Movies can not only be educational, superficial or entertaining but can be inspirational at the same time. If something bad has been happening around you, you would love to watch some inspirational movies to set your mood right. The charm of good Inspirational Movies fills you with loads of positive energy.
So, here is a list of 15 Inspirational Movies which are based on some true events, true people that will motivate you to transform your life.
Best Inspirational Movies Based On True Stories & Events
- Schindler’s List (1993)
This movie was released in 1993. This movie deals with a story of a Politician from Germany who transforms the lives of the struggling Jews in the Hitler regime. The objective of the politician was not noble as he wanted to make money out of wars, but the result is very different. Find out more in the movie!
- Saving Private Ryan (1998)
This movie was released in 1998. A group of soldiers are in a quest to save Ryan who has lost 3 of his brothers in the war. The soldiers have a tough task but rediscover themselves in the process. Discover your strengths and weaknesses to overcome the uncertainity of future!
- Patch Adams (1988)
Patch Adams movie was released in the year 1988. Hunter Adams suffers from a mental disorder and is sent to a mental asylum. Struggle creates a new path and he seems to have found a new lucrative method of treating patients. However, the path to this new therapy isn’t easy especially after a tragic incident. Watch the movie to know how the story unfolds.
- October Sky (1999)
This movie released in the year 1999. There is a lot of conflict between the father and sons with respect to the career choice. Father is an ordinary coal miner and expects the sons to follow his footsteps but sons have bigger choices in life as they decide football and rocket science to be their elevating path.
- A beautiful mind (2001)
This movie featured in the year 2001. This is based on true story of John Forbes Nash Junior who had a beautiful mind when it comes to mathematics. The story is not only about international recognition, fame, etc., but it is also about the failures, self-discovery, pain and struggle that form a part of it.
- Catch me if you can (2002)
This movie was released in 2002. There are a lot of career options in people’s lives but Frank chose to be a fraud, robber, forger and what not even before he was eighteen. Even though his career choice was wrong, he achieved it with perfection. Enjoy the thriller with a FBI cop, Carl trying to catch Frank. Will he succeed or is Frank smarter that what he thought?
- Hotel Rwanda (2004)
This movie was released in the year 2004. When forces begin their mission of cleaning the minorities, there is only hotel which shelters the refugees. But, after the pull-out from the UN, the task of saving lives is shouldered by only one man with his family of wife and 3 children. Watch this incredible and dramatic story unfold.
- Aviator (2004)
This another movie that hit the screens in the year 2004. The struggles of a billionaire are many. Depression, phobias, etc., occupy quite a lot of space even in the life of celebrities. The life can never be perfect or easy no matter who you are. This movie depicts the same.
- Coach Carter (2005)
Coach Carter was released in the year 2005 and is an inspirational, sports based movie. This movie is a great inspiration to young people struggling to strive balance between sports and academics. How a sports teacher derives academic results? Find out in this movie!
- The world’s fastest Indian (2005)
This movie released in 2005 was based on a true story. The story revolves around Burth Munro who makes a perfect machine that is by far the fastest machine. The story is inspirational and a treat for automobile or machine lovers.
- Rescue Dawn (2006)
Rescue Dawn was released in the year 2006. This story is all about torture, hunger, war and all worse things for a single opportunity to escape or being rescued. It is based on the true story of Vietnam war where an injured soldier was captured by the enemy camp.
- Pursuit of Happiness (2006)
This movie was released in 2006. It is one of the finest films thanks to the star cast. A single father without a job and a shelter has a tough time bringing up his son. Money crunch is always a big bother especially when you have a child to take care of. Enjoy their pursuit to happiness in this movie.
- Glory Road (2006)
Glory Road is a movie released in 2006. It is deals with racism between blacks and whites and how dominance over equality can ruin the road to glory. Enjoy the sports based, competitive and inspirational movie.
- Freedom Writers
The power of journalist is felt in the movie. A teacher shows the path how education should be prioritized over racism and other social barriers. It’s an interesting movie with a gripping story line, all that you need to be inspired and entertained.
- Into the Wild (2007)
Wildlife is cool but scary too. A rich man sacrifices his degree, money and leisure to explore wildlife. How will this wild journey be? The 2007 released movie shows it all about how you can shift your careers with ease.
In case we have missed out on other best inspirational movies based on true stories or events, feel free to let us know in the comments section and we will keep updating the list to inspire you as much as we can through such movies. ☺