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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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    Minions is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever

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    Minions Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Allison Janney

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    Despicable Me is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever

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    Despicable Me Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Julie Andrews

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    Despicable Me 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever

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    Despicable Me 2 Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig

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    Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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    Liar Liar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    Liar Liar Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly, Krista Allen

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    City Lights is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    City Lights Charlie Chaplin, Jean Harlow, Virginia Cherrill

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    Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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    Homeward Bound: The Incredible... is listed (or ranked) 8 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) 9 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    Lawrence of Arabia Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness

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    The Fault in Our Stars is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever

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    The Fault in Our Stars Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern

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    Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 11 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) 12 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    Shane Jack Palance, Jean Arthur, Alan Ladd

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    King of Kings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever

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    King of Kings Orson Welles, Rip Torn, Robert Ryan

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    The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    The Little Mermaid Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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    It's a Wonderful Life is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


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

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    An All Dogs Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    An All Dogs Christmas Carol Ashley Tisdale, Ernest Borgnine, Sheena Easton

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    Hachi: A Dog's Tale is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever

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    Hachi: A Dog's Tale Richard Gere, Jason Alexander, Joan Allen

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    The Truman Show is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    The Truman Show Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti, Ed Harris

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    The Ten Commandments is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    The Ten Commandments Charlton Heston, Vincent Price, Yul Brynner

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    The NeverEnding Story is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    The NeverEnding Story Gerald McRaney, Limahl, Moses Gunn

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    Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


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

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    Rocky is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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    Norma Rae is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Pat Hingle

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    Invincible is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    Invincible Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture

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    The Blind Side is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever

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    The Blind Side Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates

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    The Incredible Journey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    The Incredible Journey Rex Allen, Jan Rubeš, John Drainie

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    Cocoon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    Cocoon Steve Guttenberg, Clint Howard, Brian Dennehy

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    Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Gene Reynolds

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    The African Queen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    The African Queen Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Morley

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    The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    The Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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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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    Rocky IV is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    Rocky IV Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T

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    The Story of Louis Pasteur is listed (or ranked) 33 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) 34 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever

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    A League of Their Own Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell

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    The Verdict is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    The Verdict Bruce Willis, Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling

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    Apollo 13 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    Apollo 13 Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris

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    Babe is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    Babe Hugo Weaving, James Cromwell, Miriam Margolyes

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    On the Waterfront is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    On the Waterfront Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger

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    The Green Mile is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    The Green Mile Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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    The Black Stallion is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    The Black Stallion Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Hoyt Axton

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    Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    Philadelphia Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

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    Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    Casablanca Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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    Abigail Breslin, James Garner, Brian Dennehy

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    Mrs. Miniver is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    Mrs. Miniver Greer Garson, Teresa Wright, Walter Pidgeon

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    George C. Scott, Paul Sorvino, Edward Herrmann

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    Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    Cinderella June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton

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    2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

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    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, ... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore

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    Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Inspirational Movies Ever


    Toy Story Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

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