These speeches will make you stand a little taller, with your chin held up, with your chest puffed that bit further out. And put fire in your belly and hairs on your chest.
I watch these whenever I need inspiration and some courage. Hopefully, they give you some too!
Al Pacino’s speech in Scent of a Woman (1992)
If you haven’t seen this film yet, then watch it before this humdinger of an ending speech.
For a very useful transcipt of the Pacino’s barnstorming speech, see this link from American Rhetoric.
Arnie’s 6 Rules of Success
Arnie is the man. Plain and simple. Champion bodybuilder, self-made millionaire businessman, blockbuster A-list acting legend, Governor of California, all-round great guy. Listen to this.
Rocky’s speech to his son in Rocky Balboa (2006)
Every Rocky film (except Rocky V of course) has made me cry. Floods of tears. The final struggle of the training sessions. The punishment Rocky inevitably takes in the ring. And then the beyond-rousing comeback of pure heart that is Rocky. I’m left a sobbing mess of heaving tears.
This scene always gets me.
Here’s a useful transcript of the speech.
Al Pacino’s Game of Inches speech in Any Given Sunday (1999)
For raw aggression, and channelling that aggression into a common goal of victory, this speech has no rivals:
Here’s a very useful transcript of the speech as well.
Hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know what your favourite movie speeches are in the comments below!