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The Most Inspirational Movies Ever

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List Criteria: 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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    Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Julie Andrews

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    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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    Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


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    Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell

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    Apollo 13 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris

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    It's a Wonderful Life is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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    Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly, Krista Allen

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    Orson Welles, Rip Torn, Robert Ryan

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    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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    Rocky is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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    Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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    Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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    Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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    Jack Palance, Jean Arthur, Alan Ladd

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    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

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    Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

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    Charlton Heston, Vincent Price, Yul Brynner

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    Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire

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    Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, Lionel Stander

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    Al Pacino, Judd Hirsch, Abraham Murphy

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    The Right Stuff is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


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