Have you ever walked out of a movie where you felt inspired by the story and made a decision to start something new? Or have you thought of movies as a window of expression for great change?
Here are some movies that you should watch if you are thinking of starting your own business or running a cool start up. These movies will leave you with a vital lesson and help sustain a motivated spirit towards your goals.
1. The Social Network:
It’s not a surprise that The Social Network was a huge hit when it released in 2010. Everyone wanted to know the transition of Mark Zuckerberg from being a Harvard student to a CEO of the most popular social media network.
Why would you want to watch it? The movie is entertaining yet an instructive lesson for entrepreneurs on how a startup should exhibit qualities such as flexibility and resilience to be successful in the market.
2. Pirates of Silicon Valley:
Made for a TV movie, Pirates of Silicon Valley covered the success of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs (Microsoft and Apple Inc.) The movie provides an interesting insight into the lives of these iconic tech heroes and their rivilary in the earlier days.
Why should you watch it? We always need inspiration from the best and who is better than these iconic pirates of Silicon Valley who have mesmerised the world with their brilliant ideas. It motivates you to follow your dream and go through it no matter what hurdle comes your way.
3. Office Space:
Raise your hand if you are planning on quitting your job to start your own business! This comedy movie focuses on Peter Gibbins who hates sitting in a cubicle and taking orders from his superior at the workplace.
Why is it a must see movie? You will see the signs of your inner entrepreneur and it will drive you to start working towards your dream venture.
4. Money Ball:
The movie focuses on a Billy Bean, Okalan A’s manager who transforms the weaknesses of the underdog team into strengths. He manages making a team out of meagre resources and a unique strategy. The team wins 20 consecutive baseball games breaking the American League record.
Why it’s a movie to learn from? It inspires an entrepreneur to look at situations positively and turn lemons into lemonade. You will understand the importance of innovation when it comes to standing out from competitors.
5. Jerry Mcguire:
What does it take to stay on top of your game? Based on a true story, Jerry McGuire faces rejection and people turning their backs to him while he takes a leap of faith and quits his full time job. He identifies the best road to follow and ends up being successful in both professional and personal life!
Why watch it? It’s important to realize that it takes time for everything to fall into place. Time and effort is what takes you to your dream destination. Simply know that you will succeed and nothing can stop you!
This movie focuses on the dark side of insider trading . It follows Bud Fox, an ambitious stockbroker who will do anything to succeed and has a motto of ‘Greed Is Good’. But you can see the turn of events when he is asked to contribute to something illegal and morally reprehensible.
Why do you need to watch it? It’s a lesson that every entrepreneur should learn, being an entrepreneur isn’t about being rich or famous it’s about pursuing your passion. This movie will teach you not to sell yourself for the sake of money.
Which of these movies help you draw inspiration? Share your thoughts and also help us with movies not on this list that every entrepreneur should watch?