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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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    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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    Tom Hanks, Haley Joel Osment, Kurt Russell

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    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Ward Bond

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    Daniel Day-Lewis, Martin Sheen, Ben Kingsley

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    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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    Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle

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    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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    Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Ron Howard

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    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau

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    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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    Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino

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    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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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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    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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    Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm

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    Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Anjelica Huston

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    Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix, Don Cheadle

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    Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire

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    Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger, Aaron Eckhart

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    Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Jack Warden

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    Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone

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    Paul Michael Glaser, Chaim Topol, Leonard Frey

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    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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    James Stewart, Claude Rains, Jean Arthur

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    Laurence Fishburne, Ben Kingsley, Laura Linney

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    Andy García, Lou Diamond Phillips, Edward James Olmos

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    Charlton Heston, Vincent Price, Yul Brynner

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    Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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    Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene

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    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Robert MacNaughton

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    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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    Richard Nixon, Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman

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    Hugo Weaving, James Cromwell, Miriam Margolyes

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    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

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    Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd

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    Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx, Terrence Howard

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    Henry Fonda, John Carradine, John Qualen

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    Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright, Fredric March

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    Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins

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    Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis

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