1. The Social Network
The Social Network was a Hollywood blockbuster.
This is another great movie that every entrepreneur should watch. It shows the meteoric rise of the world’s youngest billionaire and his Harvard dorm-room startup – Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg took a simple idea and turned it into one of the most profitable businesses to date.
Startup.com is a 2001 documentary film that depicts the rise and fall of the real-life startup GovWorks that raised $60 million from Hearst Interactive Media, KKR, the New York Investment Fund, and Sapient. To better understand the boom and bust of the dotcom period and serves as a cautionary tale on how friendships can easily be threatened by business partnerships, this movie is perfect.
3. Office Space
It is an absolutely amazing movie some guys who hate their office space. Every entrepreneur hates working for someone else and will even sometimes go to extremes to get fired.It’s a good laugh and will definitely get you thinking about leadership, team-building techniques, and personal career development.
This movie is a true story about the Oakland A’s and their general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt). Because the team didn’t have the finances to spend tons of money on players, Beane discovered a unique way to scout players using numbers and data.
After several seasons of painful losses, the team’s general manager, Billy Beane, adopted a radical, statistics-driven approach to building a competitive baseball team under an ownership that underinvested in the franchise.
5. The Pursuit of Happiness
Chris Gardner battles period of homelessness along with his son trying to make a living selling medical bone density scanners, whilst also being enrolled in an internship as a stockbroker.
Five things that can be learned from this movie are:
- Things May Become Worse Before They Get Better.
- Don’t Be Afraid to Aim High.
- Work For it Like Your Life Depends on it.
- Don’t Let Anyone’s Opinion Stop You.
- Show No Weakness.
The story of Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century. This movie suggests that always strive for success.
7. Lord of War
This war-crime film chronicles the life of Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage), an immigrant from Ukraine who decides his route to success is through illegal gun trade. Morality aside, Yuri’s ambition, tenacity, and ability to tolerate risk demonstrate the very qualities entrepreneurs need to succeed. It may help to learn more about growth hacking, building customer loyalty, and negotiation techniques, this film delves deeply into these topics.
8. The Wolf of Wall Street
The moral of the film for entrepreneurs is that Profitability is not something to be pursued at the expense of your customers.
9. Pirates of Silicon Valley
How can a film about the competition between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates not have appeal for entrepreneurs? It focuses on two different business leaders and how their difference in business approach influenced the development of their companies.
10. The Founder
The Founder is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by John Lee Hancock and written by Robert Siegel. The film stars Michael Keaton as businessman Ray Kroc, and portrays the story of his creation of the McDonald’s fast food chain. Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch co-star as McDonald’s founders Richard and Maurice McDonald.