Films can definitely be powerful at tapping into human sensations, so it's no surprise they can be very inspiring. Told well, a simple story of humanity triumphing over harsh indifference will speak to all of us, and maybe even making a difference to our lives. Here's five movies that are not only inspiring but really good movies.
Like A Christmas Carol in reverse. It's a Wonderful Life probe into a kind of magical realism to show suicidal family man George Bailey (James Stewart) just how much better off his community is thanks to his kindness. It's one of the most inspiring stories & a film for all ages on a freezing Christmas night.
Unfairly jailed for the murder of his wife, Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) spends decades in a brutal prison. Determined to keep hope and his honor, Andy does what he can to improve conditions whilst plotting a bold plan to escape. The Shawshank Redemption is one of the greatest films ever been made.
The very definition of charm both the film & the character, Amelie ( Audrey Tautou) is a waitress to many unconventional customers at a Montmartre cafe. Though unlucky in love, her imagination is matched only by her kindness to others.
When the Joad family lose their ranch during the Great Depression, they travel to California in search of work. The injustices Tom (Henry Fonda) witnesses on the journey encourage him to fight for social reform. The Grapes of Wrath is one of John Ford triumphant films and featuring an award-winning performance by Jane Darwell & world class acting by Henry Fonda.
Encouraged by their English teacher to seize the day, two shy and awkward students start to come out of their shells. For some audiences or critics, Dead Poets Society probably plays a lot the emotions & sensitivity card. Nevertheless, the movie is without a doubt effective in motivating and inspiring anyone.