7 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should See

Whether it’s a heartwarming tale of overcoming the odds, a thought-provoking biopic, or an inside view into the darker side of business, these movies are sure to inform and entertain. Which films do you think should make the list?

1. The Wolf of Wall Street

This movie is based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, a stock-broker who used his natural talent for sales to rise to Wall Street fame and fortune – but not without a cost.

2. The Social Network

This film tells the tale of how one of the most influential companies was created: Facebook. As a young and successful business owner in the tech industry, Mark Zuckerberg quickly became a high-profile public figure.

3. The Pursuit of Happyness

This movie portrays the true story of Chris Gardner and his experience of being homeless while caring for his young son. It is Gardner’s spirit and resourcefulness that help him persevere, eventually becoming a successful CEO. A tale that is both heartwarming and inspiring, this is a must-see.

4. Citizen Kane

A true classic, Citizen Kane is the first feature film of acclaimed director Orson Welles. It chronicles the legacy of Charles Foster Kane, a character based on real-life media mogul William Randolph Hearst.

5. The Big Short

A new-release, The Big Short is a great movie to see if you want to understand the American credit and housing bubble collapse of the 2000’s. In his role as a hedge-fund specialist, Steve Carell’s comedic presence simmers, lending the somewhat heavy subject matter of the film some humour.

6. Steve Jobs

This biographical drama explores the life of one of the greatest businessmen of all time: Steve Jobs. The film focuses around Jobs’ experience of three major product releases: the Apple Macintosh, the NeXT Computer and the iMac G3.

7. Jerry Maguire

It’s difficult to think of this movie without conjuring its famous line, “Show me the money!” but this film is much more than a catchy quote – it’s a romantic comedy and business drama wrapped in one. Jerry Maguire tells the story of a man who loses his high-powered job as a sports agent following a moral epiphany.

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Christine Lariviere