29 Inspirational Movies That Will Teach You The Most Valuable Life Lessons.

Movies are a great way to be inspired, it offers us a chance to smile and start feeling much better, and even influence our decisions about life.

In this selection I've chosen a list of 29 films that will inspire you to do a great things, and achieve your goals.
Enjoy the list.


1. The Pursuit of Happiness


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 Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something! You got a dream... You gotta protect it

The Pursuit of Happiness is a 2006 American biographical drama film based on a true story of Chris Gardner, an entrepreneur who struggled with homelessness while raising his young son.


2. Forrest Gump


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Life is like a box a chocolate, you never know what your going to get.

Forrest Gump is American comedy-drama film based on Winston Groom novel of the same name, It tells the inspiring story of a man with a low IQ who rose above his challenges, and proved that determination, courage, and love are more important than anything else.


3. 127 Hours

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This rock... this rock has been waiting for me my entire life.

It's about the story where a man went canyoneering and became stuck between rocks. At the end of the fifth day he see no other option to cut his own arm to survive. Apart from this horrific fact this movie has a lot more to offer.


4. The Shawshank Redemption


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Get busy living, or get busy dying.

It is the story of Andy, a man who goes to prison for a crime he did not commit, and gradually finds happiness in the strangest of places. It also follows his friend, the murderer Red, who is amazed by the kind of resilience that Andy shows in the prison.


5. Rocky


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 If I Can Change, you can Change. EVERYBODY CAN CHANGE.

The movie tells the story of a small-time boxer, Rocky Balboa who is given the chance to fight the champion and proves to the world what heart and talent he has.


6. Awakenings


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Open your eyes and discover, to your astonishment, that ’you’ are alive

Awakenings is a 1990 American drama film based on neurologist Oliver Sack’s book
 It tells the true story of  Dr. Sayer, who discovers a drug which awakens catatonic patients.


7. 3 Idiots


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Pursue excellence, and success will follow.

Idiots is a 2009 Indian comedy-drama film, based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel “Five Point Someone”, the film follows the friendship of three students at an Indian engineering college, all of who aspire to different things but unfortunately join engineering due to parental pressure. The movie's satirical take on the education system, family pressure, and day-to-day challenges that students face.


8. October Sky


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You know, it won't fly unless somebody pushes the button.

October Sky is a 1999 American biographical film, and it based on the true life story of Homer Hickman, it's a film about a young men overcoming the trials and tribulations that attempt to run him down.


9. Pay It Forward


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There is no wrong way to perform an act of kindness.

Pay It Forward is a 2000 American drama-romance film based on the novel of the same name by Catherine Ryan Hyde, It's a movie about society, and what each of us can do to change the lives of many people through simple act of good deeds.


10.  It's a Wonderful Life


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Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?

It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film, it based on the short story "The Greatest Gift" by Philip Van Doren, The film was directed and produced by Frank Capra, and stars James Steward. Stewart, who plays the character George Bailey, is a man whose pending suicide is halted by his guardian angel-Clarence. Clarence shows George how he has affected other people, as well as his community.


11. Rudy


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 Having dreams is what makes life tolerable.

Rudy is a 1993 American biographical sports film, It's about a young boy who always had the dream to play for the Notre Dame football team. He is told he is too small to play football but he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.


12. Remember the Titans


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Sometimes life is hard for no reason at all.

Remember the Titans is a 2000 American sports film, It's a true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on its great struggles during the football season in 1971.


13. Braveheart


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We all end up dead, it's just a question of how and why.

Braveheart is a 1995 American epic war film, It tells the story of William Wallace a peasant who unites the 13th Century Scottish in their battle to overthrow the English rule.


14. Life of Pi


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You must take life the way it comes at you and make the best of it. 

Life of Pi is a 2012 American survival drama film based on Yann Martel's 2001 novel of the same name. It tells the inspiring story of an Indian boy and how he survived a shipwreck and spent time on a lifeboat with wild animals, including a fully-grown Bengal tiger.


15. Good Will Hunting


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The only feeling of real loss is when you love someone more than you love yourself.

Good Will Hunting is a 1997 American drama film, The movie tells the story of a mathematical genius who works as a janitor at MIT. As he is severely abused all his life, he decides to commit a series of hostile acts against those who tortured him during his childhood days. But things take a different way when Will meets professor Gerald Lambeau, After discovering Will's potential, the professor tries to help him to confront the demons that are holding him back.


16. Peaceful Warrior


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Sometimes, you need to listen to your heart.

Peaceful Warrior is a 2006 drama film, based on the novel Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman. It tells the story of a young boy whose life is suddenly changed when he meets a spiritual guide. who helped him to achieve his dreams.


17. The Intouchables


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It doesn’t matter who you are on the outside, the main thing is who you are on the inside

The Intouchables is a 2011 French buddy comedy-drama film, It tells a story of friendship between a handicapped millionaire, and his ex-con caretaker.


18. Cast Away


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And I know what I have to do now. I got to keep breathing. Because tomorrow, the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?

Cast Away is a 2000 American epic survival drama film, the story is about FedEx employee stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane crashes in the South Pacific and his attempts to survive on the island using remnants of his plane's cargo.


19. Seven Pounds


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In seven days, God created the world. And in seven seconds, I shattered mine.

Seven Pounds is a 2008 American drama film, It's about a man "Ben Thomas" who tries to help 7 deserving people in the hope of finding redemption through his acts. Once his plan is set, nothing will be able to stop him. At least that’s what he thinks. But Ben hadn't planned on falling in love with one of these people and she’s the one who will end up transforming him.


20. Rush


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 It’s impossible to perspire through a skin graft, so sweat will never run into my eyes again, which is good for a driver.” Lauda following his accident. 

Rush is a 2013 biographical sports film, It's about two Formula One drivers and their rivalry for the Championship battle in 1976, and shows how both are ready to risk their lives to be crowned World Champion.


21. The Madness of King George


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No life is without its regrets yet none is without its consolations.

The Madness of King George is a 1994 British biographical historical comedy-drama film, Based on the true story of the deteriorating mental health of Britain’s King George III.


22. Life Is Beautiful


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This is my story. This is the sacrifice my father made. This was his gift to me.

Life Is Beautiful is a 1997 Italian comedy-drama film, It's the story of a funny and carefree Jewish man who uses his comic talent to protect his son from the realities of Nazi occupation


23. Billy Elliot


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Everyone is different. It's a natural thing.

Billy Elliot is a 2000 British dance drama film about a young boy decides to become a ballet dancer and he gets some resistance from his family. He faces many trials as well triumphs as he perseveres to change his family's narrow minded set ways, inner conflict, and standing on his own feet.


24. Chariots Of Fire


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I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast!
And when I run I feel his pleasure.

Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British historical drama film, About athletes who compete in the Summer Olympics about their perseverance and triumph.


25. Gandhi


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You must be the change you wish to see in the world

Gandhi is a 1982 epic historical drama film, based on true story about Mohandas Gandhi a prominent Indian leader.


26. The Diary of Anne Frank


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In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart

The Diary of Anne Frank is a 1959 film based on the life of Anne Frank who hides from the NAZI during the invasion


27. Slumdog Millionaire


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Scar is the proof of a healed wound

Slumdog Millionaire is a 2008 British drama film,  about a slum kid who grows up and plays the Indian version of Who wants to be a Millionaire


28. What's Love Got to Do with It


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It's not what we have in life but who we have in our life that matters

What's Love Got to Do with It is a 1993 American biographical film, it's amazing life story of the great entertainer Tina Turner and the obstacles that she overcame.


29. Schindler's List


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Power is when we have every justification to kill and we don't

Schindler's List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama film, Based on the true story of the business man Oscar Schindler who saves thousands of Jews from the Nazi machine during world war two.

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