Odishatv Bureau

In the realm of entertainment, there are no less inspiring movies intended for students' encouragement. These movies depict real-life struggles, societal stigmas, and overcoming obstacles with enduring, which compel viewers to stay motivated in their lives. 

Often biographical movies like 12th Fail and Super 30 among others strike the chord successfully. There are also fictional movies like 3 Idiots and Taare Zameen Par that leave a deep mark on the audience and inspire many. 

So, here is a collection of top inspiring movies that can motivate students to work hard to achieve their goal in life:


Depicting the life of Geeta Phogat, India’s first gold medalist in wrestling, and starring Aamir Khan, Dangal's story is about breaking the norm of only men in wrestling and women leading to the Olympics. A wrestler coach and father Mahavir Singh Phogat, played by Amir Khan, discovers the hidden talent in his blood and coaches his two daughters to become the top wrestlers in India. However, the journey to the goal is full of hard training, sweating, deep focus concentration, and discipline. The movie is truly a masterpiece that inspires students to stick to their goals.

Mary Kom

5 times Olympic medal winner Mary Kom is an Indian boxer and Padma Bhushan awardee whose life story is an inspiration. Starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas, the movie showcases pure passion, hard work, and determination making it a must-watch for students.

The Man Who Knew Infinity 

This movie is based on the non-fiction book 'The Man Who Knew Infinity' written by Robert Kanigel about Srinivasa Ramanujan who is a gifted arithmetician. In the movie, Srinivasa got into Cambridge College at the time of World War I and endured various challenges like suffering from Tuberculosis and battling depression after separation from his family. This movie is an ideal one for students as it teaches that beyond the war of struggle, there is a sun of excellence to welcome you.

12th Fail

This movie narrates the story of Manoj Kumar Sharma, an IPS officer, and his struggle to overcome poverty, sheer hard work, and utmost dedication to become an IPS officer. Played by Vikrant Massy, the movie showcases the power of preservation to succeed making it a must-have student partner.

Super 30

Super 30 is the story of a Mathematician named Anand Kumar played by Hrithik Roshan. Anand Kumar provides mentorship for highly competitive IIT entrance exams to underprivileged students. The dedication and preservation shown in the movie inspire students and job aspirants alike.

I Am Kalam

This movie is about a boy Chhotu and his dream to meet his idol APJ Abdul Kalam. This dream of Chhotu makes him change his name to Kalam. The movie premiered at the Cannes Movies Festival with many honours and awards.

3 Idiots

This Amir Khan-led movie depicts the conservative mind of Indian society where engineering and doctors are the only career options. But the movie holds to a light-hearted tone as the story unfolds. It is a movie where you learn to study by understanding and not by remembering. 3 Idiots is a must-watch for students who are prone to depression.

Gully Boy

Another movie to let your motivation score fly high is Gully Boy. Starring Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh, the tale is the story of a passionate young rapper who is committed to achieving his goal no matter what.

By- Supalee Dalai

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