40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes

By: Dusty Arlia
Published on October 11, 2011
Last Updated on Thursday, July 02, 2015 at 6:32 PM
Total Updates: 6

This YouTube video "40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes" is a cool video to help get you going. This montage of motivating movie clips was compiled by Matthew Belinkie. The actual movies that were used in the making of this video are as follows:

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  • Braveheart
  • The Great Muppet Caper
  • Animal House
  • Rudy
  • Street Fighter
  • Old School
  • Mr Smith Goes to Washington
  • Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
  • Star Trek: First Contact
  • Bring It On
  • Stand and Deliver
  • Newsies
  • Charlie Brown
  • Apollo 13
  • Rocky Balboa
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • Kingdom of Heaven
  • Knute Rockne: All American
  • Alexander
  • Network
  • The Outlaw Josey Wales
  • Robin Hood
  • The Great Dictator
  • Patton
  • Any Given Sunday
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
  • 300
  • Troy
  • Swingers
  • Miracle
  • Dead Poet’s Society
  • Galaxyquest
  • The Last Starfighter
  • The Untouchables
  • Army of Darkness
  • Mary Martin’s Peter pan
  • Hoosiers
  • The Mighty Ducks
  • Henry V
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Braveheart
  • Independence Day
  • Free Willy
  • Angels in the Outfield
  • Cool Runnings
  • Dead Poet Society (again)
  • Meatballs
  • Spartacus
  • Goonies
  • Superman II
  • The Neverending Story
  • Rudy (again)
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
  • Ferris Beuller’s Day Off
  • Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  • Rocky 2

The actual transcript is as follows:

Shame on you. This could be the greatest night of our lives, but you're going to let it be the worst. And I guarantee a week won't go by in your life you won't regret walking out, letting them get the best of you. Well, I'm not going home. We've come too far! And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. A day may come when the courage of men fails… but it is not THIS day. The line must be drawn HERE. This far, no further! I'm not saying it's going to be easy. You're going to work harder than you ever worked before. But that's fine, we'll just get tougher with it! If a person grits his teeth and shows real determination, failure is not an option. That's how winning is done! Believe me when I say we can break this army here, and win just one for the Gipper. But I say to you what every warrior has known since the beginning of time: you've got to get mad. I mean plum mad dog mean. If you would be free men, then you must fight to fulfill that promise! Let us cut out their living guts one inch at a time, and they will know what we can do! Let no man forget how menacing we are. We are lions! You're like a big bear, man! This is YOUR time! Seize the day, never surrender, victory or death… that's the Chicago Way! Who's with me? Clap! Clap! Don't let Tink die! Clap! Alright! Let's fly! And gentlemen in England now abed shall know my name is the Lord when I tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take our Independence Day!

In the making of this video some of the movie clips were edited from a 4:3 or 2.35:1 aspect ratio, blown up to a 16:9 aspect ratio. Some of the actual clips were chosen specifically because the background music wasn't too overbearing. Other clips were chosen because the upraised arms of the actors.

Matthew's favorite cut was Chaplin as a Hitler-esque dictator, to George C. Scott as Patton, but his favorite speech is from "Animal House".

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