Willpower Movies

List of the best movies about willpower selected by visitors to our site: Flash of Genius, 8 Mile, Saving Mr. Banks, Whiplash, The Pursuit of Happyness, The Revenant, Troy, Seven Pounds, The Specials, Moneyball.

In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Flash of Genius (2008)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:59

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.

8 Mile (2002)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

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.

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:05

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

Whiplash (2014)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.

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 Revenant (2015)
Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, drama, adventure, western, biography
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration02:27

In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.

Troy (2004)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA, Malta, United Kingdom
Duration02:43

In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was taken by the Trojans, he asks his brother Agamemnom to help him get her back. Agamemnon sees this as an opportunity for power. So they set off with 1,000 ships holding 50,000 Greeks to Troy. With the help of Achilles, the Greeks are able to fight the never before defeated Trojans.

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.

The Specials (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium

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.

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.

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The Chorus (2004)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryFrance, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration01:35

Set in 1940's France, a new teacher at a school for disruptive boys gives hope and inspiration.

Darkest Hour (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:30

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

127 Hours (2010)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
Duration01:33

The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.

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.

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.

Hidden Figures (2016)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:32

The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

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.

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.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Markimdb: 9.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:22

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.

The Walk (2015)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:28

The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:45

Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman encounters the mysterious Selina Kyle and the villainous Bane, a new terrorist leader who overwhelms Gotham's finest. The Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.

The Social Network (2010)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among friends soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

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.

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.

Any Given Sunday (1999)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:36

A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to the pressure of winning. The new owner must prove her self in a male dominated world.

Invincible (2006)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public consensus was that it was a waste of time – no one good enough to play professional football was going to be found this way.

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.

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..

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.

The Help (2011)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:26

Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her desperate need for jobs; and Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan is a young white woman who has recently moved back home after graduating college to find out her childhood maid has mysteriously disappeared. These three stories intertwine to explain how life in Jackson, Mississippi revolves around "the help"; yet they are always kept at a certain distance because of racial lines.




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