Top Motivational Movies Based on True Stories
Published December 26th, 2019
After a long and tiring day, movies are one way to relieve your stress away. Nothing beats a good old movie that can keep you relaxed, happy, or sometimes inspired.
So, if you are feeling under the weather, these movies based on true stories will surely keep you motivated.
Here are the top motivational movies based on true stories.
Diagnosed with manic depression, Patch Adams sought medical attention at a mental institution. There he finds how doctors treat the patients but don’t agree with the patient care methods.
However, what he also found there was his purpose in life – and that is helping other people. Patch Adams vows to become a doctor and change things by addressing the emotional needs of the patients. But life, as we know it, is never easy.
A Beautiful Mind
The movie tells the life story of a mathematician, John Nash, who discovered a highly complicated mathematical concept, the Nash equilibrium. Despite his greatness and intelligence, he also suffered from schizophrenia. This movie shows how you can still achieve success in life, even though you are dealing with something that you thought can be a burden.
The Aviator is a story about a billionaire and aviation tycoon, Howard Hughes, who transformed a small fortune into a huge one. But, despite being a successful public figure, he suffers from phobias and tormented by depression. It only shows that life isn’t all about money and fame.
Schindler’s List is a story of how a businessman, Oskar Schindler, saved a thousand Jews from death in the gas chambers. The movie was set in Germany in 1939, in the thick of World War II. Schindler, who runs a factory, hired the cheapest labor he could find, and that was the Jews.
From profit to human sympathy, Schindler soon realizes that he is not only doing it to save his company but also to save the lives of the innocent.
The Pursuit of Happyness
A salesman and a single dad, Chris Gardner, portrays how you must go through hardships so you can achieve success in life. Despite his wife leaving him during his difficult times and had to live in the streets for some time with his son, the movie will teach you that hard work really pays off.
The Blind Side
The Blind Side is a movie that tackles the issue of race but also restores faith in humanity. The story revolves around a homeless and uneducated African American teen, Michael Oher, who is taken in by a white family. Their action teaches us that kindness can transcend racial boundaries.
Who would have thought that a millionaire quadriplegic would be friends with a homeless ex-convict? The Intouchables will show you how friendship can remove the barrier between class and racial tension.
The Theory of Everything
The movie is based on the story of one of the most brilliant physicists of all time, Stephen Hawking, and his wife, Jane Wilde.
Hawking was a student in Cambridge when he was diagnosed with an incurable disease and was only given a couple of years to live. But despite the horrible trials, Hawking didn’t give up and remained positive in solving the single equation that would explain the ever famous “Theory of Everything.” (Related: Inspirational Songs for Cancer Patients)
These motivational movies based on true stories or actual life events will undoubtedly teach you a lot of things and change your perspective in life. (Related: Top Happiness Blogs You Need to Follow)
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As a nurse, Franchette Agatha Jardin firmly believes in the importance of understanding the human body and the advancement of science. She writes about what people can do for the betterment of the world and how everyone can be part of something great.