Monday’s are painfully terrible for most of us, I typically find myself staying up super late on Sunday night, trying to clutch what’s left of the weekend for as long as I can. Only to wake up for work early Monday morning, tired, cranky, and unhappy. It’s with this in mind that I put together a list of 5 movies to get you through this week, they’ll inspire and motivate you. Enjoy!

Steve Jobs (2015)
For anyone trying to get excited about work or a project, they’re working on. The drive and dedication of Steve Jobs was inspiring, no matter what hurdles he faced, he always picked himself up and pushed even hard towards his goals.

 

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Danny Boyle
Written By: Aaron Sorkin
Box Office: $12,403,169
Runtime: 123 minutes
Studio: Universal Pictures

Remember the Titans (2000)
This one is emotional and filled with a bunch of familiar faces. Watch this to cheer you up, to motivate you to work as a team, or just for fun, It will not disappoint.

 

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Boaz Yakin
Written By: Gregory Allen Howard
Box Office: $114,297,071
Runtime: 113 minutes
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

Rocky (1976)
The ultimate underdog story, Sylvester Stallone just nails it, this movie is perfect for when you’re in a situation where you think you can’t do it, or that you’re not good enough, Rocky reminds us that with hard work and dedication anything is possible.

 

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Sports & Fitness
Directed By: John G. Avildsen
Written By: Sylvester Stallone
Box Office: N/A
Runtime: 119 minutes
Studio: United Artists

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
This didn’t do particularly well in theatres or with critics but it should be noted that 70% of people enjoyed it on Rotten Tomatoes. The story is about someone who wakes up one day and realizes that he’s stuck in a job he doesn’t love and living a life that’s less than ordinary, I’m sure many of us can relate to this. That’s why I enjoy this movie, it’s perfect for anyone who feels like they’re in a rut.

 

Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Directed By: Ben Stiller
Written By: Steven Conrad
Box Office: $33,223,430
Runtime: 114 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Back to a time when Will Smith’s son (Jaden) wasn’t spewing out insanely confusing and borderline dumb tweets. I remember when I first watched this movie there were a couple scenes that really pulled at the old heartstrings. An inspirational feel-good movie, it shows us that, perseverance and hard work can lead you to great things.

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Gabriele Muccino
Written By: Steven Conrad
Box Office: $162,586,036
Runtime: 117 minutes
Studio: Sony Pictures

Written by EnjoyTheTom

I once starred in a movie titled "Tomi's First Birthday" it was a straight to VHS production that received mix reviews. My parents loved it, my brother thought it was boring.

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