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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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    Trevor Howard, Bernard Hill, John Gielgud

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    Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Maria Peszek

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    Tim McGraw, Ray McKinnon, Sandra Bullock

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    Frank Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Thayer David

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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, Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg

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    Brian Cox, Ian Bannen, Brendan Gleeson

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    Jon Favreau filmography, Vince Vaughn, Charles S. Dutton

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    Ed Harris, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise

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    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Larry Drake

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    Barry Levinson, Jonathan Stark, Valeria Golino

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    Anna Lee, Maria von Trapp, Debbie Turner

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    Kevin Costner, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

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    John Gielgud, Ian Holm, Brad Davis

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    Edmund Gwenn, Jerome Cowan, Robert Gist

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    Gene Hackman, Bobby Plump, Barbara Hershey

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    Peter Coyote, Marg Helgenberger, Veanne Cox

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    Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Jean Reno

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    Vincent Schiavelli, Louise Fletcher, Anjelica Huston

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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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    Bert Lahr, Judy Garland, Jack Haley

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    Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Maury Chaykin

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    Chaim Topol, Paul Michael Glaser, Neva Small

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    Vincent Price, Edward G. Robinson, Anne Baxter

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    Erika Eleniak, Peter Coyote, Mitch Suskin

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    Humphrey Bogart, Curt Bois, Claude Rains

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

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    Charles Lane, Thomas Mitchell, Claude Rains

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    Patti LuPone, Ray McKinnon, Dan Aykroyd

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    Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, Vanessa Marquez

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    Theodore Bikel, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn

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    Mary Steenburgen, Ann Dowd, Bradley Whitford

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    Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Charlton Heston

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    Laurence Fishburne, Ben Kingsley, Joe Mantegna

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    Ed Wynn, Joseph Schildkraut, Richard Beymer

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    Sam Shepard, Ed Harris, Kim Stanley

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    Chris Thomas King, Curt Sobel, Julian Bond

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    Richard Farnsworth, Cliff Edwards, Butterfly McQueen

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    Carrie Fisher, Denis Lawson, Harrison Ford

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    Dabney Coleman, Troy Garity, Katharine Hepburn

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    Alec Guinness, Ann Sears, Percy Herbert

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    Hugo Weaving, Magda Szubanski, Miriam Margolyes

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