Netflix movies and series: Inspiring

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342 movies and series in the inspiring category


Dangal
A once-promising wrestler pursues the gold medal he never won by training two of his daughters to compete at the Commonwealth Games.
29 June 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 160 minutes
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Mi-saenng, Incomplete Life
Equipped with nothing more than a GED and strategies for the game of go, an office intern gets thrown into the cold reality of the corporate world.
22 June 2017 | Show | 2014
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Freddy Heineken
Dutch beer-brewing scion and businessman Freddy Heineken secures his family's legacy through years of ambitious dealings and one infamous kidnapping.
22 June 2017 | Show | 2013
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Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance
World-renowned choreographer Ohad Naharin is profiled in this vivid documentary that mixes rehearsal footage with insights about his influence.
15 June 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 101 minutes
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Kanavu Variyam
Despite doubts from fellow villagers who think he’s crazy, an ambitious dropout commits himself to solving a persistent local electricity crisis.
15 June 2017 | Movie | 2017 | 103 minutes
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The Real Sleeping Beauty
A medical miracle is chronicled in this documentary about a woman who shocks experts when she awakens from a 20-year coma with the power of speech.
8 June 2017 | Documentaries | 2007 | 47 minutes
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A New High
This film follows residents of a Seattle drug treatment facility who join a yearlong rehabilitation program that trains them to scale Mount Rainier.
2 June 2017 | Documentaries | 2015 | 100 minutes
Yarn
More and more artists are finding their inspiration in yarn. This documentary showcases their amazing creations and the stories behind them.
2 June 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 79 minutes
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Jhansi Ki Rani
In British-ruled, 19th-century India, a 14-year-old girl trains as a warrior and becomes a devoted crusader in her country's fight for independence.
2 June 2017 | Show | 2009
The Bucket List
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Two terminally ill men bust out of the cancer ward with a plan to experience life to the fullest before they kick the bucket.
2 June 2017 | Movie | 2007 | 97 minutes
Bowie: The Man Who Changed the World
Experience an inside look at David Bowie's incredible influence on music, art and culture via interviews with some of the people who knew him best.
25 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 98 minutes
Buddha
This historical drama charts the life of Buddha, from his unique childhood as a warrior prince to his eventual enlightenment and subsequent teachings.
25 May 2017 | Show | 2013
Ramayan
A prince's divine destiny to rule as a king is thwarted by his stepmother's scheme to put her own child on the throne in this legendary epic.
9 May 2017 | Show | 2012
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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is celebrated using her own words set over rare photographs and video illustrating her remarkable life.
9 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 113 minutes
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Embrace
Activist-media sensation Taryn Brumfitt leads a crusade to shed negative body images and body shaming to create a new way of perceiving our bodies.
9 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 86 minutes
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Losing Sight of Shore
This documentary recounts the feats of the Coxless Crew, a team of four women who rowed from San Francisco to Australia in support of two charities.
3 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2017 | 91 minutes
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Budhia Singh: Born to Run
Born into poverty and sold by his mother to a street vendor, a 5-year-old boy becomes India's first marathon-running champion despite his youth.
3 May 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 95 minutes
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Travis: A Soldier's Story
After Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills loses his limbs while serving in Afghanistan, he begins a courageous battle to rebuild his life at home.
3 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2013 | 66 minutes
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Saeed Mirza: The Leftist Sufi
This documentary profiles the celebrated Hindi film director known as much for his embrace of leftist politics and social concerns as lyrical cinema.
3 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 61 minutes
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Ella Brennan: Commanding the Table
Chefs, food critics and historians share stories about pioneering female restaurateur Ella Brennan, who put the New Orleans food scene on the map.
3 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 95 minutes
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Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism
Cultural and intellectual luminaries offer varied insights into Pope John Paul II’s role in bringing down Europe’s Eastern Bloc.
3 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 93 minutes
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American Experience: The Boys of '36
Up against Ivy Leaguers and elite German athletes, a team of American working-class rowers inspired the world by winning gold at the 1936 Olympics.
3 May 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 53 minutes
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Southside with You
Tag along as future President Barack Obama and a young lawyer named Michelle go on their first date across Chicago's South Side in the summer of 1989.
28 April 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 83 minutes
Queen of Katwe
Bolstered by a devoted mentor, 9-year-old Ugandan girl Phiona Mutesi takes aim at becoming a chess champion in this drama based on a true story.
28 April 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 124 minutes
Aarakshan
The decision by India's supreme court to establish caste-based reservations for jobs in education causes conflict between a teacher and his mentor.
13 April 2017 | Movie | 2011 | 163 minutes
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story
Despite roadblocks and a lack of privilege, natural-born cricketer M.S. Dhoni swings his way onto the prestigious Indian team in this sports biopic.
13 April 2017 | Movie | 2016 | 184 minutes
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The Bad Kids
In this documentary, teachers at a Mojave Desert high school adhere to a belief that compassion and life skills can profoundly help at-risk students.
13 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 101 minutes
Generation Startup
This film tracks six young Detroit entrepreneurs over 17 months as they struggle to make their business dreams into successful startup realities.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 91 minutes
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Jane & Payne
Capturing the long-planned meeting of primatologist Jane Goodall and whale conservationist Roger Payne, this film celebrates both scientists' careers.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 2016 | 53 minutes
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The Memphis Belle: A Story of a
Flying Fortress
This documentary centers on the crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress Memphis Belle as it prepares to execute a strategic bombing mission over Germany.
4 April 2017 | Documentaries | 1944 | 39 minutes
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