Top 10 Inspirational Movies Every Entrepreneur MUST Watch

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The difference between an ordinary person and an Entrepreneur is that a real Entrepreneur never gives up no matter how tough the situations are. An entrepreneur faces many challenges in his day to day life.  It is okay to feel demotivated once a while but you have to get back ASAP. To help you get back and feel motivational again we have prepared a list of top 10 inspirational movies every entrepreneur must watch.

Top 10 Inspirational Movies for Entrepreneur

#1 Wolf of Wall Street

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The movie is a biography of Jordan Belfort a famous stockbroker. Wolf of wall street depicts his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

Director: Martin Scorsese

Writers: Terence Winter (screenplay), Jordan Belfort (book)

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie



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It is a documentary movie released in 2001. The movie examines the rise and fall of the real-life startup GovWorks that raised $60 million from Hearst Interactive Media, KKR, the New York Investment Fund, and Sapient. It’s good viewing to better understand the boom and bust of the dotcom period and serves as a cautionary tale on how friendships can easily be threatened by business partnerships.

Directors: Chris HegedusJehane Noujaim

Stars: Kaleil Isaza TuzmanTom HermanKenneth Austin 

#3 Lord of War


If you like dark comedy with a good bit of action, Lord of War is a must-watch. The movie is about an arms dealer confronts the morality of his work as he is being chased by an Interpol Agent. The movie will surely give you some of the lessons in your own business venture.

Director: Andrew Niccol

WriterAndrew Niccol

Stars: Nicolas CageEthan HawkeJared Leto 

#4 Wall Street

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Wall Street is about a young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken by a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.

Director: Oliver Stone

Writers: Stanley WeiserOliver Stone

Stars: Charlie SheenMichael DouglasTamara Tunie

#5 Twelve Angry Men


Twelve Angry Men is a brilliant courtroom drama that has several layers of insight on leadership, the psychology of group behavior, and conflicting value systems. This is a must watch and will leave you thinking about the way you make important decisions.

Director: Sidney Lumet

Writers: Reginald Rose (story), Reginald Rose (screenplay)

Stars: Henry FondaLee J. CobbMartin Balsam

#6 The Social Network


It was based on the fairy-tale rise of Mark Zuckerberg and his startup Facebook. This is a good movie on learning how to take your dreams and turn them into reality. Although the accuracy of this movie has been questioned, it doesn’t matter, it is a great source of inspiration for all entrepreneurs.

Director: David Fincher

Writers: Aaron Sorkin (screenplay), Ben Mezrich (book)

Stars: Jesse EisenbergAndrew GarfieldJustin Timberlake 

#7 The Pursuit of Happyness


This is one of the most inspirational movies for budding entrepreneurs. This is a movie based on Chris’s memoirs. It was a best-selling book and then became a blockbuster movie. Will Smith’s amazing portrayal of Chris Gardner will give you goosebumps.

Director: Gabriele Muccino

Writer: Steve Conrad (as Steven Conrad)

Stars: Will SmithThandie NewtonJaden Smith

#8 The Devil Wears Prada


This movie shows how to handle uncomfortable situations, how to navigate worlds that seem unfamiliar, and how hard work pays off eventually. It’s also an interesting window into the fashion industry and will teach you a thing or two on how to work your way up the corporate ladder.

Director: David Frankel

Writers: Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay), Lauren Weisberger (novel)

Stars: Anne HathawayMeryl StreepAdrian Grenier

#9 Thank You for Smoking


Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco’s chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son.

Director: Jason Reitman

Writers: Jason Reitman (screenplay), Christopher Buckley (novel)

Stars: Aaron EckhartCameron BrightMaria Bello 

#10 Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year


This is one of the most underrated movies of Bollywood. A story of a fresh graduate trying to find a balance between the maddening demands of the ‘professional’ way, and the way of his heart. So if you are looking for a Bollywood movie for inspiration this is a must watch

Director: Shimit Amin

Writers: Jaideep Sahni (dialogue), Jaideep Sahni (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Stars: Ranbir KapoorPrem ChopraGauhar Khan 



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