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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 and Apollo 13.

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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    James Whitmore, Paul McCrane, Bob Gunton

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    Haley Joel Osment, Gary Sinise, Bobby Richardson

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    Donna Reed, Charles Lane, Gloria Grahame

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    Robert Duvall, Kim Stanley, Brock Peters

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    Tim McGraw, Ray McKinnon, Sandra Bullock

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  6. 6
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    Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Maria Peszek

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    Trevor Howard, Bernard Hill, John Gielgud

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    Frank Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Thayer David

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    Ed Harris, Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg

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  10. 10
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    Brian Cox, Ian Bannen, Brendan Gleeson

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    Matt Damon, Ted Danson, Tom Sizemore

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    Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, John Cunningham

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    Ed Harris, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise

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    Jon Favreau filmography, Vince Vaughn, Charles S. Dutton

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  15. 15
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    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Larry Drake

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  16. 16
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    Barry Levinson, Jonathan Stark, Valeria Golino

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  17. 17
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    Anna Lee, Maria von Trapp, Debbie Turner

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  18. 18
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    John Gielgud, Ian Holm, Brad Davis

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  19. 19
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    Kevin Costner, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

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  20. 20
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    Edmund Gwenn, Jerome Cowan, Robert Gist

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  21. 21
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    Gene Hackman, Bobby Plump, Barbara Hershey

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    Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Jean Reno

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    Peter Coyote, Marg Helgenberger, Veanne Cox

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    Bert Lahr, Judy Garland, Jack Haley

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    Vincent Schiavelli, Louise Fletcher, Anjelica Huston

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    Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Maury Chaykin

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    Jack Klugman, Jack Warden, Ed Begley

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    David McCullough, Gary L. Stevens, Elizabeth Banks

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    Chaim Topol, Paul Michael Glaser, Neva Small

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    Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, Vanessa Marquez

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    Vincent Price, Edward G. Robinson, Anne Baxter

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    Humphrey Bogart, Curt Bois, Claude Rains

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    Charles Lane, Thomas Mitchell, Claude Rains

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    Patti LuPone, Ray McKinnon, Dan Aykroyd

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    Erika Eleniak, Peter Coyote, Mitch Suskin

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    Jay O. Sanders, Bob Gunton, Raymond St. Jacques

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    Mary Steenburgen, Ann Dowd, Bradley Whitford

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    Theodore Bikel, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn

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    Laurence Fishburne, Ben Kingsley, Joe Mantegna

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    Richard Farnsworth, Cliff Edwards, Butterfly McQueen

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    Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Charlton Heston

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    Ed Wynn, Joseph Schildkraut, Richard Beymer

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    Carrie Fisher, Denis Lawson, Harrison Ford

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    Chris Thomas King, Curt Sobel, Julian Bond

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    Hugo Weaving, Magda Szubanski, Miriam Margolyes

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    Bradley Cooper, Danny Wallace, Terence Stamp

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    Brittany Murphy, Kim Basinger, Eminem

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    Sam Shepard, Ed Harris, Kim Stanley

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    Alec Guinness, Ann Sears, Percy Herbert

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