15 Best Inspirational Hollywood Movies That Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

It’s not easy to handle every situation and a successful entrepreneur or businessman needs to face a lot of problems and obstacles to run their business successfully. Entrepreneurs need to do a lot of jobs to build a successful startup. Whether you are Digital Marketer or you have an offline business. You need to stand out from others to develop a successful business. You can only do that thing if you keep yourself motivated. So, here is the list of movies that are based on the true story of successful entrepreneurs that are doing well in their industry. Watching these movies will provide you with positive vibes and also keep your mindset clear so that you can stay focused on your business. Take a break and watch these best inspirational movies of all time to enhance your strength.

Best Inspirational Movies for Entrepreneurs

1. The Wolf of Wall Street(2013)

The Wolf of Wall Street

IMDb Rating: 8.2

The Movie Wolf Of Wall Street helps you to know how to boost your sales and increase revenue. This black comedy crime drama is based on the true story of Jordan Belfort who was one of the biggest American author and motivational speaker. This movie was quite inspiring and I absolutely enjoyed Belforts’ character. He is clever, bold, risk-taking, badass, has a chill-out attitude, and has effective leadership skills which made a synergistic effect over a team of 250. The movie also showed that some incidents or people in our life might show us a completely new different direction which may be positive or negative like in the movie Mathew guided Belfort how to earn more money, and how to deal with customers. This leaded a significant change in Belfort’s personality.

2. The Pursuit of Happyness(2006)

The Pursuit of Happyness

IMDb Rating: 8.0

The Pursuit of Happyness is the best movie that teaches how to become happy even in your worst sanitation. There are lots of ups & downs in our life. This movie teaches us to Never Give UP! Always keep learning and keep growing. No matter how the worst situation was. You need to learn the art of being happy all the time. In this movie, you will see how Chris Gardner takes the unpaid internship and after that he lost his all-life earnings.

3. The Social Network(2010)

The Social Network(2010) best movies for Entrepreneurs

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Everyone uses a Social Networking site named Facebook which is developed by Mark Zuckerburg. Directed by David Fincher, The Social Network movie is based on the story of Mark Zuckerburg and how Harward student-developed one of the biggest business in the world named Facebook. You must need to watch The Social Network movie because by watching this movie, you will get a better understanding of how to manage your time and face hurdles so that you can grow your business successfully.

4. Nightcrawler(2014)

Nightcrawler movie

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Nightcrawler movie based on the struggle of the Man, who can do anything to earn money for a living. He can do anything to earn money for his living. Later, he was using extreme tactics to get pictures of criminal activities. This movie teaches how hard is to earn money. And, People can earn money if they want. Anyone can do anything and you just need a positive start.

5. Office Space(1999)

Office Space's best inspirational Hollywood movies

IMDb Rating: 7.6

If you are a Software engineer or tech Greek then you must need to watch this movie. This movie tells that No matter how big is your problem. Just take it and solve it. In this Movie, Peter, Who was a company worker, hates his job and decided to take the rebel from his boss. The enthralling comedy, witty dialogues, and turn of events in the movie are a stress buster for sure.

6. Moneyball(2011)

Moneyball movie

IMDb Rating: 7.6

This sports biopic is based on the storyline of Billy Beane who was one of the known professional baseball players. The story of this movie revolves around the struggle and hard work done by Billy Beane to become a successful entrepreneur. This movie shows that entrepreneurs can achieve huge success in their fielding if they have enough power to analyze the data that they are collecting. This movie is worth watching because not only it provides you the insight of baseball but also shows you how a single step can change your whole life.

7. The Aviator(2004)

The Aviator(2004)

IMDb Rating: 7.5

The movie is a biopic of Howard Hughes, the eccentric billionaire who overcame major difficulties to become a famous businessman and successful film director, despite dealing with worsening OCD. Hughes is a stellar example for newbie entrepreneurs who need to overcome many obstacles in life to achieve the impossible. He didn’t just compete with big companies with deep pockets, and movie moguls in the know, he also fought an internal battle with the debilitating mental illness OCD.

8. Becoming Warren Buffett(2017)

Becoming Warren Buffett(2017)

IMDb Rating: 7.5

The film is about Warren Buffett and his life, wherein he starts out as an ambitious, numbers-obsessed boy from Nebraska, and ends up becoming one of the richest and most respected men and investors in the world. The documentary lets you dive into the secrets behind Buffett’s success, and showcase how this great investor, who is known for his business and investing acumen, has remained down-to-earth despite being so famous and super-rich. The movie unravels the story of how the mindset of an innovator is built from a very young age. It’s truly one of the most inspiring stories to ever meet the big screen, one that will definitely challenge your beliefs and moral core.

9. Thank You for Smoking(2005)

Thank You for Smoking best inspirational movie

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Don’t let the title mislead you – this movie is not about smoking. Well, not entirely. Nick Naylor, the main character and CEO of a tobacco company, has a challenge in front of him – how to make cigarettes more popular even though the health industry doesn’t recommend them, and raise a preteen son while doing so?

10. Up in the Air(2009)

Up in the Air best business movie

IMDb Rating: 7.4

It is quite important to keep taking big decisions in business to grow it. This movie tells us how important decisions are and this movie tells us that we need to listen to our employees while taking any big decision. Humans have the power to create business more and more successful without using much technology. So, We need to listen to our employees before making any big decision related to business. There is some romance and some family twists to the story with a decent amount of comedy.

11. The Founder(2016)

The Founder(2016)

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Whenever you thought about the burger, then what is the first word that hits your mind?… Probably McDonald. This movie is the story of two brothers named Richard and Maurice McDonald who started a small burger shop and after that, they build the biggest burger brand named McDonald.

12. Pirates of Silicon Valley(1999)

Pirates of Silicon Valley

IMDb Rating: 7.2

Every entrepreneur and business owner will be touched by this story about two young computer geniuses, a visionary, and an inventor – Bill Gates and Steve Jobs – who turned their utopian ideas into companies that conquered the world: Apple and Microsoft. They define the beginning of time. Their dreams come true. The rest of us have the opportunity to observe this exciting process and implement their results to our own goals, desires, and aspirations.

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13. Margin Call(2011)

Margin Call best entrepreneur movie

IMDb Rating: 7.1

This movie is based on the financial crisis of the bank and how the employees of the bank work hard to find the reason behind the financial crisis of the bank and to solve it. It finely depicts the inner mechanisms of how the big players in this world really operate at the end of the rainbow. Superb cinematography and Jeremy Irons puts in a flawless performance alongside Kevin Spacey. A must-watch for any aspiring trader!

14. Boiler Room(2000)

Boiler Room(2000)

IMDb Rating: 7.0

If you wish to know the answer to the popular question “How do you earn big money from nothing”, then this movie is the right one. Boiler Room is based on Stratton Oakmont, a stock trading company created by Jordan Belfort. It shows the ambitions and decisions made by young future founders and their obsession to reach the top.

15. Joy(2015)

Joy(2015) best inspirational movie

IMDb Rating: 6.6

Joy Mangano is a well-known American Entrepreneur and this movie is based on the life of Joy Mangano. In this movie, you can see how many struggles women entrepreneurs need to face in their life. Women need to manage their family as well as their business so, it was not easy to handle everything. if you are a women entrepreneur then you must need to watch this movie.


Entrepreneurship isn’t a job but it’s an art. Like every other art, you become an expert entrepreneur with practice and experience. Nobody can become an overnight successful entrepreneur. It needs courage, dedication, persistence, and most importantly belief and hard work in their vision. These are the top-rated movies that you need to watch if you are an entrepreneur or want to become an entrepreneur.

I hope these movies will help you to stay focused on your life and to achieve all the goals that you want.

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