Top 10 Motivational Movies that might change you.

Motivational Movies

There are movies and cinema which entertain people and then there are movies which not only entertain but motivate people. These are the movies that leave an impact on the viewers and help them by giving them the inspiration to get out of their life’s mess. Bollywood has made plenty of motivational Songs & Movies like that. These are the motivational movies that are based on the lives of true people or are based around a theme that is very influential. So, here we have made a list of some of these motivational movies which leave you moved at the end.

1. Rang De Basanti

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This movie was directed by Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra and starred actors like Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan and R Madhavan. Sue selects a few students of the college to play the roles of different freedom fighter and the play finds parallel with their lives. It awakes their patriotism and helps them realise it’s them who run the nation. They understand their calling and become rebels with a cause.

2. Swades

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This movie was directed by Ashutosh Gowariker and featured Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role. It’s the journey of an NRI of his self-discovery. He works in NASA and comes back to his motherland to find out his beloved nanny but ends up finding himself and them advocating for the betterment of a small village in India.

3. Lagaan

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 Another film directed by Ashutosh Gwarikor having Aamir Khan in its cast, this movie was nominated for Oscars. Released in 2001 this movie is a period drama set up in modern history during British Raj. A farmer accepts the challenge imposed by a British of beating his team in cricket so that they are not forced to pay revenue for next three years. The unfolds as how they make this happen against all odds.

4. Iqbal


This movie in the list is one of the most motivational movies. This is the story of a deaf and mute child having big aspirations for him. He wants to see himself playing in the Indian cricket team. Though, he is always discriminated he never gives up hope or is dejected but has enormous will power to face every obstacle that might come his way. He asks a retired coach to train him.

5. Chak De India

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This is another sports-based film led by Shah Rukh Khan which won his box office success. Along with a large number of critical acclaims and awards. This is the story of an accused of a match-fixing hockey player. Kabir Khan who takes up the responsibility of the coach of the Indian Women’s Hockey Team. He guides the team to compete in the world Championship. This team which has women from all strata of society do not have an easy way. This is a motivational journey of an underdog team.

6. Dangal

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Vinesh Phogat was a national wrestler and has this dream of playing for his country at the international level and winning gold. He was forced to leave his dream and do a day job. He wishes to have a son to fulfill his dream.

But after having four daughters and seeing the eldest two being physically active. He realizes that even the daughter can make his dream true. This roller-coaster journey of a father fighting patriarchy to see his daughters representing nation is a worth watching for everyone. 

7. Mary Kom

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Priyanka Chopra plays the role of MC Mary Kom who is from the state of Manipur and is the daughter of a farmer. She has a dream of becoming a boxer but has zero support from family. Mary Kom fights every battle to live the life of her dreams.

She gets married. Mary Kom has two children and even them don’t let her motherhood define the expiry date of her boxing career. She makes a comeback. With one of the best performances by Priyanka Chopra, this motivational film should be watched by your entire family.

8. Lakshaya


This 2004 film has Hrithik Roshan and Prity Zinta as actors. This is a story which every youngster can relate to. Karan is an aimless youngster and he joins the army with little interest. After a conflict with his girlfriend he re-joins the army but this time with an ambition. For every confused teenager this movie might be very motivational. The war scene will leave you in tears.

9. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

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The character of Milkha Singh Played by Farhan Akhtar is an Indian athlete who won world championship, Olympic medal and several other tournaments overcoming every single barrier in his way.

This is a very influential story of how one common man with sheer hard work and determination can even make the mountains move and prove him the best coming from any nationality or any ethnic background.  

10. Udaan


Last not least in the list we have this movie which tells us the story of an expelled student returning to his house and being forced to join a factory by his father and how to escapes from this petty situation.

For everybody who thinks only, he has problems in life or only his life is not going right this movie can be a mind changer.

These were some of the most motivational movies of Bollywood. Tell us if they are some other motivational movies we missed which you found worth watching.