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25 Inspirational Movies which evaluate the definition of the motivation

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List of 25 inspirational movies

25) Soul Surfer

Soul Surfer (2011) on IMDb

Soul Surfer is a 2011 American biographical drama in inspirational movies directed by Sean McNamara, based on the 2004 autobiography Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton about her life as a surfer after a horrific shark attack and her recovery.


24) Cast Away

Cast Away (2000) on IMDb

Cast Away is a 2000 American epic survival drama in inspirational movies directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, and Nick Searcy.


23) Seven Pounds

Seven Pounds (2008) on IMDb

Seven Pounds is a 2008 American drama film, in inspirational movies directed by Gabriele Muccino, in which Will Smith stars as a man who sets out to change the lives of seven people. Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, and Barry Pepper also star.


22) Remember the Titans

Remember the Titans (2000) on IMDb

Remember the Titans is a 2000 American sports drama film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Boaz Yakin. The screenplay, written by Gregory Allen Howard, is based on the true story of African American coach Herman Boone portrayed by Denzel Washington, and follows Coach Boone as he tries to introduce a racially diverse team at the T. C. Williams High School in the city of Alexandria, Virginia in 1971.


21) The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) on IMDb

The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 American biographical drama film in inspirational movies based on entrepreneur Chris Gardner’s nearly one-year struggle being homeless. Directed by Gabriele Muccino, the film features Will Smith as Gardner, a homeless salesman. Smith’s son Jaden Smith co-stars, making his film debut as Gardner’s son, Christopher Jr.


20) Rocky

Rocky (1976) on IMDb

Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and both written by and starring Sylvester Stallone. It tells the rags to riches American Dream story of Rocky Balboa, an uneducated but kind-hearted working class Italian-American boxer working as a debt collector for a loan shark in the slums of Philadelphia.


19) Gandhi

Gandhi (1982) on IMDb

Gandhi is a 1982 epic biographical film which dramatises the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of India’s non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement against the United Kingdom’s rule of the country during the 20th century. Gandhi was written by John Briley and produced and directed by Richard Attenborough. It stars Ben Kingsley in the title role.


18) Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby (2004) on IMDb

Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 American sports drama film in inspirational movies directed, co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood, and starring Eastwood, Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman. This film is about an underappreciated boxing trainer, the mistakes that haunt him from his past, and his quest for atonement by helping an underdog amateur boxer achieve her dream of becoming a professional.


17) 12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave (2013) on IMDb

12 Years a Slave is a 2013 period drama film in inspirational movies and an adaptation of the 1853 slave narrative memoir Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free African-American man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841 and sold into slavery. Northup worked on plantations in the state of Louisiana for 12 years before his release.


16) Rush

Rush (2013) on IMDb

Rush is a 2013 biographical sports drama film in inspirational movies centred on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season. It was written by Peter Morgan, directed by Ron Howard and stars Chris Hemsworth as Hunt and Daniel Brühl as Lauda.


15) The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) on IMDb

The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American biographical black comedy crime film in inspirational movies directed by Martin Scorsese. The screenplay by Terence Winter is adapted from the memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort and recounts Belfort’s perspective on his career as a stockbroker in New York City and how his firm Stratton Oakmont engaged in rampant corruption and fraud on Wall Street that ultimately led to his downfall. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Belfort (and also co-produced the film), with Jonah Hill as his business partner and friend Donnie Azoff, Margot Robbie as his second wife Naomi Lapaglia, and Kyle Chandler as Patrick Denham, the FBI agent who tries to bring him down.


14) Up

Up (2009) on IMDb

Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Pete Docter, the film centers on an elderly widower named Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner) and an earnest young Wilderness Explorer named Russell (Jordan Nagai).


13) WALL·E

WALL·E (2008) on IMDb

WALL-E (stylized with an interpunct as WALL·E) is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Andrew Stanton, the story follows a robot named WALL-E, who is designed to clean up an abandoned, waste-covered Earth far in the future.


12) The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) on IMDb

The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 British-American superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan, and the story with David S. Goyer. Featuring the DC Comics character Batman, the film is the final installment in Nolan’s Batman film trilogy, and the sequel to Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008). Christian Bale reprises the lead role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, with a returning cast of allies: Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Gary Oldman as James Gordon, and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox.


11) Whiplash

Whiplash (2014) on IMDb

Whiplash is a 2014 American independent drama film in inspirational movies written and directed by Damien Chazelle. Starring Miles Teller and J. K. Simmons, the film depicts the relationship between an ambitious jazz student (Teller) and an abusive instructor (Simmons). Paul Reiser and Melissa Benoist co-star as the student’s father and love interest respectively.


10) The Intouchables

The Intouchables (2011) on IMDb

The Intouchables (French: Intouchables [ɛ̃tuʃabl], UK: Untouchable) is a 2011 French comedy-drama film directed by Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano. It stars François Cluzet and Omar Sy. Nine weeks after its release in France on 2 November 2011, it became the second biggest box office hit in France, just behind the 2008 film Welcome to the Sticks.


9) Interstellar

Interstellar (2014) on IMDb

Interstellar is a 2014 epic science fiction drama film in inspirational movies directed, co-produced, and co-written by Christopher Nolan, along with producers Emma Thomas and Lynda Obst, and writer Jonathan Nolan. and starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon and Michael Caine. The film features a crew of astronauts who travel through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity.


8) It’s a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life (1946) on IMDb

It’s a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy drama film in inspirational movies produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story “The Greatest Gift”, which Philip Van Doren Stern wrote in 1939 and published privately in 1945. The film is now among the most popular in American cinema and because of numerous television showings in the 1980s has become traditional viewing during the Christmas season.


7) The Matrix

The Matrix (1999) on IMDb

The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian neo-noir science fiction action film in inspirational movies written and directed by the Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano. It depicts a dystopian future in which reality as perceived by most humans is actually a simulated reality called “the Matrix”, created by sentient machines to subdue the human population, while their bodies’ heat and electrical activity are used as an energy source.


6) Goodfellas

Goodfellas (1990) on IMDb

Goodfellas (stylized as GoodFellas) is a 1990 American crime film in inspirational movies directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a film adaptation of the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. The film narrates the rise and fall of mob associate Henry Hill (the first-person narrator in the film) and his friends over a period from 1955 to 1980.


5) Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump (1994) on IMDb

Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic romantic-comedy-drama film in inspirational movies based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, and Sally Field.


4) Schindler’s List

Schindler's List (1993) on IMDb

Schindler’s List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama film, in inspirational movies directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and scripted by Steven Zaillian. It is based on the novel Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally, an Australian novelist. The film is based on the life of Oskar Schindler, an ethnic German businessman who saved the lives of more than a thousand mostly Polish-Jewish refugees during the Holocaust by employing them in his factories.


3) 12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men (1957) on IMDb

12 Angry Men is a 1957 American drama film in inspirational movies adapted from a teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose. Written and co-produced by Rose himself and directed by Sidney Lumet, this trial film tells the story of a jury made up of 12 men as they deliberate the guilt or acquittal of a defendant on the basis of reasonable doubt.


2) The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight (2008) on IMDb

The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero action film in inspirational movies directed, produced, and co-written by Christopher Nolan. Featuring the DC Comics character Batman, the film is the second part of Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy and a sequel to 2005’s Batman Begins, starring an ensemble cast including Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Morgan Freeman.


1) The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) on IMDb

The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film in inspirational movies written and directed by Frank Darabont, and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Adapted from the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, the film tells the story of Andy Dufresne, a banker who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murder of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence.

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