Top Ten Most Inspirational Movies of All Time

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The Top Ten

Forrest Gump
I just finished watching it and I was so inspired I wanted to go own a shrimp company I wanted to go be in the Vietnam war and go compete in a ping-pong tournament one of the best movies of all time
It was a complete life Forrest Gump had


forrest gump represents the best in people!
[Newest]Forrest Gump is a great movie, but I just want to point out that "To Kill a Mockingbird" is nowhere in your top 100. This needs to be remedied IMMEDIATELY!

2The Shawshank Redemption
Some Awesome quotes
"Get busy livin, or get busy dyin"
"Fear makes you prisoner, hope can set you free"..
And most of all can't deny the acting of Tim Robbins and Andy Freeman.. You will never regret watching this movie.
Andy Dufresne is a young and successful banker whose life changes drastically when he is convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife and her lover. Set in the 1940's, the film shows how Andy, with the help of his friend Red, the prison entrepreneur, turns out to be a most unconventional prisoner.


Shawshank Redemption is better than any other movie on the list. The acting by Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins had outclassed the others actors in the contemporary world. The most inspirational movie ever.
[Newest]Hope is a good thing.. And good thing never dies...

A true american classic. A film that embodies the true essence and amazement of the human spirit! Never back down, never give up!
it's really great movie, which I have ever seen. Hats off for this movie and silvester for such wonderful role...
People who have not seen this movie may think that it's about boxing and all...However, believe me it's much more than Boxing. It's about relationship with people. It's about how to keep on moving in life. One of the movies from which you can learn a lot of things. Must watch...
[Newest]Best movie on earth and sly is the best actor on earth

4The Blind Side
Great movie.. This is one which teaches us that let your work speak for you. And everyone has a hero within him only thing you need to bring that out. Explore the hero within.
Based on the life of Michael Oher who is is in the NFL and plays for the Baltimore Ravens at Offensive Tackle
OK, these are some great movies, but the blind side is a true epic movie, the storyline, the characters, the moral it is all amazingly wonderful
[Newest]It is good movie

5The Pursuit of Happyness
Few days ago I watched this movies by suggestion of one of the my friend who is working in accenture so I think it is one of the best inspirational movie I ever watched. This will give a lots of thing which is change my life.
The best inspirational movie in the list according to me and easy to understand also.
This is one of the best movies, I loved this movies, it inspire me a lot & guide me a lesson whatever the situation will occur you have to face without complain. Sometimes life will too harsh to teach us a lesson but we are not aware of that aspects. I must be a changed man after seeing this movie... Must watch it :-)
[Newest]Better than any other movies on the list

How can you not put this movie in your top 10 inspirational movies list when you have a warrior like William Wallace Defending his country against the much bigger country like England but Wallace was able to give England the fight of there history when the scotts fought for there freedom.


The most inspirational movie of all time.
Oh, I love this film, Every person should be as brave as William Wallace, he have the ultimate will and courage,
[Newest]I love this film

7The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Proof that size doesn't matter when a two young hobbits barely 3 feet tall prove to the world that they bow to no one by destroying the one ring and freeing middle earth from the forces sauron and his orcs, this and the whole Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Hobbit are simply amazing.
Friends who gave no oath lay down each their lives for the greater good, even in defeat. It shows the best of people, no contest one of the greatest films ever made.
Tolkien is one of the best authors ever he put Bible references in Lotr (like Aragorn's prophecy as the King remember Jesus he was prophesied to be king over all which he is) he put lessons like the smallest person on Earth can do one of the greatest things the world has ever seen
[Newest]Best fictional movie ever! Love it!

8Edward Scissorhands
Beautiful film that has a heart-felt powerful meaning that anyone can relate :) Tim Burton's masterpiece!
This is one of the best story I ever watched.
My heart grew 5 sizes when I watched this movie
[Newest]Never seen it heard it was awesome

9127 Hours
Real story based! Very inspiring...! I just loved this movie.. This teaches a lot of things.

Things like patience, taking the right decision!
This is the best inspirational movie which I ve ever watched beside 300, Aron Ralston became my superhero after I've watched this...
This movie shows you Not give up. The best inspirational movie
[Newest]Funny. My uncle, (I'm pretty sure) knew this guy!

10Remember the Titans
Worth a watch! Loved it!
Well the cool part about this movie is it was based off events that happened under 20 miles from where I live
I wouldn't say this is the best in the list with Pursuit of Happyness sitting there. But in sport, this is the most inspirational you can ever watch and deserves to be in top 5. Too good. By the end of the movie, if you didn't laugh tears, you ain't human. And it's a frigging true story! :"D :"D
[Newest]"Left Side, Strong Side"!

The Contenders

11It's A Wonderful Life
Heart warming and inspirational makes you think what could have happened if I wish I were never born huh blows your mind away right?
AFI rated it No. 1 and we put it down to 19th. It's happening only because people don't have a choice of movies and are sunk on new ones; shame on these people!
Life is Wonderful indeed!
Gave me some real motivation to stay in my hometown Ajmer and make my way to the top right here.
[Newest]This movie is an utter masterpiece.

123 Idiots
Really Awesome must watch it truly inspirational movie... It shows the life of three student which are also good friends. One nice quote " Don't go beyond the success go beyond excellence success will definitely come behind you".
It gives you big message which is "LEARN TO KNOW"
Students study so that they can pass the examination and get a job and earn money and have good life style but that is not it.
This movie really deserves a position in the top 10 and I urge everyone who has not watched it to watch.
Awesome movie about passion and finding goal in life.
[Newest]A very nice and inspirational movie

A movie about a guys dream to one day play football at the college of his dreams Notre Dame. Rudy was a long shot because of his size and ability but he was an all star when it came to heart. Rudy never gave up on his dream even though he was not smart enough to get into notre dame so he had to go to holy cross a junior college to get the grades for notre dame. Finally in his senior year Rudy is able to attend notre dame and plays on the practice squad. Because of Rudys heart the coaches took a notice of him and let him stay on even though his lack of size and ability. Rudy then gets his wish in the last game of his career to not only dress and march out onto the field but also to get in for two plays and makes a tackle in one of them.


Real men cry when they watch this movie.
It makes people want to go to college.


14One Flew Over the Cuckoos' Nest

15We Are Marshall

16Saving Private Ryan
It's the best warfare movie I have seen so far

17Slumdog Millionaire
This movie make you belive impossible is nothing..

18The Help
Its an inspirational movie for sure. I liked it a lot

19Good Will Hunting
This movie deserves to be at the top

20Freedom Writers
Overall inspirational movie! Should at least be in the top ten!
Though I loved a lot of the movies in the top ten ish I believe this one should be there to... It's an amazing film. Oh my it's amazing
Best. every teacher should watch

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