I know the question asks for only one movie....... but there are just so many answers.....
My personal Favorite and am sure a true inspiration for many :
This movie teaches us many truths about life and the biggest one that every individual must learn "Fear can hold you prisoner, Hope can set you free
". Almost every line that Red (Morgan Freeman) utters seems to be symbolic of the "realization" that one arrives at on the path of soul searching. While witnessing this masterpiece, somewhere along the line you realize that your life has become a bit better thanks to this movie.
A must watch for all.
Another movie on my must watch list :
In words of Robert Ebert : "I've never met anyone like Forrest Gump in a movie before, and for that matter I've never seen a movie quite like Forrest Gump. Any attempt to describe him will risk making the movie seem more conventional than it is, but let me try. It's a comedy, I guess. Or maybe a drama. Or a dream
This is bound to change the way you see your life. Makes you realise that peace is not just a word, or a state of being, it is something which should be cherished. Some really character performances and brilliant direction. What Spielberg does here makes all other war movies seem mediocre. Another must watch!!
As an engineer.... this is unarguably one of the movies which has changed my way of thinking. This movie continually tells us that we must never give up on our dreams. This message is brought to life through a perfect adaptation of a true story and number of powerful performances by Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Cooper. A must watch for everyone who has a dream!! Cause this is the story of a Dream that would not die!
This is a movie which will teach you that the most important thing in life is to simply "Be there". Its a beautiful movie.
Makes you think of the extent to which a son would go to get the love and approval of his father. Really heart warming movie. Makes us see what are the really most important things in life.
Based on the novel the Invention of Hugo Cabret. This takes you on a magical ride as a boy tries to decipher the last message left to him by his father and ends up finding the cure to another man's Despair.
This is Frank Capra's masterpiece which will make you laugh, make you cry and in the end realise that he is the richest man who has the most number of friends.
Another Frank Capra Masterpiece.... It will promise to change the way you think!!
Although many say that the Spiderman Trilogy is just another superhero movie series..... But i would like to disagree. Its a very thought provoking trilogy. It starts off with a winner "The story of my life is not for the faint of heart" . Throughout the series it keeps delivering powerful dialogues with a very entertaining story line(Can't say that for the last installment). But somewhere along the trilogy you start forgetting that Tobey Maguire just plays the character of Peter Parker and you actually feel that he is Peter Parker and you cry and laugh with him. Although i loved the second movie most but My favourite line comes from the third "In life, We will always have a choice...... We must choose to be the best of what we can be"!!