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Movie Inspirations: Stuck In A Rut? 7 Films To Inspire You Right Now


Feeling down? Discouraged in working towards your goals and dreams? Have you found yourself feeling that you’ll never accomplish what you desire? If so, it sounds as if you’re in what is called the “Rut Club.

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Sure, sharing your feelings with a good friend or scheduling some time out and about may do the trick to pull you out of it, but sometimes you just want to be alone. That does not mean that you don’t need any moral support—it just means that you’re in an emotional place where you’d just rather try to recover from the rut on your own.

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That is where a good movie (or two) can be just what you need!

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Here are a couple of films that I know firsthand can definitely be a remedy for breaking free from the Rut Club. Head on over to your local DVD rental store or online viewing program and check them out. I promise you that you’ll be back fired up and ready to go by the time the end credits are rolling!

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 Here we go:


Film: The Women (2008)

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Synopsis: A wealthy New Yorker leaves her cheating husband and bonds with other society women at a resort.

How It Can Help: So much more here than ‘a gathering of ladies socializing.’ This film deals with what happens when a person begins to examine the current state of their life and question their life’s real purpose. Definitely one if you’re in the process of some soul-searching!

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Film: Beauty shop (2005)


Synopsis: A hairstylist opens up a beauty shop full of employees and customers more interested in speaking their minds than getting a cut.

How It Can Help: Ever have one of moments when you finally decide to pursue a dream and you’re met with one obstacle and brick wall after another? This film deals with that issue and the beauty that can be found in perseverance.

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Film: Daddy Day Care (2003)


Synopsis: Two men get laid off and have to become stay-at-home dads when they can’t find jobs. This inspires them to open their own day-care center.

How It Can Help: sort of a combination of the first 2 films above, this one demonstrates how an unexpected life event can serve as a life crossroads—and an opportunity for something better.

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Film: The Avengers (2012)


Synopsis: Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. assembles a team of superhumans to save the planet from Loki and his army.

How It Can Help: Sure it’s packed full of action, but the Avengers goes much deeper than that. It is about how resilience in life can make you ultimately victorious. Just like the saying goes: “Get knocked down 7 times, rise again 8.”

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Film: 42 (2013)


Synopsis: The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.

How It Can Help: You have a dream you want to achieve and it seems as if everyone around you don’t want you to do it? People are trying their best to persuade you out of it, or worse, people are going to extremes to sabotage your progress? Then this movie is for you. You’ll be able to see how strength and determination can overcome anything.

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Film: Life of Pi


Synopsis: A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.

How It Can Help:  Feeling all alone? Life of Pi shows how even in the very darkest of times, we are never ever fully alone.

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Honorable Mention:


Film: Fireproof (2008)


Synopsis: In an attempt to save his marriage, A firefighter uses a 40-day experiment known as “The Love Dare”.

How It Can Help: I added this one in for those who are in a rut in their intimate relationships. It is one that can heal any hurting or frustrated heart.

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There you have it! If you give any of these movies a try and they inspire you out of your rut, please share your experience with me below anytime or drop me a line at: melisasource@yahoo.com! 🙂


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Christy Garrett @ Uplifting Families

Fireproof is one of my favorite movies. I also enjoyed Life of Pi and Daddy Day Care. 🙂


Interesting list. I’ve only seen 2 of the 7. I’m saving this post for future reference. My feel good/inspiration movie is “Space Camp” or “Grease”. 🙂


I was just looking for some good movies to watch. Thanks so much for the suggestions. I loved 42 & Avengers. Off to add others to my list.


I never thought to look at some of these movies in such different ways. Off to watch a few again.

Judy, OvertiredMommy

Thanks for this list. I’m long overdue for a movie night, so I’m adding a few of these to my list!

Arelis Cintron

Avengers and Fireproof are on my list of movies to watch. I have them queued up on the netflix 🙂

Great list!

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