Below is a list of 5 inspirational movies that every student must watch, to take a break from the daily hustle and everlasting pressure. You might wonder, what is life? Life is nothing but a rollercoaster ride, doubtlessly one that’s worth riding. Life’s also a combination of the bright and dark days, its a balance of both, but at the end of the day, it depends on us, how we manage to perceive it all. Some days are for failing and hitting rock bottom, while the others are meant for you to rise and pass with flying colours.
The ineffable thing called life, surely just doesn’t revolve around grades, it’s much more than that, it’s about learning, nurturing oneself, and evolving perpetually. The article contains movies that every student must watch as they are inspiring, motivating and you will also learn some lessons about life and learning.
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1. 3 Idiots
3 Idiots is based on Chetan Bhagat’s book, “Five Point Someone”. The story is about 3 engineering students who want to pursue their passion but are forced to join an engineering college due to parental pressure. The movie is wholesome and teaches you that marks matter, but not to the extent of sacrificing gaining knowledge.
It is one of the best movies that every student must watch. It inspires you to follow your passion and teaches that even if you fail, there’s always a chance instead of giving up on life. The story is beautifully knitted with instances that will make you laugh 3 Idiots have some iconic dialogues which teach a lot about life. It is a tale of friendship, life, and love that will make you question the meaning of success and how we measure it.
Watch 3 Idiots here.
2. Taare Zameen Par
Taare Zameen Par is a story about Ishaan who faces difficulty in reading and learning but is highly creative and is a brilliant artist. People around him fail to understand him and he is forced to go to boarding school. There, he meets Ram Shankar Nikumbh who finds out that Ishaan has dyslexia and has special needs. Thus begins a new journey for Ishaan where, with his hard work, he not only excels in academics but also in life and art. Every student deserves a teacher like Nikumbh who motivates them to be a better version of themselves.
Watch Taare Zameen Par here.
3. Good Will Hunting
Good Will Hunting is a 1997 American drama starring famous actor and comedian Robin Williams along with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Will Hunting is a genius with a gift for mathematics but works as a janitor at MIT where he struggles to find his identity. However, an MIT professor and a therapist change his life. Eventually, Will realizes that there’s more to him than he thinks there is.
It has one of the best scripts and that’s a striking feature that makes the movie stand out. The movie is entertaining and has an emotionally rich drama. It is highly recommended among one of those movies that every student must watch.
Watch Good Will Hunting here.
4. Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump is one of the most historic and iconic movies you will come across. The story is about a simple man Forrest Gump who has low I.Q. but never considered himself as disadvantaged. His mother taught him ways to live life. His only desire is to be reunited with his childhood best friend Jenny.
The love for Jenny takes him to a journey where he learns what destiny is. Hanks’ acting is way too realistic and the dialogues are memorable, touching, and hilarious all at the same time. The movie has a fun rollercoaster of emotions and a bit ambiguous. That’s what makes it feature in this list of movies that every student must watch.
Watch Forrest Gump here.
5. The Social Network
The Social Network is the true story of Mark Zuckerberg who is the founder of a very renowned social networking site, Facebook. The movie is based on the book “The Accidental Billionaires”. What begins in his dorm room of Harvard becomes a global social network and leads to a revolution in the field of internet and communication.
Six years later, he becomes a billionaire at a very young age but its unprecedented success is hindered when he is sued by two twins who claim that Zuckerberg stole their idea. Facebook started to phase out both of Zuckerberg’s personal and professional life. The beginning and end of the movie are the most interesting parts. For kids who want to become entrepreneurs, The Social Network is definitely worth a watch.
Watch The Social Network here.