“It’s the magic of risking everything for a dream that nobody sees but you”
– MILLION DOLLAR BABY
Being an entrepreneur was never and will never be easy. There are innumerous movies and documentaries, fictional and non-fictional, where one can learn about the plights faced by entrepreneurs. When the whole thing about being an entrepreneur becomes overwhelming, try taking a break and look for some motivation and lessons in these 10 highly proactive and entertaining films.
1. The Aviator (2004)
The Aviator is a biographical drama film starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes. The film is a depiction of the life of Howard Hughes, who was an aviation pioneer as well as the director of big-budget films in Hollywood in the early part of the 20th century.
2. The Social Network (2010)
The Social Network is another biographical drama film and is the story of Mark Zuckerberg. Mark Zuckerberg, as we all know is the creator of the social networking website Facebook, which at present has its net-worth at $138.3 Billion.
3. Jobs (2013)
Jobs is a biographical drama film of college dropout Steve Jobs and his friend Steve Wozniak who together start a revolution that changes home computers by inventing the famous “Apple” in the year 1976, which started in the garage of Job’s parents and is now a multi-billion dollar company.
4. The Pursuit of Happiness (2006)
The Pursuit of Happiness is also a biographical drama film, the premise of which is set on the year-long struggle of entrepreneur Chris Gardner, who later on went ahead and was able to form his own multimillion-dollar brokerage firm.
5. Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
The Wolf of Wall Street is a movie depicting what an entrepreneur should and should not do. It traces the life of Jorden Belfort, who starts his own stockbroker firm, Stratton Oakmont, which becomes famous for being fraudulent and corrupt, ultimately leading to his downfall.
6. Jerry Maguire (1996)
Jerry Maguire depicts a story wherein a slick sports agent while having a conscious crisis, prints a memo that gets him instantly fired. He decides to start his own management firm but ends up getting only 1 client, which is enough for him to make a difference.
7. Wall Street (1987)
Wall Street depicts the life of a Wall Street broker, who is ready to do anything to get on top. While he starts insider trading, the underhanded schemes and greed eventually start to affect the loved ones around him and he starts to wonder where his loyalties really lie.
8. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Glengarry Glen Ross is an American Drama Film wherein an office of real estate salesmen are told that apart from 2, everyone will be fired by the end of next week. The salesmen, then engage in various forms of illegal activities desperate to keep their jobs.
9. Boiler Room (2000)
A mixture of Wall Street and Glengarry Glen Ross, Boiler Room is a story where everyone is becoming a millionaire overnight while dealing in illegal activities and duping the investors using their brokerage firm. The film catapults into the life of a new employee and how he helps in making a change and ensuring that his clients are protected.
10. Joy (2015)
Here is a women’s special, the movie traces the life of Joy Mangano, who while being an overworked mom and the only financial aid in the house has ideas for various inventions, one which she takes further and patents. Eventually, reaching a point where she starts to sponsor other inventors.
This is a list of 10 best movies which should in every Entrepreneur’s watch list. If you like these movies then please share it with your friends. If you know about any other which should be in this list them comment below.