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Motivational movies are the best way to exaggerate the depression. As, life is full of mystery, there are chains of happiness and sadness going on life. One may feel extreme depression due to many reasons. So to break the depression, I recommend these 10 motivational movies to watch during depression from my experience.

1. It’s a Wonderful Life(1946)

It is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy drama film. Though quite bit old, its a classic movie. In the film, the protagonist character(George Bailey) tries to commit suicide in the time of Christmas night. The reason was he was unable to pay the loan interest. His colleague had lost the money on the way to the bank. As the economical condition was not good, he didn’t have other money to cover up the interest.

So he tried to fall from a bridge. But, an angel appears and shows him how the life would have been turned if he was not born. The life he had saved of others, the impact on his wife and his helping nature in the community would have been missed if he was not born. On returning to home after the lesson, his wife had collected the money from fund during Christmas party and he feels extremely happy which result in happy life afterwards.

This is one of the great motivational movies. One can be away from suicide and understand the meaning of life from this movie.

2. Forest Gump(1994)

This is a motivational comedy drama film. This film features the life of Forest Gump. By birth, he is mentally slow but kind-hearted man. To correct a curved spine, he is fitted with leg braces so he is unable to walk properly. He is bullied in the school for his physically and mentally challenged body.

Once fleeing from bullying friends, accidently his braces fall off and then he become a fast runner. Due to this ability, he soon gets many awards. He motivates other people by saving their lives on different situations. Soon people start to follow him.

I have kept this movie in my motivational movies list as this picture depicts how a physically and mentally challenged person can achieve higher things which is a great motivation to live.

3. Life is Beautiful(1998)

Its a story of father and son portrayed during the war time. The father and son are compelled to the death camp. But the father tries every possible way to remove the scaredness of his son by saying the camp as holiday camp where people are playing games and the son had to hide.

I have kept this movie in my motivational movies list as this movie pictures how the people give up everything for the loved ones and the healing power of comedy in the dark situation.

4. The curious case of Benjamin Button(2008)

It is a fantasy romantic drama film. This movie tells the story of Benjamin Button who is born with reverse age. He was born with the characteristics of old age person. In the course of time, he started to become youth from old age just the reverse of normal people like becoming youth from infant. Due to this special abnormalities, he goes with many ups and down which have been presented greatly in movie.

This movie motivates by clearly picturing the life of reverse age person.

5. The pursuit of happiness(2006)

It is a biographical drama film featuring Will Smith. This movie is based on a real story of a homeless man,Chris Gardener, who became a multi-millionaire investor. In the movie, Will has a small family with wife and son. He used to sell bone density scanner. Unable to sell more, his family is ruined and his wife leave. Due to the lack of many dues and unpaid tax, he and his son spend miserable life in train station, restroom, prison, etc. Though spending in these miserable places, he tried to make his son smile and happy. Later on, he gets job in stakebroker and the life gets smooth.

This movie motivates people in every possible way like making the son smile even spending the nights in restroom, struggle to get a job for livelihood, walking every door for the marketing of bone density scanner, etc.

6. Inside out(2015)

It is a 3D computer-animated movie by Pixar Animation Studios. This movie features the story of Riley, a girl whose personality and actions are controlled by 5 major emotions: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust, and Anger. Joy is the leader and tries to create joyful situations in every possible way. On moving from country town to urban side, Riley is depressed due to the action of Sadness.

When Joy and Sadness quarrel they get dumped out of headquarter and Fear, Disgust, Anger had to lead the headquarter. On absence of Joy, the three emotions led Riley to have the concept of returning back to country side for happiness. On the other side, Joy and Sadness are on track of returning back to headquarter. Joy tries to abandon Sadness and go alone to headquarter. But upon some incidents, Joy understands the importance of Sadnesss and both return to headquarter with troublesome. There Joy handles Sadness to return Riley back to parents, who is on the way back to former home.

This movie clearly mentions that sadness is also a major part of life and one should understand how sadness can also lead to happiness sidewise.

7. The Shawshank Redemption(1994)

Its an American drama film. It tells the story of banker(Andy) who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murders of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence. In the story he is bullied and threatened by other prisoners. He befriends Ellis “Red” Redding(Morgan Freeman). Red motivates Andy, who has already lost the hope of living, to have hope. Then Andy serves the warden and help him in financial matter. Andy thought of escaping from prison and created the plan likewise. After escaping from prison, they live on paradise.

The movie takes the terrific environment and turns into a place of humanity. It motivates that awful man who had done awful things can be changed later into better human beings proving it to realistic incident. Lesson extracted from movie as, “Even in the darkest places, hope and people can still survive“, “Every minute you continue breathing is an opportunity to give your life a new meaning

8. Schindler’s List(1993)

This movie tells the story of holocaust where European Jews were slaughtered. During this time, the hero Oscar Schindler tries to protect the Jews worker in his factory from holocaust. Not only to run the factory for personal benefit, he tried to save the life of each innocent Jews.

This motivational movies structures how each life is important and the struggle by Oscar Schindler to save the life of more Jews by luring Nazis to send more Jews employees.

9. The Kings Speech(2010)

It is a historical drama film about English Prince who had speech defect since childhood. He could not talk on mic on mass as he had stuttering difficulty. His wife contact speech disorder therapist for him. But he is not convinced since the first meeting. But after therapist convice of first meeting being fruitful, he regualry visits the therapist and he got better results. He is soon able to air Christmas message on radio and other messages proving him eligible for the throne.

This movie suggest on power of believing on yourself and motivates for the hard and work determination as it leads to success.

10. Freedom Writers(2005)

This is a real story. Here a ….. is happy to get teacher as a job in ….. But she finds the school troublesome. The students used to fight in the name of racism. Students dont have the motive of learning there. Every day, there is an incident of fighting. the teacher finds difficult to teach in this environment.

After her husband finds this, he asked to leave but she insisted on teaching by adopting different method. Her family is ruined on the process and she started to look other job for the expense of the teaching methods. Besides, she finds other colleague and staff not supportive. She thinks of bringing study materials in school but dont get support instead she is demotivated. She didn’t give up and at last the students were doing good in their fields.

This movie is a motivation for both teachers and students. Teacher can be motivated to teach by adopting different methods and going with every possible way for students. Similarly, students can have the motive for learning irrespective of the learning environment.

I hope these motivational movies will cheer you up from the boring depression and sadness from your life and you will start seeking the happiness inside you.

What are the top 10 motivational movies?

1. It’s a Wonderful Life(1946)
2. Forest Gump(1994)
3. Life is Beautiful(1998)
4. The curious case of Benjamin Button(2008)
5. The pursuit of happiness(2006)
6. Inside out(2015)
7. The Shawshank Redemption(1994)
8. Schindler’s List(1993)
9. The Kings Speech(2010)
10. Freedom Writers(2005)

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