6 Inspiring Movies That Will Give You Motivation To Study
Studying abroad could be one of the best and most challenging experiences you'll ever have. Between settling into your new accommodation, opening a student bank account, and trying to keep on top of the workload, there is plenty to keep you busy.
While exploring your new city is key to making the most of your time abroad, it's important not to forget the reason you're there in the first place – to learn!
To help keep your mind focused, here is our list of 6 of the most inspiring movies to remind you of the value of learning and to encourage you to work hard at your studies.
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Dead Poets Society (1989)
Robin Williams is on top form as the iconoclastic John Keating, the unconventional English teacher who uses a love of poetry and classic literature to break down barriers at the oppressive Welton Academy. Keating inspires his young charges to 'seize the day', challenge the school's strict rules, and truly be themselves.
The film is packed with emotionally-charged, touching scenes but the one that won't fail to make the hairs on your arm stand up is this one where Keating’s students demonstrate what he means to them - “Oh Captain, My Captain...”
The Pursuit Of Happyness (2006)
The Pursuit Of Happyness is the amazing real-life tale of Chris Gardner who, with the power of hard work and perseverance, takes himself from sleeping on the subway all the way to the millionaire founder of his own brokerage house.
Never missing an opportunity and studying hard, after a few years, Chris works his way up the career ladder from medical equipment salesman to financial hotshot. If there's one story that demonstrates that you should never give up, no matter how bad things get, it's Chris'.
Take a look at this scene where Chris is being interviewed and succinctly explains what it takes to get to the top.
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