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Top 5 Motivational Films

top 5 motivational films
Anubhav Chakraborty

February 23, 2022 3 min read

Forrest Gump 

“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” 

Forrest is projected as a deviant person. He is a man with low IQ who finds himself in the middle of sometimes turbulent events. His narration gyrates around his tales of survival, his courage and how he overcame his fears driven by his undying love for Jenny. 


The Shawshank Redemption

 “Remember, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”  

The movie chronicles the perseverance of numerous characters inside a prison like Andy Dufresne and Red. We see how beautifully these prisoners try to make something special out of their mundane existence until they feel liberated from within. The story of Andy’s escape therefore serves as a mere side note as Red discovers the true meaning of hope and how freedom seems elusive in the beginning but is never unattainable. 


Life is Beautiful

” You are such a good boy. You sleep now. Dream sweet dreams. Maybe we are both dreaming. Maybe this is all a dream, and in the morning, Mommy will wake us up with milk and cookies.” 

Life is beautiful is the story of a Jewish father and his family who are struggling to exist around Nazi Concentration Camps. The father desperately tries to shield his son from experiencing and comprehending the brutalities around him by using humour and invoking moments of glee out of dire circumstances. 


The Pursuit of Happyness

” Chris Gardner: You got a dream. You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it.” 

The movie chronicles the presence of happiness in everyone’s life. These lives might appear banal and non vibrant from the outset. Yet it is in one’s attempt to find and successfully locate mirth in one’s life that teaches them about the true meaning of happiness. 

Chris is one such individual who finds himself and his son lost in a whirlpool of tribulations and we see how he tries to escape it through wisdom and acceptance. 


Million Dollar Baby

“Instead Of Running From The Pain Like A Sane Person Would Do, You Step Into It.”

Million Dollar Baby is the story of Frankie and Maggie. One , an old and grumpy coach and the other an aspiring boxer. It is about these two individuals overcome a plethora of obstacles both individual and collective and find glory. 

They voluntarily travel the hard road never abandoning each other in their quest for triumph.

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