We enjoy movies for their action, adventure, cinematography, special effects, as well as the hot babes, and hunks. But movies also allow us to learn the art and science of crafting inspirational speeches!
Here are 3 movies that contain some of the greatest inspirational speeches that have caught my attention.
Movie #1: Independence Day – World Independence Day Speech
I watched Independence Day when the movie first appeared in 1996. Apart from the movie’s captivating plot and life-like special effects on an alien invasion to Earth, what caught my attention was the inspirational speech delivered by President Whitmore (acted by Bill Pullman) as he rallied his troops from America (and around the world) for a final resistance against the annihilation of the human race.
“… the fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice, “We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight!””
Movie #2: Braveheart – Freedom Speech
Another great movie of heros and war. This movie tells the story of the legendary thirteenth century Scottish hero named William Wallace (acted by Mel Gibson). Wallace rallied the Scottish against the English monarch and Edward I (acted by Peter Hanly) by gathering a group of amateur warriors against the professionally trained English army.
“And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here, and tell our enemies, that they may take our lives, but they will never take our freedom?!”
Movie #3: Rocky Balboa – How Hard You Can Get Hit Speech
Rocky (acted by Sylvester Stallone) yearned to recapture a bit of his glory days, and re-entered the ring for a few low-profile, local matches. All that changed when Rocky accepted a challenge to fight the world’s reigning heavyweight champion, Mason “the Line” Dixon (acted by Antonio Tarver).
In the movie, Rocky delivered a speech that resonated with his true life story (the true story of Sylvester Stallone and how he struggled his way to fame). Many words of wisdom in the speech:
“It ain’t how hard you get hit, but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take, and keep moving forward.”
And there you have it, 3 wonderful movies you can watch during the upcoming week if you have yet to watch them all. Be inspired, and learn a tip or two from the inspirational speeches that emerged memorably from these movies.