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7 Must Watch Hollywood Films That Will Motivate You, Like Never Before!

We love reading books and watching movies that we can connect with and again at times when, under the influence of anxiety, depression or life`s daily hassles, we lose the stimulus to move ahead, we gain the much-needed relief simply by reading inspirational books or watching heart-warming films. “Cinderella Man” is one of the amazing all-time motivational flicks and along with this film, six more names are included in this article, so that when you feel low and find yourself in dire need of inspiration, you can simply watch them and get motivated.

Cinderella Man
This movie captures the great and highly inspirational story of American boxer James J. Braddock who manages to overcome all the obstacles of life, including his hand injuries, the extreme financial difficulties faced by his family that even prompts his wife to send the kids off to her sister`s house and Braddock to apply for the state welfare fund, and return to the boxing ring to emerge as the world heavyweight boxing champion. It`s a kind of flick that will motivate  you when you are upset and finding no way out of life`s difficult circumstances. Apart from the amazing storyline, the film`s strength also lies in its brilliant direction by Ron Howard and superb acting by its lead actors, Russell Crowe, Renee Zellwegger and Paul Giamatti.

127 Hours
A film portraying the sheer determination of a hiker to survive, 127 Hours is a must watch for one and all. When the climber, Aron Ralston, was left with no choice, he even went on to conduct a surgery on one of his arms and then cut it off just for the sake of survival. The ordeals that the hiker faces throughout the film, reflects the difficulties of life and his eventual survival shows the power of will, that of the human spirit. 

The Pursuit of Happyness
“The Pursuit of Happyness” is an amazingly inspirational film that depicts the struggles of salesman Chris Gardner and shows us how, with hard work and perseverance, we can achieve success even after being surrounded by numerous difficulties at every step of life. Lacking enough money to pay the rent, Chris and his son were thrown out by his landlord and this resulted in them spending days and nights at homeless shelters. At one point, Chris even had to sell his blood to feed his son but all these problems couldn`t stop him from achieving success eventually by becoming a successful entrepreneur.

Erin Brockovich
In the movie “Erin Brockovich”, we see the principal character of the same name, played by Julia Roberts, determinedly fighting against a powerful organization and winning justice for others. There`s lot in the film that inspires us, especially, Erin`s determination and persistence that enables her to achieve the unachievable.

Rocky
Rocky (1976) is the life story of an ordinary boxer, Rocky Balboa, who, with hard work and determination, goes on to become somebody from a nonentity. In the movie, we see Rocky fighting determinedly against the world heavyweight champion for his self-respect and his eventually victory raises hope in all of us, that with hard work, we too can taste success in life. It is an amazing movie that will uplift your spirits.

A Beautiful Mind
John Nash, the genius mathematician dealing with his mental turbulence caused by schizophrenia and suffering immeasurably in the process, and then slowly and gradually recovering towards normalcy is no ordinary story. This extraordinary tale shows the conflict that goes on inside the minds of schizophrenics and how with love and care, it can be addressed and cured. John Nash, with the support of his wife, learns how to disregard his delusions even without using the medicines recommended by the doctor. Watch “A Beautiful Mind” and you will gain a good deal of inspiration to overcome life`s obstacles.

The Blind Side
“The Blind Side” motivates us with its story of Michael Oher, a traumatized boy who struggles hard and becomes an American football star. This movie also shows that love and care can go beyond racial hurdles and build a person`s life. Leigh Anne Tuohy and her family plays a constructive role in Michael`s life and helps him achieve his goals.  

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