Movies do not just serve an entertaining purpose, but they also act as a guide for learning about different phases of life.
Talking about entrepreneurial movies, you get a feel of boring or serious office stuff that kills your interest in learning before you consider watching them.
There are finest funny movies that will not only make you laugh but will also help to motivate the entrepreneur in you. So, we will discuss the 7 comedies that every entrepreneur should watch.
These fantastic and inspirational movies will be sure to catch your interest by revealing the secrets and the mysteries of famous entrepreneurs lightly. Let’s begin!
1. Wall Street (1987)
Director: Oliver Stone
IMDb Rating: 7.3 out of 10
The entrepreneurial movie “Wall Street” revolves around a young and impatient stockbroker, Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen). He is willing to do anything without considering the consequences of his actions to achieve his aim.
The movie represents the greedy nature of most entrepreneurs by peeking into corporate finance to depict how the glamorous lifestyle of wealth quickly gets your ethics away. You can easily stream Wall Street on Disney+.
Entrepreneurial Insights: Corporate Finance, Merger and Acquisition, Portfolio Management, Capital Market, Business Ethics, Investment Principles, Valuation.
2. Office Space (1999)
Director: Mike Judge
IMDb Rating: 7.7 out of 10
The movie portrays the hectic corporate life, office politics, and up-down work relations with boss and coworkers satirical.
Bored with the monotonous office routine, Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) is engulfed in regular daydreams of destroying the software company he works for.
Any employee who dreams of letting go of his job and starting to do what makes him happy will be happy for Peter and feels motivated when he decides to quit his job and pursue a career that he enjoys.
Entrepreneurial Insights: Corporate Culture, Leadership, Mentoring, Work-life Balance, Team-building.
3. The Social Network (2010)
Director: David Fincher
IMDb Rating: 7.8 out of 10
No list of entrepreneurial movies is complete without this masterpiece. This movie Introduces the history of Facebook like a textbook business case for zealous viewers.
By describing the psyche of modern entrepreneurship and the relationship between entrepreneurs and investors, partners, competitors, and creditors, “The Social Network” is a perfect entrepreneurial movie that shows what can happen when an idea explodes in the world.
Entrepreneurial Insights: Importance of Emotional Intelligence in business, Nature of Business Relation, a thinking pattern of the modern Entrepreneur, Innovation, Creativity, Social Media.
4. Thank You for Smoking (2005)
Director: Jason Reitman
IMDb Rating: 7.6 out of 10
Thank You for Smoking is the perfect one for savvy marketing entrepreneurs and anyone who aspires to learn marketing, especially selling techniques.
The movie’s plot revolves around Nick Naylor (Aaron Eckhart), a tobacco industry lobbyist who creatively advocates protecting the tobacco industry in the most challenging situations.
This one is a must-watch for new entrepreneurs and marketing savvy individuals as it infuses insight into crisis management, corporate communication, PR, and negotiation skills.
Entrepreneurial Insights: Public Relations, Advertising Campaigns, Negotiation Skills, Marketing Strategies, Crisis Management, Business Communication.
5. You've Got Mail (1998)
Director: Nora Ephron
IMDb Rating: 6.7 out of 10
This movie shows the romantic collision of a small business owner Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan), with the owner of a chain store Joe Fox (Tom Hanks).
Struggling bookseller Kathleen Kelly accidentally got a mail from her rival Joe Fox, the owner of a chain of Fox books that has recently moved across the street, and both of them fall into an intense Internet romance.
When Joe learns the truth about his virtual love, he struggles in reconciling his relationship with his rival, knowing her actual feelings towards him.
Entrepreneurial Insights: Importance of Perseverance for Business, Business Vision, Business Competition, Work-life Balance, Negotiation Techniques.
6. Moneyball (2011)
Director: Bennett Miller
IMDb Rating: 7.6 out of 10
Moneyball-a sports biopic starring Brad Pitt, proved a motivating force for today’s modern entrepreneurs.
The movie tells the story of the captain of a baseball team Billy Beane (Brad Pitt), who figured out a way of creating a winning team in a difficult situation by taking bold steps.
The movie shows that you can achieve great results and find practical solutions to your problems with minimal resources by overcoming your fear of failure and adapting to fundamental life changes.
Entrepreneurial Insights: Problem-solving, Resource Management, Crisis Management, Openness to new ideas.
7. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Director: David Frankel
IMDb Rating: 6.9 out of 10
A story of an aspiring journalist, Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway), who manages to raise herself as the boss’s most trustworthy ally despite hating the fakeness of the Fashion Industry.
The movie peeks into the working culture of the fashion industry, offering thoughtful insights on how to handle uncomfortable situations, how to sail in an unfamiliar world, and the importance of hard work in achieving goals. You can also look at the 10 best magazines for entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurial Insights: Branding, Importance of Career Development, Selling Tricks, Self-Grooming.
Watching a movie seems to us just a fun pastime activity. But, we can’t help but be driven by its message. Movies about successful entrepreneurs and billionaires inspire us to think about our resources and capabilities and spur action. They can even motivate the entrepreneur in ourselves to encourage us to start our businesses.