We all love movies. It gives us entertainment, knowledge and sometimes it inspires us, teaches us a lot and some movies change our lives.
These are my favorite movies and from the bottom of my heart, I highly recommend these movies and series to all aspiring entrepreneurs out there. And for your kind information, I want to say that all these movies are highly rated on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes.
The best part is:
All these movies are really inspirational and thought-provoking.
So what are you waiting for?
Let’s dive right in!
1. The Social Network (2010)
The Social Network is an American biographical drama film directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. Jesse Eisenberg portrays the character of Mark Zuckerberg and Andrew Garfield portrays the character of Eduardo Saverin.
Adapted from Ben Mezrich‘s 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires, the film – The Social Network portrays the founding of the social networking website Facebook, the struggle, and the resulting lawsuits.
It’s a movie about business success and the movie is all about Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg. The complete story of Facebook, like how Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook as a Havard student, the struggle of Mark Zuckerberg regarding the lawsuits, and many more about Facebook and the people linked with Facebook.
If you want to learn more about the founding of Facebook and the history of Facebook in an entertaining way, you should watch The Social Network right now.
The best part is that,
It’s not a boring movie, it’s impeccably scripted, beautifully directed, and filled with fine performances. It’s a masterpiece!!!
The Social Network has a 7.7/10 rating on IMDb and a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
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2. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
The Pursuit of Happyness stars Will Smith in the lead role along with his real-life son, Jaden Smith. The movie is directed by Gabriele Muccino.
It’s an American biographical drama film based on entrepreneur Chris Gardner’s nearly one-year struggle being homeless. The film is adapted from The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner.
The Pursuit of Happyness is a true story recounting the struggle of Christopher Gardner as he goes through the various stages of homelessness.
Chris Gardner takes up an unpaid internship in a brokerage firm after he loses his life’s earnings selling a product he invested in. His wife leaves him and he is left with the custody of his son.
The Pursuit of Happyness has an 8/10 rating on IMDb and a 67% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
3. Forrest Gump (1994)
My all-time favorite, a masterpiece, and one of the most inspiring movies for aspiring entrepreneurs and every movie-lover out there.
Forrest Gump is a 1994 American comedy-drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Eric Roth. It is based on the 1986 novel ‘Forrest Gump‘ by Winston Groom, and stars Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump, Robin Wright as Jenny Curran, Gary Sinise as Lieutenant Dan Taylor, Mykelti Williamson as Benjamin Buford “Bubba” Blue, and Sally Field as Mrs. Gump.
The story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks), a low-IQ but kind-hearted man from Alabama who witnesses and unwittingly influences several defining historical events in the 20th-century United States.
Forrest Gump has an 8.8/10 rating on IMDb, a 72% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and ranked #12 in the top 250 as rated by IMDb Users.
Update: Forrest Gump has been remade as Laal Singh Chaddha in Bollywood. Aamir Khan stars as the title character alongside Kareena Kapoor and Naga Chaitanya.
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4. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption is considered to be one of the best movies of all time. It’s a thought-provoking and inspiring movie and it helps us to realize the importance of freedom in our life.
This 1994 American drama film is written and directed by Frank Darabont, based on the 1982 Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption.
Tim Robbins portrays the character of Andy Dufresne and Morgan Freeman portrays the character of Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding, a prison contraband smuggler who befriends Andy. It’s an uplifting, deeply satisfying prison drama with sensitive direction and fine performances.
The movie tells the story of Andy Dufresne, a successful banker, who is arrested for murdering his wife and her lover and is sentenced to life imprisonment at the Shawshank prison, despite his claims of innocence.
The Shawshank Redemption has a 9.3/10 rating on IMDb, a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and ranked #1 on IMDb as the all-time hit movie all over the world.
5. TVF Pitchers (2015, Web Series)
The Indian media company, TVF aka The Viral Fever is the maker of TVF Pitchers.
I’m a big fan of TVF because of their comedy sketches and web series such as TVF Pitchers, TVF Tripling, Permanent Roommates, and Kota Factory.
TVF Pitchers is a web series created by The Viral Fever (TVF) and developed by Arunabh Kumar, the founder of The Viral Fever.
The first season consists of five episodes available for free on TVFPlay. It follows four young entrepreneur friends, Naveen, Jitu, Yogi, and Mandal, who quit their jobs to develop their own start-up companies.
If you want to learn about Indian startup culture and the funding system, you should watch TVF Pitchers right now.
TVF Pitchers has a 9.2/10 rating on IMDb and ranked 5th on the website’s top 25 Indian web series.
Update: TVF Pitchers Season 2 is available on ZEE5. The show premiered on December 23, 2022.
6. Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009)
Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year is a 2009 Indian comedy-drama film directed by Shimit Amin and produced by Aditya Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner. It stars Ranbir Kapoor, D. Santosh, and Naveen Kaushik in the lead roles.
The movie portrays the story of Harpreet Singh Bedi, a commerce graduate, who becomes a salesman. After being ridiculed by his colleagues and his employer, he plans to operate a parallel company – Rocket Sales, without their knowledge.
I love all Ranbir Kapoor movies and I think some of his movies are must-watch if you’re looking for inspiration and life lessons as an aspiring entrepreneur, such as Rockstar, Wake Up Sid, Tamasha, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Barfi! and I just want to say that Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year is one of the best Ranbir Kapoor movies out there. It’s a thought-provoking, inspiring, and great movie with a great ending.
The movie has a 7.5/10 rating on IMDb and an 86% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
7. Guru (2007)
Guru is a 2007 Indian drama film directed and co-written by Mani Ratnam. Guru tells the story of the successful Indian textile merchant, India’s biggest industrial tycoon, Dhirubhai Ambani.
It stars Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Madhavan, Vidya Balan, Arya Babbar, and Mithun Chakraborty in the leading roles. The score and soundtrack for the film were composed by A. R. Rahman.
The story depicts a villager, Gurukant Desai, he and his wife, Sujata Desai, arrives in Bombay in early 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history.
Critic Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama gave a four-star rating and claimed in his review that “Guru ranks as one of Mani Ratnam’s finest attempts and one of the best to come out of Hindi cinema,” and praised actor’s performances writing “Reserve all the awards for Abhishek.
Guru has a 7.7/10 rating on IMDb and an 83% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
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Bonus: The Man Who Built America (2012, TV Series)
The Men Who Built America is a miniseries docudrama that was originally broadcast on the History Channel in 2012. The series is directed by Patrick Reams and Ruán Magan and is narrated by Campbell Scott.
The series focuses on the lives of Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J. P. Morgan, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford. It tells how their industrial innovations and business empires revolutionized modern society and transformed the U.S. into a global superpower.
This thought-provoking series is full of inspirational moments and life lessons. Watch this miniseries documentary to learn more about America’s biggest business tycoons.
The Man Who Built America has an 8.6/10 rating on IMDb and 94% of Google users liked this TV show.
Final Thoughts: 7 Inspiring Movies and Series for Aspiring Entrepreneurs (2022)
This is my favorite list of top 7 inspiring movies and series for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Of course, there are a lot of other inspiring movies that you can watch if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur. Some of them are – The Aviator, The Green Mile, 127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire, Jobs (2013), The Founder, Moneyball, Joy (2015, a movie about female entrepreneurs), etc.
Watch these movies and series, get inspired, and learn something new.
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Now It’s Your Turn!
Hey, I hope you enjoyed reading this list of inspiring movies for aspiring entrepreneurs.
I’m sure we’ve left out a few.
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What movie would you add that every entrepreneur has to watch?
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That’s some awesome list of movies and I have watched most of them, and THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS is my favorite.
I will watched rest of the movies too.
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