While preparing this article, I identified the movies I still haven’t seen
In this list of entrepreneurship movies, I have compiled a list of classic movies made in 2006 and before, hence the word classic in the title. Movies For Entrepreneurs
Would you like to watch other entrepreneurs’ challenges and learn from their experiences while sitting comfortably on your couch?
Then you will love our list of modern and classic entrepreneurship movies!
Inspired by both fictional and real events, these movies are a must-watch for anyone who wants to become an entrepreneur.
The 9 movies on this list may give you the motivation you need to take your first step or inspire you to grow your business.
1. Wall Street (1987)
If you are interested in corporate finance, risk management and financial markets, Wall Street is a classic movie that we recommend you watch.
Telling the story of an ambitious stockbroker named Bud Fox (Chalie Sheen), the movie also holds up a mirror to the shaky world of capital markets.
2. Startup.com (2001)
A 2001 documentary, Startup.com tells the story of the rise and fall of a real startup, GovWorks.
This startup, which received 60 million dollars of investment from many famous investors and companies, was among the companies that went bankrupt after the dot-com bubble burst in 2000.
If you want to start a startup, learning from the mistakes in this movie can prepare you for the problems you may face in the future.
3. Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
Pirates of Silicon Valley is a 1999 biographical drama film directed by Martyn Burke.
The movie tells the story of the rivalry between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates and the development of the personal computer.
If you want to learn more about the lives of these two gigantic entrepreneurs, Pirates of Silicon Valley is definitely a movie you should watch.
4. Jerry Maguire (1996)
For entrepreneurs who want to start their own business with a new idea, Jerry Maguire is a movie we highly recommend.
Starring Tom Cruise, this movie tells the story of a 35-year-old sports agent named Jerry Maguire who leaves the agency he works for and starts his own agency as an independent agent.
5. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Based on a 1984 play, Glengarry Glen Ross tells the story of four real estate agents working in the same office.
A “sales coach” appointed by the management comes to the office where these four realtors work and tells them that at the end of this month, all but the two realtors with the most sales will be fired.
These four realtors roll up their sleeves to keep their jobs…
6. The World’s Fastest Indian (2005)
The 2005 New Zealand film The World’s Fastest Indian is inspired by the life of professional motorcycle racer Burt Munro.
The story of Burt Munro, who broke many different speed records in 1950 and 1960, includes themes such as not giving up and chasing your dreams.
7. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Catch Me If You Can, which tells the chase between Frank, who steals millions of dollars through fraud, and Carl, the FBI agent trying to catch him, is not like classic entrepreneurship movies.
However, the fraud techniques in this movie are definitely among the issues that entrepreneurs should pay attention to.
This movie is worth watching just to be wary of scammers.
8. The Aviator (2004)
Based on the 1993 biographical novel Howard Hughes: The Secret Life, The Aviator is based on the life of Howard Hughes, the famous filmmaker, pilot and director.
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Cate Blanchett, this movie is a must-see for entrepreneurs.
9. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
The Pursuit of Happyness, about the life of famous motivational speaker and stockbroker Chris Gardner, is a great entrepreneurial movie for those who want to increase their motivation.
This movie, which tells the story of Garner trying to raise his son while struggling with financial difficulties, tells the story of a person who has literally hit rock bottom and rises again.
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