10 Movies That Can Inspire You to Work Harder

Even if you’re preoccupied with the load of tasks you have at work, take some time to relax. Do not live your life in an excessively serious manner. Go out, meet your friends, and watch movies during your days off. There are movies, too many to count, that can actually bequeath motivation for you to have a more positive outlook in your work environment. Here are ten among those movies:


Office Space

It’s a late 90’s comedy film starring Ron Livingston. He plays the role of Peter Gibbons who is a software engineer at a company that he hates. He’s frustrated with his job, his pathetic work environment, and his eight bosses who tell him the same thing every day. He is most especially perturbed by the rudeness of the company’s division vice president, Bill Lumbergh. He isn’t motivated about getting more work for his company because he knows he wouldn’t be receiving any promotions or increase in salary. The only thing that lets him come to work every day is his fear of losing his job since the company is decreasing its workers due to financial constraints. He had faced a serious set of troubles in and outside of his job. Find out how he handled all these situations and what he did to even get a promotion in the end.

Wall Street

With two amazing celebrities, Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen starring in this 1987 drama film, it was certainly appreciated by the main film critics. Employees who are trying to work through a wicked and corrupt scheme to get a promotion or be on top can relate well in this movie. Wall Street allows you to be awakened to the fact that money should always be played unsoiled. In this way, you’ll be able to reach genuine success.

The Pursuit of Happiness

The movie clarifies how to be positive and have hope despite your most downcast period in life. The lead character experienced total downfall as he and his son were left behind his wife due to huge financial constraints they were facing. The quote from the movie gets you instantly motivated to do more and work harder: “Don’t ever let somebody tell you that you can’t do something… You got a dream, you gotta protect it… If you want something, go get it. Period.” The film clearly shows that nothing is impossible if you’re eager to pursue your dream.

Tucker: The Man and His Dream

Preston Thomas Tucker established positive affirmations in order for his whopping dream to happen. He dreamt to change the world through his brilliant ideas contributing to the automotive industry. While he was finally achieving his dream, setbacks regarding the legalities of his inventors’ money emerged. With the support of his family, he was able to hold on his troubling work environment and fought for it.

Forrest Gump

Even though Forrest has a low IQ, he managed to achieve great things and become successful. He was able to get on every day of his life through positive affirmations. He carried with him the saying that his mother taught him: “Life is like a box of chocolates – You never know what you’re going to get.” He repeats this quote throughout the film and realizes that it’s true.

Post Grad

 This is a movie shown in 2009 starring Alexis Bledel which is about a recently graduated English Major who has been planning for several years to get a job at a well-known publishing house. However fate is mischievous as somebody else got the position she’s been rooting for. Good thing she and her family belong to the breed of optimistic people allowing her to tag on the rules on how to be positive.

Boiler Room

A College dropout wants to be rich in an instant without too much difficulty. He then became a stockbroker to impress his father. The film allows you to realize that trailing what you really dream of is better than persevering on something that only pleases others.

Jerry Maguire

This great 1996 film offers an incredibly good lesson. Many employees out there blissfully render service to a work environment that clearly operates in a fraud and deceit to earn a billion dollars. Nonetheless our conscience will always let us have this sense of guilt. This is what happened to Jerry Maguire (played by Tom Cruise) who, for his unbelievable integrity upon disclosing the dishonesty in the sports management business operation, loses everything including his job. Although that’s the case, he has managed to try out every method on how to be positive and found out what he really wants.

Bucket List

 The movie revolves around the story of two terminally ill cancer patients sharing the same room in the hospital who were living their last few days. Though they initially didn’t know each other personally, they discovered that they have something in common – that is they have a long list of things they want to do in their lives. This film teaches the viewers how to be positive, put a great effort in working enough to achieve a good work environment and success that you’ve been dreaming of before your life ends.

The Secret

 This 2006 feature length movie presentation is a superb educator on reminding us the nifty methods to achieve success. It relates to the “Law of Attraction” wherein we are taught to “You are what you attract.” To attain your dreams and goals in life, you must first know what you really want. Then consider the strategies on how to be positive and persist on maintaining a positive work environment. Later on you’ll surely receive what you’ve been asking for.

The movies above won’t only entertain you and give you relaxation in spite of the dreary work environment you have. They also have the vigor to inspire you with the messages behind each story. It’s actually more compelling to seek for inspiration from a movie rather than a book sometimes.

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