The experience of watching a film heavily depends on the mood of the audience. If you are not in the mood, then even the funniest of movies will fail to crack a smile on your face. If you are not in the mood to be scared, then the most horrifying of ghosts will seem ridiculous to you. While often we tend towards entertaining stuff, there are times when we want a film just about life. A film that doesn’t feel made up, a story that we can relate to, and a tale that would rekindle the sense of purpose in us which, quite often, is dulled by the hardships of our trysts. A little inspiration goes a long way, and it is the films that stir our soul that remain with us for the longest time. Films like ‘The Shawshank Redemption’, ‘Schindler’s List’, ‘Dead Poet’s Society’ were made a long time ago, but their impact is perpetual as the message can never be eroded by time.
Whether you are going through a tough time in life, or are in a very good place, these movies prod you to not lose hope and remind you of the hard work that got you this far. Scrolling through the endless list of material present on Netflix, it can get hard to pinpoint one film that can serve your mood. The following is the list of most uplifting movies on Netflix that you can watch if you are looking for some motivation to turn your life around and not be a couch-potato forever. The list also includes christian inspirational movies and black motivational movies.
15. Milk (2008)
This is the story of Harvey Milk (Sean Penn), San Francisco’s first openly gay elected official. We accompany him from his early days of civil rights activism to his assassination, only a few months after his election. Directed by Gus Van Sant, this biopic is extremely emotional and inspirational. Unless you are a rock, the life of Milk will make you cry tremendously. This happens not only because of Van Sant’s talent and humility but also because of the incredible performance of Sean Penn (who granted him an Oscar). Although the story happened forty years ago, the struggle and its message make the film still relevant today.
14. Schindler’s List (1993)
The film focuses on wealthy businessman Oskar Schindler, who spends his fortune and risks his life to save the lives of 1 100 Jewish men and women in German-occupied Poland. Winner of seven Oscars, “Schindler’s List” tells an important story that reminds us that there are good people in the world trying to correct the mistakes of others. Steven Spielberg created a three-hour moving story that is cold and cruel but that will win your heart. Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson are incredible in their realistic portrayal of Amon Goeth and Oskar Schindler, respectively.