After spending tons of hours watching movies and surviving through many terrible plots we came to realize that not all are meant to inspire us. Real event or life-based movies not always work their magic. It is just like perfecting an art. Very few get it right and those who do inspires many.
We have compiled a list of the top 10 most inspirational movies of 21st Century that are inspired from real life events. Have you watched them all?
1. Pursuit of Happiness: The movie revolves around a struggling father Chris Gardner (Will Smith), who tries hard to provide his family with the basic necessities. After getting kicked out of the home and has a hard time earning greens. He wants a good future for his son Christopher (Jaden Smith) but couldn’t earn enough. It also depicts a father-son bond and gives a message of never give up hope. After failing to sell the devices known as ‘Bone Density Scanner’, he ends up as an intern in brokerage firm eventually bagging the only job in the organization. The film beautifully portrays that it’s not what you want that matters but this part of life, this right here? this is called happiness. The heartwarming efforts by Chris Gardner makes it a must watch the movie.
2. 127 Hours: Aaron Ralston (James Franco), a professional mountain climber goes to Utah to climb an isolated canyon where amid halfway a boulder falls trapping his arm. After many failed attempts to escape and being trapped for five days he decides to extricate his arm using a blunt knife. He knew he has to climb a 65-foot wall and run 8 miles before getting rescued. His sheer instinct of survival to meet his friends and family leads him to take such action. This inspires to never give up and life is too short and uncertain. Be thankful for what you got.
3. Seven Pounds: In an accident caused by Tim Thomas (Will Smith), 7 people dies. The guilt-ridden Tim pledges to change the lives of 7 unknown persons as a redemption for his wrong doing. He kills himself to donate the parts to Emily (One of the 7 people and also with whom he fell in love with) who has a congenital heart condition and Ezra Turner a blind woman. The movie beautifully captures the sacrifice of own life to change the others’.
4. The Blind Side: Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), a homeless boy gets taken home by Tuohy family for his good. upon expressing his interest in football, Leigh Anne (Sandra Bullock) helps him in pursuing his likeness. The step changes life of the boy and family’s. The movie is all about giving without expectation. Oher, a pretty good football player gets the chance to play in top league.
5. Rush: It is not just a movie but a gas filled roller coaster ride of sentiments. The movie is only based on two of the best Formula 1 racers of their time, James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and the Legendary Nikki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl), who compete with each other to be the world champion. The extreme mental and physical confrontation of the racers are enough to spark the fire inside us. ‘What’s the point of having a million of medals, cups, and planes if you don’t have any fun? And how is that winning?’
6. Good Will Hunting: Will Hunting (Matt Damon), a janitor at MIT, face hard time finding his identity, has a thing for mathematics and can practically solve any problem. It is not just a movie but an inspirational journey of a young miss leaden guy and how his life changes with hands of Dr. Sean Maguire (Robin Williams), Psychologist. A must watch movie.
7. 12 Years A Slave: Chiwetel Ejiofor’s applauseable role play in the movie and his struggle to survive through the slavery is treat to eyes and an encouragement to mind. After a tricky abduction by two white men, Soloman gets forced into slavery because black men are meant to be slaves. He was moved to different places and worked under different masters until a white slave named Bass (Brad Pitt) slips a rescue letter to Soloman’s friend who then comes and rescues him. Soloman Northup was forced to extreme condition living in inhuman condition but he never gives up hope and that strength brings him home.
8. Jobs: The biography of Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher) and the founding father of Apple Inc, shows the struggle how Steve starts a company with a dream of providing affordable computers to people. On his way to his dream he gets kicked out by the very company he builds. You don’t need a college degree to make something big you only need conviction and a dream, this movie shows that. We need not tell you What is Apple at present.
9. Money Ball: A story of Bill Beane (Brad Pitt), who dreams of winning the baseball world series, tries to form a team. Constraint by money he has to do it on very low budget and using the computer analysis technique. The handicapped fella using the method stands a team which later makes history of winning 20 consecutive matches in an American league. Although he couldn’t get his hands on the world title however, proves that his ways were influential.
10. A Beautiful Mind: John Nash (Russell Crowe), a genius mathematician and a Nobel laureate, after a great discovery finds himself amid a conspiracy plot which eventually leads him onto a mentally harassing and aching but, also a very long journey of finding his self through the swamps of paranoid schizophrenia. Alicia (Jennifer Connelly), his student with whom he was romantically involved, helps him in recovering.