10 MUST-Watch Movies On Netflix If You Love Inspiring Stories

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Looking for good movies to watch on Netflix? We made a list of 10 inspiring examples on the streaming platform that will make you reflect on life's challenges and face them in a new way.

Organize your weekend movie marathon and don’t miss these!

Inspiring Netflix movies

"The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind"

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Ilze Kitshoff / Netflix

In "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”, a 13-year-old boy in Malaui, Africa, creates an ingenious way to save his family and his village from famine. The film was inspired by the story of William Kamkwamba, based on the novel of the same name. The story is SO beautiful, that it is almost impossible to hold back the tears.

"The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"

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Kerry Brown

"The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" takes place in 1946, when Juliet Ashton (Lily James), a London-based writer, receives a letter and decides to visit Guernsey, one of the islands invaded by Germany during World War II. She goes after her next story and starts an investigation about how a book club was founded during the conflict.

"Candy Jar"

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A romantic comedy, "Candy Jar" tells the story of two brilliant high school students, played by Jacob Latimore and Sami Gayle, who cannot agree on anything but are forced to work as a team to compete in a state championship. In the middle of it all, they learn how to deal with life and their feelings.

"Nappily Ever After"

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"Nappily Ever After" tells the story of Violet Jones (Sanaa Lathan), an advertising executive who organizes every step of her routine so nothing is out of her control. After going through a huge disappointment, she decides to change her looks and dives into a self-acceptance journey, bringing back childhood traumas and learning how to raise above anyone's opinion of her.

"The Help"

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"The Help" takes place in the 60s and tells the story of Skeeter (Emma Stone), a young woman adamant about becoming a writer. She interviews every black woman in a small town in Mississippi who gave their lifes to take care of elite white families and left their children behind. She gets the help of Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis), her best friend’s maid, to continue her work.

"The African Doctor"

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Nicolas Velter

Relieved to have been able to run away from a dictatorship, a Congolian doctor moves with his family to a French village. There, they find that cultural differences can be surprising. Inspired by a true story, the film shows how difficult the life of an immigrant is, especially when they are black.


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George Kraychyk

"Room" shows Joy (Brie Larson) and her son Jack (Jacob Tremblay), who live isolated in a room, getting regular visits from Nick (Sean Bridgers), the one responsible for keeping them in captivity. In the face of the situation, Joy creates a plan to fool Nick with the help of her son and return to the real world.

"You’re Not You"

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In "You’re Not You", two women with completely different backgrounds meet and change each other’s lives. Kate (Hilary Swank) is a promising pianist that discovers she has a degenerative disease and hires young student Bec (Emmy Rossum) to take care of her. Gradually, their relationship strengthens and completely transforms both of them.

"Irreplaceable You"

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Couple Abbie (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and Sam (Michiel Huisman) believe they are soulmates. “Irreplaceable You” explores their relationship when they find out they cannot be together forever, because Abbie is suffering from terminal cancer. Willing to make her boyfriend’s future more beautiful, she plans every step for when she is not around anymore.

"Like Father"

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The movie “Like Father” tells the story of a workaholic woman (Kristen Bell), who, after being left at the altar by her fiancé, decides to go on her honeymoon with her father (Kelsey Grammer), whom she had not seen for a long time. This leads to a real transformation in both of their lives.

Translated article original published on VIX Brazil, by Tatiana Leonel.