List of The Best 50 Must Watch Movies For Entrepreneurs

by StartupWorld Staff         

Inspiration is all around us, we just have to look for it. If you are an entrepreneur or want to be one, motivation is one of the most important facts which you need all the way to be stuck with your goals. You read books, listen to the speeches of famous people, the leaders, and the business tycoons to get inspired. Movies that we consider to be a part of entertainment could also a path of inspiration in our life. We see the movies, empathize with the characters, we laugh, we cry and get emotional. We get blown away with the concepts of the movies and some of them inspire us to a great extent.

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I have tried to compile a list of films, including fiction, non-fiction, and documentaries, that will motivate you to build your business in a much better way. These movies have been inspirational to most of the successful entrepreneurs to date.

Let us check the list of top 50 must watch movies for every entrepreneur.

Top 50 Movies that will Initiate a Spark in all Entrepreneurs:

1.The Godfather

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A movie that cites how a family runs a business and after facing all sort of struggles achieve success in the business of crime in New York. Although the film is about a cynical business and the mafia gang in the city of New York, it still inspires the entrepreneurs. Giving away the message of running a business successfully and keeping one's family always together will be of great help through all bad and the good times. It shows how to reach the highest level of success and remain there throughout despite all your enemies and other critics who try their best to bring you down.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“Great men are not born great, they grow great…” – Mario Puzo, The Godfather.

“A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man.” – Mario Puzo, The     Godfather.

“Never let anyone know what you are thinking.” – Mario Puzo, The Godfather.

“Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.” – Mario Puzo, The Godfather.

“A friend should always underestimate your virtues and an enemy overestimate your     faults.” – Mario Puzo, The Godfather.

2.There Will Be Blood

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The movie shows the life of the owner of an oil company in Los Angeles, Daniel Plainview. He adopts a boy named H.W., the orphaned son of his worker, who died in an accident. The screenplay rotates around how he grows his oil company and attains fame along with some enemies around him. His desperation of keeping his business established and stable despite the fact that the evil plans of his enemies make him a successful entrepreneur, His adopted son follows his footsteps and takes the journey ahead. Murders, plottings, and another drama are to make the movie thrilling, but its primary intention is to show a path to the upcoming entrepreneurs to follow the right ways and establish fame for their business.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“I have a competition in me. I want no one else to succeed.” – Daniel Plainview

“Well, if it's in me, it's in you. There are times when I look at people, and I see nothing worth liking. I want to earn enough money that I can get away from everyone. – Daniel Plainview

“Just because there is something on the ground doesn't mean that there is anything beneath     it.” – Daniel Plainview

3. The Aviator

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It is a biography of a famous Hollywood director and producer Howard Hughes. In less than two decades he earned billions and fame of success. The movie screenplays his entire life story and the way he struggled and attained fame in his life. The escaped plane accident and other incidents of his life till his end is portrayed very well in the movie. His movies like Hell's Angel, Scarface, The Outlaw, and The Racket earned him fame for making such controversial cinemas. His death was caused in a tragic plane accident and was also reported that he was facing depression and other health issues.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“Don't tell me I can't do it, don't tell me it can't be done. – Howard Hughes

“I've got the tiger by the tail and I am not about to let go.” – Howard Hughes

“You don't care about money because you've always had it.” – Howard Hughes

4. Office Space

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A movie, portraying the routine life of IT employees who are bored with their work and everyday life. They join hands together to rebel against their boss for their work rights. The story revolves around their daily struggles and how they come up with various situations in work life. The comic portrayal of the movie makes it easier to grab and inspires the entrepreneurs to help develop a healthy relationship between the employee and the employer.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“You don't need a million dollars to do nothing.” – Lawrence

5. The Pursuit Of Happyness

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A struggling man, a failed husband, and a caring father. The role is very well played by Will Smith, who loses everything but hope and faith in his life. He cares for his son and does not let his struggles and sadness affect his love for his son. The movie holds us until the end. The biography of Chris Gardner is indeed an inspiration for all the entrepreneurs who are facing the struggle in their lives, giving a message not to lose their hope until the end.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“Others may question your credentials, your papers, your degrees. Others may look for all kinds of ways to diminish your worth. But what is inside you no one can take from you or tarnish. This is your worth, who you really are, the degree that can go with you wherever you go, that you bring with you the moment you come into a room, that can't be manipulated or shaken. Without that sense of self, no amount of paper, no pedigree, and no credentials can make you legit. No matter what, you have to feel legit inside first.” – Chris Gardner

6. Pirates Of Silicon Valley

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The movie is about the biggest tycoons of the present world, the founders of Apple and Microsoft. The plot shows the work and struggles of Apple Founders, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak and the Microsoft Founders, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. It is a biography of the men who build today's technology and what struggles they went through to achieve the success and fame in their life. Their works, actions, and ways of operating their organization is a screenplay for the young entrepreneurs to learn from them and get motivated.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“Good artist copy, great artists steal.” – Steve Jobs

“Success is a menace. It fools smart people into thinking they can't lose.” – Bill Gates

7. Wolf Of Wall Street

The movie is a biography of Jordan Belfort, a stockbroker, who served 22 years of incarceration for cheating on his investors in the 1990's scam involving the corruption on Wall Street. The movie portrays the struggle and success of Jordan, and later his defame due to involvement in the illegal activities. The message it gives to the young entrepreneurs is on how to maintain the success in life without getting attracted towards the wrong and by following the right path always.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep giving to yourself as to why you can't achieve it.” – Jordan Belfort

“There is no nobility in poverty. I've been a poor man, and I've been a rich man. And I     choose rich every time.” – Jordan Belfort

8. Steve Jobs

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The movie is based on the biography of Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple Inc. The film showcases the personal and professional life of Steve throughout his journey. His struggles, enemies and his family are throughout his path of success making ways in both negative and positive manner to help cross his journey. The entrepreneurs will learn a lot when they see the filmed biography of their idol Steve Jobs in the screens and will be motivated to achieve something in their lives as well.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“I’m not dismissing the value of higher education; I’m simply saying it comes at the expense of experience.” – Steve Jobs

“In your life, you only get to do so many things and right now we’ve chosen to do this, so let’s make it great.” – Steve Jobs

“It has got to be something that you’re passionate about because otherwise, you won’t have the perseverance to see it through.” – Steve Jobs

9. Citizen Kane

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The story of the movie revolves around the character of Charles Foster Kane, who has earned success, power, and fame. He is one of the well-known business tycoons. After his death, the reporters are keen to publish his life in their journals. Everyone is trying to solve the mystery of the last words said by Kane, “Rosebud,” which later turns to be the sled with which he used to play in his childhood. The mystery, however, remains unsolved in the story but not for the audience. His life journey is an inspiration to the entrepreneurs but also comes with a message to not leave out everything in just achieving one of your goals. In life, we need to carry everything along with us on the path of success so that we are not alone in our last days of life.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“If I hadn't been very rich, I might have been a really great man.” – Charles Foster Kane.

“I don't think there's one word that describes a man's life.” –  Charles Foster Kane.

10. The Social Network

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The movie is a biography showing us the life of the youngest and the most famous entrepreneur, Mark Zuckerberg, who is the idol of all young minds and entrepreneurs. The life struggle to his fame and success is showcased in the cinema. How a young boy went into creating a popular social network Facebook, which became famous among the youth worldwide in just a few years. With fame, he even got enemies and critics but struggled through them all to maintain the established sector to the level. The challenges faced by him inspires young entrepreneurs to learn and follow his footsteps in their path of achieving their career goals.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.” – Mark Zuckerberg

“A guy who makes a nice chair doesn't owe money to everyone who has ever built a chair.” –     Mark Zuckerberg

“You know, you really don't need a forensics team to get to the bottom of this. If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you'd have invented Facebook.” – Mark Zuckerberg

11. The Shawshank Redemption

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The story is about a banker, Andy Dufresne, who is alleged of the murder of his wife and imprisoned despite his claims of being innocent. He does not lose hope to get free and starts working in the prison cell itself. The movie teaches entrepreneurs never to lose hope and the lesson of perseverance and persistence. One should never give up in a difficult situation and show their talents even if the circumstances are adverse.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things and no good thing ever dies.” — Andy Dufresne

“I have to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged.” — Red

“Get busy living or get busy dying.” — Andy Dufresne

12. Moneyball


This is the story about Oakland Athletics General Manager, Billy Beane, who is upset by the loss of his team. He wants to reinvent his team with new players without investing much in their training due to lack of finances. The movie has some good concepts to inspire the entrepreneurs to never back out from their goals.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“When your enemy's making mistakes, don't interrupt him.” – Billy Beane

“You Can Accomplish Anything With Enough People, Money, and Time.” – Billy Beane

“You Must Have The Right People Around You.” – Billy Beane

13. Rocky


The story is about a boxer, named Rocky Balboa and his journey from rags to riches. Sylvester Stallone has justified the role brilliantly. The film is yet another must watch for the entrepreneurs as it gives a message to seek for success even if the wind goes against you. Don’t pay heed to negative words that will only demoralize you. Your will is the strongest to defend all hurdles coming your way.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“Life's not about how hard of a hit you can give… it's about how many you can take, and still keep moving forward.” ? Rocky Balboa

“Nobody owes nobody nothing. You owe yourself.” ? Rocky Balboa

“Going in one more round when you don’t think you can – that’s what makes all the difference in your life.” ? Rocky Balboa

“Until you start believing in yourself, you ain’t gonna have a life.” ? Rocky Balboa

14. Nightcrawler


The film showcases the story of Louis Bloom, who is caught stealing but escapes. Later on seeing some road accident and the reporters with cameras, he gets inspired and sells a stolen bicycle to buy one camcorder. Thus, his journey begins showing how he uses the camcorder to record some incidents and what he does with them. Entrepreneurs should watch this to learn something about persuasion. How in our life we can be persuaded with some incidents and it shows us the impact on us later. One should learn to be professional and genuine to your job no matter what the circumstances are.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“If you want to win the lottery, you have to make the money to buy the ticket” – Louis Bloom

15. Forrest Gump

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The story is all about the life of Forrest Gump, a kind-hearted person from Alabama. It is how in his whole life he influences and witnesses some important events of the 20th century in the US. The message given to the entrepreneurs is to do what they love to do, instead of putting their heads in something which they have no interest. It teaches us how even simple things, when done with full attention, becomes our profession, and we can make a lot out of it.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“You have to do the best with what God gave you.” – Mrs. Gump

‘‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” – Forrest Gump

“Stupidly is as stupid does.” – Forrest Gump

16. Jerry Maguire

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The film portrays the story about a sports agent, Jerry Maguire, working for Sports Management International. The man who is well settled in life and has everything suddenly takes a step back to see what the importance of his business is and then is when his life turns upside down. However, the things start falling in their appropriate places and ends with everything settled back entirely. It teaches you a lesson on how to handle people who do not support changes in life and the ones who are too rigid and stubborn about everything. You need to follow your dreams and balance it with the outside world to keep everything in its solid place without losing anything.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“There's genius everywhere, but until they turn pro, it's like popcorn in the pan. Some pop, some don't.” – Jerry Maguire

17. Startup.Com


The film is based on the true story of that was founded by Kaleil Isaza Tuzman and Herman. The company earned about $60 million USD but couldn’t survive for long. However, it has good preaching for all entrepreneurs. It teaches how to manage the business to keep it stable without witnessing a downfall in future days.

It is a documentary film showcasing the people who play their self in the movie and has no background narration.

18. Something Ventured

It is a documentary filmed on American Venture Capitalism in the 20th century. It showcases the stories of venture capitalists that worked with the entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley and helped them build companies like Apple, Intel, Cisco, Genentech and more. The entrepreneurs interested in venture capitalism should go for this movie to learn important points on how to deal with it.  

19.Boiler Room

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The film showcases the story of Seth Davis, a college dropout, who is in conflict with his strict father and has desires of earning wealth. He finds a job of the stockbroker which seems interesting to him, and he attains success in the same. With twists and turns coming on his way he struggles through to pass the hurdles and reach his career goals. Being an entrepreneur, even you must have faced a similar situation where you feel weak and demoralized. It teaches you that money isn’t the only thing in life. You need to learn about your inner strength and potential to succeed in life.  

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“They say money can't buy happiness? Look at the fucking smile on my face.” – Jim Young

“I had a very strong work ethic. The problem was my ethics in work.” – Seth Davis

20. Limitless

it is a thrilling movie based on the story about a struggling writer Eddie Morra who is sure that he has no future after having faced the failures in his life. However, the twist comes when an old friend gives him a mysterious pill using which he can use 100% of his brain abilities. He does achieve success, but the medicines show its side effects later on him leading to his collapse. The entrepreneurs should learn from this to not run in blindly to gain easy success. They should know that it’s always slow and steady who wins the race. Going up in a jiffy will bring you down to the same speed, especially if you follow the wrong measures.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“I had come this close to making an impact on the world. And now the only thing I was going to make an impact on was the sidewalk.” – Eddie Morra

“Well, in order for a career to evolve, I'm gonna have to move on.” – Eddie Morra

“Why is it when your life exceeds your wildest dreams, a knife appears at your back?” – Eddie Morra

21. Ctrl+Alt+Compete

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This is a documentary showing the lives of young tech entrepreneurs who have aimed to solve problems of the world. It covers the highs and lows of the industrialists and demonstrates the reality of their struggles to establish a company.

The documentary is filmed by real people giving you a message from their true life incidents.

22. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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The story revolves around two conmen, Lawrence Jamieson, and Freddy Benson, who struggle to earn money. They both can't stay in the same town and make a deal of a bet on losing which the one who loses will leave the town. They now start to con each other to win the chance. Although, the storyline is about negative ways of earning hardships.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“Freddy, as a younger man, I was a sculptor, a painter, and a musician. There was just one problem: I wasn't very good. As a matter of fact, I was dreadful. I finally came to the frustrating conclusion that I had taste and style, but not talent. I knew my limitations. We all have our limitations, Freddy. Fortunately, I discovered that taste and style were commodities that people desired. Freddy, what I am saying is: know your limitations.” – Lawrence Jamieson

23. Wall Street

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The film revolves around the story of Bud Fox, a young stockbroker who involves with Gordon Gekko, one of the richest corporate of the town. The film showcases the dark side of insider trading. He has to go through some illegal works and pass those circumstances to come out without losing his hope or getting demoralized. It gives a message to all entrepreneurs of not selling oneself for the sake of money. Becoming an entrepreneur should be based on one's talent and skills and not the wrong deeds.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“If your enemy is superior, evade him. If angry, irritate him. If equally matched, fight, and if not split and reevaluate.” – Bud Fox

“Money's only something you need in case you don't die tomorrow.” – Carl Fox

“The most valuable commodity I know of is information.” Gordon Gekko

24. Up in The Air

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The film shows the life of Ryan Bingham, a business tycoon, and his travels. He lives life all alone and has his philosophies of living life. The story shows the people he meets during his travels and the way it influences his life. His efficient character portrayal will catch your attention until the end, and his goal-oriented motives will boost your morale and keep you motivated for your entrepreneurship. Also, the entrepreneurs should learn a lesson of being patience and study the basics of business before getting involved into it too deep.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“The stars will wheel forth from their daytime hiding places; and one of those lights, slightly brighter than the rest, will be my wingtip passing over.” – Ryan Bingham

“Anybody who ever built an empire, or changed the world, sat where you are now. And it's *because* they sat there that they were able to do it.” – Ryan Bingham

25. Glengarry Glen Ross

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The movie is based on David Mamet’s Pulitzer play where it showcases the scenario of Chicago’s real estate. The character of Glengarry Glen Ross is seen taking a closer look at all the lies and betrayals by people to survive in the business. The message which the entrepreneur gets from the movie is about the cruelty of the trading world that one has to face and sail through without getting drifted away.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“You never open your mouth until you know what the shot is.” Ricky Roma

26. Lord Of War

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The story revolves around how the character of Yuri Orlov, a Ukrainian-American gunrunner achieves success in his business and the twists and turns he faces throughout. The film portrays the ups and downs faced by an entrepreneur in business, giving a message to meet the hurdles with strength and without losing one's morale.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“There are two types of tragedies in life. One is not getting what you want, the other is getting it.” – Yuri Orlov

“Some of the most successful relationships are based on lies and deceit. Since that's where they usually end up anyway, it's a logical place to start.” – Yuri Orlov

27. A Beautiful Mind

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The story of a genius mathematician, John Forbes Nash Jr., who has invented something astonishing in his career. The film showcases the story of John Nash's journey of self-discovery where he has to combat a fight against his mind which is affected by hallucination imagining surreal people and things around him. His journey of how his invention won him a Nobel Prize in his life and how he witnesses the life from the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity. Entrepreneurs will get a message of facing all hardships even in adverse circumstances and achieving their goals.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“The only thing greater than the power of the mind is the courage of the heart.” – John Nash

“Perhaps it is good to have a beautiful mind, but an even greater gift is to discover a beautiful heart.” – John Nash

28. Alpacino Scarface

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The plot of the film is about Tony Montana, a Cuban immigrant who has his eyes set on the American dream to build his empire. The message for the entrepreneurs depicted through this movie is to stand in front of the world, facing them with the courage to start something new with all your confidence.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power.” – Tony Montana

“The World Is Yours!” – Tony Montana          

29. American Gangster

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The film shows the story of Frank Lucas, a gangster from La Grange, North Carolina. He smuggles heroin and is involved in other criminal activities. The entrepreneurs will learn the ways to make the best in the market by cutting off the middlemen and other unnecessary elements creating hurdles in their business.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room.” – Frank Lucas

“Success. It's got, enemies. You can be successful and have enemies, or you can be unsuccessful and have friends.” – Dominic Cattano

“The most important thing in business is honesty, integrity, hard work, family, never forgetting where we came from.” – Frank Lucas     

30. The Intern

The Intern

The story is about the 70-year-old man Ben Whittaker, who is bored with his after-retirement period and joins a startup company as an intern. The owner Jules Ostin, who is a bit skeptical, initially is impressed by the work of Ben who has already won the hearts of other employees through his skills and talent. Young entrepreneurs can learn how one's age is not a barrier to learning and do something new in life. It's never too early or too late to start with anything you have dreamed of achieving.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“You're never wrong to do the right thing.” – Ben Whittaker

“The key is to keep moving.” – Ben Whittaker

31. Results


The story is about the two mismatched personal trainers, who need to train a wealthy client for body fitness. It shows the life of personal trainers, how they deal with their customers and how their ways differ from each other. The entrepreneurs should watch the movie and learn the methods to handle unambitious people in their lives and how to motivate them to move ahead.  It also gives a lesson of not to involve the personal and professional lives together to stay away from the troubles in both.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“Fear excuses surrender?” – Danny

32. Burnt


The story is about the well-known chef of Paris, Adam Jones, who destroys his career affected by drugs and alcohol. He somehow returns after getting rid of his addiction and is hired by a leading restaurant in London as one of the head chefs. His journey of misleading due to ill habits and then guiding himself through it to return and come back to regain his position with determination and motivation to achieve goals. The entrepreneurs should learn to be on the right path without getting misguided in the way of achieving their goals.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“The problem with being good is you become indispensable.” – Adam Jones

“It is our job to try.” – Adam Jones

“There’s strength in needing others, not weakness.” – Dr. Rosshalde

33. A Faster Horse

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This is the documentary based on the 50 years of Ford Mustang, one of the famous cars of the world. How they combat, struggle to maintain the quality and goodwill of the brand for its customers since its launch. Entrepreneurs must watch this movie learn how the business tycoons face hardships in their career to maintain it at the same level without witnessing a downfall or other tragedies bring a bad name to their brand and quality.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“I think people are more than willing to walk out on a limb, even if they believe that limb might break if they know that you're gonna be there to catch them. And I think that's the biggest thing. I think that's the freedom. As a leader what I try to do is, I try to give them the freedom. There's a lot of smart people held back by their fears or inhibitions. And if you allow them to go out on the edge, hang out a little bit, knowing that no matter what happens, you will catch them. They will go out on the thinnest branches even though they think that thing's gonna crack. They'll go. Because they know you're gonna be there for them. And when they start doing that, when more and more people start doing that, the power that you unleash is unbelievable. – Dave Pericak, Chief Engineer for 2015 Ford Mustang, Ford Motor Company

34.  Unfinished Business

The story is about a business owner Dan Trunkman, who is running a well-established business in his town. The story takes a turn during one of his business trips to Europe with two of his associates when they witness unimaginable incidents. They, however, face the circumstances together and even come across some unfriendly competition which they combat through all well. The entrepreneurs should watch this to learn lessons of being together in the company to fulfill your goals and to deal with your unwanted competitors in the long run.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“The first rule is, show the client a good time. The second rule, forget all the other rules.” – Dan Trunkman

35. The Big Short

The storyline of the film shows three different stories running parallel to each other. It is the true story of some investors who bet against the US mortgage market in 2006-07. The media, banks, and the government are refusing to accept the global collapse of the economy that these investors witness. However, everything and everyone is questioned in the later half of the film, based on some massive investments.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“The creation of the mortgage bond market, a decade earlier, had extended Wall Street into a place it had never before been: the debts of ordinary Americans.” – Jared Vennett

“This business kills the part of life that is essential, the part that has nothing to do with business.” – Michael Bury

“That was the problem with money: What people did with it had consequences, but they were so remote from the original action that the mind never connected the one with the other.” – Michael Lewis

36. Yes Man

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The story is about Carl Allen, who makes resolutions of saying yes to everyone for the whole year. This decision brings him success in his career and personal life soon followed by numerous amazing and transforming experiences. It shows how we miss some opportunities in our life, and if we start saying yes to it, we may be lucky enough to be successful. However, the entrepreneurs should learn to say a no sometimes to stay focused towards their goals. One should learn from his experience to say yes or no at the correct time with proper evaluation of the situation.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“The world's a playground. You know that when you are a kid, but somewhere along the way everyone forgets it.” – Carl Allen

37. Joy


The film is a biography of Joy Mangano, New York, who is a single mother and later becomes a millionaire. She created a product called the Miracle Mop, a self-wringing mop which is of better quality and requires lesser effort than the mops manufactured by the competitors. She faces lots of ups and down and yet succeeds to come out as a successful business person and becomes a millionaire at the end. Entrepreneurs will learn from the movie to have self-confidence and love their business and creation like their babies. Confidence and belief are our biggest strength to help win all the battles of life.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“The world doesn't owe you a thing.” – Joy

“Your dreams are on hold for now.” – Tony

“I believe the ordinary meets the extraordinary every single day.” Neil Walker

“I have real ambitions and real ideas.” – Joy

38. October Sky

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The film portrays the story of Homer Hickman, who is inspired by Sputnik's orbit and plans with his friends to build their rockets. However, they don't get any support from their friends and the people of their town who assume them to be too young for such dreams. They are guided by their teacher, Miss Riley and encouraged top to fulfill their dreams in which they eventually achieve success. It is an inspiring story for the entrepreneurs to chase their dreams to the end and if you have the right person to guide you, you can never be wrong.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“I may not be the best, but I come to believe that I got it in me to be somebody in this world.” – Homer

“You know it won't fly unless somebody pushes the button. It's yours if you want it.” – Homer

39. Flash Of Genius

Flash Of Genius

The story is a biography based on the life of Bob Kearns, the inventor of windshield wipers whose idea is stolen by his competitors. He fights to gain back his name and recognition for the work which is his invention but getting the name of someone else. How he battles the big industrialist to get credits for his work is the plot of the film. Entrepreneurs need to watch the movie learn the truth of life. Fame and fortune are not what you need in life; you also need to protect your ideas and properties in your business to become a successful entrepreneur.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“It makes you wonder what it makes a man successful.” – Bob Kearns

“There's a lot of unsuccessful talents running around out there.” – Bob Kearns

“This is how justice is dispensed in this country – with checkbooks.” Gregory Lawson

40. Gosford Park

Gosford Park

The film showcases a murder mystery occurred in Gosford Park, that needs to be solved. The party is thrown by the wealthy Britons and American and organized by their servants. The entrepreneurs should learn from the movie how to keep their employees happy and satisfied throughout their working days. They should maintain a balance and coordination among the employees and trust them even in the bad days for their loyalty unless we have some solid proof claiming their disloyalty.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“What gift do you think a good servant has that separates them from the others? It's the gift of anticipation.” – Mrs. Wilson

41. Risky Business

Risky Business

The film shows the story of a young teenager Joel Goodson, who is a spoiled rich brat. His parents leave him alone in the home and go for a vacation when his life turns all upside down. The story shows how he comes up with a business idea to raise money and ends up losing everything when his house is burgled. However, his friends help him get all of it back just before his parents return. The movie shows the entrepreneurs of how you come up with some business ideas when you are in desperate need of money or to achieve something big in life. It also teaches to be patient and careful in the firm so as not to lose everything in over-enthusiasm.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“Freedom brings opportunity, opportunity makes your future.” – Miles

“It seems to me that if there were any logic to our language, the trust would be a four letter word.” Joel Goodson

42. Tommy Boy

Tommy Boy

The film shows the story of Tommy Callahan whose life turns upside down after the death of his father. He is burdened with the responsibilities of his factory and is helped by one of the loyal employees of his father to take care of the property. He faces a lot of hurdles and learns about his personal skills and talent gradually. The lesson it gives to the entrepreneurs is not to abandon in any circumstances. Even when you seem to be surrounded by darkness from all around, just look for the small ray of hope to see the light and come out of all problems.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“ If you don't take the can out, you no-selling waste of space.” – Richard Hayden.

43. Call Of The Entrepreneur

Call Of The Entrepreneur

This is a documentary showing the stories of three entrepreneurs, a merchant banker, a dairy farmer and a refugee from Communist China. The story is all about their struggles in life they have faced throughout and how the combat through it to achieve their goals successfully.

The documentary has a lesson for the entrepreneurs telling them to follow their dreams. It will help uplift your morale and confidence to face the hardships of life without going low and facing it with all your strength.

44. Cocktail


This is the story of young Brian Flanagan, who left the army and found out that without having a college degree he couldn't get an excellent job. He joins a college and also becomes a bartender during his part-time to meet his ends. His boss cum mentor, Doug Coughlin, trains him the trade and soon he becomes famous and dreams of opening his bar named Cocktail and Dreams. However his life turns upside down with love failures to being jobless, he faces endless tragedies. The entrepreneurs should watch this movie and take inspiration from Brian for being a dedicated person to achieve his goals in his life. Facing all hurdles, one should just pass through them with full confidence and belief.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“You see, there are two kinds of people in this world: the workers and the hustlers. The hustlers never work, and the workers never hustle.” – Doug Coughlin

“Days get shorter and shorter, nights longer and longer, before you know it, your life is just one long night with a few comatose daylight hours.” – Brian Flanagan

“Coughlin's law: never show surprise, never lose your cool.” – Brian Flanagan

45. The Corporation

The Corporation

It is a documentary filmed in the corporate world since the 18th century by doing case studies on numerous scenarios. They show the entrepreneurs the reality of the business community. You learn how to make money and have a purpose for the same without following any illegal path to earning fame and success.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“In our search for wealth and prosperity, we created something that's gonna destroy us.” – Robert Monks

“The dominant role of corporations in our lives is essentially a product of roughly the past century. Corporations were originally associations of people who were chartered by a state to perform some particular function. Like a group of people want to build a bridge over the Charles River or something like that.” – Noam Chomsky

“Some of the best creative minds are employed to assure our faith in the corporate world view.” – Narration

46. Inside Jobs

Inside Jobs

It is a documentary showing the tragic period of the business community in 2008 where the recession had taken over the entire corporation and spread depression among all the employees. The documentary has various interviews with financial insiders, politicians, academics, and journalists from the US, Iceland, France, England, China, and Singapore. The entrepreneurs will learn about the reality of the corporate world through this documentary including the risks one has to face. They will see how the real people from the entire world faced it and passed through the phase with courage and unity.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“The financial industry is a service industry. It should serve others before it serves itself.” – Christine Lagarde.

“A real engineer build bridges. A financial engineer builds dreams. And, you know, when those dreams turn out to be nightmares, other people pay for it.” – Andrew Sheng

47. The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

The story is about two orphans raised in an orphanage together who after returning from prison want to help in raising funds for the orphanage to save it. The boys, Jake Blues, and Elwood face the hardships of life to earn something for their orphanage and believe that they are on a mission from God. The movie teaches the entrepreneurs to believe in yourself even if others don't believe in you in your hard times. Your inner belief and strength will make ways for your success eventually.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“No matter who you are and what you do to live, thrive and survive, there're still some things that make us all the same.” – Elwood

“Don't be lost when your time comes!” – Reverend Cleophus James

48. Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich

The film is based on a true story, where a lady, Erin Brockovich, who is an unemployed single mother. She later becomes a legal assistant and an environmental activist. She has got a case to investigate where she learns about some hard truths behind the incident and has to reveal it and bring it out to the world. She faces a lot of hurdles in the process and yet tries to come out of them all successfully. The movie is an inspiration for the female entrepreneurs, as it teaches you to be self-dependent, assertive and unafraid to stand up for what you believe. The struggles a women entrepreneur needs to face in the male-dominated corporate world is showcased with a message to come out of it with brevity.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“It's not about the number! It's about the way my work is valued in this firm.” – Erin Brockovich

49. Cast Away

Cast Away

The movie shows the story of Chuck Noland, a FedEx employee who is out on his trip with his colleagues to deliver the couriers to their respective places before the Christmas Eve arrives. They are hit by a storm in the middle of their journey, and he is lost on an unknown island in the center of the sea. He is all alone and struggles his way to survive on the island and to find ways to go back to his home. The movie has a message for all entrepreneurs to fight through the hard times even if they are all alone. Let the tide of time come and sail you to the banks, but keep fighting to save yourself from drowning.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.” – Chuck Noland

“I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?” – Chuck Noland

50. Catch Me if You Can

Catch Me if You Can

The movie revolves around the character of Frank Abagnale, who is a conman and has earned millions even before he is 19 years old. He is however tracked by the FBI and is chased then after by them. His cons and escapes are what the story is all about. Entrepreneurs should watch this not to learn anything negative but the dedication towards one's work. The ways to survive in life facing all the hard times and passing through with flying colors.

Famous Quotes from the Movie to Inspire You:

“Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream. The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned. The second mouse, wouldn't quit. He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter and crawled out.”- Frank Abagnale Sr.

These are just a few movies which an entrepreneur can watch and get inspired. However, the list does not end here. If we keep on going there will be more films and documentaries coming up to motivate the entrepreneurs. Just take out some time out of your busy schedule to watch these movies and check out yourself whether they help you in boosting up your morale or not. I am sure you will not regret after watching any of them from the list as each one of them has a motivating message hidden in it.


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