If you want to get motivated to work hard for your goals you should definitely watch our picks for the best motivational movies.

From sport to business you will get the movies that motivate and inspire you to work for your dreams.


10. Eddie the Eagle (2015)

Top 10 Motivational Movies 2Eddie the Eagle is a 2016 biographical sports comedy-drama film directed by Dexter Fletcher and stars Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Iris Berben and Jim Broadbent. Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael Edwards, a British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself. With the help of a rebellious coach, Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by performing an improbable and historic feat at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.

Comedy, Drama | Director: Dexter Fletcher

Buy Eddie the Eagle on Amazon: https://amzn.to/37FUdaF


9. Rudy (1993)

Top 10 Motivational Movies 3Rudy is a 1993 biographical sports film directed by David Anspaugh and stars Sean Astin, Ned Beatty, Jason Miller and Charles S. Dutton. It tells the story of Daniel Ruettiger who harbored dreams of playing football at the University of Notre Dame despite significant obstacles. His grades were a too low and he was only half the size of the other players. But he is determined to overcome the odds and has set his sights upon joining the team.

Biography, Sports | Director: David Anspaugh

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8. Pay It Forward (2000)

Top 10 Motivational Movies 4Pay It Forward is a 2000 drama film directed by Mimi Leder and stars Kevin Spacey, Haley Joel Osment, Helen Hunt and Jay Mohr. Young Trevor McKinney, troubled by his mother’s alcoholism and fears of his abusive but absent father, is caught up by an intriguing assignment from his teacher, Mr. Simonet. For the assignment Trevor launches of a goodwill movement known as “pay it forward” which brings a revolution not only in the live of himself, but in those of a growing circle of people completely unknown to him.

Drama | Director: Mimi Leder

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7. The Blind Side (2009)

Top 10 Motivational Movies 5The Blind Side is a 2009 biographical sports drama film written and directed by John Lee Hancock and stars Sandra Bullock, Quinton Aaron, Tim McGraw, Jae Head and Lily Collins. The movie is based on the true story of Leigh Anne Tuohy and Sean Tuohy who take in a homeless teenage African-American, Michael Oher. They provide him with a loving home he never experiencend before and when he expresses an interest in football, she goes all out to help him.

Drama, Sports, Biography| Director: John Lee Hancock

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6. Rocky (1976)

Top 10 Motivational Movies 6Rocky is a 1976 sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and is written by and starring Sylvester Stallone. It tells the rags to riches story of Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer from Philadelphia, working as a debt collector for a loan shark. When heavyweight champion Apollo Creed visits Philadelphia, his managers set up an exhibition match between Creed and Rocky, touting the fight as a chance for a “nobody” to become a “somebody”. The film also stars Talia Shire, Burt Young, Burgess Meredith and Carl Weathers.

Drama, Sports | Director: John G. Avildsen

Buy Rocky on Amazon: https://amzn.to/37I3w9T


5. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Top 10 Motivational Movies 7It’s a Wonderful Life is a 1946 Christmas fantasy drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra and starring James Stewart, Henry Travers and Donna Reed. The story follows George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams to help others. When a financial disaster on Christmas Eve lets George think about suicide an angel comes along and shows him how different life in his community would be if he had never been born. The movie has been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made.

Fantasy, Drama | Director: Frank Capra

Buy It’s A Wonderful Life on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2EpQhgY


4. Good Will Hunting (1997)

Top 10 Motivational Movies 8Good Will Hunting is a 1997 drama film directed by Gus Van Sant and stars Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver and Stellan Skarsgård. Will Hunting is a genius who’s living a rough life in South Boston. When Will is almost sent to jail, a professor at MIT decides to bail him out under the condition that he works with him for math every week and that he visits the therapist, Sean Maguire. With the help of Sean, Will begins to realize that there’s more to himself then he thinks there is.

Drama | Director: Gus Van Sant

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3. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Top 10 Motivational Movies 9The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont and based on the 1982 Stephen King novella, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. The movie is the highest-rated film on IMDB and follows the story of a banker, who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murders of his partner and her lover despite his claims of innocence. Starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman and Bob Gunton, the movie is definitely a must watch!

Drama | Director: Frank Darabont

Buy The Shawshank on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2qJOGj0


2. Forrest Gump (1994)

Forrest Gump is a 1994 comedy-drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson and Sally Field. The story follows Forrest Gump, a slow-witted but kind-hearted man from Alabama who witnesses and unwittingly influences several defining historical events in the 20th century United States. The movie won six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor for Tom Hanks and was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

Drama, Comedy | Director: Robert Zemeckis

Buy Forrest Gump on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2tRPP9T

1. The Pursuit Of Happyness (2006)

Top 10 Motivational Movies 10The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 autobiographical drama film directed by Gabriele Muccino and stars Will Smith, Thandie Newton and Jaden Smith. The movie is based on entrepreneur Chris Gardner’s nearly one-year struggle being homeless. In 1981, in San Francisco, he invested the family savings in bone-density scanners but struggles to sale the products. Forced to live out in the streets with his son, Gardner continues to sell the scanners while concurrently taking on an unpaid internship as a stockbroker, with slim chances for advancement to a paid position.

Drama, Biography | Director: Gabriele Muccino

Buy The Pursuit of Happyness on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2vA804l



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