- 25 inspirational movie quotes that could change your life
- 16 Inspiring Movies that Will Give You Motivation to Study (with Trailers)
- 1. Dead Poets Society (1989)
- 2. The Pursuit Of Happiness (2006)
- 3. Good Will Hunting (1997)
- 4. School of Rock (2003)
- 5. Freedom Writers (2007)
- 6. Stand and Deliver (1988)
- More movies? Yes, please!
- 1. The History Boys (2009)
- 2. The Social Network (2010)
- 3. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
- 4. Educating Rita (1983)
- 5. Starter for 10 (2006)
- 6. The Breakfast Club (1985)
- 7. Monsters University (2013)
- 8. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
- 9. 21 (2008)
- 10. The Theory of Everything (2014)
- 20 Inspiring Movies Every Woman Should Watch
- The Goddess Project
- Girl Rising
- Hidden Figures
- She's Beautiful When She's Angry
- He Named Me Malala
- Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
- Temple Grandin
- Ladies First
- Dream, Girl
- The Ascent of Woman
- The Women's List
- Losing Sight of Shore
- The Empowerment Project
- What happened Miss Simone?
- The Punk Singer
- Miss Representation
- 10 inspirational movies that will boost productivity at work
- 1. Fight Club: Detachment and materialism
- 2. Pumping Iron: Assertion and self-belief
- 3. The Secret: Positive attitude
- 4. The Social Network: Entitlement
- 5. Yes Man: Seize opportunities
- 6. Limitless: Get things done
- 7. The Wolf Of Wall Street:Prosperity And drive
- 8. The Words: Take control of your work
- 9. The Pursuit Of Happyness: Never give up
- 10. Good Will Hunting: Competence
- Get Inspired by These Quotes From Your Favorite Movies
- 10 Inspiring Movies that Will Motivate Your Career Goals | JobStreet Philippines
25 inspirational movie quotes that could change your life
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Do you think that a movie quote could change your life? Actually, it can. Let’s face it, movies have a dynamic power to change and teach us. Whether it’s by moving us to tears or giving us the courage to keep going, some of the best inspirational messages are found on the big screen.
Take, for example, those endearing love stories that withstand the test of time (think The Titanic, The Notebook). These movies have us in tears each and every single time. After watching them, we’re motivated to give our loved ones big hugs and kisses!
Or how about those real-life documentary films, or those warm and fuzzy Pixar animated movies… you get the idea. So, without further ado, We present 25 inspirational movie quotes that could change your life!
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“Don’t ever let somebody tell you-you can’t do something, not even me. Alright? You dream, you gotta protect it.
People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you-you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.” – Chris Gardner, from The Pursuit of Happyness
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” – Gandalf, from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
“Great men are not born great, they grow great.” – Mario Puzo, from The Godfather
“Some people can’t believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first.” – Sean Maguire, from Good Will Hunting
“Being perfect is not about that scoreboard out there. It’s not about winning. It’s about you and your relationship with yourself, your family and your friends. Being perfect is about being able to look your friends in the eye and know that you didn’t let them down because you told them the truth.
And that truth is you did everything you could.
There wasn’t one more thing you could’ve done.
Can you live in that moment as best you can, with clear eyes, and love in your heart, with joy in your heart? If you can do that gentleman – you’re perfect!” – Coach Gary Gaines, from Friday Night Lights
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16 Inspiring Movies that Will Give You Motivation to Study (with Trailers)
Studying abroad could be one of the best and most challenging experiences you’ll ever have.
Between settling into your new accommodation, opening a student bank account, and trying to keep on top of the workload, there is plenty to keep you busy.
While exploring your new city is key to making the most of your time abroad, it’s important not to forget the reason you’re there in the first place – to learn!
To help keep your mind focused, here is NatWest Student Banking team’s list of 6 of the most inspiring movies for students to remind you of the value of learning and to encourage you to work hard at your studies. Everybody has their off days when studying and we think that these films will be just the thing to inspire you on one of those days.
Why not check out our article debunking the top 5 movie misconceptions about University?
1. Dead Poets Society (1989)
Robin Williams is on top form as the iconoclastic John Keating, the unconventional English teacher who uses his love of poetry and classic literature to break down barriers at the oppressive Welton Academy. Keating inspires his young charges to ‘seize the day’, challenge the school’s strict rules, and truly be themselves.
The film is packed with emotionally-charged, touching scenes but the one that won’t fail to make the hairs on your arm stand up is this one where Keating’s students demonstrate what he means to them – “Oh Captain, My Captain…”
2. The Pursuit Of Happiness (2006)
The Pursuit Of Happiness is the amazing real-life tale of Chris Gardner who, with the power of hard work and perseverance, takes himself from sleeping on the subway all the way to the millionaire founder of his own brokerage house.
Never missing an opportunity and studying hard, after a few years, Chris works his way up the career ladder from medical equipment salesman to financial hotshot. If there’s one story that demonstrates that you should never give up, no matter how bad things get, it’s Chris’.
3. Good Will Hunting (1997)
Matt Damon masterfully plays the eponymous role of Will Hunting, a 20-year-old mathematical prodigy with a rough past, a tendency for street fighting and run-ins with the law. The film shows how an underachiever can turn things around.
Some of the most inspiring scenes are during Hunting’s therapy sessions with psychologist Sean (Robin Williams), where as shown in this clip, we finally see his defenses come down and the genius within begins to shine.
4. School of Rock (2003)
In this movie, the irrepressible Jack Black plays a down-on-his-luck musician who makes use of a combination of creative interview techniques, Led Zeppelin riffs, crazy love for music, and a ridiculous amount of ‘winging it’ to transform a class of upper-class unhappy kids into a real group of tiny rock Gods.
While the movie was never going to challenge for the Best Picture Oscar, it’s a fantastic ofeat example of how education can inspire really positive change amongst the most unly looking people.
Watch Jack Black teach utilising the power of song.
If you were a fan of the movie when it first came out then you may be interested to see this photo – taken when the cast recently reunited for a 10 year anniversary of the movie’s release:
“The School of Rock cast reunion, 10 years on”
5. Freedom Writers (2007)
Coming in under the radar in 2007, this film tells a true and inspirational story the success of Erin Gruwell, a teacher who came up with a unique style of teaching that took a group of underachieving inner city kids to the heights of academic achievement.
Erin is played by Hilary Swank, who does an impressive job of portraying a woman with a single-minded drive and passion for education. It’s wonderful to see how the lives and fortunes of her class are completely turned around when they finally get into studying.
6. Stand and Deliver (1988)
Another inspirational film a true story, Stand and Deliver tells the story of Jamie Escalante who leaves his job to teach maths at a school with a reputation for rebellious students and a focus on discipline over education. Over the course of two school years, Escalante takes his students from struggles to successes; the high point comes when the students all pass their advanced calculus exams.
Stand and Deliver demonstrates that academic success is not reach just because of their background or their current struggles. The story demonstrates the possibilities open to anyone no matter what they may have been told in the past.
This list of 6 most inspirational movies that will help you with your study motivation has been provided by the NatWest Student Banking team so that next time you feel yourself becoming disillusioned with your course or you’re finding the workload too great to bear, take some time out to watch one of these movies and maybe it will remind you why you chose to study your subject in the first place and inspire you to study.
Enjoying this list? Why not click here to see our article on the top 5 movie misconceptions about University?
More movies? Yes, please!
To keep your motivational levels high up, i-STUDENTglobal provides you with an additional list of 10 must-see movies that can provide many forms of inspiration – art, literature, comedy and even studying. Here are some of our team’s favourite films that will inspire you – they have inspired us – to get further in your education.
1. The History Boys (2009)
An unruly and charismatic class of boys work alongside their two eccentric teachers in attempts to get into Oxford or Cambridge University. The boys eventually learn that their unruly personality is what makes them unique and a perfect addition to their impending university.
2. The Social Network (2010)
Two friends from Harvard decide to put the entire university experience online in an attempt to get in with certain social groups at the university. Instead, they become targets of the people they tried to get involved with. In all, never underestimate the power of social media.
3. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
A nun reprises her role in the music scene by joining a Catholic schools mission to take their choir further in the state championships. The lesson in this film is that any student can find their place with the right encouragement.
4. Educating Rita (1983)
Rita is a young wife who decides to finally complete her education. In doing so, she meets a teacher who expands her interests and her new educational background begins to cause issues at home. Rita understands that you are never too old to finish your education.
5. Starter for 10 (2006)
First-year Brian attempts to get through his time at Bristol University without any bumps or bruises. Set in 1985, this isn’t going to happen for Brian. He learns its better not to cheat at university…
6. The Breakfast Club (1985)
Five students from different social groups meet in a Saturday detention. As the day goes on learn they have more in common than they thought. Differences are often only skin-deep and stereotypes can be as little as fashion choices.
7. Monsters University (2013)
This prequel to the 2001 contemporary Disney classic, Monsters Inc. explores how two friends, Mike Wazowski & James P Sullivan (Sully), came to meet whilst studying at Monsters University. While we all know them as best friends, they originally started as arch-nemeses. Monsters need a bit of education too.
8. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Tom, one of the most intellectual minds of his generation, changes his life direction after accepting a job position at the Department of Defense rather than as a professor or researcher. This change shows Tom that success comes at a great cost.
9. 21 (2008)
MIT students learn from a teacher to count cards in Las Vegas in order to pay for their university education. Things take a turn for the worse when the students get in too deep in their deceptions. Maths can have its’ uses.
10. The Theory of Everything (2014)
The personal story of Stephen Hawking as he sets his legacy while studying at university. While studying, he develops motor neuron disease, which alters the course of his life forever. A fantastic story proving the mind does conquer all.
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20 Inspiring Movies Every Woman Should Watch
Check out our list of the 20 top empowering, inspirational movies that celebrate women! These are some of the most uplifting and motivational movies we have ever seen.
Grab some popcorn and get ready to laugh, cry and be transformed!
The Goddess Project
“Determined to amplify the voices of women, two aspiring filmmakers packed their lives into a school bus and hit the road for what became the most transformative adventure of their lives. Through powerful conversations with over 100 women from different walks of life, The Goddess Project gives an intimate look into the collective experience that women in the United States face today.”
“The movie tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices. Despite these obstacles, the brave girls offer hope and inspiration. By getting an education, they're able to break barriers and create change.”
“A drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.”
“As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history.
the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as “human computers”, we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.”
She's Beautiful When She's Angry
“This film tells the story of the brilliant, often outrageous women who founded the feminist movement of the 1960s. They said 'the personal is political' and made a revolution: in the bedroom, in the workplace, in all spheres of life. Called threatening by the I, yet ignored in many histories, these women changed the world.”
He Named Me Malala
“A look at the events leading up to the Taliban's attack on Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls' education followed by the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations.”
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
“As a singer, dancer, activist, and writer, Maya Angelou inspired generations with boundary-pushing, African-American writings. Trace Angelou's incredible journey as she unwraps untold aspects of her life through rare footage, photographs, and her own words.”
“Biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who overcame the limitations imposed on her by her condition to become a Ph.D. and expert in the field of animal husbandry. She developed an interest in cattle early in life while spending time at her Aunt and Uncle's ranch.
She did not speak until age four and had difficulty right through high school, mostly in dealing with people.
She is noted for creating her “hug box”, widely recognized today as a way of relieving stress in autistic children, and her humane design for the treatment of cattle in processing plants, which have been the subject of several books and won an award from PETA.”
“With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision.
With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone.
Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthen, and ultimately heals her.”
“Ladies First tells the story of Deepika Kumari who was born on the roadside to abject poverty in rural India, ventured out on her own at age 12 in search of food and shelter, and stumbled upon archery.
Within four years she became the number one archer in the world, and represented India at two Olympics.
Having to overcome the obstacles of a repressive system, she strives to achieve her dream of becoming the first Indian woman to win an Olympic Gold Medal.”
“Iris pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris' dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire.”
“Dream, Girl is a documentary showcasing the stories of inspiring and ambitious female entrepreneurs. Let's stop telling girls they can be anything they want to be and show them what it means to be a leader.”
The Ascent of Woman
“A four-part documentary series originally created for BBC2 in the UK that charts the role of women in society over the course of 10,000 years. Dr.
Amanda Foreman’s landmark series is the first ever documentary to present the history of women from the dawn of civilization to the modern day. A poor record on women’s rights goes hand-in-hand with low economic output and high levels of violence.
Amanda argues that for the next economic cycle to be the age of full participation, there has to be a woman-led revolution that unleashes the potential of all individuals.”
The Women's List
“This film spotlights 15 women who define contemporary American culture; included are Madeleine Albright, Margaret Cho, Edie Falco, Betsey Johnson, Alicia Keys, Nancy Pelosi, Rosie Perez and Wendy Williams.”
“When Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013 it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. EMBRACE follows Taryn's crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.”
Losing Sight of Shore
“This film follows the extraordinary journey of four brave women known as the Coxless Crew that set out to row the Pacific Ocean from America to Australia unsupported.
As they row over 8,000 miles during their nine months at sea, they face extreme mental and physical challenges they must overcome in order to go down in history.
This is a story of perseverance, friendship and the power of the human spirit. Everyone has a Pacific to cross.”
The Empowerment Project
“The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things is the incredible journey of 5 female filmmakers driving across America to encourage, empower, and inspire the next generation of strong women to go after their career ambitions. Driving over 7,000 miles from Los Angeles to New York over the course of 30 days, the documentary spotlights 17 positive and powerful women leaders across a variety of lifestyles and industries.”
What happened Miss Simone?
“On stage Nina Simone was known for her utterly free, uninhibited musical expression, which enthralled audiences and attracted life-long fans. But amid the violent, haunting, and senseless day-to-day of the civil rights era in 1960s America, Simone struggled to reconcile her artistic identity and ambition with her devotion to a movement.”
The Punk Singer
“A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the “riot grrrl” movement of the 1990s.”
“Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.”
We'd also love to hear your recommendations for your favorite flicks. Share your most adored feminist movies in the comments below!
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10 inspirational movies that will boost productivity at work
We’ve walked into movies and walked out with a different feeling and perspective. Movies have the potential to motivate and influence people’s decisions. Sometimes, movies could be the motivational ladder to our desired success and productivity at work.
So, here in this article, we are listing 10 inspirational movies you should watch to enhance your productivity at work.
1. Fight Club: Detachment and materialism
Fight Club is one film which offers more than just a few lessons about success. However, one of the biggest lessons you can learn from this film is that of emotional detachment and materialism.
According to Tyler Durden: Fight Club is about getting yourself freed from the shackles of modern lifestyle, which emasculates and imprisons and you, by being willing to risk death, give, and receive pain. This is one of those movies which you can watch again, and again, finding a valuable lesson each time.
2. Pumping Iron: Assertion and self-belief
Pumping Iron isn’t just a film for body builders. Not at all. It is a movie for people who to capture the power of assertion and self-belief in action.
Arnold shares his personal beliefs, mindset, and attitude, in the documentary classic, which keep you inspired as you watch.
3. The Secret: Positive attitude
This movie is The Law Of Attraction. Although most people are skeptical about this Law Of Attraction, The Secret portrays a positive philosophy of life.
The movie has a major objective: to help people lead better lives by changing their attitudes. So, for anyone who’s looking for motivation and inspiration, The Secret is a film that perfectly does that.
4. The Social Network: Entitlement
Most people are familiar with the success of Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of , and The Social Network movie.
The movie inspires everyone to feel that they deserve success while showing some drawbacks which a successful person can experience with the creation of legal rows and backstabbing.
5. Yes Man: Seize opportunities
This is a fun movie which everyone can appreciate. Carl Allen, played by Jim Carrey, lives an unfulfilled and average life.
He found himself at a seminar known as ‘Yes,’ and then, his life made an interesting turnaround. The movie will get you thinking about every opportunity you may have lost by saying ‘no.’
6. Limitless: Get things done
Bradley Cooper plays Eddie Morra, a procrastinating writer. After being introduced to some new drug, his life took an immediate shift.
You can’t help but to watch this movie..again, and again…and again… And get in on its narcotic action. Instead of using drugs, however, the movie will enlighten and inspire you to think about everything you can be doing with your life.
It’s a film that will arouse you to take action, and yield results in life.
7. The Wolf Of Wall Street: Prosperity And drive
Jordan Belfort’s true story, this movie is one which demonstrates some things that can be bought with money, and others that cannot.
One cannot help to watch The Wolf Of Wall Street and be empowered by the performance of DiCapprio. It is a movie which will make you re-evaluate your life, and get you aiming for better things.
8. The Words: Take control of your work
Another movie which features Bradley Cooper played as a struggling writer. This movie demonstrates how tough success can be, how it can provoke you to throw in the towel, or in this case, copy another person.
The Words will inspire you to take control of your job, and do your best with whatever you have.
9. The Pursuit Of Happyness: Never give up
This is a beautiful movie that will touch you emotionally. Chris Gardner, played by Will Smith, is a salesman who experiences a great struggle financially, becoming homeless.
In Pursuit of Happiness will inspire you never to give up on yourself, and not give room to circumstances destroying your dreams.
10. Good Will Hunting: Competence
This is another touching movie containing inspiring conversations between Sean Maguire (Robin Williams) and Will Hunting (Matthew Damon).
Good Will Hunting is a movie for everyone who’s got talent, but don’t believe themselves deserving of success. It will certainly motivate and prove you competent.
There you have it. A list of 10 movies to boost your productivity at work. Watch these movies at your leisure time, and experience a positive boost almost immediately.
Get Inspired by These Quotes From Your Favorite Movies
Need an inspiring movie quote to post on your mirror or for your next selfie caption on Instagram? Look no further! We have 20 of the most inspirational movie quotes to choose from, from all of your favorite movie genres. In addition to quotes from your favorite inspiring sports movies, we've also included movie quotes about life from biopics, Disney movies, movies old and new, and even a few science and technology-themed movies.
Hey. Don't ever let somebody tell you… You can't do something. Not even me. All right?
You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period. — Christopher Gardner
This quote comes from a scene in which the main character, Christopher Gardner, imparts a bit of fatherly advice to his young son, Christopher, Jr.
The advice is the crux of the movie, as it's the story of a man who works to provide for his son and protect his own dreams in the midst of many obstacles and struggles.
But you know happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light. — Professor Albus Dumbledore
It can be difficult to try to see the lighter, more positive side of a dark situation, but it's important to try to look for it anyway. Your happiness depends on it.
The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all. — The Emperor of China
Mulan struggles with fitting into her family's and society's expectations of her. And yet, it was through flouting those expectations and putting herself right smack in the middle of adversity that she discovers herself and finds her confidence. And it's within that strong sense of self that her true beauty blooms.
You'll have bad times, but it'll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren't paying attention to. — Sean
It's true. Sometimes the bad times in which you struggle are the very moments that force you into something better or force you to at least see your life differently.
There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there's life, there is hope. — Stephen Hawking
This is one of the best movie quotes about life. The existence of life itself is all about hope and possibility, and Stephen Hawking's life is a testament to that. No matter how difficult things got for him, he still found ways to accomplish his goals and dreams.
Dory: What is so great about plans? I never had a plan! Did I plan to lose my parents? No. Did I plan to find Marlin? No. Did you and I plan to meet? Wait. Did we?
Hank: Are you almost done?
Dory: Well, I don't think we did. And that's because the best things happen by chance. Because that's life. And that's you being with me out in the ocean, not safe in some stupid glass box.
Life is also all about surprises. You can't plan for everything. And trying to stay safe all the time doesn't work either.
Dory was an adorable character in Finding Nemo and she was responsible for one of that movie's best life lessons: Just keep swimming. And now, even in her own movie, she keeps teaching us: The best things happen by chance.
Nothing happens to anyone that he is not fitted by nature to bear. — Maximus
You've got this. Most of the time, the challenges you face are those you were already built to handle.
Young man, sometimes the right path is not the easiest one. — Grandmother Willow
Grandmother Willow says this to John Smith in the movie Pocahontas, but it's applicable to you as well. Just because your dreams seem impossible doesn't mean they are. And just because your path is difficult doesn't mean you're on the wrong one.
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I think some people are too scared, or something. I guess it's hard for people who are so used to things the way they are – even if they're bad – to change. 'Cause they kind of give up. And when they do, everybody kind of loses. — Trevor McKinney
Don't give up. Yes, it's probably easier to stay stuck where you are. But if you step your comfort zone, even when you're scared, you'll be a lot happier. And happier people are better at helping others.
You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done! — Rocky
Keep moving forward. If you get knocked down, don't stay down. Get back up and keep moving forward. Even little steps forward in the face of adversity are better than no steps at all.
I've touched the darkness that lives in between the light. Seen the worst of this world, and the best. Seen the terrible things men do to each other in the name of hatred, and the lengths they'll go to for love. Now I know. Only love can save this world. So I stay. I fight, and I give… for the world I know can be. This is my mission, now. Forever. — Diana Prince
The movie Wonder Woman is a great origin story for the iconic superhero. Plus, it shows that no matter what darkness Wonder Woman goes through, love for her fellow man is what ultimately pulls her through. Love saves her and inspires her to keep saving the world.
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. — Gandalf
Gandalf says this after Frodo complains and wishes he'd never encountered the ring. And it's good advice: You can't control what happens to you. All you can do is play the cards you've been dealt.
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Remember, Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. — Andy Dufresne
Hope is what keeps Andy alive throughout his stint in prison. Sheer hope. Hope and his friendship with his fellow inmate Red.
Being able to maintain hope is a survival skill.
Doubt is useful, it keeps faith a living thing. After all, you cannot know the strength of your faith until it is tested. — Pi Patel
Doubt is a part of faith. It's not the enemy of faith. In Life of Pi, Pi Patel's faith is tested over and over again. And he learns that being able to keep faith in the face of doubt only strengthens faith.
Sometimes, it's the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine. — Christopher Morcom
Don't count yourself out. Even if you don't feel amazing (or even accepted), you're still capable of amazing things.
We will work to be an example of how we, as brothers and sisters on this earth, should treat each other. Now, more than ever, the illusions of division threaten our very existence. We all know the truth: more connects us than separates us. But in times of crisis the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers. We must find a way to look after one another, as if we were one single tribe. — T'Challa
Being united is much more powerful than being divided. This is especially the case in times of crisis. This quote from T'Challa is an important reminder of the value of overcoming our differences to work together towards a common goal.
It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard… is what makes it great. — Jimmy Dugan
Jimmy Dugan is the least inspiring character on this list, but it doesn't make what he said any less true. The best goals and dreams to pursue are the hard ones, the difficult ones. And they're the most satisfying once you do reach them.
But honor, that's the real reason you either do something or you don't. It's who you are and maybe who you want to be. If you die trying for something important, then you have both honor and courage, and that's pretty good. I think that's what the writer was saying, that you should hope for courage and try for honor. And maybe even pray that the people telling you what to do have some, too. — Michael Oher
Courage is a tool but honor is what you should strive for. Honor is a value. Courage can help you pursue honor.
Grandpa: Superman isn't brave.
Angus: Did you take your pills this morning?
Grandpa: You don't understand. He's smart, handsome, even decent. But he's not brave. No, listen to me. Superman is indestructible, and you can't be brave if you're indestructible. It's people you and your mother. People who are different, and can be crushed and know it. Yet they keep on going out there every time.
If you're a fan of Superman, this quote probably isn't for you. But if you're looking for everyday heroes, this is perfect. The brave aren't the ones with superpowers. Brave people are the ones Angus, who, despite knowing he'll be bullied at school about his weight, still gets up and goes to school anyway.
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My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you before you can move on. — Forrest Gump
The movie Forrest Gump is full of little nuggets of advice this one. The whole movie is about Forrest's past and how he's survived all of his obstacles. And he's survived, partly, because he's able to move on from his past better than most people to fully embrace his present.
10 Inspiring Movies that Will Motivate Your Career Goals | JobStreet Philippines
When you’re faced with disappointment after disappointment, pursuing your career goals can get discouraging. During these times, a good success story may be all you need to move forward. Lucky for you, there are multiple stories of victory in film form. All you have to do is kick back and relax. Grab some popcorn, and play any of these movies that will motivate your career goals.
1. Working Girl (1988)
A romantic comedy-drama film, Working Girl follows the life of Tess McGill as she struggles to climb the corporate ladder. She faces multiple problems, both in her professional and personal life. Ultimately, everything falls into place and Tess finds her success.
Working Girl was one of the revolutionary movies in the 80s that proved that women could be just as successful as men in the workforce. Starring Harrison Ford, Melanie Griffith, and Sigourney Weaver, the film was received with applause, landing in several nominations at the Academy Awards.
Power quote: “I’m not going to spend the rest of my life working my ass off and getting nowhere just because I followed rules that I had nothing to do with setting up.”
2. Office Space (1999)
While the movie actually satirizes work life, Office Space makes for a good laugh. If you’re feeling fed up with your current work, then watching this movie will make you realize that you aren’t alone.
Still, Office Goals is a must-watch because it will remind you what you should be avoiding. Beneath the laughs, this movie is full of relevant career lessons that are definitely relatable to this day.
Power quote: “Human beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles staring at computer screens all day, filling out useless forms and listening to eight different bosses drone on about mission statements!”
3. Legally Blonde (2001)
Legally Blonde may just be one of the most light-hearted yet inspiring films to date. It tells the story of Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) who manages to get into Harvard Law School to win back the love of her life. Through this journey, Elle discovers that she makes a good lawyer. She eventually dumps her ex-boyfriend and continues to pursue her career in law.
Power quote: “If you’re going to let one stupid prick ruin your life, you’re not the girl I thought you were.”
4. A Good Year (2006)
Starring Russell Crowe, A Good Year revolves around the tale of a British investment broker. Upon a sudden turn of events, Max Skinner (Crowe) realizes that he is bound to inherit his uncle’s vineyard estate in Provence. He quickly travels to France in hopes of selling the property. However, Skinner meets several hurdles in his way.
Power quote: “A man should acknowledge his losses just as gracefully as he celebrates his victories.”
5. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
A truly iconic film, The Pursuit Of Happyness is widely-known to be one of the most inspiring movies in the market. Chris Gardner (Will Smith) is a struggling salesman and single father. He fights to make ends meet while continuing to lift his son up. Eventually, Chris and his son finds luck at a prestigious brokerage firm. Their lives soon change for the better.
Definitely, The Pursuit Of Happyness is the movie to watch when you’re having trouble staying positive. In this movie, Chris Gardner teaches us to keep the faith. Things will eventually turn out okay.
Power quote: “You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.”
6. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Andrea Sachs (Anne Hathaway) has big dreams. She wants to become a journalist, and she knows that landing a job in Runway would bring her places. However, her job at Runway shows to be tough. She has a terror boss (Meryl Streep) who expects nothing but perfection. Lucky for Andy, she grows in the company despite all the hurdles.
Power quote: “A million girls would kill for this job.”
7. Up in the Air (2009)
the career of J Weller, Up in the Air follows the life of Ryan Bingham, a corporate downsizing expert and an avid traveller. This movie is packed with numerous business lessons that will teach its audience what to do—and more importantly, what not to do—to advance their careers.
Power quote: “How much did they pay you to give up on your dreams?”
8. In a World… (2013)
A hilarious film by Lake Bell, In a World… follows the story of Carol Solomon, a vocal coach who wants to do voice-over work for film trailers. She is motivated by her father, who was a remarkable voice actor during his time. This movie is light and funny, and serves as a reminder that you can do whatever you set your mind on.
Power quote: “Speak up and let your voice be heard.”
9. Chef (2014)
The story of Chef revolves around renowned chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) who goes from owning a big-time restaurant to starting a food-truck business. This film features the reality of a non-linear career path. It reminds its audience that sometimes, life will get in the way of your career and you’ll have to start over. But, that doesn’t mean you should quit your passions.
Power quote: “I get to touch people’s lives with what I do and I love it and I want to share this with you.”
10. Neerja (2016)
Neerja tells the true-to-life story of the brave flight attendant, Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life for the passengers of the Pan AM Flight 73.
In 1986, a terrorist organization hijacked the airplane Neerja was working in. Amid her fear, she decided to dedicate her life to doing her duty as a flight attendant to keep the passengers safe.
Neerja saved 359 passengers through her bravery.
Power quote: “Do your duty, come what may. Never tolerate any injustice and never compromise on self-respect.”