10 Must Watch Movies for Entrepreneurs

There are some practices common to all successful entrepreneurs such as, building strong business relationships, crafting schedules to optimize routines, and maximizing productivity.

A Cornerstone study revealed that 68% of employees are suffering from work overload and that 61% of workers believe that work overload is the factor that most strongly reduces their productivity.

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It is important to maximize productivity and efficiency and take breaks.  While books are a great way to, a good TV show, movie and docuseries can also be a great way to relax. If you pick the right ones, you might find more than much-needed escapism, you might also get an inspiration boost and see things from a different angle.

Here’s a list of the 10 inspiring movies and series for entrepreneurs.

  • The Pursuit of Happyness

Based on Chris Gardner’s heart-wrenching “rags to riches” memoir, decades after its release, the pursuit of Happyness continues to be relevant. The movie about winning the fight against all odds while staying true to your inner compass speaks volumes.

This movie could be the motivation entrepreneurs need to stay strong and believe in their dreams.

  • The Theory of Everything

Based on one of the most brilliant and influential scientists, Stephan Hawking, the movie shows the successful discoveries he had made despite his challenges.

The movie could easily motivate anyone to not let anything hold them back and create something more. It is a great story of persistence and grit.

  • Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

The documentary tells the story of Enron and his executives that ran the company. The spectacular rise and fall of one of the most scandal-ridden corporations in American history.

While they may have committed terrible crimes and gotten away with them for close to a decade, it’s hard to deny the fact that they were actually brilliant men and brilliant leaders.

  • Twelve Angry Men

Twelve Angry Men is a courtroom drama that has several layers of insight on leadership, the psychology of group behavior, and conflicting value systems.

The movie is sure to force one’s mind to think and possibly make some changes in decision-making skills.

  • Office Space

This American comedy touches on topics such as work relationships and office politics. In addition to giving a good laugh, it will get you thinking about leadership, team-building techniques, and career developments.

  • The Mind, Explained

This highly underrated Netflix docuseries features the inner workings of the human brain. It covers the five most intriguing parts of the mind, covering memory, dreams, anxiety, mindfulness, and psychedelics.

As an entrepreneur, the docuseries is sure to unravel some mysteries of the mind and on how people think. Allowing you to incorporate this knowledge into business strategies.

  • Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates

“Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates” is one of the most talked-about docuseries on Netflix. This three-part documentary series offers an unadulterated view of the Microsoft co-founder’s human side.

For an entrepreneur, understanding how the mind of one of the world’s richest men works from the comfort of the living room is nothing less than a blessing. The series pinpoints out what makes Bill Gates, the software magnate different from others.

  • Mad Men

This 92-episode marketing series and period drama focusing on the lives of advertising executives in 1960. The series shows the captivating view of the ad agency life, business structures, client interactions, and the creative process behind it.

  • Girl Boss

Based on the autobiography of Sophia Amoruso, the CEO, and founder of Nasty Girl and female entrepreneur. The series depicts her struggles to overcome the challenges and her journey to the success of her brand.

For entrepreneurs, especially women it is important to see someone passionately work towards her goal and finally achieving her success.

  • Broken

Broken is made upon standalone investigative episodes based on the manufacturing processes and the cultural factors behind the demand for different products. The series offers a view of the influences that shape the marketing world.

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