12 Inspiring Movies for Entrepreneurs

Written By Alla Levin
May 06, 2020
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12 Inspiring Movies for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is one of the most challenging ventures, yet so fulfilling and enjoyable to others.

Some of us, including you, probably always had a persistent dream to become an entrepreneur and make things happen without anyone above us.

The reason being, entrepreneurship is applauded to be a “well-paying job”.

However, this venture is associated with some of the most challenging hitches, often causing people to fall off the wagon.

This means that all the entrepreneurs need inspiration, at whichever level of the entrepreneurial path they are at.

How to Motivate Yourself?

Well, motivation is known to bring about a change of mindsets. I believe one of the sure ways to get a motivated mindset is to watch a motivational movie.

Take time off the work, and relax for an hour or so. Watching an inspirational, entrepreneurial movie will help you to generate some fresh ideas and to come up with new solutions to your business.

Here are 12 movies for entrepreneurs to include in your watch list for absolute inspiration and a great answer to your question: how to motivate yourself?

Movies for Entrepreneurs: The Social NetworkMovies for Entrepreneurs

IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

The Social Network” is one of the most inspiring movies for entrepreneurs. Every millennium can relate to, simply because it takes us through the journey of how Mark Zuckerberg finally came up with Facebook.

Directed by David Fincher, this movie reveals to us how the founder of Facebook was at some point taken to court by his two friends, claiming that he had stolen their idea.

By watching this movie, you not only get a glimpse of how Facebook came about, but how small business can explode.

Margin Call

IMDB Rating: 7.1/10

This is yet another inspirational movie that talks about the 2007-2008 financial crisis. It picks the angle of a bank, a heavy investment that turns out to be in a terrible crisis.

The movie revolves around the decision taken by the key people in the investment, who take steps to save the bank, in a period of 24

Although we are not brought to the real name of the bank, we believe the steps taken by the bank resemble those of Golden Sachs and Merrill Lynch, who happened to be in a much-like crisis.

On a keener look, Margin Call is a story of an investment that almost went down as a result of greed and dishonesty.

An entrepreneur learns how the corruptive power of greed can bring down a powerful corporation.

Wall Street: Money Never SleepsWall Street: Money Never Sleeps

IMDB Rating: 6.2/10

The movie tells the story of greed and ambition, well revealed by the brilliant Charlie Sheen and Michael Douglas.

Bud Fox who is the main protagonist gets carried away by his stylish lifestyle, which leads him to practices of insider trading.

We are left to understand that it is quite possible to be lured by greed and therefore make morally dirty decisions.

This movie teaches entrepreneurs how sometimes ambition if disciplined is ignored, takes us down the unethical paths.

Why not learn how to motivate yourself!

The Big Short

IMDB Rating: 7.8/10

The Big Short brings us to three individuals who could predict and profit from the 2007-2008 financial crisis.

The movie also reveals unconventional techniques used to explain concepts such as subprime mortgages and collateralized debt obligations (CDOs).

Watch it to learn real reasons which precipitated the 2007-08 financial crisis.

Also, get to know the importance of risk-taking and conviction, which are core traits of an entrepreneur.

A Most Violent YearA Most Violent Year

IMDB Rating: 7.0/10

In “A Most Violent Year” the couple Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain do amazing work trying to close a deal that would later turn their heating company into a giant business.

This had been their dream although, and we are introduced to them as being confident and convinced that they are going to make it.

You will also love the conspiracy by the entire city to put marriage on trial, but this particular couple fought their way through, quite a lesson to dare dream and stand firm along the path to fulfillment.

Definitely one of my favorite movies for entrepreneurs!

The PostThe Post

IMDB Rating: 7.2/10

Mostly we talk a lot about the importance of the press. The information we get from a journalist happens also to be the education we need to spur entrepreneurial drive.

In this movie, you will learn not only how journalists hold power to account, but that reading the news should be a daily routine if you want to be informed as an entrepreneur.

Miss Sloane, (2016)Miss Sloane

IMDB Rating: 7.5/10

If you like cliches and impossibilities then be sure to watch this movie. In the world of political power, Elizabeth happens to be the most sought after lobbyist in D.C., due to her track record of success.

She has done everything possible to succeed, but when she takes on the opponent of her career, it dawns on her that success may sometimes take too much to achieve.

Molly’s Game, (2017)how to motivate yourself

IMDB Rating: 7.4/10

Molly’s Game”  is a movie about Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who dominates the high-stakes poker game for a whooping decade, who later falls in hands of FBI agents wielding automatic weapons.

Her criminal lawyer, who also turns out to her friend learns there is more to Molly than tabloids made us believe.

It’s quite an inspiring movie!

Joy, (2015)how to motivate yourself

IMDB Rating: 6.6/10

This is a real-life story of Joy Mangano, the inventor of the Miracle Mop and Huggable Hangers.

We are brought to the immense business success she enjoys as wells as the power of a supportive family and challenges faced by businesswomen.

This movie also denotes the great success of a product that meets a need-quite a lesson to all entrepreneurs.

Girlboss, (TV Series 2017)movies for entrepreneurs

IMDB Rating: 7.0/10

In this TV Show, Sophia, a misfit, realizes her passion for fashion, and in the process, she becomes a businesswoman.

Just like many other own bosses there, she has to learn the art of coping with being her own boss.

The story perfectly takes us through the path of a daring entrepreneur to successful business brands.

Based on the true story of Sophia Amoruso.

Jerry Maguire, (1996)

IMDB Rating: 7.3/10

This movie takes us to believe that against all the odds, success is possible through values and virtue.

With only two friends by your side, we learn how hard it is for a guy to succeed when his abilities are put to test.

The Founder, (2016)movies for entrepreneurs

IMDB Rating: 7.2/10

This is a story of brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald, who started a burger stand which later turns into McDonald’s fast-food chain that dominates the streets of America.

This success was occasioned by the partnership between the brothers, an effort that led to the multi-millionaire business.

This story tells us how a simple idea for a cheaply sold product can explode into a global brand.

I hope this list of my favorite movies for entrepreneurs will help you to learn how to motivate yourself!

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