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, sentimental, emotional, dramatic and realistic films and TV shows about / with mentor, storytelling, redemption, destiny, friendship, childhood, catastrophe, happy ending, transformation and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as inspirational: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Amelie (2001), Into the Wild (2007), Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), The Intern (2015), Second Act (2018), Cinderella Man (2005), The Family Man (2000), Nappily Ever After (2018).

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: sentimental, emotional, inspirational, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, life is a bitch, against the odds, rise to the top, down on your luck, single parent, hopes, success, ambition, life, parents and children, financial problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 369K
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: inspirational, touching, based on true events, brutal, suspense ...
Plot: war, bible, conscientious objector, violence, courage, survival, father son relationship, world war two, life & death, soldier, gore, pacifism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, usa
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 644K
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: inspirational, feel good, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, optimism, social relations, fall in love, love and romance, looking for love, life philosophy, imagination, young woman, loner, life, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 519K
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, wilderness, journey, freedom, isolation, hitchhiker, on the road, introspection, adventure, life philosophy, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, south dakota, virginia ...
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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, music band, singer, fame, gay, aids, musician, rise to the top, prodigy, lgbt, friendship between men, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1976, year 1970, year 1982 ...
Place: england, britain, edinburgh scotland, munich germany, atlanta georgia ...
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 7.1
 192K
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, humorous, inspirational, sweet, light ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: workplace, elderly, workplace situations, mentor, intern, family, office, fashion, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, destiny, stereotypes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
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 5.8
 15K
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: inspirational, feel good, light, sweet, funny
Plot: second chance, career woman, new job, husband wife relationship, best friends, deception, company, friendship, mother, finance, facebook, female protagonist ...
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 8.0
 165K
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: uplifting, sincere, sentimental, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, underdog, athlete's life, comeback, follow your dream, boxing, financial problem, poverty, training, marriage, humiliation ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
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 6.8
 96K
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: family outing, date night, chick flick
Plot: road not taken, family life, christmas, life changing experience, destiny, rich and poor, family relations, workaholic, angel, midlife crisis, family man, fish out of water ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
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Nappily Ever After (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After an accident at the hair salon, Violet realizes she's not living life to the fullest. A soulful barber helps her put the pieces back together.
Style: inspirational, uplifting, sincere, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: strong female lead, physical appearance, breakup, hair, new life, relationships, friendship, bald woman, adult child friendship
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 8.0
 569K
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, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: chef, friendship, follow your dream, mouse, rise to the top, cooking and food, restaurant, odd couple, kitchen, cooking, disney, rat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 85K
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, genius, school, mathematics, uncle niece relationship, friendship, childhood, cat, teacher, redemption, custody battle, family drama ...
Time: year 1998
Place: florida, california
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 5.8
 76K
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: sentimental, inspirational, touching, road movie, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, starting over, fall in love, introspection, love affair, hopes, tourist, female protagonist, love, travel, divorce, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, india, italy, rome italy
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 6.7
 22K
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: inspirational, feel good, uplifting, touching, light ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: beauty pageant, protest, female friendship, teenage girl, small town, mother daughter relationship, self confidence, fat girl, female protagonist, aunt, dress, young adult ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 294K
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: humorous, inspirational, touching, semi serious, entertaining ...
Plot: rebelliousness, student life, friends, student, college, teachers and students, romance, friendship, comedy of errors, bollywood, talented, anti conformity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
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 6.8
 17K
Ballerina (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in 1879 Paris. An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.
Style: inspirational, humorous, light, sweet, touching
Audience: kids
Plot: ballet, best friends in love, inventor, orphan, rivalry, follow your dream, dancing, ballerina, mentor, escape, statue of liberty, dance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france
Is relevant ?
 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, life is a bitch, family relations, courage ...
Time: 1960s
Place: england
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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, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: old west, freedom, wild horse, animal life, friendship, rivalry, beautiful scenery, rescue, captivity, reunion, wildlife, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa
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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, sincere, touching, sweet, captivating
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: terminal illness, wish come true, coming of age, airport, hypochondriac, infatuation, love of one's life, friendship, teenager, british
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, cape town south africa
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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: surreal, emotional, inspirational, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: afterlife, heaven and hell, loss of child, hell, family relations, redemption, painting, angel, parents and children, paradise, life philosophy, husband wife reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: battleship
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 26K
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: touching, inspirational, sincere, sweet, romantic ...
Plot: friendship, sign language, deaf, high school, redemption, disability, coming of age, bullying, suicide attempt, deafness, mother daughter relationship, single mother ...
Place: japan
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The Longest Ride (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man as he reflects back on a lost love while he's trapped in an automobile crash.
Style: romantic, sentimental, inspirational, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, love affair, couples, love and romance, bull riding, romance, cowboy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love story, competition, art student, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 1941, 1940s
Place: north carolina, hawaii, new jersey, vienna, san francisco
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 94K
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, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, hospital, friendship, doctors and patients, clinic, unconventional method, doctor, hopes, nursing, doctor patient relationship, compassion, life philosophy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969
Place: medical school, usa, virginia
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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, serious, sincere, realistic, talky ...
Plot: royal family, friendship, queen, historical character, stuttering, british history, state affairs, disability, treatment, radio, destiny, speech ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, buckingham palace, europe, scotland ...
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 4K
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, fire department, danger, team, partners, saving a life, woman in uniform, father daughter relationship, firefighter, girl heroine
Place: seattle, seattle washington
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 10K
Colette (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France, Hungary, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: French novelist, Colette, overcomes an abusive marriage to emerge as a leading writer in her country and a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Style: intellectual, inspirational, based on true events, captivating, lyrical
Plot: female protagonist, female writer, ghost writer, husband wife relationship, nobel prize, exploitation, novelist, bisexuality, infidelity, money, novel, entrepreneur ...
Time: 1890s, 1900s
Place: paris france, france
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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, motivational, feel good, light, intense ...
Plot: determination, skiing, life, olympics, athlete, coach, dream, obsession, follow your dream, destiny, unlikely friendships, following a dream ...
Place: britain, england, london
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The Man Without a Face (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a relationship between a teacher and his troubled pupil. Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town. His face is disfigured from an automobile accident and fire ten years before in which a boy was ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, injustice, disfigurement, teacher, social misfits, false accusation, physical appearance, teaching the ways of the world, secret, mysterious character, suspicion, love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 74K
October Sky (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.
Style: exciting, realistic, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: follow your dream, teacher, small town, generation gap, against the odds, teenage life, friendship, satellite, nasa, cold war, ambition, young heroes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: west virginia, mine, usa, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 24K
Temple Grandin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.
Style: touching, sincere, inspirational, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: autism, against the odds, human spirit, female protagonist, inventions and discoveries, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, teacher, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century, year 1966, year 1981, year 1970, year 1962 ...
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, arizona, harvard university
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