20 Motivational and Inspirational Hollywood Movies of All Time

Hollywood movies are always loved due to the plot and cinematography they do. their plot of stories is so relevant that people connect to them and love to watch them. Today here we present to you some of the top inspirational and motivational Hollywood movies of all time-

1. Forrest Gump.

Along with Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson and Sally Field as the cast, Robert Zemeckis directed this movie and released it 1994. In the movie Tom Hanks has starred as Forrest Gump and the movie gained praises for its script, visual effects, direction and also Hank’s performance.

The plot of the movie revolves around the life of a man showing flashback. The man named to be Forrest Gump from Alabama. This movie leaves an inspirational thought through central character as he was a slow-witted person but never considered himself disadvantaged. The plot beautifully shows the scenario of his life from being a college football star to fighting in Vietnam war and then act as a captain of a shrimp boat. The character was full of childlike innocence and always tries to make people around him happy this impacts and leave an impression on the viewers. This is one of top inspirational Hollywood movies.

2. Pursuit of Happiness.

Released in 2006 this movie is also an inspirational Hollywood movie. Gabriele Muccino directed the movie with Will Smith, Thandie Newton, and Jaden Smith as the cast. 

The movie plot revolves around a father and son bond and the difficulties in the way that the father experienced in the way for providing his son a good future. Christopher Gardener played by Will Smith refuses to give up on difficulties of life that is very motivating plot of the movie. He was evicted from his home but later turns his life around and became head of his own brokerage firm. The movie coveys an inspirational thought of never giving up.

3. Cinderella Man.

Another inspirational Hollywood movie released in 2005 casting Russell Crowe, Renee Zellweger, Paul Giamatti and was directed by Ron Howard.

The story is of a boxer who gets his hand broken in the ring and quits boxing. The story delivers an inspirational thought through the character as the character after leaving the boxing ring go for a daily basis labour work and earn for him and his family. Later on, he gets in the ring after so long and wins the match and he became a national hero.

4. Dallas Buyers Club.

In row of inspirational Hollywood movies Jean Marc Vallee directed this movie and the movie was released in 2013.

The movie was inspired by true events. The plot revolves around a man who is suffering from HIV/AIDS and diagnosed in mid 1980s. Till this time AIDS was not fully known and understood. After sometime he was so ill treated that he was ostracized by the family, get fired from office, and evicted from his own house. Later on, in the movie he became a smuggler and smuggled unapproved drugs into Texas after thinking that this improves his symptoms. Soon he establishes a huge successful “buyers club”.

5. Moneyball.

Released in 2011 Moneyball was directed by Bennett Miller with Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill as the cast in the movie. As said as one of the best inspirational Hollywood movies, this movie was based on Michael Lewis’s non-fiction book named “Moneyball”. In the movie Brad Pitt was general manager of the Oakland A’s.

He was forced to reinvent his team in a low budget and then only he cracked an idea for doing so and by ignoring players perceived weaknesses he chooses them on the basis of their on-base percentage.

6. The Godfather.

In 1972, this movie came up with another inspirational Hollywood sensation. The movie was directed by Francis Ford Coppola. 

The movie is also widely regarded as one of the greatest movies in world cinema. The movie dictates the whole scenario of Sicilian clan’s rise and near fall from power in America. The movie shows up the story of Corleone’s ugly crime and family life.

The movie was also nominated for seven awards at 30th golden globe awards. If you have not seen the movie go watch it soon.

7. Rocky.

The movie crafted and released in 1976 and was directed by Sylvester Stallone.

The movie plot surrounds the life of a man his hard work and his daily struggle in life. He started from being a nobody to being somebody with his enormous hard-work. 

The movie is just about boxing, it delivers an inspirational and motivational thought that nothing is impossible to achieve if you work hard.

8. Shawshank Redemption.

The plot of the movie is all about faith, hope and bonding. Movie was directed by Frank Darabont and was released in 1994. 

The movie conveys the message of friendship and perseverance as the lead role in movie was Andy Dufresne, a prominent banker who was convicted of murder and was sentenced 19 years imprisonment at Shawshank. There he met a fellow in prison who helped him to cope up the darkness in the prison.

9. 127 Hours.

Directed by Danny Boyle and was released in 2008. 

The movie was based on a true event. The movie revolves around the life of a mountaineer named Aron Ralston who goes for hiking at Utah’s Canyonlands National Park and meets two new friends and then leave for ahead journey.

Later in the movie he got trapped and accidently got injured with his right hand. After reminding all of the good times of his life for 5 days he finally gathers all courage and escaped from there. After getting injured also he scales 65-foot wall and hikes over 8 miles before getting rescued.

10. Gandhi.

Casting Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud and Rohini Hattangadi the movie was directed by Richard Attenborough and was released in 1982.

The movie tells us about the life of Mohan Das Karam Chand Gandhi. The movie majorly explains the role of Mahatma Gandhi in the independence of India and shows how he uses his patience and non-violence as a tool for doing so.

11. Life of Pie.

Presented in year 2012, the movie narrates the story of a boy going to Canada from ship. Later Pi finds himself stuck in the middle of sea in a company of tiger, a hyena and an orangutan. The way the boy survived there with them shows up a lot of inspiration and motivates a lot along with its visual treat.

12. The Social Network.

It was released in 2010 and was a Hollywood blockbuster. It was based on the rise of Mark Zuckerberg and his start-up Facebook. 

The movie plot conveys motivational thoughts of how you can take your dreams and turn them into reality. This movie also teaches how to scale a company and make it a market sensation. The movie is very much inspirational for new entrepreneurs. 

13. Pirates of Silicon Valley.

As like the social network this movie covers the success of Bill Gates’s Microsoft and Steve Jobs’s Apple. The movie was released in 1999 and was fully sufficient in detailing these two men as great pirates. Anthony Michale Hall and Noah Wyle was playing the role of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs respectively.

14. Wall Street.

Came up in 1987, this movie was fully focused on greed and business. The movie highlights a young stockbroker, Bud Fox. He has and does anything just for succeeding even insider trading is not of any concern of fear for the man. He clubs up with other and start a business “greed is good”.

Although it is advised that greed should not be classified as an inspirational thought from movie.

15. Jerry McGuire.

1996, the time when the movie came up with an idea of what it takes to be on top inspired by true events. The movie revolves around a protagonist (Tom Cruise) who faced rejections and people always keep turning their backs on him. Later on, he finds a perfect way for himself and finally get successful in both life and business. This is an inspirational Hollywood movie for entrepreneurs who are freshers.

16. Startup.com.

A documentary released in late 1990’s. The movie is about internet gold rush. The movie contains all the aspects to make you learn all the lessons on the internet bubble, a rise in competition, lifelong friendship and many more inspirational and motivational thoughts.

17. Something Ventured.

A 2011 released movie that tells that if you happen to be an entrepreneur looking forward to explore VC avenue then you must watch this movie once.

It is a documentary on the vision and perspective of first venture capitalists of Silicon Valley. The movie makes insights of ways at how market works, how things got funded, and what’s on line for big time investors. This movie will be so inspiring for the start-ups in the field of stocks and shares.

18. Boiler Room.

Movie was released in 2010 and was most likely to be inspired by the original Wall Street. The movie helps to bring out the inner business spirit. It’s a total must watch movie for getting motivated and it inspires you to be true for your spirit.

19. Office Space.

1999 the time when the movie was released it came up with a question whether you hate your work or not?

If you hate your office job then this movie is for you. This is a totally motivating movie and will help you to get out of that 9 to 5 lifestyle. The plot revolves around a boy who hates his office job and instead of being fired he got promoted and his habits and other things get him in trouble again.

20. Into the Wild.

As the name suggest that its all about breaking free. In the movie, Christopher McCandless gives up on his job and chooses to give all his possessions to the charity. After this he went up for a journey to Alaskan Wilderness. The movie is an inspirational Hollywood movie as leaving a set career for something new in this running competitive world is so hard to decide.

These are the top Hollywood movie that are inspiring and motivational too. I hope you will watch the movie after reading this and I will advise you to do so. All the movies mentioned here are so motivating that even they can teach you a lesson for life. If you like the article please share and like the article and stay tuned and consistent with us for more interesting and informative articles.

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