Best Inspirational Movies
If you are looking for the best inspirational movies to watch then, you have come to the right place! All the movies on this list show the incredible accomplishments people can achieve even when it seems that they have hit rock bottom. These movies are so good that you can easily watch them over and over again! They’ll also motivate you to get out there and do something that you’ve been holding back on or maybe even finish something that you’ve been working hard on! So without further ado, please enjoy this list of the best inspirational movies you need to watch.
1. Forrest Gump
Starting off this list of best inspirational movies, we have Forrest Gump. This movie will make you feel every single emotion possible and then more! Seriously, if you haven’t seen this, go and watch it now.
Forrest Gump Movie Description
Follow the story of Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks), a mentally challenged boy that has never let his disability hold him back. Follow his many adventures across the globe. You’ll watch him experience everything from being a football star in college to
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2. The Theory of Everything
This one is for all of you space and physics lovers out there! Who wouldn’t be interested in the story of young Stephen Hawking and everything he went through during his college years? This movie is absolutely beautiful and reveals that you can overcome anything as long as you put your mind to it.
The Theory of Everything Movie Description
Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne), a student at Cambridge University and a future physicist, is about to have his life thrown in a blender. Everything in Stephen’s life seems to be going well. He has even found the love of his life Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). However, when doctors diagnose him at the age of twenty one with a motor neuron disease, he learns he has little time left to live. With Jane by his side, he manages to keep a positive outlook on life while studying day in and day out. Together, the couple makes profound breakthroughs in both the fields of science and medicine.
3. The Pursuit of Happiness
Will Smith put on one hell of a performance for this movie, and it paid off. This movie is absolutely incredible and may even have you tearing up! Go and give it a watch if you haven’t already. We highly recommend it.
The Pursuit of Happiness Movie Description
Chris Gardner (Will Smith) has lost everything, even his only place to live. However, Chris isn’t alone in this, he must also manage to care for his young son. The two must live in shelters while they both struggle with the hardships that life has dealt them. Chris doesn’t give up hope though. He takes on an unpaid internship at a brokerage determined to give it his all in the attempt to give his son a better life.
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4. The Shawshank Redemption
Here we have another classic for you. You have to have heard of Shawshank Redemption at some point in your life. This is one of those movies that you have to watch sometime in your life. Go ahead and give it a watch.
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The Shawshank Redemption Movie Description
Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) must now spend the rest of his life in prison after the court sentences him to two consecutive life terms. Andy, found guilty of murdering his wife and the man she had an affair with, tries and fails to prove his innocence. As Andy serves his time in prison, he befriends another inmate named Red (Morgan Freeman). Together, the two experience the harsh conditions of imprisonment and the toll it takes on them physically and, even more importantly, mentally.
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5. A Beautiful Mind
It seems that many of these inspirational movies focus on math. That’s a good thing for you math lovers! Even if you don’t like math, this movie is appealing to everyone and shows that people can bounce back from a bad mistake. We highly recommend you give this a watch.
A Beautiful Mind Movie Description
A brilliant mathematician named John Nash (Russell Crowe) has caught the attention of some influential people. An agent from the Department of Defense approaches Nash asking for his help to crack an encrypted code that was intercepted from the Soviet Union. Nash agrees and soon finds himself in a dangerous situation. In need of help, Nash turns to his wife Alicia Larde (Jennifer Connelly) to aid him in finding his way back on the right path to win a Nobel Prize.
6. Good Will Hunting
To round out this list of best inspirational movies, we have one that you should definitely know about. Good Will Hunting. This movie is everything you ever wanted in an inspirational movie and more. If you haven’t seen this one, then you are truly missing out! Go and give it a watch now.
Good Will Hunting Movie Description
A lowly young janitor working at MIT named Will Hunting (Matt Damon) has a genius-level IQ but has chosen to do nothing with it. While solving an equation left for students on a board outside a classroom, professor Gerald Lambeau (Stellan Skarsgard) catches him in the act. Realizing that he’s been caught, Will runs away. However, when Lambeau realized that Will wasn’t vandalizing the board but instead correctly solved the equation, he goes looking for the boy. Lambeau find out that Will has been arrested and offers him a deal. If Will sees a therapist and works with Lambeau on highly difficult math equations, he can leave prison. But Lambeau quickly realizes that Will isn’t the easiest person to take care of and calls up an old friend to help the lost teen.