9 Inspiring Movies for Every Entrepreneur to Watch


Everyone has different interests when it comes to entertainment genres. However, a story that shows the struggles on the road of success, what is better than that? Scrappy underdogs who are trying to achieve success against their established and accomplished competitors!

Especially for those who are working hard to become entrepreneurs, such movies will serve to inspire you. There are dozens of movies about the art of doing business. In addition, about becoming a mighty name from scratch. Therefore, even if you are someone who can only afford Spectrum internet packages to watch these movies, you should!

We are going to give you the names of some inspiring movies, which have many educational, inspirational, and cautionary lessons for budding entrepreneurs. Some of them are inspired by true stories. Let’s learn from Hollywood’s version of entrepreneurship!

Top 9 Movies Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Watch 

  1. Wall Street.
  2. The Social Network.
  3. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992).
  4. The Pursuit of Happyness.
  5. Pirates of Silicon Valley.
  6. Moneyball.
  7. Steve Jobs. 
  8. Jerry Maguire.
  9. Office Space.

Let’s know more. 

Wall Street (1987)

Starring Oliver Stone and Michael Douglas, this movie has enlightened the generation of young aspiring entrepreneurs that greed is a good thing. It will give you a lesson about what happens when you leave every trace of morality behind. All in the pursuit of power and money! The movie is a fitting reminder of the price that you get when you give up your principals completely. 

The Social Network (2010)

This movie is the account of how Facebook was founded and how it succeeded. Most of the story is fictionalized. However, the movie is quite inspirational when it comes to the challenges, which entrepreneurs have to face. The movie gives us an important lesson about how significant is resilience and flexibility in achieving success in any business. It also tells us how we should not be reluctant to change direction on our way to success.  

Joy (2015)

Joy is not a widely known movie. It does not deserve to be a woefully unappreciated movie though. It is an inspiring story about how a single woman revolutionized the entire mop industry back in the 1990s. It revolves around the inventor of the Miracle Mop, Joy Mangano, who then became a millionaire. If you consider yourself a market disruptor, the story of this self-wringing mop will be an inspiration for you. A must-watch!

Inspiring Movies

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

The movie revolves around Chicago real estate’s cutthroat world back in the 1980s. The movie is an adaptation of David Mamet’s play that earned a Pulitzer Prize. The movie has a lesson to teach you. A lesson about what happens when businesses value sales and money above everything else. You will end up learning what not to do while running a sales department. 

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

One of the best on our list! It is inspired by true events of the life of Chris Gardner. Will Smith played his role amazingly well. The man who rose from desperate homelessness and poverty to rise as a legend of Wall Street. The story will inspire you to never give up on your dreams whatever obstacles come your way. 

Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)

Originally made for the TV audience, it revolves around the early days of the tech giants Microsoft and Apple. The love-hate relationship between the founders of these gigantic companies, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs keep the movie engaging. Aspiring entrepreneurs can use the useful pointers highlighted in the movie. 

Moneyball (2011)

Again a movie inspired by true events. The story revolves around the general manager of Oakland A, Billy Beane, and his disrupted baseball analysis. He used a computer-generated analysis in recruiting players and built a powerhouse team. He used the overall statistics of players’ careers, instead of their recent performance. This revolutionized the world of baseball. A must-watch!

Steve Jobs (2015)

As the name indicates, the movie revolves around the failures and the eventual success story of Apple’s founder. You will have a rather unflinching look at how he struggled to keep Apple the leader in the tech world and innovation. The story is both inspirational and cautionary. Inspiration for the budding entrepreneurs, and a tale of what can happen if a man who is the soul of the company leaves it. Every entrepreneur should watch it. 

Jerry Maguire (1996)

It is a story of a sports agent who was highly successful. He seems to have it all, only to realize that careers built solely around success and money are empty ones. Jerry Maguire ends up questioning the value of all his work and life. He gives it all up for his dream to work as an independent agent. An agent who now values client relationship more than only getting rich. You do not want to miss this inspiring story of how following your dreams can be so fulfilling in comparison to chasing money. 

Office Space (1999)

Office spaces today are the depictions of overall company culture. Modern offices are full of disrespectful and clueless management. They have a mind-numbing, tedious routine. Years of this dilemma has caused the rise of the modern entrepreneur. The inspirational story of a bold man taking a chance to break out of the existential hell that his office was. The movie has many useful lessons for you. In addition, wearing your flair at all times is one of them. 

It is time to use one of your Spectrum bundles and binge-watch these incredible movies! You will end up being motivated and energized to nurture your entrepreneurial talents to the fullest!


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