Listen up entrepreneurs! As a business owner or self-starter, you’re going to need a daily dose of self-motivation to help you along this sometimes bumpy ride called the entrepreneurs’ life. What better way to get it than with these movies, which tick all the inspo boxes…
PS: Grab your tissues, because some of what you’re about to watch will evoke powerful emotions. Without further ado, here’s a list of movies to help y’all become better entrepreneurs…
1/ Like A Boss
When two besties sell their cosmetic company, they soon learn the hard facts about company debt and must figure out how to work together to overcome their differences and save the business. This movie will teach you how to really work with your biz partner and dishes a mega-load of insight into how to approach tricky work situations.
2/ Wolf Of Wall Street
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, this film follows Belfort’s drug-fuelled, money-making ride to the top. The key themes here are greed and success. The biggest lesson? How money should never be the sole driver for success.
3/ Erin Brockovich
Sooooooo many feels for this one! A power movie for all you powerhouses is Erin Brockovich. This film embodies female empowerment and the importance of being independent-minded and unafraid to stand up for what you believe. Watch it. Like, now.
4/ The Godfather Trilogy
Yeah, yeah, seems like an odd one to make this list, but hear us out: The Godfather Trilogy is actually great for entrepreneurs. Think: The importance of relationships, building networks that really matter, why helping people lends itself to good business, and understanding competition is non-negotiable. Boom.
5/ The Devil Wears Prada
A fave… and not just for the fashion. This film will motivate you to take the plunge and pursue your dream job. You’ll also learn valuable lessons on how to handle uncomfortable situations, navigate worlds that seem unfamiliar, and how hard work pays off eventually.
6/ The Pursuit Of Happyness
A perfect example of just how hard accomplishing that can sometimes be – but also how you can accomplish pretty much anything through hard work. The takeout? You can build yourself up through your own ingenuity from even the toughest circumstances.
The cinematic tale of real-life entrepreneur Joy Mangano, who overcomes immense personal struggle to go on to patent more than 100 inventions and make millions! If you’re looking for a movie on how belief in yourself, your product and your business is key to survival and success, this is it.
8/ The Social Network
This one’s about the rise of Mark Zuckerberg and his start-up – Facebook. The film covers how Zuckerberg scaled a company from a dorm room into the most successful social media platform. In. The. World. Yup – this one will defs inspire you to turn your dreams into reality.
9/ The Help
A tear-jerker of note, the message behind this film is also truly powerful. This eye-opening story with a heartwarming core shows the resilience of women who remain dignified despite the injustices set against them.
10/ Hidden Figures
This powerful film tells the true stories of three African-American women who were crucial in the United States’ efforts to put a man on the moon. The fight against racial segregation and workplace sexism could leave you questioning how you intend to make your own mark on the world…
11/ Coco Before Chanel
This is the story of French fashion designer Coco Chanel… but before her fame. Abandoned by her father, she goes from being an orphan with no money to a worldwide phenomenon. A good lesson in not letting your past define you.
12/ The Colour Purple
The ultimate portrayal of women supporting women. The Colour Purple depicts the hard life of African American women, the problems they faced in the early 20th Century and how they fought to overcome racism and realise self-worth. A must-see for every single one of us.