These business movies will guide, motivate and inspire you in your entrepreneur journey. It depicts the life of many entrepreneurs, their early stage struggle and success stories.
“The world is your oyster. It’s up to you to find the pearls”: Chris Gardner, The Pursuit of Happiness
We all dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur, we strive to bring up new ideas and start our own startup. Every entrepreneur looks for some inspiration to give his best to become the greatest entrepreneur ever. Sometimes reading books can give one a motivation to start his entrepreneurial journey, connecting with people who aspire to become more. However it is said that we remember things more when we visualize them. So, watching entrepreneur business movies can inspire one to start his journey and build his dream empire.
So let’s check out some of the all time best business movies for every entrepreneur available on Netflix.
Best 15 Business Movies for Entrepreneurs
Though we cannot rate them, which is at first and which is on 10th. As every movie has its own storyline. We are not ranking them, just numbering.
1. The Social Network (2010) [imdb: 7.8/10]
This movie is a biography of Mark Zuckerberg, founder of The Facebook. Yes, at the starting facebook was named as The facebook and later on it was named as facebook. The movie demostrate the life of Mark (the founder) and his struggle at the time of starting the Social media giant “Facebook”.
The idea of facebook came to existence due to a prank in college. First, Zuckerberg has started facemash, a site to interact with people on the internet.
This movie is a must watch to understand the life of Mark and to learn from him.
2. The Big Short (2015) [imdb: 7.8/10 ]
The movies revolve around the several events that happened at the time of one of the greatest financial crises ever, The 2008 financial crisis. The movie covers a story of a hedge fund company. In 2005, there was a sudden boom in the U.S housing market and later on it came to know that it was just a bubble.
In the movie Michael Burry was the leading role, he found this crisis as an opportunity and created a new financial instrument as credit default swap. This movie shows true entrepreneur skills and inspiration to move out even in the crisis.
3. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) [imdb: 8/10]
“The Pursuit of Happyness” is considered as one of the best ever movies for any entrepreneur. The movie covers the story of Chris Gardner, who struggles to become successful in his life. His struggle to become one of the top stock brokers and selling his machines.
This movie is a must watch for every entrepreneur. How Chris struggled in his early stages of life.
4. Steve Jobs (2015) [imdb: 7.2/10]
Steve Jobs is the biography movie of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The movie describes the life of Jobs, how he started his journey of starting Apple, an American tech giant. It shows the struggle of Steve before and after starting Apple.
5. The Founder (2016) [imdb: 7.2/10]
The founder is based on the true story of Mc Donald’s, one of the top multinational burger companies. It revolves around the success of Mc Donald’s. How the company was given a new idea by Ray Kroc. He gave a Mc the idea of franchise business. It is a must watch movie for all who want to turn their ideas around and give their business a new boost.
6. The Theory of Everything (2014) [imdb: 7.7/10]
This movie is based on the true story of a well known and renowned scientist Stephen Hawking. He was himself a true inspiration for the world. The movie depicts the lesson one can learn from the life of Stephen. Even being in a wheelchair, he didn’t lose his hopes and dedication. He pushes himself to his best and lives a successful life.
7. Inception (2010) [imdb: 8.8/10]
This movie expresses the dream sharing idea. It is a sci-fi drama which revolves around the transfer of one person’s idea into another subconscious. It shows the technique of expressing the ideas differently.
8. The Defiant Ones (2017) [imdb: 7.6/10]
This movie describes the music partnership between Jimmy Lovine and Dr Dre’s. They formed one of the best ever American audio music products manufacturers The Beat Electronics. The movie was available in four parts with each part showing the different story of Beat electronics. Later on, the company was sold to American tech giant Apple Inc. This movie expresses the value of consistency and dedication.
9. Moneyball (2011) [imdb 7.6/10]
This movie inspires youngsters to keep their mindset at the right path and strive everything to achieve your goal. This movie is a sports person movie which revolves around the real life story of Billy Beane. Billy wants to build his own competitive team but he lacks funds and later partnered with Peter Brand and built his own baseball team.
10. Inside Bill’s Brain (2019) [imdb: 7.8/10]
We all know the wealthiest and one of the top entrepreneurs in the world, Bill Gates. This movie documentary of Bill and Melinda Gates. How Gates started his early life, his struggle during the starting of Microsoft and various social work of Gates. Movie depicts the insight of Bill’s mind. How we become one of the wealthiest people in the world and the founder of Microsoft.
11. Manjhi- The Mountain Man (2015) [imdb: 8/10]
The movie shows the life of a poor laborer of Bihar, an Indian state. His struggle in his life and dedication. The movie shows how Dashrath Manjhi, who aims to carve the path through a mountain, is able to achieve his goals after 22 years of hard work. He carved the path through the mountain just with the help of a hammer and chisel. This movie is for sure inspirational for everyone to never lose your hope and hard work pays off one day. He carved around a 110 meter long path with the help of a hammer and chisel.
12. The Intern (2015) [imdb: 7.1/10]
The Intern depicts the learning one can get from Ben Whittaker and Jules Ostin. The movie tells us that age is just a number and one can learn and develop himself at any age. Ben, who was 70 years old, decided to learn new skills to start his profession of working again. It teaches the entrepreneur that he can start every time he feels he may not be able to stand again.
13. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) [imdb: 8.2/10]
The Wolf of Wall Street is one of the best inspiring movies for entrepreneurs. The movie portrays the life of a stock broker who struggles to start his career at Wall Street, a Stock market in the U.S. The movie shows the rise and fall of Jordan Belfort as a stock broker. The movie has won many Academy awards post its release.
14. Joy (2015) [imdb: 6.6/10]
Joy is a biography of Joy Mangano, a comedy drama movie who invented the Miracle Mop. The movie shows the life of Joy from his childhood to adulthood. How Joy became successful in launching her business. The actor of the movie also received a Best Actress award from The Academy for her performance.
15. Yes Man (2008) [imdb: 6.8/10]
As the name suggests, the movie is about a Yes Man. A man who says everything in Life. As an entrepreneur one can learn from this movie that, entrepreneur journey involves many ups and downs but he must keep his attitude positive and try to strive for the best. The movie is a story of a man named Carl Allen who always says yes to everything that comes his way. The movie is also filled with fun and learning of saying yes.