Inspirational movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant inspirational movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out inspirational, touching, feel good, realistic, dramatic and sentimental films and TV shows about / with destiny, storytelling, mentor, redemption, catastrophe, happy ending, friendship, childhood, transformation and justice plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as inspirational: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), The Imitation Game (2014), Hidden Figures (2016), The Intouchables (2011), The Intern (2015), Patch Adams (1998), Gifted (2017), A Silent Voice (2016).

List of inspirational movies

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: uplifting, emotional, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, rise to the top, rags to riches, against the odds, life is a bitch, single parent, life, hopes, down on your luck, single father, success ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: touching, clever, captivating, inspirational, uplifting ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, false accusation, prison escape, freedom, prison life, life is a bitch, life sentence, plot twist, criminal heroes, hopes, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, pacific ocean, maine, mexico
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 8.1
 424K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: based on true events, inspirational, touching, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, conscientious objector, bible, world war two, courage, u.s. army, violence, survival, father son relationship, life & death, soldier, physician ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: okinawa, japan, usa, okinawa japan
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The Imitation Game (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley ...
Style: inspirational, intellectual, factual, captivating, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, ambition, world war two, inventions and discoveries, code breaking, genius, social misfits, mathematician, inventor, code, gay lead character, homosexuality ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1951, 50s ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, germany ...
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 7.8
 196K
Hidden Figures (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into ...
Style: inspirational, factual, sincere, exciting, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mathematics, nasa, racism, space program, discrimination, african american woman, prejudice, racial segregation, sexism, stereotypes, strong female character, genius ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1961, 20th century, year 1962
Place: virginia, langley virginia, usa
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The Intouchables (2011)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A true story of two men who should never have met – a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.
Style: feel good, touching, uplifting, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, disability, lifestyle change, culture clash, friends, french, human relationship, redemption, caregiver, blacks and whites ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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 7.1
 215K
The Intern (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Style: feel good, inspirational, sweet, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: workplace, mentor, unlikely friendships, workplace situations, elderly, life philosophy, fashion, office, family, intern, prejudice, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, california
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 6.8
 103K
Patch Adams (1998)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Meet Patch Adams, a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh - even if it means risking his own ...
Style: inspirational, touching, uplifting, tragicomedy, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: human spirit, hospital, medical school, medical profession, friendship, unconventional method, doctors and patients, clinic, doctor, hopes, nursing, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971
Place: usa, virginia
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 7.6
 97K
Gifted (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.
Style: inspirational, sweet, touching, emotional, light ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: child prodigy, school, childhood, genius, mathematics, uncle niece relationship, cat, friendship, family, child custody, teacher, custody battle ...
Time: year 1998
Place: florida, boston, california
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 8.1
 43K
A Silent Voice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Shouya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shouko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shouya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shouko and Shouya ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sincere, romantic, biting ...
Plot: sign language, deaf, friendship, high school, redemption, bullying, coming of age, suicide attempt, suicide thoughts, deafness, bully, single mother ...
Place: japan
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 7.6
 288K
The Blind Side (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
Style: touching, uplifting, motivational, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: adoption, human spirit, parents and children, strong female character, american football, interracial relations, rising to stardom, life, family drama, interracial adoption, football, athlete's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, california
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, dramatic, serious ...
Plot: stuttering, historical character, royal family, unlikely friendships, british history, friendship, king, queen, disability, world war two, aristocracy, monarchy ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, europe, london, buckingham palace ...
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 5.8
 87K
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house and a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced ...
Style: inspirational, touching, sentimental, road movie, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, starting over, introspection, love affair, fall in love, love, travel, hopes, lifestyle change, midlife crisis, female protagonist, tourist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, italy, india, rome italy, new york ...
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 8.0
 629K
Ratatouille (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated ...
Style: feel good, inspirational, entertaining, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, chef, follow your dream, food, cooking, rat, mouse, cooking and food, rise to the top, talking animals, young man, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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 6.6
 126K
Joy (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A story based on the life of a struggling Long Island single mom who became one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs.
Style: inspirational, witty, stylized, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: businesswoman, inventor, family relations, ambition, parents and children, divorce, single parent, bankruptcy, party, drawing, sunglasses, storytelling ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey, dallas texas ...
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 7.5
 6K
Hawking (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Professor Stephen Hawking's early years is told for the first time in a major drama for BBC Two.It is 1963, and our young cosmologist celebrates his 21st birthday. At the party is a new friend, Jane Wilde - there is a strong ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, emotional, dramatic, based on true events ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: destiny, science, physicist, disability, genius, storytelling, life philosophy, self discovery, husband wife relationship, life is a bitch, family relations, courage ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: england
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 8.1
 564K
Into the Wild (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: road movie, melancholic, philosophical, inspirational, motivational ...
Plot: self discovery, survival, journey, wilderness, freedom, life philosophy, on the road, isolation, adventure, solitude, lifestyle change, introspection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, washington state, south dakota, los angeles ...
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 8.4
 335K
3 Idiots (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: In the tradition of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” comes this refreshing comedy about a rebellious prankster with a crafty mind and a heart of gold. Rascal. Joker. Dreamer. Genius... You've never met a college student quite like ...
Style: inspirational, entertaining, touching, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: rebelliousness, friends, student life, bollywood, student, college, teachers and students, journey, romance, friendship, comedy of errors, anti conformity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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 8.0
 137K
Wonder (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, thought provoking, touching
Plot: middle school, bullying, school, happy ending, friendship, father son relationship, family, family relations, deformity, mask, fight, hospital ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, new york, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.
Style: feel good, motivational, inspirational, scenic, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, life changing experience, adventurer, loneliness, daydreamer, adventure, obsessive quest, disorder, escape from reality, lifestyle change, travel, journal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: iceland, usa, himalaya, greenland, los angeles ...
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 7.4
 228K
The Bucket List (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing ...
Style: inspirational, sentimental, touching, feel good, compassionate ...
Plot: journey, elderly, terminal illness, unlikely friendships, follow your dream, friendship, adventure, human spirit, golden years, death, mechanic, dying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: himalaya, usa, taj mahal, cote d'azur, cairo egypt ...
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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.
Style: touching, inspirational, feel good, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, girls' night
Plot: freedom, wild horse, animal life, friendship, adventure, family, reunion, getting home, rescue, horse, wildlife, captivity ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: usa, united states
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 7.3
 172K
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. ...
Style: inspirational, captivating, factual, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: against the odds, contamination, justice, lawyer, relationship vs career, single mother, family relations, righting the wronged, court, ambition, society, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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What Dreams May Come (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the ...
Style: philosophical, touching, surreal, inspirational, emotional ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, redemption, life philosophy, loss of child, hell, family relations, painting, life & death, angel, paradise, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
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 8.0
 174K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: uplifting, sincere, touching, motivational, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, boxing, sport, underdog, athlete's life, comeback, financial problem, poverty, training, follow your dream, lifestyle, boxer ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york ...
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 7.2
 112K
Pay It Forward (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
Style: motivational, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: childhood, teacher, single parent, disfigurement, child's point of view, good deed, society, school, life philosophy, teachers and students, addiction, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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 8.1
 268K
Ford v. Ferrari (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the ...
Style: inspirational, captivating, exciting, realistic, based on true events
Plot: racecar driver, car racing, racing, car, race, rise to the top, automobile racing, talented, cars, fight, husband wife relationship, friendship between men ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1959
Place: france, italy
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 6.8
 102K
The Family Man (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle changes one Christmas night when he stumbles into a grocery store holdup and disarms the gunman. The next morning he wakes up in bed lying next to Kate, his college sweetheart he left in order to pursue his ...
Style: feel good, sincere, touching, inspirational, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, road not taken, destiny, life changing experience, family relations, rich and poor, family life, alternate reality, lifestyle change, midlife crisis, fish out of water, workaholic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 2000
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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Then Came You (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An American hypochondriac who is working as a baggage handler is forced to confront his fears when a British teenager with a terminal illness enlists him to help her carry out her eccentric bucket list.
Style: inspirational, touching, captivating, sincere, sweet
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, hypochondriac, friendship, love of one's life, wish come true, infatuation, coming of age, airport, teenager, bucket list
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, cape town south africa
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 8.3
 695K
Amelie (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a ...
Style: touching, feel good, stylized, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, fall in love, looking for love, optimism, social relations, life, life philosophy, love, love and romance, lifestyle change, weirdo, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, year 1997, 90s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
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