Everyone needs inspiration from time to time. Whether you need it or not at this point, these inspiring films dish out some great lessons that will inspire you to live your best life.
1. 3 Idiots (2009)
Let’s start off this list with something light and fun. 3 Idiots is a popular Bollywood movie that will not only leave you feeling good. It will also make you think about pursuing your dreams, thinking outside the box, and taking on whatever it is that life throws at you — the good, the bad, and everything else in between. The story follows two friends who set out to find another college friend named Rancho. Their adventures and encounters as they traveled to find their friend make for some of the most memorable and inspiring lessons you can mine from this film.
2. October Sky (1999)
Chasing a dream is not an easy path to take. But doing it against your family’s wishes is probably one of the most difficult decisions to make in life. October Sky tells the story of Homer Hickam who dreams of becoming a rocket scientist instead of staying on course to a life expected of him. It is an inspiring movie about self-belief and having the courage to do what it takes to chase your dream.
3. Rocky (1976)
What if you have to fight for something knowing that the odds are stacked against you? Will you step up to the challenge? Rocky tells the story of boxer Rocky Balboa who gets a shot to fight the reigning heavyweight champion. There are many lessons you can learn from this film. And one of those that stand out is to fight hard for your dreams.
4. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
The Pursuit of Happyness is based on the true story of entrepreneur and single father Chris Gardner as he struggled with being homeless for a year while taking care of his young child. It is a deeply moving film about not giving up and doing whatever it takes to achieve your dreams.
5. Yes Man (2008)
What would you do if you are stuck in a seemingly endless cycle of self-defeating habits? For Carl Allen, going to a self-help seminar served as the catalyst for change he desperately needed. Yes Man is a movie that offers a glimpse into the power of saying “yes” to life.