Sometimes it’s cathartic to watch something depressing–something you can wallow in, just a little bit. Sometimes, a life-affirming and happy movie can do. Amazon Prime has tons of such films at your disposal. We have gathered 15 of the most inspiring movies from Amazon Prime. These are available for free if you are a member. For more content that makes you smile, visit The Top 30 Funny Movies and Where to Stream.
Inspirational Movies On Amazon Prime
Cher won the Best Actress Academy Award. She played the role of a young widow from Italy who finds herself enraptured by her feelings for her younger brother, Nicholas Cage. Moonstruck may have you believe that fate is in your hands by the end of the credits. It’s a mixture of family comedy and a yearning love story. You can also check out 30 Movie Quotations Every ’80s Kid knows by Heart.
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2. It’s a Wonderful Live
It’s a Wonderful Life is not only for Christmas. This 1946 holiday classic is great for any season. It follows George Bailey’s (Jimmy Stewart) lesson from Clarence (Henry Travers) on his positive effect on his hometown and the people he loves.
3. Big Night
This comedy set in a restaurant will make you hungry if your love language is food. In 1996’s Big Night, Tony Shalhoub (Stanley Tucci) and Tony Shalhoub (Tony Shalhoub) own an Italian restaurant. They put all they had into hosting a dinner at which Louis Prima will attend. The making of food and the preparation has never been captured more lovingly or beautifully than this. Make sure to bring some snacks.
4. The First Wives Club
Three college besties (Bette Midler and Diane Keaton) reunite after a fourth victim commits suicide to discover that they also have one thing in common: All of their husbands have left them for younger women. They will not accept this and devise a plan of poetic revenge to regain their power. Although it sounds selfish, they aim to be altruistic, and this 1996 favorite concludes with a Lesley Gore tribute.
There’s plenty of death in this 1985 classic, but we dare anyone to make it through Clue smiling. The classic ensemble comedy of murder mystery comedy is simply too good to miss. You’ll love an underdog story!
6. Creed II
Michael B. Jordan is back as Adonis Creed, Rocky Balboa’s son, in this sequel to Creed. Donnie meets Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu), the son of Rocky Balboa’s father. Donnie also grows his family when Bianca (Tessa Thompson) becomes pregnant. This boxing drama has its ups and downs, but it’s ultimately about family, heritage, and being an honorable man. That’s pretty encouraging.
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7. The Birdcage
Armand (Robin Williams), Albert (Nathan Lane), and their son get engaged to the daughter of a conservative politician. They reluctantly agree that they will hide the truth about the family, and Albert is sent home before the in-laws can come to dinner. He makes everyone laugh and wins the meal over in drag. The Birdcage, which Mike Nichols and Elaine May released in 1996, is hilariously funny and quotable. It also has some serious points to make about being proud and accepting of who you are, how to support your children, and how to not sacrifice your values.
8. Troop Zero
Love Troop Beverly Hills. You should give this Amazon original 2019 a shot. Viola Davis stars as the misfit troop mom, while Allison Janney plays the disapproving head mum. However, you should also keep an eye on the funny younger actors.
Paterson is slow, soothing, and soulful. Adam Driver is a New Jersey bus driver who’s also a poet. Golshifteh Farahani is his dreamer-of-a-wife and urges him not to forget the poems he wrote during the day. However, Paterson seems content to simply observe the world around them and interpret it for the two of us to share.
10. Book Club
In a romantic comedy released in 2018, a group of long-time friends (Mary Steenburgen and Jane Fonda) decides to spice up their book clubs by reading Fifty Shades of Grey. This inspires them both to spice up our own love lives. Book Club is one of the unique movies to explore older women’s sexual and romantic lives. It covers many relatable topics, including reconnecting with a spouse, online dating, and dealing with adult children. These women will make you smile, no matter what.
11. The Big Sick
The 2017 movie, co-written by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon, is inspired by their relationship. This makes it more inspiring to know that a real couple had their happily-ever-after ending. The Big Sick sees Kumail (a Pakistani-American comedian) confronting the cultural clash he had been avoiding after Zoe Kazan, the white woman he was dating, becomes seriously ill.
12. Lady Bird
Greta Gerwig directs Saoirse Roan’s debut film about a Catholic high school student who is creative and restless. Both mothers and daughters will identify themselves in Lady Bird’s passionate, loving relationship with her mom (Laurie Metcalf). This 2017-set coming-of-age story is relatable to almost everyone. Broadway fans can enjoy some Stephen Sondheim songs thanks to Lady Bird’s school musical.
Based on a true story. The Farewell stars Awkwafina in the role of Billie, an American-Chinese woman frustrated by her family’s decision not to inform her grandmother that she had been diagnosed. Instead, they organize a cousin’s wedding to give their relatives and friends a reason to come to China to say Farewell. It’s a moving story about intergenerational bonds as well as the immigrant experience. Billie’s courageous grandma Nai Nai, played by Shuzhen Zhao in this 2019 film, will win your Heart.
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14. Brittany runs the Marathon.
Brittany (Jillian Bel) is not living her best life. A scary and embarrassing doctor’s visit causes her to take up running. This leads her to lose weight and improve her appearance. Brittany Runs a Marathon differs from other transformation movies because it shows how hard it can sometimes be to emotionally deal with such dramatic changes. This 2019 movie will show you that happiness doesn’t always have to be about the number on the scale.
In the middle of the 1980s, group LGBTQ activists collected donations to strike miners but could not find a union willing to take their money. Once they do, a partnership is formed that transforms all involved. In this 2014 movie, the friendship between trendy Londoners and their working-class friends is hilarious and heartwarming. The best part? It’s also based on a true story.