3. Mr. Holland’s Opus

This is one of my favorite inspirational movies, partly because I was a huge band geek and had a band teacher just as awesome as Mr. Holland (RIP, T!). This film proves that you should never give up on your dream, and that you might have talents in areas you never expected. Mr. Holland feared he was destined to simply be β€œjust another teacher,” but his work through the years proved how deeply great teachers resonate with their students.