Best inspirational movies – List of Top 15 motivational movies

Let me give you the backstory why i wrote this article on best inspirational movies.

Yesterday one  of my friend came to me and expressed that he wants to run his own business!

I was shocked, as I had  never seen any businessman quality in him. But, as everyone deserves a chance in their lifetime, he deserves it too. Therefore, I rather motivated him and asked the reason behind his sudden change in plan.

Best inspirational movies

To my amazement, the response was utterly shocking. He said he wanted to become an entrepreneur because he has watched a movie showcasing the struggle of an entrepreneur's life who then came as a successful entrepreneur, leader and mentor for many. 

Initially, his response seemed childish to me, but then I realized that what is wrong in here. At least he sought motivation, no matter if it was from a movie or a living legend.

And after a mouthful conversation with him, I motivated myself to write an article explaining Top inspirational Movies that are a must watch for all the people who are in struggling days of their entrepreneurship. 

I hope these movies bring a great level of motivation to you. 

Anything can inspire you;  besides, you are ready to get inspired

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If you are an entrepreneur facing tough times- These inspiring movies are just for you

Though I am suggesting you to watch these best inspirational movies for the sheer motivation, I literally do not want you to be hassled up finding the link of these movies. So, for your convenience, here I have given a list of movies compiled with their online links. 

Hope, you watch these movies and get motivated for the career, you have chosen for you. 

Best inspirational movies - List of Top 15 motivational movies in Hollywood

#1. NightCrawler (2004) - One of the best movies for entrepreneurs

This movie really inspired me because it showcased the story of a man who could not find a job, but as he had a great vision, he made a job out of an opportunity.

This man, a jobless adult, wintenesses a crime been happening and decides to become a crime reporter. Despite a lot of failures and negativity, he keeps his persuaion working and decides his own job. 

The lead role played by Jake Gyllenhaal is beyond explanation and his acting keeps you engaged. 

In fact, the last line of the Movie inspires you!

It says,"​ I will never ask you to do anything that I wouldn't do myself!"


#2. Moneyball (2011)

This is one of the awesome movies of Brad Pitt (playing Billy Beane) who is a general manager of Oakland Athletics. 

The story of the movie is all about an underdog team, which kept on losing a lot of money, ultimately loosing the big players team to other teams. 

Now, it becomes the responsibility of Billy Beane to make that team stand strong and win the comming matches. 

This movie depicts entreprenural aspects shown in Billy that makes him a siuccessful by making his team a winner of all the time. 

The line from movie that inspires us is. "when your money is making mistake, do not interruot in."


#3. Social Network (2010)

This is the story of Mark Zuckerberg and his organization – Facebook.

The social network’s storylineOne guy finds Internet and social media interesting and starts a small start-up named Facebook. He goes through his own range of trials and sacrifices to convert the company to the biggest social media platform ever.

This movie highlights that if you have a dream, you can convert it into reality using passion, determination and hard work.

This is a fairy tale for young entrepreneurs who have started something on Social Media.

This movie was released in 2010 and starred Jesse Eisenberg.

Concluding dialogue of the movie “The Internet is not written in pencil, it is written in Ink."

Social Network

#4. Pirates of the Sillicon Valey (1999)

Based on the story of Bill Gate’s Microsoft and Steve Job’s Apple, this is remarked to be one of the most inspirational movies of the time.

One of these best motivational movies, this movie was released in 1999 and starred Noah Wyle and Michael Hall.

This movie covers success of the two companies and rivalry between the two most successful people Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.

They have showed that rivalry started from early days itself and how this competition became an inspiration for the two.

Lastly, I would like to conclude with the dialogue “Success is a menace as it makes smart people think they can lose.”

Based on the most successful firms, it is a great inspiration for young entrepreneurs.

Pirates of the Sillicon Valey

#5. The Pursuit of Happiness (2006)

A lot of times young entrepreneurs feeling like giving up in the starting itself or when they are knocked down a few times by life.

Movies like the Pursuit of Happiness has an additional bit of reality from which the Hollywood refrains most of the time. This is not one of the cheesy movies that you would like to watch unnecessarily.

The lead actor in the movie is the superstar Will Smith, the movie released in 2006.

The movie is made on a book Chris’s memoirs.

The best dialogue of the movie that everyone can conclude with is “The world is your oyster, all you have to do is find pearls."

The Pursuit of Happiness

#6. The Shaw Shank Redemption (2006)

IMDB (The Internet Movies Database) has made it among the all-time top 10 movies.

The story says that even if you feel you are falsely framed, you should have the courage to redeem yourself.

The two lead actors possessed a great chemistry and inspires everyone to redeem themselves after you are knocked down.

This movie was released in 2006 and starred Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.

The most famous dialogue that is viral these days on the Internet “Either you can be busy living or you can be busy dying.”

The Shaw Shank Redemption

#7. Forest Gump (1994)

This movie came out in 1994 and starred Tom Hanks.

This is based on how a simple man with just right and simple thoughts become successful.

He does what he feels is right and soon becomes successful and inspires the country by his simple yet great thoughts.

This movie proves that you don’t have to be genius to achieve success, all you should have is love towards what you do.

This movie gave us an inspirational quote to get motivated in our low “I am not a smart man, but I know what love is.”

Forest Gump

#8. The God-father (1972)

Released in 1972, it is an all-time classics and is the most critically acclaimed films.

A small family business turns into the most successful crime syndicate of the country.

The father becomes the God-Father and sons follows his footsteps and eliminates any opposition made.

A remake to this movie in Hindi was Sarkar.

The whole movie will motivate you for sure but this dialogue will be stamped in your heart: “A man who doesn’t spend time with his family is not a real man.”

The God-father (1972)

#9. Wall Street (1987)

Released in 1987 this movie starred Charlie Sheen where he plays a role of man in greed to do anything to get success.

Being about business and greed, the actor is crazy about success and greed, who deals with insider trading that is a punishable crime.

When he meets the other man who teaches “Greed is good” the movie takes a drastic turn.

This movie makes you understand the fact that “The most valuable commodity I know is information.”

Wall Street (1987)

#10. Rocky (1976)

Released in 1976, it is a classic underdog story starring superstar Sylvester Stallone.

The storyline of the movie revolves around the underdog who decides to compete in the heavyweight championship and strives and struggles to become the champ with his dedication, hard-work and determination.

This movie truly motivates us with this evergreen and ever remembered dialogue “Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.”

Rocky (1976)

#11. Jerry McGuire (1996)

Released in 1996, this movie starred the most desired man “Tom Cruise”.

The actor is gets rejected every time and finally comes to know what the purpose of his life is.

He takes big leap of faith and finally ends up in being successful in both personal and professional life.

The most viral quote of the Internet is from this movie “Success means getting up one time more after you are knocked down.”

Jerry McGuire (1996)

#12. (2001)

It is a documentary based on Internet bubble rise which was released in 2001.

Rise in competition, lifelong friendships at stake and ambitious nature of actor leads to some eventual success and downfalls.

This movie showcases on how to tackle competitions and it shows a deadly cocktail for an Internet Start-up.

The very famous quote from the movie says “It’s about the money. Don’t BS me. It is obviously about the money.” (2001)

#13. Something Ventured (2011)

It is about the venture that Silicon Valley of the first investors that tells that Every start up needs you to have a mind-set and courage that help in dealing through things that are upcoming in the future.

If you want to be an entrepreneur exploring this, this movie has something in store for you.

Released in 2011, it teaches you how to get funds, what are investors looking for and teaches you how to be brave and catch up with innovative ideas.

The dialogue of the movie with which concluded the most is “The risks were just enormous!!”

Something Ventured (2011)

#14. Boiler Room (2000)

The movie is inspired by one of the above mentioned movies Wall-Street.

Released in 2000, this movie provides you with some great salesman tricks that will help you a lot.

This movie guides about how you can find your inner business spirit.

This movie will keep you self-motivated.

This will help you from not being morally corrupt and stay on the way of moral ethics.

Talking at work-ethics, this dialogue penetrates me right through my heart, “I had a very strong work ethic. The problem was my ethics in work.”

Boiler Room (2000)

#15. Office Space (1999)

Every one of us hate work and are bored of our 9-5 jobs.

If you hate your current job, want to get out of it, and start something Office Space is just perfect for you.

This will help you in coming out of that awful 9-5 lifestyle and pursue something.

The story line is about a guy who wants to get fired from his work but instead he is provided promotion and hikes by his company, although being promoted he hates his job and his lifestyle and the bitterness in job comes up and the rest is history.

One of the most motivating movies of all times this movie will get you through your awful jobs. It is critically acclaimed for its fun elements too.

Released in 1999, it is a humour based sarcasm story.

The famous dialogue goes like “The thing is I am not lazy about work it’s just that I don’t care about the job”.

Office Space (1999)

What should you do now?

​Wait! Wait! Wait! Do not get afraid as I am not asking you to do anything but start watching these movies one by one. As you will watch all of these motivational movies, one you learn to get your motivations high to pursue all your dreams. These inspirational hollywood movies with some of their true and not so true stories will guide your preservance in totally a new way!

With a last bit of goodbye for this moment, I Ankur Aggarwal is signing off! Get inspired and get motivated! Also, if you liked this list of best inspirational movies, then kindly share it with your friends and spread the love.

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