Inspirational movies

List of the most inspirational movies selected by visitors to our site: It's a Wonderful Life, Yes Man, Schindler's List, The Truman Show, The Shawshank Redemption, Rocky, A Beautiful Mind, The Bucket List, Slumdog Millionaire, Front of the Class.

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

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersAngels, Family, Millionaires
PlotFriendship, Depression, Fate, Dreams, Holidays
PlaceSmall cities
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Touching

A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business's $8,000 is lost and George's troubles begin.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:44
CharactersPolice, Friends, Girlfriends
PlotLove, Adventure, Money, Friendship, Depression
PlaceParty, Hospitals, USA
StyleInteresting, Mind-altering, Light, Inspirational, Soulful

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.

Markimdb: 9
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:15
CharactersHeroes, Jews
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
PlaceConcentration camp, Ghetto, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StylePopular, Exciting, Fascinating, Touching, Depressive

The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
PlotLove, Loneliness, Intrigue, Meaning of life, Mystery
PlaceSea, Islands, Forest
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Inspirational

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.

Markimdb: 9.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersScammers, Prisoner, Friends, Good people
PlotSurvival, Prison Break, The escape, Freedom, Fate
PlacePrison, Mexico, USA
StyleInteresting, Popular, To cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersTough guys
PlotSports, Martial Arts, Boxing, Martial Arts, Rivalry
StyleInspirational, Fascinating, Touching, For men

When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with trainer Mickey Goldmill to make the most of this once in a lifetime break.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersSpy, Geniuses, Mathematicians, Scientists, Terminally ill
PlotLove, On real events, Puzzles, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlaceUSA
StyleInteresting, Psychological problems, Mind-altering, Twisted plot, Inspirational

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..

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersFriends, Terminally ill, Businessmen, Billionaires, Surgeons
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Friendship, Loneliness
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Philosophical, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, India
Duration02:00
CharactersTeens, Police, Friends, Street children, Orphans
PlotLove, Travel, Relationship, Money, True love
PlaceIndia
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Oscars, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersTeachers
PlotOn real events
PlaceSchool
StyleInspirational, Touching

"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

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, family, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersAnimals, Horses, Housewives
PlotOn real events, Sports, Competitions, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, To cry, Inspirational, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersTeens, Strong women, Orphans, Losers, Poor
PlotOn real events, Sports, American Football, Life, Success
PlaceGhetto, Rugby
StyleKind, To cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Vital signs

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.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersTeachers, Geniuses, Autistic, Scientists, Disabled people
PlotOn real events
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.

Duration02:09
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Teachers
PlotOn real events, Diving, Cheating
PlaceUSA
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersTrainers
PlotOn real events, Sports, American Football, Religious
PlaceRugby
StyleInspirational, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

Love and unity in a school torn by racism and hate in the 1970s.

Duration03:42
CharactersPoor
PlotLove triangle, Jealousy
PlaceEstate
StyleTo cry, Soulful, For girls, By books, Fascinating

An American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersChildrens, Family
PlotAdventure, Travel, Birthday, Candies
StyleInteresting, For children, Exciting, By books, Fancy

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersMusicians, Blind, Pianists
PlotTravel, Depression, True love, Mystery, Self-sacrifice
PlaceUSA
StyleSad ones, To cry, Inspirational, Touching, Serious

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

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:51
CharactersHorses, Strong women
PlotPassion, Friendship, Fate
PlaceFrance
StyleInspirational, Vital signs

2009 biopic about the early life of Coco Chanel. Several years after leaving the orphanage, to which her father never returned for her, Gabrielle Chanel finds herself working in a provincial bar both. She's both a seamstress for the performers and a singer, earning the nickname Coco from the song she sings nightly with her sister. A liaison with Baron Balsan gives her an entree into French society and a chance to develop her gift for designing.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:59
CharactersFamily, Lawyers, Inventors
PlotOn real events, Uprising, Dreams, Rivalry
PlaceCourt
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Makes me think, Serious

In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly pursues recognition for his invention, as well as the much-deserved financial rewards for the sake of his wife (Lauren Graham) and six kids.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersBusinessmen, Parents, Poor
PlotOn real events, Money, Success
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Deep Meaning, Vital signs, Serious

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

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersDogs, Lawyers, Judge, Parents, Poor
PlotJustice
PlaceCourt, Small cities
StyleBy books, Makes me think, Touching, Black and White

Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersSuperhero, Heroes, spiderman, Scientists, Students
PlotFriendship, Death, Jealousy, Double life
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleMarvel, Exciting, By comics, To cry, Soulful

Peter Parker is going through a major identity crisis. Burned out from being Spider-Man, he decides to shelve his superhero alter ego, which leaves the city suffering in the wake of carnage left by the evil Doc Ock. In the meantime, Parker still can't act on his feelings for Mary Jane Watson, a girl he's loved since childhood.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersRappers, Singers
PlotLove, Survival, Music, Political, Success
PlaceGhetto, USA
StyleGloomy

The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary boundaries to fulfill his dream of success in hip hop. With his pal Future and the three one third in place, all he has to do is not choke.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersTrainers, Managers
PlotOn real events, Sports, Money, Friendship, Baseball
PlaceUSA
StyleInspirational, By books, Fascinating, Smart, Makes me think

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:05
CharactersWriters, Friends, Partners, Celebrities, Parents
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship, Success
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching, Heartbreaking, Serious

Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersSingle mothers
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Uprising
PlaceSmall cities
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching, Serious

Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the difficult, and possibly dangerous, struggle to unionize her factory.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersHorses, Autistic
PlotFriendship
PlaceFrance, Metro, Hospitals, Hotels
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

For twenty years, Bruno and Malik have lived in a different world—the world of autistic children and teens. In charge of two separate nonprofit organizations (The Hatch & The Shelter), they train young people from underprivileged areas to be caregivers for extreme cases that have been refused by all other institutions. It’s an exceptional partnership, outside of traditional settings, for some quite extraordinary characters.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredocumentary
CountryCanada
StyleMind-altering, Deep Meaning

There is one vibratory field that connects all things. It has been called Akasha, Logos, the primordial OM, the music of the spheres, the Higgs field, dark energy, and a thousand other names throughout history. The vibratory field is at the root of all true spiritual experience and scientific investigation. It is the same field of energy that saints, Buddhas, yogis, mystics, priests, shamans and seers, have observed by looking within themselves. Many of history's monumental thinkers, such a Pythagoras, Kepler, Leonardo DaVinci, Tesla, and Einstein, have come to the threshold of this great mystery. It is the common link between all religions, all sciences, and the link between our inner worlds and our outer worlds.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryRussia
Duration02:14
PlotLove, Sports, Hockey, Intrigue, Competitions
PlaceRussia, Spain, Moscow, Canada
StyleInspirational

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





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