Every now and then, we encounter movies that make us stop, step back, and rethink our lives. These movies may have powerful scenes or dialogues that will catch us off-guard. They have the power to touch our souls and inspire us to work harder or change for the better.
If you are looking for some motivational films to watch for a little boost of confidence and courage, look no further! Here are some of the best movies that will surely enthuse you to change the course of your life:
Dead Poets Society (1989)
The late Robin Williams starred in this one-of-a-kind movie that is filled with wisdom, truth, and inspiration. Dead Poets Society is a coming-of-age drama that teaches everyone to seize the day (carpe diem). Williams plays the role of Mr. John Keating, a new English teacher with an unconventional way of teaching.
His bond with his students inspired them to follow their dreams and not let traditions confine their aspirations in life. The movie is brimming with so many quotable lines that can serve as a daily mantra for when you need a little pick-me-up.
Legally Blonde (2001)
There is something about Elle Woods in Legally Blonde that makes her an icon and an inspiration. She is fashionable, girly, and way too posh for someone who aims to become a lawyer. But, that did not stop her, not even people’s expectations of her.
The film sends a good message that we should all stay true to ourselves despite whatever preconceived judgment other people have of us. Elle never changed herself, yet proved that you can be feminine, intelligent, confident, and kind all the same time!
The Greatest Showman (2017)
Fans love musicals, and this is why The Greatest Showman became an instant hit in 2017. The amazing numbers, colorful costumes, and the overall message of the story are so uplifting. It portrays inclusiveness, individualism, and diversity in the most artistic way.
The movie will surely encourage all aspiring performers, as well as artists of all kinds, to pursue their craft and never give up. Also, don’t forget to celebrate each small win because it matters, too.
Mary Shelley (2017)
For someone so young of age, Mary Shelley led an intriguing and chaotic life. The movie is based on the life of the author of Frankenstein. A master of gothic science fiction, Mary Shelley wrote the story at age 19, becoming one of the most popular horror classics in the world.
Indeed, the movie will inspire young writers to keep on honing their talent and God-given skill. Mary’s hardships in life and the way she conquered it all remain an inspiration to everyone.
Midnight In Paris (2011)
What happens when you meet your idols from another era? This is what happened to Gil Pender when he rode a mysterious carriage one midnight in Paris. He was transported back in the 1920s and met his literary idols such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway.
Although this is more like a fantasy to him, Pender believes it was real. Sometimes, all we need is a little bit of romanticism in our everyday lives.