Life is like a sea where you experience several highs and lows that makes the journey worthwhile. The moment of extreme happiness and sadness that life throws at us either make us or break us. If you are at an important juncture in life dealing with difficulties or looking for some motivation, then inspiring movies can actually help. Apart from entertaining, they have the best life lessons to offer that can broaden your perspective, help to take certain decisions and make you believe in yourself.
Here comes the list of inspirational Hollywood movies that will embark you towards a new journey in life.
Forrest Gump (1994)
It is the story of Forrest, a physically disabled kid with marginal intelligence who is bullied at school due to his leg braces. Trying to escape from some bullies, one day his braces fall off, revealing him to be a very fast runner. After that, there was no looking back for this guy. Later, he went on achieving many great things in life, including football scholarship, meeting President John F. Kennedy, joining the U.S. Army, and receiving the Medal of Honor for his heroism. This movie teaches us that with hard-work and constant efforts, we can overcome all the difficulties in life and achieve what we desire for.
“You have to do the best with what God gave you.”
Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The story of Andy Dufresne, a banker who is wrongly sentenced to two consecutive life terms in Maine’s Shawshank prison for the murder of his wife and her lover. In the prison, Andy is regularly raped by three of his inmates and goes through the regular hardships of a prisoner. He keeps his hope alive and eventually manages to escape through the tunnel that he dug with his rock hammer over the past 19 years. The movie gives us a golden lesson that we must keep ourselves calm and composed even in the toughest situations of life because there is always light at the end of the tunnel.
“Get busy living or get busy dying.”
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
The movie depicts the story of a salesman who faces several failures, challenges, and hardships in life. He struggles hard to deal with the growing financial demands, his wife leaves him and he became homeless at one point. But he never gave up and keep moving towards his goal in the pursuit of his dreams. The one important lesson that this movie teaches us- Life will throw several problems and challenges in your way, you have the choice to either surrender to them or take things in your hand and work hard to achieve what you want in life and reach where you want to be.
“Don’t ever let somebody tell you, you can’t do something.”
The Bucket List (2007)
The Bucket List is the story of two ill men, Edward and Carter who meet each other in hospital after being diagnosed with lung cancer. Sharing the room at the hospital during their treatment, at first, they rub each other only to become good friends later. During the treatment, they learn that they only have a year left before they bid goodbye to this world. Turns out Carter has a bucket list that he wants to complete before he dies. Edward likes the idea and both of them embark on a trip to fulfill their bucket list. The movie shows us that life is unexpected and you never know what’s next, so find the joy in your life and bring joy to other people’s lives.
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.”
The Intouchables (2011)
The movie portrays the story of Phillipe, a millionaire who gets paralyzed down the neck in a paragliding accident. This accident changes his life forever and confined him to the wheelchair. In search of a caretaker, he meets Driss, a homeless man with a criminal record for robbery who applies for the job. Along with taking good care of Phillipe, Driss develops a friendship with him and help recover from the misery that arises from the disability as a result of the accident. Based on a true story, this movie sends the powerful message that disability is not the end of the life and it makes you believe in the power of love, life, and friendship.
“Don’t wait for things to get easier, simpler, better. Life will always be complicated. Learn to be happy right now. Otherwise, you’ll run out of time.”
If you believe that life has gone out of your hands and you need that extra dose of motivation to keep the spark alive within these movies will become your guiding light. Just go to Netflix and enjoy them while learning the important lessons of life.