5 Must Watch Inspiring Movies Like Pursuit of Happiness

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While talking about some inspiring and beautiful movies, The Pursuit of Happiness is the movie that is still a fond memory of the viewers.
The movie depicts the life problems of an ordinary man. It shows different phases of his life and how he deals with them.
Also, that ordinary man is none other than Will Smith. He gives life a character, and his emotions are on his sleeves.
As he is a great actor, his acting was so realistic that the viewers are still in love with the film. The movie shows his pain and the love he displays for his son, and the hard work he does to achieve happiness.

Here is a list of movies to watch if you liked this masterpiece.

1. Life Is Beautiful

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Life Is Beautiful, is an Italian comedy-drama film which released in 1997. Roberto Benigni is the mastermind behind the direction of this film. He co-wrote the movie with Vincenzo Cerami.
Benigni is playing Guido Orefice, a Jewish Italian bookshop owner.

He uses his fruitful imagination to protect his son from the nightmares of constraints in a Nazi concentration camp. Benigni’s father is shown as a great influence on the making of the film. He spends two years of his life in a German labor camp. This happened during World War II.

2. Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump is another American comedy-drama movie, released in 1994. Directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Eric Roth. The movie is based on Winston Groom’s novel with the same title. The movie portrays a number of decades in the life of Forrest Gump. Gump is a chuckle-headed but a kind man from Alabama. He observes and unintentionally influences many historical events in the 20th century United States.

3. The Shawshank Redemption

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If you haven’t seen this movie yet, you are definitely missing a lot in your life.
Based on a novel by Stephen King. However, it is not really a horror movie.
It portrays the story of banker Andy Dufresne. He is arrested and is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary. Andy is arrested for the murders of his wife and her lover. After around two decades, he becomes friends with a fellow prisoner, a smuggler Ellis “Red” Redding. The major scene captures a money-laundering operation by Samuel Norton, the prison warden.

4. Cast Away

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This movie talks about what happens when everything we are holding on to is taken away from us.
Cast Away is an American survival drama movie. Directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks. Hanks portrays the role of a FedEx worker stranded on an island after his plane crashes in the South Pacific. The movie shows how hard he tries to survive and return home.

5. The Artist

The Artist is a French comedy-drama film released in 2011.
The story happens in Hollywood, around 1927 and 1932. It depicts the relationship between a young actress and an old silent film star. As silent cinema falls out of trend and thrashed by the “talkies.”

These movies will, for sure, fill your appetite for some masterpieces they are in themselves.