What are INSPIRATIONAL MOVIES? Can you know some of them and watch any of them?

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  1. plusMinus profile image72
    plusMinusposted 10 years ago

    What are INSPIRATIONAL MOVIES? Can you know some of them and watch any of them?

    What are INSPIRATIONAL MOVIES? Can you know some of them and watch any of them? If yes, please share...

  2. RealityTalk profile image61
    RealityTalkposted 10 years ago

    My choices may sound odd.

    The first one is Braveheart, a 1995 historical drama war film directed by and starring Mel Gibson portraying William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England, a very inspirational movie.  Wallace stood for honor, respect & independence for his people.  I found this move personally inspirational.

    Another one is The Host, a Korean movie about a monster that steals a man's daughter.  The effort the father & his family went through to rescue his daughter and how they never gave up hope she was alive was inspirational.

    Both movies were spellbinding to experience as well.

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    lesliebyarsposted 10 years ago

    Rocky and Rudy are two very inspirational films. Check em out.

  4. BuffaloGal1960 profile image67
    BuffaloGal1960posted 10 years ago

    Oh, I'm not even a movie person but I there are some that I thought were inspiring.

    Patch Adams (with Robin Williams) should be a requirement in Med School.

    Jack (with Robin Williams) deals with treatment of someone who is different.

    I'm not even a Robin Williams fan, believe it or not, but I liked Mrs. Doubtfire because it showed the effects on children of divorce.

    I liked The Notebook with James Garner really well.  I think it dealt with Alzheimer's pretty good. 

    Fireproof with Kirk Cameron is definitely a favorite.  Deals with marriage issues of today.  It's my daughter's favorite movie.

    Passion of the Christ was difficult for me because I of the violence. I don't watch many movies so I may not be a good contributor here.

  5. Thief12 profile image90
    Thief12posted 10 years ago

    It can be any film that inspires you in any way, whether it's intentional or not. But I suppose the label is more typically used for those dramas that are purposedly made to inspire the audience, whether it's by showing how characters overcome certain odds to achieve something.

    Whether it's intentional or not, in-your-face or more subtle, some films that might fit the bill are The Shawshank Redemption, October Sky, Bridge to Terabithia, Dead Poets Society, etc.

  6. LoisRyan13903 profile image61
    LoisRyan13903posted 10 years ago

    Karla Faye Tucker Forevermore  you can find it on http://www.itbn.org/ You would have to click on Programs then on Movies.

    1. LoisRyan13903 profile image61
      LoisRyan13903posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      There was another movie called Ordinary Guy from the 1980s.  He was a christian reaching out to gang members and is killed during a gang shootout.  He narrates the story from Heaven though you don't know it until the end

  7. mastergreen profile image61
    mastergreenposted 10 years ago

    inspiration can come from anything so it could even come from crap movies. however i only want to give you some good ones so here goes. sports movies exist as a genre because they provide wholesome inspiration. but you have to invest some emotion in the characters and after that, once the movie finishes, there will be nothing that can stop you. for example rocky, rocky 2, even rocky 3, the greatest game ever played etc. sometimes even drama movies can work well like schindlers list, shawshank redemption etc. casablanca has an ending you wont expect but even that can inspire you if you are in the right mood. or star wars or the karate kid (the original one) or the artist. or autobiographical ones like gandhi and if u like musicals then my fair lady or even kids movies can inspire you like jumanji, the lion king, wall-e etc. the list is endless. just give your television a shot. everyday they play so many movies which they already know has got good ratings. all the best. and keep watching!!!

  8. maheshpatwal profile image65
    maheshpatwalposted 10 years ago

    There are plenty of them..... Here's a small list.
    1)Shawshank Redemption
    2)Green Miles
    3)Million Dollar Baby
    4)Pursuit of Happyness
    5)Forrst Gump

  9. Billie Kelpin profile image82
    Billie Kelpinposted 10 years ago

    The movie that vibrates on the string that is the essence of our being will inspire us, I guess. For me that string is the fight for justice and perhaps the movie that will go down for me, in all my 68 years, as one of the most inspirational ones was the movie I saw this very weekend - "Lee Daniel's The Butler"!  I lived through every President mentioned in the movie. Superb! Excellent! All Thumbs up! 
    A movie can actually change history whether it is fictional or not.  I imagine "The Butler" will provoke young people toward more political activism in regard to social justice issues.  I know it made me want to go out and fight more fervently for causes I believe in.

    I think the first movie that might have inspired me was "The Magnificent Obsession,"  although re-reading the plot over 50 years later, it seems so corny that I doubt I would be able to sit through it. 
    Another 1950's movie, "Blackboard Jungle," inspired people to go into teaching in the inner city, I believe. Later, "The Miracle Worker"  led a lot of people into special education.  While Cecil, the fictional son in "...The Butler," is critical of "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," that movie actually served up "racism" in a way that was palatable enough for the white community to accept and helped them analyze their own racist ideas. Of course, "Ghandi" gave us all the hope of non-violent social change. It's definitely time for a new film like that.
    But any genre of movie can be inspiring, including action and science fiction. I'm thinking of "E.T." and and "Star Trek." And of course, even kids' movies like "Karate Kid" and "Shrek" can inspire.

    TV shows can be inspirational as well.  In the 50's, the beautiful Loretta Young, came out in a beautiful gown to introduce a "moral" tale that she starred in as a different character each week.  It was like going to Church! (I keep telling my actor- singer-writer daughter that the world needs a modern day "Loretta Young" show, but it's hard for young people to understand what that show did.)
    I love the power of film to inspire, and I think our inability to make our OWN short stories or screenplays into film is not lack of recognition or representation, but because we're not done with our writing until we know it inspires. And maybe all of us are just waiting and hoping for the inspiration to inspire.
    So all, in all, I think it is that which tweaks our hidden passion that will be motivational to us either individually or collectively. The filmmaker who is gifted with an intuitive sense of what that is, is the one who can actually change society.

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    AlienWednesdayposted 10 years ago

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and UP.

  11. lone77star profile image71
    lone77starposted 10 years ago

    There are so many inspirational movies -- films which uplift the soul.

    The first one that came to my mind is "What Dreams May Come," Robin Williams.

    Another is "Good Will Hunting," Matt Damon and Robin Williams.

    "Patch Adams," with Robin Williams.

    "Das Boot," which was a German TV miniseries whittled down to a movie. I've seen several versions including the TV mini several times. This is a work of art that helps us appreciate life in the face of murderous patriotism. Something that speaks well regarding the new Evil Empire, America.

    "Beastly" (2011)
    "Charlie St. Cloud" (2010)
    "Dune" (1984) too many critics hated it. I loved it. Transcendent.
    "Ever After" (1998)
    "Fools Rush In"
    "Pleasantville" (1998)
    "The Gift" (2000)
    "Finding Forrester"
    "Flight of the Phoenix" (2004)
    "Greenfingers" An unexpected delight.
    "Holes" (2003)
    "The Jacket" (2005) Powerful!
    "Star Wars" (1977)
    "Being There" (1979) One of my all-time favorites. Charming. Uplifting. Inspiring. But the end credits ruined the high. Even Peter Sellers hated the end credit takeouts.
    "Batteries Not Included"
    "Ben Hur" A must-see.
    "The Robe"
    "Casablanca" (1942)
    "Chariots of Fire" Another must-see, if only for the music. The story is grand.
    "City of Ember" (2008)
    "Enchanted" (2007) Even kids will like this.
    "Bruce Almighty" (2003)
    "Evan Almighty" (2007)
    "Fire In The Sky" (1993) A humbling, true story.
    "Fireproof" (2008)
    "Fly Away Home" (1996)
    "Fool's Gold" (2008)
    "Gandhi" (1982)
    "Get Shorty" (1995)
    "Gladiator" (2000)
    "Groundhog Day" (1993)
    The entire Harry Potter series
    "Hidalgo" (2004)
    "Invictus" (2009)
    "John Carter" (2012) - I wish they'd do a sequel
    "Jumper" (2008)
    "K-Pax" (2001) Powerful, loving, empowering.
    "Mercury Rising"
    "Mother Teresa" (2003)
    "Phenomenon" (1996) I think this is Travolta's best
    "Silverado" My favorite western
    "Sliding Doors" (1998)
    "Stand and Deliver" (1988) a true story, inspiring teacher
    "The Adjustment Bureau" (2011) Love conquers tyranny
    "The Count of Monte Cristo" (2002) a better ending
    "The Illusionist"
    "The Italian Job" The original was awful; the remain was divine.
    "The Lake House" (2006)
    "The Last Mimzy" (2007)
    "The Mighty" (1998)
    "The Sting"
    "The Ten Commandments" (1956)
    "The Ultimate Gift" (2007)
    "The Vow" (2012)
    "The Water Horse" (2007)
    "Conversations with God" (2006)
    "Erin Brockovich" (2000)

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image82
      Billie Kelpinposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      wow, this would be a great bucket list!  I haven't seen two-thirds of these.  Oh what about "Shane"?  just thought of that from your western favorite

  12. Chris in VA profile image60
    Chris in VAposted 10 years ago

    Like others are saying -- there are so many that could be mentioned. A few that may not have already been mentioned.

    The Passion of the Christ
    Remember the Titans
    We Are Marshall -- I thought it would be sappy, but was pleasantly surprised at how well they treated that story.
    Iron Will - I showed it to my class one year and they loved it.

  13. sonjajanelle profile image59
    sonjajanelleposted 10 years ago

    The movie "courageous" is a very inspirational movie. Especially if you can relate to it.

  14. Toytasting profile image60
    Toytastingposted 10 years ago

    Inspirational movies are the one, that inspires or motivates you to work towards  your actions in order to achieve a particular goal. I have watched a lot of inspirational movies including both- Hollywood and Bollywood. To name a few, Pursuit of Happiness is one of my favorite, Will Smith does a fantastic job inspiring millions. In Bollywood, I would say my current favorite one is -Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, based on the famous Indian athlete Milkha Singh's life.

  15. Andy Webb profile image67
    Andy Webbposted 10 years ago

    The Brooke Ellison Story: the true story of a girl who was disabled in an accident but through her perseverance and mothers sacrafice lived a full live: http://www.themoviescene.co.uk/reviews/ … story.html

    Gracie's Choice: another true story about a young girl who to keep her family together when their mother failed them took on their guardianship: http://www.themoviescene.co.uk/reviews/ … hoice.html


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