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Life Changing Movies for Graduates

Updated on July 27, 2017

As Graduation approaches, here are some inspirational movies to help the graduate with making decisions after the final exams, during the graduation process, dealing with relationships, creating a future, pursuing their dreams, fighting for your future and a lot of many other things take place.

This is Our Time

This is our Time is a very relevant inspirational movie for high school graduates and college graduates and even older adults can learn many things through this wonderful movie. It is about a group of friends who graduate from college and now enter the real world to fulfill their dreams. One of the young man in this movie, Ethan, has plans to go to graduate school but eventually so he is stuck working for his father while he has to watch others make a difference. This story portrayed a range of emotions and experiences young adults can face after graduation.

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Grace UnPlugged

Grace Unplugged is moving, and compelling great movie. It is about Grace Trey who turned 18 and desires a career that her parents might not approve of. As you watch this movie, you will see both views, the parents and the young adult. This movie can teach a high school graduate about the ups and downs of fulfilling your dreams. It can also lead to where you might think you fit and belong, but in order to find that out requires that you sometimes to just to step out and find out. There are many lessons to be learned from this movie.

Legally Blonde

This movie starts off with a woman who was dumped by her boyfriend Warner because he thought she was not smart enough with for the career he is pursuing. She then decides to go to law school at Harvard where he is to win him back. While she struggles with fitting in with these intelligent students, she uses her witty personality to eventually wins over her classmates. . This movie is very funny.


The third part in the High School Musical Series. Troy and the rest of the gang of East High School are going through their senior year,and you will see in this movie a variety of emotions and changes that take place during senior year. Also how they all will be facing graduating, really coming to terms of going their separate ways. There is also family expectations vs following your own dreams and making some very hard decisions and choices. There are many real situations in this movie and many things that can be learned.

Pursuit of Happyness

This movie based on the true story of Chris Gardner who is a salesman that encountered many difficult circumstances along the way of pursuing a good future for himself and his son. Despite many hardships of not having any money, home or prospects, he still held out hope and knew his responsibilities. This is a true picture of the struggle towards success and happiness. Will Smith and his real his son, Jaden Smith stars in this.

This is a great movie for graduates, to be aware that along life journey toward our dreams and success, life may have many roadbumps we have to encounter to get there.


This movie shows how Brad Cohen went through a great number of challenges from friends, family, classmates. But through these struggles he persisted to become a gifted teacher.

This is a great movie for graduates because it shows how to persevere amidst the challenges, handicaps, faults and weakness and how to be an overcomer. It also brings to light that while we are pursuing our dreams, it might get a bit tough, and if it does, we should have the right attitude to keep on going.

Quotes to Change Your Life

"Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. You graduate from college once, and that's it. You're going out of that nest. And you have to find that courage that's deep, deep, deep in there. Every step of the way."~Andrew Shue

"It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete." ~Norman Cousins

You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world. ~Tom Brokaw

"Graduation is only a concept. In real life every day you graduate. Graduation is a process that goes on until the last day of your life. If you can grasp that, you'll make a difference." Arie Pencovici

"Be clear about what you want to accomplish, and whether the circumstances surrounding you are actively helping you toward the goal." Wally Amos


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    • Janellegems profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruth Aquila 

      5 years ago

      Thanks. Thanks for stopping by and for your comment.

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      5 years ago

      woww.Nice selection! my favourite movie ''the pursuit of happyness'' is there.

    • Janellegems profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruth Aquila 

      6 years ago

      Thanks torrilynn for stopping by and for your comment.

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      6 years ago

      very informational and eye opening. thanks for the hub.


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