Top Ten Best Motivational Scenes In Movies

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There are motivational, feel good movies, and then there are movies that have amazing moments that get you going. These aren't necessarily happy movies that renew your faith in life, but, rather, the single scenes in a movie that made you want to change your life for the better.

Specific dialogues, monologues, montages, or scenes can make or break a movie and set the tone as a whole. Add your favorite motivational scenes from a movie from any time period and go watch clips of the rest on the list.

The Top Ten

1 Rocky Balboa - Rocky's monologue to his son

He told her son don't care about people said but what you believe - belarbi

"You ain’t gonna believe this... But you use to fit right here. (Rocky holds up his right hand) I’d hold you up and say to your mother, this kid is gonna be the best kid in the world. This kid is gonna be better than anybody I ever knew... And you grew up good and wonderful it was great just watching you everyday it was like a privilege. Then the time come for you to be your own man and take on the world and you did... But somewhere along the line you changed... You stopped being you... You let people stick a finger in your face and tell you you're no good... And when things got hard you started looking for somethin' to blame... Like a big shadow. Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows, it's a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, nobody is gonna hit as hard as life! But it ain't about how hard you can hit, it's about ...more - Finch

2 Fight Club - Tyler Durden's intro to the club V 1 Comment
3 Cool Hand Luke - Luke and Dragline's fight

After Luke refuses to submit to Dragline's "authority" in the chain gang he is challenged to a fight. Dragline, far the larger and stronger man, repeatedly knocks Luke down. After growing tired of knocking him down Dragline says' "Stay down. You're beat." Luke replies, "You're gonna hafta kill me..." - Finch

4 Rocky Balboa - Rocky's monologue to the boxing commission

"I mean you shouldn't be asking people to come down here and pay the freight on something they paid, it still ain't good enough, I mean you think that's right? I mean maybe you're doing your job but why you gotta stop me from doing mine? Cause if you're willing to go through all the battling you got to go through to get where you want to get, who's got the right to stop you? I mean maybe some of you guys got something you never finished, something you really want to do, something you never said to someone, something... and you're told no, even after you paid your dues? Who's got the right to tell you that, who? Nobody! It's your right to listen to your gut, it ain't nobody's right to say no after you earned the right to be where you want to be and do what you want to do!... You know, the older I get the more things I gotta leave behind, that's life. The only thing I'm asking you guys to leave on the table... is what's right." - Finch

5 Any Given Sunday - Tony D'Amato's locker room speech V 1 Comment
6 Rudy - Rudy and Fortune's dialogue

Rudy, tired of not being able to play in a game, decides to quit the team. Fortune, the groundskeeper and Rudy's employer, relates his own story. - Finch

7 Warrior - Final fight between brothers

The two main stars, after competing in an MMA tournament, end up fighting each other for the final. It's anybody's guess who will win but they both have something to fight for and you don't really care who gets the title. You root for the fight not the fighters. - Finch

8 Snatch - The last fight

Mickey is confronted with a hard decision regarding his future and loved ones. A tough fight ensues in the ring and Mickey has a decision to make... - Finch

9 Good Will Hunting - The reckoning at the lake between Will and Sean V 1 Comment
10 Pool Hall Junkies - The Lion Speech V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 Animal House - Bluto's "When the going gets tough" speech
12 8 Mile - Last Rap Battle

Man it's the most motivational film ever...it's a masterpiece.Eminem was epic

13 Goonies - Goonies Never Say Die
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1. Rocky Balboa - Rocky's monologue to his son
2. Fight Club - Tyler Durden's intro to the club
3. Cool Hand Luke - Luke and Dragline's fight
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