Top Ten Most Inspirational Movies of All Time

The Top Ten

1 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 - rockrockmountain

forrest gump represents the best in people!

I excited for watching this film

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2 The 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. - Crispy085

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.

The movie that teaches the imortance of Hope! just excellent!

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3 The 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 :-)

Best ever I watched. Loved the story, acting was most sincere. thanks to all mainly sir Will Smith.

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4 Rocky

A true american classic. A film that embodies the true essence and amazement of the human spirit! Never back down, never give up!

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...

it's really great movie, which I have ever seen. Hats off for this movie and silvester for such wonderful role...

Best motivational movie period.

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5 The 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.

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

Based on the life of Michael Oher who is is in the NFL and plays for the Baltimore Ravens at Offensive Tackle

The best

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6 3 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.

The most inspirational movie of all time.

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7 Braveheart

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. - johnspera

This movie actually fits me quite well. It's about sticking with your principles. Doesn't have to be about current events to relate to current life. It's the message behind the story that is the true motivator. Forget he's standing up for his country. Imagine he's standing up for his family or friends. He's fighting for freedom of everything he believes in. Which we as a human race, as a whole, should all be free to have.

The most inspirational movie of all time.

the best

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8 Remember 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

Love this movie. It teaches moral values and the importance of having each other whether our differences.

I watched it three times and was inspired all over again.

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9 127 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...

My personal favorite movie of all time. It's a got a great message there is no force more powerful than the will to live. Really good

good one

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10 It'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!

Just watched the movie and may I request that this movie goes right to the top of the list. It made me beg for forgiveness immediately for being at times an ungrateful human being.

Great movie. It helped me realized that even though bad things did happen in my life, a lot of good things also happened as well. I t also showed me that life is better with me in existence.

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The Contenders

11 The 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

Β€œIt's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings - Tolkienite

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12 The Help

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

AMAZING! Incredibly inspiring

Love everything about it, so inspiring

the best

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13 Edward 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.

I love this movie it's the most romantic one you'll ever see and the character is very relatable too! - Yorkshire2001

This movie is amazing and perfect in every way, only surpassed by the 2015 remake of Le Petit Prince

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14 Rudy

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. - johnspera

THIS IS THE BEST INSPIRATIONAL MOVIE EVER! If you can't get motivated by this, then believe me.. You can't get inspired by movies!

Real men cry when they watch this movie.

One of the most inspiring movie ever..

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15 Good Will Hunting

I watched this yesterday, the emotion it held was just unbelievable and beautiful in general and the thought of this young man who finally went through enough found the person to give him the thing he needed that broke him and repaired his heart all at the same time that sent him on the journey he deserved was just amazing!

Deserves in top five along with 3 idiots

Puts a smile on my face every time I see this name.

This movie is really inspiring. It taught me that Love can be found anywhere :')

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16 We Are Marshall

Deserves to be in the top 5!

Definitely should be in the top five!

Superb acting with a wonderful message

Very inspirational movie ever!

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17 Slumdog Millionaire

This movie make you belive impossible is nothing..

A dream will always be a dream, not a judgement.

Experience is everything, also imp to be present minded

Yeah experience will give you anything...

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18 Saving Private Ryan

It's the best warfare movie I have seen so far

Not only one of the most inspirational movies of all time but one of the greatest movies of all time. Can't believe it's this far down.

A movie that will touch your souls, bless your hearts and inspires all. I have watched this about ten times now and each time I cry, I am truly moved.

This movie is one of the best movies I have ever watched. Patriotic, inspirational, such a great one πŸ‘

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19 The Godfather

One of the most important film form filmmaker points of view and it's give you the view making a film

Greatest movie in cinema history

This movie rocks!

Watched three series learned a lot

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20 One Flew Over the Cuckoos' Nest

Excellent, goes on to reveal that streak of madness exists in everyone. Only some get classified as insane, others don't.

Don't know why blind side is there, but not the classic jack nicholson

As deep as it gets, the choice is yours.

Good & deep movie.

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21 Titanic

A movie for all time. The way it has touched my heart no other movie did before. This has to be the no. 1 of this list.

I know this movie is greatest. It holds the record of earning highest money until avatar but it earned such money around 20 years before avatar. But its not one of the best inspirational. It shouldn't be in at lest top 30.

Ah! So sweet, adorable and cute. Just watched it for the first time ever great romantic movie, love story, classic, and ( NO OFFENSE) oldISH movie, watch it right now! GO

It is an amazing and insperational movie

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22 Freedom Writers

Overall inspirational movie! Should at least be in the top ten!

Best. every teacher should watch

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

dope

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23 Big Fish

A classic! Some might think that this movie is too far fetched, but the story is told through the eyes of a child and his imagination of his fathers stories, brilliant movie!

I love how this movie puts more emphasis on how you feel than what you are

Think Big! This movie tell us that we're meant for something bigger in life, that we can accomplish anything. Must watch.

Inspirational movie presented in a Fairy tale like fashion.

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24 The Dark Knight

Its Chiris Nolan

Best ever!

25 Groundhog Day

Comedic and philosophical. One of the best movies ever made.

Feel good movie

26 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Best Moviee Ever!

27 Up

Best animated movie ever, a story about journey of life and achieving what you dream when you are very close to the end of life and its almost over and you have nothing to loose.

This movie is inspirational. its about a man that goes on a adventure to go to paradise Falls. The boy found a dog that talks with a device and the boy is also a Boy Scout. I think that movie is cute.

This movie is great, one of the best Disney movies

I watched it when I was 6 with my dad, I almost watch it every year. never get bored. :] such a great movie

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28 Unforgiven
29 The Secret Life of Bees

This movie is about love and growth! Love it!

The book and movie both are absolutely amazing. Inspiration at its finest.

This movie is very boring - Ihateschool

30 The Green Mile

Its not just awesome its more than that...tom hank movie is always inspirational

Amazing movie to watch...

This made me cry like a baby. Watch it and be inspired.

The best movie ever watched. so touchy. I cried

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31 Radio

Made me cry a lot. Beautiful

32 Almost Famous
33 A Beautiful Mind

This movie is very inspirational... Its about John Nash, probably the best mathematician of 20th century. The movie is about his life and how her wife helped her... Surely boosts you up after watching, very good movies for science students.

Great and very inspirational movie so far I have watched, that tell you that tell you man with a mind of very serious problems could turn to be noble prize holder with keeping his focus on real things and avoid fantasies..

Captures the heights human beings can reach in the face of profound struggles when surrounded by a loving community.

It's the best motivation movies I have seen. it's a true story of a mathematician.
Good one and must watch.

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34 The Terminator
35 Back to the Future

A lovely series of movies!

36 Rain Man

Really good movie! Dustin Hoffman at his best!

This is what I was searching my whole life

Best drama movie I have ever watched

Awesome movie

37 Battle of Britain

This was the story of how the RAF managed to repel the superior Luftwaffe assault on Britain to mark a key change in the war. Hitler's "Operation Sea Lion" was a failure thanks to the brave RAF.

The Blind Side or Battle of Britain? One has some some big black gentle giant playing for the Baltimore Ravens, the other has a band of daring RAF pilots defying all odds to successfully repel a superior Luftwaffe (Nazi air force) assault on Britain.

38 Happy-Go-Lucky

good

Bla bla bla...

39 Three Fugitives
40 Grosse Pointe Blank
41 Reservoir Dogs
42 Schindler's List

Defiantly the best movie ever made. Period.

Powerful, moving, and a must watch for generations for to come.

One of the great inspirational movies I had ever seen..

Oskar Schindler, Can never forget this name
This is the only movie that almost made me cry

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43 Billy Elliot
44 Soul Surfer

Love it! She is my absolute hero. Also like dolphin tale. Never seen rocky, but mom, I'm her hero, calls me rocky. Love the blind side. Watch this movie, read the book, and follow your dreams! Sorry, got kinda cheesy!

When I was watching this movie I thought this is going to be a shark movie like Jaws and Megalodon but it turns out to be a true story of girl who lost her arm in a shark attack. It's also inspiring to see amputated people have skills. Screw Jaws! I'll recommended it.

One of my favorite movies! AnnSophia Robb is my favorite actress! Why is this only 46 on the chart? It should be at least top 15! I mean come on, its about a girl named Bethany Hamilton that lost her arm in a shark attack, and continued to surf and follow her dreams of becoming a pro surfer!

Love it she is such an inspirational person and will always be my surfer hero

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45 Black Hawk Down

Required watching for everyone who lives in the U.S.A. and therefore benefits from the heroism of our military.

46 The Matrix

A movie with several layers depending on your own awareness. "Now tell me, the red pill or the blue? "

Great movie, great work by director

47 Lawrence of Arabia
48 Casablanca

My absolute favorite movie of all time

Just watch this movie

49 Toy Story 3

I just loved the Toy story trilogy.

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50 Dead Poets Society

An amazing & inspiring film! Williams plays the role of a professor who really teaches & cares for his students. Students should be able to think for themselves & get to share their voices. He taught the students to see things from different perspectives. Teaching should be more open than as restricted as it is.

Deserves to be in at least he top 20. Brilliant story of a teacher who shows its more than just a job

The movie gives you the goosebumps. Never watched something so inspirational.

Probably the best movie I have ever seen!

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