoffman plays a lonely guy who just recently graduates college. He has an affair with an older woman (The famous, "Mrs. Robinson", which is also the song in the movie by Simon & Garfunkel, as they did the original soundtrack for the film.) then he falls in love with her daughter. The film has Arguably the best soundtrack of all-time containing such songs as Mrs. Robinson, The Sound of Silence, and Scarborough Fair. Even if you like S & G see it. What a soundtrack, so perfect in reflecting the youth and confusion that the main character feels.

Okay so those are some movies I think you all would definitely enjoy. They're all different genres, from different eras in film, and different langauges, so I'm sure there is at least one thing for everyone there. And again sorry for the foreign films if you are not a fan. If you are great! Limiting yourself to only American cinema is pretty foolish since so many great films are made outside the U.S.

As for music I would recommend Fleet Foxes (of course) album same name. May take a few listens for some to catch on to it, it did for me :wink:. And now I'm hooked. Folk/baroque pop/indie. Check it out if you want. And if anyone takes me up on my recommendations let me know, I want to hear your response. :blushed:
 

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I strongly recommend

1. The 9th Configuration (if you like psychology, awesome quotes, and really cool settings then get this)

2. The Kite Runner (you will cry and begin to believe in you're ideal)

3. What dreams may come (beautiful movie , a little cheesy, VERY archetypal)

4. Casino Royale ( Let us look at an ENTJ from an INFP point of view)

5. Passion of the Christ (even if you are not religious you will find this emotionally stimulating)
 

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Hmm, I love music that's easy to listen to and pleasant on the ears. I've posted a lot of music by these artists, but I'll just post 'em here in case any of you are interested, although many of the bands are pretty well-known.

Iron & Wine, Dave Matthews Band, Dispatch, Rogue Wave, Fleet Foxes, Jack Johnson, Matt Costa, Noah and the Whale, Bon Iver, and Band of Horses.

Of course, my musical preference extend much farther than that, but those are a few bands that I think a good majority of INFPs would enjoy.
 

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(To Silhouetree <having strange problems with quoting and replying>) I especially like Rogue Wave and Bon Iver. "For Emma" would have to be my favorite Bon Iver song. I never got into Skinny Love as it felt forced on me by indie fans before I became a Bon Iver fan. So though Skinny Love is a good song, I have a hesitation in playing it sometimes.

If you haven't heard of Bon Iver, check out his debut album released in 2008: "For Emma, Forever Ago"
 

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Hmm, I love music that's easy to listen to and pleasant on the ears. I've posted a lot of music by these artists, but I'll just post 'em here in case any of you are interested, although many of the bands are pretty well-known.

Iron & Wine, Dave Matthews Band, Dispatch, Rogue Wave, Fleet Foxes, Jack Johnson, Matt Costa, Noah and the Whale, Bon Iver, and Band of Horses.

Of course, my musical preference extend much farther than that, but those are a few bands that I think a good majority of INFPs would enjoy.

haha it's scary how accurate that is to my taste. Listen to Jack Johnson too much. I like Costa and also Ben Harper if you haven't checked him out. "waiting on an angel"...you will like hah.
 

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The Loss of Sexual Innocence
Dr. Strangelove
Angel-a
My Neighbor Totoro
The English Patient (for that romantic itching)
Office Space
Four Rooms
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Young Frankenstein
Perfume
Quills
Shine
The Elephant Man
The Secret Garden
Monty Python (and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Meaning of life)
American Beauty
La Vie En Rose
Coffee and Cigarettes
Trainspotting
The Hitcher (older one, 1986 I think)
Shaun of the Dead, Dawn of the Dead (old & new)
Twelve Monkeys

'Course these are all personal favorites but they're so damn good you'd probably like 'em too... as for music, listen to the blues.
 

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The Loss of Sexual Innocence
Dr. Strangelove
Angel-a
My Neighbor Totoro
The English Patient (for that romantic itching)
Office Space
Four Rooms
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Young Frankenstein
Perfume
Quills
Shine
The Elephant Man
The Secret Garden
Monty Python (and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Meaning of life)
American Beauty
La Vie En Rose
Coffee and Cigarettes
Trainspotting
The Hitcher (older one, 1986 I think)
Shaun of the Dead, Dawn of the Dead (old & new)
Twelve Monkeys

'Course these are all personal favorites but they're so damn good you'd probably like 'em too... as for music, listen to the blues.

hmm... I would say that American Beauty is a good INFP selection, another movie about self discovery and inner happiness.
 

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(To Silhouetree <having strange problems with quoting and replying>) I especially like Rogue Wave and Bon Iver. "For Emma" would have to be my favorite Bon Iver song. I never got into Skinny Love as it felt forced on me by indie fans before I became a Bon Iver fan. So though Skinny Love is a good song, I have a hesitation in playing it sometimes.

If you haven't heard of Bon Iver, check out his debut album released in 2008: "For Emma, Forever Ago"
Ah yes, "For Emma" is a great song :). I'm not super familiar with them, but as of now, "The Wolves" is my favorite song by them.


haha it's scary how accurate that is to my taste. Listen to Jack Johnson too much. I like Costa and also Ben Harper if you haven't checked him out. "waiting on an angel"...you will like hah.
Aah yeah, Ben Harper is great :). I like pretty much all music similar to that. Acoustic guitars and great voices are my favorite.
 

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good performance here by the Fleet Foxes. Love at 2:49 when Robin looks up, feels like you finally escape the woods or something, and the two girls right after that are hilarious (I don't know what they are doing but they're cute and goofy)


I also recently found out the lead singer, Robin Pecknold, also has social anxiety. That's got to be tough touring and what not with social anxiety. I read an interview where he said he only really hangs out with his band and his family and that he doesn't like going out. Kind of how I feel most times.
 

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Movies for INFPs:

The Name of the Rose. My favorite Sean Connery movie, its a murder mystery that takes place in a monastery during the time of the plagues, the anti-popes of Avignon, and the Inquisition. The main character is played by Christian Slater, in his first film role. Slater's character is definitely an NF, and could be seen as a story of how an NF tries to fit in a world. It is a creepy, disturbing movie with a great ending that will lift your spirits and then crush them again with the mystery that is life. Definitely not a movie you want to watch if you're a devout Catholic, it does not paint the Church in any kind of good light.

The Haunting (1950's version). Its the story of an NF who gets thrust into a house that is alive with spirits and the damned. Its one of the few suspense movies that still leaves me without breath, scared, after watching it so many times. If you like being scared by movies, and who doesn't, this one will scare you, or at least make you very anxious. Don't bother with the newer version with Liam Neeson, its not even the same story or in the same league as the older version.

Heaven Help Us. Is a story about a young man sent to a Catholic boarding school after the deaths of his parents. It is a story about coming to grips with new rules and a new life, and standing up to those who would tear you down. It has one of my favorite scenes of all time, that lifts my mood no matter what else is happening around me, a moment where anyone who has been bullied will want to put their hands up in the air and cheer.

Music for INFPs:

Joy Division/New Order: Joy Division is one of the darkest bands in history, its great music for depressed people, the singer/lyricist of JD, Ian Curtis, was most certainly an NF, and not a healthy one either, he committed suicide before their second album, Closer, came out. New Order was formed after Curtis's death, and focuses more on a techno sound, a club dancing sound. They're great as well, but very different compared to New Order. Listen to JD first, and then try New Order.

Radiohead: I don't really need to say that much about Radiohead, right?

Velvet Underground: A great overlooked band of the 60's, INFPs will definitely relate to the songs, and the singer.

Kyuss: Stoner metal, heavy bass, heavy beats. If you like Queens of the Stone Age, you will like this.

The Pixies: Nothing soft about these guys, they were alternative music before anyone ever heard of Nirvana. Nirvana actually took a lot of their techniques and became popular. The Pixies are the real deal.
 

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I wanted to extend a thank you to everybody for this thread. I've Limewired a lot of new (awesome!) music and am really reveling in it all. :)

Just tonight I heard Def Leppard's "Love Bites, Love Bleeds" which really resonated with me for some reason, with the mood I've been in lately. :)

I also like The Steve Miller Band, some of ELO's lesser known stuff (especially the Showdown)... I LOVE Loreena McKennitt, Blackmore's Night, Anne Murray, Nickelback (VERY much, when I'm in darker moods), world music (ie, Pandora, Eydie Gorme, Mirelle Mathieu, Celine Dion's French songs)...

:) But my tastes change - so long as they have depth and fit my mood, I'll like anything. Including Eminem. :blushed:
 

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Stardust
I Am Robot
17 Again/ Big
The Never ending Story
Speed
Die Hard
Hitch
Transformers
The little Mermaid


Gem- It's Amazing, It's just a ride
Kaci and Jo jo- All my life
Mutemath- Spotlight
Muse- Supermassive Black Hole
Justin Timberlake (yes i admit it) Lovestoned
Beyonce- Smash Into you

I picked the ones that make me smile and usually pull me out of the over-sensitive stupor.
 

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YouTube - Sigur Ros - Njosnavelin (acoustic live in Paris)

one of my favorite bands :happy:
i couldn't embed it but their song Hoppipolla is totally an INFP song i think lol

Ahh yes, Sigur Ros. And this song... :cool: just great. Which brings me to another point, this song was used in the movie Vanilla Sky. A very surreal yet beautiful film starring Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz. I'm not sure if you have seen it, but it actually reminded me the fact that Vanilla Sky is a great INFP movie. It's about a wealthy man who gets in a car crash that basically changes his life. And afterwards he can't help but try to get back together with a woman he knew for only one night, a night when true loved seem possible to him. I don't want to say much more because in doing so it would give a lot away to the ending. But theres a great scene at the end/climax with this song playing. And any people who have seen it, they might not know that it is actually a remake of a Spanish film, Abre Los Ojos (Open Your Eyes), which came out only a few years earlier. Generally Vanilla Sky is not as well received critically, but I think it is severely underrated having seen both. This film pulled me in years ago when I first saw it which led me to watch the original. But it still captivates my mind and emotions.

Check it out INFPs.
 

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Stardust
I Am Robot
17 Again/ Big
The Never ending Story
Speed
Die Hard
Hitch
Transformers
The little Mermaid


Gem- It's Amazing, It's just a ride
Kaci and Jo jo- All my life
Mutemath- Spotlight
Muse- Supermassive Black Hole
Justin Timberlake (yes i admit it) Lovestoned
Beyonce- Smash Into you

I picked the ones that make me smile and usually pull me out of the over-sensitive stupor.

Everyone has their own tastes so I could never argue with yours. Die Hard is a great action film. One of the best true "action" films I would say. But most action films are all about the "quan" and no qual - you know big budgets, big explosions, and oh yes, terrible acting and plot. And probably filled with cliche storytelling. But hey, some people like it so I can't say it's wrong. There is no wrong piece of art, film, music. But it does satisfy me to know that at the start of every new year I won't have to hear about such films again come oscar season - then come the qual.

The only film that I cannot restrain myself from saying something bad about is Speed. Even an action junky would have to admit its shortcomings. Especially when the whole aspect of a film like that, action driven (instead of character, or story driven), doesn't even get its effects right. The scene I am referring to is the bus "jump scene". You know the one where the bus spontaneously gets air and ramps off of a flat surface across a 30 ft. gap? For those of you who haven't seen it or noticed it when you first saw it, take a look. Still cracks me up. :crazy:

 
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