In the cinema you can find many stories that motivate you in your daily routine , for this reason, here we present the best movies of overcoming and motivation in the last decades, however, we will make a special section for those deliveries based on real life stories .

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1.Fictional self-improvement movies.
2. Self-improvement movies based on real events.

Self-improvement movies that you must see
Because many times the cinema imitates life, but life is nourished by those inspiring stories that happen to people around the world, as it happens in this list of the best self-improvement movies.
The big screen is not only a transport of culture, but also of emotions and optimistic messages to overcome any possible obstacle. Do you want to fill yourself with inspiration
Take a look at these recommendations that we leave you here.

10. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Danny Boyle makes us play the television contest that was so fashionable at the beginning of the century in several countries around the world “Who wants to be a millionaire
” and its many translations around the planet, to make one of the best self-improvement movies.
The story of how Jamal, a boy from the deepest poverty in Mumbai, becomes a millionaire , thanks to the knowledge he gained through his ordeal on the streets of one of the most populous cities in India.
Child trafficking, war of religions, drugs and endless obstacles in the darkest part of the city, makes Jamal get the best of himself to continue moving forward with his friend Salim and his eternal love Latika. .
The most interesting thing is that Boyle used the question and answer structure of the famous television game show to tell Jamal’s story. This film won eight Oscars and raised around 377 million dollars worldwide.

9. Dead Poets Society (1989)
“Oh captain, my captain”, is one of the many phrases that come to mind for people who were captivated by this story about unbridled youth, searching for a reason to keep moving forward in their lives.
Robin Williams stars as John Keating, a poetry professor who introduces his students to a different perspective on life. A very young Ethan Hawke is part of the cast of students who see poetry teaching as a way of learning and feeling.
The film won an Oscar for the screenplay written by Tom Schulman , who made the play inspired by his acting career and as a tribute to the teachers who helped him advance his aspirations in the world of entertainment.

8. Life of Pi (2012)
Taiwanese Ang Lee has a career so varied in genres that it ranges from the romantic drama “Brokeback Mountain”, through the martial arts hit “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” or even the explosive version of “Hulk” with Eric Bana as the protagonist.
But in 2012, Lee surprised his audience with the heartwarming story of Pi (played by Suraj Sharma), in which a boy is left adrift at sea in a small boat alongside a Bengali tiger., in a story that symbolically demonstrates the worst moments of life, however it is worth continuing browsing.
The story begins with a Canadian journalist who wants to know Pi’s survival story, who tells how his father, owner of a ZOO, decides to take the animals by boat from India to Canada.
Along the way, the ship sinks and Pi ends up in a lifeboat alongside a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena, and a tiger named Richard Parker. With hunger increasing by the day, Pi finds a way to survive. A story of survival, which brings us a clear message “never lose hope” and entered the history of cinema as one of the best self-improvement movies.

7.Cast Away (2001)
A malnourished man yelling at a volleyball in the middle of the sea may be a hilarious comedy scene, but Tom Hanks turned it into one of the loveliest moments in this survival movie.
Chuck Noland is a Fedex worker who has to catch a plane at the last minute, however, what was supposed to be a smooth trip turns into an airline nightmare when they find a violent storm that knocks them down.
The only survivors are Noland and a volleyball, which among his frustrations becomes his best friend. As the days go by, the protagonist adapts to his desert island environment, where he learns to live on what nature provides until he makes the decision to return home.
Noland’s suicide mission leaves us with infinite inspiring messages, such as the perseverance to achieve your goals under the phrase “you never know what the tide will bring you tomorrow.”
Directed by the legendary Robert Zemeckis, “El Naufrago” is a compilation of some true stories that make up an original story that has become one of the best self-improvement movies.

6. Whiplash (2014)
The director and screenwriter Damien Chazelle is a great lover of jazz and percussion, so in his first feature film he decided to unite both passions to tell one of the most inspiring stories of perseverance in cinema.
Whiplash talks about Andrew’s (Miles Teller) entrance into a demanding music conservatory, where instructor Fletcher (JK Simmons) won’t rest until the prominent boy realizes his full potential.
This movie is developed from the short film made by Chazelle (which you can get in full on the internet) and resulted in three Oscars, two of them for the work of the actors. However, the most powerful thing about this movie is its message of overcoming obstacles, the pressure of the environment and believing in yourself to achieve the goal you want.

Overcoming movies based on real events
This count is divided into two parts, to give way to those real life stories , which were adapted for the big screen.

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5. Remember the Titans (2000)
You don’t have to be a football scholar to get emotionally hooked on the story of coaches Herman Boone and Bill Yoast, who built a championship team in the midst of a vicious racial battle.
The story takes place in the United States of 1971, when the process of unification of people begins regardless of skin color. In a small town, the local football team symbolizes that this profound social change will bring great joy to a divided country.
The TC Williams institute is ordered to have an African-American coach on its team, something unacceptable for the Titans, led by Bill Yoast (Will Patton) with a moderately good record of success.
Brother Boone (Denzel Washington) arrives with a pragmatic philosophy for those who want to be part of the team: it doesn’t matter if you’re white, or if you’re black, the important thing is to win together. Thus, he leads the process of a group of young people who pay more attention to the characteristics that unite them than to those that separate them, creating an unstoppable team and undefeated champions.
The film directed by Boaz Yakin and written by Gregory Allen Howard, has the performances of future stars like Ryan Gosling and a spectacular soundtrack, mined with hits from the ’70s.

4. Untouchable (2011)
One of the highest grossing French films in the world, comes from one of the most tender, fun and sobering stories we have seen on the big screen.
Based on the true story of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and Abdel Sellou , an association forced by their interests but which later gave way to a great friendship.
Francois Cluzet plays the paraplegic Phillippe, who needs the daily attention of a caregiver, so he interviews Driss (performed by Omar Sy), an ex-convict whose intention is to have his job application rejected for government benefits. Although the personalities of the protagonists collide at first, Driss ends up working for Phillippe and it is the birth of a beautiful friendship.
Beyond the skin color of the protagonists, we witness the relationship between a man who needs help to go to the bathroom and another who comes from the poorest neighborhoods in France. This unprecedented association captivated the international public, in such a way that Hollywood decided to create a remake to recreate the magic of both characters with Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart.

3. The Pursuit of Happiness (2006)
Will Smith plays one of the best roles of his life, playing Chris Gardner, a homeless single father who becomes one of New York’s top investors. The true story of Gardner and his son is adapted for the big screen by director Gabriele Muccino and written by Steve Conrad.
The film narrates how the man is abandoned by his wife and becomes a beggar, forced to sleep in shelters and with enough money for one meal a day. However, the constant motivation of having his son by his side leads him to compete to climb in one of the most important offices of investors in the Big Apple.
Smith shares the screen with his son Jaden, in this critically and publicly acclaimed film that thrilled its audience with his message of perseverance.

2. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
John Nash is a brilliant mathematician who accepts a series of secret jobs in cryptography, what he doesn’t know is that discovering these secrets will lead him to an endless nightmare. The protagonist, played by Russell Crowe, will realize thatHe suffers from a mental illness that will make him constantly question what is real and what is not.
The film is based on the biography of Professor John Nash written by Sylvia Nasar, which chronicles the days of the mathematical genius from his university studies to becoming a Princeton scholar.
On the big screen, Nash’s constant struggle is illustrated through ghostly characters that harass him in his daily routine, but that he manages to overcome thanks to the support of his wife Alicia (Jennifer Connelly).
The play tells us how Nash manages to embrace his weaknesses and despite them, he progresses to become a Nobel Prize winner.

1. The Imitation Game (2014)
Benedict Cumberbatch plays the mathematician Alan Turing, who manages to crack the secret code of the Germans during World War II, to become one of the keys to the fall of the Hitler regime.
This film, directed by Morten Tyldum, tells the story of a man who had to fight against the pressure of people who insisted that he was wrong, in addition to being judged for his sexuality. Despite all the great obstacles that Turing had in his investigation, he achieved an important triumph for the Allies by deciphering the messages of the Germans.
Although many of the details about the life of this computer pioneer are distant from what really happened in his life, the story on the big screen inspires those who seek to be the first in their field, how it is worth fighting against the obstacles to get what you love.

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