We’ve all felt defeated, like our goals are unattainable or at least too much trouble.

It’s a feeling everyone can identify with, albeit in different levels. While there are many ways to “wake up” from this sensation, nothing compares to the warm fuzzy feeling from a truly inspirational film – and these movies are tried and true to get you up, running and living life to the fullest!

1. Dead Poets Society

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The film that single-handedly brought back the ancient Latin phrase carpe diem (Seize the Day), this classic is practically guaranteed to make you find the strength to pursue your dreams.

2. Life of Pi

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A testament to human will and our own ability to overcome the greatest obstacles life has to offer, this beautiful and simple film is all about coming out on top of anything.

3. It’s a Wonderful Life

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A film that’s also a synonym of Christmas, George Bailey’s story speaks directly to every person, saying just how much a single person can make the world a warm and fuzzier place.

4. Forrest Gump

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Another great film about a simple man, this Tom Hanks classic is the story of a heart so pure it ended up shining a light into an entire generation. Run, Forrest, run!

5. The Shawshank Redemption

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A movie that will break your heart and make you believe in freedom and justice above all else, Shawshank will break your heart only to expand it in inspiration halfway through.

6. Groundhog Day

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A film about magic, love and learning from one’s mistakes, Bill Murray’s journey from an unbearable egotist to an understanding human is a fantastic lesson in emotional intelligence.