When you’re feeling low or overwhelmed by responsibilities, work and relationships, you just need a spark of inspiration to get you back on your feet. Movies give you just that —a temporary but effective escape from the nitty-gritties of life — and fill the void for the time when you’re feeling lonely.
We usually watch movies for entertainment, but some inspirational movies leave an indelible mark on our minds. Of course, movies have a different effect on every individual, but some movies are universally relatable. The depictions of love, friendship, strength, acceptance and perseverance may inspire you and help you get through difficult times.
So, if you’re just tired of life and need a distraction, gather some munchies, curl inside your blanket and get started on a movie marathon because we have picked out 25 best inspirational films for you to watch.
1) Dead Poets Society
This is one of the most inspirational movies for students. The movie is set in 1959. Robin Williams plays the role of a newly appointed English teacher at an exclusive boys’ school. He uses unconventional methods to inspire his students to explore literature and study classic poetry.
2) Eat Pray Love
This movie is about everything that we go through in our daily lives. The story is about a simple woman, Elizabeth Gilbert, who is recently divorced and is at a crossroads in her life. She gets out of her comfort zone, risks everything and sets out on a journey to find herself once more. Eat Pray Love reminds us that it’s never too late to step out of your shell, get to know yourself and indulge in good food!
3) The Pursuit of Happyness
If you feel your life is hard, you’ll identify with the character portrayed by Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness. He plays the role of a salesman who is rendered homeless and faced with challenges, a failed marriage and the responsibility of his kid. As the movie progresses, you’ll see how he never once gives up and stands firm to achieve his goals. It also depicts the strong bond between a father and his son.
4) Life of Pi
One of the most inspirational and picturesque movies ever made has the plot revolving around an Indian man, Pi Patel, and his adventures. Pi narrates his story to a novelist — an incredible tale of how he survived a shipwreck in the Pacific Ocean at the age of 16. His family dies, and he is stuck on a lifeboat with a tiger.
5) One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
The movie stars Jack Nicholson who plays the role of Randal P. McMurphy. The protagonist is a maverick who feigns madness to escape a prison term causing mayhem during the process. Watch it for the comedy and drama put together beautifully.