There’s no dearth of inspiring Entrepreneur movies around the world when you decide to learn about the plight and perseverance of entrepreneurs. Everyone is in a need for some inspiration from time to time.
And when this whole entrepreneur thing becomes too overwhelming, there is nothing better than experiencing lessons from the comfort of your couch. Each one of has to go through ups and downs in life- but what matters is your utmost commitment towards your holy grail.
So, here we have a bunch of world’s best Entrepreneur movies that will light up the fire inside you. These thought- provoking movies will leave you jaw dropped. So take a break and watch or re-watch these classic films! You’ll not be disappointed.
Entrepreneur Movies That Will Inspire Every Bit of You
1. The Social Network
Released in 2010, The Social Network became an instant hit at the box-office. Everyone was curious to know the tale behind the development of the most popular social-media network in the world.
The movie, directed by David Fincher, narrates the story of how Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook while studying at Harvard and the hardships that he faced. It also shows the time when he was accused of stealing the idea of Facebook from someone else. Apart from all the spice and drama, this classic Entrepreneur movie delineates how commitment and hard work can make you reach to the doorstep of success.
The film reminds us of how every journey begins with a single step and how qualities like dedication and resilience are the basics for every ladder. It is one of the best Entrepreneur movies of all time.
2. The Founder
McDonald’s is one of the food chain behemoths around the globe. This movie is the real life story of the man who actually founded the company and the two brothers who started it.
This biopic of fast-food tycoon Ray Kroc. is an inspiration for all the entrepreneurs, especially those in the sales and marketing sectors. He was a travelling milkshake mixer salesman who turned McDonald’s into one of the most popular brands. It is also about the original founders of McDonald’s, the McDonald brothers, who were dealt a bad hand and eventually forced out of business.
The movie talks about the real meaning of an Entrepreneur, i.e. even when times are tough, you’re still going to march forward.
Having start-up capital doesn’t automatically mean success! This is fantastically shown in this film. Most entrepreneurs do not have a large sum of money in the beginning, with no or less number of investors. But, even with limited budget, Billy Bean (Brad Pitt) makes his team achieve incredible results in the Major Baseball League (MLB).
Billy Beans knew Oakland A’s couldn’t compete with the others in the league as they barely had money. Hence, he had to take risks and make tough decisions to survive. This movie is special because it totally highlights the biggest hurdle for young entrepreneurs.
It teaches us how with proper planning, good decisions and risk we can write our own destiny.
4. The Pursuit of Happyness
This is a true story based on the life of an entrepreneur’s nearly one-year struggle. Will Smith was nominated for an Oscar for his role as Chris Gardner. The Pursuit of Happyness is my personal favorite film because of the emotional bond that it develops with the audience.
This movie beautifully portrays the relationship of a father and son. Chris Gardner’s struggle of being homeless while going through a gruelling 6-month unpaid internship as a stockbroker leaves us in wonder for what will happen next each time. This is one of the best motivational films to watch.
The movie manifests how a father stops at nothing to redeem his family from poverty. And yes, Dedication is the Key to Success.
5. Pirates of Silicon Valley
Pirates of Silicon Valley, is based on a book known as Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer. The movie takes us back to the time period if 1971-1997.
It describes the revolutionary accomplishments of visionaries Steve Jobs (Noah Wyle) and Bill Gates. It is an intriguing character study of the two of them along with their rivalries. The movie came out in 1999, when Steve Jobs began flourishing in his second innings at Apple. The movie manages to capture the humble beginnings of both the empires and how they grew.
6. Wall Street
This is a kind of movie that teaches young entrepreneurs that morals will be at stake sometimes while making decisions. There will be tough choices in front of you, but what matters is will you choose the right?
Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) is a Wall Street Shark who never seems to know “How Much is Enough”. This is a masterpiece that highlights both highs and lows of being a part of business field. The movie is famous for its “Greed is good” speech, delivered by Gordon Gekko. It narrates how hard work and dedication are the building blocks for any great thing.
7. The Wolf of Wall Street
Who hasn’t already heard about this movie?This is one of the best contributions of cinema in business genre. The Wolf of Wall Street is based on the true story of Jordan Belfort.
The movie talks about this man, enveloped in his greed eventually suffers from downfall. It also shows how his firm Stratton Oakmont engaged in penny stock trading and securities scam draws the attention of the FBI. It sets a perfect list of Do’s and Don’ts for entrepreneurs.
8. Boiler Room
A story of a college drop-out guy named Seth, who gets a job as a broker for a investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success. We all know success can be blinding at times if not handled well.
The story revolves around how success clouds the judgement, drawing Seth into a world of corruption and greed. The film really captures the desires of society and gives them a face.
9. Steve Jobs
The movie is a biopic on the life of Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs. It demonstrates all the problems faced by him in his personal as well as his professional life.
Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac. Although this film is not historically accurate, it is well directed.
Are there any Entrepreneur movies that I’ve missed out? Comment and share with everyone! Let’s enjoy them together.