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5 Films That Remind You Anything Is Possible

Nothing gets me more pumped than watching a movie with a message! I have a huge list of movies that I love and use as inspiration whenever I need a little pick-me-up. So, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites with you.

 

Little Boy was released in 2015 and lucky for us, it’s now available on Netflix. This movie is the epitome of what I stand for: BELIEF. The movie is based around a little boy and his bold faith to bring his father back from War. His journey takes the audience on an emotional rollercoaster that continues until the final credits roll.  Overall, this movie serves as a reminder that we should never give up on our dreams, no matter how lost they may appear, belief will ultimately get you through. After watching this movie, I couldn’t stop thinking about it, or talking about it, and, I found myself constantly recommending it to my friends and family.  So, it comes as no surprise that this films is my top pick.

 

Eddie the Eagle was released in 2016 and stars Taron Egerton who is slowly becoming one of my favorite actors. This movie teaches us about perseverance and the determination that one must have if we want to not only reach our goals, but exceed them. Eddie didn’t allow others to dictate his life, or change his goals based on their belief about what he could or couldn’t do. He held steady to his goal and went for them. In return, he beat the odds and surprised everyone. This is the perfect film for anyone that feels like they can’t do “it” because of certain limitations they may have. Oh, let us not forget that this movie is based on a true story!

 

Yep, an-oldie-but-a-goodie is The Pursuit of Happyness which was released in 2006 and stars Will Smith. Smith plays a father who ends up homeless but through sheer determination works his way to the top. For me, this film reminds me that where there’s a will, there’s a way. This is a staple in the industry as far as motivation is concerned, not only because it is an incredible and touching story, but because it is also based on a true story.

 

Okay, another oldie here but it’s literally my favorite movie in this genre. Bruce Almighty stars Jim Carrey and through his typical humor delivers a lesson about gratitude and what it means to truly love. Carey resents God for all of his recent misfortunes, like being passed up for a promotion, or his dog refusing to use the bathroom outdoors. His begrudging attitude finally takes a turn when he realizes what is truly important in life. If you’re looking to get motivated in a light-hearted way, this one’s for you.

 

As far as animated films goes, Trolls is at the top of my list for motivation. This movie has so many lessons, but the one that stuck with me the most was the one about Poppy. Poppy is happy, optimistic and brave. But even she, is brought down by circumstances way beyond her control. Her behavior, both when happy and sad, majorly affects those who surround her and look up to her. This film teaches us the value of friendship and the importance of staying-the-course, because we never know who we might be inspiring along the way. Not to mention, they have the best soundtrack!

Have some motivational films of your own? Share them in the comment. I’m always looking for inspiring films to add to my collection.

Till Next Time!

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