Movies are a source of entertainment, relaxation and fun. But once in a while we come across a film that leaves a lasting impression, that inspires us, enlightens us and motivates us in ways we never thought possible.
If you’re feeling stuck in your studies and in desperate need of motivation or if you need a pick-me-up on a bad day, one good movie or two might just be the fuel to keep you motivated. Here are seven movies that can inspire you and give you motivation not just for studying but also in pursuing your life’s purpose.
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Good Will Hunting is a story of a troubled genius who struggles between an abusive past and an opportunity for great things. The story revolves around this young man working as a janitor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who doesn’t realise his potential. The help of a psychologist (played by actor Robin Williams) gives him the opportunity to realise his value in the world and what matters to him most. This is an inspirational story about discovering your hidden talents that can change your life for the better.
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
This film starring Will Smith is a powerful and heart-wrenching portrayal of a struggling father who works hard to protect and provide for his son despite mounting challenges and bleak circumstances. This movie shares a positive message that if you really work hard for something, you will succeed. It inspires people not to give up on their dreams and not letting anybody tell you that you can’t accomplish anything.
Hidden Figures (2016)
Hidden Figures is based on a true story of three African-American women in the 1960s who overcame prejudice regarding race, gender and intelligence while working at NASA providing important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions. It is a great portrayal of determined and strong women who never gave up despite the racist behaviour and the challenges of the job. This will inspire so many people to overcome any obstacle and never to give up on their dreams and talents. It shows that you can do anything if you put your mind to it.
3 Idiots (2009)
3 Idiots is an Indian coming-of-age comedy-drama film about friendship, love of learning, and overcoming social pressures under traditional and strict philosophies of India’s educational system. It follows the friendship of three guys in engineering college who face challenges and overcome their fears that help them realise their true purpose and ambitions. It sends a great message of believing in yourself and working with passion and purpose. If you like some occasional dancing and singing, this film will surely entertain while teaching great lessons in life and love.
If you’re feeling pressure and stress from study, work and other responsibilities, take time to unwind and enjoy a movie that may just be the remedy to uplift your soul and get you right back on track. We hope this helps!