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, dramatic, realistic and emotional films and TV shows about / with friendship, mentor, childhood, destiny, storytelling, redemption, catastrophe, transformation, runaway and happy ending 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: Amelie (2001), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Nappily Ever After (2018), Ratatouille (2007), The Family Man (2000), 3 Idiots (2009), A Silent Voice (2016), Ballerina (2016), Into the Wild (2007).

List of inspirational movies

 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: feel good, inspirational, touching, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, optimism, social relations, love and romance, fall in love, looking for love, life philosophy, young woman, loner, hopes, lifestyle change, shyness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
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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, uplifting, inspirational, 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: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, kindergarten
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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: singer, aids, rock band, music band, fame, musician, rise to the top, gay, lgbt, friendship between men, prodigy, desire for fame ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980, year 1970, year 1985 ...
Place: england, britain, edinburgh scotland, rio de janeiro, germany
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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, sincere, uplifting, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: breakup, strong female lead, hair, new life, relationships, physical appearance, friendship, adult child friendship, bald woman
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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: friendship, chef, follow your dream, rise to the top, cooking and food, mouse, restaurant, odd couple, rat, kitchen, cooking, success ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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, touching, sweet, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick
Plot: road not taken, christmas, life changing experience, destiny, family life, rich and poor, family relations, workaholic, angel, midlife crisis, fish out of water, singleness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
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 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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 8.2
 23K
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, romantic, sweet ...
Plot: friendship, high school, deaf, sign language, redemption, disability, coming of age, bullying, suicide attempt, deafness, mother daughter relationship, single mother ...
Place: japan
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 6.8
 16K
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, sweet, light, touching
Audience: kids
Plot: ballet, inventor, orphan, best friends in love, rivalry, follow your dream, mentor, escape, statue of liberty, flying, eiffel tower paris, dance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france
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 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, road movie, captivating, inspirational, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, survival, wilderness, journey, freedom, isolation, hitchhiker, on the road, introspection, adventure, obsessive quest, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, year 1990, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, cross country, south dakota, california ...
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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, touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, athlete's life, comeback, underdog, follow your dream, boxing, financial problem, poverty, training, marriage, humiliation ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 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, team, partners, danger, saving a life, woman in uniform, father daughter relationship, firefighter, girl heroine
Place: seattle, seattle washington
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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, courage, life philosophy, self discovery, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1960s
Place: england
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 8.1
 357K
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: touching, based on true events, inspirational, brutal, suspense ...
Plot: war, bible, conscientious objector, violence, courage, survival, world war two, father son relationship, life & death, soldier, gore, pacifism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, usa
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 7.6
 82K
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, touching, sweet, realistic, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: child prodigy, mathematics, school, friendship, uncle niece relationship, genius, childhood, cat, teacher, prize, redemption, custody battle ...
Time: year 1998
Place: florida, california
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 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: inspirational, intellectual, based on true events, captivating, lyrical
Plot: female writer, female protagonist, ghost writer, husband wife relationship, nobel prize, novelist, exploitation, bisexuality, money, infidelity, 23 year old, fireplace ...
Time: 1890s, 1900s
Place: paris france, france
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 5.8
 13K
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, light, feel good, sweet, funny
Plot: second chance, career woman, new job, husband wife relationship, best friends, company, deception, friendship, mother, finance, facebook, vertigo ...
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 6.7
 20K
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, uplifting, feel good, 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, beauty queen ...
Place: texas
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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: feel good, inspirational, motivational, light, intense ...
Plot: determination, skiing, life, olympics, coach, athlete, dream, follow your dream, obsession, 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, disfigurement, injustice, 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
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 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, touching, realistic, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids
Plot: follow your dream, teacher, generation gap, against the odds, small town, teenage life, friendship, satellite, nasa, cold war, ambition, young heroes ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: west virginia, mine, usa, new jersey
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 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, scientist, inventions and discoveries, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, teacher, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century, year 1966, 1950s, 1960s, year 1962 ...
Place: new hampshire, usa, boston, arizona, harvard university
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 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, sentimental, realistic, tragicomedy ...
Plot: human spirit, hospital, friendship, terminal illness, unconventional method, doctors and patients, clinic, cancer, doctor, hopes, human nature, nursing ...
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, realistic, talky, witty ...
Plot: royal family, friendship, queen, radio, historical character, british history, state affairs, disability, treatment, destiny, speech, against the odds ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, buckingham palace, europe, germany ...
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
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: feel good, motivational, realistic, scenic, inspirational ...
Plot: self discovery, obsessive quest, adventurer, adventure, life changing experience, loneliness, lifestyle change, escape from reality, journal, disorder, pilot, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: iceland, himalaya, usa, greenland
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 7.5
 98K
August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, inspirational, romantic ...
Plot: orphan, prodigy, musician's life, music, hopes, lie, orphanage, musician, artists and showbiz, youth, romance, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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 7.2
 188K
Rocky Balboa (2006)
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: sentimental, captivating, uplifting, touching, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: athlete's life, comeback, training, boxing, underdog, boxer, fight, sport, human spirit, against the odds, determination, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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An American Girl Holiday (2004)
Genre: Family, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from ...
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: family, friendship, young heroes, orphan, rich and poor, teenage life, uncle niece relationship, family relations, best friends, society, social differences, friends ...
Time: 1900s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.3
 110K
Coach Carter (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, inspirational, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, teacher, high school, teachers and students, underdog, human spirit, coach, drugs/alcohol, hardcase students ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, texas, san francisco
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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: touching, uplifting, sincere, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, disability, life philosophy, friends, human relationship, lifestyle change, culture clash, loneliness, starting over, odd couple, french, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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