Well, movies are not only meant for entertainment purposes. Sometimes the stories of the movies can give you life lessons. Also sometimes these movies cheer you up and give you a different way to see the world. So in this blog, we are going to discuss the 30 best Bollywood motivational movies that you should have in your playlist. We guarantee that all these movies will boost your morale and bring self confidence to you. Also, there are lots of movies that show how to be positive in your life.
For example, the movie Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara teaches you how to live in the present moment. Have some strong black coffee for a long night because the list is gonna be a little longer, take your snacks out and start watching these Bollywood motivational movies.
The very first movie on the list of best Bollywood motivational movies is the Manjhi. You can’t believe it is a real story. Real dedication, never-give-up attitude, and passion shown by a man for the love of his life. The man is a wonder for this world who succeeds to break a mountain for real to make a path for his villagers in the memory of her beloved wife.
The lead role is played by the two finest actors of Bollywood Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte. There are many things a man can conquer only with the power of positive thinking and Manjhi is a real example of this.
Mary Kom is an Indian superwoman and this character can be only played by Priyanka Chopra. It was not surprising but very exciting that Priyanka Chopra is playing the role of Mary Kom. Mary Kom is an example of never giving up attitude. She was from a very poor background but still, she won two World championships and get married after then. But she made a comeback in boxing for the name she made before and participated in the world championship and reached the final.
Well, what to say about the movie when it stars the Mr perfectionist Aamir Khan. Yet another blockbuster of the year. The movie shows a beautiful relation between a father and his daughters. Well, the father in the movie is very passionate about wrestling. He thoughts that when he will have a son he will make him a wrestler. But all he had were her 4 daughters. He had a dream that his son would bring gold to the Olympics in wrestling.
And one day he thinks that the gold is gold no matter if it is brought by the son or the daughter. Then he starts coaching her daughters for wrestling. So join their journey and see if they were able to bring gold for India. The story is based on the real-life of Geeta and Babita Phogat.
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story
After facing loss many times in his life M.S. Dhoni gave India two world cups and became the Hero of India. The movie is a biography of this cricket player. Shushant Shing Rajput was an actor who copied M.S. Dhoni’s walking style, very well. if you have seen Dhoni walking you will get to know what we are talking about. The perfect actor in Bollywood for this character.
In this film, it is presented how painful and full of struggle is the life of a cricketer. You will get to know the personal life of M.S. Dhoni. How did he learn the Dhoni special helicopter shot? how was his father? And many more interesting things.
Another movie is based on a real story and biography of a girl having a very rare personality. Personality living for others. She had a golden heart, gave her life for her duty to save the life of people who she even didn’t know. The character is played by Sonam Kapur and she has done a remarkable job.
In 1985 a flight took hijacked by some terrorists but there was a brave soldier in the uniform of an air hostess named Neerja Bhanot. She saved her passengers’ lives without caring for her own. The story is so powerful, you must watch this.
The movie is based on the mathematics genius Shakuntala Devi. She was also called a human-computer because of her unusual calculating talent. The character of Shakuntala Devi is played by Vidya Balan. The movie has well crafted the life of Shakuntala Devi. The movie can be a treat for the women who live in their conditions. The movie has also shown the journey of Shakuntala Devi as a woman and mother.
Well, another awesome acting has shown by one of the finest actors of Bollywood, Hrithik Roshan. The movie is based on the real-life of mathematics guru Anand Kumar and his institute named “Super 30”. The story deals with the struggling journey of Anand Kumar and the 30 kids who were getting a free education at his coaching center. Well, the movie is one of the best Bollywood motivational movies for students.
The movie is made in such a way that every student who is preparing for the engineering entrance exam can relate to it. Also, the movie shows that you need to create opportunities for yourself. The movie will enhance your self confidence and will bring positive energy to you.
“The God of cricket”, who doesn’t know this name in Indian. This golden name is the God of cricket for everyone, even people from other countries say so. This documentary shows some real footage of Sachin’s childhood, This man has many small stories that inspire the world. His story is very powerful and motivating in that it will force you to work hard for your goal in life.
You can see some great Indian and cricketers and other country players too narrating some small moments with Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. His last game is also featured in the film when he gave an unforgettable speech, which made the entire audience cry at the stadium.
Bhag Milkha Bhaag
Biography of Indian athlete Milkha Singh ( National championship, world champion, and Olympian). The journey of Milkha is very inspiring. Most people don’t know that the movie is based on the book “the race of my life”, written by Milkha Singh and Sonia Sanwalka.
He ran all the race like it was his last race. If you wanna inspire yourself you must watch this movie. The movie is all about how Milkha Singh fighting all the odds in his life to become India’s iconic athlete. He succeeded at a time when it was very difficult to get a job. The acting and the direction are awesome.
Well, “ankhon dekhi” stars the legendary Sanjay Mishra in the lead. You might have seen him in the comedy roles. And this movie belongs to the same genre. The story revolves around Sanjay Mishra. He is living in an extended family where each day something happens to his family. But one incident is going to change his whole life. Watch the movie and know about that incident.
Well, this classic cult movie is one of the best movies on the list. The movie shows the struggle of a woman for her children. The movie also shows the intense poverty of those times and how landlords used to cheat people and took benefit of their poverty. The movie shows how far a woman can go for their children. Also, the movie shows the willpower of a woman. The movie is from the era when there were only black and white screens. The movie will give you a vintage cinema experience.
Well, the movie casts Sridevi in the lead role. This movie can be a great example of not dealing with your self-respect. Also, the movie shows that if we want we can do anything. The stories of a housewife don’t know English who is not that literate but always keeps care of her family. but in return what she gets is the humiliation from my kids and husband.
Her husband always humiliates her and makes fun of her illiteracy. And once when she went abroad in some marriage he decided to learn English. So she joined an English-speaking institute and later amazed everyone. Join her journey and get to know how she learned English.
The masterpiece was presented by none other than Shahrukh khan. Well, Shahrukh played the role of a NASA scientist. After so many years he comes to India from America. And he was full of surprises as to how still India was so backward. The village had no lights, the condition was not as good but the people used to spend their life very happily.
And reaching back to NASA, he starts missing the village and his country India. And how finally he decides to get back to India and work for the betterment of the villagers. The song “ye jo desh hai mere” from the movie gives you goosebumps. And every Indian who is living abroad can relate to the movie.
Wake Up Sid
Well, a very good written and directed movie starring Ranbir Kapoor in the lead. The movie is about a boy who is completing his graduation and his college life. The story is of a totally immature boy, having no goals in his life, totally dependent on his father’s money. A girl came into life who is passionate about her dreams. How the boy got his passion into photography and how he managed to get a job on his own. The whole story is in such a way that you can correlate with it. Also, the movie has some great songs. One of our favorites is the “iktara“.
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
The 90s best movie. You can watch this movie for its iconic songs like “Pehla Nasha”, “yahan ke hum sikandar” or “Ruth k hamse saman”. It’s an amazing experience watching Amir Khan at a young age. Pushing so hard to make his elder brother’s dream come true. Winning a bicycle race for the brother who is not able to participate because of an injury.
My Name Is Khan
Some people are always special. Always trying the best. The best acting of Shahrukh Khan and the best story he has ever played. The coupling of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol is always romantic but this movie is not like that. The movie is going to make you cry because the story is really very strong and all the actors have done a very great job. In this movie, Shah Rukh Khan is mentally challenged but finally has a family.
Suddenly an accident happened, after the attack of 9/11. His only child was abused and dead just cause he was a Muslim. So he started his journey of saying to the world and the president of the United State that My Name Is Khan And I Am Not A Terrorist.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Another masterpiece made in Bollywood. If you are the person who keeps planning for the future and forgets to enjoy the present. Then guys this movie is for you. The movie will tell the importance of living today, not in the future or the past.
Also, the cool adventurous destinations selected by each of the lead actors will definitely blow your mind. Apart from that, the movie also shows the friendship bond between the three leads. So join the journey with the star cast and experience a different way to see life.
Chak De India
The movie is about an Indian women’s hockey team. The coach Kabir, played by one and only Shahrukh Khan is about to train this women’s hockey team. All the players on the team are from different parts of the country. It’s very interesting to see how Kabir manages the whole team. Every girl in the team has their own story.
Some of the players in the movie are the real state-level players in women’s hockey. Shah Rukh Khan as coach shows how to become a leader and lead a team. Everyone has a sportsman spirit but you need a proper guide to meet that spirit.
A well-written, acted, and directed movie. The story is about a boy who is not able to speak and listen but has a great desire to play cricket for his country. The movie teaches you that if you have a strong determination then no odds can stop you. The role of coach played by Naseeruddin Shah is quite impressive.
The movie shows the journey of the boy facing all the odds and finally reaching his destination. The movie also shows a beautiful relation between a brother and sister and. The movie can give you a full dose of motivation to keep going and focusing on your work.
Well, lakshya got the best movie award in the year it was released. The story is based on a boy who doesn’t have any goals in his life. He never knew what he really wanted to do in his life. And I can bet a lot of people are there who might have gone through this condition.
A boy with no goals, no dreams just chilling with friends and colleagues. And then suddenly something happens in his life that changes his way of living. And this change makes him join the Indian Army. Just watch the movie to find out exactly what happened to him.
Well, it’s very hard to accept the fact that the lead of the movie Sushant Singh Rajput is no more in this world now. In this movie, he gave us a life lesson that what matters is the journey. The story is based on engineering students. Where there are a bunch of students who were called losers.
And the movie shows their journey from the losers to the winners. Also, the movie has a famous dialogue that says “success k baad ka plan sabke pass hota hai but failure k baad ka plan kisi k nhi“. One of the best parts of the movie is the character of “sexa”. Well to know more about sexa just go and watch the movie now.
Nil Bate Sannata
Nil Bate Sannata is another motivational movie on the list. The movie shows the beautiful relationship of a mother and daughter. The horror of math’s subject is stoping the daughter from going to school. And there the mother tries to help her daughter to get rid of that. To do so, she takes admission to the same school where her daughter uses to go.
And there the real struggle starts. The journey has been shown in a funny and comedy way. Her mother wanted her daughter to be an IAS officer and finally, she does so too. So join the journey and get to know about the whole story.
Well, just one word to say about this movie and that is “awesome”. The movie is based on the life of engineering students. The movie shows the friendship of three friends Farhan, Raju, and Rancho. well, I can guarantee that you will miss your engineering days after watching this movie. The movie has been written very well. It shows how we exactly should live our lives without the fear of getting successful in life.
There is a great quote in the movie that says “Success ke peeche mat bhago, itna kabil bano ki success khud tumhare pichhe jhak maar k aaye“. The movie teaches you how to follow your passion and dreams. Also, the movie shows how to believe in yourself and how to be confident in life.
Munna Bhai MBBS
Bole Toh this movie is a super-duper hit of that time. Also, it is a super-duper hit Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi Boman Irani, and Gracy Singh movie. All have done a great job in this movie. The story and the direction are done very wonderfully. Sanjay Datt says this is the best movie of his career. There are two installments of this movie both have different stories teaching lessons to the world. The third one is on the way after a very long time.
Bole Toh comedy-drama, full humor. Everything is implemented very well in the movie. The story of a goon who wanted to become an MBBS for taking revenge from a doctor after his father’s death. While learning he tried to change the system’s protocol and protocol of hospital for the sake of the patients.
Lage Raho Munna Bhai
Bole to Munna Bhai is back again. This time he is teaching the world the lessons of “Gandhi Giri”(nonviolence). The female character is played by Vidya Balan and having the three best actors from the previous one, Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, and Boman Irani with a different twist but equally effective story.
A goon fell in love with a girl lying her being a follower of Gandhi. The latter changes himself and helps people with Gandhi Giri. The cosmic coupling of Munnabhai and circuit is out of the world. The comic dialogues between them are not forgettable. Full comedy family drama movie to watch with your family and friends.
Kal Ho Na Ho
What if there is no tomorrow, live your life today only. The movie was a super hit in its time. It shows if you love someone and you don’t have much time, what can you still do for your love. Not only for your love, for all the people who love you. The boy is about to die as he has cancer. During his last time too, he teaches everyone about real love and how to live life. You might have heard the title track of the movie. That song has so powerful vibes that it will give you a boost. The movie teaches you that it’s one life and we need to live this fully.
Well, the story is all about dreams and passion. Story of a boy who is being forced for engineering and working in his father’s factory. The father of the boy is very controlling and not letting him do what he wanted to. Also, the boy has forgotten about his dreams and passion. He was passionate about writing. And finally one day he decides to run away from his dad and finally he did so. Join the amazing story and learn how to follow your dreams.
Tare Zameen Par
This movie is all about the relationship between a teacher and a student. If you are a teacher you must know how you have to understand your student and how to treat him. And how to show him the right path. The boy playing Ishan’s lead role is one the best acting was done so far by a 9 years old boy. Amir Khan as a teacher in this movie gets to know a poor student suffering from dyslexia.
He helped the student to fight the disease and uncover the potential and talent he always had.
If you are a parent or a teacher you must watch this movie. You will get some interesting lessons. You will know there is a need to understand your child as a parent or as a teacher.
I Am Kalam
The movie is made brilliantly. The movie shows the bitter truth about India. The differences between a rich and a poor are shown beautifully. The story runs around an underprivileged boy who has a bigger dream. The movie shows the ideology of A.P.J Abdul Kalam. Making education available for each of the underprivileged children. Join the journey of the child. And give a try for the dreams you have seen.
Lagaan means tax in English. In the days of English rule, kings were taking Lagaan to the villagers. A farmer village taking a challenge to play a game they have never played (Cricket). If they win, the British government will not take any Lagaan for the next 3 years. Based on true events the movie will give you a push if you are scared of starting something in your life. Never say I cannot. Always say I will. The movie presents some great actors and some great music as well.
Well, this was the list of the Best Bollywood Motivational Movies. Add these movies to your playlist. All the movies are the top motivational movies. Plan which one to watch first. Also, the movies can be helpful in boosting your morale when you are broken and demotivated. Also, let us know if the list was sufficient.