The film industry has a lot of products it churns out each year. However, not all films inspire viewers. The best film is highly motivating and may leave amazing memories in the minds of viewers. Inspirational films have an outstanding plot, memorable characters, and feature the best stars who breathe life into the work. Coming up with a list of the best movies is not a walk in the park. However, it’s evident that the best films have been nominated or won prestigious awards. Lottoland‘s look at life-changing films features the following top ten:
This is a fantastic epic piece that features Mozart’s lyric and displays exceptional performance. Set in 1984, Amadeus is an American period biographical drama film. The film is an adaptation of Peter Shaffer’s 1979 play, Amadeus. The conflict highlights the rivalry between Mozart and Antonio Salieri at Emperor Joseph II’s court. After its release in 1984, the film was highly acclaimed, as evidenced by box sales totaling to $90 million. The film was nominated for 53 awards but received 40, which demonstrated its popularity. The main story is about how fat people are willing to go when they feel jealous and degraded when someone is better than them.
2. The Madness of King George
The main character in this film is King George III, who loses his mind and plunges the government into anarchy. An acclaimed physician, Dr. Willis, is called to salvage the situation. The film is a British biographical historical comedy released in 1994 and directed by Nicholas Hytner. The historical film features a true story of the declining mental health of King George III and his deteriorating relationship with his son, the Prince of Wales. The events and actions in the film are highly exciting.
3. Mary and Max
This is an Australian stop motion animated comedy directed by Adam Elliot. The cast includes Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana, Toni Collette, and Bethany Whitmore. The film premiered on the first night of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and won the Anney Cristal award. This is a beautiful story about the friendship between a little girl from Australia and an older man from New York that met each other randomly after a little girl sent him a letter when she was in some store where she saw a phone book from New York.
On the other hand, this movie tells a lot about people with various mental problems such as anxiety, depression, phobias, and more.
4. Princess Mononoke
This is a 1997 Japanese fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The film stars various individuals, including Yurio Ishida, Yuko Tanaka, Masahiko Nishimura, and others. The film features the involvement of prince Ashitaka in the conflict between the gods of the wild and the people who destroy the forest resources. The prince struggles to restore sanity between supernatural powers and the world of human beings.
5. Spirited Away
Written by Hayao Miyazaki, this is a masterpiece rendition that features a schoolgirl Chihiro who’s mistakenly transferred to the spirit world. She has to work in a Japanese bathhouse to free herself. Also, it is interesting how the director of this movie managed to combine some stories from the western mythologies and ones from Japanese culture like Odyssey from Homer, Secret Garden from France Hodgson Burnett, Lewis Carroll, and more.
6. The King of Summer
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the King of Summer is a 2013 film that tells the story of three young boys who’re annoyed by their parents and runs away to the forest. The film stars Nick Robinson, Moises Arias, Nick Offerman, and Gabriel Basso. This movie tells a lot about the life of teenagers and the problems they suffer because of family issues. The main point is about how people in their teenage years are seeking freedom and expands their limits in any way.
This is an action-packed film about Formula One rival drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. The two men fight against all the odds to lift the Formula One prize trophy of 1976. During the epic battle, Niki overcame a tragic accident. This movie is not about rivalry but also speaks a lot about the life of Formula 1 stars when they are not on the track. Also, many will find this movie attractive because of Chris Hemsworth, who is playing James Hunt.
8. Punch-Drunk Love
This is a 2002 love film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. The film stars Philip Seymour, Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, and others. Sandler suffers from acute social anxiety and is set to date with his sister’s work colleague. This movie tells a lot about people with emotional problems and what it feels when someone is holding too much in himself. Moreover, Adam Sandler is a known comedian with a lot of great movies.
9. Of Mice and Men
This film is an adaptation of John Steinbeck’s classic novella. The film features George and Lennie as they move around in America as farmworkers who dream of owning their own land. This movie speaks about the Great Depression in the 30s and how struggling life was at that time. Also, there is an interesting parallel between adult and childish life, explaining how easier it is for kids, and how they are better people than adults. Also, the main star in this movie is John Malkovich.
This legendary movie from 1976 is not only about boxing but rather about how important it is to never give up from your dreams. The star actor in this movie, Sylvester Stallone, is also a writer of this movie, which represents one of the most popular films ever. Stallone’s main inspiration to write the script came from the fight between Chuck Wepner and Muhammad Ali, who was the best boxer at that time. The main story is about the boxer who is struggling in his life, but with a huge effort and persistence, manages to succeed as a professional boxer. Everything in this movie is legendary, from scenes, over music theme, to the fact that Sylvester Stallone became a star after Rocky broke many records in movie theatres in the year when it premiered, and remain popular until today, with many sequels.
Each year the film industry produces lots of movies. However, not all films are capable of gaining popularity and attracting huge sales. The above-captured films are highly-rated and have attracted multiple awards besides colossal box office grosses. While most popular blockbusters that we have in theatres in recent years are more about special effects and high-quality picture, there are many amazing stories throughout the film history that you should also watch, and some of them might leave a big impression on you, not because of the special effects, but rather because of the inspiring stories.