The best inspirational movies leave an indelible impression on the viewer. In this selection I’ve chosen the best 10; from Award winners to cult favorites, they’re worthy of anyone’s DVD collection.
In an attempt to avoid this list being cliché, I’ve picked films you may not have seen before, and ones which may have slipped from your memory. As a result, you won’t find certain well known films below.The exceptional films on offer should, hopefully, make up for it.
I HAVE ADDED FIVE MORE INSPIRING FOREIGN MOVIES THAT YOU SHOULD WATCH.
1.Paan Singh Tomar (2012)
The story of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete and seven-time national steeplechase champion who becomes one of the most feared dacoits in Chambal Valley after his retirement. (135 mins.)
2.Chak De! India (2007)
A disgraced hockey player coaches the women's national team to win back his honor and dignity. (153 mins.)
3.Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013)
The truth behind the ascension of Milkha "The Flying Sikh" Singh who was scarred because of the India-Pakistan partition. (186 mins.)
4.Like Stars on Earth (2007)
An eight-year-old boy is thought to be lazy and a trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school. (165 mins.)
5.3 Idiots (2009)
Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots". (170 mins.)
The cathartic tale of a deaf, mute and blind girl, and her teacher who brings a ray of light into her world of BLACK. (122 mins.)
Iqbal, the deaf and mute son of a farmer, has a passion for the game of cricket and seeks the tutelage of washed-up, alcoholic ex-player. (132 mins.)
The classic story of a terminally ill man who wishes to live life to the full before the inevitable occurs, as told by his best friend. (122 mins.)
Expelled from his school, a 16-year old boy returns home to his abusive and oppressive father. (134 mins.)
10.Rang De Basanti (2006)
The story of six young Indians who assist an English Woman to film a documentary on the extremist freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long forgotten saga of freedom. (157 mins.)
After the death of the family's matriarch, her husband and son must confront not only the corruption in society around them but the corruption within themselves. (100 mins.)“ A movie ahead of its time. A Bar raised so high of Pakistani Cinema.
MOOR shows is a simple story of corruption, honesty, soul searching and above all a Father/Son relationship.
To begin with movie from its first shot takes your breath away, Cinematography is Hauntingly beautiful. During the movie at points you forget its a Pakistani movie. Movie's atmosphere is so calm yet at the same time its chaotic.
Jami a veteran director whose previous is O21 and many music videos has conceived it brilliantly. He has made a movie which will make Pakistani Cinema proud and should be official entry for Oscars from PAK. ” - Praveen Pathak
12.Gyvenimas yra grazus (1997)
When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. (116 mins.)
“ Life Is Beautiful is an Italian film taking place during the Holocaust. The movie follows a father in his quest to shield the horrors of their reality from his young son. A truly moving look at a very serious time in history, this tearjerker will have anyone viewing the world in a more gracious way. ” - Praveen Pathak
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver. (112 mins.)
“ This foreign film is set in Paris, as a quadriplegic aristocrat seeks to hire a new assistant. An unusual meeting with a disrespectful freeloader leads the millionaire to test the student. As the troublesome addition changes their lives, viewers are challenged to look at their own contributions to the world. ” - Praveen Pathak
14.Stebuklingi Sihiros nuotykiai dvasiu pasaulyje (2001)
During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. (125 mins.)
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.