17 Inspiring & Motivational Entrepreneurial Movies

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After witnessing the revolution in the industry we are now landed up in the time of entrepreneurship revolution. To survive in this entrepreneurship field is not that much easy and thereby a lot of people do give up quickly.

The journey of being an entrepreneur is not a smooth sail you have to work harder and stick to your goals to become a successful entrepreneur. If you want to make your name in this field or in any other field you need to change your perspective and outlook towards problems and adopt a more rational and positive perspective in tackling challenges.

The perfect way to change your perspective or mindset you need a motivating drive which can be definitely achieved through watching a movie which is motivational. Every entrepreneur needs inspiration and motivation to go past of the obstacles in the way and movies really prove to be a great source of motivation not for one but for almost everyone.

Movies tell us to pass our own limits and push our understanding. So, here we have enclosed a list of inspiring movies that will motivate you to go ahead while tackling all of the obstacles in between.

1. Nightcrawler

The number one on award list is Nightcrawler which was released in 2014 this is a movie if you do have a good vision, although the movie is a little brutal, Jake Acting of Gyllenhaal’s is going to get you engaged.

The movie is based on a person who is struggling in searching to get a job but is not able to find any. Thereafter he finds an opportunity window; when he witnessed a crime and to become a crime journalist is what came to his mind. With a bit of drive and some persuasion the film teaches you a lesson that you can turn into anyone that you want.

It teaches you how to focus, improve and adopt positive attributes to become limitless. You must watch the film to get an inspiration.

2. The Social Network

The movie named as social network released in 2010 and did become a blockbuster. The movie is focusing on the rise of Mark Zuckerberg and his social network startup Facebook.

The movie teaches you how you can focus on your dreams and you can make it a reality by efforts and passion. The movie envisages how a man scaled from nothing in his room to one of the most popular social media network.

There had many questions been stricken at the authenticity and accuracy of the movie but it really doesn’t matter because it’s a very good source of inspiration for entrepreneurs to move ahead.

3. Pirates of Silicon Valley

The Pirates of Silicon Valley was released in 1999. The movie focuses on covering the success story of Bill Gates, the founder of the Microsoft and the person we know as Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple. The movie has detailed their journey very well. The movie has detailed how Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were rivals of each other.

Noah Wyle was portrayed as Steve Jobs and the Anthony Michale Hall as Bill Gates. They did their roles amazingly well.

4. The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness was released in 2006. It is the most motivational movie.

The movie portrays is the protagonist as a person who never gives up on the challenges of his life. Will Smith aka Chris Gardner has performed amazingly well which might give Goosebumps to you. The movie is based on book which was best-selling and it did become huge blockbuster hit.

5. The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption was released in 1994. The movie portrays the bond between to imprisoned men who were finding solace.

The protagonist Andy Dufresne gets imprisoned for a false murder but still, he did manage to get the most of it out of this bad situation. Through persistent hard work, he was able to make better than he could have ever imagined. Morgan Freeman here played other character that was main, and the bond between them is unmatchable.

6. Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump is another inspirational movie that was released in 1994. It is an amazing story of a man had no bad intentions and did become successful by living life in the way he feels right.

The storyline did tell about the good nature of the protagonist and his struggle and his success story. The movie gives you a lesson that you always doesn’t needs to be genius in perfect in everything if you want to become something big in your life but what you actually need to do is to try.

7. Moneyball

The movie was released in 2011. The movie shows Oakland Athletics and the general manager named Billy Beane which was played by Brad Pitt.

The team here is was losing money in a big amount as all of the best players were picked by all the other teams which were big. Now, Beane needs to find out that is there any way by which he can create a team which can win and show money can’t but talent.

The movie gives the lesson that entrepreneurs should take an approach within a way that already exists to grab the market and beat the big competition.

8. The Godfather

The Godfather was released in 1972 and is one such movie which was acclaimed critically. The storyline of the movie revolves around the expanding of a very small business of a family and how they fought off the opposition.

The shrewd business operation of the protagonists enabled them to remain at the top. Instead of learning illegal things you must try to get some inspiration from the movie that can help you better to stay at the top in spite of harder competition.

9. Wall Street

The Wall Street was released in 1987.  The movie revolves around the attributes of greed and business of stockbroker who was young, (Charlie Sheen) Bud Fox. To succeed he does everything that he can, even insider trading.

The trading from inside is a punishable crime he did not have any fear of getting punished. He meets (Michael Douglas) Gordon Gecko and started business based on greed. But in spite of drawing greed in your mind from the movie, you must draw motivation and inspiration to run your business.

10. Rocky

Rocky is another in premiere real movie that was released in 1996. it is the Classic story of an underdog, the protagonist of the movie (Sylvester Stallone) Rocky Balboa, did get an offer to have a fight the champion in heavyweight.

By winning this he could get a better for himself. The movie teaches us a competitive spirit to beat our competitors and be at the top.

11. Jerry McGuire

The movie was released in 1996. It is a movie from the classic times which shows that how much courage and hard work is needed to get on the top.  The movie is based on a real and true story.

The movie shows how the protagonist faced rejection and how the people turned their back towards him. Ultimately, he got to know what is best for him to go for, and ends up with a good business and a great life.

12. Startup.com

The movie was released in 2001. It is about the Gold Rush on the internet in the late 90s. The movie Clint excellent support and did have all of the ingredients which can teach you a lesson of internet.

The movie is a great combination of the lifelong friendships, the rising competition, and the ambitions. It is a lethal combination for a start up on the internet.

13. Something Ventured

Something ventured was released in 2011. It is a great documentary for those who want to explore VC Avenue. The documentary is on the first venture capitalist in the Silicon Valley.

The movie provides great insights into looking at how to get funds and how to get big investors. It teaches viewers to and win the market through their innovative ideas.

14. Boiler Room

The boiler room was released in 2000. The movie is inspired by Wall Street. The movie can let you find the spirit of business inside you.

You must watch this movie to get an inspiration.

15. Office Space

The movie was released in 1999. The movie can really got you inspired to leave the awful 9 am to 5 pm working lifestyle and bring out the hidden entrepreneur of you.

The movie revolves around a man who cannot stand working and go out. The irony of the story is that though he does not like the job.

16. Ctrl+Alt+Compete

Ctrl+Alt+Compete is a documentary movie that was released in 2011. The movie shows some of the most up-to-date insights into the modern startup industry.

It portrays how people have to take a look into the highs, the lows, and the harsh realities of the startup world to be at the top. This movie is actually a reality check on the illusions among people about the startup industry in general.

17. The Secret

It is a movie which not only an entrepreneur but every person must watch it will not only help you build a positive outlook towards life but it will change your perspective for good and will help you live a meaningful and contented life.


It is not necessary that only these movies can give you an inspiration but anything in life can give you an inspiration, anything can motivate you, it all depends on your character.

It is just a small list which can help you build confidence in yourself and will surely motivate you. Sometimes in life, you need a push to start and finish up anything and these films can surely do so for you.