Sometimes when you're feeling down, all you need is a bit of a pick me up. You need something motivating and inspiring. You need words of advice and confidence. You need that extra push to get you going. You need to get pumped up. You need a great inspirational movie speech!
Movies are a great place to find just the right speech for what you need - and no, it doesn't have to come from a sports film.
Whether you're facing outstanding odds against the English, aliens, or a horde of orcs, there is a speech for you. If you need the motivation get on the ice or out on the field, there is a speech for you. If you just need to be reminded to "seize the day," there is a speech for you.
Here are some of the best inspirational movie speeches of all time. See how they can inspire you.
Movie: Independence Day
Why It's Great: If there is ever a time for an inspirational speech, it's the day everyone is ready to take on a whole horde of invading aliens.
Movie: The Shawshank Redemption
Why It's Great: Prison is tough. Breaking out of prison is tougher. So, sometimes you just need a bit of inspiration to keep on going.
Movie: Animal House
Why It's Great: Nothing calls a band of brothers to arms better than John Belushi's "When the Germans Bombed Pearl Harbor" speech, despite it's historical inacuracies.
Why It's Great: If you're feeling down and out, with no hope of winning, Kurt Russell is here to give you a speech about being born to be a hockey player - or, at least, being born to do whatever you need to do to win. More importantly, Russell is here to wear ridiculous pants.
Why It's Great: If you can get past the bad Scottish accent, Mel Gibson's speech is great when you need to be reminded that no matter the foe, they can always take your life, but they can never take your [insert important thing here]. Really, this speech can be used for anything.
Movie: The Mighty Ducks
Why It's Great: Whether you're playing hockey or not, this speech will make you want to be a Mighty Duck because Ducks fly together.
Movie: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Why It's Great: There is nothing better than your leader telling you that the fear you are feeling would scare him to death right before you enter a life and death battle with him at the lead. At least the rest of the speech is catchy and builds up confidence. Vigo Mortensen just needs to work on the opening to his speeches.
Movie: Dead Poets Society
Why Its Great: Need a reminder that you should always seize the day, make the most out of life? Then take this advice from Robin Williams.
Why Its Great: If there was ever a speech that is true to life, it's this one. Whether you like to look at life like a boxing match or not, this fact still rings true. Life will always hit hard, but you've just got to keep moving forward.
Movie: Any Given Sunday
Why Its Great: This is THE sports speech. What's more, it's a speech about life, and how it, like football, is a game of inches.