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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

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. 
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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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    Daniel Day-Lewis, Martin Sheen, Ben Kingsley

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    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Ward Bond

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    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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    Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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    Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Ron Howard

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    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle

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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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    added by MikeAbuel Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Tim McGraw

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    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau

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    Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm

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    Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino

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    Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

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    Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

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    Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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    Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix, Don Cheadle

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    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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    Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger, Aaron Eckhart

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    Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara, Thelma Ritter

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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Anjelica Huston

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    Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire

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    James Stewart, Claude Rains, Jean Arthur

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    Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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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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    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

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    Laurence Fishburne, Ben Kingsley, Laura Linney

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    Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Jack Warden

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    Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone

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    Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Morley

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    Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd

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    Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins

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    Charlton Heston, Vincent Price, Yul Brynner

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    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Robert MacNaughton

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    Andy García, Lou Diamond Phillips, Edward James Olmos

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    Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene

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    Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright, Fredric March

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    Marlon Brando, Rod Steiger, Eva Marie Saint

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Richard Nixon, Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman

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    Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Lee Grant

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    Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

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