Do you have a favorite movie that inspires you?

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I know there are many movie out there that are motivating and inspirational.

This morning I just watched a dvd called "Four Minutes" which is based on the true story of Roger Bannister who broke the four minute barrier in running. I read about him in several self-improvement books.

This movie was quite amazing and I highly recommend it.

Anybody else have any good movies they like? The focus should be about inspiration and motivation.

Have a great day!

-michael
#favorite #inspires #movie
  • Profile picture of the author Juris
    Just watched the movie "The Blind Side"
    Really left me thinking about my life and for what I should be grateful for.
    It was really a touching movie. I must say one of the best I have seen in a while (except iron man, but that's different )

    But how long can movie keep motivation/inspiration in you, really? It's not permanent... I don't remember where I read this, but it goes something like this: "motivation does not last long, neither does bathing."

    I'm kind of trying to solve what makes me tick in terms of motivation and drive, because I know knowledge is not the problem, ideas are not the problem (got a few good ones I think) but it's taking action --->>> MINDSET. Gonna get that right and I truly believe that everything else will just work like BOOM <-- like that :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author scattermouse
    Juris, I think you're right.

    I've lost count of the number of times that someone told me a quote/film/song/whatever has inspired them, and their whole life is going to change.

    A week later, nothing's changed! If only it was that easy to change your whole outlook on life...

    Having said that, movies are great for short term inspiration and motivation. My personal favourite is Cool Hand Luke. I must have seen this film 30 times at least, and that attitude of his never fails to inspire me. RIP Paul Newman.

    Warning - contains violence.

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  • Profile picture of the author Chucks Ihebuzor
    Hey Michael

    Always wonderful to be inspired . (noted Four Minutes)

    Seen this ? search in youtube :

    Be Great, Powerful Beyond Measure (Best Inspirational Video Ever)[The Original]

    (contains violence)

    To your success,
    Chucks
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Wilson
    Juris,

    There's only one thing that will get you to take action. You need a goal, a reason to do what you need to do.

    Once you have this, everything else will follow.

    This goal must be compelling, something that you absolutely have to do.

    You can watch all the motivational movies ever made, read the most inspiring books ever written, but without that reason, without that compelling goal, nothing will happen and 5 years from now you'll still be wondering "why don't I do something about my situation".

    Juris, take some time, think about that goal and take action.

    Hope this helps,

    Paul.
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    • As far as movies that inspires me - I like Tylor Perry's Movies. I also like "the omega code".

      There are more - but I can't think of the rest because of my love for horror movies. Overall, I don't watch too many movies or tv for that matter.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Rickfold
    Check out Peaceful Warrior
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  • Profile picture of the author sallycev
    One of my all time favorites is "When Harry Met Sally". I must have seen this a hundred times! I can recite the scenes, and can even act out the diner scene where Rob Reiner's mom says "I'll have what she's having".

    I believe in "Laugh Therapy". In the face of much adversity I have to say I never lose my sense of humor.

    Another movie that I felt was inspirational was "The Ultimate Gift".

    There are many more but those two came to mind for now.

    Have a sensational day everyone!
    Sally
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    Million Dollar Baby
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    • Profile picture of the author cbreceipt
      Originally Posted by Darni View Post

      Million Dollar Baby
      Agreed. I would add Cinderella Man with Russel Crowe.
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  • Profile picture of the author iNDESiGN
    "Catch me if you can" starring Leonardo DiCaprio. It's about the first check fraud scheme in the US and then all over the world.
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  • Scarface, the Al Pacino version. While I don't advocate illegal activity. Tony Montana certainly gets an A for determination. I also like Catch me if you can, as indesign mentioned.

    If we all performed our duties (whatever they may be) with the same passion and doggedness, we'd be millionaires. I guess we can learn a lot about tenacity from criminals.
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    • Profile picture of the author All Night Cafe
      Caddy Shack

      One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

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  • Profile picture of the author styla786
    "Blood Diamond" inspired me to have an ethical crisis. I have put my diamonds into a bank safe-deposit box until I figure out the best thing to do with them. I can't bring myself to condone the methods of harvesting by wearing the stones. I can't enjoy something that someone else may have suffered needlessly for. It's the same reason that I don't eat "regular" chocolate anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Brigante
    Since we are warriors, I like "Seven Samourai". It's a true masterpiece.
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    It would be Invictus for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Weston
    Richgrad I have seen this video before and found it truly inspiring. Another movie I found to be inspiring is "Good Will Hunting" its the kind of movie that can really just make you think in a different way about how some one can be "destined" for one thing but completely want something else no matter how unorthodox.
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    • Profile picture of the author Leisfein
      Not inspirational but a few movies that left something with me.

      Into the wild. Prob is my fav movie ever, maybe because I have introvert tendancies too but this is a great movie.

      Point break. Just watched this again lately. Don't like violence in movies and there are some bank robberies in this etc.. but it works. It still has something.

      The notebook. Romantic movie that has a magic to it.

      Out of africa.Just watched this for first time tonight. Slow moving tale of love in africa. Some amazing scenery etc.. and am glad I watched it.
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  • These movies have somehow changed my life

    Movie - Info
    Hotel Ruanda Hotel Rwanda (2004)
    Braveheart Braveheart (1995)
    Alice in Wonderland Alice in Wonderland (2010)
    Gladiator Gladiator (2000)

    Somehow these gives me inspiration and motivation to go forward
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    • Profile picture of the author ShaunJohnson
      The pursuit of happyness

      (yes spelt with a y!)

      Seriously if you want inspiration watch this movie - based on a true story and really motivates you
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  • Profile picture of the author stealth_warrior
    a movie : "Fire Fighter" is a good movie, especially for couples.

    seven pounds also a good movie
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  • Profile picture of the author tomjunction
    Yes i have seen couple of such movies like
    Persuit of happyness
    Seven
    Changelling

    They all are very inspirational..

    I love watching such kind of movies.
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  • Profile picture of the author itj
    well, Slumdog Millionaire (2008) is very inspirational Movie for me..
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  • Profile picture of the author brentbraceros
    I love The BigFish, an old one but really inspiring.
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  • Profile picture of the author DamianK
    Braveheart, Into The Wild, and Ink, which is an unknown indie, but amazing.
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  • Profile picture of the author aj50
    My all time fave is As Good As It Gets had it all laughter embarassment and sadness but in the end everyone triumph over their adversity
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  • Profile picture of the author MCDavies
    I haven't been here for a while. Glad I stopped by.

    I think I'll check out "Peaceful Warrior" movie.

    A few that comes to mind:

    "World's Fastest Indian" with Anthony Hopkins
    "Breaking Away" a real classic
    "Man on Wire" it's about the tightrope walker on the World Trade Building
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  • Profile picture of the author PeterDunin
    A room for Romeo Brass,

    This is England,

    One flew over the cuckoo's nest.
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  • Profile picture of the author gogo383
    - Pursuit of Happiness
    - Gladiator
    - Last samurai
    - Forrest Gump
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  • Profile picture of the author Katharin
    Originally Posted by MCDavies View Post

    Anybody else have any good movies they like? The focus should be about inspiration and motivation.
    I've sat here for a while now trying to think of an inspiring movie I've seen and I just can't come up with any. Not much of a movie person. BUT there are dozens of books that tend to inspire me and have the same result that a movie would have.
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    • Profile picture of the author imMindset
      There's many that inspire me, but here's a few that have had a great impact on me:

      Pursuit of Happyness
      Shawshank Redemption
      Rudy
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  • Profile picture of the author chuwie25
    yup..the movie a walk to remember...
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  • Profile picture of the author cainsproducts
    In to the wild I found really inspiring, such an awesome film also
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  • Profile picture of the author lenfoster
    There are lots of movies I've found inspirational but Million Dollar Baby was great for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author kleo
      Pursuit Of Happyness

      Rudy

      Blind Side

      From Homeless To Harvard (Liz Murray story)
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