There will be generations for what you did. - Schindler's List

Here I’ve compiled the top 20 must watch Inspirational Movies of all time. There are some movies which can leave the huge impact on our thoughts and lives.

And these 20 inspirational movies are something that will definitely change your life. Go ahead and skim through them.

20 Inspirational Movies of All Time That Will Change Your Life

1. Fight Club

We buy things, we don't need to impress people we don't like. -Fight Club Movie Quotes

The first rule of Fight Club is, “You don’t talk about the fight club” Released in the year 1999, this multi starer movie captured everyone’s eyes.

Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter and not to forget, Jared Leto, the talent on this flick was huge. When you dig a little deeper, you’ll find that this movie made sense on many levels. It makes you wanna punch somebody real hard and that’s inspirational.  Don’t believe me? Just watch!

2. The Theory of Everything

While ther's life, there's is hope. The Theory of Everything.

A dramatic romantic biographical account of Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane Hawking. Based on the book Jane wrote, the movie is inspired by the real-life accounts of their relationship. If Stephen’s life has inspired you, you should also see his inspirational romantic side.

3. Whiplash

There are no two words in the english language more harmful than good job. -Whiplash Movie Quote

When you know you’ve got what it takes to make it big and there is someone constantly nagging you and pulling your spirits down, you know you just got to step up even more to bring your A game. The road to greatness can lead you to the edge. Whiplash will leave you in pain and sweat and instil so much inspiration in you that you won’t even know what to do with it.

Whiplash will leave you in pain and sweat and instil so much inspiration in you that you won’t even know what to do with it.

4. Shindler’s List

There will be generations for what you did. - Schindler's List

An epic historical period drama about the Holocaust directed by Steven Spielberg in 1993, is one of the most stunning and visually brilliant movies there ever was about the horrors of WWII. It’ll inspire you to do selfless deeds for your fellow humans, which is what the world needs today.

5. Dead Poet Society

No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world. -Dead Poet Society

An all boys’ prep school that sets sky-high standards and an unconventional teacher that defies it all. The rest is now history. Emotionally moving and empowering movie of 1989. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry; you’ll never be the same again. Carpe Diem!

6. Erin Brockovich

Inspired by real life events of a woman who stood up for what she believed in, Erin Brockovich knew the importance of serving the cause that you trust in no matter who tries to stop you or what your realities of life are. Her story inspires us to stand up for our rights, as she says in the movie: “For the first time in my life, I got people respecting me. Please, don’t ask me to give it up.”

7. Shawshank Redemption

Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good things ever dies. -Shawshank Redemption Movie Quote

One of the highest ranking movies of all time, Shawshank Redemption is a beautiful story about innocence, revenge, friendship and salvation. It is a must watch for everyone.

You’ll find it most inspiring just when you find yourself fading in your mundane life. One of my favorite quote from the is: “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things and no good thing ever dies.” And I’m hoping you’ll cherish this treasure as much as I have.

8. Taxi Driver


Robert de Niro and Jodie foster star in this 1976 award winning movie about an insomniac taxi driver and his problem with authority (rightfully so). “I got some bad ideas in my head.” Find out what those ideas are and feel inspired to have some of your own.

9. To Kill A Mockingbird

You never really understand a person until you consider things from him point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around it. - To Kill a mockingbird movie quote

Based on the classic novel by Harper Lee, the movie is about the attorney who tries to defend a black man against the charges of him raping a white woman. It’s an inspirational movie about love, friendship and endless lessons from a father to his children.

10. Pursuit Of Happyness

If you want something, go get it. Period. -The Pursuit of Happyness movie quote

A single father and his young son embark on their journey to find true “happyness.” Inspired by a true story, the movie teaches you how to overcome struggles in your life (those are aplenty) and if you want something, you go get it, Peroid! You’ll also learn why “Happyness” is misspelled.

11. Seven Pounds

In seven days, god created the world. And in seven seconds, I shattered mine. Seven Pound movie quote

An extraordinary story about seven strangers and one secret. Watch how their lives change because of one man and how he shattered his world in seven seconds. Will smith had played this role exceptionally well, this movie will teach you why it is important to mend your all wrong doings in life.

12. Forest Gump

You have to do the best with what god gave you. - Forrest Gump Movie Quote

The famed line “Run Forrest run” still makes you wanna get up your feet. Six academy awards winning movie of 1994, Forrest Gump is inspiring to the core. It’s a fable that will teach you about integrity, love and simple goodness.

13. Rocky

It ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. -Rocky Balboa Movie Quote

This is a treat right here. The Story about Rocky Balboa, a working class, small- time boxer from Philli played marvelously by Sylvester Stallone, panned over six parts. You can’t go wrong with this one. The featured song (Gonna fly now) alone will inspire you every time you give it a listen.

14. Life is Beautiful

You’re serving. You’re not servant. Serving is a supreme art. god is the first servant. god serves men but he’s not a servant to men -Life is beautiful movie quote

Roberto Benigni directed and starred in this 1997 Academy award-winning story about a Jewish-Italian waiter, his wife and their son trying to look at the brighter side of life in the WWII time. It’s a heart-warming delight. It will inspire you how to truly view your life.

15. Gandhi

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. - Mahatma Gandhi Movie Quote

One mission: Free India, One Strategy: Non-violence. This is a movie based on real life accounts of Mahatma Gandhi and how he managed to free a population of nearly 350 million Indians from British Raj with the mere weapon of humanity.

16. The Blind Side

The blind side movie quote

The movie is based on the true story of Michael Oher who was adopted by a family who loved him and helped him become an All-American football player. This movie is all about spreading love and affection.

17. Good Will Hunting

Good Will Hunting Movie Quote

The film about Will Hunting, a janitor at MIT with mathematical abilities of a genius and one psychologist (Rob Williams) who helped him in using his mind and in figuring out the rest of his life.

18. The Karate Kid

When life knocks you down, you can choose to get up. Karate Kid movie quote

This is a motivational story about a young boy who embraces Kung Fu to control his emotions and learns to respect those around him. He faces a challenge that he never saw coming and a teacher who teaches him values in life.

19. Life of Pi


You must take life the way it comes at you and make the best of it. -Life of Pi Movie Quote

Watch how a writer’s search for a literal inspiration is satiated by a man who recalls his life’s adventurous journey. It’s a story about storytelling and how it helps one overcome any hardships they have faced.

20. Jobs

People who are crazy enough to think that can change the world are the ones who do. Jobs movie quotes

Steve Jobs does not need an introduction. This movie just reveals what he was like when he was not this celebrated entrepreneur, how he bounced back when his own company fired him.

On and off the list. Which is your favorite inspirational movie that truly has impacted your life? Drop your comment below.

Author Bio

Hi, I’m Aditi Sharma. I love to watch movies and has a great interest in giving my insights on the movies. Follow me on Twitter.

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