8 inspirational movies every student much watch

When life seems messed up and you cannot find your way out from the bunch of assignments and projects piled up on your desk, all you need to do is take a little break and release the pressure building up in your mind. One of the best ways to do so is to watch movies.

It is best to stay away from watching TV series with your deadlines nearby because chances are you may start binge watching them. Movies are safer alternatives with each movie running between 120-180 minutes only. Plus you get the complete story which means you do not have to wait a full week or may be a full year to know what happens next!

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So, next time, you find yourself stuck with all those assignments and projects, watch one of the eight movies listed below to reduce your stress. These movies are inspirational, deliver a strong message, and every student can learn a lesson or two from them.

1. Nil Battey Sannata (2015)

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The movie is about a single mother who works four different menial jobs to make ends meet while her daughter is an unmotivated student who is weak in math. The mother enrolls herself in her daughter’s class to learn math so that she can tutor her daughter at home. Soon the mother’s success at class motivates the daughter to work hard and achieve good grades. What follows delivers a strong message that everyone has the right to be educated and lead a good life despite their social status. The movie also teaches us that dedication and hard work always leads to success. 

2. I am Kalam (2010)

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Chotu is a smart child from an impoverished family who is sent to work at a roadside Dhaba in the outskirts of Bikaner, by his mother, so that he can earn for the family. He is not held back by his difficult economical situation; he is smart with a natural inclination for academics and street smartness. Inspired by the extraordinary life of President Kalam, Chotu decides that he will study hard and become significant like him. This movie conveys a strong message that education is a basic right and should be provided to every child. 

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3. 3 Idiots (2009)

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This movie  was inspired by Chetan Bhagat’s novel “Five Point Someone”. It’s a must-watch movie for engineering students. The story revolves around 3 students, all of who aspire to different things but unfortunately join engineering due to parental pressure. The movie’s satirical take on the education system, family pressure, and day-to-day challenges that students face is spot on!

4. Taare Zameen Par (2009)

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The movie is about an eight-year-old boy who is thought to be a lazy, slow learning trouble-maker, until a new art teacher in his school employs patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind the kid’s struggles in school. The journey that follows will tug at your heartstrings and urge you to introspect into your beliefs, and makes you look at children, whether they are your classmates, juniors, or seniors, differently.

5. The Social Network (2010)

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This is a biographical drama based on the life of Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of “Facebook”. His extraordinary journey from being a Harvard student to becoming a multi-millionaire is really inspiring for every student. The movie will inspire you to work hard and turn your dream into reality. The movie also conveys the message that sometimes you need to take risks in life in order to achieve something great.

6. Good Will Hunting (1997)

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The plot of this movie revolves around a person named Will Hunting, whois  a caretaker at MIT, but has a gifted mathematics-solving skill. With the help and support of a psychologist, he tries to find the meaning of life. The film will inspire students to explore and identify their capabilities in order to discover the hidden talents that they have.

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7. Stand and Deliver (1988)

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This movie is based on the real story of a high school math teacher named Jaime Escalante. The movie portrays how the math teacher supports his dropout-prone and uninterested students to study by adopting unusual teaching methods. The movie is very inspirational for those students who feel demoralized often.

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8. The Breakfast Club (1985)

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The Breakfast Club is a movie about 5 students from different backgrounds who end up together for detention and an unlikely friendship blooms among them. This movie tells you how you develop the strongest bonds at the most unexpected places. It also portrays how difference in social status or personality do not hamper the bond of true friendship.

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About Shreoshe Ghosh

Shreoshe has been into content writing for more than a year now. An animal lover since childhood, you can find her watching movies or playing with her pet cat, when she’s not writing. She is also enthusiastic about cooking and enjoys trying her hand at new recipes often. She wishes to travel around the world someday and work for animal welfare.