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14 Incredible Movies That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up

Gaurav Kadam Mar 22, 2020
Feeling low? What better than the movies! Movies, being an integral part of our lives, make us laugh, cry, and when we are in dire need of some inspiration, they inspire us too! Here are the movies that will lift your spirits on a mundane day.

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The Pursuit of Happyness

A heart-wrenching story of a father trying to make ends meet for his 5-year-old son, this biographical drama is all about finding happiness at the most inopportune scenarios.

The Shawshank Redemption

Sentenced to life imprisonment for the crime Andy didn’t commit, his relentless 19-year struggle to break the prison gives us hope and purpose. Top on every list of best films, this one is a must-watch.

Forrest Gump

You have to do the best with what God gave you. — This dialogue rightfully sums up the film. This uplifting movie is about a slow-witted man, who never thought of himself as disadvantaged and becomes the nation's pride.

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Life of Pi

Stranded on a lone boat in the middle of nowhere with a wild tiger as a companion, this incredible film about survival, undying spirit, and bonding is a visual treat.

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This exhilarating film about a young Jazz student and his master is high on passion and raw energy. The remarkable climax will surely leave you with a zeal to achieve your dreams.

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Life is Beautiful

An optimistic father protecting his son from the horrors of World War II, this Italian movie will leave you teary-eyed, keeping your effervescent smile throughout.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

A blend of sci-fi and rom-com, it reinstates the fact that if two people are meant to be together, love will certainly find a way. This Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet film has garnered a cult following over the years.


This rags to riches biopic of Rocky Balboa is an enthralling watch. The struggle and sheer hard work of the boxer leaves one awe-inspired.

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Cast Away

Marooned on a deserted island with no means to survive, the movie teaches us to make the most of the resources on hand instead of cribbing about something we don’t have.

A Beautiful Mind

Based on the life of the Nobel Laureate John Nash who tackles schizophrenia, irrespective of not having any medical help, the story emphasizes on being strong in adverse circumstances.

The Pianist

War wrecked havoc in Warsaw, but it didn’t crush the never give up attitude of Wladyslaw Szpilman. The film inspires you to be passionate and hell-bent to pursue your goals.

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127 Hours

We never realize the importance of life unless we are faced with its harsh realities. This real story of a canyoneer Aron Ralston trapped by a boulder in an isolated slot canyon, is one such tale.

The King’s Speech

King George VI overcomes his stammering and delivers a radio broadcast when Britain declared war on Germany in 1939. His struggle with stutter is not only noteworthy but also inspiring.

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The Bucket List

Two men diagnosed with lung cancer, go on a road trip and tick the boxes off their bucket list. Regardless of having a terminal disorder, the never say die attitude of the men is inspiring.
There's nothing in the world more powerful than a good story.

— Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones