To start a successful business or company every entrepreneur needs motivation and new ideas to grow their thoughts. And the better way to get inspiration is to take a break from your busy schedule and watch some thought-provoking movies.
It doesn’t matter where are you currently standing on your entrepreneurial path, you will surely find some much-needed inspiration from these movies.
We have created a list of Top 10 most inspiring movies which every entrepreneur should watch once.
List of Top 10 Hollywood Movies for Entrepreneurs
- The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
- Wall Street (1987)
- The Founder (2016)
- The Social Network (2010)
- The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
- Boiler Room (2000)
- Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (2019)
- Moneyball (2011)
- Steve Jobs (2015)
- The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019)
1. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
The Pursuit of Happyness movie was released in 2006. This movie is most inspiring according to me, so I have placed this movie in the first position on my list. This movie is based on a true story. In this movie, the main role was performed by Will Smith, Jaden Smith, and Thandiwe Newton. This movie revolves around Chris (Will Smith) and his son Christopher (Jaden Christopher Syre Smith). His wife is tired of his professional failures and decided to separate, leaving Chris financially broke with an unpaid internship in a brokerage firm and his son’s custody to deal with. Every successful company wants its employees should watch this movie.
2. Wall Street (1987)
Wall Street was released by Oliver Stone in 1987 in the USA. This movie is famous for the “Greed is good” speech which was delivered by the charismatic Gordon Gekko.
Wall Street movie tells the story of ambition and greed, portrayed brilliantly by Charlie Sheen and Michael Douglas.
In this movie, Bud who is a junior stockbroker wants to work with his idol Gordon Gekko. He tries to impress him by spying on renowned companies. But when Bud learns about Gordon’s evil antics, then he tries to destroy him.
3. The Founder (2016)
The Founder directed by John Lee Hancock was released in 2016. I believe this is the best business movie for all entrepreneurs especially those in the sales and marketing sectors.
As you know the McDonald’s is now a world-famous food chain. This movie is about brothers who started the company and the man who actually founded the global food chain.
This movie shows the power of will to succeed in life. This movie also shows the hard work and commitment often lead to success. You will also learn that there is always the risk of being overtaken by your competitors.
4. The Social Network (2010)
The Social Network directed by David Fincher was released in 2010. This movie is also one of the best movies for entrepreneurs. This movie shows the story of the giant social media platform Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerburg. You will see how Mark Zuckerburg who is a developer and started Facebook.
The Social Network provides evidence that patience and hard work are needed before success can happen in the entrepreneurial realm of coders.
This movie can also be used as a reminder that large companies, like Facebook, didn’t get where they are today by accident or luck. There is no easy way to create a billion-dollar business.
5. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
The Wolf of Wall Street movie is directed by Martin Scorsese and was released in 2013. This movie is based on the true story of Jordan Belfort.
The Wolf of Wall Street shows how Jordan Belfort who runs a firm Stratton Oakmont was engaged in penny stock trading and securities scam, drawing the attention of the FBI.
6. Boiler Room (2000)
Boiler Room directed by Ben Younger was released in 2000. The Boiler Room is one of the most inspirational movies for traders and young entrepreneurs.
In this movie, a college dropout gets a job as a broker for an investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success. However, success clouds his judgment, drawing him into a world of corruption and greed.
This movie also reminds us that to succeed, we need not necessarily be smart but we must show respect and believe in our own drive and ability.
7. Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (2019)
Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened directed by Chris Smith was released on 18 January 2019. Fyre Festival was supposed to be the greatest music festival ever. This luxury music festival was organized by Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule. This festival was promoted on social media platform Instagram by many celebrities and social media influencers, including Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and Emily Ratajkowski. But do you know it was a scam devised by MacFarland, who had a history of starting up fraudulent business ventures.
This movie aware us of this type of scam and we can learn how we can keep ourselves safe during our entrepreneurial journey.
8. Moneyball (2011)
Moneyball Directed by Bennett Miller was released on 24 February 2012. This movie demonstrates how entrepreneurs who work hard and make well-researched and education decisions can achieve incredible achievements without necessarily having large sums of money behind them.
This movie shows how Billy Beane who was a baseball general manager, and Peter Brand who was an economics graduate, challenge convention as they try to form a competitive sports team using computer-based methods.
9. Steve Jobs (2015)
Steve Jobs directed by Danny Boyle was released in 2015. This movie shows the story of Apple founder Steve Jobs who was an American business magnate, industrial designer, investor, and media proprietor Steve Jobs. In this movie, you learn how Steve Jobs, a renowned businessman, faced many problems in his personal and professional life while trying to launch his three products in the market.
10. The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019)
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley directed by Alex Gibney was released on 18 March 2019 in the USA. The Inventor movie examines the rise and fall of Theranos, a multibillion-dollar biotech company that was set to transform the healthcare industry. The story mainly revolves around Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of Theranos, and to some extent, the company’s COO Sunny Balwani.
All these movies are really motivational and we can learn new ideas from them. We hope you will like all these movies and you will see these movies in your free time.
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