Movies that make you feel grateful, motivated and content

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Last night I watched "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas". Fair to say I was really sad (and I'll admit it.... teary) throughout the movie. The movie really made me appreciate the life I have and also, the period of time in which I am living. I feel so happy that I can lead the life I want with, essentially, nothing stopping me.

What are some movies that you feel make you feel grateful, content, motivated.

Some of my favorites are:

Freedom Writers
Atonement
Slumdog Millionaire
A Walk to Remember
Crash
Precious
Good Will Hunting
Life is Beautiful
The Blind Side
.... and of course;
Forest Gump
The Green Mike
The Shawshank Redemption
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  • Profile picture of the author eguinan
    The Pursuit of Happyness
    The Secret
    Working Girl
    The Boiler Room
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    • Profile picture of the author Gary Joseph
      Originally Posted by eguinan View Post

      The Pursuit of Happyness
      The Secret
      Working Girl
      The Boiler Room
      I've never seen Working Girl or the Boiler Room..... right... you've added them to my "to watch" list.
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      • Profile picture of the author eguinan
        They are both old, but have been motivating for me. Both have a lot to do with sales. I have worked on sales floors that encouraged people to watch The Boiler Room. I would leave my favorite quote, but I might offend someone.
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        • Profile picture of the author Gary Joseph
          Originally Posted by eguinan View Post

          They are both old, but have been motivating for me. Both have a lot to do with sales. I have worked on sales floors that encouraged people to watch The Boiler Room. I would leave my favorite quote, but I might offend someone.
          I've just come back from the video store and got Boiler Room. I'll watch it this week and let you know what I think!

          Thanks so much!
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    blues brothers

    grateful - i have better dress sense

    content - go to sleep listening to music

    motivated - faster faster faster
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  • Profile picture of the author maestro_mr
    Add some movies I remembered
    - facing the giants
    - peaceful warrior
    - the miracle worker
    - to save a life

    I should watch some movies above that I haven't watched yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Evocess
    These are the movies that makes me motivated:
    3 Idiots
    Facing the Giants
    300
    Coach Carter
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    • Profile picture of the author Fahmzie
      Originally Posted by Evocess View Post

      These are the movies that makes me motivated:
      3 Idiots
      Facing the Giants
      300
      Coach Carter
      I feel pumped everytime i watch 3idiots
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  • Profile picture of the author Exel
    Good recommendations, of the top of my head I'd like to add:

    - Seven Pounds
    - Gran Torino
    - Warrior
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  • Profile picture of the author luane
    You are right....Will Smith always inspires me. If you Google him on Youtube, you can get inspired by the stories of how his father treated him and taught him how to work harder than anyone...

    Also, Facing the Giants is an awesome movie about not giving up and "preparing for the rain" in faith when you can't see it, but you believe it anyway.

    Kristie from Georgia
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  • Profile picture of the author antac
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    It's a good point. here are some name.

    Bollywood movie,
    FALTU
    The social network
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    • Profile picture of the author Gary Joseph
      Originally Posted by antac View Post

      The social network
      Man... I love that movie!! Definitely tickles the entrepreneurial drive!!
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  • Profile picture of the author katierosenthal
    good share
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  • Rocky Balboa
    American Gangster
    Scarface
    The Count of Monte Cristo
    Casino Royale

    Yes, for some reason, these movies get me motivated!
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  • Profile picture of the author nmb
    Wall Street and the famous quote :-

    "When a Man Stares Into the Abyss and sees nothing but darkness, this is the time that he finds his character. And it is his character, that keeps him from falling into the abyss."

    This is a quote hanging on my office wall - it has been an inspiration to me.
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    • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
      I like to watch Second Hand Lions.

      It's a happy feelgood movie that also brings home the power of believing, creativity and thinking outside the box.

      Terra
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  • Profile picture of the author bmokranus
    forest gump is my best one
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  • Rocky and 3 Idiots.
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  • Profile picture of the author opportunist86
    Judging that you like motivational type movies, how could you forget
    A beautiful mind
    The aviator
    Into the wild
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  • Profile picture of the author opportunist86
    Judging that you like motivational type movies, how could you forget
    A beautiful mind
    The aviator
    Into the wild
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  • Profile picture of the author TamilYoung
    "Modern Times", by Chaplin is one which I love always for the great theme he has with a real life touch! Must watch movie! And this is the only movie (other than "The Great Dictator", another big one by Chaplin.) where we can hear Chaplin's voice (singing a song).
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    My top five movies would be:

    -Life is Beautiful
    -3 Idiots
    -I Am Sam
    -Pursuit of Happiness
    -Pay it Forward
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  • Profile picture of the author richardthomas
    thanks for the share...
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  • Profile picture of the author DemiWallis
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    Hei guys! thanks for sharing these great movies. There are some that I have never seen befor, but I will try to make time to watch them.

    I also have some movies that impressed me and maybe you will also like them:

    - Cruel Intentions
    - Gattaca (a very good movie with Jude Law, Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke)
    - Artificial Intelligence
    - The Ultimate Gift
    - Legends of the Fall
    - Love in the time of cholera (it is made after the book you the same name written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
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  • Profile picture of the author MSC
    Man on Wire
    Sunshine
    Man on the moon
    Fighter
    Warrior
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  • Profile picture of the author noahamsterdam
    A few of these I haven't seen. Thanks for the reviews.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pilotben
    Even though I don't understand American football...
    Facing the Giants
    The Blind Side,
    Rudy
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  • Profile picture of the author MakeMoneyKid
    Up - life is an adventure, enjoy every moment
    Click! - don't skip any moment
    Hearty Paws <b>(MUST WATCH)</b> - Power of Forgiveness
    Pursuit of Happyness - don't lose hope ; patience perseverance
    KungFU Panda - You're INCREDIBLE!
    Brother Bear (another must watch) - power of love
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    Money! Money! Money!
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  • Profile picture of the author sabinavarga
    Aside from a few that have already been mentioned.. These movies make me feel either grateful, or motivated, or both. They all make me appreciate life more, that's for sure.

    American Beauty
    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    The Intouchables
    127 Hours
    August Rush

    And some amazing documentaries:

    Young At Heart
    Touching the Void
    Dear Zachary
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  • Profile picture of the author lolaward
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    The blind side - a great movie inspired by a true story.
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  • Profile picture of the author opportunist86
    A beautiful mind
    Into the wild
    300
    Pursuit of happiness
    Forest gump
    Aviator
    The secret
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  • Profile picture of the author sophiadixon
    The movie that motivates me whenever I feel down is The Untouchables. I recomand this movie if you want to witnes a beautiful slice of life that motivates you to move forward - this movie is insipred by a true life story. Hope you will see it and enjoy it like I do!
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  • "Brother Sun Sister Moon" (1972 - Franco Zeffirelli)

    This one will make you feel very alive and grateful to be.

    LLS
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    • Profile picture of the author JacSavage
      WIZARD OF SPEED AND TIME - look for it on you tube or VHS.

      The short segments such as THE WIZARDS RUN are packed full of positive subliminals.

      I remember when I first saw it- looking for a kids movie plus I always love super hero flicks, so WOSAT seemed like a good bet from the video store.

      LOVED it and felt SO GOOD after seeing it.

      Bought the VHS and found myself watching it over and over- for no apparent reason!

      The FEEL GOOD and YOU CAN ACHIEVE ANYTHING subliminal's must work!
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    • Profile picture of the author JacSavage
      WIZARD OF SPEED AND TIME - look for it on you tube or VHS.

      The short segments such as THE WIZARDS RUN are packed full of positive subliminals.

      I remember when I first saw it- looking for a kids movie plus I always love super hero flicks, so WOSAT seemed like a good bet from the video store.

      LOVED it and felt SO GOOD after seeing it.

      Bought the VHS and found myself watching it over and over- for no apparent reason!

      The FEEL GOOD and YOU CAN ACHIEVE ANYTHING subliminal's must work!
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  • Profile picture of the author he_august
    a quote i remember inside Into The Wild movie - "Happiness Only Real When Shared"

    Great movies and motivating.... a lot can be learn watching this movie...
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  • - 3 idiots
    - shawshank redemption
    - gattaca

    they all inspire me and make me feel guilty everytime I feel like I'm not doing my best
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  • Profile picture of the author horizon206
    Originally Posted by Gary Joseph View Post

    Last night I watched "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas". Fair to say I was really sad (and I'll admit it.... teary) throughout the movie. The movie really made me appreciate the life I have and also, the period of time in which I am living. I feel so happy that I can lead the life I want with, essentially, nothing stopping me.

    What are some movies that you feel make you feel grateful, content, motivated.

    Some of my favorites are:

    Freedom Writers
    Atonement
    Slumdog Millionaire
    A Walk to Remember
    Crash
    Precious
    Good Will Hunting
    Life is Beautiful
    The Blind Side
    .... and of course;
    Forest Gump
    The Green Mike
    The Shawshank Redemption
    I have to say that Shawshank Redemption is great. It lets you root for the underdogs and that is a powerful thing.
    If you liked Shawshank Redemption I thin you will also like Sling Blade.
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    Rudy and SeaBiscuit
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