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, dramatic, realistic and emotional films and TV shows about / with storytelling, mentor, destiny, redemption, friendship, catastrophe, childhood, happy ending, runaway 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), Gifted (2017), Cinderella Man (2005), Wonder (2017), The Intern (2015), Hidden Figures (2016), The Imitation Game (2014), The Intouchables (2011).

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, motivational, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, rise to the top, ambition, life is a bitch, against the odds, single parent, hopes, life, down on your luck, success, rags to riches, single father ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, san francisco
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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, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, false accusation, prison escape, freedom, prison life, life is a bitch, life sentence, criminal heroes, confined, hopes, plot twist ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, pacific ocean, maine, mexico
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 8.1
 408K
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, violence, courage, survival, father son relationship, life & death, soldier, gore, pacifism ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: japan, okinawa japan, usa
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 7.6
 93K
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, mathematics, genius, childhood, cat, uncle niece relationship, friendship, family, child custody, teacher, custody battle ...
Time: year 1998
Place: florida, boston, california
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 8.0
 172K
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: inspirational, motivational, touching, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, boxing, underdog, athlete's life, comeback, financial problem, poverty, training, follow your dream, boxer, marriage ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 30s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york ...
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 8.0
 129K
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, thought provoking, sincere, touching
Plot: middle school, school, bullying, happy ending, friendship, father son relationship, family, family relations, child, deformity, fight, hospital ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new york, pennsylvania
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 7.1
 208K
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, office, life philosophy, fashion, family, intern, prejudice, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
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 7.8
 189K
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mathematics, nasa, racism, discrimination, space program, african american woman, racial segregation, scientist, prejudice, job promotion, genius, black woman ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1961, year 1962, 20th century
Place: langley virginia, virginia, usa
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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: ambition, prodigy, inventions and discoveries, world war two, genius, code breaking, social misfits, code, mathematician, homosexuality, inventor, homosexual ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1939, 1920s ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, germany ...
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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, feel good, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, lifestyle change, french, culture clash, disability, friends, human relationship, blacks and whites, starting over, handicapped ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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 5.8
 84K
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, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, starting over, introspection, love affair, fall in love, hopes, lifestyle change, midlife crisis, love, female protagonist, travel, tourist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, italy, india, rome italy, new york ...
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 8.2
 37K
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, deafness, sister sister relationship, single mother, female director ...
Place: japan
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 8.0
 616K
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, inspirational, humorous, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, chef, follow your dream, mouse, cooking, rat, cooking and food, food, rise to the top, young man, talking animals, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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 6.8
 100K
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: uplifting, inspirational, touching, tragicomedy, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: human spirit, hospital, medical school, medical profession, friendship, doctors and patients, unconventional method, clinic, doctor, hopes, nursing, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969
Place: usa, virginia
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 8.1
 552K
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, inspirational, philosophical, cerebral ...
Plot: self discovery, survival, journey, wilderness, freedom, isolation, life philosophy, adventure, on the road, solitude, introspection, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990, year 1991 ...
Place: alaska, usa, california, washington state, georgia ...
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 7.6
 282K
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, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: adoption, human spirit, american football, strong female character, interracial relations, parents and children, rising to stardom, life, family drama, athlete's life, interracial adoption, prejudice ...
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, british history, friendship, aristocracy, king, queen, disability, world war two, unlikely friendships, british royal family ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, europe, london, buckingham palace ...
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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, husband wife relationship, physicist, disability, genius, storytelling, life philosophy, self discovery, life is a bitch, family relations, courage ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
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, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, girls' night
Plot: freedom, adventure, wild horse, animal life, friendship, family, reunion, getting home, rescue, cowboy, captivity, horse ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: usa, united states
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 8.3
 683K
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, optimism, existentialism, social relations, looking for love, love, life, love and romance, lifestyle change, weirdo, shyness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris, quebec
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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, based on true events, sexy ...
Plot: rock band, musician, singer, music band, fame, gay, aids, musician's life, rise to the top, desire for fame, friendship between men, homosexual ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1975 ...
Place: england, britain, london, new york, pittsburgh ...
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 6.8
 100K
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, inspirational, touching, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: christmas, destiny, road not taken, family relations, life changing experience, rich and poor, family life, alternate reality, lifestyle change, midlife crisis, fish out of water, workaholic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2000, year 1987
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
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 6.6
 26K
Dumplin' (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, light, touching ...
Audience: teen comedy
Plot: beauty pageant, fat girl, mother daughter relationship, protest, teenage girl, self confidence, female friendship, small town, female protagonist, beauty queen, loss, self esteem ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas
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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, british
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, cape town south africa
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 8.4
 325K
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, touching, entertaining, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: rebelliousness, student life, friends, 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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 7.5
 102K
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, inspirational, romantic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, prodigy, music, youth, musician's life, hopes, musician, lie, orphanage, dancing, artists and showbiz, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1995
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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 5.8
 20K
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, deception, friendship, company, husband wife relationship, mother, female friendship, female protagonist, job interview ...
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 7.2
 110K
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: uplifting, sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, disfigurement, child's point of view, good deed, addiction, parents and children, school, alcohol abuse, death, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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 8.4
 142K
Dangal (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Dangal is an extraordinary true story based on the life of Mahavir Singh and his two daughters, Geeta and Babita Phogat. The film traces the inspirational journey of a father who trains his daughters to become world class wrestlers.
Style: inspirational, intense, lyrical, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: sport, female empowerment, parent child relationship, coach, small town, determination, training, autobiography, olympics, endurance, father daughter relationship, wrestler ...
Time: 1990s, 2000s, 90s
Place: india, israel
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 124K
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, family relations, inventor, parents and children, divorce, single parent, bankruptcy, sunglasses, party, drawing, storytelling, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, dallas texas, new jersey
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