A movie is a form of art and it imparts the lesson of a lifetime. The movies make us emotional, bring out our inner fear, make us happy and motivate us. We relate to the characters’ struggle and empathize with their state. Some Hollywood and Bollywood stories have a great impact on our lives. So, if you are passionate about movies and keen to watch good movies, you can continue reading this article as we will discuss movies that motivate a person.
Here are some of the inspirational movies to watch which can change the way you look at life:
- Enemy At The Gate (2001):
This is a great movie to get a glimpse of the backdrop of World War II. In this movie, a sharpshooter from Russia named Vasily Zaytsev shoots the Nazi German soldiers one after the other during the battle of Stalingrad in 1942-1943. On the other hand, the top German sniper Major Konig is commanded to restore Germany’s honor and grandeur by killing Vasily. This is one of the inspirational movies to watch if you are interested in World War II movies.
- Into The Wild (2007):
This movie is all about breaking the stereotype and setting oneself free from the shackle of traditional career. Christopher McCandless gave up his lucrative career in athletics and choose a profession related to charity. He left the competitive world and chose a path towards inner peace by working in the Alaskan wilderness. This is one of the inspirational and motivational movies that may help us consider unconventional career path by defying the stereotype.
- Tare Zameen Par (2007):
It is a story of a young boy Ishaan who fails to get anything right. His parents think that he is a day-dreamer and his problem will be solved by getting him admitted in a boarding school. However, the teachers accused him of being inattentive in class. Neither his teachers nor his parents tried to understand the problem he was facing. Soon, a new art teacher, Ram Shankar Nikumbh comes at the school and identifies the child’s problem. He informs Ishaan’s parents that he was a dyslexic student and at the same time uncovers the true talent of his painting. This is one of the movies that motivate a person. They show that there is a hidden talent in each one of us.
- Forrest Gump (1994):This six Academy Award winning movie is an all time favorite with movie buffs around the world. It is about the life of a low IQ man Forrest Gump. He is simple, naive and adorable. Forrest joins the army after his mama’s death and childhood sweetheart leaves him. There he meets new friends fighting the Vietnam War, wins medals, partners a great shrimp empire, starts a ping-pong craze, inspires people to run and becomes part many important historical events – all unplanned and unknowingly. This kindhearted man wins the heart of his childhood sweetheart Jenny eventually. This simple yet powerful movie is a must watch if you are looking for some inspiration. It teaches us – life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get (told by Forrest Gump’s mom) – so just sit back and enjoy the ride!
- The Pursuit of Happyness (2006):This highly inspirational movie set in 1981 based on real life story of a man named Christopher Gardner. He invests all the family savings on a device known as Bone Density Scanner, which works like the x-ray machine but is much costlier. Gardener tries different ways to sell his device but in vain, eventually his wife leaves him owing to huge financial liabilities. He is left with his son, Chris to care for too through this difficult period. To take care of his son, he decides to take up the internship program as a stockbroker, which will only start paying him after 6 months. During this time, he faces hell lot of hardships but gets through them. He is homeless, jobless and competing for a job with 19 other candidates who are more worthy than he is. This tearjerker is surely the epitome of catharsis on screen.
Therefore, you can consider watching these five inspirational and motivational movies from different aspects of life.