Inspirational Hollywood Movies: When You’ve lost Motivation
1. 42(2013) DIRECTED BY BRIAN HELGELAND :
The story of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play in American Major League Baseball, concentrating on the two years of his life after he started playing the game in 1947.
Moral: Jackie Robinson explains us how to fight prejudice in this true story.
2. Soul Surfer (2011) DIRECTED BY SEAN MCNAMARA
The true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and fearlessly overcame all problems to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and consistent faith.
Moral: If a champion surfer with one arm doesn’t make you want to step up your healthy living, we don’t know what will!
3. Eat Pray Love (2010) DIRECTED BY RYAN MURPHY
Newly divorced and at a crossroads, Liz Gilbert escapes from her comfort zone and risks everything to change her life, entering in a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery.
Moral: It’s never too late to take the time to get to know yourself (or indulge in good food).
4. Slumdog Millionaire (2008) DIRECTED BY DANNY BOYLE
Jamal Malik is just one question away from winning a fortune on India’s version of “Who Wants To Be Millionaire?” But when the show breaks for the night, the police arrest him in cheating case; how could a street kid know so much?
Moral: Knowledge is power and power is fearsome to many as this movie boy learns fast.
5. Seven Pounds (2008) DIRECTED BY GABRIELE MUCCINO
Ben Thomas, an IRS agent with a significant secret, embarks on an amazing journey of recovery by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Moral: While his guilt may have began this quest, Ben’s kindness to these seven people is commendable.
6. Freedom Writers (2007) DIRECTED BY RICHARD LAGRAVENESE
A Long Beach, CA high school teacher motivated her students to transform their lives through journal writing.
Moral: This teacher earns her students respect even if that means she does not have the support of her husband and colleagues.
7. The Pursuit of Happiness (2006) DIRECTED BY GABRIELE MUCCINO
True story of a once-homeless single father, Christopher Gardner, who raised himself out of poverty and became a successful stock broker.
Moral: Christopher’s ability to concentrate, in spite of the constant setbacks, supports him meet his life goals.
8. Coach Carter (2005) DIRECTED BY THOMAS CARTER
Motivated by the true story of controversial Richmond, California basketball coach Ken Carter, who got both staunch criticism and high praise when he made national news for benching his complete team undefeated team for poor academic performance.
Moral: Good leadership and Teamwork goes a long way for this team.
9. A Beautiful Mind (2001) DIRECTED BY RON HOWARD
A beautiful mind is the biography of John Forbes Nash Jr., an award winning mathematician, and his struggle with schizophrenia.
Moral: This genius mathematician teaches us about perseverance.
10. Remember The Titans (2000) DIRECTED BY BOAZ YAKIN
A look at the integration of T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, VA in 1971 with black students from a nearby high school. It is based on a true story.
Moral: Tolerance and Acceptance is something we could all use a lesson in every once in a while.
1. ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (2016)
Earlier scientist Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen) lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter Jyn (Felicity Jones). His peaceful life comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him farther from his adored family. After many years, Galen is now the Empire’s lead engineer for the strongest weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Jyn knows that her father holds the key to its destruction, she joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station’s plans for the Rebel Alliance.
Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) lead a best investigator team when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations all over the world. As nations teeter on the edge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to discover a way to interact with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to resolve the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of humanity.
3. STAR TREK BEYOND (2016)
An unexpected attack in outer space forces the Enterprise to crash-land on a strange world. The attack came from Krall (Idris Elba), a lizard-like dictator who acquires his energy by sucking the life out of his victims. Krall requires an old and valuable artifact that’s aboard the badly injured starship. Left stranded in a rugged wilderness, Spock (Zachary Quinto), Kirk (Chris Pine) and the rest of the crew must now battle a deadly alien race while trying to discover a way off their hostile planet.
4.MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (2016)
A father (Michael Shannon) goes on the run to defend his young son, Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), and reveal the truth behind the boy’s unusual powers. What begins as a race from religious extremists and local law enforcement immediately escalates to a nationwide manhunt including the highest levels of the Federal Government.
5. THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2 (2015)
Achieving the stakes are no longer just for survival, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) makes a team with her closest friends i.e. Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Gale (Liam Hemsworth) and Finnick for the final mission. Together, they leave District 13 to save the citizens of war-torn Panem and assassinate President Snow.
6. THE MARTIAN (2015)
When astronauts take off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), assumed dead after a violent storm. With only a small amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must use his wits and spirit to discover a way to exist on the hostile planet.
7. EX MACHINA (2015)
Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson) a programmer at a large Internet company, wins a contest that allows him to spend a week at the private estate of Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac), his firm’s brilliant CEO. When he reaches, Caleb learns that he has been selected to be the human component in a Turing test to find out the capabilities and consciousness of Ava (Alicia Vikander), a beautiful robot.
8. IN YOUR EYES (2014)
Two apparently disconnected souls from different places of the United States build a telepathic bond that permits them to hear, see and feel the others experiences, building a bond that seemingly can’t be broken.
A woman, unintentionally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and converts into a cruel warrior emerged beyond human logic.
10. EUROPA REPORT (2013)
A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter’s fourth moon.
11. SNOWPIERCER (2013)
In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most human life on the planet, a class system develops aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe through a perpetual-motion engine.
12. GRAVITY (2013)
Astronauts try to return to Earth after debris crashes into their space shuttle, leaving them moving alone in orbit.
13. PROMETHEUS (2012)
A team of explorers finds a hint to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the universe darkest corners. There, they must fight a frightening battle to save the future of the human race.
14. PERFECT SENSE (2011)
Susan (Eva Green), an expert in epidemics who, after having her heart broken, watches a patient who has lost the capability to smell anything after a surprising crying jag. Turns out, there are a small number of people who are experiencing emotional upheavals and then losing one or more of their senses.
15. SUPER 8 (2011)
Six friends observe a train wreck while making a super 8 movie, only to find that something mind-boggling escaped during the crash. Soon, they discover that the only thing more mysterious than what it is, is what it wants.
A spacecraft travelling to a new home and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early. With the lives of 5000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.
Mission Impossible 5 (2015)
Ethan Hunt reunites with his team to eradicate an international rogue organization Syndicate as highly skilled as they are, that is planning to mastermind terrorist attacks around the world.
In a world divided by factions based on virtues, teenage girl, Tris, discovers she is Divergent and she won’t fit in. She must hide this or she could be killed. She must find out what makes her kind a target.
Guardians of the galaxy (2014)
After Peter Quill steals a valuable orb, he becomes the target of the villain Ronan the Accuser who has evil intentions for the entire galaxy. A group of intergalactic heroes is forced band together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control over the universe.
Django Unchained (2013)
Django and his wife have been sold into slavery, separately. But Django’s path crosses a bounty hunter after Django’s new owners and he is freed and offered a job as a bounty hunter. With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets on a journey to rescue his wife from a hard-hearted plantation owner.
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Everything is interconnected. A soul is shaped though many lives from the 1800s to a distant future. The actions of individual lives affect one another through the centuries as a lawyer saves a slave, a composer struggles with his magnum opus and a genetically modified man faces his consciousness.
Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows part –II (2011)
Harry Potter, Ron, and Hermione continue their search for Lord Voldemort, last three remaining Horcruxes, the magical items responsible for his immortality, to destroy them and finally defeat the Dark Lord. But Lord Voldermort is not giving up without a deathly final fight.
127 Hours (2010)
Based on a true story, Aron, a mountain climber, decides to go to Blue John Canyon for a day. Aron gets trapped in a canyon, when a small boulder falls on his arm. Soon, he figures out desperate measures to survive and struggles for 127 hours before he is rescued.
In the future, Jake Sully, a paraplegic marine, take a corporate mission to a new beautiful world using virtual reality where he can walk and soon falls for a native. But when he learns the mission involves exploiting this new world for its minerals without any regards to the inhabitants, he is split between following his orders and saving his new home.
Star Trek (2009)
A young James T. Kirk is assigned to a mission to save the federation from a new threat. The enemy, a Romulan using time-travel, tries to destroy all the planets one after the other to seek vengeance from the Federation.
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Two preteen’s friendship leads to the creation of the mystical world of Terabithia where both rule as king and queen over all kinds of creatures and This helps Jess to escape and cope with tragedy.
King kong (2005)
Filmmaker Carl Denham and his crew decide to shot his film on the skull island, he discovers an amazing 50-foot ape who develops an attachment to the leading lady. The director then decides to include the ape in his film and the giant ape is taken from his habitat and brought to New York but lands in trouble when the giant ape goes rampant.
The mummy Returns (2001)
Powerful Imhotep, an evil Egyptian high priest, is back from the dead and resumes his plan to become immortal but he needs an ancient bracelet of Anubis that Rick’s son has, to defeat the Scorpion King.
Jurassic park series
Jurassic World (2015)
A theme park showcasing genetically-engineered dinosaurs turns into a nightmare for its tourists when one of the dinosaurs escapes its enclosure. An ex-military animal expert steps up to save the situation.
Jurassic Park (1993)
A businessman has figured out how to perfect the cloning of dinosaurs and creates a theme park full of living prehistoric creatures. But things are not as same as they think and human error will cause chaos.
Indiana Jones and the last crusade (1989)
When Professor and famous archaeologist Indiana Jones finds out that his father has disappeared while searching for the Holy Grail, he goes on a journey to find him and to keep the Holy Grail from falling in the hands of the Nazis who plan to use it for world domination.