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10 Best Inspirational Movies You Need to Watch When You’re Low

2020 has been rough & uncertain for most of the people in the world. It is an unprecedented event that has never happened before. We people in the current era have been through one of the biggest historical events & we probably tell our grandchildren how we survived this pandemic. Along the way in this crisis, we know that a lot of people lost their lives, become downhearted, not knowing what to do in their careers, probably you’re among them. So, to lift the spirits & boost your motivation levels, we compiled the 10 best inspirational movies you need to watch when you’re low.


The Shawshank Redemption

the shawshank redemption best inspirational movies

When you talk about motivation, the shawshank redemption definitely comes first. It is the top-rated IMDb cinema of all time & you just can’t afford to miss this cinema when you’re low. The Shawshank redemption is rarely the best movie that talks about hope, freedom, friendship, leveraging opportunities, taking risks, & primarily never let anything makes you down. It’s perfectly a best inspirational film that starts off with slow building drama & till the end, I’m sure you’ll be stuck to your seat.

IMDb Rating: 9.3/10

Cast:  Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, and more..

Plot: Two imprisoned men who were accused of wrong allegations spend together at the Shawshank prison.


Forrest Gump

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Forrest Gump is purely an engaging tale of a slow-witted man that makes you cry at the end. Best inspirational movies are like a box of chocolates, & forrest gump is one of those chocolates. It is a movie that tells us ” the value of life, faith, luck, & live the life with what you have ” It’s a simple but, quite a crucial lesson we should learn from the movie. Tom Hanks who portrayed forrest gump, is what I consider one of the best acting & characters of all time.

IMDb Rating: 8.8/10

Cast:   Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, and more..

Plot: A life journey of Forrest Gump.


The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness best inspirational movies

The pursuit of happiness mainly conveys ” perseverance, faith, patience, resilience from struggles, & ” never being discouraged by people “. Right from the beginning to end, you’ll stick to the father & son emotional drama. I’m sure, it’s a sort of movie that no one really hates & will be always one of the most cherished movies of all time. We at some point of time, get dispirited & lose hope. Then, the pursuit of happyness comes to your rescue to inspire you & tell ” Never ever lose hope & do what you’re passionate about ”

IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

Cast: Will SmithThandie NewtonJaden Smith,  and more..

Plot: A struggling salesman has to take care of his son after he lost his life earnings.

Schindler’s List

Schindler's List best inspirational movies

Schindler’s list is a movie about the biggest holocaust happened in 1939 during World War II. It’s a film that speaks about ” compassion, pity, courage, love & tells one decision can make a huge difference “. Oskar Schilder who is the main character made one decision & saved lives as much as he could. It’s a decision that draws the path of our life, it’s a decision that changes our life & possibly other lives. Witness this Spielberg’s masterpiece.

IMDb Rating: 8.9/10

Cast:  Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, and more..

Plot: In Germany during World war 2, industrialist Oskar Schilder tries to save Jewish people after being oppressed.

12 Angry Men

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12 Angry Men is such a cinema that puts you on your toes till the end. It’s a complete engrossing drama in one room. 12 Angry men tells ” Never let anyone influence you, & speak for yourself even though it’s completely different from others”. I don’t wanna say more about this film, it’s one opinion that tightens & makes a substantial impact on everyone. You may be seeking for an inspirational film, but a thrilling one. Yes, 12 angry men is a perfect movie for you.

IMDb Rating: 9.0/10

Cast:  Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, and more..

Plot: A juror among 12 men, makes a new point & convinces remaining to reconsider the concerned case.



Amélie is mainly about ” one can change other’s lives & make a difference “. When you start seeing beauty in everything, your life becomes beautiful & simple. The film is about an inspiring tale of girl who is innocent and photophobic brings light to everyone’s life. It is a special inspirational movie with full of cheery moments and a fresh plot. By the end, I’m absolutely sure that you’ll love Amelie’s character.

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

Cast: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, and more.

Plot: Amelie, who is innocent brings light to people’s light & leads to her true love.


The Green Mile

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The Green Mile is one hell of a movie that you just can’t miss. It’s one of the beautiful & aesthetic cinema that speaks ” evil often attacks the most spiritual & moral persons” which is a nod to Jesus Christ. There’s a bit fantasy in the film, you’re gonna immerse with characters & takeaway. The Green Mile film  is based on the novel of Stephen King who also has written ” The Shawshank Redemption”. It’s an enthralling tale of a police officer & black man who is imprisoned for murdering two girls.

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

Cast: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, and more.

Plot: Paul, the head guard of prison, meets John, a prisoner who is accused of murdering two girls.

Into The Wild

into the wild

Into the Wild is one of the best inspirational movies that tells you, there is another part of the world you are yet to witness which can change your life. Besides the progression of technology, & materialism. Christopher McCandless (the main character ) chose to live his life by being a benefactor & connecting with spirituality & nature. It’s a hell of film we must watch especially in the era where consumerism has become vast & important.

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Cast: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, and more.

Plot: Christopher McCandless after graduating from university, decides to renounce all his possession & travel across America. Along the way, he encounters on a lot of things.



Rocky best inspirational movies

I’m quite certain that most of the people have already watched Rocky. Just in case, if you haven’t

Rocky tells us ” If you can do it, you can do it & disregard what people think of you “. It’s our determination & hard work that defines who we are. Even though, you feel you’re unfit, sometimes it doesn’t matter but to move on with your grind. Eventually, you’ll get what you deserve. That’s what rocky has done in his life.

Don’t miss to watch the rocky show.

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, and more.

Plot: Rocky, a small-time boxer gets a chance to fight against Apollo Creed. He doesn’t what’s coming ahead of him.


Life is Beautiful

life is beautiful best inspirational movies

Life is Beautiful is probably a more fitting film to watch in these uncertain times. Despite the holocaust, a father shows spirit, hope, will & humor to his family despite the fact that they were surrounded by hostility. Just like that, we people in this unprecedented event, we should be optimistic & cheerful every day. Never miss this “Life is Beautiful”.

IMDb Rating: 8.6/10

Cast:Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, and more.

Plot: A Jewish librarian and his family are surrounded by hostility & death camps. He uses humor, will to protect his family from ha


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