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List Rules Feature films that portray characters in situations where they overcome hardships; films that inspire you

This inspirational movies list, with videos, includes some of the most uplifting films of all time. Inspiring films do not come by very often, but nevertheless, there are many inspirational movies in Hollywood. This list of the most inspirational movies ever includes classics like It's a Wonderful Life and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as well as newer films like Saving Private Ryan, Apollo 13, and Unbroken. 

What are the most uplifting movies of all time? Only some Hollywood movies with inspiring storyline have made it to this list. You can copy this list of top 100 most inspirational movies ever to make a list of your personal favorite inspirational movies. These movies will definitely make you feel good about yourself. Some may even motivate you to look at the world in a different way, or to go out and try to change it. If you're looking for some great motivational movie time, try one of the flicks on this inspiring list.
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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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Sleepless in Seattle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Sleepless in Seattle Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Rosie O'Donnell

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The Green Mile is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Green Mile Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Toy Story Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

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A League of Their Own is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
A League of Their Own Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell

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Toy Story 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Toy Story 2 Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

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Big is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Big Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Philadelphia Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

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Apollo 13 Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris

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It's a Wonderful Life James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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Schindler's List Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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The Blind Side is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Blind Side Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates

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The Truman Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Truman Show Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti, Ed Harris

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The Lord of the Rings film tri... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever

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The Ten Commandments is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Ten Commandments Charlton Heston, Vincent Price, Yul Brynner

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Good Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Good Will Hunting Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

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The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Little Mermaid Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Gladiator Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

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The Fault in Our Stars is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Fault in Our Stars Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern

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Homeward Bound: The Incredible... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker

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Rocky IV is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Rocky IV Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T

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Lawrence of Arabia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Lawrence of Arabia Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness

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King of Kings is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
King of Kings Orson Welles, Rip Torn, Robert Ryan

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The NeverEnding Story is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The NeverEnding Story Gerald McRaney, Limahl, Moses Gunn

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Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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Shane is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Shane Jack Palance, Jean Arthur, Alan Ladd

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Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Stand by Me Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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City Lights is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
City Lights Charlie Chaplin, Jean Harlow, Virginia Cherrill

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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
WALL-E Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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Hachi: A Dog's Tale is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Hachi: A Dog's Tale Richard Gere, Jason Alexander, Joan Allen

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Up is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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Invincible is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Invincible Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture

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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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The African Queen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The African Queen Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Morley

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The Incredible Journey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Incredible Journey Rex Allen, Jan Rubeš, John Drainie

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The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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Rocky III is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Rocky III Sylvester Stallone, Hulk Hogan, Burgess Meredith

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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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Norma Rae Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Pat Hingle

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Brian's Song is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Brian's Song Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

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A Few Good Men is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
A Few Good Men Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson

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The Color Purple is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Color Purple Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne

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Cinderella Man is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Cinderella Man Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nes... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd

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Cocoon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Cocoon Steve Guttenberg, Clint Howard, Brian Dennehy

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Babe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Babe Hugo Weaving, James Cromwell, Miriam Margolyes

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Rocky Balboa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone, Milo Ventimiglia, Talia Shire