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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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    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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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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    Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle

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    Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Ron Howard

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    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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    Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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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 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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    Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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    Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara, Thelma Ritter

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    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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    Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm

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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Anjelica Huston

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    Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix, Don Cheadle

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    Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger, Aaron Eckhart

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    Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire

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    Paul Michael Glaser, Chaim Topol, Leonard Frey

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    Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Jack Warden

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    Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone

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    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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    Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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    James Stewart, Claude Rains, Jean Arthur

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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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    Charlton Heston, Vincent Price, Yul Brynner

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    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Robert MacNaughton

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    Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright, Fredric March

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    Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene

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    Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins

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    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

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    Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd

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    Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Morley

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    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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    Hugo Weaving, James Cromwell, Miriam Margolyes

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    Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Walter Catlett

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban

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    Richard Nixon, Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman

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