20 Inspirational Movies That Will Definitely Inspire And Elevate You


Some movies make us laugh, some make us cry, some keep us awake all night. But there are some movies that inspire us. When life presents challenges and the road is bumpy. We have only one step to take that never give up. Just like that, these movies will help inspire you. These will inspire you and show you the positive side of life.

Here is a list of inspiring Hollywood movies that will never let you give up:

1. It’s a Wonderful Life – 1946

The film is completely based on relationships. It shows us the importance of good bonds. George begs the angels to give him a good family. When he was born, he was surrounded by a beautiful and very loving family. The plot is simple, yet it will not fail to bring a big smile to your face.

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2. Freedom Writer – 2007

Teenagers are often labeled as impulsive. To have a bad effect on someone’s life. But this movie tells how a teacher can motivate his students. This teacher tells his students to focus on what they want to do. Books are not the most important thing, Journaling, what matters the most is choosing your favorite career.

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3. Emily – 2001 –

Modern Paris, beautiful charm. The protagonist, Emily imagines the lives of those around her. By that, she creates her own fantasy world, with stories of inspiration from her own life. She weaves around that story and comes up with a story of love, success and happiness.

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4. World’s Fastest Indian – 2005

The story is of Burt Monroe. And it mainly focuses on not giving up. It took them years to build the Indian motorcycle. But he did not give up, no matter what happens. By doing something bigger and establishing what he wants. This made him very happy and inspired. I am sure you will like it.

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5. Forrest Gump – 1994

From being handicapped to being the fastest runner. From knowing the girl he loves to marrying the same girl. Even though the girl broke his heart, as he died soon after his marriage. The story simply brought tears to the eyes of the audience. Bullied, mocked, Forrest Gump never gave up. He stood up for what he felt was right. He was sure of what he was doing. The film portrays life, love, joy, happiness loosely. Making us feel incredibly grateful for what we have.

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6. The Green Mile – 1999

Paul had already walked miles with several hooligans, convinced of John Coffey’s innocence. The plot is based on choosing the right plot. It shows the importance of doing the right duty. Immaculate, love, friendship and the little things in life.

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7. The Pursuit of Happiness – 2006

If you love movies based on family life, then this movie is a must watch for you. Chris, a father who is very invested in giving his son a good future and a life to the fullest. Being homeless from home, both have to face a lot of challenges. To portray the team spirit of a father and son duo. Bringing most of the audience to tears.

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8. Shashank Redemption – 1994

The story of Annie and her 19-year prison sentence. It depicts a strong story of friendship and team bond. The story ends not only with Andy’s escape. But also the redemption of his friend, Red. This story is very inspiring and uplifting.

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9. Rocky – 1976

Jackie Chan is the main character here, whose name is Rocky. The story focuses on his struggle, hard work, determination. It also shows how he reaches the moments of his dreams. Who would want to leave after seeing this?

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10. 127 hours – 2010

Imagine having made the decision to choose between death and cutting off your hand. The film shows Aron a trekker traveling through this decision. While he got stuck while trekking. And he alone has only 127 hours to save his life.

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11. Into the Wild – 2007

Oh, for choosing an alternative path in this world of a career-oriented future. This movie is totally based on doing what you want. Money isn’t everything, but apparently your happiness is everything.

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12. Schindler’s List – 1993

The story is based on the time of the genocide. It tells the story of a true hero. Oskar made arrangements to keep his Jewish workers safe to ensure that his factory was still operational. With this, he not only provided work to the people, but also saved the lives of many innocent people. The ending of the story will surely shed your tears.

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13. A Beautiful Mind – 2001

The story of a mathematical genius on a harrowing path of self-discovery. The film beautifully captures the different human emotions. The film is a cinematographed version of a book by Sylvia Nassar. Which is completely based on success, heartbreak for mankind.

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14. Life of Pi – 2012

I don’t know about you, but getting stuck with a hyena, orangutan, and tiger sounds like a plan to me. Obviously, if they are friendly and not cruel. The film depicts the connection with humanity, kindness and most importantly, nature. Not only is the film very inspiring and entertaining, but the visuals are also definitely a treat for the eyes.

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15. Pianist – 2002

Like the title, the film depicts the importance of a single character. The music produced by the pianist plays a big role. This inspired many people to make this film super successful.

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16. Rush – 2013

Car racing and competition are not only competitive. But this movie shows the importance of helping each other during the situation. Not to ‘rush’ when someone is in need.

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17. Life Is Beautiful – 1997

The plot is similar to Wonderful Life. But as the title suggests, the film shows the same. The good thing about life and how to be happy without any hindrances. To provide a good life to your loved ones too.

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18. 12 Angry Men – 1957 –

Remember the poem, Cold Within? The plot matches the poem, except for the fact that they all die at the end. The film is shot in a single room and all human emotions have been portrayed.

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19. Greatest Game Of All Time – 2005

Despite his father’s strong disapproval, Francis pursued his passion. He still participated in sports and found his rival to be his childhood idol. The film is based on success, chasing dreams and approval. BRB is about to listen to Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol.

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20. The Blind Side – 2009

Family is not just a relation of blood. Family is also love, connection, connection. The character brings a black teenager back to his home. None of them knew how good their life would be after this recent change.

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These movies helped me get rid of negative thoughts, focus on the good side of life. As Gina Linetti said, “Life is a bitch, success is arbitrary and confidence is everything!”. Movies helped me stay motivated the whole time. I am sure it will help you too. Grab some popcorn and settle down. Plus, if you want to watch some scary horror movies or emotional movies, you know what to watch!


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