Inspirational Movies are extremely popular. When trying to narrow down truly inspirational movies there are of course hundreds to choose from. Most are down to personal choice: what a movie says to one person may be completely missed by another. The criterion usually involves having heart-felt moments, life-changing and thought-provoking scenes and the positive ability to make people question their own lives. This list has picked a few of the most popular/obvious ones and has thrown in a few unconventional ones. Popularity does not necessarily mean inspirational, and this post aims to explain why the following are 8 Truly Inspirational Movies.
Naturally this prison-based classic film makes the first slot. With moving acting from Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman and a storyline by Stephen King, this is a timeless story about a friendship between two prisoners in Shawshank Penitentiary. Its status as one of the most inspirational movies comes from its ability to make its audience think about the meaning of self-worth, and persevering through dire situations. The movie portrays some of its prisoners empathetically, demonstrating the fluidity between who is ‘good’ and ‘bad’. The morality and integrity of Robbins’s character Andy Dufresne creates a richly powerful impact on its audience, whilst they follow him surviving in a building that harbors immorality and crime.