Movies can get our emotions swirling, mount us with wings, and ignite our belief that the impossible is nothing. Some movies get us so hyped we want to lurch out of our seats and charge headlong through any life’s obstacles with a can-do spirit. A community of moviegoers was asked which movies make them feel borderless and unhinged, and they consider these films the Red Bull that gives them wings every time they’re low on a dose of motivation.
1. Rocky (1976)
Rocky is described by many in the film world as the kind of movie that perfectly conveys the power of perseverance and self-belief. One user agrees, claiming he gets “the high watching this movie, and it makes me want to do more.”
Another user revels in the iconic training montages “I don’t get that super hyped anymore, but when I recently watched a Youtube reaction video to RRR, I found myself getting sweaty and having goosebumps all the time, just like when I first saw the film.”
2. Gladiator (2000)
Feilding Russell Crowe fitting into the character of Maximus Decimus Meridius, who many viewers see as the epitome of courage, honor, and resilience, several moviegoers tip this as their all-time best motivation through difficulties. “I never get tired of seeing Gladiator,” someone claims.
3. The Northman (2022)
Set in the Viking Age, The Northman is a story of revenge, retribution, and unwavering dedication to personal pursuit. At its mention, it was graced with widespread upvotes in the movie community, a testament to the brilliance of its plot and the realism of its message.
4. Whiplash (2014)
A gripping drama about an ambitious young jazz drummer confronted with the unyielding demands of his exacting music director. A movie lover argues that most of the movie fills him with dread. A second person says he’s awed by “The constant practice and (the protagonist) sticking his hand in ice are in my mind.”
5. Kill Bill (2003)
An individual thinks this movie encourages one to confront one’s adversary with determination and resolve. Another moviegoer thinks the highlight for him is “Specifically the fight scene where she (Quentin Tarantino) fights 100 different yakuza members with a samurai sword.”
6. Miracle (2004)
Based on the true story of the 1980 US Olympic hockey team, Miracle, tells the story of teamwork and the belief that one is capable of achieving the extraordinary. “I love everything about the movie, especially the Kurt Russel speech.” someone heartily explains.
7. The Lord of the Rings (2003)
Considered one of all-time classics across genres, The Lord of the Rings, the epic final, The Return of the King, has become a reference for bravery and unwavering determination, according to a film lover on the thread. ‘I learn enough things about friendship and sacrifice,” a second person adds.
8. Armageddon (1998)
A thrilling Sci-Fi that shows what can be achieved with global unity reminds us of the collective strength of teamwork and the pursuit of the greater good, a critic explains. “There’s nothing more American than going to space and nuking something,” a second critic adds.
9. Ghostbusters (2016)
The female-led reboot of the classic Ghostbusters franchise, the movies’ camaraderie, and untold determination to protect the world from supernatural threats inspire many people on the thread. One user says they enjoy one of the scenes so much that “It’s become a way to motivate my team to work together in the face of challenges.”
10. Baby Driver (2017)
A high-octane action film replete with tense scenes and edgy dialogue, someone says the protagonist’s pursuit of freedom through music and driving reminds her to “Pursue passions with precision and irrepressible zeal.” I enjoyed seeing Baby Driver. It’s filled with many life lessons,” a second reviewer insists.
11. Speed Racer (2008)
Following the adventure of Emile Hirsch, a young and determined prodigy passionate about race cars, several thread contributors upvote it as the movie that got them feeling superhuman. If you wish to see something that pumps you off to surmount career obstacles, you should consider this movie, one filmgoer advises.
12. The Social Network (2010)
A gripping biographical drama depicting the rise of Facebook and its co-founders shows the determination of Zuckerberg to create the social network amidst numerous legal battles and personal challenges. Many critics recommend seeing this movie if you’re stuck in business or need motivation through the huddle of entrepreneurship.
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