Movies have always been there to inspire everyone, be it youngsters, kids or oldies.
Hollywood Movies are made the inspiration all the more effective with great storylines and amazing locations that directly hit your heart and mind.
The characters are so well created that even if any such character is not present in real, you won’t feel so after looking Hollywood movies. These Must Watch Best Hollywood Inspirational and motivational movies are evergreen and inspire us no matter if it’s 20th century or 21st. If you have missed out any of them, do not wait. Watch them right now.
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These Inspirational and Motivational Hollywood movies are listed according to their IMDB Rating
All Time Best Hollywood Inspirational and Motivational Movies
The Shawshank Redemption – 1994 (IMDb-9.3)
A banker is imprisoned with the charge of the double murder, whereas he stubbornly proclaims that he is innocent and is not guilty of the crime. He bonds with another prisoner over years of imprisonment. He flees from the jail, but what he doesn’t forget is his friendship to that another prisoner.
The movie, The Shawshank Redemption was nominated for 7 Oscars.
Schindler’s List – 1993 (IMDb-8.9)
The movie is set in Poland during World War II. The movie is based on the true story of Oskar Schindler, who saved the lives of thousands of Polish-Jewish refugees by giving them jobs in his factories. The film shows that if you have strength and determination you can do whatever you want. The movie also gives a message of humanity.
It’s a Wonderful Life – 1946 (IMDb- 8.7)
The movie is a Christmas fantasy movie that is based on a short story, The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern. The movie tells the story of a man who has given up all his dreams to help others. He commits suicide on Christmas eve which brings a guardian angel. She shows her, how he has touched the lives of so many people. What this life would have been like, if he never existed.
Amelie -2001 (IMDb-8.5)
Amelie is a shy waitress who lives in Paris. Fighting with her own isolation, Amelie decides to change the lives of people around her. Amelie has always lived isolated and was suppressed in the childhood when her father mistaken her condition as a heart defect.
To Kill a Mockingbird -1962 (IMDb-8.4)
The movie is adapted from the novel of the same name by Harper Lee. A lawyer defends an innocent black man on Rape charges, accused by a white teenaged girl. The lawyer not only defends the black man but also help his kids against the prejudices. The movie tells how Racism affects the innocent people being targeted.
Rocky – 1976 (IMDb-8.1)
Rocky is a sports film that tells the story of a small-time boxer, Rocky Balboa. A story from rags to riches, Rocky gets a chance to fight the heavyweight champion Apollo Creed. Life gives chances to everyone, it is you who have to wait for the best time to showcase your talent and be prepared as Life won’t give another chance.
Life of Pi – 2012 (IMDb-8.1)
An adventurous 3D movie based on the novel of the same name by Yann Martel. The movie is about the journey of Piscine Molitor Patel (Pi). Pi survives a shipwreck in the Pacific Ocean where he lost his family. He gets on a lifeboat with a Bengal Tiger. The journey is about the friendship of the Bengal tiger (Richard Parker) and Pi and struggle to stay alive.
Rush- 2013 (IMDb-8.1)
Rush is a Hollywood film based on the Rivalry of racing drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. This high blood thumping film is very high on entertainment and how these two race drivers were fighting to stay on the top and shows the effect of taking a bad decision, but you can come back anytime even after losing everything.
The Notebook – 2004 (IMDb-8.0)
The notebook is a romantic, passionate movie of a young couple based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The movie is narrated one, An elderly man tells a story of a fellow nursing home resident old woman. The story is about a rich young girl falls in love with a poor boy, how they meet and how they get separated. The story is of that elderly couple, the one who is reading and the one who is listening. The woman is suffering from Dementia and keeps forgetting. The man everyday reads the story to his beloved wife suffering from Dementia to get her back.
Love has no words and this movie describes Love like no one else can. Importance of family members and their love when one is suffering from such diseases become all the more important.
The Pursuit of Happyness – 2006 (IMDb- 7.9)
The movie is about a man and his struggle with homelessness, breaking marriage and career. The movie is a biographical movie based on Chris Gardner’s one year’s life when he was struggling. The movie shows how the hard work of this struggling salesman pays, not only does he booms in his profession but also takes custody of his son and takes care of him.
My Left Foot – 1989 (IMDb-7.9)
The movie is a story of a man, Christy Brown who was born with Cerebral Palsy. The movie inspires us all with a man who with his only controlled limb learns to paint and write. His left foot is the only limb he can control, but in spite of cribbing on his situation, he learns to smile and go on.