8 Movies That Will Urge You to Get Up and Get Going


Life gets pretty hard at times, and we don’t know how to best deal with it. It is okay to feel low and demotivated, as a part of human nature. Where there are rises, there are falls too. If you too are going through a rough patch in your lives, we have a working solution for you. well, who doesn’t like to watch movies and munch on their favorite bites all along? Today we bring to you our top 8 motivational flicks that if not push you out of the bed, will surely trigger the nerve of the go-getter in you. Let’s get started –

  1. Taare Zameen Par (2007)

This early-age-oriented movie will surely motivate you and also move you to tears. TZP is a story about a young teenage boy Ishan who was criticized by his parents for not performing well according to society’s norms in terms of education. He is later put into a hostel facility hoping that it puts him online. Ishaan then crosses paths with his art teacher, and both of them unravel a new journey towards discovering hidden potential and also claiming that how every child is special.

  1. Good Will Hunting (1997)

Will Hunting is a successful mathematician who is an expert at solving numbers. There is absolutely no trouble in his professional life, but what when his emotional numbers go down the hill? Hunting is exposed to a crisis situation where he tries to seek help from a psychiatrist. What follows is a ride where learn how a career falls short in compensating for your mental state, and why it is important to look at the real side too.

  1. 12 Years A Slave (2013)

An awarding masterpiece, 12 Years A Slave is a must-watch for those who are going through a very hard time in their lives and need an affirmation to pull them out of it. An African-American man is promised a job in the urban by two gentlemen who show him sights of prosperity. Things take a drastic turn when the man realizes that he is not into a job, but has been thrown into slavery. Stream now to find out what happens next and how slavery changes a man.

  1. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Poverty and lack of resources teach a person what luxury could never. Jamal is a slum boy who works hard and makes it to the studios of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ (Who’s Gonna Be A Millionaire). The teenager rapidly answers all the questions and moves to the top of the ladder. But everyone has a dark past. With each question, Jamal questions his identity and the source of the right answer. What follows next is a self-actualizing journey of a boy from becoming nobody to somebody.

  1. English Vinglish (2012)

Some movies capture a small piece of your heart and stay in there forever. English Vinglish is a feel-good movie about a mother of two kids Shashi, who is struggling in the world of people who are driven and influenced by people. When her husband and kids are non-supportive of her down-to-earth and Hindi-speaking soul, Shashi embarks on a journey of conquering against all odds herself. She visits her sister abroad to attend her daughter’s wedding and next follows an awakening journey of rediscovering herself.

  1. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

This movie narrates a story about Chris, who is constantly failing in the professional world and unable to carry forward his family life happily. Tired of Chris’s doings, his wife parts ways with him and hands over their son’s custody to him. Struggling from all ends, Chris lands an unpaid internship in a brokerage firm, with a son to take care of. Will, he be able to make it? Will Chris be able to find happiness in what he and his son are now left with? Watch to find out.

  1. Jerry Maguire (1996)

One of the most classic and evergreen movies of all time, Jerry Maguire is an impressive motivational pick. Jerry was fired from his job a long time ago and now tries to get back to it somehow. Working as a sports agent he faces difficulties now that he has been off-foot for a long time. One of these is his only client, who once was a football player and now wants things as per his demands. Hop on to this journey of getting back on it with nothing but romance, comedy, and drama.

  1. Yes Man (2008)
(L-r) Allison (ZOOEY DESCHANEL) and Carl (JIM CARREY) in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow’s comedy “Yes Man,” distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Talk about feel-good films, and Jim Carrey doesn’t make to it? Impossible! This multi-starrer film depicts the story of Carl, disappointed, low self-esteem, and demotivated man, who is trying to make his life better. Of course, he is not trying enough, therefore, he enrolls himself in a self-help program where he is asked to say yes to everything that is presented to him, for a year! Crazy, right? Grab your popcorn and visit the journey of this man who was once afraid of life, and now is the yes man.