17 Inspiring & motivational Entrepreneurial movies


After witnessing the Industrial Revolution we are now landed up in the era of entrepreneurship revolution. To survive in this entrepreneurship field is not that much easy and thereby many people fall off or give up quickly.

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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. To achieve what you want 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 motivational movie. Every entrepreneur needs inspiration and motivation to overcome all 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 challenge 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 for people with great vision although the movie is a little brutal, Jake Gyllenhaal’s acting will keep you engaged.

The movie is about a struggling guy who is searching for a job but is not able to find anyone. Thereafter he finds an opportunity window; when he witnessed a crime he then decides to become a crime journalist. With a little persuasion and drive the film teaches you a lesson that anyone can become anything he or she wants.

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

  1. The Social Network

The social network was released in 2010 and became a Hollywood blockbuster the movie is focusing on the rise of Mark Zuckerberg and his social network startup Facebook.

The movie teaches you to take your dreams seriously and turn them into reality by efforts and passion. The movie envisages how a man scaled a company from a dorm room to the most and popular social media network the world has ever seen.

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

  1. 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 Microsoft and Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple. The movie has detailed their journey very well. The movie has detailed how Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were rivals of each other.

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

  1. The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness was released in 2006. It is one of the most motivational and best movies.

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 you Goosebumps. The movie is based on a best-selling book and it became a blockbuster hit.

  1. The Shawshank Redemption

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

The protagonist Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) gets imprisoned for a false murder but still, he manages to make the best out of this bad situation. Through persistent hard work, he manages to achieve more than he ever thought possible. Morgan Freeman plays the other main character, and their bond is unmatchable.

  1. Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump is another inspirational movie that was released in 1994. It is a beautiful story of a man with good intentions who becomes successful just by living his the life in the way he feels right.

The storyline revolves around the simple nature of the protagonist and his struggle and his success story. The movie gives you a lesson that you always don’t have to be genius in perfect in everything to achieve something big in your life but what you actually need to do is to try.

  1. Moneyball

The movie was released in 2011 and it is about the Oakland Athletics and its general manager Billy Beane, Brad Pitt.

The team is an underdog and is losing a lot of money as all of their star players have been picked up by some bigger teams. Now, Beane needs to find out how to create a winning team without the kind of talent that money can buy.

The movie gives the lesson that entrepreneurs should take an innovative approach to an existing way of doing business to grab the market and beat out the competition.

  1. The Godfather

The Godfather was released in 1972 and is one of the critically acclaimed films of all times. The storyline of the movie revolves around the growth of a small family business and the fighting off the opposition.

Although the shrewd business operations of the protagonists enabled them to remain at the top. Instead of learning illegal things you must find some inspiration in the movie that can help you better to stay at the top in spite of harder competition.

  1. Wall Street

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

The insider trading is a highly punishable crime he has no fear of getting punished. He meets Gordon Gecko (Michael Douglas) and starts doing business based on the motto that “greed is good”. But in spite of drawing greed in your mind from the movie, you must draw motivation and inspiration to run your business.

  1. Rocky

Rocky is another in premiere real movie that was released in 1996. it is the Classic underdog story the protagonist of the movie Rocky Balboa, Sylvester Stallone gets a challenge to fight the heavyweight champ.

By winning the challenge he has an opportunity to make his life better for himself. The movie teaches us a competitive spirit to get up and beat our competitors and be at the top.

  1. Jerry McGuire

The movie was released in 1996. It is a classic movie which shows that how much courage and hard work it takes to stay at the top.  The movie is based on a real and true story.

The movie shows how the protagonist (Tom Cruise) faced rejection and how people keep turning their backs on him while he takes big leaps of faith. Ultimately, he identifies the best road for him to follow, and ends up becoming successful in both business and life.

  1. Startup.com

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

The movie is a great combination of rising competition, lifelong friendships, and do-or-die ambitions. It is a lethal combination for an internet startup.

  1. Something Ventured

Something ventured was released in 2011. It is a great documentary for those who are exploring the VC Avenue. The documentary is based on the perspective of the first venture capitalist in Silicon Valley.

The movie provides great insights into looking at how the things get funded and what is on the line for big-time investors. It teaches viewers to be brave and win the market through their innovative ideas.

  1. Boiler Room

The boiler room was released in 2000. The movie is most likely inspired by the original Wall Street. The movie can let you find your inner business spirit.

You must watch this movie to get an inspiration and to stay true to your spirit and not become morally corrupt.

  1. Office Space

The movie was released in 1999. The movie can really inspire you to get out of 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 going to work anymore. The irony of the story is that though he does not like the job, he got promoted and his bitterness about his job caused him troubles.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.


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