Movies based on real events worth watching


Perhaps, this is the most life-affirming genre of cinema. I suggest watching comedies with deep meaning. And the film about a dream “Sweet Frances” opens our list. In the center of the plot is the life of a New York resident who has to find her place in this big world


The movie “Birdman” was included in the top ten films of 2014 and was awarded the Oscar. The picture is named after the character played by the actor – the main character of the film Riggan Thomson. He is trying with all his might to restore his career and regain his former popularity.

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“Always Say Yes”

The inimitable Jim Carrey gave us many bright heroes. One of them, Karl Allen, is a reclusive person who always says “no” to everyone. His life changes for the better when, according to the agreement, he begins to say “yes” to everyone. The picture is based on the autobiography of journalist Danny Wallace, who answered affirmatively to all questions for a whole year. An excellent funny comedy that allows you to laugh to your heart’s content and makes you think.

“The Truman Show”

And again the charming Jim Carrey, who was the main star of “The Truman Show”. The picture is a powerful motivator to organize a revolution within the framework of one personality.

“Click: with the remote for life”

Adam Sandler is an amazing comedic actor. One of his works “Click: with a remote control for life” makes us think seriously about the priorities in our lives. Plot: one day an architect who is experiencing problems in the family finds himself in an electrical appliance store. A strange salesman offers him to buy a remote control with which you can rewind time.

“Until I played in the box”

“Until I Played in the Box” is a movie that motivates you to realize your dreams right now. It would seem that nothing can unite car mechanic Carter and billionaire Edward Cole, but they met. And not anywhere, but in the hospital ward of the oncology department. Both elderly men learn that they have no more than a year left to live. Together they make a list of unfinished business and go on an exciting journey.


“The Shawshank Redemption”

If we talk about this genre of cinema, the first thing that comes to mind is the unchanging leader of the IMDb rating “The Shawshank Redemption”. A cult film about achieving a goal. In the center of the plot is a banker who was sent to Shawshank prison on a groundless charge of murdering his wife and her lover. From the first days of his imprisonment, he begins to plan his escape.

“Slumdog Millionaire”

The “millionaire from the slums” was also arrested, only on suspicion of fraud. After all, in a different way, an uneducated young man from the slums of Mumbai could not reach the final of the Indian analogue of the program “Who wants to become a millionaire”.

“Ghostly Beauty”

“Phantom Beauty” is a strong drama with Will Smith in the lead role. He was accompanied by such movie stars as Edward Norton, Keira Knightley and Kate Winslet. The viewer will understand that it is possible to survive the most terrible tragedies in life, if you put effort into it.

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“Seven Lives”

“Seven lives” were saved by Will Smith in the movie of the same name. The tape motivates for good. Strong life-affirming cinema.

“Pay another”

“Pay it forward” is the principle of the boy Trevor, who wants to help three strangers with one condition: they must also help three strangers. Thus, goodness will grow exponentially. This is a powerful film that motivates to do good.


The rights of blacks have repeatedly been highlighted in American cinema. Another movie on this topic is “The Servant”. It is about black women who served white Americans in the 1960s. A good motivator to be honest.


“Obsession” is a strong psychological drama that highlights the conflict between a student and the head of a jazz band, who has very peculiar teaching methods.


In order to do sports professionally, you need to be a very purposeful person.

“Never give up”

Every athlete, faced with failures, should say to himself: “Never give up.” And continue moving towards the goal. And this is what the main character of the youth sports drama “Never Give Up” did.

“The Man Who Changed Everything”

“The Man Who Changed Everything” is another strong sports drama. In the center of the plot is the manager of the baseball team, masterfully played by Brad Pitt, and a mathematician who proposed a completely new game tactic. As the plot develops, the viewer will understand that there are no victories without defeats.


“The Incredible Life of Walter Mitty”

I was talking about Will Smith, who we often think of as a comedian. There is another actor who we are used to seeing in a comedic role – Ben Stiller. We all remember his “Meeting the Parents” and “Night at the Museum”. There is an adventure tragicomedy in his treasury of works that will change your outlook on life. It is called “The Incredible Life of Walter Mitty”.

“Hector’s Journey in Search of Happiness”

Another stunning picture in the adventure tragicomedy genre is “Hector’s Journey in Search of Happiness”. The main character, tired of routine, goes on a trip around the world to find happiness. On his way, he will meet many people and will understand that happiness depends on himself.

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“The Imitation Game”

“Imitation game” is an excellent motivator for those who, after failures, do not believe in a bright future. During the Second World War, a talented mathematician put a lot of effort into deciphering the code of the German Enigma encryption machine. He had to make sacrifices to turn the tide of the war.

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“Brave Heart”

If we talk about historical heroes who did not give up no matter what, one cannot fail to mention William Wallace. Having experienced many personal tragedies, he did not despair and led the Scots rebellion. This is discussed in the tape “Brave Heart”. The role of Wallace was skillfully played by Mel Gibson.

This concludes our selection of strong movies. I hope that after watching at least one picture, you will understand that life can always be changed for the better. It only takes a little effort.