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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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    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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    Daniel Day-Lewis, Martin Sheen, Ben Kingsley

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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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    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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    Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Ron Howard

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    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau

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    Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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    Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino

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    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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    Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm

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    Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

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    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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    Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix, Don Cheadle

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    Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara, Thelma Ritter

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    Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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    Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger, Aaron Eckhart

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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Anjelica Huston

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    Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire

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    Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Jack Warden

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    Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene

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    Charlton Heston, Vincent Price, Yul Brynner

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    Paul Michael Glaser, Chaim Topol, Leonard Frey

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    Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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    Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone

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    Andy García, Lou Diamond Phillips, Edward James Olmos

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    Laurence Fishburne, Ben Kingsley, Laura Linney

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    James Stewart, Claude Rains, Jean Arthur

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    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Robert MacNaughton

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    Shelley Winters, Ed Wynn, Ron Cook

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    Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx, Terrence Howard

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    Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Morley

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    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

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    Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd

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    Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins

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    Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

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    Richard Nixon, Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman

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    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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    Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis

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