Are you feeling boredom in your free time? Feeling helpless, discouraged and not excited or productive? And you don’t know what to do then, indiaimagine is there to suggest something to you. How about watching good movies that will make you happy and uplift your mood too. Great movies about strength, dedication and inspiring storylines can truly impact our lives and inspire us.
We hope that these highly recommended movies will make you feel good and uplift your spirits and fuel optimistic, productive thinking. So make yourself comfortable on your couch or bed and have popcorn in your hands and let’s start!
1. The Pursuit of Happyness
The Pursuit of Happyness is based on the biography of Christopher Gardner on the unbelievable real-life plot revolving around a poor and struggling single father named Christopher Gardner and his character is played by Will Smith. He’s trying to give his son the lifestyle he deserves and here his real-life son Jaden Smith has played this role. How he progressed from living on the streets to owning his own brokerage business? Gardner is unable to complete the desires of his wife and she leaves him and then he left his apartment with his son.
He is forced to live out in the streets with his son, Gardner continues to sell bone density scanners while concurrently taking on an unpaid internship as a stockbroker, brokerage firm, the position pays no money. They are experiencing many difficulties, but Chris refuses to give in to despair as he struggles to create a better life for his son and himself. If you haven’t seen this movie then this is the right time to watch it.
Why you should watch it: To learn that every human regardless of their conditions can give their best to sustain in life. This movie will leave a strong impression on your minds and give you a sense of hope and gratitude.
2. The Shawshank Redemption
Shawshank Redemption is a heart-warming film based on the 1982 Stephen King story known as Rita Hayworth. This old decade classic movie featuring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman are ruling everyone’s heart till today. This movie revolves around two men- Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) and Red (Morgan Freeman) in prison, the emotional bonding they share in past years and how they find comfort and joy in their friendship.
The major plot of the story lies in the fact that it’s only during the darkest times of one’s life that one understands the value of thinking different. Andy knew he didn’t commit a crime so he digs a pit for going outside with a hammer. This took almost 20 years to escape from the prison but he never lost his hope of victory. If you get in adverse situation crying won’t make it the better but modifying situation will and that is what hero does in the movie.
Why you should watch it: This movie teaches important lessons of life such as even in the darkest hours, a little bit of kindness, thinking out of the box and not losing hope. Nothing can truly replace a good friend who will be with you through tough times.
3. Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump is a simple man with a low I.Q.(75) but good intentions, manage to turn some of the most prominent historical events. He is running through childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. His ‘mama’ teaches him the ways of life and leaves him to choose his destiny. Forrest Gump movie is about his adventurous journey, which didn’t lose its shine over the years. The movie starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise.
This movie revolves across decades of Gump’s life, where he joins the army for service in Vietnam, he meets and inspires people in his journey to reunite with his childhood love. From birth, Forrest is handicapped both mentally and physically. But he never lets this came in his way of him pursuing his dreams.
Why you should watch it: Life was like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get. If you handicapped it should affect your will power and determination towards your goal.
4. Inside Out
Inside Out is an animated movie but its showcase all core emotions of human’s life that is Fear, Anger, Happiness, Anxiety and Grief. It is the story of an 11-year-old girl named Riley who is struggling between her emotions. In this struggle, all of the core memories fall out, and a happy memory starts to get sucked into her mind, and Joy grabs it and finds herself, Sadness and the core memories getting sucked away. Joy and Sadness get dumped out from Riley’s mind.
This film has moved all age viewers to take a look inside their own minds. Innovative storytelling and mind-blowing animation will make you chuckle a lot in few scenes.
Why you should watch it: This will make you understand that happiness is not just about pleasure and you cannot try to push happiness. Sadness is essential to our well-being. Overcoming your tough emotions is your achievement.
5. Life of Pi
Life of Pi is a 2012 adventure drama film based on a novel of Yann Martel, features a young man (Pi Patel) and a tiger. The plot of the movie is that Pi Patel loses his entire family when a storm came and destructs the entire ship. Pi Patel is tucked along with a Bengal Tiger named Richard Parke and struggles in a lifeboat that is drifting in the middle of nowhere. He trains himself to bond emotionally with the tiger and continues their journey towards survival.
His fight against the odds is heightened in this movie. Life of Pi is a beautiful, emotional tale of faith, friendship, and pursuance. The story is great and meaningful, visually very striking.
Why you should watch it: The film revolves around faith and never to lose hope in the hardest of times. No matter how many problems you have faced in your life keep fighting, face them fearlessly and keep going.
6. The Devil Wears Prada
The Devil Wears Prada is a 2003 novel by Lauren Weisberger about a young woman Andy (Anne Hathaway)- a college graduate with big dreams of getting a good job. She got a job as a personal assistant to a powerful fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). Here the devil is the editor prominent editor of the major fashion magazine here called Runway.
How this job becomes torture for her and how she is struggling to make her boss happy and adjusting with her personal life is the main plot of the movie. The movie tells its audience to never deviate from your goals and to never conform to societal ideals.
Why you should watch it: By the character of Miranda, you’ll learn about the essence of the dynamic marketplace that everybody will experience early in the working world. The film tells its viewers never to deviate from their goals and never to compromise with their social priorities.
Gravity is a science fiction movie but very thrilling and full of suspense. This move is based on Earth Orbital mission starring Sandra Bullock (Dr Ryan Stone an engineer), and George Clooney (Matt Kowalski an astronaut), are on a space mission together. During their routine spacewalk suddenly a disaster hit which destroys the shuttle leaving Ryan and Matt helpless in space with no link to Earth and there are no hopes of rescue.
Their fear turns to panic and they realize that the only way to return back on earth is to experiment further into space. Throughout the movie, you will be on a rollercoaster emotional ride by seeing various turns and difficulties which come during their path and how you overcome their fear and struggle to get back on earth. You may find this movie slow at the beginning.
Why you should watch it: You will feel inspired and learn how to survive in difficulty without having sufficient resources. Trusting yourself is important and how you face fears and overcome adversity.
8. Million Dollar Arm
Million Dollar Arm is a 2014 American biographical sports drama film. It is based on the true story of baseball players Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel who were discovered by sports agent J.B. In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent J.B. Bernstein (Jon Hamm) plans to find baseball’s next star pitchers. He travels to India to find a cricket player whom he can nurture into a major league star.
With the help of a scout (Alan Arkin), J.B. finds teens Dinesh (Madhur Mittal) and Rinku (Suraj Sharma), who haven’t a clue about baseball but throw powerful pitches. As the boys adjust to American life, J.B. learns valuable lessons about teamwork and family.
Why you should watch it: By watching this movie you will learn about the importance of family. Anything is possible if you fully focus your mind into it.
9. Hera Pheri
Some movies that never get old, Hera Pheri is much such movie. This Indian picture is hardly disliked by anyone. Hera Pheri is the most hilarious movie featuring Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal in the main lead. The storyline revolves around two renters (Raju and Shyam) and a landlord (Babu Bhaiya), renters are in desperate need of money and got a chance when a ransom call rings via a landline cross-connection.
They prepare a plan to claim the ransom for themselves. In between, they face many obstacles, with every scene of this movie entertainment is guaranteed.
Why you should watch it: If you are depressed or want to take refreshment in between your work hours you should watch this movie. It pure comedy and definitely act as a stress buster.