Posted by: Anastacio Martinez | December 19, 2011

20 Inspirational Movies Every Person Should Watch (2 of 2)

Photo: The Movies

I’m excited today to share with you the other 10 inspirational movies that made the list in this great post.

If you missed part one, click here to access it.

In this second part series will find great, amazing & inspiring films that will encourage and empower you to live life fully.

Here below are the rest of the movies to complete the list of 20…

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Inspirational Message: Would you fight for something you believe?

Inspirational Summary: This movie shows one of the greatest examples of leadership and it’s one of the all time best. William Wallace embarks on a journey to earn Scotland’s freedom from English rule around the end of the 13th century. Wallace really knows how to lead by the front and guide his troop with action instead of words. This film is a real masterpiece!!!

Beautiful Mind

Inspirational Message: Everyone has a genius mind.

Inspirational Summary: Based on the true life’s story of John Forbes Nash. A mathematical genius that made an astonishing discovery early in his career. Nash found himself on a painful journey of self-discovery once he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his mental disorder and late in life, received the Nobel Prize.

Jerry Maguire

Inspirational Message: Be genuine, authentic and care for others.

Inspirational Summary: Jerry Maguire is a very successful sports agent who suffers a nervous breakdown as a result of stress. He ends up losing his job and mostly all his clients as a result of putting together a mission statement for the company he works. Jerry keeps the football player Rod Tidwell and after that, he start living a more fully and meaningful life based on what he thinks is right. Prepare to laugh and cry at the same time.

Pursuit of Happiness

Inspirational Message: You have a dream, you gotta protect it.

Inspirational Summary: Based on the true story of Chris Gardner. He invests his family’s savings in portable bone-density scanners which he tries to sell to doctors. This investment breaks the family, bringing troubles to the relationship with his wife that leaves him alone with his son. He takes an unpaid internship to become a stockbroker, fighting against his peers for a position in the firm. He goes from challenges to challenges!!! Chris’s story shows what it takes to succeed regardless of the difficulties. Greatest tenacity story ever!!!

The Bucket List

Inspirational Message: Start living your life by design.

Inspirational Summary: Two terminally ill men met at the hospital and found each other with cancer. One of them is rich and owner of the hospital, while the other one is a mechanic with a very low income. The mechanic wrote down a list of things he would love to do before his final day and the rich guy discovered the list and together decided to go on a journey of adventures. This movie will inspire you to create your own bucket list and to start living as the architect of your magnificent destiny. Very inspiring :-).


Inspirational Message: Talent could open doors of opportunity.

Inspirational Summary: Goal is a movie of a young man who has a dream of playing soccer in the big stage. Santiago Munez, a Hispanic, who grew up in poverty and hardship, dreams all day of playing the game professionally one day. Santiago has two jobs and works in landscaping during the days with his father. One day a scout watch him play and offer him an opportunity to tryout with powerhouse British team Newcastle United. His father refuses to help Santiago pay for the trip and his grandmother empties her savings to help him follow his dream. This films capture the essence of taking risks, having a passion for something and the love from family!!!

The Great Debaters

Inspirational Message: Your words are powerful if you use them wisely.

Inspirational Summary: Inspired by a true story, “The
Great Debaters” chronicles the journey of Professor Melvin Tolson, a brilliant but volatile debate team coach who uses
the power of words to shape a group of underdog students from a small
African American college in the deep south into a historically elite
debate team. In their pursuit for excellence, Tolson’s debate team receives a
groundbreaking invitation to debate Harvard University’s championship
team. If you are looking to become a speaker, this films is a great tool to learn a few powerful tips on how you can be more effective with your words and speeches!!!

Blind Side

Inspirational Message: The importance of family and values.

Inspirational Summary: Based on the extraordinary true story of football player Michael Oher. Michael has no idea who his father is and his mother is a drug addict. He has little formal education and few skills to help him learn. Michael goes from living on the streets to living in a home of a conservative suburban family. This a real life story of family and a young teen who growth into a blue chip football star. This movie is going to touch your heart in a very positive way!!!

Peaceful Warrior

Inspirational Message: A warrior doesn’t give up at what he loves, he finds the love in what he does.

Inspirational Summary: A talented college gymnast with serious Olympic aspirations, Dan Millman leads a charmed life of first-place trophies, fast girls, and rowdy parties until a career-threatening injury and a chance meeting with a mysterious stranger named Socrates. This stranger shows him how little he truly knows about living. In the months that follow his tragic injury, Socrates impart to the growing young man the wisdom that he needs to leave the past behind and follow the path of destiny and fulfill his transformation into the peaceful warrior. This film demonstrates that biggest battles we fight are within us and not outside!!!

Cinderella Man

Inspirational Message: Work hard, support your family and believe in yourself.

Inspirational Summary: The true story of Jim Braddock a boxer and a hard working man who achieved his greatest success against the most daunting odds of his life. James displays the strength, spirit, and tenacity to fight through financial hardships, a serious hand injury and the 1930’s great depression. This is a world-class film!!!

I am missing an inspirational movie? What’s your favorite inspirational movie and why? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

My top five from this list are:

  • Rudy
  • Braveheart
  • Men of Honor
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Remember the Titans

I hope you have enjoyed this amazing list of inspirational movies as much as I did 🙂. Now go ahead and watch any movie you haven’t seen yet with your family and friends.

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Thanks for stopping by and until next Monday, keep living a happy, joyful and exciting life!!!

You are a Champion :-).

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  1. Great list mi amigo!

    My favorite three on the list (10-20) are Braveheart, Pursuit of Happiness and The Blind Side.

    You should consider adding a page to your blog with all your recommendations (books, movies, recipes, vacation spots…etc) all in one place and call it “Taso recommends” or something like that.

    Stay inspired – awesome post bro – your blog gets better every week! YES!!!

  2. Hey Joe, I’m really grateful this year for all your support, advise and companion that you has brought to my life and this blog. Your presence has been amazing and life changing :-).

    Thanks for sharing your favorites movies and for your recommendations on making this blog even better.

    Keep living life happily, joyfully and excitedly :-).

    You are a Champion!!!

  3. Wepaaaaa… super… tengo que ver dos… de estas que pusistes… me encanta…

  4. Hey Cily, which ones do you want to see?

  5. Here below I share a list of 10 films for those of you who are hungry for more inspirational movies and would like to have more options :-).
    1. Limitless
    2. The Last Samurai
    3. Wall Street
    4. John Q
    5. Pay it Forward
    6. The Ultimate Gift
    7. The Karate Kid
    8. Gladiator
    9. Catch Me If You Can
    10. Rocky


  6. Anastacio,

    I do have to agree that your blogging is getting better and better. I really think it’s awesome to see your commitment to adding value in people’s life. From challenging people to get out of their comfort and giving people a new perspective or reminding them on what matters most. I think its awesome!! 🙂 I definitely appreciate your dedication to be the uncommon and inspire people. For people that don’t know you on a personal level I would like to say that you are one of the most sincere and ginuine individuals I know. Your positive energy is contagious and I’m greatful for our friendship. Anastacio keep the great messages coming! I can’t wait for you to write your book! I know it will change thousands of lives.

    As for the movies that fire me up, I would have to say Rocky is a great fighters classic! I’m surprised no one has mentioned, The notebook. Yes…it’s about love but it’s so powerful and inspiring the love the man had for his wife…wow! Amazing! Had me crying like a baby. 🙂

    Anyhow, thinking about all these inspirational movies/stories have me all fired up!

    Happy Holidays!!


  7. Hey Dago, I really appreciate from the bottom of my heart your honesty and your most sincere feedback. It makes me feel great and also reaffirm the fact that I’m heading in the right direction with what I’m doing in the blog.

    What you said is so true… I feel like I’m growing and getting better everytime I post a new blog post. It’s wonderful to be in a constant state of progression and improvement. Darren Hardy (Publisher of Success Magazine) said that the #1 trait of the highly successful people is “A relentless commitment to constant learning.” Having that mentality in myself has helped me accelerate the process.

    Let me tell you something… You are one of the most caring, optimistic and enthusiastic people I know. I’m very fortunate and grateful for your friendship :-).

    I look forward to keep developing even deeper our relationship and to help together those around us to achieve their wildest dreams and aspirations.

    About the movies… The Notebook is one of my favorites. That story is powerful and touched my heart in a very positive way.

    Wishing you a happy, joyful and excited holiday season :-).

    You are a CHAMPION!!!

  8. Hey Taso! This is a great blog 🙂 My favorites from here are “Pursuit of Happyness”, “Cinderella Man” and “The Blind Side”. We need more movies like these. Keep up the good work!


  9. Hi Veri, I want to welcome you to my blog and thank you for sharing your expert advise from the movie industry :-).

    I agree with you on the need that exists on the creation of high quality and transformational films. And I know for sure that you will be an ideal person to make killer movies with powerful messages of inspiration. You have what it takes.

    Keep persevering and living a purposeful life :-).

  10. I have 2 movies for you to see: Hugo and Courageous. In my opinion, they both challenge and inspire. Check them out and give me your input. Keep up the good work!


  11. Hi Nancy, I deeply appreciate your recommendations!!! I will check them out… Thanks for commenting and for taking the time to read this post :-).


  12. i advice everybody to watch (patch adams)

  13. Hello
    Great list.
    I haven’t seen anyone recommending this movie for you “Homeless to Harvard”. Since it is similiar to your favourite (Ruby) I decided to leave a comment 🙂
    My favourite inspirational movies would be

    Into the Wild
    The King’s Speech
    Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story

    Cheers from Poland and stay with such attitude 🙂

  14. oh, I i forgot about this one 🙂
    The World’s Fastest Indian

    • and the last one so far “Conversations with God”

  15. A great way to start the year…

  16. Hey man, the list is awesome i have to say although i have not watch some of these movies but it is included in my list – I’m not seeing the The God Father movie mention in your list which i believe is the best collection to watch.

    • Thanks my friend! You aren’t gonna believe this… Haven’t watch the God Father yet. Gotta make some time to watch that epic film. I’m happy you liked this post.

  17. Great list of inspirational movies. I totally loved Pursuit of Happyness and Jerry Maguire. And from this list, I’m yet to watch “A Beautiful Mind”. Let me download it right away, thanks a lot for the list man.

  18. Hi Anastacio, Thank for sharing list. I would like to share my personal favorite movies.

    The Shawshank Redemption
    The Pursuit of Happyness
    The Blind Side
    Margin Call
    Up In The Air
    The Devil Wears Parada
    Larry Crowne
    Cast Away
    In Good Company
    The Intouchables
    Freedom Writers
    What Maisie Knew

  19. u guys r forgetting INVICTUS


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