These movies will help you “NOT GIVE UP” when studying gets hard or if you plan to take the test again after not scoring well on the previous attempts.
Rocky is a series of boxing films based on the eponymous, fictional character Rocky Balboa. It tells the rags to riches American Dream story of Rocky Balboa, an uneducated but kind-hearted working class Italian-American boxer working in a meat warehouse and as a debt collector for a loan shark in the slums of Philadelphia. Rocky starts out as a small-time club fighter, and later gets a shot at the world heavyweight championship.
- Pursuit of Happyness:
The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 American biographical drama film based on entrepreneur Chris Gardner’s nearly one-year struggle being homeless. The unusual spelling of the film’s title comes from a mural that Gardner sees on the wall outside the daycare facility his son attends. He complains to the owner of the daycare that “happiness” is incorrectly spelled as “happyness” and needs to be changed.
- The Great Debaters:
The Great Debaters is based on an article written about the Wiley College debate team by Tony Scherman for the spring 1997 issue of American Legacy. In the movie, the Wiley team eventually succeeds to the point where they are able to debate Harvard University. This was their 47th annual debate team.
The film is inspired by the true story of the MIT Blackjack Team as told in Bringing Down the House, the best-selling book by Ben Mezrich.