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, dramatic, sentimental, realistic and emotional films and TV shows about / with mentor, redemption, destiny, storytelling, catastrophe, friendship, happy ending, runaway, transformation and childhood plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as inspirational: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Eat Pray Love (2010), Gifted (2017), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), The Intern (2015), Into the Wild (2007), The Family Man (2000), Cinderella Man (2005), Hawking (2004), The Imitation Game (2014).

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: emotional, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational, motivational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, rise to the top, life is a bitch, against the odds, single parent, ambition, down on your luck, life, success, hopes, family drama, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: kindergarten, san francisco, usa
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 5.8
 79K
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Genre: 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, sentimental, touching, road movie, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, starting over, love, fall in love, introspection, love affair, hopes, lifestyle change, solitude, tourist, female protagonist, travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, india, italy, rome italy
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 7.6
 87K
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, light, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: child prodigy, mathematics, school, genius, uncle niece relationship, friendship, childhood, cat, teacher, redemption, custody battle, boat ...
Time: year 1998
Place: florida, california
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 377K
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 ...
Plot: war, conscientious objector, bible, violence, courage, survival, world war two, father son relationship, life & death, pacifism, soldier, gore ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, usa
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 7.1
 195K
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, humorous, sweet, light ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: workplace, workplace situations, elderly, mentor, office, fashion, intern, family, prejudice, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
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 8.1
 530K
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: melancholic, inspirational, road movie, captivating, philosophical ...
Plot: survival, self discovery, freedom, wilderness, isolation, journey, on the road, adventure, hitchhiker, introspection, life philosophy, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, south dakota, california ...
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 6.8
 98K
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: sincere, inspirational, feel good, touching, sweet ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: christmas, destiny, road not taken, family life, life changing experience, rich and poor, family relations, fish out of water, workaholic, lifestyle change, angel, singleness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
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 8.0
 168K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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: sincere, touching, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, underdog, boxing, athlete's life, follow your dream, comeback, financial problem, poverty, training, marriage, humiliation ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.6
 5K
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, reflective ...
Plot: destiny, science, husband wife relationship, physicist, disability, genius, storytelling, life philosophy, self discovery, family relations, life is a bitch, courage ...
Time: 1960s
Place: england
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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: intellectual, inspirational, factual, captivating, serious ...
Plot: inventions and discoveries, prodigy, social misfits, genius, ambition, mathematician, code breaking, homosexuality, code, homosexual, espionage, sexism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1939, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: england, europe, germany, poland
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 8.2
 28K
A Silent Voice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, 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, sweet, romantic ...
Plot: sign language, friendship, deaf, high school, redemption, disability, bullying, suicide attempt, coming of age, deafness, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Place: japan
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 589K
Ratatouille (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, 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, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: chef, friendship, mouse, follow your dream, cooking, cooking and food, rise to the top, rat, odd couple, kitchen, restaurant, food ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs like "Killer Queen", "Bohemian ...
Style: inspirational, touching, rough, sexy, based on true events ...
Plot: rock band, musician, singer, music band, fame, gay, aids, musician's life, lgbt, rise to the top, desire for fame, friendship between men ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984, year 1980, year 1982 ...
Place: england, britain, atlanta georgia, munich germany, edinburgh scotland ...
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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, love of one's life, friendship, wish come true, infatuation, coming of age, airport, teenager, british
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, cape town south africa
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 6.8
 97K
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: touching, emotional, tragicomedy, inspirational, uplifting ...
Plot: human spirit, hospital, friendship, doctors and patients, clinic, unconventional method, doctor, hopes, nursing, doctor patient relationship, compassion, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 1971
Place: medical school, usa, virginia
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 8.4
 307K
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, humorous, touching, semi serious, entertaining ...
Plot: rebelliousness, student life, friends, student, college, teachers and students, journey, bollywood, romance, friendship, comedy of errors, anti conformity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 18K
Second Act (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Maya, a 40-year-old woman struggling with frustrations from unfulfilled dreams. Until, that is, she gets the chance to prove to Madison Avenue that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts, and that it is never too late for a Second Act.
Style: feel good, inspirational, light, sweet, funny
Plot: career woman, second chance, new job, best friends, husband wife relationship, deception, company, mother, female protagonist, friendship, finance, facebook ...
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 660K
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: feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet, inspirational ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, optimism, social relations, fall in love, looking for love, love and romance, lifestyle change, life philosophy, imagination, young woman, existentialism, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, europe, quebec, montmartre paris
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 7.8
 175K
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, sincere, exciting, factual, touching ...
Plot: nasa, mathematics, racism, discrimination, space program, african american woman, racial segregation, job promotion, scientist, prejudice, black woman, strong female character ...
Time: 1960s, year 1961
Place: langley virginia, virginia
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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, feel good, inspirational, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: adventure, freedom, wild horse, friendship, animal life, reunion, getting home, wildlife, cowboy, rivalry, family, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1850s
Place: usa, united states
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 24K
Dumplin' (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A girl with the nickname "Dumplin'" enters a beauty pageant in order to win over the boy she likes and stick it to the other girls at school.
Style: feel good, inspirational, uplifting, light, touching ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: beauty pageant, fat girl, protest, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, self confidence, female friendship, small town, beauty queen, female protagonist, reconciliation, loss ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas
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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, surreal, emotional, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, loss of child, hell, life philosophy, family relations, redemption, painting, love, parents and children, paradise, husband wife reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: battleship
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 120K
Wonder (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA, Hong Kong
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, sincere, thought provoking, inspirational, touching
Plot: middle school, school, bullying, friendship, family, happy ending, family relations, child, deformity, mask, hospital, fight ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania
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Eddie the Eagle (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, motivational, light, intense ...
Plot: coach, determination, skiing, life, olympics, athlete, dream, obsession, follow your dream, destiny, unlikely friendships, dream come true ...
Time: 20th century
Place: britain, england, london
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 6K
Station 19 (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A group of heroic firefighters at Seattle Fire Station 19—from captain to newest recruit—risk their lives and hearts both in the line of duty and off the clock. These brave men and women are like family, literally and figuratively, and together ...
Style: captivating, inspirational, suspense, compassionate
Plot: firemen, saving a life, danger, fire department, team, partners, woman in uniform, father daughter relationship, firefighter, girl heroine, romance, fire brigade
Place: seattle, seattle washington
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 17K
Kinky Boots (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Charles Price may have grown up with his father in the family shoe business in Northampton, in central England, but he never thought that he would take his father's place. Yet, the untimely death of his father places him in that position, only ...
Style: touching, inspirational, humorous, witty, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: transvestism, factory, cabaret, small town, gender bending, fashion, family business, bankruptcy, boots, shoemaker, fashion show, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, milan italy, london
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 29K
Loving (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.
Style: inspirational, melancholic, romantic, heartbreaking, thought provoking ...
Plot: interracial couple, interracial marriage, interracial love, marriage, civil rights, supreme court, racism, husband wife relationship, segregation, court, injustice, love ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, year 1958, 20th century
Place: virginia, washington d.c., australia
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 8.1
 397K
The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates, UK, France, Canada, Germany
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, uplifting, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, friendship, maid, master and servant, civil rights, racial segregation, racial issues, blacks and whites, discrimination, interracial relations, storytelling, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 161K
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: captivating, factual, touching, uplifting, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: against the odds, justice, relationship vs career, single mother, lawyer, righting the wronged, contamination, court, uncover truth, fighting the system, corruption, environmental ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, new jersey
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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: captivating, touching, clever, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, freedom, life is a bitch, false accusation, prison life, life sentence, survival, corruption, confined, criminal heroes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, mexico, pacific ocean, maine
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