What movie should you watch based on your personality type ?




I don’t care about your Zodiac sign, what’s your MBTI personality type ?! Move over Geminis, Leos, and Scorpios and tell me whether your an Advocate, Debater or Consul!


For those of you who aren’t veterans to personality quizzes, MBTI stands for Myers- Briggs Type Indicator, a trusted personality test that sorts test-takers into one of 16 personality types. The types are written in a code that uses letters to represent each category : (Mind) Introverted or Extroverted, (Energy) Observant or Intuitive, (Nature) Thinking or Feeling, (Tactics) Judging and Prospecting. Each personality type is usually given a nickname that embodies their aura — for example, INTJs are also known as “Architects.”


After I discovered my type in April I was obsessed with everything in the realm of Myers Briggs Type Indicator because the test read me so well and my type embodied exactly who I was, it was insane. As one user of the test, Emma, said, “I was honestly shocked how accurate it was. I teared up a bit because it was like a person who was looking inside my mind and telling me what they saw.”


I even got my friends hooked on finding out which one of the 16 personalities they were. Naturally, I wanted to also find out what celebrities or fictional characters shared my type through the Personality Database. I have Atticus Finch, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Al Pacino, Grandma Tala, and Joe from You on the INFJ side.


Tests like these turn you inside out and can lead you to make new decisions, now that you know just what type of person you are. Whether that’s ditching your job as a lawyer or trying to figure out what movie to watch this week, your personality type can tell it all.


Without further ado, here are the ideal movies perfect for everyone on the personality type of rainbow.



INFJ - Advocate


INFJs are soft-spoken, sensitive beings in touch with their emotions, and while idealistic when passionate about something they will fight tirelessly for that cause. Her by Spike Jonze is the perfect movie for INFJS because it tells a sci-fi romance between Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) and a new operating system Samantha in a tender-hearted way that explores the great and confusing emotions of love. INFJs are also creative thinkers that like to challenge others' perceptions of the world, which is why Donnie Darko by Richard Kelly is their cup of tea. A demonic rabbit named Frank tells teenager Donnie that the world will end in 28 days on a fall 1988 night. This dark thriller leaves Donnie and the viewers to question whether Donnie is living in a parallel universe, suffering from mental illness or if the apocalypse is truly near …


Other suggestions: Spirited Away and Inception


INFP - Mediator


INFPs are even more idealistic then INFJs and look for that sprinkle of good in every person they meet, place they roam, and being they touch. Mediators are genuine and are led by the purity of their intent rather than the possible reward which is a testament to the strong feelings they pour into everything they do. (500) Days of Summer stars INFP, Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a young greeting card writer in Los Angeles who falls head over heels for his new co-worker Summer (Zoet Deschanel). But when Summer dumps him unexpectedly this hopeless romantic reflects on their 500 days together to figure out what went wrong. Call Me By Your Name features 17-year-old Elio, another INFP, who falls in love with Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who's working as an intern for Elio's father during this summer of 1983. Under the sun-drenched sky in Elio’s villa in Lombardy, Italy the two fall in love and dwindle in a facade of what could have been.


Other suggestions: Garden State, Lord of the Rings Trilogy


ENFJ - Protagonist


ENFJs are natural-born leaders full of passion, charisma, and leadership. They aren’t afraid to speak up for what is right and enjoy guiding others to work to improve themselves and their community through acts of kindness and power. ENFJs would love Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino, the 1994 multi-stranded crime movie featuring hitmen Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), gangster Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames); his actress wife, Mia (Uma Thurman), and more. It is a classic film that is powerful, gory, and maybe even a little inspiring. Disney’s 2016 animated hit, Zootopia is also a great bet for ENFJs since the star of the movie, Judy Hopps, is clearly of the protagonist type. After Judy becomes the first rabbit to join the police force of the mammal metropolis, Zootopia, she quickly learns how hard it will be to gain respect so she jumps at the opportunity to solve a missing person case. This means she will have to work with Nick Wilde, a sly fox who makes her job a headache but teaches her a thing or two.


Other suggestions: Legally Blonde and Braveheart


ENFP - Campaigner


ENFPs are fiercely independent individuals who crave creativity and freedom and need to know they can choose their paths in life and would never be caught in a boring role. ENFPs are emotional souls, seeing the world as a puzzle field with compassion, love, and pain so as 16personalties says, “when they step on someone's toes, they both feel it.” ENFPs would connect to The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind by Michel Gondry because of its theme of self-exploration toppled with caring for one another. After a painful breakup, Clementine (Kate Winslet) undergoes a procedure to erase all memories of her former boyfriend Joel (Jim Carey.) When Joel learns what Clementine did he too signs up for the same procedure but amid the erasure, he wonders if erasing this woman he used to love is worth it. ENFPs would also enjoy Kung Fu Panda, a story about the laziest panda there ever was, Po, who trains to be a kung fu master to save his city from the villainous snow leopard Tai Lung.


Other suggestions: Rapunzel and Breakfast at Tiffany’s


INTJ - Architect


INTJs are an intelligent bunch who believe nothing is impossible if you put enough hard work and intellect into what you do. But because of this they may seem insensitive and tend to be arrogant about their abilities, not waiting for others to catch up behind them or ever landing a helping hand. The Social Network by David Fincher is a great fit for these groups since it is based on real-life INTJ, Mark Zuckerberg, and stars Jessie Eisenberg as the computer genius and Harvard undergrad who launched Facebook, starting a social media revolution in 2004. Six years into being the youngest billionaire ever, Zuckerberg faces legal and personal issues from his former partner (Andrew Garfield) and other Harvard students who claim he stole their idea. The Prestige by Christopher Nolan will also appeal to INTJs with its twisted fantasy and cunning characters. In 1800s England two former partners — now rival magicians — feud after one performs the ultimate magic trick, teleportation. Starring Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman as the rivals, this film explores how far we are willing to go to come out on top no matter who we hurt.


Other Suggestions: No Country For Old Men, The Silence of the Lambs and Memento


INTP - Logician


INTPs are just like INFJs but a more creative and relaxed. They tend to share thoughts that aren't fully developed, using other people as soundboards to debate with themselves and their mind is a cobweb of ideas that even their closest friends might not understand. American Beauty by Sam Mendes will appeal to INTPs. Telesales operative Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) is depressed with his life and craves for something exciting to happen, something to live for. When his teenage daughter brings home her new schoolmate Angela (Mena Suvari) he is aroused and determined to live his life according to his rules. But all the while the life of his daughter and wife are crumbling around him, but everyone is too busy self-loathing to notice each other’s world is falling apart. The ending of this film will be something INTPs ponder for days as they examine what it means to live the American Dream. Good Will Hunting written by and starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck is another great choice. Genius Will (Matt Damon) chooses to ignore his brilliance and ironically enough works as a janitor at MIT solving leftover math problems on the chalkboard. When he gets into trouble with a police officer, therapist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams), tries to help him sort out his problems and show him his full potential.


Other suggestions: Groundhog Day and Slumdog Millionaire


ENTJ - Commander


ENTJs love a good challenge and will use their relentless drive and determination to achieve anything they set their mind too. Because of their extraverted side, they will likely push those around them to follow their path, leading to miraculous results. The Departed by Martin Scorcese would be great for ENTJs. It tells the story of a South Boston cop, Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) who goes undercover to expose the organization of the gang leader Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson). At the same time, police investigator Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) infiltrates his department and reports their activities to his boss Mr. Frank Costello. When both organizations learn they have a mole in their department, Billy and Collin have to figure out each other’s identities to save their lives. ENTJs will also like Léon: The Professional. After 12-year-old Mathilda’s (Natalie Portman) family is murdered by DEA agents, her next-door neighbor and hitman Léon (Jean Reno) takes her in and the two plot for revenge against the men who took her family’s life.


Other suggestions: The Founder and The Usual Suspects


ENTP - Debater


ENTPs are the ultimate devil’s advocates, questioning people’s beliefs and arguing with them not always to reach a deeper purpose but because sometimes it’s just fun. ENTPs are great debaters and while they are respected for their vision and passion they tend to struggle to use these qualities to form deep lasting relationships. The Devil’s Advocate by Taylor Hartford would appeal to ENTPs based on the name alone. Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves), an aspiring defense lawyer from Florida, accepts a job in a high ranking New York law firm from the head of the firm, legal shark John Milton (Al Pacino). After the move, Lomax’s wife (Charlize Theron) experiences several frightening and other-worldly experiences that lead Kevin to question the true intentions of his new boss. Fight Club by David Fincher features ENTP Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), that this type will be sure to love. A depressed man (Edward Norton) who suffers from insomnia and goes to random support groups for "fun", meets strange soap salesman Tyler Durden, and moves into his squalor after his perfect apartment is ruined. The two bond quickly and start an underground fight club at a bar for men fed up with their mundane lives. Marla (Helena Bonham Carter), another support group hopper, starts to attract the attention of Tyler, and the lines between what is real and what is not quickly become blurred.


Other suggestions: Taxi Driver and Fight Club


ISTJ - Logistician 


ISTJs prefer to work alone where they can achieve their goals without any distractions. However, they tend to be in the center because their coworkers and friends often rely on their outward stability and security they provide. INTJs will connect to WALL-E by Andrew Staton, which tells the story of WALL-E, the last robot left on Earth. He spends his days picking up trash and garbage on the desolate planet he has been on for 700 years, growing lonelier by the minute. So when EVE, a robot sent back to Earth for a scanning mission, comes along the two embark on a journey across the galaxies that will change the world forever. Another favorite ISTJs will be sure to love is The Matrix by the Wachowski sisters. Neo (Keanu Reeves) is led into an underground world by stranger Trinity who leads him to Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne). Morpheus seems to be the only one who can answer Neo’s question — What is the Matrix ?, but Neo will go to dangerous lengths to uncover the truth. 


Other suggestions: The Shawshank Redemption and Se7en 


ISFJ - Defenders 


ISFJs don’t like to be in the spotlight but their friends and families love them because they are kind people who go above and beyond for what they believe in. ISFJs will connect to The King’s Speech by Tom Hopper. After his father dies and brother flees the role, England's Prince Albert (Colin Firth) must ascend the throne as King George VI, but his speech impediment troubles his image as a leader. Knowing that England needs a strong and confident leader to communicate effectively towards them, his wife Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) hires speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) to help him overcome his stutter. Lionel helps through odd measures but the two grow an incredible friendship as confidence beacons upon the King. Beautiful Boy from A24 is another great choice. It tells the story of father David Sheff (Steve Carell) trying to help his teenage son Nic (Timothée Chalamet) overcome his meth addiction as it threatens to ruin their family, their relationship, and most importantly himself. 


Other suggestions: Mama Mia and The Lion King


ESTJ - Executives


The Harry Potter movies will be great for ESTJs since two main characters, Hermoine and Professor McGonal fall into their group. Just like the nickname implies, ESTJs love bringing people together and organizing community events but can fail to realize that not everyone shares the same feelings as them. Hermoine is a stubborn one but is always by her best friend Harry’s side as he navigates through wizarding school at Hogwarts. Another ESTJ pops up in Mean Girls, Miss Regina George. After teenager Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) moves from Africa to the suburbs Illinois, she makes her way into the most popular clique of the school, “The Plastics” led by Regina. But soon Cady realizes why her new shallow group of friends got their name in the oh too high school type of way


Other suggestions : Princess and the Frog and Spirited Away


ESFJ - Consuls 


The popular ones of the group, Consuls are the quarterbacks and cheerleaders in high school and take the spotlight wherever they go with their kindness. Valentine’s Day will be a great match, featuring an A list cast (Jennifer Garner, Ashton Kutcher, Taylor Swift) in the interconnected story of Los Angeles residents trying to navigate the highs and lows of February 14th. Fun fact castmates, Jennifer Garner and Taylor Swift are both ESFJs in real life! The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants will be another favorite featuring real-life ESFJ Blake Lively. Four best friends, Bridget (Blake Lively), Carmen (America Ferrera), Lena (Alexis Bledel), and Tibby (Amber Tamblyn), will be in different parts of the world for a few months so they decide to send their love by mailing a pair of jeans that magically fit them all back and forth as the summer looms on. 


Other suggestions: Enchanted and Shrek


ISTP - Virtuoso


ISTPs are hands-on people, using their impulsive energy to help their friends and family — as long as they don’t get in their way. They will find a lot of similarities between themselves and Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games. In what was once North America, the Capitol of Panem makes sure its 12 districts never rebel again by holding an annual Hunger Games — where each district selects two tributes (one boy and one girl) to fight against the other district tributes on national television. Every citizen has to watch as the tributes fight to the death and until one remains. When District 12 citizen Katniss Everdeen volunteers to replace her sister as a tribute, she has no idea what she’s going into but her bow and arrow and hunting skills will get her farther than she thinks. ISTPs will also enjoy Snatch, the 2001 crime comedy by Guy Ritchie about several men trying to get a hand on a stolen diamond under the gray London sky. Featuring some of Hollywood’s stars, Snatch has so many plot twists and will constantly keep viewers on their feet as if they are looking for the stolen diamond too!


Other suggestions: Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby


ISFP - Adventurers 


ISFPs love to live in the moment, using their charming personalities to wander down many roads of life and bring their friends along too. However, they do need time to recharge and be alone, but don’t confuse this as them being idle and lazy — they are always whipping up something. The Rocky Series will appeal to ISFPs because an ISFP light shines through the main character, a small-time boxer from Philadelphia, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). Throughout the six movies, Rocky faces the highs and lows of being a boxing machine with his feisty trainer Mickey Goldmill (Burgess Meredith), by his side and wife Adrian (Talia Shire), keeping him humble. Little Miss Sunshine is another great choice as it tells the story of the Hoover family -- a man (Greg Kinnear), his wife (Toni Collette), an uncle (Steve Carell), a brother (Paul Dano), and a grandfather (Alan Arkin) -- who “put the fun back in dysfunctional” when they pile into a VW bus and head to California to support daughter (Abigail Breslin) in her hopes to win the Little Miss Sunshine Contest. Along the winding route of the interstate, the family’s patience is stretched, pulled, and snaps into two but they learn what it really means to be a Hoover and to love the family you’re stuck with. 


Other suggestions: Florida Project and Ramona and Beezus


ESTP - Entrepreneur


As the name implies, ESTPs are likely to be the business moguls of the world (unfortunately it comes to no surprise that our current president is one), and they are energetic, blunt, and love to be in the center of attention. They take the motto “You only live once” very seriously, because what is life without a little drama and risk? The Wolf of Wall Street is the best choice for ESTPs featuring loud and brash Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). After joining a Wall Street brokerage firm in 1987, Belfort founds his own firm, Stratton Oakmont, in the 1990s. With his trusted buddy (Jonah Hill) and a group of brokers, Belfort makes a huge fortune while still in his 20s and is sucked into a life filled with sex, drugs, and thrills. But little does he know the SEC and the FBI are closing in on his empire of success. Jonah Hill makes another appearance in Superbad, where is character Seth is as ESTP as it gets. Seth and his life long best friend Evan (Michael Cera) navigate their last weeks of high school and realize how little fun they’ve ruly had in what is supposed to be the best time of their lives. Out of the blue, they get invited to a gigantic house party and along with their nerdy friend — or should I say Mclovin — they spend the entire day trying to score enough alcohol for the party and get two girls drunk enough to kick-start their sex lives before they go off to college. 


Other suggestions: Psycho and Back to the Future 


ESFP - Entertainers


Marilyn Monroe, Jamie Foxx, Justin Biber, Miley Cyrus are all ESFPs and it makes sense because they are all entertainers! ESFPs are very bold and leap at opportunities whenever they can. Generous with their time and energy, these are the types of people that will help you with your goals in life as long as you listen to them talk for hours about what they love too! Someone Great will be great (😉) for ESFPS. After being dumped by her long term boyfriend (Lakeith Stanfield), music journalist (Gina Rodriquez) recruits her best friends on one last night out in New York City before she moves to San Francisco. The musical movie, Hairspray features ESFP Tracy Turnblad, a dance-loving teen in 1960s Baltimore who auditions for a spot on "The Corny Collins Show" and wins. She becomes an icon overnight, for her funk, pizzaz, and optimistic grooves much to Amber, the current Corny’s dance queen, dismay. As she brings a new direction to the show, falls in love and her confidence blooms with each step, Tracy has one more thing she has to do — bring racial integration to the show. 


Other suggestions : The Great Gatsby and This Is Spinal Tap


Now get to watching and let me know in the comments what your personality type is !

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