Inspiring Tales on Netflix

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What’s great about Netflix is that you have access to shows that you might not otherwise have had access too because they weren’t currently airing on TV. So if you are in the mood for an inspiring tale you have a few to choose from. There really is something for everyone on Netflix.

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I don’t’ know about you but I have big goals for 2016, this year will be the year to change all years. My one word for the year is Intentional and this word is for my personal and professional life. I won’t be doing anything this year that doesn’t have a specific reason for it.

My Netflix viewing will be intentional too. I’ll try to steer clear of binge watching shows that are just for fun (at least not all the time!) and focus on watching documentaries and movies that have a story to tell, a lesson to learn, that is intentional.

Inspiring Tales on Netflix

These inspirational tales from Netflix might be a good place to start.

Inspiring Tales on Netflix


The Short Game (Netflix Original)

They are fiercely competitive athletes, determined to become champions on one of the world’s toughest golf courses. And they’re still in grade school.


Teacher Jim White moves to a predominantly Latino community and finally connects with his students when he coaches its cross-country team to victory.

Generation Earth

Join Dallas Campbell on a journey around the globe to discover how mankind has used technology, determination and ingenuity to transform our planet.

On the Way to School

In this inspiring documentary, four children from disparate environments around the globe face daunting challenges as they make their way to school.

Patch Adams

After spending time in a mental institution, a man decides to become a doctor, hypothesizing that humor will improve patients’ quality of life.

Soul Surfer

Hawaiian teen Bethany Hamilton bravely returns to competitive surfing after losing her left arm in a vicious shark attack.

My Lucky Elephant

An orphaned boy befriends an elephant named Lucky. When the pair learns about the Academy of Art, Lucky learns to paint and becomes a famous artist.

Mission Blue (Netflix Original)

This documentary follows oceanographer Sylvia Earle’s campaign to save the world’s oceans from threats such as overfishing and toxic waste.

Planet Earth: The Complete Collection

This landmark series transports nature lovers from the Himalayan Mountains to the depths of the ocean and everywhere in between.

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