If you are feeling under the weather, you will love what we have prepared for you: ten awesome motivational movies to make you believe in yourself once more.
1. Braveheart (1995)
William Wallace, the hero of the film is, as the actor who interprets the roles says, Mel Gibson (who directed the film), one of the men who changed the course of history. And Braveheart is a credible story about courage, loyalty, honor and the brutality of war. All seasoned with a poignant love story.
2. Rocky (1976)
Awarded with an Oscar in 1977 for Best Picture, Rocky I is the most valuable screening out of the five made that tell the story of the most famous boxer in the history of cinema. Sylvester Stallone found his way to absolute glory after this film started running in theaters across the globe, his character creating a real hysteria among fans of action movies. Not to mention that Stallone’s life story is just as fascinating. To achieve this film and to play himself into the role, Stallone sold his dog, which he then recovered (overpriced) after signing the contract for the film.
3. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
The film tells the story of Maggie Fitzgerald, a waitress who moved to Los Angeles with the desire to become a boxing champion. Moreover, her desire is to be coached by legendary boxing trainer Frankie Dunn. The film is a profound story about determination, strength and love, courage. Four Oscars and two Golden Globes starring Clint Eastwood, Hillary Swank and Morgan Freeman.
4. Erin Brockovich (2000)
In a world where heroes are often in very small numbers, the story of Erin Brockovich reminds us of the power of the human spirit. With passion, tenacity and her unwavering desire to fight for the rights of fellow citizens defied the odds. Her victory was more enjoyable due to the fact that while she was helping others, she was helping herself as well. Erin Brockovich is an emotional drama, funny and unconventional based on facts, in which Julia Roberts (Oscar and Golden Globe for the role) – a mother with three children, divorced twice confront sand defeat the bad guys.
5. The Bucket List (2007)
We have a philosophy professor (Morgan Freeman) and billionaire (Jack Nicholson). The first wakes up in his hospital bed and realizes that his long list of things to do before dying is not completed. The second has not never made a list of things, but only figures. And, incidentally or not, he share the hospital room with the teacher. Although seemingly very different, they discover they have two things in common: the need to reconcile with themselves and the decisions they have made in life and the desire to spend the time left doing everything they wanted.
6. Rudy (1993)
Rudy has always been told he is too short to play college football. However, he is determined to overcome the impediment and to fulfill the dream of playing for the Notre Dame team.
7. La Vita E Bella (1997)
The central story is Guido, a delightful character, characterized by childish innocence and harboring a big dream: to open his own bookstore. He fulfills his dream, opens a library, marries his dream girl, Dora, and they have a son. But everything crumbles when anti-Semitism is highest in Italy and Guido and his son Joshua are sent to a concentration camp. To stay with her loved ones, Dora asks to go camp. From now on, Guido’s sole purpose is to save his son and his innocence.
8. Peaceful Warrior (2006)
Dan Millman is a gymnast who dreams to win a medal at the Olympics, whose world is upside down when he meets a mysterious stranger named Socrates. He has the power to reach new levels of power and understanding After suffering an accident, with the help of Socrates and a young woman, Joy, Dan discovers that he has to learn more and forget even more before becoming a fighter at peace with himself.
9. Gladiator (2000)
The great Roman general Maximus (Russell Crowe) has led legions achieving victory after victory on the battlefield. And once the war ended, he is thinking to return home to his wife and his son. However, the dying Emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris) still has a task: to transmit power. Heir to the throne, Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) is not pleased and orders the execution of Maximus’s family. While escaping with his life, he becomes a slave and is trained as a gladiator. His fame grows from day to day, and gladiator learns that the only power greater than that of the king is that of the people.
10. Coach Carter (2005)
Based on a true story, Coach Carter presents a controversial basketball coach Ken Carter (Samuel L. Jackson), who has been praised and criticized, after he became famous following the seizure of his entire undefeated team that had a series of failures. The players, parents and community attempts to bring the team back on the field and Carter must overcome the obstacles of his environment and show young people a future that goes beyond street gangs, drugs, prison and even basketball.