In the history of cinema, we always come across incredible stories and inspiring movies. In a motivational way, as a life lesson, and even in an entrepreneurial way, these movies are able to make us think, as well as give motivation and inspiration to anyone who watches them.
movies are able to approach themes that are often reflections of our society. However, some movies manage to transcend those minutes they are on screen. Above all, they make us reflect about everything around us.
So, thinking about it, we brought you a list of some inspiring movies that move everyone. We will also talk about movies that are available on streaming platforms, so you can go watch them today.
Inspiring movies – Motivational
- The Pursuit of Happyness: Despite being a 2006 movie, this is considered one of the most inspiring movies of all time. The movie tells the story of Chris Gardner, an unemployed man that has already tried everything to survive and is suddenly left alone with his kid, after being abandoned by his wife. Chris loses everything, even his house, having to sleep in a train station. He sees an opportunity to change his life in an unpaid internship at the financial market. Besides being extremely touching, the movie also brings us a beautiful message about overcoming your obstacles, resilience and determination, as it’s based on a real story. The Pursuit of Happyness is able to touch even those who are tough guys and, in case you haven’t watched it, it’s available on Amazon Prime. real facts.
- Hacksaw Ridge: This is another movie that is able to touch even the most insensitive people, and it’s also a war movie, what is perfect for those who are fans of this movie genre. It’s also based on a true story and the movie tells the story of Desmond T. Doss, an American Army doctor that didn’t use any weapons. In a very bloody battle, Doss saved more than 70 soldiers by himself and without any weapons and was awarded with a Medal of Honor by the American government. Despite the war scenario, Hacksaw Ridge is a movie that has a really strong religious message and, no matter what your beliefs are, the movie will touch you due to its message of faith, belief, companionship, sacrifice and loyalty. It’s also available on Amazon Prime.
- Wonder: This 2017 movie is based on the book of the same name and is one of the greatest examples of inspiring movies. Wonder tells the story of Auggie Pullman, a boy that was born with some deformities and needed to go through more than 25 plastic surgeries throughout his life. Auggie is homeschooled by his mom and, when he is 10 years old, his parents decide that he should start to go to a regular school. Auggie’s drama as he faces big problems to fit in because of his looks is the story background. However, Wonder brings a message much greater than the problems he faces because of bullying. The movie shows us a message of empathy, kindness, how important family relationship are, courage and love above all. It’s impossible to watch Wonder without getting touched by everything the protagonist portrays. Wonder is available on Telecine.
Entrepreneurship and Sales
- Invictus: A 2009 movie with Morgan Freeman playing one of the greatest politicians in history, Nelson Mandela. Invictus tells the story of a period in South Africa’s history when Mandela had just become president of the country, which was still marked by the painful years of Apartheid. In order to unite the country and improve economy, Mandela uses the love for rugby and this sport’s World Cup. The movie approaches issues such as leadership, motivation, sports coaching and even social issues, like tolerance and racial segregation. It’s a great tool to motivate leaders and managers in general. It’s available on Youtube and is one of the most successful inspiring movies.
- The Wolf of Wall Street – Controversial and inspiring are great definitions for this movie. It tells the story of Jordan Belfort, portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio, a young Wall Street stockbroker who build an empire in a meteoric way. Despite Jordan not getting rich in an ethical way, and, most times, illegally too, the movie is inspirational for those who want to be entrepreneurs. The movie shows us messages about how to work on your emotional side, the power of a great oratory, team value, dissemination of values in the company, how to keep the focus and, above everything, how to exponentially increase your sales power. The movie is great to inspire those who works in the field of sales, besides being an incredible movie with brilliant portrayals. The Wolf of Wall Street is available on Amazon Prime.
- The Founder – The movie tell the story of the ascension of the greatest fast-food chains in the world, McDonald’s. This movie shows how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) transforms a family restaurant into the greatest fast-food chain in the world. We have another movie that is filled with ethical controversies, but, on the other hand, it’s a real lesson on how to do business. Among the greatest inspiring movies in the field of entrepreneurship, The Founder checks all the boxes in order to be used as an example of a successful business. In an impressive way, the movie shows how the power of innovation was responsible for revolutionizing McDonald’s chain of restaurants. Besides showing how Ray’s persistence and business vision were essential to expand the brand, the movie is a great option to inspire entrepreneurs and those who want to start a business. Nowadays, it can be watched on Youtube.
We have so many inspiring movies that it would take at least five more articles like this to try to bring you a little more of this universe. We believe that a good movie is one that makes us go to a different universe while we watch them.
Anyway, we can say that epic movies are those that bring us a message, that changes us for the rest of our lives.