Inspirational movies

List of the most inspirational movies selected by visitors to our site: The Blind Side, Seven Pounds, Yes Man, Moneyball, Front of the Class, A Beautiful Mind, The Truman Show, The Pursuit of Happyness, The Green Mile, The Bucket List.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Blind Side (2009)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.

Seven Pounds (2008)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

Yes Man (2008)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:44

Carl Allen has stumbled across a way to shake free of post-divorce blues and a dead-end job: embrace life and say yes to everything.

Moneyball (2011)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:06

The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.

Front of the Class (2008)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

"Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:15

At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he turns to teaching, becoming romantically involved with his student Alicia. Meanwhile the government asks his help with breaking Soviet codes, which soon gets him involved in a terrifying conspiracy plot. Nash grows more and more paranoid until a discovery that turns his entire world upside down. Now it is only with Alicia's help that he will be able to recover his mental strength and regain his status as the great mathematician we know him as today..

The Truman Show (1998)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows -- including his wife and his best friend -- is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

The Green Mile (1999)
Duration03:09

A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.

The Bucket List (2007)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ever wanted to do and an unrealized need to come to terms with who they are. Together they embark on the road trip of a lifetime, becoming friends along the way and learning to live life to the fullest, with insight and humor.

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October Sky (1999)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, family, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, India
Duration02:00

Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.

Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryGermany
Duration01:27

Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room. They drown their desperation in tequila and decide to take one last trip to the sea. Drunk and still in pajamas they steal the first fancy car they find, a 60's Mercedes convertible. The car happens to belong to a bunch of gangsters, which immediately start to chase it, since it contains more than the pistol Martin finds in the glove box.

The Longest Yard (2005)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, crime, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

Pro quarter-back, Paul Crewe and former college champion and coach, Nate Scarboro are doing time in the same prison. Asked to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards, Crewe enlists the help of Scarboro to coach the inmates to victory in a football game 'fixed' to turn out quite another way.

Inside I'm Dancing (2004)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, France
Duration01:38

Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.

Legend No. 17 (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:14

Biopic of Russian ice hockey legend Valeri Kharlamov from early childhood, rising to the pinnacle of the sport and his untimely death

Coach Carter (2005)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:16

Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.

The Intouchables (2011)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryFrance
Duration01:52

A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

Peaceful Warrior (2006)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:00

A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.

Glory Road (2006)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.

Big Eyes (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:46

The story of the awakening of the painter, Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

Secretariat (2010)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, family, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin - manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.

Anger Management (2003)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

After a small misunderstanding aboard an airplane escalates out of control, timid businessman Dave Buznik is ordered by the court to undergo anger management therapy at the hands of specialist Dr. Buddy Rydell. But when Buddy steps up his aggressive treatment by moving in, Dave goes from mild to wild as the unorthodox treatment wreaks havoc with his life.

The Way Back (2010)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, adventure, history
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, India
Duration02:13

Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film details their perilous & uncertain journey to freedom, as they cross deserts, mountains, & several nations.

Selma (2014)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration02:08

"Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights Act.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Markimdb: 8
Genredocumentary, short
CountryFrance
Duration01:47

The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.

Soul Surfer (2011)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, family, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton. Bethany lost her left arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.Bethany (AnnaSophia Robb) was born to surf. A natural talent who took to the waves at a young age, she was leading an idyllic life on Kauai, participating in national surf competitions with her best friend Alana (Lorraine Nicholson), when everything changed. On Halloween morning, a 14-foot tiger shark came out of nowhere and seemed to shatter all her dreams.Soul Surfer reveals Bethany's fight to recover from her ordeal and how she grappled with the question of her future. Strengthened by the love of her parents, Tom (Dennis Quaid) and Cheri (Helen Hunt), and supported by her youth group leader Sara (Carrie Underwood), Bethany refuses to give in or give up, and begins a bold return to the water.

The King's Speech (2010)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia
Duration01:58

The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

Men of Honor (2000)
Duration02:09

Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true story. Their relationship starts out on the rocks, but fate ultimately conspires to bring the men together into a setting of mutual respect, triumph and honor.

Pay It Forward (2000)
Duration02:03

Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.




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