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10 Movies That Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Some movies Entrepreneur Should Watch will make you feel happy or scared while others can really inspire you. We all have watched movies that have changed the way we live and helped us to change for the better.

As an entrepreneur, you need a lot of motivation and inspiration to help you make the right decisions for the success of your business. Here is a list of some of the most inspiring movies that can really open your “entrepreneurial eyes”.

  1. The Social Network(2010)

This one of the top 10 movies is about how Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg became one of the youngest billionaires in the world after creating one of the most profitable ideas. You will see how he made it through the challenges especially when he had to start in his dorm-room in Harvard. This is definitely a must watch for all aspiring entrepreneurs.

  1. Pirates of Silicon Valley(1999)

The classic film is about Steve Jobs who created Apple and Bill Gates, the Microsoft CEO, and how they built their empires. The movie highlights their challenges, trials, rivalry and how the two techs operated differently to create some of the world’s most successful companies.

  1. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Chris Gardner (Will Smith) is a struggling salesman who loses everything; even his wife. Instead of crawling into his shell to avoid the shame, failure and humiliations, Chris works harder and smart so as to make his life and that of his son’s better. This is an inspiring movie based on a true story.

  1. The Wolf of the Wall Street(2013)

The Controversial movie with Leonardo De Caprio as the lead actor makes you realize how temptations can jeopardize your success. It will teach you some valuable lessons about fame, success, greed, respect for the law, fortune e.t.c. The most important lesson that it portrays is that discipline and awareness is vital to retain the success you receive.

  1. Limitless(2011)

This one of the top 10 movies is about a struggling writer Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) who swallows a mysterious pill to allow him gain access to 100% of his brain abilities. He becomes successful but the terrible side-effects and decrease in the pills’ supplies threatens to destroy him and everything he created. You will learn about greed and results of taking shortcuts.

  1. The Godfather(1972)

The story is about a Godfather and his son who develops and oversees the immense growth of a small business which later turns out to be the largest organized crime family. It’s a good movie for all entrepreneurs who want to know what it takes to reach at the top.

  1. Office Space(1999)

This movie is just perfect for those aspiring to be successful entrepreneurs. It’s about Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingstone) who realizes how much he hates sitting in his cubicle every day, taking orders from his boss. He eventually develops some hatred for his job and itches to be an entrepreneur.

  1. Boiler Room(2000)

This one of the top 10 movies is about a 19 year old college drop-out who becomes one of the top brokers in a certain brokerage firm. However, something about the firm doesn’t just seem right. Check what he does when faced with the dilemma of money, greed, morals, and legality.

  1. The Flash of Genius(2008)

This one of the top 10 movies gives all entrepreneurs a vital lesson on the importance of protecting your ideas from being stolen. It’s about a windshield wiper inventor whose product becomes embraced by all auto giants. However, the auto makers fail to give the inventor the proper credit that he deserves. Watch how he fights with powerful corporations for his credit and learn from it.

  1. The Wall Street(1987)

This one of the Entrepreneur Should Watch movies is about an ambitious young stockbroker, Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) who works hard to achieve success. He is suddenly asked to do something illegal for good money. The movie will teach you how not fall into traps because of money.



Swash is an entrepreneur who is deeply involved in many online and offline joint ventures. Swash is also CEO of Swash Enterprises - offering online business solutions - and running a couple of different businesses.