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15 Movie Characters Guaranteed to Inspire You

Gaurav Kadam
Falling short of confidence? Need some motivation? Here are the empowering Movie Characters that will definitely give you the much-needed inspiration to go about your business.

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Forrest Gump

Inspired from a real story, Forrest Gump, a man with below-average intelligence inspires you to break free from the boundaries, to be positive and live your life to the fullest.
Voted as the Most Inspiring Character in a survey in UK, To Kill a Mockingbird’s Atticus Finch, a lawyer defending the rights of the marginalized, teaches you to be non-judgmental and remain true to your values.

Atticus Finch

Sentenced to consecutive life sentences for the crime he didn’t commit, Andy Dufresne from the timeless The Shawshank Redemption instills the ‘Never Give Up’ spirit in you.

Andy Dufresne

A member of a jury, Mr. Davis in 12 Angry Men gives you a crash course in persuasion. Although being calm, he effectively communicates that you can win even if the world is against you.

Mr. Davis

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An always optimistic father caught in the horrors of the war with his son, Life is Beautiful’s Guido Orefice teaches you to keep a smile on your face, even in the most inopportune moments.

Guido Orefice

Elizabeth Bennet

Refusing to be intimidated by men, the witty, confident, and fiercely loyal Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice is a role model for women.

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Named the Most Inspirational Children’s Book Character, Harry Potter shows you to face your fears, to be brave in adverse circumstances, and that true friendship is everything.

Harry Potter

Chris Gardner

The hardworking, determined but broke father of a 5-year-old, Chris Gardner from The Pursuit of Happyness teaches you to never let anything stop you from achieving your dreams.
Self-sufficient, resilient, and strong, the girl on fire Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games stands up for what she believes in, demonstrating compassion.

Katniss Everdeen

A Jewish pianist living in Warsaw during WWII, Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist survives when the world was falling around him, inspiring us all.

Wladyslaw Szpilman

Marooned on an uninhibited island, Chuck Noland in Cast Away gives you a lesson in persistence, seizing the opportunity, and not crying over spilt milk.

Chuck Noland

Srinivasa Ramanujan

The Indian mathematician in The Man Who Knew Infinity is a living proof that nothing is impossible with persistence and dedication, not even Math.


Sam from The Perks of Being a Wallflower explains you that it is fine to be below average, and that there isn’t any point in being depressed, but be thankful that you are alive and well.

John Nash

Battling schizophrenia, Nobel laureate, mathematician and economist John Nash’s journey in A Beautiful Mind will truly encourage you.

Captain America

A small, skinny Steve Rogers becomes the esteemed leader of the world-saving Avengers; if this isn’t inspirational then what is!