Top 6 Inspirational Movies Every Student Should Watch

Shubham Dubey
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Top Inspirational Movies For Students

Movies can be a great source of inspiration for your personal life. This is true for everyone, especially students. After all, many movies are based on actual or fictional stories where people go through some struggle or difficulty and then emerge triumphantly.

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These depictions of the hero’s journey have inspired us for centuries. The movie format has only made them more successful and given creators space to explore different stories. In addition, movies are now much more accessible, as they are available with TV plans and streaming websites.

Top 6 Inspirational Movies for Students

So, if you’re a student, there is a whole array of movie content for you. Many movies will inspire and motivate you, especially if you’re still thinking about what you want to do in the future. In addition, many movies also show that it’s okay not to be good at everything and that life can throw unexpected curveballs. So, here are a few inspiring movies you should watch to get some motivation.

Dead Poets Society

This Robin Williams movie is one of the most outstanding performances of his illustrious career. He plays an English teacher in an all-boys prep school, mired in traditions and expectations. Students are expected to get top grades, perform well in sports, and enter top-tier careers.

This new teacher shows the students there’s more to life than these stiff traditions and opens up a new world of poetry. Then, the students discover their dreams and are inspired to pursue them. This movie shows how social expectations and traditions may be holding you back from your dreams. You need to think beyond them and figure out what you want.

Mona Lisa Smile

This movie has some timeless performances by Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, and Julia Roberts. It is about an all women’s college which instils traditional gender roles and expectations into its students. Julia Roberts plays the role of an art history professor who shakes up these expectations and encourages women to challenge their traditional roles.

It is an excellent insight into how gender roles were considered just a few years ago. In addition, it has some beautiful scenes where the class discusses iconic artwork and its history. So, if you’re interested in art, you should watch it anyway.

The Theory of Everything

Based on the life of Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything shows the power of perseverance. It covers a long period of his life, from when he met his future wife, Jane, to the ongoing progression of his motor neuron disease.

However, Hawking and Jane Wilde persevered through the odds and made incredible scientific breakthroughs. This movie is a tearjerker and explores how relationships and achievements can remain strong despite significant setbacks.

The Breakfast Club

Sometimes, you want to watch something that doesn’t really have a lesson but still explores essential concepts. The movie is about students from different cliques spending the day in detention together.

They find out they have more in common than they’d think and foster friendships and relationships. It shows you how self-perceived differences don’t matter and how you should extend companies outside your limited groups.

The Social Network

The Social Network is about the journey of Facebook from a straightforward college social website to a global phenomenon. It is a fictionalized version of actual events and follows Mark Zuckerberg and his co-founders for several years.

The movie shows all the conflicts and crises Facebook initially faced and how its shares gained immense value. In addition, it covers the legal disputes between Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin and the whole case with the Winklevoss twins. It is a good exploration of how success and achievement can be alienating and complex relationships get when money is involved. However, it also shows the power of a simple idea and how hard work can make that idea into a fruitful venture.

Life of Pi

Moving out of the academic setting, Life of Pi is a beautiful movie rife with metaphors. It is based on an award-winning book about a boy named Pi, stranded on a lifeboat with a tiger, zebra, hyena, and orangutan. Only Pi and the tiger (named Richard Parker) remain on the boat and survive as the movie progresses.

The story is a symbol of perseverance and survival in difficult situations. It also explores people’s relationships with family and faith. It is inspiring because it shows you the power of persistence and the ability to move on from trauma.

To sum up, there are some excellent inspirational movies students should watch. These offer great lessons in commitment, perseverance, and pursuing your dreams.

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By Shubham Dubey Journalist and Social Media Manager
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