20 Most Inspiring Movies Of All-Time

Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.

Shawshak Redemption
Columbia Pictures

We all love inspirational movies. They make us laugh. They make us cry. They make us cheer. Usually, we have to watch our underdog hero as they battle through adversity, through knockdown after knockdown until, eventually, they succeed. They can be painful to watch but, also, an inspirational film can touch you like no other can. Films of this ilk make us look inside ourselves and, often, many use these stories as inspirational tools themselves.

How many of those involved in sports say they watch a Rocky film the night before a big final? Quite a few. These films can also help us when we feel down because if these, often real, characters can achieve triumph over adversity, then why can'€™t we? There are many different genres of film on this list from sports to romance, children€™'s film to political dramas, Christmas films to prison flicks, but all tick that one box, they can inspire us.

If there€™'s some you'€™ve not seen on this list, check them out as soon as possible. Failing that, if there are ones you feel should be on the list, mention them below. Inspirational films are unstinting and brilliant in making us feel better about ourselves when all around you is difficult.

All together now, €˜it ain'€™t about how hard you hit, it€™'s about how you can get hit and keep moving forward. Keep moving forward!€™.

To that end, here are, with spoilers, the €™20 Most Inspiring Movies Of All Time€™...


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