Amazing Inspiring Movies Every Student Must Watch
Inspiration is a feeling that makes you want to do something, turn your imaginations into ideas, your ideas to actual products. So why is this inspiration much required for a student?
Young minds are capable of doing wonders in the world, and students are the brightest and the most capable of doing them. Therefore, it becomes necessary to have a motivation, driving force, and inspiration for new innovations from students.
This motivation cannot come alone from the traditional methods of teaching. Everyone loves some entertainment, some time off from the routine, work, or study. This entertainment can be in different forms to different people. Some like playing games, whereas some like watching movies and series. Why not turn this entertainment to your advantage, especially when you are a student?
Students have a long, long way to go, a lot to learn and explore, observe surroundings, adapt as per the changes, understand the advantages and consequences of actions. Learning should never stop for a student, so why not watch a movie that inspires you.
This way, the student can turn their entertainment to their maximum advantage. Since audio-visuals have a greater impact on humans than mere audio or texts, we can watch impacting videos. Textbooks can sometimes be a little boring, but when seen in the form of a short clip or a movie, the understanding of a concept is deeper.
Now, with the availability of a large number of resources, teaching has also advanced to a great level, from a basic blackboard and chalk to smart classrooms. These smart classrooms have proven to be very helpful for students as well as teachers. Teachers can explain well and make students understand well. It has also made students feel affectionate towards learning.
But, wait, it is not always necessary to play a course-related clip in smart classrooms. Teachers can also organize smart movie sessions every once a month as a part of interesting and innovative activities.
Top 20 Amazing Inspiring Movies Every Student Must Watch:
1. Good Will Hunting
A film from 1997 might sound pretty old, but it still has its charm. This movie can inspire you to discover hidden talents in you.
Will Hunting, a janitor at MIT, fails to recognize his potential until he meets a professor. Professor Lambeau makes him realize his gifts of science and mathematics.
Affleck and Matt Damon cast Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Stellan Skarsgard.
2. Lean on Me
Based on a true story, this movie dates back to 1989. It showcases how a person can transform and bring out the best version of themselves and turn their surroundings the same through the power of leadership.
It is about an unorthodox teacher returning to the school from where he was fired as the principal. He learns leadership skills, works with teachers and students, and turns the school into success as it used to be earlier.
Written by Michael Schiffer, Morgan Freeman is the teacher\’s lead role.
3. Forrest Gump
From the year 1994, this movie has been a must-watch. It shows you can achieve anything if you are willing enough to do it.
This movie is about a man named Forrest, is bullied at school with a low IQ to incredible achievements like fighting the Vietnam War and capturing a shrimp boat.
This movie is written by Eric Roth and casts Tom Hanks in the lead role.
From 2014, this movie is all about space and technology. It can inspire a lot of young minds to think creatively in the fields because, in the movie, it seems everything is possible.
This movie showcases that there is a lot to discover; there could be planets in other galaxies, there could be different species and different time frames. However, this movie also makes us realize that whatever can happen will happen.
Written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, casts a lot of famous stars such as Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain.
5. The Paper Chase
Dating to 1973, this movie is perfect who are struggling to keep the motivation alive in their lives.
This movie is about how a kid named James Hart tackles numerous challenges while handling his motivation for his studies.
Written by James Bridges, this movie casts Timothy Bottoms, John Houseman, and Lindsay Wagner.
6. The Great Debaters
A great movie for all the students out there. This movie is from the year 2007. It can unleash the true potentials of students, can inspire study spirits, and give and take challenges to fellow students.
This movie is based on an article about the debate team of Wiley College and a professor who inspired his students to go big for debate challenges.
It is written by Robert Eisele and casts Denzel Washington in the lead role.
7. Theory of Everything
Released in 2014, this movie teaches us nothing can stop us if we have the will.
It is about Stephen Hawking, the greatest physicist, and a brilliant cosmologist. Even after learning about his disease, he never stopped. He made some remarkable contributions in the field of physics and cosmology.
It is written by Anthony McCarten and casts Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.
8. The Breakfast Club
From the year 1985, this movie gives a strong inspirational message to the students.
It is a story about five students who discovered friendship most unexpectedly. Being from different backgrounds, they ended up learning more about each other while being in detention.
It is written by John Hughes and casts Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy.
9. I am Kalam
It is a magnificent movie from the Indian Cinema released in 2011. This movie inspires children to study and elders to provide the basic right of education to all children.
This movie is about a boy who wants to be like Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, one of the great presidents of India. With his determination, the boy (\”Chotu\”), in spite of being from the slums of Delhi, paves his destiny.
This movie is written by Sanjay Chauhan, Nila Madhab Panda, and Deepak Venkateshan and casts Gulshan Grover, Pitobash, Harsh Mayar, among others.
10. Stand and Deliver
From the year 1988, this movie is based on a true story of a high school mathematics teacher. This movie inspires all the students who think or are made to think that they are hopeless in their studies.
It is about how the teacher adopts unusual teaching methods for his \”no-hope\” students.
Ramón Menéndez writes it casts Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, Will Gotay, and Vanessa Marquez.
11. Life of Pi
Released in 2012, this movie will make students realize their true power, their hidden gems, and their true potential when pushed to a corner.
It is about the life of a 16-year-old boy named Pie Patel, born up in a Hindu family but a believer of all the religions, how he survived a shipwreck.
This film is written by David Magee and stars Suraj Sharma as Pi, Irfan Khan, Rafe Spall, Tabu, and Gerard Depardieu.
12. Half Nelson
This movie, released in 2006, is very inspirational for all the students. It depicts the relationship between a teacher and a student. It is the story of an ordinary person maintaining hope while struggling with real problems. It is about a teacher who becomes friends with one of her students only to find out later that he has a drug habit.
Fleck and Anna Boden write this movie. It includes Ryan Gosling, Anthony Mackie, and Shareeka Epps in the leading roles.
13. The Internship
Released in 2013, this movie will inspire you to discover and prove your worth on the right opportunities.
This movie is about two salesmen in their mid-age who lost their jobs and then eventually found an internship at Google, where they proved their worth. This movie shows it is never to switch the gear and grasp the opportunity no matter how small or big; you can be a student today, an intern tomorrow, an intern today, and again a student tomorrow.
It is written by Vince Vaughn and casts Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn as the salesmen.
14. 3 Idiots
Again an amazing movie from the Indian Cinema was released in 2009. This movie delivers an important message about the journey of life. This movie teaches us that we will surely excel in what we love doing the most.
This movie is about the journey of three youngsters joining an engineering college. In spite of being from different backgrounds, they end up becoming friends. This movie teaches something at every step, shows the highs and lows of a student\’s life, and also shows the fun part.
It is based on the famous novel of Chetan Bhagat, \”Five Point Someone\”. This movie is written by Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Abhijat Joshi and casts Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi, Madhavan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Boman Irani, among many others.
15. Taare Zameen Par
Another movie from Indian Cinema, released in the same year as 3 Idiots, this movie is based on a special kid. This movie will inspire students suffering from any disease to not lose hope and how they can still do wonders.
This movie is the story of a teenage boy named Ishaan Awasthi. Suffering from dyslexia, how he tackles the challenges and how his art teacher helps him unleash his true potential.
It is written by Amol Gupte and casts Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tisca Chopra.
16. Inside Out
Released in the year 2015, this movie will teach you how to face whatever life throws at you and how to cope with different feelings.
This movie tells the story of an 11-year-old girl on relocation to a different city, how her life turns upside down, and how she deals with her emotions.
It is written by Pete Docter, Josh Cooley, Meg LeFauve. Since it is an animation movie, so no direct casts, only the voiceovers.
17. Freedom Writers
This movie was released in 2007. It will make students see their teachers in altogether a new light. It is an inspiring movie for both students and teachers.
It is the story of a teacher who inspires her troublesome class to pursue studies. It shows how the teacher overcomes the challenges related to other teachers, money, and struggling marriage. Yet, despite the difficulties, the teacher still encourages her class her students to work hard and build a bright career and future.
It is written by Erin Gruwell and casts Hilary Swank, Imelda Staunton, Patrick Dempsey.
This movie was released in 2015. It is a biographical adventure film depicting the struggle to reach the final destination. It inspires a person to see the fruits of labor.
This movie is about the difficulties and thrill of climbing Everest and finally being able to view it.
Simon Beaufoy and William Nicholson write it. It casts John Hawkes, Jason Clarke, Emily Watson, and Keira Knightley.
19. The Pursuit of Happyness
This biographical American Drama was released in 2006. This movie will teach you that you have to get something if you want it.
The movie is based on the real-life story of a father and a son. Father who turns entrepreneur from a stockbroker. Despite the difficulties he faced from his wife, his son, financial crisis, he became a stockbroker.
It is written by Steven Conrad and casts Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith.
20. A Beautiful Mind
This movie was released in 2001. It is about the success, commitment, and heartbreaking foolishness of a human mind.
This movie is about the story of a boy who wants to discover another unaware side of himself. It also shows the boy\’s fight against the disease he suffered.
It is written by Sylvia Nasar and casts Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Adam Goldberg.
In conclusion, all of these movies will motivate a student to do something good, build a career a future, turn imagination into something wonderful. Many students get scolded for passing their time in movies, especially when the cinema has changed a lot over the years.
But when you watch such inspirational movies and come up with new ideas or explore new angles to life in front of your parents, they will be happy to see you grow. To this, you can say proudly I am not wasting time. Rather I am utilizing my time for inspiration to build something new via a medium that is entertaining yet educational and motivational at the same time.
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