9 Films That Will Inspire You To Never Give Up On Your Dreams
Life isn't a walk in the park. We all have our share of awful days however there are plenty of helpful movies that can change your mood in a jiffy. These movies don't just offer comfort yet in addition engrain the confidence in our brains that we ought to never surrender. From Mera Raqsam to Whiplash, here is a compilation of films that inspire you to stay positive and not give up on your dreams.
This movie depicts the struggle of a jazz drummer, Andrew who gets admission in a top music conservatory. With stiff competition and an appetite to become the best, he starts getting trained by the renowned conductor, Terence who is a tough taskmaster. A series of gruelling practices pushes him to his limits as he struggles with constant bullying by Terence. This movie is an absolute must-watch for its jazz numbers and the acting prowess of the two leads.
2. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
The movie is the life tale of Milkha Singh, widely known as The Flying Sikh and depicts how he overcomes several obstacles of life whilst showing the harsh reality of the post-independence era. His life is scarred for life as he witnesses the brutal massacre of his family and deals with that trauma throughout the movie. The film beautifully portrays the redemption of the athlete and his ascension to success. Studded with the iconic performance by Farhan, the film is truly inspiring.
3. Saala Khadoos
A young boxer’s dream to win the gold medal is squashed when his coach indulges in treacherous activities, he, then stumbles upon the hopeful fisherwoman, Madhi and finds an opportunity to live his dream by training her. The movie brings light to the discrimination and hardships women face in the field of sports, particularly, boxing. The film does a good job of highlighting some grave issues that women in sports face.
4. Mee Raqsam
Coming from the small village of Mijwan, a young girl’s dreams of becoming a renowned dancer are squashed by the discouraging and questioning remarks of the people in her village. However, her father pushes her to follow through and work towards her dream. The beautiful film incredibly portrays the tale of the triumph of humanity above all.
5. Bend It Like Beckham
Set in London, a Punjabi immigrant girl finds herself wanting to play professional football much to the dismay of her family. This light-hearted comedy easily blends in Indian antics and the English society. Now Jess has to choose between her parents' wish to get her married or try her luck at playing football. Things get further complicated when she starts falling for her British coach.
Carl Casper is a renowned chef at a popular restaurant from where he is fired after he is involved in a Twitter clash with a reputed food critic. This makes him question the food he used to make and starts a food truck and travels across the country with his son and best friend on a culinary expedition which turns out to be life-changing. This movie has some lip-smacking and visually delightful food presented which makes this movie even more loveable.
A kind-hearted but clumsy postal man Jesper is sent to a frozen island near the Arctic Circle. While encountering harsh weather and unfriendly locals who do not exchange letters, he has a hard time adjusting to the new place. His encounter with a teacher Alva with whom he falls in love makes things better and unknown to him Santa is just around the corner. The feel-good film is heart-warming and is also unlike the mundane Christmas movies.
Based on the novel ‘Moneyball: The art of winning an unfair game’ by Michael Lewis, Billy Beane and Peter Brand go old school with their baseball team’s selection. They go all-out attack in the transfer market and sell overvalued players whilst buying the ones undervalued. Billy Beane’s hardcore tactics are set to push up Peter’s team: The A’s. The movie is mainly behind the scenes and less on the field. The outstanding film is absolutely stellar in more ways than one.
9. It's A Wonderful Life
On the evening before Christmas, George Bailey considers suicide as he is unhappy with his life. However, things change for the better when George’s guardian angel shows George the way he has touched the lives of many including his wife and what their life would be without him. Viewers are also acquainted with George’s life through flashbacks. If you are in a mood to indulge in a light-hearted fun film, this one is just the one you should watch as it's quite inspiring.
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