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The list contains the best, new and most relevant inspirational movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out inspirational, touching, realistic, dramatic, interesting and sentimental films and TV shows about / with mentor, storytelling, destiny, catastrophe, childhood, redemption, life philosophy, happy ending, transformation and life plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as inspirational: Eddie the Eagle (2016), Temple Grandin (2010), Patch Adams (1998), The King's Speech (2010), The Imitation Game (2014), Rocky Balboa (2006), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), The Intouchables (2011), Forrest Gump (1994), Jobs (2013).
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Forrest Gump
Drama, Romance
USA
142 min.
 8.8
The Shawshank Redemption
Drama
USA
142 min.
 9.3
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Ice
Drama, Musical, Romance, Sport
Russia
113 min.
 7.0
Leto
Biography, Music, Romance
Russia, France
126 min.
 7.6

List of inspirational movies

Eddie the Eagle
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: olympics, dream, determination, obsession, skiing, follow your dream, british, destiny, unlikely friendships, life, coach, athlete ...
Place: england, london, britain
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 8.3
 23K
Temple Grandin
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: inspirational, sincere, touching, compassionate, emotional ...
Plot: autism, against the odds, genius, disability, panic attack, female protagonist, human spirit, ambition, scientist, mother daughter relationship, teacher, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, year 1981, year 1975 ...
Place: usa, new hampshire, boston, arizona, harvard university
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 6.7
 91K
Patch Adams
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, sincere, sentimental, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: cancer, hospital, doctor patient relationship, clinic, human spirit, doctors and patients, doctor, unconventional method, compassion, hopes, terminal illness, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971, year 1969
Place: medical school, usa, virginia
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The King's Speech
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: realistic, talky, inspirational, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: historical character, disability, friendship, british royal family, stuttering, happy ending, against the odds, doctors and patients, strong female character, doctor patient relationship, destiny, family ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: england, britain, europe, london, scotland ...
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Genre: Adventure, 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: scenic, inspirational, feel good, motivational, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, travel, self discovery, obsessive quest, lifestyle change, midlife crisis, life philosophy, adventurer, journal, escape from reality, social awkwardness, life changing experience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, iceland, himalaya, greenland
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The Imitation Game
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: 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, factual, suspense, intellectual, entertaining ...
Plot: genius, homosexuality, mathematician, inventions and discoveries, social misfits, espionage, ambition, code breaking, prodigy, code, homosexual, sexism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 1950s, 1920s ...
Place: england, germany, europe, poland
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 7.2
 182K
Rocky Balboa
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder, Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging Rocky to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and ...
Style: inspirational, captivating, sentimental, uplifting, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: sport, boxing, athlete's life, strongman, human spirit, against the odds, comeback, fight, boxer, courage, determination, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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The Pursuit of Happyness
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, sentimental, inspirational, uplifting, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: single father, father son relationship, human spirit, rise to the top, rags to riches, survival, down on your luck, poverty, life is a bitch, sacrifice, once in a lifetime opportunity, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
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The Intouchables
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: realistic, uplifting, touching, emotional, inspirational ...
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, interracial friendship, disability, unlikely friendships, disabled person, male friendship, human relationship, sacrifice, tragedy, paralysis, french ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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 8.8
 1.5M
Forrest Gump
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: sentimental, inspirational, uplifting, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, kindness, destiny, rise to the top, true love, wisdom of life, human relationship, mentally challenged, honest, courage, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
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 5.9
 86K
Jobs
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.
Style: realistic, factual, inspirational, serious, intense ...
Plot: prodigy, rise to the top, business, lone hero, perfectionist, blind ambition, creativity, computers and web, life philosophy, inventions and discoveries, entrepreneur, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california, new jersey, india
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 8.0
 548K
Ratatouille
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, touching, inspirational, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, cooking, chef, odd couple, rat, follow your dream, mentor, rise to the top, workplace, chase, fish out of water, creativity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 8.1
 377K
The Help
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, India, United Arab Emirates
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, inspirational, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, maid, friendship, against the rules, exploitation, prejudice, master and servant, unlikely friendships, racial issues, adaptation, storytelling, justice ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa
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 7.6
 5K
Hawking
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: disability, destiny, storytelling, science, husband wife relationship, courage, life philosophy, self discovery, physicist, family relations, life is a bitch, genius ...
Time: 1960s
Place: england
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 7.3
 152K
Erin Brockovich
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: touching, factual, captivating, inspirational, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lawyer, environmental, court, justice, investigation, fighting the system, single mother, contamination, uncover truth, righting the wronged, against the odds, relationship vs career ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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Three Seconds
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story is set at the 1972 Munich Olympics where the U.S. team lost the basketball championship for the first time in 36 years. The final moments of the final game have become one of the most controversial events in Olympic history. With play ...
Style: motivational, inspirational, atmospheric, captivating
Plot: basketball, sport, sport team, rise to the top, human spirit, rivalry, stubbornness, reputation, happy ending, against the odds, dedication, basketball player ...
Time: 20th century
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 7.0
 1K
Ice
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Contemporary Russia. Nadya gives up her dream of becoming a champion figure skater when she is hospitalized with an injury. But then she meets Sasha, a hockey player, who decides to teach her to believe in herself and her dream again.
Style: inspirational, realistic, motivational, romantic, sentimental ...
Plot: sport, relationships, skating, figure skating, women, storytelling, ice, ice hockey
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Searching for Bobby Fischer
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
Style: uplifting, touching, inspirational, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: chess, genius, prodigy, contests and competitions, child prodigy, mentor, parents and children, obsession, children, supportive parent, competition, tournament ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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 8.2
 497K
Inside Out
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. ...
Style: touching, inspirational, emotional, colourful, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary friend, family, memory, childhood, friendship, creativity, life philosophy, adventure, transformation, happy ending, sadness, joy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: san francisco, minnesota, california, usa
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 7.0
 33K
Pawn Sacrifice
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.
Style: captivating, factual, entertaining, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: chess, prodigy, genius, obsession, cold war, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, eccentricity, paranoia, mental illness, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: russia, iceland
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 5.3
 21K
Stomp the Yard
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After the death of his younger brother, a troubled 19-year-old street dancer from Los Angeles is able to bypass juvenile hall by enrolling in the historically black, Truth University in Atlanta, Georgia. But his efforts to get an education and woo ...
Style: inspirational, captivating, touching, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night
Plot: dancing, hip hop, ambition, competition, dancer's life, contests and competitions, music, rivalry, leadership, breakdance, teenage love, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, atlanta georgia
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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Genre: Animation, Adventure, 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, sentimental, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, freedom, adventure, family, wild horse, rescue, old west, talking animals, heroic mission, animal life, disney, captivity ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa
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 7.1
 103K
Sing
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Music, Musical
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A koala named Buster recruits his best friend to help him drum up business for his theater by hosting a singing competition.
Style: entertaining, funny, light, inspirational, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids
Plot: music, animals, talking animals, kids and family, creativity, singing, friendship, mentor, singing competition, concert, self confidence, stereotypes ...
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 7.7
 256K
The Blind Side
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: sentimental, realistic, based on true events, touching, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, family drama, parents and children, interracial adoption, american football, homeless, life, rising to stardom, prejudice, racism, rags to riches, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee
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Peaceful Warrior
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.
Style: inspirational, philosophical, uplifting, compassionate, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, mentor, enlightenment, teaching the ways of the world, self discovery, philosophy, athlete and trainer, life philosophy, sport, hopes, gymnastics, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, campus, new jersey
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 7.2
 105K
Pay It Forward
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: sentimental, touching, sincere, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: child's point of view, childhood, life philosophy, good deed, teacher, disfigurement, single parent, school, alone in the world, death, mentor, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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The Shawshank Redemption
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: clever, realistic, talky, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, freedom, happy ending, false accusation, friendship, human spirit, adaptation, prison life, life sentence, wrongful imprisonment, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, maine, mexico
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 8.5
 568K
Whiplash
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, dramatic, inspirational ...
Plot: obsession, jazz, music, follow your dream, drummer, music teacher, desire for fame, musician's life, mentor, drumming, teachers and students, music conductor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.4
 207K
The Bucket List
Genre: Adventure, 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: sentimental, touching, inspirational, compassionate, feel good ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, adventure, follow your dream, elderly, philosophy, life & death, unlikely friendships, journey, hospital, destiny, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, himalaya, taj mahal, africa, hong kong ...
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Life Is Beautiful
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: tragicomedy, sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, protecting from truth, father son relationship, courage, optimism, protective parent, survival, fascism, human spirit, life philosophy, jewish ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: europe, italy, poland, tuscany
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unlikely friendships
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8.3
How to Train Your Dragon 2010
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7.9
Rory O'Shea Was Here 2004
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7.4
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7.2
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