Best Movies Every Entrepreneur Must Watch
Has it ever happened to you that you are really demotivated and you watch a movie and after that you are completely energetic, inspired and motivated and all the tension gone? It sure does happen a lot to me. Whenever I am in a bad mood or I feel de-motivated, I turn on Netflix and start watching any random movie. Well watching movies give you some time off your work to relax and enjoy so why don’t I suggest you some movies which will inspire you, motivate you and I am sure, they will keep you entertained throughout.
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“Never let anyone know what you are thinking”.
Directed by Franc Ford Coppola, the American film focuses on the aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty who transfers control of h clandestine empire to h reluctant son. It was adapted from the 1969 best-selling novel by Mario Puzo.
The story begins with Don Vito Corleone- the head of the Mafia family in New York at h daughter’s wedding. H youngest son Michael also presents there who is uninterested in the family business but the family is interested in him to take over the business.
We find out that Vito very generous to those who respect him but he is very ruthless to those who don’t. when a powerful rival decides to sell drugs, he needs Vito’s permission to which he refuses. And hence begins a mob war and Michael drawn into it.
He manages to save the family and business but there is a certain price he has to pay. To know what it is, watch the movie here-
IMDB Rating: 9.2/10
- Al Pacino (Michael)
- Marlen Brandos (Vito)
- James Caan (sonny corleone)
- Talia Shire (Connie)
- Robert Duvall (Tom Hager)
- Diana Keaton (Kay Adams)
- John Cozall (Fredo)
- Abe Vigoda (Tessio)
Awards: 21 wins
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“The main thing about money is Bud, it makes you do things you don’t want to do.”
Directed by Oliver Stone, this film tells the story of Bud Fox (Sheen), a young and impatient stockbroker who is willing to do anything to get to the top, even if it includes selling important information by illegal means. Bud gets involved with Gordan Gekko (Douglas), a wealthy unscrupulous corporate raider.
The movie teaches us not to sell yourself and your morals for the sake of money.
IMDB Rating: 7.4/10
- Michael Douglas as Gordon
- Charlie Sheen as Bud Fox
- Darye Hannah as Darien
- Martin Sheen as Carl Fox
Awards: 1 Oscar | 9 Wins | 5 Nominations
“An extremely funny white-collar satire filled with enough delightfully askew characters to pack a boardroom”
The true comic king of the cubicle hall has arrived in the form of Office Space, marking Mike Judge’s live-action directorial debut.
The three company workers Peter, Michael, and Samir hate their jobs and decide to rebel against their boss. This movie strikes an achingly familiar chord with the 9-5 jobs, the world over. Do they remain at the job or get fired, watch below to know-
IMDB Rating: 7.7/10
- Ron Livingston as Peter
- Jennifer Anton as Joanna
- David Herman as Michael
- Ajay Naidu as Samir
Awards: 1 Win | 2 Nominations
Pirates of Silicon Valley.
“Steve, all cars have steering wheels, but no one tries to claim that the steering wheel was their invention.”
Directed by Martyn Burke, this film shows the history of the two most famous companies, Apple and Microsoft.
The story begins with Steve Jobs and h friend Steve Wozniak trying to build a computer that could be personal by creating an Operating System. At the same time, Bill Gates and his friends developed an Operating System and decide to present it to a company that needed their computers.
Steve Jobs was accused of stealing the idea. Can he come clean? Watch here to know more-
IMDB Rating: 7.3/10
- Noah Wyle as Steve Jobs
- Joey Slothick as Steve GatesWozniak
- Anthony Michael as Bill
Awards: 2 Wins | 4 Nominations
Boiler Room (2000)
“Anybody who tells you money is the root of all evil doesn’t fucking have any.”
Welcome to the infamous “boiler room”, directed by en Younger, where twenty so millionaires are made overnight.
Seth Davis, a man with a dream to make money. He runs an illegal casino out of h house. H father, who a federal judge, isn’t too happy with it. So, when Seth gets an opportunity to become a stockbroker, he takes it, hoping to earn a lot of cash and win back the respect of h father. Unfortunately for him, the firm has a few secrets which may or may not lead to trouble. Watch the movie here to know more:
IMDB Rating: 7/10
- Giovanni Ribi as Seth Dav
- Vin Diesel as Chr Varick
- Nia Long as Abbie
- Nicky Katt as Grey Weinstein
Awards: 1 Win | 9 Nominations
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
“You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it.”
Directed by Gabriele Muccino, this movie received an award for the best breakthrough performance. It inspired by the true story of Chris Gardener, a San Francisco salesman struggling to build a future for himself and his five-year-old son Christopher.
When his girlfriend Linda walks out, he is left alone to take care of the kid. His determination finally pays off when he lands an unpaid internship that only one out of so many people get. But with no money he and his son go through a lot of struggle.
Will he overcome all the obstacles and reach his destination? Watch here to know:Watch Now
IMDB Rating: 8/10
- Will Smith as Chris
- Jaden Smith as Christopher
- Thandie Newton as Linda
Awards: 12 wins | 25 nominations in total including one for Oscar
Flash of Genius (2008)
“From the land beyond… from the world past hope and fear… I bid you Genie, now appear.”
Directed by Marc Abraham, this movie focuses on the true story of a college professor and a part-time inventor, Robert Kearns fighting a battle with the US automobile industry.
The invention was a big hit with a budget of 2 million USD. It teaches us that sometimes to receive recognition, you might need to pay a heavy price. Watch the movie to know what price he has to pay:
IMDB Rating: 7/10
- Greg Kinnear as Bob Kearns
- Tim Eddis as Maryland cop 1
- Warren Belle as Maryland cop 2
- Karl Pruner as Pete
Awards: 1 Win
The Social Network (2010)
“People want to go online and check out their friends, so why not build a website that offers that? Eduardo, I’m not talking about a dating site, I’m talking about taking the entire social experience of college and putting it online.”
Directed by David Fincher, this American biographical drama film has to be my favorite.
The movie begins in 2003, where a Harvard University undergrad and a computer genius, Mark Zuckerberg begin working on a new concept that eventually turned out into a global social network known as Facebook. Six years later, he becomes the youngest billionaire ever. But soon he finds some unprecedented success leads. Watch the movie to find out more:
IMDB Rating: 7.7/10
- Jessie Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg
- Rooney Mara as Erica
- Bryan barter as Billy Olson
- Dakota Johnson as Amelia Ritter
- Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker
Awards: 3 Oscars | 171 Wins | 183 Nominations
“What was this drug? I couldn’t stay messy on it. I hadn’t had a cigarette in six hours. Hadn’t eaten. So abstemious and tidy. What was this? A drug for people who wanted to be more anal-retentive. I wasn’t high. I wasn’t wired. Just clear. I knew what I needed to do and how to do it.”
Directed by Neil Burger this film hit the box office with 16.18 Cr USD.
It focuses on the story of a struggling writer, Eddie Morra who will teach you to take shortcuts and easy ways on the path to success.
With no hope in his life, his friend gives him a mysterious pill that allows 100% of his brain abilities. He soon rises to the top of the financial world. But quick fixes and easy ways are not always easy. Are they? Find out here to know more:
IMDB Rating: 7.4/10
- Bradley Cooper as Eddie
- Abbie Cornish as Lindy
- Anna Friel as Melissa
- Andrew Howard as Gennady
- Robert Deniro as Carl
Awards: 2 Wins | 8 Nominations
The Wolf of the Wall Street
“One of the Favourite Movies & Recommended by Ground of Success. Give 9/10 on Best Movies For Entrepreneurs.”
Directed by Martine Scorsese, this movie is based on the true story of Jordan Belfort. It follows his rise and fall as an entrepreneur and shows how his firm is engaged in a penny stock trading and security scam which draws attention to the FBI. The movie teaches us not to be greedy and have some empathy towards others. Will Jordan be able to solve everything, click below to know more:
IMDB Rating: 8.2/10
- Leonardo Dicaprio as Jordan Belfort
- Jonah Hill as Donnie
- Margot Robbie as Naomi
- Jordan Belfort as Auckland
- Rob Reiner as Max Belfort
Awards: 5 Oscars | 38 Wins | 172 Nominations
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