So many movies attempt to inspire, be uplifting, speak to the potential and courage of the human being.
Due to today being the anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, I struggled to find an appropriate topic. I knew that I didn’t want to focus on the tragedy, although I did consider briefly just stepping out of the confine of movies and discussing that day directly. When I thought about the films associated with the tragedy, however, the “Human Spirit” element came into focus. Even though that day was incredibly tragic, there was also an incredible demonstration of bravery, courage, and compassion during and following the events.
So what movies best illustrate the power of the human spirit for you? Are there any films you find inspirational? It can be sports films, if you like. “Rocky”, “Rudy”, “Breaking Away”, all great examples. “Apollo 13” perhaps. Maybe in honor of the Chicago Teacher’s Strike, you’d like to pick a classroom movie “Stand and Deliver”, or “Lean on Me”. It can be anything… “The Shawshank Redemption”, “The Pursuit of Happyness”. The world has no shortage of movies that inspire.
People are capable of tremendous things, and many incredible movies have tried to draw on that. Let’s hear it. What are YOUR favorite “Human Spirit” movies?