10 Great Movies about Volunteering and Giving Back

It’s a fact: Filmmakers insert products, messages and themes into their movies that influence the way we think and act. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, though.

Below are some of the most popular movies of the past couple decades, and they just happen to include strong elements of volunteering and giving back. Browse the trailers below and think about how these films could inspire your volunteers, staff and supporters:


Full Metal Jacket

The Hunger Games

Pay It Forward

Machine Gun Preacher

Hotel Rwanda

The Help

It Could Happen to You

The Blind Side

The Soloist

What are your favorite movies about volunteering and doing good?