Films That Talk About the Importance of Discipline

The Karate Kid (1984)

This iconic coming-of-age martial arts drama follows Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) as he learns karate under the tutelage of Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita), showcasing the importance of discipline not only in martial arts but also in personal growth and resilience.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

This critically acclaimed film starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman tells an inspiring story of the transformative power of perseverance through a man who finds purpose in discipline within the harsh confines of prison.

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)

This South Korean drama depicts life's cyclical nature through long takes and meditative camerawork to capture the passage of time in a Buddhist monastery, highlighting the importance of spiritual discipline.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

This acclaimed documentary delves into the life of Jiro Ono, a 85 year-old sushi chef striving for culinary perfection, showcasing his unwavering dedication to his craft, meticulously honing his skills over decades through relentless practice.

Mary Kom (2014)

Priyanka Chopra stars as the relentless Kom in this biographical sports drama, chronicling her journey from a young girl in Manipur to a five-time World Boxing Champion owing to a rigorous training regime.

Whiplash (2014)

Miles Teller stars as a relentless young jazz drummer driven by a ruthless instructor J.K. Simmons) to push his limits. The film's intense pace paints a compelling portrait of the sacrifices and dedication required for artistic excellence.