Top 10 Inspiring Movies for Entrepreneurs

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Top 10 Inspiring Movies for Entrepreneurs

Can you get inspired by watching movies for entrepreneurs? Yes, why not. Humans often need to visualize things for a better understanding of things. By visualization, we mean seeing an image, be it in your mind or something on a screen. So if you are wondering why to watch an inspirational movie for entrepreneurs, the answer is to see and understand what things are like and to get motivated just by knowing that someone who did not give up in the harshest of times turned out to live a life anyone would want to. Our goal is simple, to watch, understand, learn, and apply.

List of Top 10 Inspiring Movies for Entrepreneurs:

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)


Yes, that how they spelled.

The Pursuit of Happyness is one of the best motivational movies which passes one message every one of us knows, never giving up. 

This movie is actually based on a book. It perfectly adds a sense of the reality which goes missing in a lot of Hollywood moves. 



Nightcrawler is about a guy who is struggling to find a job but cannot find one. He happens to witness a crime and looks at it as a window of opportunity by deciding on becoming a criminal journalist.

The message in the movie is that a little bit of persuasion can help you become anything. It also emphasizes on how improving and focusing on your positivity can make you limitless.

Rocky (1976)


Rocky is a movie that will teach you about competitive spirit. It is a classic underdog story in which the lead, Rocky Balboa, is given a chance to fight a champ heavier than him, which is an opportunity to turn his life for better.

The movie can be understood by the phrase “Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.”

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

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For starters, it is one of the IMDb’s all-time top 10 movies.

The Shawshank Redemption is filled with life lessons with the most important being life will not always be fair to you, but you must remember to stay persistent and focus on your dreams. It will teach you that your biggest strength is “you” itself. 

Forrest Gump (1994)

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Forrest Gump is a story of a simple man with good intentions, and he, accidentally though, becomes successful phenomenally just by living his doing what he feels is right. His simple nature is what the movie revolves around.

It tells you that for achieving something, it is not necessary to be extraordinarily genius. The most important thing that you have to do is try. And so it is one of the best movies for entrepreneurs.

The Social Network (2010)

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The Social Network is based on the rise of Mark Zuckerberg and his startup – Facebook. The movie teaches you how to take your dreams and work on them to turn them into reality. It also has lessons on how to expand your company from a small dorm room to a successful social media platform.

It has deft storytelling and profound background score, making it a top choice for inspiration.

Moneyball (2011)


Moneyball is about the general manager of Oakland Athletics, Billy Beane. It teaches entrepreneurs to make the most of what they have by taking an innovative approach to doing the business and being a strong competition with little or no money at all.

The story goes as the team starts losing a lot of money, and all their star players get picked up by bigger teams, to which Billy comes up with a winning team with the kind of talent that money can’t buy.

Jerry Maguire (1996)

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Jerry Maguire is based on a true story that shows what it takes to stay to the top as the protagonist is faced with a lot of rejection and his faith being let down with people turning their backs on him. It is when he identifies the best road for him to follow that he ends being a successful person both in life and business.

The message from the movie is, “Success consists of simply getting up one more time than you fall.”

Wall Street (1987)

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Wall Street is a story about business and greed, of an ambitious and young stockbroker. He does every in his power to succeed, and he does too, even if it means a bit of insider trading. He has no fear though insider trading is a punishable crime. He then meets with Gordon, and with the motto, “greed is good” starts doing business.

The bottom line is you do not have to yield to greed to draw inspiration from this movie. 

The Founder (2016)

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The Founder is based on the creation of a worldwide brand – McDonald’s by Ray Kroc, the creator. The movie teaches us some basic to important lessons like being persistent to the importance of legal documentation and team selection. The most important lesson from this movie is keeping a positive attitude.

The movie is entertaining and educating, being inspiring at the same time. Thus it truly deserves its place in the list of top inspiring movies for entrepreneurs. 

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