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Top 9 Motivational Movies for Entrepreneurs

Sarah Matarazzo
Monday May 18, 2020

Entrepreneurship is not for the faint hearted – many an hour is spent sat at your desk working hard to build a brand and a company with a positive future. For all the many perks of entrepreneurship, the lows can be more impactful than the highs, but we believe perseverance pays off in the long run. All you need is a change in perspective and a desire to achieve.

A great way to get into that motivated mindset is with a motivational movie! We’ve listed our top 9 motivational movies.

1.) Jobs

After revolutionising home computers, Steve Jobs and his friend Steve Wozniak co-found Apple Inc. But as a leader and a visionary, Jobs’s style of functioning creates several problems for him.

2.) The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

A man living a dull life dreams up romantic and action-filled scenarios in order to escape from monotony. When his own job is threatened, he sets out on a real romantic and action-packed journey.

3.) The Founder

Ray, a salesman, meets the owners of McDonalds, a burger joint in Southern California. He realises the potential of the place and decides to make it the biggest restaurant business in the world.

 

4.) The Pursuit of Happyness

Chris Gardner takes up an unpaid internship in a brokerage firm after he loses his life’s earnings selling a product he invested in. His wife leaves him and he is left with the custody of his son whilst desperately trying to build a high-flying career.

"“Nothing in this world can take the place of good old persistence. Talent won't. Nothing's more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius won't. Unrecognised genius is practically a cliche. Education won't. Why the world is full of educated fools. Persistence and determination alone are all powerful.” Michael Keaton (Ray Kroc) - The Founder"

5.) Hidden Figures

Three female African-American mathematicians play a pivotal role in astronaut John Glenn’s launch into orbit. Meanwhile, they also have to deal with racial and gender discrimination at work.

6.) The Wolf Of Wall Street

Introduced to life in the fast lane through stockbroking, Jordan Belfort takes a hit after a Wall Street crash. He teams up with Donnie Azoff, cheating his way to the top as his relationships slide.

7.) The Blind Side

Michael, a homeless African-American teenager, is adopted by a Caucasian family who help him overcome his learning difficulties and achieve excellence in American football.

8.) The Social Network

Mark Zuckerberg creates a social networking site, Facebook, with the help of his friend Eduardo Saverin. But soon, a string of lies tears their relationship apart even as Facebook connects people.

9.) Baby Boom

J.C. Wiatt (Diane Keaton) is a New York City businesswoman who is married to her job and has a relationship with Steven (Harold Ramis), a successful investment broker. J.C.’s life takes an unexpected turn when a relative suddenly dies and makes her the caretaker of a baby girl. Soon, the baby’s arrival causes J.C. to lose first Steven, and then her job. She moves to Vermont and embarks on a series of life-changing events. But when offered the opportunity, will she return to her corporate ways?

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