Highest-Rated Movies about 'Rousing', Sort by Popularity


The Hidden Fortress (1958), Autumn Spring (2002), The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (2004), The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (1987), Hero (2002), The Castle of Cagliostro (1979), Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things (2019), The Empire Strikes Back (1980) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Rousing movies.


The Hidden Fortress (1958)

Two medieval misfits help a beaten Japanese warlord (Toshirô Mifune) and his princess (Misa Uehara) escape with the royal gold.

general, peasant, princess, wife, young girl, amusing, rousing

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Autumn Spring (2002)

A 75-year-old man (Vlastimil Brodský) alienates his wife (Stella Zazvorkova) when he pretends to be someone else, steals, and fakes his own death.

old man, wife, son, friend, prankster, amusing, lighthearted

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The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (2004)

Filmmaker Keith Beauchamp examines the 1955 Mississippi murder of a 14-year-old black boy who whistled at a white woman.

mother, civil rights activist, family member, sheriff, teenager, al sharpton, raw

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The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (1987)

Jobless and desperate, World War I veteran Robert Eliot Burns (Val Kilmer) is arrested for theft and sentenced to work on a prison chain gang. Eager to get away from brutal Warden Hardy (Charles Durning), Burns busts out of jail. Suddenly free, he woos foxy stranger Emily Del Pino Pacheco (Sonia Braga). Soon, though, the romance sours, and, without cover from Emily, Burns is left with nowhere to hide. To his dismay, he might just find himself making a return journey to Hardy's chain gang.

criminal, prisoner, prison guard, warden, cellmate, beautiful woman, rousing

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Hero (2002)

Flashbacks reveal how a warrior (Jet Li) stopped the elusive assassins (Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung Man-yuk) who tried to kill the emperor of China.

king, warrior, assassin, gripping, incredible, spectacular, rousing

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The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

A thief called the Wolf becomes embroiled in a greedy count's plot to marry a princess he holds captive.

thief, gangster, samurai, princess, count, charming, madcap

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The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Yoda teaches Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to be a Jedi knight, and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) woos Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), as Darth Vader returns to threaten the rebel forces trying to save the galaxy.

knight, princess, mentor, robot, nemesis, rebel, thrilling

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Wings (1927)

Two brothers run a one-plane commuter service from a small Nantucket airport.

pilot, cadet, friend, love interest, volunteer, military officer, rousing

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)

Two dancing baseball players (Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra) run into trouble with their team's new female owner (Esther Williams) and a gambler who doesn't want them to win the pennant.

baseball team owner, baseball player, entertainer, gambler, teammate, girlfriend, cheery

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El Cid (1990)

Spain is overrun by the Moors and the country's only hope rests in a heroic knight known as El Cid (Charlton Heston). He knows a divided Spain cannot stand and implores his countrymen to unify in order to repel the invaders. But a hitch develops in El Cid's campaign: He gets exiled from his homeland of Castile by the region's power-hungry ruler. In the meantime, he attempts to reunite with his estranged wife, Jimena (Sophia Loren) -- who's still upset by the fact that he killed her father.

hero, knight, wife, king, father, spaniard, rousing

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Cal (1984)

A young IRA recruit (John Lynch) has an affair with the widow (Helen Mirren) of a slain Ulster policeman.

catholic, ira agent, husband, protestant, police officer, father, rousing

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Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)

The superhero (Kevin Conroy) shows his protege (Will Friedle) how to battle an old nemesis in Gotham City.

bruce wayne, batman, the joker, protégé, anti-hero, superhero, rousing

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...So Goes the Nation (2006)

Filmmakers examine the role of Ohio in the 2004 presidential election and present the American electoral process through the eyes of voters, politicians and activists. Republican and Democratic campaign strategists and officials all attempt to swing the election their way by pushing hot-button issues to the forefront.

dick cheney, george w. bush, john kerry, volunteer, activist, political consultant, fascinating

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The Game of Their Lives (2003)

At the 1966 World Cup, outclassed North Korea secured a surprise victory over European favorite Italy, leading to the first-ever quarterfinal appearance by an Asian team. British director Daniel Gordon gains uncustomary access from the isolated North Korean government to interview that team's surviving members. Using their first-hand accounts, he tells the story of an underdog team whose passion for the game and cult-like adoration of their nation's leader led to the victory of a lifetime.

soccer player, north korean, documentarian, englishman, fascinating, rousing, passionate

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The Corporation (2003)

Filmmakers Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott examine the concept of the corporation and its role in society.

noam chomsky, activist, expert, ceo, michael moore, frightening, disheartening

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The Power of Nightmares (2004)

Filmmaker Adam Curtis proposes that many politicians and others in power now control populations by instilling a sense of terror instead of promoting a sense of well-being.

philosopher, engineer, civil servant, rousing, passionate, shocking, disheartening

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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

After the Rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader and a bounty hunter named Boba Fett all over the galaxy.

knight, princess, mentor, robot, nemesis, rebel, thrilling

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.

robot, son, mother, police officer, cyborg, artificial intelligence, gripping

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The Cove (2009)

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

activist, fisherman, filmmaker, trainer, emotional, shocking, rousing

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Dangal Yuddham (2016)

Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two wrestler daughters struggle towards glory at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression.

wrestler, daughter, coach, confident, endearing, engaging, gripping

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1917 (2019)

April 6th, 1917. As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.

british soldier, young man, corporal, brother, confident, emotional, gripping

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Strike (2019)

A young mole must try to achieve his dream of becoming a footballer to save his hometown gold mine from a greedy super villain.

mole, soccer player, miner, engaging, rousing, hometown, mine

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The Mimic (2017)

A woman searching for her missing son takes in a girl she finds near Mt. Jang.

child, parent, ghost, thrilling, suspenseful, striking, rousing

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The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)

Surf pop duo, Jan and Dean host this showcase of performances by well-known Rock, R&B, and pop stars of the era.

teenager, musician, singer, rock star, james brown, chuck berry, confident

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David Byrne's American Utopia (2020)

Spike Lee documents the former Talking Heads frontman's brilliant, timely 2019 Broadway show, based on his recent album and tour of the same name.

broadway star, drummer, uplifting, spectacular, rousing, new york, broadway theater

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Santa Fe Trail (1940)

Dashing Jeb Stuart (Errol Flynn) and his West Point classmates go to Kansas to stop abolitionist John Brown (Raymond Massey).

abolitionist, soldier, woman, melodramatic, rousing, kansas, violence

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The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979)

This documentary presents highlights from four 1979 benefit performances given in support of Amnesty International. Spearheaded by Monty Python's John Cleese, they feature an array of primarily English talent ranging from comedian Peter Cook and fellow Python Michael Palin, to the Who's Pete Townshend and new-waver Tom Robinson. The film also features cameos by Scottish comedian Billy Connolly and, in a very early appearance, Rowan Atkinson of "Mr. Bean" fame.

comedian, actor, guitarist, band member, hilarious, positive, playful

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Subspecies (1991)

American coeds must be saved from a Transylvania vampire (Anders Hove) and his Mohawk-hairdo offspring.

student, vampire, brother, uneasy, tense, suspenseful, sultry

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Crazy Horse (1996)

Crazy Horse (Michael Greyeyes) and Sitting Bull unite their tribes against Gen. Custer's cavalry in the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

warrior, soldier, doctor, married woman, thrilling, tense, rousing

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