Motivational Movies To Watch In Your PG
The best motivational movies are like that friend you turn to when things get too much to handle. They’ve got the advice. They’ve got pep talks. They’ve got the ability to change your outlook on life. Now, even though grown-ups think youngsters have an easy life, we at Stanza Living know that’s not the case. In fact, everything we offer at our residences is there to make your day-to-day life easy, so you can go on and achieve bigger things. Just like the lead characters in our list of top motivational movies do.
So make life wait for a little. Select which of these inspirational movies you wish to watch. Snuggle in your PJs, get a snack, maybe even ask your roomie to join in the watch party. If you’re a Stanzen, just stream it using our high-speed wifi. And go from feeling demotivated to feeling like Zuckerberg, Jobs, or Musk. In two and a half hours.
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Most Inspirational Movies to Watch
12 Best inspirational movies to watch with your flatmate:
- The Pursuit of Happyness
- Life of Pi
- Forrest Gump
- The Shawshank Redemption
- The Theory of Everything
- Dead Poets Society
- October Sky
- Good Will Hunting
- Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
- Chak De India
- Mary Kom
The Pursuit of Happyness
A usual name in every top 10 inspirational movies list ever, is the Pursuit of Happiness. Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith (IRL father-son duo) play an on-screen father-son duo. The film is based on the life of Christopher Gardner, a medical salesman, and intern for a brokerage firm. He had to struggle to raise his toddler son Christopher Jr. and make ends meet for the two of them, all alone. This was after his wife decided to leave him after being tired of Chris’s professional failures. This inspirational movie is about not giving up even when you’re at your lowest. Oh and they didn’t make a mistake. The title is misspelled on purpose.
Life of Pi
When we’re talking about the top motivational movies of this century, we cannot miss out on this Oscar-winning film. Although fictional, Director Ang Lee wanted the movie to be realistic. It is the story of a young boy who gets stranded in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with an adult Bengal Tiger, after the ship that was carrying his family to Canada sinks. But more than that, it’s a story about defeating fear. And not to mention, it has a wonderful cast. Including some of India’s finest actors – Adil Hussain, Tabu, and the late Irrfan Khan.
“My mama always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” This line from the movie kind of sets the whole tone for it. Forrest Gump is the story of childlike optimism in the face of adversity. It’s also about the war and the profound effect it can have on people. And it’s also how an entire nation pulls through some major events in history. If you are in the mood for a movie that is feel-good and inspiring at the same time, Forrest Gump is your answer.
The Shawshank Redemption
This is a story about banker Andy Dufrense. Who is sent to Shawshank prison for 19 years for murdering his wife for having an affair (and killing her lover too, while he’s at it). Now, we know. A prison sentence doesn’t sound like the most obvious fit for what’s supposed to be one of the top 10 motivational movies of all time. But The Shawshank Redemption is not a film about a prison sentence. It’s a film about friendship. It’s about bonding. It’s, above all, about hope. And if you need the last of those three, The Shawshank Redemption will do the trick.
The Theory of Everything
Probably the most famous in the list of best inspirational movies, The Theory of Everything is a biopic of physicist Stephen Hawking’s life. At 21, he and his wife learn about his motor neuron disease. But despite being incapable of moving, swallowing or even breathing, Hawking made some of the most groundbreaking discoveries in the field of science. If nothing else, we’re sure this movie will make you motivated enough to study for a physics exam.
Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society is the story of a professor, his students and breaking societal norms. Robin Williams plays the role of Professor John Keating, who encourages his students to never stop dreaming and to Carpe Diem (seize the day in Latin), no matter what. This film will make you want to read poetry, even if you’re not a poetry lover. And it’ll also leave you wishing your English teachers in school were as loving as Professor Keating.
A film on pushing your limits, October Sky is based on the true story of Homer H. Hickam Jr. Homer was a coal miner’s son who was inspired to build rockets when he heard about the launch of Sputnik into space. Although his father is against it, he kept on pushing himself to finally become a NASA astronaut. Oh, and did you know October Sky is actually an anagram of “Rocket Boys”? Interesting and symbolic, right?
Good Will Hunting
Good Will Hunting tells the story of a janitor who works at MIT. But he’s smarter than even some of the students who go there. After solving one of the most difficult math equations in history, and that too as a joke, he becomes the talk of the town. But he finds it difficult to understand his own potential. Or accept that he’s capable of achieving great things. Watch this movie if you’re feeling not-so-confident lately. This will be your reminder that no matter where you are in life, there are big things ahead of you. After all, the movie itself was initially a class assignment, and it is one of the top 10 motivational movies in the history of cinema now.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Based on the real-life story of athlete Milkha Singh, this movie will definitely inspire you. Regardless of the fact that you’re a sportsperson or not. In playing the role of Milkha, Farhan Akhtar perfectly captures the star athlete’s vulnerabilities. You get to see his fears and downfall, along with his wins. After losing his family to the Partition and followed by homelessness, the Flying Sikh infamously lost the biggest race of his life at the Rome Olympics in 1960. But that defeat changed the course of his career, and of course, his life. He went to become one of the fastest athletes the world had ever seen. Farhan underwent fitness training for 13 months to prepare himself so he could do justice to the role. So the inspiration also comes with a dose of #fitspiration.
Chak De India
This inspirational movie starred Shahrukh Khan as the coach of India’s National Women’s hockey team. After the team lost a game against Pakistan, people humiliated him and called him an anti-national. But after putting in hours and hours of practice, he coached his team to become the Gold medal winners at the Manchester Commonwealth games. It is a film about hard work, patriotism, and rising above humiliation. This is considered one of King Khan’s best performances. Being a college-level hockey player himself might have helped him out here. Incidentally, this film didn’t do well at the box office, despite SRK’s charm. But today, it’s considered one of the classics of Indian cinema. That’s another story of not letting initial failures get you down.
Hrithik Roshan plays Karan, a lazy boy living off his parents’ money. But that changes when he decides to enlist in the Army after being inspired by an action movie. But even basic army training was too much for him to last. Once he quits, his girlfriend and family lose all respect towards him, so he decides to try again. This time, he goes on a journey of self-worth and discovering his strengths. If you ever feel lost in life, this movie will be a reminder for you to work towards your goals. Or should we say, Lakshya?
Being a woman in sports is hard enough. But a woman in sports from the northeast? With infants? Crazy, right? Well, 5-time World Boxing Champion Mary Kom would disagree. And so will you, when you watch this movie based on her career. Played by Priyanka Chopra, the movie shows all the ups and downs of a female athlete’s life in India. She plays Mary’s character really well, with a few valuable tips from the athlete herself.