Like every person, entrepreneurs sometimes have to take a break and find ways to inspire and motivate themselves. What is the better way to achieve this than relaxing in front of a movie screen? You see, inspiration keeps you going as an entrepreneur when the journey becomes rough and hard.
The mere thought that a couple of people have walked on a similar road and recorded success at the end of the day form of motivation and inspiration to get you going. In addition, discovering new techniques and strategies by observing or reading, or watching certain things are equally inspiring. However, the idea of getting inspired by watching the movie isn’t one we naturally think of. Right?
Every entrepreneur and successful salesperson has almost unlimited chances to enhance their skills and abilities, including watching certain inspirational motivational movies.
In this article, there’s a list of the 10 best motivational movies every entrepreneur should watch. I believe these movies will help you get motivated to become a successful person.
#1: THE SOCIAL NETWORK
The Social Network is one of the best motivational movies. This 2010 movie was a Hollywood blockbuster based on the fairytale rise of Mark Zuckerberg and his startup Facebook.
The movie shares the story of how Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook while studying at Harvard. How was he sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea and his friend he partnered with to find the site.
As an entrepreneur, this movie reminds you that big companies also have small beginnings. The movie also teaches entrepreneurs how to scale a company from a dorm space to the best social media platform the world has ever seen.
#2: THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
There are plenty of reasons to give up, and there is also a reason not to. It is living the life of your dreams in this movie based on the life of entrepreneur Chris Gardner’s nearly one-year struggle of being homeless with his son while going through a grueling six-month unpaid internship as a stockbroker.
Gardner (played by Will Smith pushed himself hard enough to overcome his struggles to achieve his dreams. Every entrepreneur needs to learn how to sacrifice and be willing to push themselves hard enough to get to where they want.
Watching these motivational movies will inspire you. Teach certain business lessons that you can adopt as part of your business strategies and push you to act until success becomes your result.
# 3: ROCKY
Rocky is one of the oldest motivational movies on this list. But this movie really has a couple of things to teach you about pursuing your dreams. Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone is given a chance to fight the heavyweight champ. He could either go head-to-head with a challenge or turn it down and leave the rest of his life wishing he didn’t.
This movie is a reminder that rocky balboa is saying that every champion was once a contender who refused to give up is true.
# 4: NIGHTCRAWLER
This 2014 movie is a movie for people with great vision. Nightcrawler is about a struggling boy who couldn’t get a job for himself despite all his attempts. However, he finds a window of opportunity after witnessing a crime and decides to become a crime journalist. The movie reiterates napoleon hill sayings:
“You canbe anything you want to be, if only you believe with sufficient conviction and act per your fate; for whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.”
As an entrepreneur, nightcrawler will teach you that you can become limitless by focusing on and improving your positive attributes.
# 5. PIRATES OF SILICON VALLEY
This 1999 movie covers the early days of the country’s leading technology hub and the eventual rise of bill gates and steve jobs. THIS MOVIE IS a documentary-style movie. It provides a glimpse into the humble beginnings of two of the most successful technology companies in the world.
# 6. MONEYBALL
As an entrepreneur who does not have enough financial capability to accomplish great stuff in your business, what do you do? Quit and say this isn’t meant for me, or look harder for opportunities and various resources that can help fuel the movement your business requires.
The general manager, billy bean, played by Brad Pitt of the Oakland A’s baseball team, faced with a limited budget to spend on each player, has to find unique tactics to overcome the odds stacked against his team.
Bean Neil Oakland A’s couldn’t compete with the big guns in the league because they didn’t have dip pockets. As a result, he had to take risks and make tough decisions to achieve good results. This movie teaches entrepreneurs to understand risk-taking inventiveness as a way of doing business. Take an innovative approach to a current way of doing business and beat out the competition with little money.
#7: THE GOODS: LIVE HARD SELL HARD
What do you do as a car dealer who must sell 200 cars in one weekend? This movie, the goods, played by Jeremy Piven, shows a skillful way of doing what is talked impossible. He understood that he needs to show skills that exceed what he thought he had if he is to succeed.
The impossible is only impossible when we say so. Our abilities are limitless, and as entrepreneurs, we should always be ready to think outside the box.
# 8: THE FOUNDER
Ever heard of McDonald’s. I am sure you heard. This movie is about two brothers Richard and Morris McDonald, who started a burger stand that eventually became the McDonald’s fast food. However, Mcdonald’s was a small-scale company until entrepreneur Ray Kroc partnered with the brothers to open franchises.
Grew unsatisfied with his contract and eventually bought out the McDonald’s brothers to grow the business and become a multi-millionaire. this movie teaches entrepreneurs how to negotiate better with any partner they go into business with.
# 9: THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
This movie is an example of what an entrepreneur should be greedy and selfish. The movie is based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, showing his rise and fall as an entrepreneur.
Belfort’s firm Stratton Oakmont engaged in penny stock trading and security scam. Yet, he had no empathy towards all those he scammed. Eventually, his selfishness drew the attention of the FBI, which led to his downfall.
#10: BOILER ROOM
This 2000 movie is a guide to help you find your inner business spirit. And also help you stay true to it and not only become morally corrupt. This movie is based on the cautionary tale for young entrepreneurs not to be swayed by the rich and famous lifestyle to make ethically questionable decisions.