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 mentor, destiny, catastrophe, redemption, storytelling, childhood, friendship, happy ending, runaway and transformation plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, India and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as inspirational: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Blind Side (2009), Hidden Figures (2016), The Intouchables (2011), Forrest Gump (1994), The Imitation Game (2014), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Ford v Ferrari (2019), Gifted (2017).

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, inspirational, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: human spirit, ambition, life, rags to riches, rise to the top, life philosophy, hopes, success, life is a bitch, salesman, against the odds, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
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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, clever, touching, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, human spirit, false accusation, freedom, hopes, prison life, powerful ending, existentialism, life is a bitch, justice, life sentence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1957 ...
Place: usa, maine, pacific ocean, mexico
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 7.6
 323K
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, inspirational, uplifting, motivational, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: adoption, human spirit, american football, life, strong female character, parents and children, interracial relations, fish out of water, rising to stardom, misfit, athlete's life, football ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee, memphis, california
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 7.8
 222K
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, factual, exciting, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, mathematics, nasa, genius, strong female character, discrimination, space program, african american woman, racial segregation, stereotypes, sexism, prejudice ...
Time: 60s, year 1961, 20th century, year 1962
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
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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: feel good, uplifting, touching, inspirational, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, life philosophy, unlikely friendships, french, disability, lifestyle change, caregiver, starting over, friends, culture clash, friendship between men, handicapped ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, paris france
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 8.8
 2.0M
Forrest Gump (1994)
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: touching, uplifting, sentimental, inspirational, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mentally challenged, life philosophy, human spirit, journey, rise to the top, philosophy, true love, destiny, love, human relationship, army, selflessness ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york, china, vietnam ...
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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: inspirational, intellectual, factual, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, inventions and discoveries, prodigy, genius, ambition, inventor, code, code breaking, male homosexuality, invention, mathematician, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1920s, year 1939, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, united kingdom ...
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 8.1
 501K
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, sentimental, tense, brutal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, u.s. army, conscientious objector, u.s. military, american soldier, bible, physician, religion, world war two, soldier, us military, pacifism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: okinawa, japan, usa, okinawa japan
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 8.1
 365K
Ford v Ferrari (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the ...
Style: inspirational, captivating, exciting, realistic
Plot: racecar driver, race, car, rise to the top, automobile racing, car race, talented, ambition, driver, auto mechanic, friendship, race car ...
Time: 60s, year 1966, year 1959
Place: france, italy
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 7.6
 113K
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, genius, mathematics, school, childhood, uncle niece relationship, child custody, foster home, family, girl, teacher, friendship ...
Time: year 1998
Place: florida, boston, california
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 8.4
 384K
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, entertaining, touching, feel good, semi serious ...
Plot: rebelliousness, friends, journey, talented, motivation, student life, college, buddies, teachers and students, romance, friendship, geek ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
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 6.8
 112K
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: inspirational, touching, uplifting, tragicomedy, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: human spirit, medical school, medical profession, hospital, doctors and patients, friendship, compassion, unconventional method, clinic, doctor, hopes, nursing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971
Place: usa, virginia
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 7.1
 246K
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, light, sweet, touching ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: workplace, mentor, workplace situations, office, friendship, life philosophy, elderly, unlikely friendships, fashion, family, computers and web, intern ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, san francisco, california
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 7.9
 160K
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: inspirational, uplifting, sincere, thought provoking, touching
Plot: bullying, middle school, school, happy ending, family, friendship, father son relationship, family relations, deformity, child, hospital, fight ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, new york, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
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Eddie the Eagle (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, History, 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, touching ...
Plot: life, olympics, determination, skiing, following a dream, coach, athlete, dream, follow your dream, obsession, destiny, winter olympics ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: britain, england, london
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 6.3
 15K
War Room (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The family-friendly movie explores the transformational role prayer plays in the lives of the Jordan family. Tony and Elizabeth Jordan, a middle-class couple who seemingly have it all – great jobs, a beautiful daughter, their dream home. But ...
Style: inspirational, christian film, biblical, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christian, african american protagonist, life, family relations, propaganda, beautiful scenery, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, african american, intergenerational friendship, marital problem, life philosophy ...
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
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, british history, unlikely friendships, royal family, historical character, friendship, disability, queen, british royal family, king, aristocracy, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, 20th century, 1940s, year 1939 ...
Place: england, britain, europe, london, buckingham palace ...
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 6.6
 135K
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, stylized, witty, serious, realistic ...
Plot: businesswoman, business, career woman, inventor, family relations, strong female lead, entrepreneur, ambition, inventions and discoveries, parents and children, divorce, single parent ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new york state, california, new jersey ...
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 8.0
 185K
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: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, touching, motivational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: human spirit, sport, boxing, underdog, athlete's life, boxer, financial problem, poverty, great depression, prizefighter, comeback, training ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, manhattan new york city, new york ...
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 8.4
 182K
Dangal (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India, USA
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, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: female empowerment, wrestler, sport, parent child relationship, coach, small town, determination, training, autobiography, athlete, olympics, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: india, israel
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 5.8
 96K
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, scenic, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, starting over, love, fall in love, travel, introspection, hopes, lifestyle change, love affair, tourist, midlife crisis, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, indonesia, bali, india, rome italy ...
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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, inspirational, scenic, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, life changing experience, daydreamer, adventurer, loneliness, adventure, disorder, obsessive quest, journey, escape from reality, coworker, photographer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: iceland, usa, himalaya, los angeles, new york ...
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 8.1
 701K
Ratatouille (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, 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, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, follow your dream, unlikely friendships, chef, food, cooking and food, talking animals, cooking, odd couple, rat, animals, mouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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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, philosophical, inspirational, motivational ...
Plot: self discovery, journey, wilderness, survival, solitude, freedom, life philosophy, adventure, road trip, lifestyle change, on the road, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990, year 1991, year 1992
Place: alaska, usa, los angeles, northern california, south dakota ...
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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, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, girls' night
Plot: horse, family, wild horse, friendship, freedom, talking animals, adventure, rescue, wildlife, animal life, getting home, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa
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 8.1
 74K
A Silent Voice (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama
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, sincere, touching, romantic, biting ...
Plot: bullying, deaf, sign language, friendship, high school, disability, japanese school, redemption, deafness, suicide attempt, coming of age, single mother ...
Place: japan
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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, sexy, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: physicist, destiny, science, mathematics, disability, genius, life philosophy, self discovery, husband wife relationship, life is a bitch, family relations, courage ...
Time: 60s
Place: england
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 7.8
 89K
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: realistic, inspirational, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: follow your dream, generation gap, against the odds, teacher, small town, teenage life, mathematics, friendship, satellite, family relations, nasa, cold war ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: west virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
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 7.2
 118K
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: motivational, uplifting, touching, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, life philosophy, parents and children, disfigurement, teachers and students, addiction, single mother, good deed, alcohol abuse, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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Front of the Class (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Front of the Class" is based on the true story of Brad Cohen -- played in the movie by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher
Style: inspirational, touching, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: tourette's syndrome, dedicated educator, school, teachers and students, social misfits, stuttering, family relations, understanding, against the odds, human spirit, follow your dream, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, atlanta georgia, england
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