Best 30+ Inspirational Movies on Amazon Prime to motivate you in 2020

In our tough times, we always need inspiration and movies are the best sources for motivation. Watching inspirational movies on amazon prime at home is a good option. In tough times we go through many circumstances and we feel helpless, and from inspirational movies, we learn many lessons, which help us to overcome from typical circumstances.

Top 30+ Inspirational Movies on Amazon Prime with latest movies of 2020:

Here is a list of thirty+ top motivational movies on Amazon Prime you’ll surely enjoy while watching:

1. Uppity – 2020

Uppity The Willy T. Ribbs Story is an inspirational documentary movie to watch on amazon prime and is about Willy T. Ribbs, who was a confrontational driver and faced many challenges in professional auto racing of America. And despite many difficulties, he became the first black man who participated in Indy 500 and created history.

Directors Nate Adams, Adam Carolla
Star CastDavid Hobbs, Phillip Ribbs, Paul Newman, Geraldine Ribbs, Willy T. Ribbs
IMDB Rating8.0/10
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uppity - inspirational movie on amazon prime

2. Senna

Senna movie is a motivational documentary of Ayrton Senna, who is a Brazilian and a three-time champion of Formula One Racing. This movie is about his great life journey and his untimely death. Formula One made him a global star.

If we talk about his private life, he was very humble and shy. He donated millions for charity. In Brazil, he was appreciated as an all-time champion of F1 racing and as a Saint.

And this is one of the best high rated inspirational movies on amazon prime.

Director Asif Kapadia
Writer Manish Pandey
Stars Ayrton Senna, Reginaldo Leme, John Bisignano
IMDB Rating8.5/10
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Senna - inspirational movie on amazon prime

3. The Other Dream Team

IMDB has given 8.4/10 a great rating to this uplifting movie. Story of The Other Dream Team is very motivational and is about the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team. Athletes of this basketball team faced many problems under Soviet rule. And despite many difficulties, they won medal in Olympics. So, one of the recommended movies on amazon prime

Directed and written byMarius A. Markevicius
Star CastArvydas Sabonis,  Sarunas Marciulionis, 
IMDB Rating8.4/10
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the other dream team - inspirational movie on amazon prime

4. Searching for Sugar Man

This motivating movie is about a U.S. musician Sixto Rodrigue, who was a folksinger. In the U.S., his albums didn’t sell well. But in South Africa, he became an icon, and he was unknown about this. There was a rumor about his suicide.

But his two fans decided that they will find the truth behind his death. And they found very heart-touching about his story, which makes this movie one of the great motivational movies on amazon prime to watch.

DirectorMalik Bendjelloul
Writers Malik Bendjelloul, Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman
Stars Rodriguez, Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman, Dennis Coffey
IMDB Rating8.2/10
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5. Up

Up movie is about a balloon salesman, Carl Fredricksen 78-years old. In his childhood, his dream was to inspect South Africa. And at the age of 78, he started his journey with a boy, which makes this movie one of the feel-good movies on amazon prime.

They started the journey by uplifting his hose with balloons. During their adventurous journey, Carl made many new friends. He met with a talking dog also.

Directors Pete Docter, Bob Peterson (co-director)
Writers Pete Docter , Bob Peterson 
StarsEdward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger 
IMDB Rating8.2/10
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up - inspiring movie

6. Green Book

In 1962, an Italian-American called Tony Lip was a tough bouncer, but due to some renovations, his nightclub was closed. He was looking for some work. Then he was offered for a driver job by Don Shirley (an African-American), who was a great piano player. Don Shirley appointed him for a concert tour, which was held in Deep South.

Despite racism, they developed a great bond between them. And this is very motivating to watch. And which makes this movie one of the great inspiring movies on amazon prime.

Director Peter Farrelly
Writers Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie
Stars Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
IMDB Rating8.2/10
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green book - motivating movie

7. Tomorrow

This inspiring documentary is about solutions and actions which should be taken to improve the world’s climate. The great thing about this movie is that its aim was to concentrate suggestions, instead of about the worst things that can happen.

So, this is one of feel-good movies on amazon prime which makes us feel good.

DirectorsCyril Dion, Mélanie Laurent
WriterCyril Dion
StarsAnthony Barnosky, Olivier De Schutter, Cyril Dion
IMDB Rating8.0/10
tomorrow - uplifting movie on amazon prime

8. Touching the Void

Touching the Void is based on a true story and is about two young climbers. Both Joe Simpson (Brendan Mackey) and Simon Yates (Nicholas Aaron) were first to reach the top of Siula Grande, which is a mountain in Peru. Within three days of climbing, they reached the peak.

Due to some mishappening Joe’s leg broke down. Despite this, they continued climbing and when Joe was hanging over the rope, Simon decided to cut the rope. And this is very exciting to watch how Joe came back.

This movie is one of the best inspirational movies on amazon prime to watch.

DirectorKevin Macdonald
Writer Joe Simpson (book)
StarsSimon Yates, Joe Simpson, Brendan Mackey
IMDB Rating8.0/10
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touching the void - feel good movie

9. Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook movie is about a man named Pat Solatano, who has lost his job and separated from his life. And Pat is mentally disturbed at this time. With the help of court orders, his mother discharged him from the mental health institutions.

Now he wanted to restart his distorted life and wanted to live a happy life. Also, he wanted to patch up with his life. Suddenly he met Tiffany (a mysterious girl), she offered to help him to reunite with his wife. But he needs to do something important

Now, this is very exciting to watch, which makes this movie one of the best inspirational movies on amazon prime.

Director byDavid O. Russell
Written byMatthew Quick, David O. Russell (screenplay)
Star CastRobert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence
IMDB Rating7.7/10
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silver linings playbook - full positive movie on amazon prime

10. The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything is about a great physicist named Stephen Hawking. He was a Cambridge University student, and during his study, he felt in love with an art student named Jane Wilde. At the age of just 21 years, he was suffering from a neuron disease.

He was so talented and a brilliant physicist and he was considered as the successor of the great scientist Einstein. No doubts his life journey is one of the best inspirational movies on amazon prime.

Director byJames Marsh
Writer Name Anthony McCarten 
Star castTom Prior, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones
IMDB Rating7.7/10
the theory of everything - great inspiring movie

Also read: Best 25+ inspirational movies on Netflix

11. The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness is a story of a man who is struggling financially, named Christopher Gardner. He made a device that didn’t so well as per his expectations. In this tough time, his wife left him. Even he had to lose his apartment.

He was so helpless to live on the street. And started a job but without any salary in a brokerage firm, and continued to sell his device. But he continued his struggle to make their (him and his son) life better. This journey of Chris makes this movie one of the best inspirational movies on amazon prime.

Directed byGabriele Muccino
Written by Steve Conrad
Star CastWill Smith (as Chris), Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith
IMDB Rating8.0/10
the pursuit of happyness - uplifting movie on amazon prime

12.  Midnight In Paris

Midnight in Paris is about a screenwriter named Gil Pender. And he is doing hard work as much as he can for his first novel. Gil loved Paris city so much that he decided to shift in Paris after his marriage with his fiancée Inez.

One night, his fiancée was dancing with his friends, but Gil wanted to take some inspiration for writing, so he went for a walk. While walking in the city, he found himself in 1920.

This is curious to watch this motivating movie on amazon prime.  

Directed byWoody Allen
Written byWoody Allen
Star CastOwen Wilson (Gil Pender), Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates
IMDB Rating7.7/10
midnight in paris - uplifting movie

13.  Man On Wire

Man on Wire is a real-life story movie. In 1974, a wire walker performed a stunt between twin towers. He performed acrobatics on the thin wire on World Trade Center, this was done illegally. And it is uplifting to watch how he planned, how he got whole material (like a rope) into the tower. And how he mounted wire between the twin towers.

You should watch this inspiring movie on amazon prime.

Directed byJames Marsh
Written byPhilippe Petit 
Star castPhilippe Petit, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Jean François Heckel
IMDB Rating7.7/10
man on wire - great motivating movie

14.  The Art of Racing in the Rain – 2019

The art of racing the rain is about the life story of a driver named Denny of Formula one racing. He believes that his techniques which he uses to win in racing can be used in his daily life. Denny is a great dog lover. And he motivates us to love dogs.

This movie is one of the latest uplifting movies and with a great motivating story to watch on amazon prime.

Directed bySimon Curtis
Written byMark Bomback
Star CastKevin Costner, Jackie Minns, Milo Ventimiglia
IMDB Rating7.6/10
the art of racing in the rain - feel good movie

15.  How to Change the World

How to change the world is a movie about Greenpeace. In 1971, we will watch how some friends protest to protect the greenery of the world and how they sail into a nuclear test zone. From these activities, they were on the world’s imagination. 

Directed byJerry Rothwell
Written by Jerry Rothwell
Star Cast Robert Hunter, Paul Watson , Patrick Moore
IMDB Rating7.6/10
how to change the world - positive movie on amazon prime
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More inspirational movies on amazon prime with great stories:

16.  Maidentrip

Maidentrip is one of the great motivational movies on amazon prime. This movie is about a 14-year-old girl named Laura Dekker. And this is very inspiring to watch who she became the youngest girl who sails around the world.

This movie is very uplifting which helps us to learn that if we decide to achieve anything; we can achieve it with our efforts.

Directed by Jillian Schlesinger
Star Cast Dick Dekker, Laura Dekker, Kim Dekker
IMDB Rating7.5/10
maidentrip - great inspirational movie

17.  Freedom Writers

Freedom writers movie is an inspiring movie of a young teacher named Hilary Swank. In 1994, Los Angeles was divided racially. And due to the racial study of her students were at risk.

But she decided to motivate her students and fight against racial. And continue their studies.

Directed by Richard LaGravenese
Written by Richard LaGravenese 
Star Cast Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Imelda Staunton
IMDB Rating7.5/10
freedom writers - best motivating movie

18.  Lady Bird

Lady bird movie is about the struggle of a woman, who is a mother and somehow the job of her husband is lost. This is very inspiring to watch how she fights with her tough times to meet her daily needs.

She is a great mother also of a teenage girl. And in the end how she fulfills her dreams. And her daughter is grateful to her for her great efforts to fulfill her requirements, which makes this movie of the best motivating movies on amazon prime.

Directed byGreta Gerwig
Written byGreta Gerwig
Star CastSaoirse Ronan, Tracy Letts , Laurie Metcalf
IMDB Rating7.4/10
lady bird - best feel good movie

19.  The Last Man on the Moon   

The last man on the moon is based on the true story of an astronaut. In 1972, Eugene Cernan landed on the moon, and over there he left his footprints. And nearly after 40 years, he shared his uplifting journey.

He shared how much he was ambitious to go to the moon, and how he did it. And how many difficulties he faced to achieve it. This journey makes this movie one of the great inspirational movies on amazon prime.  

Directed byMark Craig
Written by Eugene Cernan
Star CastEugene Cernan, Alan Bean and Fred ‘Baldy’ Baldwin
IMDB Rating7.4/10
the last man - latest motivational movie

20. Southpaw – 2015

Southpaw is an inspiring movie of a boxer with a struggling life named Billy Hope. He is the light-heavyweight champion in boxing. He won nearly 43 fights, he was unbeatable. He was married to a beautiful Maureen and was blessed with a daughter named Leila.

He was living a happy and perfect life. But then in the fracas, his wife was shot and unfortunately, she died. He was so depressed after the death of his wife. So he was barred for a year from boxing.

But how he overcomes his tough time, and how he fights with his difficult situations. His uplifting journey encourages us that we should not give up and his life story makes this movie one the best motivating movies on amazon prime.

Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Written by Kurt Sutter
Star Cast Jake Gyllenhaal, Oona Laurence, Rachel McAdams
IMDB Rating7.4/10
southpaw - sports inspiring movie
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21.  Instant Family

Story of instant family movie will surely makes you happy. This movie is about a married couple Pete and Ellie and is an uplifting movie. They decided to adopt a child due to a void feeling in their life. They go through the teenagers, but Ellie was not ready to adopt a teenage child. Then she was told by a teenager, they all know that nobody wants to live or adopt a teenage child.

They decided to adopt that teenager named Lizze, and also adopted her two younger siblings also. All three children were very different by nature. So, the married couple helped them to live like a happy family.

Directed bySean Anders
Written bySean Anders and John Morris
Star CastMark Wahlberg, Isabela Merced and Rose Byrne
IMDB Rating7.3/10
instant family - uplifting movie to watch

22.  Chef

Chef movie is the story of a chef named Carl Casper. Carl received bad reviews about his food, and due to this bad feedbacks he has lost his job and even lost honor which he gained. His career was ruined.

But he didn’t stop here, he started a food truck. He started giving quality food across America with the help of his son and his helping colleague. In this journey, Carl found that with quality food he is creating a good bond with family and people. Carl’s journey makes this movie one of the top feel-good and inspirational movies on amazon prime.

Directed by Jon Favreau
Written by Jon Favreau
Star Cast Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr.
IMDB Rating7.3/10
chef - a motivating movie to watch

23.  Fighting With My Family

Fighting with my family is one of the latest movies with an inspiring story to watch on amazon prime. This movie revolves around a family. Zak and his sister Paige were born in a wrestling family; their father was a former wrestler. And they want to be superstars of WWE.

Soon they realize that this is not as easy as they imagined. But Paige did a very tough training to meet requirements to be in WWE, and became an inspiration for other trainees also, which makes this movie one of the best inspirational movies on amazon prime.  

Directed by Stephen Merchant
Written by Stephen Merchant
Star Cast Dwayne Johnson, Vince Vaughn and Lena Headey
IMDB Rating7.1/10
fighting with my family - positive movie

24.  A Brilliant Young Mind

A brilliant young mind is about a teenager who is socially awkward. And finds it difficult to connect properly with the world and understand people around him. But he is able to understand only numbers.

His holds on numbers created an unusual friendship with an unconventional teacher named Mr. Humphreys. Humphreys uses his talent of numbering to enter in International Mathematics Olympiad.

This movie teaches us that every child is unique and we need to understand his talent, so this is one of the recommended inspiring movies to watch on amazon prime.

Directed by Morgan Matthews
Written byJames Graham
Star Cast Asa Butterfield, Sally Hawkins and Rafe Spall
IMDB Rating7.1/10
a briliant young mind- great motivational movie to watch

25. Invincible

Invincible movie is based on a true story and is one of the top motivational movies on amazon prime. In 1976, Vince Papale who is 30-year-old and he is facing his tough times. He was working for two days a week in the place of a teacher. But soon this post was eliminated due to financial problems.

And in this hard time, his wife asked him to divorce. He was helpless to work as a bartender and continued his practice of football. And a new coach Dick Vermeil decided to take him in the team and play.

Directed by Ericson Core
Written by Brad Gann
Star Cast Mark Wahlberg, Elizabeth Banks and Greg Kinnear
IMDB Rating7.1/10
invincible - inspiring movie
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26.  We’re the Millers

David is a small-time pot dealer. And he wants to help some teen, and he knows that no good deed goes unpunished. Somehow thugs stole his cash, which gets him in trouble, he is in big debt. To clear this he has to go to Mexico to pick a drug shipment. For this mission, he made a full proof plan and created a fake family.

This journey of David is very inspiring to watch.

Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber
Written byBob Fisher and  Steve Faber 
Star Cast Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts and Jennifer Aniston
IMDB Rating7.0/10
we're the millers

27. Courageous

Courageous is an uplifting movie to watch on amazon prime and is a story of four men who are law enforcement officers. They have to face danger every day due to their job profile. Four men are fathers also, and they have to fight with their hopes and faith when a tragedy comes home. And this tragedy changes all their lives.

And one of them named Adam is happy to be a Christian and forces his friends to join his religion and become a good human being and his parents.

But unluckily one of them found a way to become rich fast which dominate his moral values.

Directed byAlex Kendrick
Written by Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick
Star CastAlex Kendrick, Kevin Downes and Ken Bevel
IMDB Rating7.0/10
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courageous - motivational movie

28.  Fisherman’s Friends

Daniel Mays is a cynical London music executive. And he is pranked that he signed in to a group of fisherman and this prank is done by his boss named Noel Clarke. He is full of energy and gains respect for fisherman and his family also.

The story of Daniel makes this movie one of the best motivational movies to watch on amazon prime.

Directed byChris Foggin
Written by Piers Ashworth and Meg Leonard
Star CastJames Purefoy, David Hayman and Meadow Nobrega
IMDB Rating6.9/10
fisherman's friends - uplifting movie

29. The Upside

The upside movie is about the friendship of two men and is one of the latest inspirational movies on amazon prime. Philip is a quadriplegic but he is rich. He needs a person who can help him as a caretaker.

Then he hired parole, named Dell. Dell is a struggling man who wants to patch up with his young son and his ex. Philip and Dell both had different past and world. But they found ways to joy their life.  

Directed by Neil Burger
Written by Jon Hartmere and Éric Toledano
Star Cast Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman and Bryan Cranston
IMDB Rating6.9/10
the upside - great positive movie on amazon

30. Gridiron Gang

If you like a sports motivational movie, then you should this one of the good inspirational movies on amazon prime. This is the story of Sean Porter (The Rock) who works as a coach at the juvenile detention center. He was a former football player also.

He saw teenage interns wasting their time, then he decided to give them proposes for life. And he started preparing a football team. But he faced opposition.

This is very inspiring to watch how he fights with this situation.

Directed by Phil Joanou
Written byJeff Maguire and Jac Flanders 
Star CastDwayne Johnson, L. Scott Caldwell and Xzibit 
IMDB Rating6.9/10
gridiron gang movie

Some more inspirational movies on amazon prime of all times:

31. Rudy

This movie is about a football player named Rudy, whose upbringing was done where most people did the job. But his dream was to play football. But he faced many problems to fulfill his dream. He was not so good in study, as an athlete, he was not so good. And mainly his height was half of the other football players.

But he never gives up and continued struggling for his dream, this uplifting journey makes this movie one of the best motivational movies on amazon prime.

Directed by David Anspaugh
Written by Angelo Pizzo
Star Cast Sean Astin, Ned Beatty and Jon Favreau
IMDB Rating7.5/10
rudy - all times motivational movie

32.  Men of Honor

The men of honor movie is a motivational journey of a U.S. Navy diver, who is an African-American. This movie revolves around two men. Carl Brashear who is the first black U.S. Navy diver is very ambitious. But while his training he faced racism. Master Chief Billy who is the trainer of Carl made his journey harder.  

Despite all the circumstances Carl proved that he can face any discrimination. Carl’s journey makes this movie one of the all-time inspirational movies on amazon prime.

Directed by George Tillman Jr.
Written byScott Marshall Smith
Star Cast Cuba Gooding Jr. , Charlize Theron and Robert De Niro
IMDB Rating7.2/10
men of honor - courageous movie

Whenever you feel done, and want to motivate yourself, then you can watch any of the above inspiring movies. Hope you like the dedicated list of motivational movies.

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1. What is the purpose of making inspirational movies?

Inspirational movies are the great source of motivation. And from inspirational movies we get many ideas to face different types of difficulties.

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