What are the most inspirational movies of all time? Before I answer this question, I need to define “what is inspirational”? Each one of us could have our own interpretation of what “being inspired” means to us. So, when I sat down to put together this list, the first thing I did was to answer the question that I put to myself: “how to classify a film as inspirational ?”. And here’s what I came up with: “An inspirational movie should not just make you feel good, but it should encourage you to work towards making this world a better place to live. It should instill a sense of hope and possibility within you. And most importantly, it should inspire you to become a better human being.”
After pruning down a list of more than 100 movies, I came up with the following top inspirational movies ever. You might be able to find some these best inspirational movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
12. Braveheart (1995)
William Wallace begins a revolt by leading Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant after his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her. Wallace, a rebel, creates a legend with courageous defence of his people against Englishmen. It is a film that teaches you that no matter how big or how difficult the obstacle is, if you have the courage to follow your heart in the end you will emerge as a winner.
11. Saving Private Ryan (1997)
Whenever someone lists out his/her favorite war movies of all time, a certain Steven Spielberg’s 1998 classic can be found languishing at the very top of the table. ‘Saving Private Ryan’ is a universally appreciated movie and one of the few to be loved by the critics and fans alike. This is apparently one movie which you cannot possibly hate. A war drama like no other, the mission to save Private First Class James Ryan is a tale everybody likes to watch and the emotion it displays is resonated thousand times fold. After prevailing in an uphill battle against a parading German convoy with few weapons and ammunition, Captain John Miller was shot dead tragically by the same German whom they had freed post Wade’s death. Upham, who was the reason he had been let go, confronts and shoots him fatally before letting the rest leave unharmed. It was a perfect mainstream anti-climax. When Miller tires to shoot at a tank despite his fatal injury, a bomber plane throws it out of the game. The timing couldn’t have been better as it gives Miller a chance to tell Ryan his dying words, ‘Earn this’. An aging Ryan honors his late Captain at Normandy several years later by tearfully saying that he became a better man indeed. ‘Saving Private Ryan’ inspires you to care for one another, and that bravado is the most important virtue that a man can possess. Easily one of the most inspirational movies ever made. Read more ..