7 Best Motivational Movies For Students


Movies make us laugh, they make us cry and even make us cheer!! but some movies are special one as their story and narration inspires us a lot. Despite of all adversities and difficulties, we can relate to them. We all need motivation (Motivational) for dealing so tough competition in our day to day life.

Whether you’re stuck in a rut or just looking to get your creative juices flowing, check out our own personal favorite motivational movies below from Youtube, Amazon Prime, Hotstar and Netflix. So peruse the list of Motivational movies which is specially for Students and get ready to feel really freaking motivated to do anything.

Here are the Best 7 (Seven) Motivational Movies for Students:

1. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (with IMDb Rating 8.2)

Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar

The protagonist of this 1992 movie is a poor and happy go lucky guy. After a number of twist and turns, the hero begins to understand the purpose of his life

That is when he trains hard to partake in a prestigious cycle race braving many physical and emotional odds.

This movie highlights the power of hard work along with a sense of dedication that can become pillars of success.

Directed By: Mansoor Khan

Writers: Nasir Hussain & Mansoor Khan

Stars: Aamir Khan, Deepak Tijori, Ayesha Jhulka

2. Rang de Basanti (with IMDb Rating 8.1)

Rang De Basanti Trailer

The story revolves around a group of 6 Indians friends who team up with an American lady to film a documentary on freedom fighters of India who were driven by strong extremist principles.

They begin to unveil the irregularities in the then government and voice their opinion through public demonstrations.

Students brimming with a sense of patriotism will find this 2006 movie a perfect inspiration.

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Directed By: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Writers: Renzil D’Silva, Prasoon Joshi, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Stars: Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Sharman Joshi, Kunal Kapoor

3. Swades: We, the people (with IMDb Rating 8.2)

Swadesh Trailer

The movie revolves around the life of a successful Indian Scientist & his journey back to the village in which he was brought. It showcases his battle against social irregularities as he tries to power the lives of villagers with basic necessities: food, education and most importantly, Bijli (Electricity).

Young minds watching this movie will surely be inspired by the noble thoughts of the lead.

Directed By: Ashutosh Gowariker

Writers: M.G. Sathya, Ashutosh Gowariker, Sameer Sharma

Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal

4. Airlift (with IMDb Rating 7.9)

Airlift Trailer

The film is all about the 1990 historical event of an invasion of Kuwait by Iraq where more than 1,70,000 stranded Indians in the kingdom of Kuwait were airlifted during the war.

Ranjit, a successful Indian businessman, enjoys good connections with the officials in Baghdad and Kuwait and makes derogatory remarks about Indians. However, the events that take place following the invasion changes his feelings towards his fellow countrymen.

Instead of leaving Kuwait with his wife and daughter, he stays back and helps other Indians leave the country. The movie helps students develop deep love and regard for their motherland & a confidence to lead the situation.


Directed By: Raja Menon

Writers: Raja Menon, Sonu Sinha, Ritesh Shah

Stars: Akshay Kumar, Nimrat Kaur, Kumud Mishra

5. Guru (with IMDb Rating 7.7)

Guru Trailer

Partially portraying the life of Dhirubhai Ambani the famous businessman who typified the ‘rags to riches’ tag.

A school teacher in India sires a son named Gurukant, but is disappointed as the child fails to live up to his high expectations. When Gurukant grows up, he is unable to secure decent employment in Inida. So finds a way to go to Turkey, where he finds emplyoment.

Guru movie is a 2007 biographical movie and portraits on ambitious small town guy who dreams of making it big in trade, by hook or crook.

Guru is a big lesson to students who can learn the traits of leadership. It also impressed upon them that they should not fall prey to unlawful means.

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Directed By: Mani Ratnam

Writers: Mani Ratnam, Vijay Krishna Acharya, Anurag Kashyap

Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

6. Rocket Singh – Salesman of the year (with IMDb Rating 7.5)

Rocket Singh Trailer

The protagonist of this movie is projected as an average student who leads a principled life high on work ethics.

After getting placed as a salesman, he is disillusioned with the cut- throat market competition coupled with the power politics played by some bigwigs.

Through this flick, students can imbibe the traits of hard work and honesty as the virtues of a professional salesman.

Directed By: Shimit Amin

Writers: Jaideep Sahni

Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Prem Chopra, Mukesh S. Bhatt

7. Chak De India (with IMDb Rating 8.1)

The movie takes us on a life journey of a hockey coach who is considered a failure owing to a loss in an important tournament.

Kabir Khan knows what it’s like to come back from the dead. The ex Indian Captain has now come back in the avatar of the coach of the Indian Women’s National Hockey team. A team that exists more on paper and less in reality.

The movie is about how he builds a women hockey team capable of competing at the international level and cleans his tainted reputation.

Directed By: Shimit Amin

Writers: Jaideep Sahni

Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Malvada, Sagarika Ghatge

A lesson about tolerance and team spirit can attract the attention of students.

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Yatindra Pandey is the Founder of Motivational Dreams and studying self-development, personal finance and investment for last 3 years. Yatindra's mission is simply, to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say, " Because of you, I never gave up. "
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