10 Inspirational Movies Every College Student Must Watch

The college year is the favorite chapter of everyone’s lives. It is the golden period of our life when we explore many things: about the world, society, success, Failure, relationships, and Emotional up-down. It’s also the time to learn about yourself, figure out who you are, and discover the thing around us that inspire to think differently.


While we’re talking about inspirational movies for College students in 2021, we recommend you watch a few best movies that might teach you something about life, thoughtful and entertaining. Here’s a list of the top 10 movies that every college student must watch.

1. Dead Poets Society (1989)

Dead Poets Society tells the story of an English teacher who inspires his students through his poetry at an elite boy’s prep school. He encourages his students to think differently and opens their eyes to things they never thought of – including poetry, knowledge, and feelings. The movie will touch your heart and teach you the valuable lesson of catching your dreams no matter the boundaries; it’s a life lesson worth learning.

2. Idiots (2009)

3 Idiots is one of the greatest Indian movies of the Indian Cinema. The story of the film is alike to that of the best seller novel Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat, This film is based on our Indian educational system which pressurizes the students and has an obsession with high grades. These movies teach you valuable life lessons. Why it is important to have a passion in your life, the only way to do great work is to do what you enjoy, to proceed with your dreams, and not care what others think about your work.

3. Good Will Hunting

Good Will Hunting tells the story of a janitor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. He is a math genius, but he isn’t living up to his potential. he needs help from a psychologist to find out the direction in his life. Robin Williams plays the role of a therapist who takes Will as his client. He develops a bond with Will and helps him in figuring out his life’s purpose

4. The Social Network (2010)

The Social Network tells the true story of the world’s most successful social networking website Facebook’s co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. It shows the journey of how Zuckerberg created the social networking website that would become famous as Facebook. 

The Social Network is an excellent movie for college students to watch because it deals with all sorts of issues that college students face regularly. You’ll learn a thing about creativity, rebellion, and building a business. You’ll also learn how that can impact your most solid friendships

5. Forrest Gump (1994)

Forrest Gump is an American romantic comedy-drama movie based on the novel of the same name written by Winston Groom; this movie shows the inspirational story of a man with a low IQ who achieves many incredible achievements. He wins the Medal of Honor for bravery, becomes a specialist Ping Pong player, inspires the famous dance of Elvis Presley, and makes money by selling shrimps.

It is a truly inspirational story of ordinary college guys that every student should watch. The movie tells us that nothing is impossible if you are willing enough. 

6. The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness an American Biographical Film based on the real-life story of entrepreneur Chris Gardner. Directed by Gabriele Muccino, ‘The Pursuit of Happiness is one of the most heartwarming and motivational films that tell a story of a homeless Salesman and his son. Will Smith plays the role of Chris, who goes on to become the owner of a brokerage house from being a homeless salesman, all with his hard work, determination, and willpower to succeed. Another moving piece of this movie is the struggles suffered by the father-son duo and the ensuing conversations that will move you in ways unimagined. Chris Gardner’s determination to follow through with this dream even in the most difficult of situations cannot motivate you then nothing can.

7. The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont, based on the 1982 Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. The movie tells the story of banker Andy Dufresne played by Tim Robbins, who is convicted to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murders of his wife and her lover, who spends 19 years of prison. This movie story motivates one to go on even during the darkest phase of their lives.

8.Theory of Everything (2014)

The Theory of Everything is a  biographical romantic drama film based on the life of the theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking as a partying, rowing Cambridge student. The story adapted from “Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen” a memoir written by Jane Hawking. Hawking is a brilliant student of Astrophysics.  Hawking was suffering from motor neuron disease his muscles will degenerate. Doctors predict he has just two years to live. This movie is inspirational for all college students.

9. The Man Who Knew Infinity

The Man Who Knew Infinity is a British biopic film based on the life of a genuinely extraordinary genius Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan who made outstanding contributions to mathematical analysis, number systems, infinite series, and many more. The movie story is adapted from the book of the same name by Robert Kanigel.

The Movie The Man Who Knew Infinity is touching and brings Ramanujan’s personal story to life. Still, if you’ve watched the film, you may be wondering what Ramanujan exactly discovered and why his work is considered so extraordinary these days also.

10. A Beautiful Mind(2001)

 A Beautiful Mind is a biopic based on the life of John Nash, a math genius who overcomes his illness, Schizophrenia, and won the Nobel Laureate in Economics and Abel Prize winner. A beautiful Mind is one of the few movies that bring out what a human mind can. For a person who could visualize numbers as big as Balloons, his mind could conjure up anything. We often mock such great minds because of their external Idiosyncrasies, but it takes a lot of maturity on our side to realize what they are capable of—hats off for such a movie. The movie, despite its profound meaning, has a straightforward and subtle presentation. Do watch it.