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25 Big Screen Motivational Never Give Up Movies

Today I provide you a list of the best motivational never give up movies from the big screen. If you are struggling to find inspiration, thinking of giving up on your goals, take out some time to watch the full movies and let them revitalise you.

In many people’s life, there comes a time where they hit upon hardships and lose their spirit to keep going. After my own personal battle with ill health I know how we can get extremely down on ourselves, and how essential it is to find something that can raise our spirit.

Not giving up is a mindset. And it’s a mindset that you can adopt. Even if all the tables are turned against you, keep on going, refuse to give up, no matter what.

What you do need is to constantly tell yourself the following:
I keep going when things get tough.
I will either find a way or make one.
Every problem has a solution, and I will find the way.
Every day in every way I move forward, nothing can stop me.
Setbacks are temporary.

Not always easy to do this, is it?

There are time when you feel the energy sapping out your body and your mind spiralling into freefall. It is at these moments you need something to steal your focus away from your problems and give you a shot of motivation, and to me nothing can do this better than awesome motivational never give up movies.

My family through its Pearl and Dean connections has always had a great love for the cinema. Cinema has the power to move you, inspire you and of course motivate. I’ve always believed that movies possess an incredible power to lift the human soul, and the motivational never give up movies that I include here are powerful examples of this. I have compiled a list of some of the best motivational never give up movies from the big screen to help you through those tough times, check them out, and let them inspire you once more.

Sitting down to watch these movies can be helpful when you feel like quitting.

Let me hand over now to Robin Hood (Russell Crowe):

Never Give Up Movies One: Robin Hood

“Rise and rise again until lambs become lions”

Robin Hood

Never Give Up Movies Two: Rocky

“Life’s not about how hard of a hit you can give… it’s about how many you can take, and still keep moving forward.”

Rocky Balboa

Never Give Up Movies Three: The Pursuit of Happyness

“You got a dream. You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it.”

Chris Gardner

Never Give Up Movies Four: The 300

“No retreat no surrender That is Spartan law And by Spartan law we will stand and fight and die A new age has begun an age of freedom And all will know that 300 Spartans gave their last breath to defend it.”

King Leonidas

Never Give Up Movies Five: Braveheart

They may take away our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!

Malcolm Wallace

Never Give Up Movies Six: Shawshank Redemption

I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.

Andy Dufresne

Never Give Up Movies Seven: Unbroken

“I’d made it this far and refused to give up because all my life I had always finished the race.”

Louis Zamperini

Never Give Up Movies Eight: Peaceful Warrior

“A warrior does not give up what he loves, he finds the love in what he does.”


Never Give Up Movies Nine: Forrest Gump

“My mama always told me that miracles happen every day. Some people don’t think so, but they do.”


Never Give Up Movies Ten: Chariots of Fire

“What does here does the power come from to see the race to its end. From within.”

Eric Liddell

Never Give Up Movies Eleven: Dead Poets Society

“Carpe, carpe. Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”

Never Give Up Movies Twelve: Coach Carter

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people don’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Coach Carter

Never Give Up Movies Thirteen: Schindler’s List

“I am the conscience of all those who knew something – but did nothing.”

Oskar Schindler

Never Give Up Movies Fourteen: Stand and Deliver

“You’re like a blind man, in a dark room, looking for a black cat that isn’t there!”

Jaime Escalante

Never Give Up Movies Fifteen: Field of Dreams

“Chance to squint at a sky so blue that it hurts your eyes just to look at it. To feel the tingling in your arm as you connect with the ball. To run the bases … stretch a double into a triple, and flop face-first into third, wrap your arms around the bag. That’s my wish, Ray Kinsella. That’s my wish. And is there enough magic out there in the moonlight to make this dream come true?”

Dr. Archibald Graham

Never Give Up Movies Sixteen: The Aviator

“Don’t tell me I can’t do it;
don’t tell me it can’t be done!”

Dizzy Wright

Never Give Up Movies Seventeen: The Impossible

“After that, when I came up, I was on my own. That was the scariest part. And when I saw the two of you clinging to the tree, I didn’t feel so scared anymore. I knew I wasn’t on my own. You see?”

Henry Bennett

Never Give Up Movies Eighteen: My Left Foot

“All is nothing, therefore nothing must end.”

Christy Brown

Never Give Up Movies Nineteen: Freedom Writer

I’m a teacher, it doesn’t matter what color I am. Eva : It’s all about color, it’s about people deciding what you deserve, about people wanting what they don’t deserve.

Erin Gruwell

Never Give Up Movies Twenty: Saving Private Ryan

“This Ryan better be worth it. He’d better go home and cure some disease or invent a longer-lasting lightbulb or something. Cause the truth is, I wouldn’t trade ten Ryans for one Vecchio or one Caparzo.”

Captain Miller

Never Give Up Movies Twenty-one:127 Hours

“Everything happens for a reason, and part of that beauty of life is that we’re not allowed to know those reasons for certain.”

Aron Ralston

Never Give Up Movies Twenty-two: Invincible

“When adults say, “Teenagers think they are invincible” with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don’t know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are.”

Never Give Up Movies Twenty-three: Cast Away

I know what I have to do now, I’ve got to keep breathing because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?

Never Give Up Movies Twenty-four: The Pianist

“They gave no alms; in their view charity simply demoralized people. If you worked as hard as they did then you would earn as much too: it was open to everyone to do so, and if you didn’t know how to get on in life that was your own fault.”

Władysław Szpilman

Never Give Up Movies Twenty-five: Slumdog Millionaire

“You should take a good look at all sides of an issue before making a decision. Put something away in case of an emergency. New neighbors will bring good cheer. A small problem may occur at home base, but you will solve it quickly and correctly. Don’t offer smart advice unless you are really asked to comment.”

vikas swarup

There you have 20 never give up movies that truly can inspire you. Watching them will remind you to never quit, but persevere and see things through, until you succeed. Take the time to watch each of these movies to boost your mind and empower you.

As a bonus I would recommend highly checking out one particular movie that I know has changed an enormous number of lives. This is a bonus to you, but I urge you to watch it because anyone looking for never give up movies will benefit from watching this.

The Secret

“There is a truth deep down inside of you that has been waiting for you to discover it, and that truth is this: you deserve all good things life has to offer. “Your power is in your thoughts, so stay awake. In other words, remember to remember.” … “If you are feeling good , it is because you are thinking good thoughts .”

Rhonda Byrne

If you have any inspirational never give up movies that you seek out to motivate you, let me know by commenting below. Let’s share the empowerment.


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About the author: Larry Lewis
I'm Larry. As an Executive Life Coach, entrepreneur and writer, I am an unshakable optimist dedicated to helping you become the person you most want to be. I am devoted to sharing ideas, tools and resources that will help you create a better, stress free, well balanced life.

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