What good inspirational movies are there?

I'm looking for movies similar to 'Radio' and 'The Pursuit of Happyness'.

It's funny, yet sad, and it's totally inspiring.

Are there any more movies like that?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    There are many movies like that - here are the ones I love and have in my movie library:

    SOMMERSBY: Set in the south of the United States just after the Civil War, Laurel Sommersby is just managing to work the farm without her husband Jack, believed killed in the Civil War. By all accounts, Jack Sommersby was not a pleasant man, thus when he returns, Laurel has mixed emotions. It appears that Jack has changed a great deal, leading some people to believe that this is not actually Jack but an imposter.

    ANNA AND THE KING: This is the story of Anna Leonowens, the English schoolteacher (Jodie foster) who came to Siam in the 1860s with her son to teach the children of King Mongkut (Yun Chow Fat). She becomes involved in his affairs, from the tragic plight of a young concubine to trying to forge an alliance with Britain to a war with Burma that is orchestrated by Britain. In the meantime, a subtle romance develops between them.

    MYSTERY ALASKA: This comedy is about the residents of a small town who get over-excited when their hockey team gets chosen to host a televised event.

    EIGHT BELOW: In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren (Bruce Greenwood), the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd (Paul Walker) has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is called-off and the dogs are left alone at their own fortune. For six months, Jerry tries to find a sponsor for a rescue mission while his dogs fight for survival.

    IRON WILL: When Will Stoneman's father dies, he is left alone to take care of his mother and their land. Needing money to maintain it, he decides to join a cross country dogsled race. This race will require days of racing for long hours, through harsh weather and terrain. This young man will need a lot of courage and a strong will to complete this race.

    INVINCIBLE: Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.

    OCTOBER SKY: The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.

    ERIN BROCKOVICH: An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply. Stars Julia Roberts and Albert Finney.

    APOLLO 13: True story of the moon-bound mission that developed severe trouble and the men that rescued it with skill and dedication. Stars Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinese and Ed Harris.

    MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA (2008): Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.

    THE RIGHT STUFF: The original US Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.

    CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. Stars Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio.

    BEHIND ENEMY LINES: A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him.

    MEN OF HONOR: The story of Carl Brashear, the first African American, then also the first amputee, US Navy Diver and the man who trained him.

    Source(s): some of my faves
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Forrest Gump, Rocky, Brave Heart, Miracle, Cinderella Man, Saving Private Ryan ,Karate Kid.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    The Majestic is a very inspirational action picture. i won't be able to quite clarify what it quite is approximately or why it quite is inspirational, in simple terms supply it a watch. I promise you would be stimulated via the top.

  • 1 decade ago

    I Am Sam is a good one. I forget exactly what it's about, but I know that it's about a mentally challenged father whose daughter is taken away from him.

    I also find Girl, Interrupted "inspiring," in a way, haha.

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