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The Most Inspirational Movies Ever

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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    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle

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    Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates

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    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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    Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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    Daniel Day-Lewis, Ben Kingsley, Martin Sheen Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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    Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Ron Howard

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    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography

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    Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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    Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino

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    Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm

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    Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

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    Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara, Thelma Ritter

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    Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Lee J. Cobb

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    Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd

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    Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger, Aaron Eckhart

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    Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket

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    Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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    Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix, Don Cheadle

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    Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire

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    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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    James Stewart, Claude Rains, Jean Arthur

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins

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    Andy Garcia, Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips

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    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy

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    Hugo Weaving, James Cromwell, Miriam Margolyes

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    Jane Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda

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    Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford

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    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman

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