However even the most successful entrepreneurs and businessmen need to get some motivation to strive harder and achieve their goals.
If you are looking to boost your motivation in your entrepreneurial journey and maybe if you might have forgotten about the power of fame, wealth, success, independence then these business movies will definitely give you a beautiful taste!
The truth is finding a good and attractive business movie is like finding a key of success. To make life easier I have put together a collection of 31 best movies for starting a business which every entrepreneur must watch with the aim of succeeding and keep growing.
Best Business Movies Of All Time
1. Jerry Maguire (1996)
In this movie Jerry maguire (Tom Cruise) is fired from his very own successful company for his belief that agents should have a more personal touch, with fewer clients and more time to understand them. He then starts his new entrepreneurial journey with his own sports management agency with former co worker Dorothy (Renee Zelwegger) with his new client, a football player who only trusts and believes in his new ideas and methodologies Rod Tidwell (Cuba gooding Jr.). He puts his clients’ needs before putting his own desire to make money.
2. Catch me If You can (2002)
When you hear Catch me if you can you picture one of the most famous and renowned personalities in the world “Leonardo di Caprio”. It is based on a true story which highlights the entrepreneurial journey. It enlightens a few problems like creativity, problem solving , and coming out of bad situations and hustle to reach towards success and their goal.
3. American Experience the Rockefellers
The ultimate legend and huge inspiration as he was one of the world’s first Billionaires John Rockefellers, but he was also widely criticized. This documentary shows his life with ups and downs. The viewers and the audience will get enthusiastic about how he managed to turn down and tackled the obstacles he faced smartly and effectively.
4. Becoming The Warren Buffett
Another masterpiece about the lifestyle of the rich and famous Warren Buffet which is one of the business movies of all time.
Most interestingly, the film highlights Buffet’s lack of emotional connection and his awkwardness in social situations. The video demonstrates that wealth and success is available to people of all shapes and sizes. It can only be achieved by hard work, dedication and willingness to keep learning and growing.
5. Wall Street
This movie is an absolute one of the best business movies on Netflix he adopts the economic ride of the mantra “greed is good”. This movie is a reflection of finance, the corporate sector, investments, law principles, and capital markets. You really need to dig more into this movie.
6. Twelve Angry Man
Another one which caught my eye is this one of the most magnificent business movies ever I watched here is a glimpse of courtroom drama about several layers of leadership quality, the psychology of group behaviour, and conflicting value systems this really is a mutch watch for all young and old age groups about the importance of taking key decisions.
7. The Godfather Trilogy
The Godfather Trilogy is one of the all-time best cinema movies for entrepreneurs and businessmen out there. Which highlights why relationships and building networks really matter. The movie is intensely entertaining and prepares you to handle all your business‘ next challenges.
8. The Pursuit of Happyness
In the film, Will Smith is working as a salesman barely making ends meet when he becomes homeless. Around the same time, he meets someone who gives him the chance to intern as a stockbroker eventually leading to a full-time position and a prosperous career. There are many lessons to be learned from this movie the main one is Never ever giving up and never let anyone define you and your personality.
9. The Social Network
This is a movie mainly about technology and advancements of how big tech social companies like Facebook gather and analyze each and every single person on Facebook. It’s another classic tale of outwitting the competition and obtaining a relentless approach to business.
10. The Founder
In the Founder we learn an amazing true story of struggling salesman, Ray Kroc whose encounter with McDonald’s brother changed his life. It all starts with a local hamburger joint into multi-billion dollar cash.
11. Office Space
Peter’s daily interactions with tedious coworkers and an exhausting boss result in regular daydreams of destroying the software company he works for. In this movie how the mindlessness of how traditional corporate culture leaves uninspired and passionless. Later Peter decides to leave the company and pursue a career.
12. The Big Short
Based on a Michael Lewis book with the same name, The Big Short tells the story of three people who predicted and benefited from, the 2007-08 global financial crisis.
While it serves as a warning metaphor for entrepreneurs, it also highlights the importance of believing and taking risks.
It was hardly clear that people were betting on the housing market at the time, but these people really did that or faced ridicule and ridicule from the financial community. The whole world eventually suffered, but they were smart enough to make money by predicting chaos.
13. Glengarry Glen Ross
If the main characters don’t attract you, we don’t know what to do. Leading Al Pacino, Kevin Spacey, Jack Lemmon, and Alec Baldwin, Glengarry Glen Ross are the show’s most talented actors in a generation.
The movie is based on an award-winning game about the plight of four local retailers during a tough sales season. Their jobs are in line, and within a week, the company has announced everything except the top two men who will be fired.
Glengarry Glen Ross will show you how to work well in high-demand areas under pressure sales, and how to use your ingenuity to survive and thrive while working.
14. A Man In A Hurry (Un Homme Pressé) (2019)
It is a light and kind movie based on a true-life story about a man who gave all his life to business and never cared about his health and relations with his family. ‘A Man In A Hurry’ is an emotional and ironic movie showing how all your plans can be ruined one day if there is no work and life balance.
15. House of Versace (2013)
For those who are planning to build a fashion brand, this movie is a must-see. The play tells the story of Italian fashion designer Gianni and her sister Donatella who invented and used the Versace fashion. It’s a little stressful but it’s true in the life story of how you can live in the world of high fashion, developing and growing a fashion brand.
Depression, substance abuse, family problems, jealousy, and despair are strongly associated with hard work, internal strife, family business commitment, and a strong desire to prove that you can do more and that you should move forward.
16. Moneyball (2011)
One might think that this movie is for baseball fans but it is about out-of-the-box business and analytical thinking. This movie proves that one man can change a system that has worked for years if he is truly loving, confident, and firmly believes in his strategy.
Ahhh, the biggest party ever. FYRE is the original Netflix document of a popular festival that crashed and burned as a result of the fraudulent activity of its founder, Billy McFarland. Within 48 hours of the initial promotion from models and viewers, the Barbados-based festival quickly sold out. Incorporated as a luxury festival, it turned out to be a fully-fledged train, as McFarland had been paying close attention to the promoter’s financial situation and as a result, festival-goers were left carrying drowned mattresses and cheese on bread.
18. Pirates Of Silicon Valley
This landmark film depicts the journeys of both Apple and Microsoft, as pioneers of digital technology. The film focuses on the lives of Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Bill Gates, and Steve Ballmer, as we look at their lives during college, how both companies were founded, and how they both progressed to the full powerhouses today. Today being 1999 is the same.
20. The Pilot
Between billionaire director and pilot Howard Hughes, the film explores Hughes’ luxurious style, including wrestling with such dignified ladies as Katharine Hepburn and Ava Gardner. Although the businessman directed big movies and set up a large-scale airline business, it was not all fun and aviator games, as he was constantly battling crippling depression and phobias, which only grew in proportion to his success.
21. Walt Before Mickey
Walt Disney faced many difficulties before seeing success. Walt Before Mickey showed the failure Disney had to face before making his career in cartoon films. Before Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney created Oswald Rabbit but it had no patents and had to let the character go. While famous for his successful career, Walt Disney’s path to success points to a hilly road that he had to cross. Finally, the film can be a real boost for entrepreneurs.
22. Founder: Bleeding Blood in Silicon Valley
Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley is a documentary, featuring the story of Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the blood test launch, Theranos. She has made the public believe that his machine is accurate and can perform countless blood tests with one finger. Later, she was falsely accused of a heinous crime. Given that Holmes can lie and persuade people to believe it to be true, entrepreneurs can learn to attract investors and refuse to listen to those who ask them in the movie.
23. Boiling Room
What do you do when your dream job turns into your worst nightmare? In business, it may not be all that you want, but there are moral obligations that drive us beyond money itself. “Boiling room” sets out to prove that case.
24. Two of the Money
Stop by the Vegas world of professional football, the gambling world is one of the places you will visit in this analysis of how change happens when things seem out of control for you.
Pacino and McConaughey point out the changes that anyone can make if the motivation is there. As a result, “Two for the Money” should be at the top of your list if you’re a hot-tempered person.
25. Any Given Sunday
Al Pacino hurts as a coach with more experience than his side. His condition reflects the inspiration from the gut and the heart, not just the head. He leads the main characters, including Cameron Diaz, LL Cool J, and Jamie Foxx, in a participatory view of the good and bad of promoting the sports team.
26. Thank You for Smoking
Nick Naylor is a lobbyist whose job it is to keep the tobacco industry profitable by manipulating laws and people. Things turn strange when Naylor faces a major antagonist.
Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) is a chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.
28. The Intern
CEO of a successful fashion startup, Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), participates in her company’s senior citizen intern program. She forms a special bond with her 70-year-old intern, Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro).
29. The Aviator
Yet another Scorsese-DiCaprio collaboration in the list. The Aviator is a biopic of Howard Hughes, the eccentric billionaire who overcame all the odds to become a famous businessman and successful film director while coping with his gradually worsening OCD. DiCaprio is brilliant in the movie and his performance earned him his second Oscar nomination. It’s also one of the best biography movies of all time.
30. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room is a documentary based on the best-selling book of the same name by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind (the book is featured in my list of 75+ best books for entrepreneurs.)
The documentary examines the fall of Enron Corporation in 2001 and all the key players who were responsible for what came to be known as the Enron scandal. The film features interviews with the authors McLean and Elkind, as well as former Enron executives and employees, stock analysts, reporters, and the former Governor of California Gray Davis.
31. Margin Call
Yet another movie about the 2007-08 financial crisis, but this time it’s from the perspective of an investment bank deep in the crisis. The plot of Margin Call revolves around key people in a large investment bank and the actions they take over a 24-hour period during the initial stages of the financial crisis.