Top 10 Inspirational Movies of Hollywood Every Entrepreneur Must Watch

Here’re top 10 inspirational movies of Hollywood to overcome obstacles that limit your success.

Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which is often initially a small business. The people who create these businesses are called entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs take risks to grow their businesses. According to the study, many startups fail due to bad business decisions, an economic crisis or lack of market demand. There are many rough patches along the way and many just want to give up when it gets too tough.

You need daily motivation to overcome all of the obstacles you will face in this line of work.

Movies are the best source of inspiration. Without inspiration, you lack both the stimuli of desire and momentum of action. Movies can help you to become a better entrepreneur.

Top 7 Inspirational Movies of Hollywood

1. The Pursuit of Happyness

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he’s poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

Director: Gabriele Muccino
Stars: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith

2. Forrest Gump

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise

3. The Social Network

As Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, he is sued by the twins who claimed he stole their idea, and by the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.

Director: David Fincher
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake

4. Moneyball

Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

Director: Bennett Miller
Stars: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill

5. Pirates of Silicon Valley

History of Apple and Microsoft.

Director: Martyn Burke
Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Noah Wyle, Joey Slotnick

6. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Now out of prison but still disgraced by his peers, Gordon Gekko works his future son-in-law, an idealistic stock broker, when he sees an opportunity to take down a Wall Street enemy and rebuild his empire.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Michael Douglas, Carey Mulligan


Traces the birth and failure of new media company

Directors: Chris Hegedus, Jehane Noujaim
Stars: Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, Tom Herman, Kenneth Austin

8. Something Ventured

Apple. Intel. Genentech. Atari. Google. Cisco. Stratospheric successes with high stakes all around. Behind some of the world’s most revolutionary companies are a handful of men who saw opportunity where others did not: these are the original venture capitalists. All were backing and building companies before the term ‘venture capital’ had been coined: companies that led to the birth of biotechnology and the spectacular growth in microprocessors, personal computers and the web. Something Ventured uncovers the ups and downs of the building of some of the greatest companies of the twentieth century, and the hidden dramas behind some of the most famous names in the business.

Directors: Daniel Geller (co-director), Dayna Goldfine (co-director)
Stars: Bill Bowes, Herbert Boyer, Po Bronson

9. Office Space

Three company workers who hate their jobs decide to rebel against their greedy boss.

Director: Mike Judge
Stars: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman

10. The Founder

The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers’ innovative fast food eatery, McDonald’s, into the biggest restaurant business in the world, with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness.

Director: John Lee Hancock
Stars: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch


Apart movies, any of the documentaries, quotes, TED videos help you to stay motivated and will give you much needed push to start and finish up anything.

I recommend you to watch all the above inspirational movies of Hollywood to become better entrepreneur.

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