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The Best Inspirational Movies

List Criteria: Movies that leave the viewer feeling inspired

This is a ranked list of the best inspirational movies as voted on by men and women. This inspirational list includes sports movies, romantic movies, family movies, biopics, and dramas. Movies make us want to believe, be inspired and live vicariously through the stories we see on screen. But what are the best inspirational movies?

Whenever you are looking for motivation or courage you can watch one of these movies and it will be sure to inspire you. This list of most inspiring movies includes such titles as Rudy, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 12 Years a Slave, and The Shawshank Redemption. These movies vary in their genre but they all have the ability to lift our spirits and inspire no matter how many times we’ve seen them.

Whenever we are lost, the films on this list have the ability to provide that extra needed boost. After each viewing they will leave you feeling invigorated and as though you can achieve your dreams.

Vote up your favorite inspirational film below or add one that always lifts your spirits if it isn't already on the list.

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    James Whitmore, Paul McCrane, Bob Gunton

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    Haley Joel Osment, Gary Sinise, Bobby Richardson

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    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Minnie Driver

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    Frank Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Thayer David

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    Matt Damon, Ted Danson, Tom Sizemore

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    Hayden Panettiere, Kate Bosworth, Nicole Ari Parker

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    Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan

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    Jon Favreau filmography, Vince Vaughn, Charles S. Dutton

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    Erika Eleniak, Peter Coyote, Mitch Suskin

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    Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, John Cunningham

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    Brian Cox, Ian Bannen, Brendan Gleeson

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    Tim McGraw, Ray McKinnon, Sandra Bullock

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    Kevin Costner, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

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    Gene Hackman, Bobby Plump, Barbara Hershey

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    Charles Lane, Thomas Mitchell, Claude Rains

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    Ed Harris, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise

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    Trevor Howard, Bernard Hill, John Gielgud

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    12 Years a Slave

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    Mary Steenburgen, Ann Dowd, Bradley Whitford

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    Laurence Fishburne, Dana Ivey, Adolph Caesar

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    Edmund Gwenn, Jerome Cowan, Robert Gist

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    Ed Harris, Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg

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    Patricia Clarkson, Jim McKay, Sean McCann

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    Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, Vanessa Marquez

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    Barry Levinson, Jonathan Stark, Valeria Golino

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    Vincent Schiavelli, Louise Fletcher, Anjelica Huston

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    Arthur Kennedy, Anthony Quayle, Anthony Quinn

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    Hugo Weaving, Magda Szubanski, Miriam Margolyes

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    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Peter Coyote, Harve Presnell

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    Sam Shepard, Ed Harris, Kim Stanley

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    Teresa Wright, Walter Brennan, Gary Cooper

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    George Stevens, Ben Johnson, Jack Palance

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    Jay O. Sanders, Bob Gunton, Raymond St. Jacques

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    Olympia Dukakis, Terrence Howard, Glenne Headly

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    James Luisi, Beau Bridges, Gail Strickland

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    Dexter Gordon, Anne Meara, Vin Diesel

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    Matt Damon, Patrick Mofokeng, Julian Lewis Jones

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    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Larry Drake

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    Angela Lansbury, Anne Revere, Elizabeth Taylor

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    Helen Thomas, Annette Bening, Anna Deavere Smith

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    Chris Thomas King, Curt Sobel, Julian Bond

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    Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Torri Higginson

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    Julie Walters, Jamie Bell, Stephen Mangan

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    Anna Lee, Maria von Trapp, Debbie Turner

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    Abraham Murphy, Jack Warden, Meredith Baxter

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    Cliff Edwards, Mel Blanc, Frankie Darro

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