13 best motivation and inspiration movies for entrepreneur

If you want a short break from daily business activity but you don’t want to lose your productiveness, a documentary or real-life story would be best for you to catch some entertainment with inspiration. Every entrepreneur should watch the following movies to come up with inspiration and feel something different that you have never felt before.

Here are the 13 best motivational and inspirational movies for entrepreneurs

1. The Social Network (2010)

The Social Network is one of my favorite movies based on the real story of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s role played by Jesse Eisenberg and directed by David Fincher. Before creating Facebook, he had created the website “Facemask” for which he hacked the Harvard University website and stole all the Data from their Database and upload images to his website “Facemask”.

Within a short time, Facemask became popular but because a lot of students visited the “Facemask” website, the Harvard server crashed suddenly.

This movie will tell you how Mark Zuckerberg Found the idea to create one of the famous Social Media Facebook while studying at Harvard University and how he later sued by twin brothers who claimed mark stole their original idea from “Harvard Connection” and his best friend who was ousted from the company.

There are lots of more interesting facts about and so go on and watch it.

Mark Zuckerberg had Faced lots of obstacles in his path to run Facebook but still, he is the youngest billionaire in the world. 

Reason to watch?

This movie will inspire and motivate you to implement your idea even if it is small. Just like Mark Zuckerberg start with a small step and lead it to the most popular social media Facebook with his hard work and smart work.


2. Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)

Pirate of Silicon Valley is a biographical movie that came out in 1999 based on a biography of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates directed by Martyn Burke. This movie traverses the competition between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates between 1971 -1997. Bill Gates is more concerned about the technical aspects of building the perfect machines, while Steve Jobs wants to “create the new consciousness” through his work. Pirate of Silicon Valley is a great source of motivation and inspiration for those who likely to start their career.

Reason to watch?

If you’re interested in how two big technology companies Microsoft and Apple began, then Pirates of Silicon Valley is the perfect movie to watch. If you want to become an entrepreneur, you must watch this film to see how two smart businesses develop their technologies that rule the world.


3. The pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Becoming financially independent is not as easy as we think. The entrepreneurship journey is not quite simple as though it has plenty of ups and downs like days and nights. The pursuit of Happyness Based on the true story of Chris Gardener, played by Will Smith.

Gardener has spent many days and nights struggling with money but he decided to continue his fight instead of giving in, despite being put down his family and friend, even though he kicked out of his rented apartment and became homeless.

Reason to watch?

The pursuit of Happyness movie inspired me very much. You’ll see how Gardener started his entrepreneurship career and left his poverty behind. It has a very deep meaning and motivational story which teaches us not to give up and stay passionate even if you seem challenging or impossible things.


4.  The Founder (2016)

The Founder is based on American Businessman Ray Kroc, played by Michael Keaton. Movies narrated that while facing failure, how Ray created McDonald’s fast-food restaurant chain and rocketed it to success. McDonald’s became a popular restaurant business franchise in the world.

Reason to watch?

Ray Kroc was a person who was traveling milkshake mixer salesman who finds a gap in the marketplace and transformed McDonald’s into the world’s best fast food restaurant in the world. Although Ray Kroc was failing in a few unsuccessful and sales venture but he never gives up and always stay motivated and inspired.

Because of his hard work and patient, McDonald’s became a global franchise in the world. Ray Kroc story is an inspiration for all entrepreneurs who want to extend their business in the world.


5. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

The Wolf of Wall Street is based on the true event or story of Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio who gave his excellent performance. The Wolf of Wall Street explains how Jordan Belfort entered into Wall Street brokerage firm where he takes the entry-level jobs.
Later he found his firm Stratton Oakmont engaged in stock market frauds and securities scam and became wealthy by defrauding wealthy investors, drawing the attention of the FBI.
However, Jordan Belfort spent 22 months in prison under an agreement under which he testified against several associates and subordinates in his fraud scheme.

Reason to watch?

The Wolf of Wall Street is a perfect example for all those entrepreneurs who want to pursue their careers in the stock market. An entrepreneur shouldn’t be greedy like Jorden Belfort who made one big mistake and downfall his entire empire.


6. Boiler Room (2000)

Boiler Room is another fantastic inspirational movie that is not much apart from “Wolf of the Street”. This movie directed by Ben Younger and an excellent smooth-talking stockbroker role played by Vin Diesel. If you enjoyed “wall of the street”, you’re going to enjoy “Boiler Room definitely because Ultimately Both movies related to stock brokerage fraud.

“Boiler Room” explained to us how college drop-out student gets the job for an investment firm as a broker which led him to fast track of success. However, success clouded his decision, drawing him into a world of corruption and greed.

Reason to watch?

By watching “Boiler Room”, you’ll learn a lesson that how a rich lifestyle attracts young entrepreneurs which leads him to self- destruction. There are many other financial lessons you’ll learn about stock marketing.


7. Becoming Warren Buffett (2017)

Almost every person related stock marketing and who wishing to become entrepreneur knows who is Warren Buffet and how he became successful in his life. “Becoming Warren Buffet” is a documentary film about Warren Buffet and his life.

Reason to watch?

Warrant buffet is one of the renowned investors and he is known for his investing. Warren Buffett is the perfect mentor for young entrepreneurs looking for inspiration. This documentary will explain all hidden secrets about Warren Buffet and his life as well as about investing strategy in the stock market.
Warren Buffet is also knowing for his down to earth nature. If you wanted to learn more about investing, you must watch this documentary inspiration movie.


8. Startup.com (2001)

Startup.com is a documentary movie that explains the story behind GoWorks owned by Dot-com company. GoWorks was a promising startup that failed because of mismanagement and internal power struggles. Startup.com movie traverse all rises and falls about internet revolutionary companies. This documentary movie explains GoWorks all rises and falls during the dotcom bubble.

Reason to watch?

This movie has excellent great lessons that have to learn about the internet bubble. Apart from this, you’ll learn how friendship transformed into bitter rivalries due to internal politics.


9. Joy (2015)

“Joy” is a biographical film based on the true story of Joy Mangano who is a real-life investor and entrepreneur. “Joy” is directed by David O. Russell and starring Jennifer Lawrence who her business empire.

 Reason to watch?

This movie tells us all about women’s empowerment and their legacy to become independent.

Despite facing many obstacles in her path, she divorced and built a successful business empire.


10. Office Space (1999)

Office Space is not only a classic comedy movie but also an inspiration and a motivational movie starring Ron Livingston as Peter Gibbons and directed by Mike Judge. Peter Gibbons, a software engineer at software company Initech, hates his boring job and refuses to work overtime.
Peter and other unengaged employee were upset with company management. Peter and his two friends plan to take revenge on the company by putting a virus in the company system.

 Reason to watch?

You’ll see how three company employees hate their jobs as well as greedy boss, they decided to plant viruses in the banking system to take revenge against the company. There are many other interesting twists, you must watch this movie to learn real-life lessons.


11. Jobs (2013)

Jobs is a biographical movie based on Steve Job’s life from when he was a student at Reed College to the introduction of the first iPod an Apple Town Hall meeting. You’ll see excellent performance of Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, directed by Joshua Michael Stern.

Reason to watch?

There are multiple reasons to watch this movie and one of them is how Jobs spent his days when he was evicted from his own company and how he made his comeback to Apple. Jobs has given us an important lesson about life that never give up under any circumstances.


12. Flash of Genius (2008)

Flash of Genius is based on the true story of College Professor and part-time inventor Robert Kearns’ who invented the intermittent windshield wiper. Flash of Genius tells the story of a man who attempts to sell his invention to automakers and he files a Landmark patent infringement case against Ford.

Reason to Watch?

The Flash of Genius tells you valuable lessons about how important it is to keep your ideas from getting stolen.



13. Moneyball (2011)

Last but not least, another inspirational movie Moneyball” starring Brad Pitt as Billy Beane and directed by Bennett Miller.

Are you a fan of baseball?

No, It does not matter because Moneyball is not only related to baseball, but it is more related to the business outside. Moneyball tells us how Oakland Athletics (A) was strengthened if not just a game of baseball, but a game of baseball team management.

Reason to watch?

This movie is one of the most excellent examples of risk-management. There are many lessons, you will learn to live in life.


Final Thoughts

Above listed movies are the best motivational and inspirational movies of all for entrepreneurs. You would not have disappointed by watching these movies in your free time. If you think I have missed any movie, then let me know in the comment box.


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