5 Hollywood Movies That Will Inspire You To Never Give Up
Movies have been a source of entertainment for many generations. They make us laugh, they make us cry, and sometimes we even cheer when the underdog takes on an extraordinary goal despite all adversities and difficulties! We can relate to them because some time in our lives, we’ve felt that way too – dealing with neck-to-neck competition in the modern era is tough; so often, it feels like giving up would be easier than trying anymore. But movies these days are inspirational as well: watching one gives you perspective about your life and makes you look inside yourself where there’s always hope to wait just around every corner if only someone reaches out their hand… So here’s a list celebrating those films which not only entertain but inspire us.
1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption is a story about Andy Dufresne, who spent 19 years in prison. The film shows the bonds of friendship and perseverance that can be made during one’s time inside such a place and its insight on how inmates live their lives at Shawshank. It does not end just with innocent Andy escaping but also his friend Red redeeming, making it an inspiring tale of hope, faith, and bonding between friends.
2. Rocky (1976)
Rocky Balboa is a man who has been through more than his share of struggles and still manages to come out on top. He learns from the difficulties that he faces in life, but at times it’s not easy as Rocky loses some close friends along the way. But this only motivates him even further because there are those people – like Adrian (his best friend) or Paulie-Paulie (a neighborhood boy), for example – who know how much strength lies within him just waiting to be tapped into if you’re willing to step up and take your chances against any opponent no matter what their skill set may entail.
3. 127 Hours (2010)
What if you were asked to choose between amputating your hand and death? That’s the decision Aron Ralson had to make in 127 Hours. The five days in the life of this lone trekker being trapped and his miraculous return to civilization is a story of survival. This film not only inspires us but makes us grateful for something we all take for granted – life.
4. Into The Wild (2007)
The unconventional world of Christopher McCandless is explored in the novel Into The Wild. Choosing to abandon his successful career as an athlete, he decides to give away all his possessions and embark on a journey through the Alaskan wilderness. This inspiring story about choosing alternate life paths will have readers reflecting on their own careers– making this book not only engaging but also profound for most modern-day individuals who are struggling with different ideas of success today
5. Schindler’s List (1993)
The story of the movie Schindler’s List is inspiring, bringing out humanity when business was war. Oskar Schlinder managed to save many innocent Jews using his factory as cover for their safety even though it meant he would have less protection from Nazi soldiers and officials. The plot of this film showcases both sides: victims who were saved by people like Schlinder and those turned into monsters through violence and greed while still allowing moments that bring humor or joy amidst all hardship portrayed on screen.
6. It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
George Bailey’s story leaves us wanting to be a better person and grateful for the people in our lives. When an angel comes down as an answer to George Bailey’s prayer, wishing he wasn’t born, George begins seeing how his life impacts those around him, especially during the Christmas season. It’s A Wonderful Life is a truly captivating film with simple yet powerful plot lines leaving you feeling inspired by it all.”
7. Freedom Writers (2007)
This movie is the perfect way to motivate struggling teachers and students. The film follows a teacher who often has discouraged, “unable” learners in her class that she teaches with creativity and compassion for them as people rather than just pupils. This story will inspire anyone to feel like they’re unable to do anything great!
The inspirational true-life tale of Erin Gruwell faced with teaching at-risk teenagers deemed incapable learners is a must-watch!
8. Amelie (2001)
Amelie is the film, capturing the exquisite charm and mystery of modern-day Paris through ingenue eyes. The way Amelie imagines other people’s lives around her, as well as creating a world of her own, making for them to live in, creates an inspiring tale that will leave you with joy imaginatively captured on screen.
9. The World’s Fastest Indian (2005)
Burt Munro was a man who never gave up on his dreams of doing something big, and when he finally did, it helped him set the land speed record at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats. The true story of Burt is about how his 1920 Indian motorcycle made its way to America from New Zealand without any motor work or changes just so that he could race in the 1967 world-record setting event.
10. Forrest Gump (1994)
Forrest Gump is known for many feats, such as being a college football star, fighting in the Vietnam war, and captaining a shrimp boat. Growing up under his mother’s care, Forrest never considered himself disadvantaged because he was so naive. He tried to make people around him happy with whatever small ways he could by trying to cheer them on or bringing over some food, but when Jenny comes back into town, it makes him feel like something more needs to be done about her even if doesn’t know how exactly what that would entail yet. In this story, we can see innocence and love coming through, which just makes us grateful for all of the simple joys life has given us, whether they are big or small!