With today’s many distractions and obstacles, it’s easy to become sidetracked on our path to a successful life. A little inspiration can go a long way in helping us get back on track when everything seems to be going wrong. And inspiration might strike at any time. We’ve compiled a selection of the best motivational films to get you motivated to work harder to achieve your goals. Even in the most hopeless of circumstances, these heartwarming films will inspire you to give your best effort before contemplating quitting. These videos are highly recommended for those of us who feel things have been going against us recently.
15. Straight Outta Compton (2015)
‘Straight Outta Compton’ tells the true story of how the most influential hip hop group of all time came together from a group of five gifted guys from a harsh environment. Rap and hip-hop fans, as well as music lovers in general, should see this film.
14. The King’s Speech (2010)
Even if you’re a blue-blooded heir to a great throne, you’re not faultless. King George VI of England, the subject of an Academy Award-winning film, overcomes his apprehension of public speaking in the film. You can do anything in the world if you have the appropriate advice.
13. Life of Pi (2012)
To understand the true value of your life is to watch the revolutionary 2012 film by Ang Lee, “Life of Pi.” From faith and hope to survival and synergy, it covers a lot of ground. Even in the darkest of situations, never give up hope. The message of this video goes much beyond a simple tale of survival. There is a good chance that it will help you regain confidence in yourself, so you can work on your own without fear of failure.
12. 8 Mile (2002)
From the squalor in which he grew up to his rise to fame, Eminem’s 2002 biopic portrays his path. This is the perfect narrative to spur you on to achieve your goals in the face of adversity. You can do anything you put your heart and soul into if you’re willing to put in the time and effort. Keep kicking and never give up is all that is required of you.
11. Cast Away (2000)
Though it may appear at first glance to be a simple survival narrative, this Tom Hanks classic is actually one of the most intricate and complicated films ever made. Despite the fact that you may not be feeling as depressed as Tom Hanks is in the film, you may still connect with it because of the universality of the feelings and ideas it explores. This movie is a great pick-me-up when you’re feeling down.
10. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
This is one of the best Christmas movies ever created, and the message it portrays has endured the test of time. If you give it some thought, you’ll see that your life doesn’t only belong to you. It doesn’t matter if we don’t have an angel to tell us the truth, because this movie can do the same job. In other words, if you’re contemplating abandoning a project in favor of a more lucrative one, recall why you started it in the first place. The most important thing is to keep going. Putting one’s hopes and dreams in jeopardy is never a wise course of action.
9. The Great Debaters (2007)
If you ever find yourself in a difficult situation, this film will give you hope that you can overcome your circumstances. Even while our lives are heavily influenced by our surroundings, this does not mean that we must surrender to the aggressions that surround us. If you are actually capable of completing a task and believe in yourself, there is nothing that can stop you. When you observe a bunch of ethnic minorities participating in a 1930s-era debating tournament, your own losses appear insignificant. They defeat the Harvard team thanks to their sheer force of will and tenacity! This film, based on a true story and starring Denzel Washington, gives the audience reason to be hopeful.
8. Schindler’s List (1993)
One of the film’s many accolades is its depiction of our responsibility to one another and to the greater good. Make an effort to find ways to aid those who are less fortunate if you ever find yourself feeling down. To save the lives of some Jews in Nazi Germany, a wealthy entrepreneur will go to any extent. In order to help others, he gave up everything he owns and took a sabbatical from his privileged lifestyle in order to do so. When we find our purpose and meaning in life, we can leave a lasting legacy like Oscar Schindler did. It isn’t difficult to do so.
7. Coach Carter (2005)
As a motivational (and at times terrifying) coach, Samuel L. Jackson is the best actor in the business. In the film, he portrays a high school basketball coach who helps his team rise above a violent and drug-ridden community. According to the movie, we have complete control over how our lives will turn out. Either we accept our fate or we try to alter it. It is time to stop whining and start doing what has to be done instead of merely complaining. The motivational story is universally appealing, regardless of one’s cultural background.
6. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
The focus of this film is on perseverance and tenacity. When Hilary Swank’s character chose to train with the top coach (Clint Eastwood), she did everything she could to win his attention and would not settle for less. Films about sports, particularly boxing, often have a motivational undertone, and this one is no exception. It would motivate you to strive for excellence and achieve your goals.
5. The Blind Side (2009)
Anyone who thinks he or she is underprivileged in any way should read this true story. I think it’s an example of what may happen when someone is focused and dedicated to a meaningful endeavor and just happens to get some good luck. Films like this, in which an underdog succeeds all all odds, have a certain magic. Because we tend to focus on what we lack in our otherwise typical lives, we may easily identify with these stories. And that gives us the impression that we are all disadvantaged in some way. The success story of Michael O’Hara, who was accepted to an Ivy League school, should serve as motivation for you to get your life in order.
4. Rush (2013)
When it comes to the best film of the year, “Rush” chronicles the competition between two of the greatest racing drivers of the 1970s. A classic comparison of two people with vastly different personalities, this one. It is Nicki Lauda who is the dedicated worker while James Hunt is the more easygoing and gifted competitor. Both of them compete against one another on a number of occasions to determine who is the superior of the two. Lauda, while missing Hunt’s charisma and talent, is the ultimate winner in the end. The film’s final words are chilling and still send shivers down my spine. Check out the video to find out!
3. Good Will Hunting (1997)
As the saying goes, the key is to figure out what your strengths are. It’s also unrelated to your past experiences. When it comes to university-level mathematics, anyone from a Janitor to an electrician may be considered an expert. Matt Damon plays a bright genius with a tumultuous personal life in this cult classic from the 1990s. However, a professor quickly discovers his talent. The professor advises him to make the most of his abilities so that he does not waste his time. In order to put his talents to the best use, he has to let go of the life he has led thus far and leave his own comfort zone. As you pursue your dreams, you may also have to make certain sacrifices, such as sacrificing time with loved ones. However, if you value your objectives highly enough, you shouldn’t let this deter you from pursuing them.
2. Rocky (1976)
There are two degrees to this film’s effectiveness. Even the tale behind the camera is an example of a truly inspiring film. Before writing Rocky, Sylvester Stallone was having a difficult time breaking into the Hollywood scene. Rocky was written by a struggling Stallone and sold on the premise that he would play the eponymous character. And what happened next was a dream debut that hasn’t been replicated since. Regardless of the difficulties, he never lost hope and continued doing what he felt was right, which is mirrored in the film, which encourages audiences to never give up.
1. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Chris Gardner, a successful American investor and businessman, is the inspiration for ‘The Pursuit of Happiness.’ It shows the hardships the man had to go through to get to where he is today. However, he manages to persevere and wait for the reward of his efforts. There are several heartbreaking situations in which he refuses to let his young son understand what is going on around him. There are times in your life when the protagonist is eerily familiar with your own situation. In your current situation, you’re always rushing to meet deadlines, doing something you used to enjoy but no longer do, and secretly yearning to do something better but unsure if you’ll fit in. And if you’ve been feeling a little down lately, this film will give you the courage to keep trying and raise your expectations of discovering the golden pot at the end of the rainbow.