Sometimes when I am chilling, I need to find inspiring movies on Netflix. I like watching inspirational movies that make me want to see the world and take on a project that seems impossible! If you are looking for inspirational movies on Netflix to watch that contain a powerful message or two, look no further we have you covered. Here is a list of the most inspiring movies on Netflix that I like to watch to pick me up.
The Most Inspiring Movies on Netflix
Into the Wild
Into the Wild is a 2007 biographical drama survival film that was adapted from the 1966 book of the same name by author Jon Krakauer. The movie stars Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Vince Vaughn, Hal Holbrook and Kristen Stewart. It is the story of Chris McCandless, a young man who leaves everything behind, including all his possessions and a hefty savings account, to live alone out in the wilderness of Alaska. This movie is so incredibly intense! I can not imagine giving up everything and just heading into the wilderness alone, the main character in the movie is very brave.
The Rainmaker is a 1997 legal drama movie that is based on the 1995 book of the same name by author John Grisham. The movie features an all-star cast including Danny DeVito, Matt Damon, Jon Voight, Mickey Rourke and Claire Danes. It tells the story of a young lawyer who is determined to challenge an insurance company that is completely corrupt. This is one of those inspirational movies on Netflix where it is the little guy against the world.
Freedom Writers is a 2007 dramatic film, based on the 1999 book titled The Freedom Writers Diary by Erin Gruwell. She wrote the book based on the high school in Long Beach, CA called Woodrow Wilson Classical High School. The movie stars Hilary Swank, Scott Glenn, Patrick Dempsey and Imelda Staunton. It is the real-life story of a young teacher, Erin Gruwell, who teaches a group of at-risk students that sharing their stories can help them change their lives. Stories of teachers helping students overcome big struggles always get to me. I am fortunate I have never had to be in the place where these kids are, but wow they can all reach so much higher thanks to that teacher! Everyone deserves a chance to have big dreams.
The Blind Side
The Blind Side is a 2009 semi-biographical sports drama movie that is based on the 2006 book titled The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by author Michael Lewis. The movie stars Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Kathy Bates and Lily Collins. It is the true story of Michael Oher, a young homeless man that was taken in by a family who helped him become a star professional football player. Break out the tissues, this one just may bring around the feels!
Phew, I feel like I could take on the world now! Or at least, I could help someone like they did in many of these inspirational movies on Netflix. Are there any other inspiring movies you have seen on Netflix? Share your favs with me in the comments!
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23 thoughts on “The Most Inspiring Movies On Netflix That Will Make You Want To Take On The World”
I really enjoyed the Rainmaker. Until I watched it I had no idea there were people who struggled to pass the bar exam.
I’d like to see The Rainmaker but I don’t have Netflix! One of these days I am going to have to sign up for that.
That is a great list of movies. I really liked The Blind Side.
Great list! I think we’d like Into the Wild and Freedom Writers here at our house. Thanks for the reviews!
With the Super Bowl fresh in my mind, I need to re watch the Blind Side. It was such a heartwarming story, and the best part is it’s true.
I have never seen any of these, but I will be sure to add them to my queue.
I love the Blind Side! I haven’t seen the other movies, but have heard of them! I will have to check them out!
Those are all beautiful movies! It would be nice to be able to watch them with my girls. Thanks for sharing the list! I love getting updated with the latest netflix movies.
On of my Favorite movies is The Blind Side. If there were more people in this world like that family we would all be in a better place.
Freedom Writers & the Blind Side are two of my favorite movies.
What a great list of movies. I can’t wait for the Blind side
Great list. I like to see the Rainmaker, This really looks interesting 🙂
These looks like something I would enjoy watching! Thank you for posting !
I saw the Blind Side. I’d like to see the Rainmaker, I will look for it on netflix.
Such a great list of movies. I am excited to watch it all.
Love this list. I can’t wait for the blind side
i love movies too! mostly action or horror. watching these trailer looks awesome! would love to see them too!
Into the Wild and the Rainmaker are two of my favorite movies. So moving and inspiring. It makes me want to really do something great with my life.
I have always loved The Blind Side and have probably seen it a dozen times! There are a few others on your list that I haven’t seen, but will be checking them out 🙂
This is a great idea of movies to look for on Netflix!!! I love the blind side!
I love Netflix. Ill have to watch some of these movies!
My husband loved Into the Wild. I really liked The Blind Side. I can’t wait to check out the others.
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