Education makes one’s personality better and inspires a lot for the upcoming life. The proper development of student’s personality isn’t developed through traditional classroom teaching alone but as we have all the modern amenities, we could provide them with a better way. There are many ways to inspire them and entrainment is the best way with the mixture of inspiration via modern inspirational movies. Some movies make us laugh, make us cry, even make our cheers. But there are some masterpieces which depict the teenage student struggling life in education and inspired them a lot. Here we have compiled the top 10 best inspirational movies that every student should watch.
1. Good Will Hunting (1997)
Good Will Hunting is an American drama film about a man who is a genius in math’s but struggling to find his own identity. This is one of the perfect movies for those who are number-crunchers. Will Hunting, a janitor at MIT, a man of a master in mathematics but needs help from a psychologist as he had a problem in solving day to day life. With help of a therapist who opens his mind and his heart and made him stable then he could re-evaluate his relationships with his best friend, his girlfriend and himself, facing the significant task of confronting his past and thinking about his future.
2. Stand and Deliver (1988)
Stand and Deliver is one of the inspiration students who think that they are hopeless in their studies. Its biographical drama film about a high school mathematics teacher named Jaime Escalante. He developed some of the unique methods of maths for his dropout prone students to learn calculus. For portraying Escalante, Edward James Olmos was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 61st Academy Awards.
3. Lean on Me (1989)
Lean on Me is loosely based on the story of Joe Louis Clark, a real life inner city high school principal in Paterson, New Jersey, whose school is at risk of being taken over by the New Jersey state government unless students improve their test scores on the New Jersey Minimum Basic Skills Test. The movie will definitely give you the inspiration to take another chance in your career to do something better at your own risk. An unorthodox teacher returns to the idyllic high school from which he had been fired as the principal, only to find it devoid of the success it used to be.
4. Dead Poet’s Society (1989)
Dead Poet’s Society tells the story of an English teacher who inspires his students through his teaching of poetry. Robin Williams’ portrayal of John Keating was one of his iconic roles. He surprises everyone with his unorthodox teaching methods and creates a lasting impact in the hearts of his students. It also shows the high expectations set by his parents for their children.
5. The Social Network (2010)
The Social Network, the title itself reveal the story behind it. The film shows the journey of Mark Zuckerberg from a Harvard student to a multi-millionaire. It presents a tale of teenage sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal, the film portrays the founding of social networking website Facebook and the resulting lawsuits. The Social Network is a riveting, ambitious example of modern filmmaking at its finest.
6. The Great Debaters (2007)
The Great Debaters is an inspirational fact-based drama that includes unvarnished discussions and representations of 1930s racism. Melvin B. Tolson, an educator who inspired his students to challenge Harvard at the debating competition. This is a heart-warming tale to lift the study spirits of the students, especially if they have been inspired at some point by a wonderful teacher who saw their potential.
7. The Breakfast Club (1985)
The Breakfast Club is an American coming-of-age comedy-drama film five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. It’s brilliantly presented the struggles, social rifts, and pressures that every teenage face. Regarded as an evergreen teen cult movie, it is a must watch for every student.
8. Freedom Writers (2007)
Freedom Writers is based on the book The Freedom Writers Diary by teacher Erin Gruwell who wrote the story based on Woodrow Wilson Classical High School in Long Beach, California. It shows a young educator inspiring the class to apply themselves and pursue further education. She has to contend with at-risk students who are divided among themselves, opposing teachers, struggling marriage and money shortage. The title is a play on the term “Freedom Riders”, referring to the multiracial civil rights activists who tested the U.S. Supreme Court decision ordering the desegregation of interstate buses in 1961.
9. The Pursuit of Happyness(2006)
The Pursuit of Happyness presents the best efforts of a father to save his son from all the hardships of life. Will Smith did a great job as the father trying to protect his son from their circumstances of becoming homeless as much as he can, while at the same time trying to work in the competitive world of stocks as an unpaid intern. It shows many hardships, including living in shelters, in pursuit of his dream of a better life for the two of them.
10. Legally Blonde (2001)
Legally Blonde is an American comedy film depicts the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who goes to Harvard Law school and breaks stereotypes after her boyfriend dumps her. She shakes off the typical “dumb blonde” image and gains the respect of her fellow students, teachers and finally, her official peers. The movie presents every teenage girl life and message to them that there is more than just looks.