13 Motivational Movies for Students

Best Inspirational Movies For Students

Motivational Movies for Students

Some of the movies from the list are pretty much old, it does not mean that they are not good. Please don’t evaluate movies based on their age., they are definitely encouraging movies for students

1. Good Will Hunting (1997)


You probably saw this recommendation on every other blog. It’s because this movie is so powerful that will keep you motivated for a long time. I watched it three times and it always motivated me. If you missed this movie it’s definitely time to watch it, you won’t regret a second of it.

This is a masterpiece everyone should watch!

2. The Man who knew Infinity (2015)

This one is pretty much newer compared to the others on my list. It’s an amazing story about a genius from a third world country. He comes to England to share his precious knowledge. Very unique story based on true events. It shows how one without almost any resources accomplished so much. I can’t even imagine what would happen if this man was born in our time.

Truly amazing and inspirational story!

3. Whiplash (2014)

This amazing musical surprised me a lot. It shows how determination can bring you to a perfection. After you watch this movie you will be motivated for studying as never before.

After watching this movie you will become studyholic.

4. 21 (2008)

The story about brilliant M.I.T. student that join a group of the school’s most gifted students. Together they learn how to count cards and start their adventure in Vegas. I recommend you to skip the trailer for this one, it will reveal you everything. 

This movie is based on a true story so if you are looking for the best inspirational movies based on true stories, this one will be a great fit for you.

5. A Beautiful Mind (2001)


Another story about a brilliant mathematician that goes beyond his limits. It’s based on true story and shows us how the human mind is really complex. This brilliant mathematician fights against his own mind to reveal the truth.

It’s a long one but worth every minute. 

6. The Social Network (2010)

Everyone knows who Mark Zuckerberg is but do you know his story? This movie will dive you in the very first steps of creating the biggest social network ever.

Mark started from nothing while he was still on a colleague and built one of the largest social networks from his dorm room. What’s more motivating than this?

7. Dead Poets Society (1989)

The story about the relationship between the wisdom English teacher and his students. He inspires them to look at poetry and life from a different perspective. What he really teach them is how to fully live and enjoy life.

This one will bring you freshness and inspire you.

8. The Great Debaters (2007)

Based on a true story, shows how one small debate team from Texas beats Harvard team and won the national championship. Something like this never happened before.

The simple inspiring story you shouldn’t miss.

9. The Imitation Game (2014)

Biography movie about Alan Turing, a genius mathematician who tries to crack the German Enigma code. He showed the world that human potential is nearly limitless. What he did was considered impossible at that time.

Very motivating, it will hold your attention whole time and surprise you how well it’s done. 

10. Finding Forrester (2000)

This one is not based on a true story still the story is indeed great. It’s about a young writer that accidentally finds his mentor, one of the greatest writers ever.

The really inspiring story shows how one can be much better with proper mentoring.

11. The Theory of Everything (2014)

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife. Imdb

You shouldn’t miss this amazing story about Stephen Hawking.

12. The Pursuit Of Happyness (2006)

One of the best motivational movies ever. It shows how pure dedication and not giving up can be rewarding in long term.

The masterpiece of motivation.

13. Limitless (2011)

Imagine that you can access to a  one hundred percent of your brain abilities. In this movie, the man discovers a powerful drug that gives him that ability. It’s something fresh and different compared to other suggestions on the list.

If you like this one you can check a TV show too, it has the same name.

Hope you liked the suggestions above. I gave my best to select the movies that will inspire and motivate you to start your endless learning journey. If you have any suggestion feel free to write it in the comment section below.

You are not satisfied yet? You are looking for motivational movies for students in Hindi, no problem just continue with reading I created an additional list.

The best motivational movies for students in Hindi – List of top 5

1. 3 Idiots (2009)

There is a big chance that you already watched this movie but if you are not you missed something truly amazing. This movie also got very popular on the west, I wanted to include it on my main list but I saved it for this special one.

This movie will inspire you and at the same time make you laugh.

2. Nil Battey Sannata (2015)

It’s also known as The new classmate. The story is about poor mother that works very hard to provide better conditions to her daughter so she can succeed.

The new classmate has a strong message that success can be achieved from the bottom.

3. I am Kalam (2010)


Amazing inspirational comedy. It tells us that every child should have the right to education. The movie follows a kid who admires APJ Kalam You should show this one to everyone, especially to your kids. We really need to appreciate what we have and use it as best as we can.  This movie should be the first on the list of inspirational movies for youth.

If you want to be inspired this one is the right choice for you.

4. Manjhi: The Mountain Man (2015)

A truly amazing story about the man who spends twenty-two years carving a road through a treacherous mountain.

You want to feel what real motivation is, then watch this one!

5. Rang De Basanti (2006)

The inspirational story of six young Indians that helps an English woman to make a documentary movie on the extremist freedom fighters from their past.

It will inspire you and make you laugh.

Motivational Movies for Students

Feel free to suggest a movie in the comment section below. Wish you good luck with studying!

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