The top 5 most inspirational movies are The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, Pursuit of Happyness, 3 Idiots, and Taare Zameen Par.
- The Shawshank Redemption (1994) - (IMDb - 9.3/10)
“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” - Andy Dufresne
The movie is about a banker named Andy Dufresne’s 19 years in prison. The movie gives a strong message of patience as well as friendship. It encourages the audience to focus on long term goals while still maintaining short term goals. It is a really inspiring tale filled with hope and faith.
- Forrest Gump (1994) - (IMDb - 8.8/10)
“My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you before you can move on.” - Forrest
The movie is a touching story of a man who gives a high level of inspiration while watching it. The man is filled with optimism and reminds the audience to appreciate the life one has and love it to the fullest. The story also reminds you to live in the present as we don’t know what’s going to be in future.
- Pursuit of Happyness (2006) - (IMDb - 8/10)
“The world is your oyster. It’s up to you to find the pearls.” - Chris Gardner
The movie gives a strong message that hard work always pays off and you should never give up. It also focuses on the father-son bond and the struggles taken by father for providing a better future to his son. It is a heartwarming story which shows that you can find happiness in every small thing even in the middle of problems.
- 3 Idiots (2009) - (IMDb - 8.4/10)
“Pursue for excellence, success will chase you” - Rancho
The movie gives a message that instead of following success, most importantly you have to achieve excellence which requires hard work and commitment. It also highlights the importance of learning with purpose rather than for the sake of examination. The story also throws light on the importance of friendship.
- Taare Zameen Par (2007) - (IMDb- 8.4/10)
“ Sometimes in life, it is healthy to be slow and dumb.” - Nikumbh
Taare Zameen Par is a heart touching movie which gives a message of smart parenting and teaching. It also focuses on helping children to follow their passion rather than getting top grades and competing with others. The movie also highlights the strong bond of mother and child which deeply touches the audience's heart. The movie is a whole package of awesome life lessons.