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Watch It: What Movie Inspires You Most?

Welcome to the first week of 2013! Don’t you feel it’s the perfect time to rededicate yourself to your faith and growth in Christ?

While there are so many ways you can find inspiration, watching a powerful movie can be a wonderful way for you sweet girls to recognize the power of your faith! Here are some great choices, and please share your favorites in the comments!

IN THEATERS: Les Misérables is the most popular musical of all time, and now it’s finally on the big screen! Audiences and critics are loving it. The play/movie’s Christian message also can’t be denied, especially given the love that the lead character, Jean Valjean, develops for the Savior throughout the course of the movie. Valjean’s story of salvation and redemption is one that will endure! If you haven’t seen it already, it’s in theaters right now nationwide and is sure to be a classic for years to come.

TO RENT: Pay It Forward is a simple premise, but one that’s easy to forget about in daily life–do one simple favor every day in thanks for everything that’s good in your life. After all, if everyone pays it forward, the world will be a better place. While the movie itself isn’t obviously Christian, the spirit behind paying it forward most definitely is. And it makes you think–how you can pay it forward in your daily life?

PROBABLY ON CABLE: Rudy is a great movie, even if you’re not a football fan! The powerful and inspiring Christian message of this movie cannot be denied. Rudy worked hard and prayed hard, and eventually not only got to play for Notre Dame, but also received a degree from a top school that has always been grounded in its faith. Watching Rudy overcome all the odds is a great way to remind yourself that God has given you the ability to persevere no matter what. You have to love this description of Rudy–“Sometimes a winner is a dreamer who just won’t quit.” How amazing is that?

What movies inspire you the most? Even movies that are not obviously Christian (on the surface) can provide a lot of positive messages. Gorgeous PI girls, please share your favorites so everyone can share your inspiration!

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  1. Shanell Elise is back

    Posted by Shanell Elise is back on April 10, 2013 at 12:30

    The Lord of The Rings Trilogy. The Best Movies ever made(For now) 🙂

  2. hannah_grace

    Posted by hannah_grace on March 7, 2013 at 17:30

    I loved The Hunger Games! Very inspirational. Jennifer was amazing as Katniss and some parts brought me to tears just like it did in the book. She volunteered for her own sister which meant possibly dying. But an TV series I find is Doctor Who. Being in America I can only watch it on BBC America or on Netflix. But season 4 was all about how important Donna Noble was but nobody knew until the end of it. But I changed a lot after watching it and Hunger Games.

  3. clairebear

    Posted by clairebear on February 15, 2013 at 16:32

    Les Miserables is amazing & beautiful! Everyone go see it!

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by germanrottweilers on January 19, 2013 at 20:35

    Ah, another one I forgot–War Horse. Having trained and showed horses for nearly seven years, it tugs at my heartstrings every time I see it (and my tears!). Overall, it’s just such an amazing movie.

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by germanrottweilers on January 19, 2013 at 20:33

    October Sky is probably the most inspirational movies I’ve ever seen. Overcoming the odds, family, working hard, innocent and sweet romance, such an amazing movie.

  6. faulty-but-real

    Posted by faulty-but-real on January 12, 2013 at 13:23

    The Hobbit! omy gosh,I LOVE the Hobbit!

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by TiffanyMontana on January 8, 2013 at 07:15

    Ever After” with Drew Barrymore

  8. SoulfulGinger

    Posted by SoulfulGinger on January 7, 2013 at 18:20

    I love Les Mis! It is just such an amazing story about the two different sides of grace. Valjean knows he doesn’t deserve grace but takes it and loves others and helps others. While Javert is so focused on the law that he knows he doesn’t deserve grace and he just can’t understand it. The story is truly amazing, go see it!

    “To love another person is to see the face of God.”

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by chrissieluvzlord on January 7, 2013 at 16:24

    I love Fireproof, Courageous, and Facing the Giants.

  10. Lexi7

    Posted by Lexi7 on January 7, 2013 at 14:00

    My favorites are the Left Behind series, Courageous, Fireproof and Soul Surfer. 😀

  11. pinkpenguin318

    Posted by pinkpenguin318 on January 7, 2013 at 12:57

    I loved seeing Les Mis in theaters — if you are needing a bit of encouragement and a sense of “I’m not the only one going through a thousand problems and feeling like she’s going to give up,” this is a perfect movie for you. Be warned though: it’s graphic in that there are sexual scenes.

    If you need a great, cute flick, I have always loved the Lizzie McGuire Movie.(You can watch a low quality version of the entire movie on YouTube.)It always taught me to stick with your best guy friend, not some random boy who just wants to use you. (And I love that Hilary Duff has overall been a great role model compared to other Disney stars like Miley.)

    I know a lot of girls are gonna say this, but Soul Surfer. I wish I had Bethany’s strength everyday and she encourages me that even though she has one less arm, she can take advantage to her disability.

  12. haileyleblanc

    Posted by haileyleblanc on January 7, 2013 at 07:02

    Well, no one else has said this, but I was really inspired by The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It really empowered me to believe that everyone is special and important!

  13. Nellie

    Posted by Nellie on January 6, 2013 at 18:50

    I love everyone’s recommendations, to save a life and soul surfer were amazing, same with october baby!! And i may seem childish… but …. Narnia:D

    • pinkpenguin318

      Posted by pinkpenguin318 on January 7, 2013 at 12:58

      Narnia’s not childish at all! It’s a beautiful book-film and I love it’s Bible symbolisms.

  14. faulty-but-real

    Posted by faulty-but-real on January 6, 2013 at 15:06

    The Hobbit,To Save A Life,Facing The Giants,Couragous,i could on and on with this topic! 😀

  15. thespiritualwarrior7

    Posted by thespiritualwarrior7 on January 6, 2013 at 13:47

    LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everything about them is amazing!!!!!!!!!!

  16. violinlover

    Posted by violinlover on January 6, 2013 at 10:10

    Soul surfer was amazing! I loved the message too. It was really inspiring.

  17. Paris

    Posted by Paris on January 5, 2013 at 21:16

    Fireproof with Kirk Cameron is a good one for the list. 😉

  18. Project Inspired

    Posted by on January 5, 2013 at 20:39

    As girls we all love our romance movies! However it can be difficult to find a clean, Christian content, romance movie. I highly recommend the Love Speaks Softly series. All the movies in this series is PG and has a beautiful Christian messages! Also a great mother-daughter series as well!

  19. Project Inspired

    Posted by courtster1095 on January 5, 2013 at 20:02

    I just saw Les Miserables tonight and it was amazing! I recommend it for everyone!

  20. livelovedance

    Posted by livelovedance on January 5, 2013 at 19:39

    The movie that inspires me is “Letters to God” it is such a good movie of a boys love for god and how he made an impact on so many lives before his fight with cancer won.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by NatalieNoel13 on January 8, 2013 at 18:59

      Almost everyone says that it’s good, but someone said it was extremely boring! I still think I wanna see it though! 🙂

  21. DanieB

    Posted by DanieB on January 5, 2013 at 19:14

    I watched Les Mis. Its MIND BLOWING AMAZING!! You see I like musicals, so I was singing all the songs during the movie. And people were all staring at me LOL! At least they didnt get mad! 🙂

  22. unicorns4567

    Posted by unicorns4567 on January 5, 2013 at 17:59

    soul surfer it tells me to find what JESUS has planned and why everything happens for a reason and it also shows how GOD can turn your darkness into light.

  23. Project Inspired

    Posted by redhair.blueeyes42 on January 5, 2013 at 17:22

    Les Miserables was amazing! I went with my two best friends to watch it and there was waterworks. It was great for girls to see the mercy showed. Great Movie. <3 ~Jess

  24. Skittle1524

    Posted by Skittle1524 on January 5, 2013 at 11:08

    My favorite movie is Soul Surfer because even though Bethany faced all those challenges she still got back on her board and followed her dreams to become a pro surfer. She is also my role model 🙂

  25. Kate98

    Posted by Kate98 on January 5, 2013 at 06:40

    Les Miserables was amazing!!! I would totally go see it again if I could! 🙂

  26. zoe_girl

    Posted by zoe_girl on January 4, 2013 at 22:04

    LES MIS!! <3

  27. taylorchick

    Posted by taylorchick on January 4, 2013 at 21:36

    Coming from my true love side;)..Two of my favorite movies are “pride and prejudice” and “beauty and the beast”!
    Pride and prejudice because of its a pure love! No one is lusting for each other or sleeping together…Mr. Darcy just simply admires Elisabeth, and Elisabeth soon after admires him! To me that love story is just so…pure in sense:)
    “Beauty and the beast” has always been my favorite Disney movie! I love the fact that Belle doesn’t look at the outward appearance of the beast, but she gets to know his true heart! It’s inside that matters!:)
    As for a Christian and inspiring movie, I enjoyed “To save a life”. Very good story:) and it’s about a teenager so it applys well to the younger generation;) but anyone can be inspired as well:)
    Oh oh…just recently I watched “what if”! It was SO good:) kinda the Christian version of “family man” if you’ve seen that!

    Ok ok…I’ll stop there:):)

  28. spyder

    Posted by spyder on January 4, 2013 at 21:17

    I loved Pay It Forward!

  29. Project Inspired

    Posted by segi on January 4, 2013 at 20:33

    the movies that inspire most is the PASSION OF CHRIST,BECAUSE IS SHOWS A CLICK OF HOW MUCH GOD LOVES US.AND COURAGEOUS,IS A MOVIE THAT INSPIRE ME BECAUSE OF OUR COURAGEOUS WITH GOD,AND FACING THE GIANTS WAS IS A NICE ONE ELSE WELL TO LIKE WATCH IT INSPIRES ME TO BECAUSE EVERYTHING I DO I HAVE TO DO IT ON TO DO YOU FOR GODS PRAISE NOT MINE..:)

  30. Project Inspired

    Posted by lemonade021 on January 4, 2013 at 19:47

    Oh man, I’m so happy to see a post about Les Mis on here. I thought it was such an amazing and beautiful movie, and you’re right, it has such a wonderful message too! There was even a lot of beautiful Christian imagery in it, with crosses somewhat-hidden in the scenery and whatnot.

  31. horseluver2498

    Posted by horseluver2498 on January 4, 2013 at 19:36

    Lord of the Rings! Although the book is better…. but it’s a crazy good movie and Tolkien was a genius! He was a Catholic, and it really shows through his writings. Probably one of my favorite quotes from Lord of the Rings is when Frodo says Smeagol deserves to die and Gandalf replies,”Many that live deserve death.And some that die deserve life. Can you give them that?”
    I also love Eowyn my favorite Eowyn quote is when Aragorn asks , “What do you fear?” and she says, “A cage. To be trapped behind bars until use and old age accept them, and all chance of valour has gone beyond recall or desire”. she’s one of my favorites 🙂 I also love when the Nazgul says “No living man may hinder me!” and she says “No living man am I” 😀

    Anyway, I think Lord of the Rings is a REALLY powerful book. It’s got this feel to it… like really pure beauty and truth. If you just read it really close, there’s so much Christianity in it! Frodo is NOT a “fallen Christ” (Tolkien HATED allegories)( and that one makes little sense 😛 but I’ve heard people say that) and it’s not supposed to symolize the Church, but there are lots of influences and the whole book just brings me closer to God. Anyone agree? or disagree? haha

  32. jesslt

    Posted by jesslt on January 4, 2013 at 18:11

    I was just listening to a radio program talking about the faith and Christian theme in Les Miserables, which makes me want to go see this movie even more. I just saw the Hobbit, I loved it, and though the Christian theme was not as obvious in this movie as it was in Lord of the Rings, J. R. Tolkien was still a professed Christian.

  33. Project Inspired

    Posted by fae_erulisse on January 4, 2013 at 17:46

    Les Miserables is currently my favorite movie! 😀 When I saw the picture of Marius and Cosette on facebook, I had to click in and see. Cx
    Lord of the Rings, as geeky as it sounds, really inspires me. As Sam says, “It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that stay with you. Those people had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going…they were holding on to something. Even darkness must pass…a new day will come, and when it comes, the sun’ll shine out the clearer.” That last line is almost a direct quote from a verse in Proverbs! I love it.
    Other than that, “War Horse”, “Forever Strong”, and “Soul Surfer” are really inspiring movies to me. 🙂

  34. lotr1997

    Posted by lotr1997 on January 4, 2013 at 17:40

    Movies like Courageous are great! One of my favorite movies is Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit. These movies are so inspiring, and have strong Christian messages! And the characters are excellent role models compared to characters in popular modern movies. I have been inspired to never give up, be a good friend, and so much more through these movies.

  35. Project Inspired

    Posted by JennaBel on January 4, 2013 at 17:06

    I absolutely ADORE Soul Surfer!! If I were to reccomend a book, Bethany Hamilton’s would also be on my list! AWESOME! 🙂

  36. HollyHeart96

    Posted by HollyHeart96 on January 4, 2013 at 16:49

    Les Misérables was soo good! I saw it with my mom and dad. The whole redemption story was amazing! It truly showed how actions can change a person! It also shows the how great God’s grace is!

  37. prov31maiden

    Posted by prov31maiden on January 4, 2013 at 16:32

    The other night my mom, sister, and I watched a movie called, “Emma,” which is based off one of Jane Austen’s novels. It is a very sweet and encouraging movie. It shows an innocent, fun-loving, and sometimes mischievous young woman grow and mature while finding out that true love waits. 🙂 I highly recommend it to anyone!

  38. Project Inspired

    Posted by NatalieNoel13 on January 4, 2013 at 16:25

    I realize this is a Christmas movie, but Chrismas shoes <3 October Baby is also amazing if you haven't seen it. Ive almost cried in both, but they're amazing.

  39. Project Inspired

    Posted by Cassie on January 4, 2013 at 16:22

    I love Les Mis. You can read my movie review here http://starraptureblog.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/les-miserables-movie-review/

  40. Project Inspired

    Posted by Annie on January 4, 2013 at 16:17

    I saw Les Mis and it was sooo good! And I love Valjean’s salvation/redemption!

  41. violinst4Jesus

    Posted by violinst4Jesus on January 4, 2013 at 16:06

    I’m concerned about the recommendation of Pay it Forward. I watched it a couple years back, and while it has a fantastic message, it also has a sexually explicit scene in it. I want to let you girls know that. When we watched it we had to skip that scene.

    Anyway, as far as inspiring movies, there’s all the Sherwood movies (if you don’t know who they are, check them out for sure!) and Faith Like Potatoes. Being Elmo is also really good (although it is a documentary, it’s incredibly interesting). That helps me to know that I am capable of anything, and that my circumstances do not limit me. To add a Christian twist, we know that God can work through anyone, no matter their situation.

  42. Dancer16

    Posted by Dancer16 on January 4, 2013 at 16:00

    I haven’t seen Les Miserables, but I’ve seen the other two movies. Rudy was good, but I really don’t understand why you would suggest Pay It Forward. It was absolutely awful, even though the idea of being nice to other people and everything is great, the movie was filled with violence and ADULTURY, so why are you suggesting it to young girls??

  43. Project Inspired

    Posted by belladonna1415 on January 4, 2013 at 14:47

    Les Miserables is literally the BEST movie I have EVER seen.

  44. kala12395

    Posted by kala12395 on January 4, 2013 at 13:22

    To Save a Life, Soul Surfer, A walk to remember…

  45. Project Inspired

    Posted by bridgittku on January 4, 2013 at 13:11

    One of my favorite inspirational movies of all time is The Blind Side! It’s so encourages me to never give up on my dreams and to help the people in need around me.

  46. Eurydice

    Posted by Eurydice on January 4, 2013 at 12:57

    Serenity. “I aim to misbehave.” Enough said.

    • godlovesme316

      Posted by godlovesme316 on January 8, 2013 at 20:57

      i love that movie..and the series Firefly, just saw series recently…havent seen the movie in while