Motivational Movies , an impactful tool for students in lieu of traditional classroom teaching, which alone cannot motivate every student. All the students love entertainment, and inspire by movies. Movies are an effective and easy medium to motivate them.
Parenting is an art like Teaching. If you are a teacher or a parent, you have to understand this very well. This affinity will teach the students, and they learn easily.
It is not difficult to screen a movie today. All schools and colleges have smart classrooms to screen the videos. Here are some good inspirational, educational Hollywood & Bollywood movies that can motivate students from schools and colleges.
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1. Motivational Movies- Top 20
- The Blind Side (English-2009)
- The Social Network (English -2010)
- Taare Zameen Par(Hindi-2007)
- 3 Idiots (Hindi-2009)
- Mayakkam Enna (Tamil-2011)
- Soorarai Pottru (Tamil -2020)
- The Pursuit of Happiness (English- 2006)
- Warrior (English-2011)
- The Great Debaters(English-2007)
- Good Will Hunting (English-1997)
1.1 The Blind Side (English-2009)
Cast & Crew: The Blind Side is an American biographical sports drama film written and directed by John Lee Hancock in 2009. Sandra Bullock starred in the leading role.
Story: It is based on the real story of Michael Oher, who was adopted by a loving, supportive family – the Tuohys. Leigh Anne Tuohy and her husband Sean offer him shelter for a day and extend their welcome indefinitely.
Leigh Anne discovers Michael’s strengths and helps him understand his strengths better. This, in turn, has a positive effect on his football skills. Finally, he becomes a successful football player, with strong support from the Tuohy family despite going through some rough patches.
1.2 Motivational Movies : The Social Network (English – 2010)
Cast & Crew: “The Social Network” is an American drama movie written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher in 2010. Jesse Eisenberg depicted facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg while Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield played supporting roles
Story: This motivational Hollywood movie shows the journey of Mark Zuckerberg from a Harvard student to a multi-millionaire is really an inspiring one for everyone; it might inspire you to become an awesome genius like the man himself. The Social Network, tells that every student can turn their dream into reality.
1.3 Taare Zameen Par(Hindi-2007)
Taare Zameen Par (Stars on Land), also known as Like Stars on Earth in English, is a 2007 Indian Hindi-language drama film produced and directed by Aamir Khan. The film stars Khan himself, along with Darsheel Safary, Tanay Chheda, Sachet Engineer, Vipin Sharma and Tisca Chopra.
The film explores the life and imagination of Ishaan (Safary), an 8-year-old dyslexic child. Although he excels in art, his poor academic performance leads his parents to send him to a boarding school. Ishaan’s new art teacher Nikumbh (Khan) suspects that he is dyslexic and helps him to overcome his reading disorder.
1.4 3 Idiots (Hindi-2009)
3 Idiots is a 2009 Hindi-language Indian coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and directed by Rajkumar Hirani and co-written by Abhijat Joshi, with producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra acting as a screenplay associate. Adapted loosely from Chetan Bhagat‘s novel Five Point Someone, the film stars Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan and Sharman Joshi in the titular role, marking their reunion 3 years after the 2006 film Rang De Basanti, while Kareena Kapoor, Boman Irani and Omi Vaidya star in the pivotal lead roles.
Narrated through parallel dramas, one in the present and the other ten years in the past, the story follows the friendship of three students at an Indian engineering college and is a satire about the social pressures under an Indian education system.
1.5 Motivational Movies : Mayakkam Enna (Tamil-2011)
It is a great motivational movie about photography and it was directed by Mr. Selvaragavan starring Dhanush and Richa in the lead, music was composed by GV Prakash Kumar and it was cinematographed by Mr. Ramji.
This movie is still a bible for many youngsters who try to succeed in their passion.
In this movie, the protagonist Karthick Swaminathan try to become a wildlife photographer who needs a break. His friend’s girlfriend who loves him tries to help him but he can’t succeed but she keeps doing the same after marrying Karthick and after many struggles she made him be a legendary wildlife photographer.
This movie will literally make you cry and gives you more confidence in your life. Whatever the situation may be just watch this one then you will feel more comfortable.
1.6 Soorarai Pottru (Tamil -2020)
Cast & crew : This movie directed by Sudha Kongara and produced by Suriya and Guneet Monga, under their respective banners 2D Entertainment and Sikhya Entertainment. The story was conceptualised and written by Kongara. The screenplay was written by Kongara and Shalini Ushadevi, with an additional screenplay by Aalif Surti and Ganesha, and Vijay Kumar writing the dialogue. The film stars Suriya, Paresh Rawal, and Aparna Balamurali with Urvashi, Mohan Babu, and Karunas amongst others in supporting roles.
Maara, a young man from a remote village, dreams of launching a low-cost own airline service. How he overcomes several obstacles and challenges in order to be successful in his quest, is the story.
1.7 The Pursuit of Happiness (English- 2006)
Cast & Crew: Helmed by Gabriele Muccino, this biopic featured Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith as Chris Gardner and his son respectively.
Story: The Pursuit of Happiness is an American biographical drama film based on the life of entrepreneur Chris Gardner directed by Gabriele Muccino in 2006.In this movie, Will Smith plays the role of Gardner who goes from being a homeless salesman to the owner of a brokerage house with his sheer determination and will power.
1.8 Warrior (English-2011)
Cast and Crew: Directed by Gavin O’Connor, the movie stars Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte, and Tom Hardy. Nick Nolte was nominated for the Academy Award for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
The Story: The film tells the story of two MMA champions who meet for a fight without knowing the fact that they are estranged brothers. The two brothers fight tournaments for different reasons and end up fighting one another. The brothers reconcile their differences in the end and the movie closes with the smiling shot of the father.
The film presents some great shots on MMA fighting with the major theme being reconciliation and redemption of the human spirit. The power of forgiveness and family bonds are well explored in the movie.
1.9 The Great Debaters(English-2007)
Cast & Crew: Starring Denzel Washington, “The Great Debaters” is an inspirational American movie movie released in 2007. It was directed by Denzel Washington himself and its producer was Oprah Winfrey.
Story: It is based on an article written about the Wiley College debate team.
Thinking of teaching or training others? This movie is the dramatic retelling of the true story of Melvin B.Tolson, a professor who inspired his students to challenge Harvard at the debating championship.
1.10 Motivational Movies : Good Will Hunting (English-1997)
Cast & Crew: Good Will Hunting boasts an illustrious cast including Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Stellan Skarsgard. This American film was written by Affleck and Matt Damon while it was helmed by Gus Van Sant.
Story: Matt Damon played the title role of a 20-year old young man. The hero is gifted with high potential in mathematics and chemistry but doesn’t realize what his potential can offer.
The film will inspire students to discover hidden talents they have.
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