Top 15 Inspirational Movies You Must Watch

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Inspiration is something that keeps you stay motivated. It is the magical power, which leads one to overcome all the obstructions in one’s path. Mainly, inspirations are the forceful energy from nature, we interact on basis of inspirations’ we set goals and try to achieve them due to motivations. Movies are one of the cardinal ways to gain inspirations and motivations. The scenes from inspiring movies create powerful images in our minds that spurs our momentum in life.

Here is the list of 15 most inspirational movies of all time.

Good Will Hunting (1997):

The movie Good Will Hunting was produced in 1997, it is an American drama film, which is directed by Gus Vant Sant. The leading cast is Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgard, and Matt Damon. The film was written by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Good Will Hunting is an inspiring story of a 20-year-old genius guy who was helped by a therapist in mathematics. In IMBb it has a rating of 8.3  According to Wikipedia, “In 2014, it was ranked at number 53 in The Hollywood Reporters “100 Favorite Films.”

Cast Away (2000):

Cast Away was released on December 22, 2000, and is one of the most inspiring movies. The cast consists of Helen Hunt, Nick Searcy, and Tom Hanks. It was co-produced and directed by Robert Zemeckis.  The film depicts an employee of FedEx deserted on an alone island after his plane crashes. He survived at that island for years using remains of the planes. The movie earned $429 million worldwide and got nominated in multiple awards shows.

Life of Pi (2012):

It is an American drama survival movie, which is based on a novel written by Yann Martel in 2001. The movie was released in 2012 and was written by David Magee. It stars Irfan Khan, Suraj Sharma, Tabu Hashmi, Gerard Depardieu, and Adil Hussain, and the film is directed by Ang Lee. It is a story of a 16-year-old boy who survives after a shipwreck in the Pacific Ocean. The interesting thing is that on a lifeboat he was accompanied by a Bengal tiger. The movie earned US$609 million worldwide; it had 11 nominations in 85th Academy Awards.

Awakenings (1990):

Awakenings is a drama film, which was released in 1990. The story is based on Oliver Sacks memoirs of 1973. The movie showcases the story of Malcolm Sayer. The film was nominated for Academy Awards. It was directed by Penny Marshal and Produced by Walter Parkes. It stars Robin Williams, Julie Kavner, Ruth Nelson and many other eminent actors.

The Intouchables (2011):

The movie was released in 2011 and directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano; leading roles were played by Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy. The movie became the box office hit in November 2011 and won the best actor a Cesar Award. The film depicts the story of a person affected by quadriplegic due to a paragliding accident.

Green Mile (1999):

It was directed by Frank Darabont is based on the 1996 novel by Stephen King. The movie depicts the Great Depression era of Pauls life in which he was under the influence of supernatural events. The cast consists of Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke, and David Morse with other supporting actors. The movie was nominated for best picture in Academy Awards.

Braveheart (1995):

The movie was released in 1995, based on the life of 13th-century Scottish warrior, William Wallace, who fought against the King of England. It is a fictional story. The movie is directed by Mel Gibson and stars, Sophie Marceau and Patrick McGoohan

Million Dollar Baby (2004):

It is an American sports drama film which was released in 2004 directed and produced by the great actor of his times Clint Eastwood. It stars, Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman. The film showcases the inspiring story of uncredited boxing trainer who lived in past mistakes and guilt; his quest starts by helping and amateur lady to achieve her goal of becoming a boxer. The movie has won four Academy Awards.

Rocky (1976):

The movie is directed by John G Avildsen and is a sports drama film, which was written and stared by the legend Sylvester Stallone. It exhibits the journey of Rocky Balboa, an underqualified but a good man belonging from a middle class and an Italian- American boxer. He was a club fighter and made it to the World Heavyweight Championship. The movie did the business of US$225 globally.

Amedeus (1984):

It is an American drama movie based on Peter Shaffer stage play Amadeus. The movie was directed by Milos Forman, and the movie was nominated in 53 awards and won 40 including 8 academy awards. This film showcases the story of Mozart’s music.

F. Murray Abrahan and Tom Hulce play a leading role in the movie.

The Legend of 1900 (1998):

The film was released in 1998, which stars Tim Roth, Melanie Thierry, and Pruitt Taylor Vince. It is an Italian film (La leggenda del pianista sull’oceano) and depicts the story of a baby who was found on a liner and became an eminent musician. According to IMBd, The movie has a rating of 8.1.

Into the Wild (2007):

The movie was produced and directed by Sean Penn, which is based on Jon Krakauer’s book “Into the wild”. It is a survival movie that depicts, journeys in North America and Alaskan wilderness.  It stars, Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay, and William Hurt. The movie was nominated for tw0 Academy Awards and is considered as one of the best inspirational movies of all time.

127 Hours (2010):

This inspiring movie was released in 2010 produced and directed by Danny Boyle. It stars James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, and Kate Mara. The Movie showcases the inspiring story of a boy who was trapped in a canyon, southern Utah.  It is an adaptation of “Between a rock and hard place”, a memoir of Ralston. The movie was nominated for six Academy Awards.

12 Years a Salve (2013):

The film was directed by Steve Mc Queen and written by John Ridley. Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Fassbender, and Chiwetel Ejiofor played a main role in the film. The Movie depicts, The story of an African-American man who got kidnapper I in 1841 and was sold into slavery. It is based in the Solomon Northup’s memoir.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

This film is based on Stephen King’s novel “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption”. It is directed and written by Frank Darabont. It exhibits the life of a banker, who is convicted to the State of Shawshank over the murder charges of his wife. The movie was released in 1994 and has a running time of 142 minutes.

Still looking for inspiration have a look upon these 10 ways to stay motivated and inspired.

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