Do you love to watch movies? Are you a true movie buff? Then watching these inspirational movies based on true stories will give your life a fantastic kick start once again. We have collected a list of 10 movies that will help you virtually meet with amazing people from across the globe that chose to live on their own, broke several rules, never give up in life and lived life wholeheartedly like geniuses. These inspirational movies have intense stories behind their making and you’ll love watching them over and over again. We are amazed at how the filmmaker and his team manage to depict the complex scenarios and workings of the person’s life in a time-bound film. The real-life stories have inspired many writers to create masterpieces on the big screen. Now it’s your turn to get inspired!!
Best Inspirational Movies Based on True Stories
Nitesh Tiwari has directed this wonderful and inspirational biopic of Mahavir Singh Phogat a former wrestling champion. Based in Haryana Mahavir Singh Phogat (played by none other than Aamir Khan) trained his own daughters Geeta and Babita to earn gold medals for India in wrestling. His story in this movie will definitely inspire you to do a lot more. Women can stand shoulder to shoulder with men in any face of life. It was the best flick in 2016. It’s worth watching over and over again.
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2. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is another movie based on true story of a legendary athlete of India, Milkha Singh. The titular role is played by Farhan Akhtar, we wouldn’t miss saying that his performance is one of his best performances. Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra this film marks ups and downs that Milkha Singh faces in his sports career. Kudos to the crew of filmmakers who made it possible to reiterate the inspiring life story of this Indian athlete and his exemplary performance.
3. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
The subject of this movie – Hachi: A Dog’s Tale – is very touching and motivational. Many of you might have watched this movie but for those who haven’t here’s a brief of the story. Hachiko was a faithful dog who stayed happily with his master. He waited at the railway station every day to walk back home with his master when he returned from work. One day his master dies and the dog being ignorant about this fact waited at the station every day for almost nine years. Till his last breath, the dog shows the bond with his beloved master. Watch such interesting movies based on true stories and get inspired instantly.
This again is a brilliant movie that thrills you everytime you watch it. True story movies are worth waiting for the entire year. There is so much to learn, so much to get motivated from. Neerja is a biographical movie based on the story of hijacked plane Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi, Pakistan on September 5, 1986. Neerja Bhanot a purser on the plane plays a bold and brave role to save most passengers in the aircraft. She was a girl with beauty and brains and she gave up her life for the safety of passengers. This flick was directed by Ram Madhvani and Sonam Kapoor played the lead character of Neerja in the movie.
5. 127 Hours
The Hollywood movies are quite inspired by true stories and adventures people encounter while travelling across the globe. 127 Hours is one such lovely flick featuring a mountain climber – Aron Ralston – who gets trapped inside a mountain, under a huge boulder in his journey. He sets out canyoneering alone in Moab, Utah and gets trapped there. His desperate measures for survival are remarkable and inspiring. Do watch it if you still haven’t had a chance to do so. The movie was nominated for six academy awards in 2010.
6. Schindler’s List
There are many movies based on the horrifying story of Holocaust. Holocaust was the planned murder of over 6 million Jews by the Nazi’s during Hitler’s regime. It was one of the darkest periods that mankind faced during the World War II. Amidst this dreadful era of concentration camps and ghettos, Oskar Schindler became a hero for saving hundreds of lives by providing employment in his factories. This movie will surely send shivers down your spine. Do watch.
Bollywood has abundant stories based on true movies that act as fodder to create masterpieces that stun everyone. Airlift is an Indian war thriller flick of 2016, directed by Raja Krishna Menon featuring Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur in lead roles. A Kuwait based businessman, Ranjit Katyal, gets trapped in the city where all his money can’t buy his safety. Alone he plans a rescue mission by contacting the Indian Embassy to get people back to India amidst the war zone. It’s amazing to see how a single man’s courage makes it all happen.
8. Temple Grandin
Many of us say that mental disabilities are a hindrance to self-progress. However, you’ll be amazed when you see this Hollywood movie. It’s a biopic of autistic lady Temple Grandin who overcame her limitations and went on to become a PhD in the field of animal husbandry. Look at how she excelled in this true story movies.
9. Into the Wild
What is it that makes you happy?? Most of us would vote for money! Yes, money brings in luxury and power but it cannot make you smile, it cannot satisfy your soul. Into the Wild is a movie about Christopher McCandless, a student and athlete, who rejects all his wealth and heads to Alaska to experience the thrill of life in the wilderness. Wow. There is nothing more exciting than watching this fabulous movie.
10. Manjhi – The Mountain Man
Here is another biographical movie – Manjhi – The Mountain Man – released in 2015, which is based on the life story of Dashrath Manjhi. The movie was directed by Ketan Mehta. Dashrath Manjhi was a poor labourer who was encouraged to carve out a road through the mountain after his wife fell off the cliff. This movie represents how this man single-handedly struggles his way through to achieve his goals. His story definitely an inspiring one!
From biopics to adventures of life movie-goers have come up with interesting projects that thrill everyone. You can suggest your favourite inspirational movies based on true stories in case you don’t find it in our list.
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