Today’s students get their inspiration from a wide variety of sources, and one of these is by watching the right movies. Of course, there are many fabulous movies for students to enjoy these days, with great entertainment spanning every genre. However, there are certain movies that may prove more inspirational than others to this particular demographic.
There are many movies out there about students, as you will see from our infographic. Most students love to watch movies like this because they can relate to them. However, there are also plenty of others that students can gain motivation and inspiration from. We will look at some of the key ones in this article.
Some of the Top Movie Choices
So, what are the top movie choices to inspire students from around the world? Well, check out these great options:
The Theory of Everything
This movie was made in 2014, and it follows the fascinating life of the late and incredible Professor Stephen Hawking. Played by Eddie Redmayne, who does a wonderful job in his role as Hawking, the setting is Cambridge University in England, and viewers can enjoy a rollercoaster ride that charts the life of this legend. When you watch the movie, you can follow both the physical and scientific challenges that Hawking faced as well as learn more about his time as a Ph.D. student at Cambridge.
The Great Debaters
Made in 2007, this movie was actually produced by none other than Oprah Winfrey herself. It was also directed by Hollywood legend, Denzel Washington. The movie is based on the true-life story of Melvin B. Tolson. It is about a professor who gave his own students inspiration and motivation, leading them to become the first black debate team to go into the debating championships and face-off against prestigious Harvard.
The Social Network
Dramatic, lighthearted, and fascinating, this 2010 movie was a huge box-office hit when it was released. It is based upon the story of Mark Zuckerberg, the co-creator of Facebook, and follows his transition from a Harvard University student to the mastermind behind the biggest social network on the planet. You can learn more about his inspiration but also about the challenges and problems that occurred during those turbulent years.
The Breakfast Club
This movie has become a true classic for students, teens, and older viewers who are looking for a feel-good yet inspirational movie. There are tears, laughter, heartwarming moments, and a rollercoaster of emotions. The 1985 movie is about a group of very different students from a variety of backgrounds who are all put into detention together. You can follow the story of how they eventually bond and learn more about each of their backgrounds as they begin to forge relationships.
Of course, there are plenty of other inspirational movies that every student should watch such as the wonderful Dead Poet’s Society with Robin Williams. These films show that students can enjoy entertainment and be inspired at the same time.