12 Inspirational And Motivational Movies Every Student Must Watch
- February 2, 2017
- Posted by: J P Chouhan
- Category: Motivation
The students need frequent motivation to achieve their goals. We can inspire them through stories of great men. Nowadays there are more effective and easy ways to motivate them. Inspirational movies!
It is not difficult to screen a movie today. We have smart classrooms with projectors or screens. So select some good inspirational educational movies for the students. Choose classical movies which will make them refreshed and make them realize the value of hard work and proper education. Here are some movies that all students must watch.
1. Good Will Hunting (1997)
Good Will Hunting boasts an illustrious cast including Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Stellan Skarsgard. This American film was written by Affleck and Matt Damon while it was helmed by Gus Van Sant. Matt Damon played the title role of a 20-year old young man. The hero is gifted with high potential in mathematics and chemistry but doesn’t realize what his potential can offer. The film will inspire the students to discover hidden talents they have.
2. The Great Debaters(2007)
Starring Denzel Washington, The Great Debaters is an American movie released in 2007. It was directed by Denzel Washington himself and its producer was Oprah Winfrey. It is based on an article written about the Wiley College debate team. Thinking of teaching or training others? This movie is the dramatic retelling of the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor who inspired his students to challenge Harvard at the debating championships. This is a heart-warming tale to lift the study spirits of the students, especially if they have been inspired at some point by a wonderful teacher who saw their potential.
3. Lean on Me (1989)
Do you need a second chance at study or your career? Based on a true story, Lean on Me is a dramatized biographical film written by Michael Schiffer and stars Morgan Freeman. An unorthodox teacher returns to the idyllic high school from which he had been fired as the principal, only to find it devoid of the success it used to be. Directed by John G. Avildsen, this movie will help build you up and get you through that pile of study!. There’s nothing like a true story to really lift your spirits.
4. The Paper Chase (1973)
Directed by James Bridges, The Paper Chase is a film starring Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, and John Houseman. Sometimes study does not come easily – often we need to learn to “set the mode”. The Paper Chase focuses on the hardworking and studious James T. Hart who faces many challenges during his first year at Harvard. The movie is the perfect one for anyone struggling and finding it difficult to keep the motivation alive.
5. 21 (2008)
21 is a 2008 American movie directed by Robert Luketic and stars Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey. The film is inspired by the true story of the MIT Blackjack Team as told in Bringing Down the House, the best-selling book by Ben Mezrich.There is a typical situation: a talented student entered Harvard University, but he has to demonstrate his unique experience no other students have in order to get a scholarship. Taking into account the fact that last year this scholarship was won by a student from Korea who had no leg, this task appears to be not easy at all. But the student is lucky to meet a math teacher who has noticed his talent to count and offered an unusual deal to him…
6. The Pursuit of Happyness
Directed by Gabriele Muccino, The Pursuit of Happyness is the startling real-life story of Chris Gardner. The power of hard work helped him reach greater heights. He expanded his career from medical equipment salesman to financial hotshot, only with pure dedication and hard work. Chris’ story makes it clear that no matter what the circumstances be, never give up.
7. Freedom Writers
Freedom Writers directed by Richard LaGravenese is a perfect motivational study movie. The movie is perfect for students with learning disabilities during early life. The movie revolves around a dedicated young teacher who inspires her ‘ghetto’ class to pursue their dreams with education.
8. Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society written by Tom Schulman is the experience of a shy teenager forced to live a life to fulfill the expectations set by his parents. He is admitted into a strict school for the same. The movie is the perfect pick for students who want to know why they should learn.
9. The Blind Side
The Blind Side is based on the true story of Michael Oher. The protagonist is taken by a caring family and is provided all the opportunities he has been dreaming about. The story is about love, kindness, and hope. It is every inch motivating. It is written and directed by John Lee Hancock based on a book by Michael Lewis named The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game.
Rudy is a not a conventional movie that inspires children to learn but to play. Yes! You heard it right. It proves that sports, health, and fitness are as important as books. Rudy is the story of a “no-hoper” desperate of playing football at Notre Dame University in the US. No one believed in his abilities as he was only half the size of the other players, with a poor athletic ability and low grades. But he manages to prove them all wrong with his determination and hard work.
11. Stand and Deliver
Stand and Deliver is based on the true story of a high school math teacher Jaime Escalante. He was an idealistic mathematic teacher. Away from the conventional teaching style, he managed to encourage his “no-hoper” students to study. Stand and Deliver is the story of Jaime Escalante. The movie offers inspiration especially for anyone studying an accounting or finance course.
12. Legally Blonde
An American comedy film Legally Blonde is the story about rising from the insecurities and doing well in life. The story revolves around Elle Wood, who manages to get admission into one of the most prestigious colleges. The movie depicts the fact that hard work eventually pays off. The movie shows that sometimes you have got more potential than you think you have.