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Here’s the Academy Award Nominated Film You’ll Love, Based On Your Myers-Briggs® Personality Type

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The 2022 Academy Award Nominations are out! But what movie would you actually enjoy watching? Maybe, like me, you’re preparing for the awards by selecting a few of the nominated films to watch. I hope this article will make your selection process easier as you try to find out which movie you’re more likely to enjoy than the others. Overall, there were a lot of excellent films nominated this year, and chances are you’ll enjoy many of the films on this list. So without further ado, let’s get started!

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Here’s the Academy Award Nominated Movie You’ll Love, Based On Your Myers-Briggs® Personality Type

Estimated reading time: 15 minutes

The ENFP – Tick, Tick…Boom!

tick tick boom infp

In this heartwarming biopic musical, we follow Jonathan Larson as he struggles against all odds to become a successful composer and ultimately, Broadway legend. He’s about to turn thirty-years-old and he feels like his time is running out. All around him he’s faced with disappointments and tragedy. Yet, in the face of all this, Larson finds the courage to keep on going and pursue his dreams even if he must face severe hardships as a result. If you’re an ENFP, you’ll love Tick, Tick…Boom! for its inspiring story of one man’s passion and determination. The emotionally-rich music and Garfield’s touching performance will leave you feeling inspired and motivated to give your all to your dreams.

Nominated for: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Andrew Garfield), Best Film Editing.

Alternative Movies ENFPs Might Also Love: Don’t Look Up, Parallel Mothers

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The ENTP – The Worst Person in the World

The Worst Person in the World ENTP movie choice

This dark romantic comedy-drama follows Julie (Renate Reinsve) as she searches for love and meaning in contemporary Oslo. As she struggles with indecisiveness and self-acceptance, she tries to find a career and relationship that will give her a sense of purpose. ENTPs will find the imaginative, exploratory nature of Julie relatable, while also enjoying the film’s biting satire and dark humor.

Nominated for: Best International Feature Film, Writing (Original Screenplay)

Alternative Movie ENTPs Might Also Love: Ascension, Spider-Man: No Way Home

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The INFP – CODA

CODA INFP movie choice

As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. In the midst of impending financial disaster for her family, Ruby finds herself conflicted between pursuing her love of music and the fear of abandoning her family for a passion they can’t fully appreciate. INFPs will appreciate the film’s exploration of family loyalty and individual desire, as well as its sensitive and nuanced portrayal of deaf culture.

Nominated for: Best Picture, Writing (Adapted Screenplay), Actor in a Supporting Role (Troy Kotsur)

Alternative Movie INFPs Might Also Love: Tick, Tick…BOOM!, Power of the Dog, West Side Story

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The INTP – Spider-Man: No Way Home

spider man no way home

In this latest installment of the Spider-Man franchise, Peter Parker must grapple with his identity being now public to the world. Struggling to separate his normal life as Peter Parker from the high stakes of being a superhero, he wonders if he can ever keep his loved ones safe. On top of that, there are threats from an unexpected source: the multiverse.

INTPs will enjoy the complex plot and the way it tackles big questions without taking itself too seriously. They’ll appreciate the humor, action, and heart in the film.

Nominated for: Visual Effects.

Alternative Movie INTPs Might Also Love: Luca, Nightmare Alley

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The ENFJ – Flee

This stunning animated docu-drama follows the story of a man named Amin Nawabi, who shares his secret past of fleeing his country of Afghanistan for the first time. This film gives viewers a heart-wrenching look into the lives of refugees and the extreme lengths they have to go to to find safety. ENFJs will be drawn to the film’s themes of compassion and hope in the face of adversity, and they will admire Nawabi’s courage in sharing his story.

Nominated for: Best Documentary (Feature), Best International Feature Film, Best Animated Feature Film.

Alternative Movie ENFJs Might Also Love: Encanto, The Eyes of Tammy Faye

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The ENTJ – Don’t Look Up

Don't Look Up ENTJ

In this haunting disaster satire, two low-level astronomers must go on a giant media tour to warn the world of an approaching comet that will destroy Earth. ENTJs will appreciate the dark humor while also noting the underlying message of the film itself. This film is a parable of our distracted, image-driven society, and a terrifying vision of how disaster can be handled in a world filled with materialism and short-sightedness. As big-picture thinkers, ENTJs will appreciate the scope and vision of this movie as well as the way it ties in biting humor and wit.

Nominated for: Best Picture, Writing (Original Screenplay), Film Editing, Music (Original Score).

Alternative Movie ENTJs Might Also Love: Ascension, Dune

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The INFJ – Cyrano

Cyrano INFJ movie choice

Award-winning director Joe Wright re-imagines the timeless tale of Cyrano de Bergerac, the brash but poetical soldier who falls in love with his beautiful cousin Roxanne, only to be rejected by her. When he learns that she is interested in Christian, a handsome new arrival in town, Cyrano decides to help him win her heart by pretending to be Christian and speaking for him.

INFJs will appreciate the emotional richness, beauty, and sensitivity of Wright’s film, as well as the way it captures the inner life of Cyrano. They will be touched by the love story at the heart of the film, and they will appreciate the film’s exploration of sacrifice and true love.

Nominated for: Costume Design.

Alternative Movie INFJs Might Also Love: The Lost Daughter, Encanto, Power of the Dog

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The INTJ – Nightmare Alley

Guillermo del Toro directs this modern noir thriller about a charismatic, struggling man named Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) who attaches himself to a clairvoyant named Zeena and her has-been mentalist husband Pete. Using the tips and tricks he’s learned, he joins a traveling carnival and cons the wealthy elite of 1940s New York society. When he plots to con a dangerous tycoon with the aid of a mysterious psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett), he might have taken on more than he bargained for.

INTJs will enjoy the thrilling plot and the way it’s structured like a chess game, with each move carefully plotted out by Stanton. They’ll also appreciate the intensity of the film, as well as the complex characters.

Nominated for: Best Picture, Cinematography, Costume Design, Production Design.

Alternative Movie INTJs Might Also Love: Atticus, Don’t Look Up

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The ESFP – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang Chi
Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) in Marvel Studios’ SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS. Photo by Jasin Boland. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

This new Marvel film tells the story of Shang-Chi, a martial arts master and son of a legendary crime boss who must stop his father from wreaking destruction on an innocent village. ESFPs will enjoy the exciting action and fight scenes in this film, as well as the colorful visuals and settings. They’ll also appreciate the themes of family loyalty and redemption.

Nominated for: Visual Effects.

Alternative Movie ESFPs Might Also Love: Spider-Man: No Way Home, Free Guy

The ESTP – Free Guy

In this hilarious action-comedy, Ryan Reynolds stars as a bank teller who discovers he’s actually a background character in a video game. He soon realizes that if he wants to survive, he’ll need to take on the role of the game’s hero and save the world. ESTPs will love the non-stop action and humor in this film. They’ll also appreciate the clever way it plays with the concept of reality and video games.

Nominated for: Visual Effects.

Alternative Movie ESTPs Might Also Love: No Time to Die, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

The ISFP – The Tragedy of Macbeth

The Tragedy of Macbeth

Visually stunning and emotionally profound, The Tragedy of Macbeth is a tale of murder, madness, ambition, and cunning. In this stripped down version of the timeless classic, director Ethan Coen brings artistry and intensity to one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays.

ISFPs will appreciate the beauty and enchanting cinematography of this film, as well as the way it explores the human condition. They’ll be drawn in by the compelling characters and the powerful emotions on display.

Nominated for: Production Design, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Denzel Washington), Cinematography.

Alternative Movie ISFPs Might Also Love: Spencer, Encanto, The Hand of God

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The ISTP – No Time to Die

In this latest installment of the James Bond franchise, 007 is forced out of retirement to save the world from a sinister new threat. With help from his old friend Q and MI6 agent M, Bond must stop a powerful cyberterrorist from unleashing chaos on the world.

ISTPs will enjoy the adrenaline-pumping action and stunts in this film, as well as the cool gadgets and technology. They’ll also appreciate the sharp writing and clever plot.

Nominated for: Music (Original Song)

Alternative Movie ISTPs Might Also Love: Dune, Spider-Man: No Way Home

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The ESFJ – Luca

Luca ESFJ film choice

Luca is a coming-of-age story about one curious young boy who is determined to understand life outside of the world he lives in. Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Luca discovers the wonders of friendship, education, gelato, bike racing, and even pasta. He encounters friendships and struggles with bullies. Yet he may have to say goodbye to all the fun when a startling secret about his true self is revealed.

I know this is a family film, and some ESFJs may wish for more adult faire. However, ESFJs will love the charming story and characters in Luca. They’ll appreciate the beautiful setting and the feel-good messages about family, friendship, and following your dreams.

Nominated for: Best Animated Feature Film.

Alternative Movie ESFJs Might Also Love: Encanto, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Free Guy

The ESTJ – King Richard

King Richard

Based on the true story of Venus and Serena Williams’ father, King Richard tells us about a man who refuses to give up. Armed with a clear vision and a bold 78-page plan for the future, Richard Williams knows his daughters are meant to make history. Training on dilapidated tennis courts in Compton, California, Richard teaches his daughters about commitment, resilience, and bravery.

ESTJs will appreciate the dedication and determination of Richard Williams. As driven people themselves, they’ll relate to his need to give his daughters a better future even when it seems impossible. They’ll also enjoy the heartwarming family story at the core of this film.

Nominated for: Best Picture, Writing (Original Screenplay), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Will Smith), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Aunjanue Ellis), Film Editing, Music (Original Song).

Alternative Movie ESTJs Might Also Love: Belfast, Writing with Fire

The ISFJ – Belfast

Belfast ISFJ

In Belfast, a nine-year-old boy must find his way to adulthood in a world that is suddenly turned upside-down. His warm and loving community and everything he thought he knew about life is irrevocably transformed in the tumult of the late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capital. This is a poignant story of love, laughter, family, loss, and childhood.

ISFJs will appreciate the beautifully written story and deeply-felt, unforgettable characters within it. There’s a mixture of heartfelt drama as well as some comedy lines to lighten the heaviness of the material. This is a movie that will put a smile on your face and remind you of the importance of family, heritage, and inner strength.

Nominated For: Best Picture, Directing, Music (Original Song), Sound, Writing (Original Screenplay), Actor in a Supporting Role (Ciaran Hinds), Actress in a Supporting Role (Judi Dench).

Alternative Movie ISFJs Might Also Love: Tick, Tick…BOOM!, Encanto

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The ISTJ – Dune

Dune

In the distant future, the imperial family of Atreides is given the formidable task of ruling the desert planet of Arrakis. This treacherous land is home to something called “spice” – an ingredient that is key to interstellar travel and is in high demand. Young Paul Atreides has unique and unusual gifts, but he’s not sure what they mean or how to wield them. All he knows is that he must ensure the future of his family and his people as the forces against him become more malevolent and destructive.

ISTJs will appreciate the intricate world-building and political intrigue in this film. They’ll also enjoy the action scenes, which are filmed with a sense of realism and grit. This is a movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat without being over-the-top or melodramatic.

Nominated for: Best Picture, Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing, Make-Up and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Production Design, Sound, Visual Effects, Writing (Adapted Screenplay).

Alternative Movie ISTJs Might Also Love: Spider-Man: No Way Home, Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

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9 Comments

  1. SO on point! Coda is one of my favorite movies of all time as an INFP. 😭😭😭♥️🥰

  2. From the list of nominated movies (that aren’t mentioned here), I like Raya and the Last Dragon and Flee. And a movie that I have put into a favorite category (one that was only released yesterday) is After Yang. I like Kogonada’s sublime and contemplative approach towards visual presentation of storytelling.

  3. Umm… Pretty sure you meant Spiderman: No Way Home for INTP. The picture you put is from Far From Home, but the description matches No Way Home, plus No Way Home is the one that actually came out recently.

    1. Thank you! I’m always calling the new one by the wrong name, even among friends, so I did a major facepalm when I realized I made the same mistake here!

  4. INFP here. It’s accurate. I’m watching CODA, and I really like it. That being said, I love many other movies mentioned, especially Dune and West Since Story. And speaking of Dune, it’s Atreides.

  5. I’m an INFJ. I haven’t seen Cyrano yet, but i’ve seen the trailer and I love it. I’m gonna find time to watch the movie. I already seen Encanto and Power of Dog though and i definitely like them.

  6. Istj– Dune was so accurate for me, I laughed out loud. I’m currently reading it for the first time, obsessed with the movie, which I’m seeing again in theaters (while on shrooms/spice of my own) soon. Love the philosophy aspect of it the most.

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