Here is a quick list of inspirational moves you can watch over and over again 🙂
What do you think of this list? What is your favorite inspirational movie…..should we add any to this list?
Rocky – any of them 🙂
Well this movie is probably one of the most well known on the list….
A little guy fighting something bigger than himself….training hard…..never giving up. Well this movie has it all, and is so loved they made many many more.
Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
Which is your favorite rocky move or moment?
Have you ever ran up stairs and celebrated like he did, I know I have..
Field of Dreams
There is sure to be quite a few sport movies on this list….
This is a film about dreaming and rebuilding the past for those that come.
When Iowa farmer Ray (Kevin Costner) hears a mysterious voice one night in his cornfield saying “If you build it, he will come,” he feels the need to act. Despite taunts of lunacy.
At a moment when Ray is selfish because he hasn’t been invited to play ball with the other ghosts from the past, he is told that you shouldn’t expect rewards for helping others and this is why the film lasts.
It’s about being selfless in a time when so many others are selfish and it is about making amends for the past while not hurting those with you now. An emotional film with great performances all round.
Ok this one is about a pig, but come on. Cute talking barnyard animals aside., this is a story about a pig who has talent being well….a dog. He finds success as an underdog in life.
Babe is an orphaned piglet who is all alone before Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell) brings him home and is adopted by Fly the sheepdog who lets him call her ‘Mom’. After Babe escapes being Christmas dinner he soon finds a talent for sheep-herding by, well, being polite to the sheep and asking them to move.
Eventually, through trials and tribulations, peaks and troughs and discrimination aplenty, Babe enters the local sheep-herding completion and, thanks to those that didn’t believe in him finally helping, wins before ending on Farmer Hoggett’s emotional mantra, ‘That’ll do pig. That’ll do’.
It’s A Wonderful Life
A classic that is still watched today. We could probably put more Jimmy Stewart movies on here.
The film is heart-breaking and uplifting and James Stewart was never better as George.
The final moments, as the town rallies to George’s aid are as uplifting as cinema gets as Harry toasts George as ‘the richest man in town’ and the friends and family come together at Christmas time.
Of course, one need only end this list with Clarence’s dedication to George,‘Remember, no man is a failure who has friends’.
Thank you Clarence, and thank you George.
The Pursuit of Happyness
A father fighting against all odds to provide better for his son.
This is a story that is lived daily by millions of people all over the world.
True story of a once-homeless single father, Christopher Gardner, who raised himself out of poverty and became a successful stock broker.
Life is a struggle for single father Chris Gardner (Will Smith). Evicted from their apartment, he and his young son (Jaden Christopher Syre Smith) find themselves alone with no place to go. Even though Chris eventually lands a job as an intern at a prestigious brokerage firm, the position pays no money.
The pair must live in shelters and endure many hardships, but Chris refuses to give in to despair as he struggles to create a better life for himself and his son.
The best part of this movie is 1 thing……
No matter what you are going thru at least you aren’t stranded on an island with nothing for 5 years
Obsessively punctual FedEx executive Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) is en route to an assignment in Malaysia when his plane crashes over the Pacific Ocean during a storm. The sole survivor of the flight, Chuck washes ashore on a deserted island.
When his efforts to sail away and contact help fail, Chuck learns how to survive on the island, where he remains for years, accompanied by only his handmade volleyball friend, Wilson.
Will Chuck ever return to civilization and reunite with his loved ones?