If you'd like a dose of positive reinforcement along with your entertainment, check out the DVD Peaceful Warrior. The movie is based on one of Dan Millman's best-selling books, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior.
Based on true events in Dan's life, the movie plays out in the mid to late 60's on the Berkeley campus where Dan attends school and trains to qualify for the Olympic trials in gymnastics. Along the way, he experiences a life-changing event. How Dan responds to this event provides the dramatic inspiration.
During this period, Dan encounters an older gent nick-named "Socrates." "Socrates" runs a gas station while serving as a mentor to Dan. He introduces concepts to Dan that Dan initially resists. We are familiar with these concepts, mainstreamed over the last couple of decades, but not so prevalent in the 60's. Concepts such as staying in the present, noticing the moments, detaching from reactive thinking and ego-based fears, and even the notion of seeing life as a journey, not a destination.
Most compelling, Socrates teaches Dan how to look within for his own wisdom, not to depend on what comes from the outside. While Nick Nolte's Socrates character spouts off these familiar ideas (and at times it sounds a bit trite, but I easily overlook this), Dan discovers his own wise insight - there are no ordinary moments (which years later became a title for one of his books).
Great inspiration, and interesting cinematography.