Saturday, March 24, 2012

Extra! The 10 most inspirational movies ever!

Dedicated to our fellow students

1. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) 
A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised 
to begin a life-changing professional endeavor. 
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Writer: Steve Conrad
Stars:Will Smith, Thandie Newton and Jaden Smith  

2.  Men of Honor (2000)
The story of Carl Brashear, the first African American, then also the first amputee, US Navy Diver and the man who trained him.
Director: George Tillman Jr.
Writer: Scott Marshall Smith
Stars:Cuba Gooding Jr., Robert De Niro and Charlize Theron    

3. Avatar (2009)
A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. 
Director: James Cameron
Writer: James Cameron
Stars:Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver

 4. Seabiscuit (2003)

True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation. 
Director: Gary Ross
Writers: Laura Hillenbrand (book), Gary Ross (screenplay)
Stars:Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges and Elizabeth Banks 

5. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. 
Director: Frank Darabont
Writers: Stephen King (short story "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption"), Frank Darabont (screenplay)
Stars:Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman and Bob Gunton 

 6. Rocky (1976)

A small time boxer gets a once in a lifetime chance to fight the heavyweight champ in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
Director:John G. Avildsen
Writer:Sylvester Stallone
Stars:Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire and Burt Young


 7. Schindler's List (1993)

In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Thomas Keneally (book), Steven Zaillian (screenplay)
Stars:Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley 

8. Billy Elliot (2000)

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family. 
Director: Stephen Daldry
Writer: Lee Hall
Stars:Jamie Bell, Julie Walters and Jean Heywood 
9. Dead Poets Society (1989)

 English professor John Keating inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day.
Director: Peter Weir 
Writer: Tom Schulman
Stars:Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard and Ethan Hawke

10. Braveheart (1995) 

William Wallace, a commoner, unites the 13th 
Century Scots in their battle to overthrow English rule. 
Director: Mel Gibson
Writer: Randall Wallace

Stars:Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau and Patrick McGoohan 

2 σχόλια:

the best movie.......The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

yes, very emotional and inspiring!

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