In order to find the best motivational movies, several factors need to be considered. Have you ever watched a movie and felt inspired to do something different in life? Or have there been any instance in your work or personal life that you needed something to inspire you for further actions? Here is a list of top 7 motivational movies an entrepreneur must watch.
1. The Big short:
This movie is inspired by the book written by Micheal Lewis with the same title. This movie tells us about the three individuals who were able to predict and profit from the American financial crisis of 2007-2008. The major stars of the movie are Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo, Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong and many more. The film won the Academy award for the Best Adapted Screenplay in addition to nominations for the Best Picture, Best director, best-supporting actor (Bale) and best film editing.
2. The wolf of Wall street:
This movie is a true story of Jordon Belfort. This is a strong example of what an entrepreneur shouldn’t be. It gives you the lessons about success, fame, fortune, greed, and respect of the law. This film received a positive response from the critics and Scorsese’s direction was also appreciated. It was premiered in New York City on December 17, 2013, and was released on December 25, 2013.
3. The pursuit of Happyness
This is an inspiring story of a salesman, who losses everything, including his wife, house and money. But instead of giving he works harder and smarter to make a better life for himself and his son. The main character is played by Will Smith and this is a movie based on Chris’s memoirs. It was a best-selling book and then became a blockbuster movie. It is a very powerful and inspiring story which will shake you from within. This will help you to see the value of having a good attitude and strong work ethic for a better life.
4. Boiler Room:
This movie is based on the dilemmas which every entrepreneur faces in the business. It is based on the story of a 19-year-old college dropout, Seth Davis. He rises to be one of the top brokers at the brokerage firm, J.T. Marlin but faces a lot of moral issues in his journey. If you liked the Wolf of Wall Street and you will surely love this movie too. Based on Stratton Oakmont, the fraudulent stock trading company founded by Jordan Belfort, Boiler room is a perfect guide of how to be ethical and successful at the same time.
5. Wall Street:
This movie is based on the saying greed is good. It is a story of a passionate and ambitious young stockbroker, Bud Fox played by Charlie Sheen. This character tries everything to become successful and does insider trading. Directed by Oliver Stone, this story tells how young entrepreneurs can get carried away by the glamorous lifestyles and can get into traps.
6. Office Space:
This hilarious movie is perfect for the people who hate going to the office and working 9 to 5. This is a flawless movie that will inspire you to come out of the desk job and get a new outlook for life.
7. The Social Network:
The list of motivational movies an entrepreneur must watch will not be complete if this movie is not there. It is based of the journey of the world’s youngest billionaire and his hostel room startup – Facebook. This shows how a simple idea turns to become the most profitable business. The movie very well defines how Mark Zuckerberg faces the different challenges including the rifts with his co-founders. It has a great learning experience and a brilliant background score.