Netflix has changed the landscape of cinema – we’re truly engrossed by the tiny and large screens of our smartphones and smart TVs. Netflix abodes content from across the globe, touching upon various genres, languages, and themes. Thus, if you’re a cinephile with a dash of entrepreneurial ambition, it’s time you watch a couple of movies on Netflix.
In this article, we’ll talk about four of the best movies available on Netflix about business. You never know some inspiring businessmen could unravel ideas and motivations hidden in these movies. You can, of course, use a VPN to bypass geo-restrictions if you are watching from other countries. So without further ado, here are the best movies on Netflix UK!
The Pursuit of Happyness
A movie that is more about emotions and family than business, so it may come as a surprise when we include this as the first on the list. But there’s a reason; it teaches and puts emphasis on the importance of our decisions; decisions that we take on our lowest moments when desperateness seeps in.
This is a story of a father and son who are bogged down by society and the impending recession that implores extreme hardship upon the family. It’s a bad phase, a bad time, and it will pass. However, it didn’t seem possible at the time. And that is exactly when you have to take the leap of faith. Best businesses and career decisions are made when you’re simply not capable of moving an inch, and somehow, you manage.
This movie will teach you a grand deal about patience, perseverance, and dedication – three instrumental traits for a millionaire mindset. The movie is led by a real-life father-son duo, Will Smith and Jaden Smith. The performances are absolutely beautiful and you will be compelled to shed a tear or two.
Yes Man is a movie that will present a life-changing philosophy to you. It will teach you the importance of saying yes – all yeses that you approve of in life lead to possibilities and opportunities.
The movie focuses on the themes of optimism. The central character of the movie is shown as a person who is deeply negative and has an extremely pessimistic mindset that eventually doesn’t work in his favor. After attending a seminar, he comes to terms with saying yes to everything. A singular decision that changes his life for the better. However, that’s when the movie takes a turn and shows you another reality – positivity is important, but too much of anything is detrimental.
Henceforth, he learns to recognize the right time to say yes to anything and when it’s time to politely decline whatever life is offering. This movie carefully wraps the message of being open to life – the good, the bad, and sometimes even the ugly. Say yes to life! An ideology that applies to all spheres of life, personal, business, social, and every other domain.
The Theory of Everything
A biographical tribute to the greatest minds of history, Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything, is one of the most significant movies of any person’s life. It gives you a glimpse of the life Hawking had; how his scientific theories mean much more than just academic research.
Undoubtedly the most influential man of our lifetime, Stephen Hawking taught us the most crucial lesson of our life. The lesson is simple but poignant, and once you truly imbibe it and put it into practice, you will realize its true significance.
The man who battled the fatal illness of ALS was confined to his wheelchair most of his life, yet his ideas and learnings managed to reach worldwide. He taught us that excellence survives despite all the obstacles that come in its way. Therefore, one must never succumb to pressure or major atrocities of life.
The key lesson that we take away after watching this movie is to never stop being curious. It is extremely important to ask and not hold back. And it takes courage to be curious all the time; you could be ridiculed, demoralized, and destabilized even. But keep in mind to stay motivated and move forward with interest and your speculative nature.
Another biographical on the list, this one is about a man who changed the way we viewed technology. He is the man who not only changed his fate but also influenced ours. In this movie, you will become aware of the most important trait of businessmen – obsession. They are obsessed with whatever they do. Their work doesn’t feel like work to them, it’s their passion, their joy, even their cure.
Another important thing that you will learn in this movie is the quest for knowledge that the man possessed. You can undermine his journey by claiming that it’s pure luck, but you can’t deny how he never compromised on his vision. No matter what obstacle came his way, he persevered and showed no signs of falling down in the face of adversity. That strict attitude and sincerity towards your passion is the first sign of genius, something we should collectively strive towards.
Hope you enjoyed the list even though it’s possible that you’ve already seen some of the movies on the list. But what’s important here is to realize their impact. Art, despite being undermined by scientists and pragmatic minds, has the ability to move us beyond imagination and push us to be the best versions of ourselves – in whatever capacity you strive to be.