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21 of The Most Motivational Movie Speeches of All Time

This article was last updated on January 26, 2022

Is there a better way to start your day with a great movie scene that will inspire you beyond belief? Maybe yes, maybe not, but still that’s a perfect way to start your day.

So are you ready to take on the world? If you’re not, you will be after seeing these movie speeches.

 

21 of The Most Motivational Movie Speeches of All Time

Any Given Sunday – In 4 Minutes Al Pacino will make you want to conquer the world, that’s the kind of impact he has. He is the master of sounding loud without screaming, in addition to sounding incredibly loud when he is actually screaming. Doesn’t that make him perfect for playing a football coach in Any Given Sunday? His philosophy of making progress steb by step is great and practical advice not only in football but in life as well.

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The Great Dictator – Probably the greatest speech ever made, by one of the most iconic actors of the 20th century. We the people have the power to craft our destiny, that’s the message Charlie Chaplin delivers and it’s simply amazing.

 

Braveheart – Mel Gibson’s speech before the battle in Braveheart still hits you right in the chest, no matter how many times you’ve watched the movie it will always make you want to put on a kilt and fight besides him.

Independence Day – This speech just shows how bad ass are we and that aliens, don’t stand a chance against us.

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Troy – Short, but powerful. Achilles (Brad Pitt) inspires his troops to grab immortality. Hector and the boys, never even stood a chance after that speech.

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Network – Howard Beale’s words are still as prevalent today as they were back in 1976. Sometimes you’ve got to get mad and stand up for what you believe in if you want to make a difference.

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Lord of the Rings – It doesn’t get much more epic than this. Leading a bunch of terrified troops into battle against an army that they can’t possibly defeat is tough work for some people, but not for Aragorn. He is more than up to the challenge.

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Hoosiers – Based on a true story, Hoosiers is one of the ultimate underdog stories. It depicts the small Hickory High School rising from nothing to compete for the championship. Gene Hackman is absolutely perfect as coach Norman Dale and his pre-game speech just kills it.

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Invictus – One would think that Morgan Freeman would make the most inspirational speech in Invictus, but Matt Damon just kills it. This is your destiny, isn’t it?

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Miracle – No one believed that the Americans had a chance to defeat the soviets, no one except Herb Brooks, and he had one hell of a speech ready for the ocasion. The Miracle on Ice was one of the greatest upsets in the history of sports.

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Dead Poet Society – The phrase “carpe diem” goes back to the year 23 BC. It means “seize the day.” It was good advice then and is still good advice now.

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300 – There are epic speeches that just make you want to be an ancient warrior, that speak to your heart and this is one of those speeches. If you ever have a trouble  overcoming an obstacle in your life, this is the pep talk you need to hear. “Ah-oo, ah-oo, ah-oo!”

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Coach carter – If you want to teach kids how to win in sports, first you have to turn them into winners in life. You have to change their mentality, and that’s what Coach Carter manages to do, and the speech he receives from one of his students is nothing less than perfect.

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D2: The Mighty Ducks – Isn’t it a bit odd that I’ve included a Disney movie in the list? You’ve got to admit that Disney managed to create a heartwarming, motivational drama, and the phrase “Ducks Fly Together” is still in use when the NHL’s Ducks compete.

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Sandlot – “Remember kid, there are heroes and there are legends. Heroes get remembered but legends never die. Just follow your heart and you can never go wrong” – The best part of the speech is missing in this video, and I would be really glad if you know a video that has the full speech.

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Friday Night Lights – This is one of the best movies capturing the spirit and rite of passage of young men, who’s lives are forever changed.  It’s very rare when a movie gets it right. “Because forever’s about to happen here in just a few minutes.”

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Remember the titans – I can’t find the words to describe that scenes. Denzel Washington (Coach Boone) tries to teach respect and he does it in the best way possible.

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We are Marshall – We Are Marshall takes the viewpoint that competition is not about winning, it is simply about doing your best and knowing you gave it your all despite any challenges. That is refreshing and Matthew McConaughey communicates that message best in this speech.

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Gridiron Gang – I don’t know if there is a man that can inspire others as much as Dwayne Johnson. The speech he gives in Gridiron Gang manages to pump you up beyond belief, and will make you want to put that football jersey and you will be ready to accept the Mustang Challenge. Hats off to Dwayne Johnson for this memorable speech.

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The Pursuit of Happiness – Don’t let others tell you what you can and what you can’t do. The scene where Will Smith gives an inspirational speech to his son is one of my favorite movie scenes ever. You want something, go get it. Period.

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Rocky Balboa –  An interesting fact is that there is nothing more motivating in the world than Sylvester Stallone, it’s been proven by science. It’s a scientific fact. His own life story is as motivating as Rocky’s, from overcoming homelessness to selling his dog to becoming one of the most recognized Hollywood stars in the world. When Rocky tells you to do it, you will do it, regardless of whether you think you can.

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If you haven’t watched these movies, I would highly suggest you to do it, you won’t be disappointed. So which is your favorite motivational movie speech? Do you have any speeches to add to the list? If you do please share them with us in the comments below!

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