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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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    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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    Tom Hanks, Haley Joel Osment, Kurt Russell

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    Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

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    Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau

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    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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    Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

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    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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    Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    James Stewart, Claude Rains, Jean Arthur

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    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Robert MacNaughton

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    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

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    Daniel Day-Lewis, Martin Sheen, Ben Kingsley

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    added by jschro1861 Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Al Michaels

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    Jack Palance, Jean Arthur, Alan Ladd

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    Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan

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    Babe Ruth, Gary Cooper, Bill Dickey

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    Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Ron Howard

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    Andy García, Lou Diamond Phillips, Edward James Olmos

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    Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne

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    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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    Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino

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    Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara, Thelma Ritter

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    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle

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    new! & added by eilish Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Tim McGraw

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    Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

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    Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Pat Hingle

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    Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Patrick Malahide

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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Anjelica Huston

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    Terrence Howard, William H. Macy, Richard Dreyfuss

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    Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness

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    Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx, Terrence Howard

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    Hugo Weaving, James Cromwell, Miriam Margolyes

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    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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    Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Langley Kirkwood

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    12 Years a Slave

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    Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney, Angela Lansbury

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    Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Walter Catlett

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    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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    Richard Nixon, Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman

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