Best Movies for Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2021

Movies impact our human brain more than you think.

I wanted to be Thor myself, so I don’t judge imaginative minds here. We reflect what we like to be.

Movies help us wander into dimensions that don’t really exist. It is cool though.

As we are looking for movies of Entrepreneurs in the house, there are some great movies that you should see and enjoy. There is a lot to learn and share and you won’t be bored.

I have listed some classic movies for entrepreneurs. You will love these( don’t forget to thank me after reading this)

List of Best Movies for Entrepreneurs

  1. Joy
  2. The social network
  3. Startup.com
  4. Pirates of silicon valley
  5. Citizen Kane
  6. Wall Street
  7. The big short
  8. Margin call
  9. Glengarry Glen ross
  10. Moneyball
  11. Office Space
  12. Rocky
  13. Boiler Room
  14. The pursuit of happyness
  15. Catch me if you can
  16. Jerry Maguire
  17. Rogue Trader
  18. Two for money
  19. The usual suspect
  20. The Wolf of Wall street

Best Movies for Enterpreneurs to Binge Watch

Joy

General idea:

  • Joy was released in 2015.
  • It was directed by David O.Russell.
  • It is an American biographical movie.
  • It is a comedy and drama film.
  • It was produced by John Davis and Megan Ellison

Story:

” Don’t think the world owes you anything because the world owes you nothing”

The story is about the main character named ‘Joy Mangano’ who becomes the founder and matriarch of the family.

In the starting, she is portrayed as an Airline booking agent who is struggling her ways through her life.

She, after being encouraged by her maternal grandmother and best friend, builds a self-wringing mop. Faces troubles there, but at last manages to taste success through her skills and hard-working attitude.

This movie is worth watching. You will learn a lot here.

The social network

General idea:

  • This movie was released in 2010.
  • It is directed by David Fincher.
  • This movie is based on ‘The Accidental Billionaires’
  • It is an American Biographical drama movie.

Story:

“If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you’d have invented Facebook.”

This movie marks the founding of the famous social media network, Facebook, and different lawsuits with it.

It gets interestin at every move. The movie starts with a scene of Mark Zuckerburg getting dumped by his girlfriend.

After which he goes on to create a website that resulted in him getting 6 months of academic probation. Soon after he starts his work on Thefacebook but it results in more complexity and many turns of events. It is quite interesting and shows how the main character balances the situations.

You should watch it, I assure you won’t regret it.

Startup.com

General idea:

  • It was released in 2001.
  • It is directed by Chris Hegedus and Jehane Noujaim
  • It is an American documentary movie

Story:

It is a 2001 American documentary film about the dot-com start-up govWorks.com, which raised US$60 million in funding from Hearst Interactive Media, KKR, the New York Investment Fund, and Sapient.

The startup did not survive, but it became a reference for lessons learned, as it was the subject of a 2001 documentary that follows govWorks founders Kaleil Isaza Tuzman and Tom Herman from 1999 to 2000, as the Internet bubble was bursting.

Pirates of silicon valley

General idea:

  • This movie was released in 1993.
  • It was directed by Martyn Burke and was produced by Leanne Moore.
  • It is an American biographical drama movie.

Story:

“Good artists copy, great artists steal”

It starts with a scene where Steve Jobs is having a conversation with a director. This movie shows the accomplishments of famous visionaries like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.

It is a docudrama that shows different aspects of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs and how they handled it.

Citizen Kane

General idea:

  • This movie was released in 1941.
  • It was directed by Orson Welles.
  • It is an American drama movie.

Story:

“Rosebud”

It is quite an old movie but still a classic among fans and is based on the old world and its ideas.

It is entirely based on the rising and falling of a famous name, Charles Foster Kane. It is all about finding clues that can help in knowing him better and the meaning of the last words” Rosebud”.

Wall Street

General idea:

  • This movie was released in 1987.
  • It is directed by Oliver Stone and produced by Edward R. Pressman.
  • It is an American drama film.

Story:

It is a story that revolves around a stockbroker named Bud Fox full of ambition ready to conquer and reach to the top.

When Gordon Gekko, a corporate raider helps him by providing insider trading, he becomes restless.

This movie gets very interesting as his ways and schemes manage to threaten his father’s livelihood. It is one of the classics and has Charlie Sheen as the lead face.

The big short

General idea:

  • The big short was released in 2015.
  • It is directed by Adam McKay and produced by Dede Gardner.
  • It is an American biographical comedy-drama film.

Story:

This movie is based on how smart schemes work but there is always a risk involved.

This movie starts by introducing our main character ‘Michael Burry’. Soon he realizes that many subprime loans are in danger of defaulting. He thinks to make some amendments and comes with an unusual plan of throwing investors money into credit default swaps.

This step attracted many people including a banker and hedge-fund specialist. Eventually, these men started working together and took advantage of economic collapse. It gets enjoyable as the decisions are fun. It is unexpected many times.

Margin call

General idea:

  • This movie was released in 2011.
  • It is directed by J. C. Chandor.
  • It is an American drama thriller.

Story:

This movie has an interesting and charming plot.  The story of the movie starts by showing a company having some financial crisis and it gets interesting as we move forward.

The company’s division gets fired while working on a big and major project. Then his students or trainees take over and dig out the real story behind the financial downfall of the company.

This movie is one of the eye-openers and teaches you a lot on the way.

Glengarry Glen ross

General idea:

  • It was released in 1992.
  • It is directed by James Foley.
  • It is an American drama movie.

Story:

It is one of the legendary movies of all time and  is based on Glengarry Glen Ross.

Glengarry Glen Ross has engrossing plots that make it enjoyable. It starts with an announcement of the boss saying only the top 2 salesmen of the office will survive the firing process.

After this announcement, things start to spice up. People try their methods to get in the top 2 positions. They start collecting leads. Some of the employees use unfair means to get what they want.

It is quite an engaging movie.

Moneyball

General idea:

  • Moneyball was released in 2011.
  • It is directed by Bennett Miller and produced by Michael De Luca.
  • It is an American biographical sports drama movie.

Story:

The idea of the movie is inspired and adapted from a book. This movie revolves around a company named Oakland Athletics. Seeing the need for time, Billy Beane, a general manager of Oakland A’s reinvent his team. By challenging the tradition, he recruits bargain-bin players having great potential and desire.

This movie has some never forgetting moments that makes it a fine work.

Office Space

General idea:

  • Office Space was released in 1999.
  • It is directed by Mike Judge and is produced by Daniel Rappaport.
  • It is an American Black comedy movie.

Story:

Office Space is a classic comedy movie and depicts the pain behind office life.It starts with a scene at a Software company where an employee named Peter Gibbon hates his job here. Not soon enough, in one of his therapy sessions with his therapist, his therapist dies.

Leaving a charm. He started indulging in games. But his friend soon realized that the company is downsizing, resulting in plotting revenge against the company.

This one is hilarious and has an attractive feel.

Rocky

General idea:

  • It was released in 1976.
  • It is directed by John G. Avildsen and produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff.
  • It is an American sports drama movie.

Story:

It is a story of a small-time simple, uneducated boxer. He somehow reaches for the throne as World heavyweight champion. It becomes a mess afterward.

It has many surprising elements. It also shows how he gets out of all the mess around. He uses his skills to solve his issues.

This movie is inspired by a true-life story.

It is worth watching.

Boiler Room

General idea:

  • Boiler Room was released in 2000.
  • It is directed by Ben Younger and is produced by Jennifer Todd and Suzanne Todd.
  • It is an American drama movie.

Story:

This movie is one of the classic and has a great storyline. It is a rich movie and I am not joking. It is a story about overnight millionaires and there are 20 millionaires here. This movie is a perfect example of sourcing

It starts with a normal broker trying to stand on his father’s expectations. He somehow gets into an illegal business. He manages to best out the situation after which that leads him to a great success

You should at least try watching this once.

The Pursuit of Happyness

General idea:

  • This movie was released in 2006.
  • It is directed by Gabriele Muccino and is produced by Will Smith, Todd Black, and 4 more.
  • It is an American biographical drama movie.

Story:

This movie depicts the struggle of a father providing his son with basic needs. It is an emotionally happy roller coaster ride throughout the movie.

The father starts with nothing, not even a place to live. He has the responsibility for his son and after some struggle in his field he manages to get a better life for his son and himself.

It is a truly motivating movie with a great storyline.

Catch me if you can

General idea:

  • ‘Catch me if you can’ was released in 2002.
  • It is directed by and produced by Steven Spielberg.
  • It is an American biographical crime movie.

Story:

Catch me if you can is one of the best movies of all time.

It is quite fascinating and revolves around a young boy who manages to work as a lawyer, a doctor, and a pilot before his 18th birthday.

He also acquired the fame of becoming the most successful bank robber. This movie has some special pieces of his forger activities. When the FBI makes his mission to get hold of Frank Abagnale, it fails. He was always one step ahead of the agent.

It is fun to watch.

Jerry Maguire

General idea:

  • Jerry Maguire was released in 1996.
  • This movie is directed and produced by Cameron Crowe, Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Regina King, and Renee Zellweger.
  • It is an American sports, comedy-drama movie.

Story:

Jerry Maguire is a movie based on self-realization.

The starting of the movie shows a successful sports agent with all the luxury in the world until he starts questioning his existence. It is an insightful movie with good plots and is based on a true story.

You should watch it once to realize the importance of life.

Rogue Trader

General idea:

  • It was released in 1999.
  • This movie is directed and produced by James Dearden.
  • It is a British biographical movie.

Story:

Rogue Trader is all about the deeds and the results of it.

It has a main character named Nick Leeson, working at an investment bank. He is given a job in Singapore and has to handle risky Asian market trade.

Soon enough he realizes he made many losses. He tries to flee away from this, he gets caught and pays for his deeds.

Two for money

General idea:

  • It was released in 2005.
  • It is directed by D. J. Caruso.
  • It is an American sports drama movie.

Story:

This movie revolves around a gambling addict. He is a former college football star who went through a career-ending injury but has a good eye when it comes to catching winners.

Walter Abrams(sports consultant) uses this for positive output.

The usual suspects

General idea:

  • It was released in 1995.
  • It is directed by Bryan Singer.
  • It is a mystery thriller movie.

Story:

“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist”

It is one of the most suspenseful thriller movies and starts with focusing the limelight on a massacre survivor(Kint), a con man.

Kint convinces the feds to look for a mythic crime lord who forced Kint and 4 others into a big heist that ended with a massacre. It is suspenseful and a great piece of art.

The Wolf of Wall Street

General idea:

  • The Wolf of Wall Street was released in 2013.
  • It is directed by Martin Scorsese.
  • It is an American biographical comedy crime movie.

Story:

This movie is one of the best movies depicting the life of a successful stockbroker.

It starts with a normal man with a motive to be rich. He starts a job at a stock market company that blows off after some time.

He starts his own small business with the help of a few old friends and in no time, he was one of the best. His strategies worked like charm and made a lot of profit.

But eventually, his ways start affecting his life. He loses everything.

It is worth watching at least once in your lifetime.

Few more movies:

  1. The aviator
  2. Twelve angry men
  3. The Godfather Trilogy
  4. Fyre: The greatest party that never happened

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