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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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The Truman Show is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Truman Show Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti 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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Homeward Bound: The Incredible... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Sally Field, Michael J. Fox Frank Welker

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Lawrence of Arabia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Lawrence of Arabia Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole Alec Guinness

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The NeverEnding Story is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The NeverEnding Story Gerald McRaney, Limahl Moses Gunn

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Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon Vin Diesel

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Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey Jerry Orbach

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Hachi: A Dog's Tale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Hachi: A Dog's Tale Richard Gere, Jason Alexander Joan Allen

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The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Little Mermaid Tim Curry, Mark Hamill Frank Welker

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The Fault in Our Stars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Fault in Our Stars Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe Laura Dern

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Rocky IV is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Rocky IV Sylvester Stallone, James Brown Mr. T

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King of Kings is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
King of Kings Orson Welles, Rip Torn Robert Ryan

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City Lights is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
City Lights Charlie Chaplin, Jean Harlow Virginia Cherrill

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The Ten Commandments is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Ten Commandments Charlton Heston, Vincent Price Yul Brynner

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The Incredible Journey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Incredible Journey Rex Allen, Jan RubeŇ° John Drainie

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Invincible is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Invincible Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg Randy Couture

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Schindler's List Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes Ben Kingsley

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Shane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Shane Jack Palance, Jean Arthur Alan Ladd

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The Blind Side is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Blind Side Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins Kathy Bates

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Cocoon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Cocoon Steve Guttenberg, Clint Howard Brian Dennehy

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Norma Rae Sally Field, Beau Bridges Pat Hingle

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The African Queen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The African Queen Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart Robert Morley

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The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald Anthony Michael Hall

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The Lord of the Rings film tri... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever

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The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth Tim Robbins

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Rocky III is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Rocky III Sylvester Stallone, Hulk Hogan Burgess Meredith

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Brian's Song is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Brian's Song Dick Butkus, James Caan Billy Dee Williams

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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
WALL-E Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman Kathy Najimy

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Revenge of the Nerds is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Revenge of the Nerds John Goodman, James Cromwell Anthony Edwards

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The Story of Louis Pasteur is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Story of Louis Pasteur Paul Muni, Anita Louise Donald Woods

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A League of Their Own is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
A League of Their Own Madonna, Tom Hanks Rosie O'Donnell

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On the Waterfront Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint Rod Steiger

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The Green Mile is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Green Mile Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise Sam Rockwell

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The Robe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Robe Richard Burton, Jean Simmons Harry Shearer

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Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Stand by Me Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman John Cusack

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Boys Town is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Boys Town Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy Gene Reynolds

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The Sting is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Sting Paul Newman, Robert Redford Robert Shaw

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks Julianne Moore

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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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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nes... is listed (or ranked) 42 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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Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Toy Story Tom Hanks, Tim Allen Don Rickles

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick Jeffrey Jones

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Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Gladiator Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix Michael Sheen

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The Verdict is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Verdict Bruce Willis, Paul Newman Charlotte Rampling

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Miracle on 34th Street is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Miracle on 34th Street Richard Attenborough, Mara Wilson Dylan McDermott

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Vera Farmiga, Asa Butterfield David Thewlis

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The Ultimate Gift is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
The Ultimate Gift Abigail Breslin, James Garner Brian Dennehy

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever
Cinderella June Foray, Mike Douglas Verna Felton