Behind the great success that these movies brought to the big screen – is hidden the impressive and inspirational story of a man convinced that nothing could stop him from winning.
Rocky Balboa movie is the inspiring story of a passionate boxer who despite having very poor life opportunities, was given the chance to fight the heavyweight champion of the world.
Sylvester Stallone was 30 years old when he played Rocky, and his character was also given the same age. He also had the same life struggles than his movie character. In fact, he was so desperate to give the movie the popularity it has today that he had to sell his dog for 50$ and then buy it back later on for a much higher price.
He wrote the fascinating script with a definite goal in mind; to be the star in his own movie.
Rocky was given a very small and challenging budget of less than a million dollar with only 25 days to be recorded.
He still gained more than 150 million dollars and won three Oscars.
Who hasn’t watched The Wolf of Wall Street starring Leonardo DiCaprio in Jordan Belford role?
This movie is probably one of the most inspiring, real, funny and dramatic at the same time – movie of 2015.
It reaches so many aspects and it is so exaggerated that it makes many people wonder what is realistic in it?
Here’s a list of facts about the real story of Jordan Belford.
Belfort would stand in front of his employees and give motivational speeches with a microphone
Jordan Belfort is today a motivational speaker and earns sometimes up to 30 000 dollars per speech.
Footwear mogul Steve Madden was really involved in Belfort’s scheme
Jordan Belfort’s brokerage firm had approximately 1000 employees.
The money gained out of the sales of the books and the film rights (a total of 2 million dollars) is being used to pay back those who were scammed by his brokerage firm.
If you want a movie that teaches about real problems, hard work, and survival, you will love Joy.
The movie is about a divorced mother of three, who worked as a waitress and as an airline reservation-manager when she invented a self-wringing Miracle Mop. The product was sold in 18 000 units in the first 30 minutes after it was launched.
Today, Ms. Mangano is the proud owner of 100 patents and trademarks for her inventions bringing around 150 million dollars in annual sales.
One of the movie stories in this list is probably the single reason why you are able to read this article now.
Steve Jobs left a revolutionizing gift for humanity. “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.”
Inspirational Movie Quotes
Self-development doesn’t have to be boring, give yourself the pleasure to choose a movie in the list below.
1.The pursuit of Happyness (2006)
“Don’t ever let somebody tell you… You can’t do something. Not even me. All right?…You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you, you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.”
2.The wolf of Wall Street (2013)
“I want you to back yourself into a corner. Give yourself no choice but to succeed. Let the consequences of failure become so dire and so unthinkable that you’ll have no choice but to do whatever it takes to succeed.”
“If you want to win the lottery, you have to make the money to win the lottery”
“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”
“I hate losing more than I love winning”
“Christie, look at me. I want you to remember something, because a lot of times people get nice things and they start to think differently. We got here from hard work, patience and humility. So I want to tell you, don’t ever think that the world owes you anything, because it doesn’t. The world doesn’t owe you a thing.”
“In this world there comes a time when the most humble of men, if he keeps his eyes open, can take his revenge on the most powerful.”
8.Shawshank Redemption (1994)
“I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying”
“You can make a great product. But you have to convince people that what you’re selling is greater. We’re not selling computers. We’re selling what they can do with a computer. A tool for the mind. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is limitless.”
10.8 Mile (2002)
“If you had one shot, one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted, one moment
Would you capture it, or just let it slip?”
11.Karate Kid (1984)
“Never put passion in front of principle, even if you win, you’ll lose”
12.Boiler room (2000)
“And there is no such thing as a no sale call. A sale is made on every call you make. Either you sell the client some stock or he sells you a reason he can’t. Either way a sale is made, the only question is who is gonna close? You or him? Now be relentless, that’s it, I’m done.”
“You haven’t had to bribe or charm or threaten your way to a seat at that table. You don’t know how to assess your competition because you haven’t competed.”
“There’s two types of people in this world. There’s hammer, there’s nail. You decide who you wanna be.”
15.Catch Me If You Can (2002)
“Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream. The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned. The second mouse, wouldn’t quit. He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter and crawled out. Gentlemen, as of this moment, I am that second mouse.”