The global Corona COVID 19 crisis had restricted people across the world to their homes and the lockdown, as it is generally referred to as, is making everyone feel bored & demotivated. Worry not, this is a time for movies and not just becuase you have nothing else to do, but because they provide you with an instant dose of motivation which is what you urgently need to tide through and use this down time to learn a new skill, read more, pick up hobbies and so on. So here goes the list.
1) Forrest Gump
An all time favorite starring Tom Hanks in an Oscar winning performance. Paramount pictures gives the synopsis as “Stupid is as stupid does, says Forrest Gump (played by Tom Hanks in an Oscar-winning performance) as he discusses his relative level of intelligence with a stranger while waiting for a bus. Despite his sub-normal IQ, Gump leads a truly charmed life, with a ringside seat for many of the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. Entirely without trying, Forrest teaches Elvis Presley to dance, becomes a football star, meets John F. Kennedy, serves with honor in Vietnam, meets Lyndon Johnson, speaks at an anti-war rally at the Washington Monument, hangs out with the Yippies, defeats the Chinese national team in table tennis, meets Richard Nixon, discovers the break-in at the Watergate, opens a profitable shrimping business, becomes an original investor in Apple Computers, and decides to run back and forth across the country for several years“. Watch the trailer and decide for yourself.
2) The Pursuit of Happyness
An all time motivation dose starring Will Smith in a role which will leave a positive impression on your mind for a long time. Youtube Movies describes the movie as “Once homeless, Christopher Gardner (Smith) turns his life around and becomes the head of his own brokerage firm“. Watch the trailer and decide for yourself.
3) Remember The Titans
This is an inspirational movie based on real events starring Denzel Washington in an absolutely inspirational avatar. Youtube Movies describes it as “Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington shines in REMEMBER THE TITANS. Based on real events, this remarkable story celebrates how a town torn apart by friction and mistrust comes together in triumphant harmony. After leading his team to fifteen winning seasons, beloved football coach Bill Yoast (Will Patton) is demoted and replaced by tough, opinionated Herman Boone (Washington). How these two men overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions is a remarkable portrait of courage and perseverance. You and your family will never forget the Titans!“. Watch the trailer and decide for yourself.
We know you must have surely heard the name of this movie at least so this comes as no surprise in this list. Starring Sylvester Stallone, this is a story about winning against all odds. Most of its dialogues are quoted as motivational quotes, such was the motivation level of this movie. Youtube Movies describes it as “Rocky Balboa is a struggling Philadelphia boxer who is scorned by his gym’s owner, patronized by a loan shark and rebuffed by a shy ‘plain-Jane’, whose butcher brother keeps engineering a romantic match. Rocky would have remained in this rut had not heavyweight champion Apollo Creed come up with the Bicentennial gimmick to give a chance for a ‘nobody’ to become a ‘somebody’. The “Italian Stallion” trains earnestly and goes the distance…against all odds!“. Watch the trailer and decide for yourself.
This movie is based on a true story starring Brad Pitt in his most inspirational role ever. This is a story about one individual trying to take on the whole system for what he believes. Based on a true story, Moneyball is a movie for anybody who has ever dreamed of taking on the system. Youtube Movies describes it as “Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A’s and the guy who assembles the team, who has an epiphany: all of baseball’s conventional wisdom is wrong. Forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget, Beane will have to outsmart the richer clubs. The onetime jock teams with Ivy League grad Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) in an unlikely partnership, recruiting bargain players that the scouts call flawed, but all of whom have an ability to get on base, score runs, and win games. It’s more than baseball, it’s a revolution — one that challenges old school traditions and puts Beane in the crosshairs of those who say he’s tearing out the heart and soul of the game”. Watch the trailer and decide for yourself.
We hope we bring you some cheer with these all time evergreen motivational hits.