7 movies every entrepreneur should watch

Becoming an entrepreneur isn’t an easy task. One needs to battle the risks involved each day to become successful. Even when going gets tough, an entrepreneur needs to keep pushing. Amidst so many hardships, one definitely needs inspiration and motivation to keep going.

Movies have always served as a medium of inspiration and also managed to teach a variety of topics. Watching a movie which teaches you to strategise and build your business further will definitely serve as a guide during difficult times.

Here’s a list of movies every entrepreneur must watch:

The Social network

The Social Network proved to be a great hit when it released it 2010. It traced how an introvert, Mark Zuckerberg built the biggest social media platform, Facebook, which was started as a social network within Harvard but spread to other colleges and soon to the rest of the world. It shows how important qualities like flexibility and innovation are. The accuracy of the movie was questioned; however, it is still one of the best movies to inspire more entrepreneurs.

The Pursuit of Happyness

Based on Chris Gardner’s life, this movie is still one of the best movies to inspire entrepreneurs worldwide. You will be inspired how Chris and his son are determined to achieve a dream even though they are homeless. The passion and sacrifice involved in this movie will definitely continue every entrepreneur to do well and believe in his/her dream even though other people don’t.

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Citizen Kane

The movie follows the life of Charles Kane (fictitious character) who is a newspaper tycoon and on his quest to acquire power, fame and money. Every entrepreneur wants money and fame, however, once an entrepreneur starts gaining all of that, it is very difficult to stay content and not lose track of one’s life. The most important learning one can derive from Kane is to understand what’s truly important in life and stick to it.


The story behind the movie is as inspirational as the movie itself. Sylvester Stallone wrote the script in 24 hours and failed to find investors.. He found one investor who didn’t want Stallone to play the lead. However, he was persistant and the movie turned out to be one of the biggest hits ever. The movie itself teaches us that determination and will to keep going are the keys to achieving success through the protagonist, Rocky. Hence, it is an inspirational must-watch movie for all entrepreneurs.

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Loosely based on the life of industrialist, Dhirubhai Ambani, this movie showcases how important it is for an entrepreneur to be ambitious and committed. Gurukant desai, the protagonist, starts a textile company with money he gets as dowry and turns absolutely ruthless to keep his company going. He also illegally imports spare machine parts for greater output. The ethical aspects of the movie can be questioned but it is important to learn the value of perseverance and use of skill to succeed in the field of entrepreneurship.

Rocket Singh: Salesman of the year

This movie focuses on the sales aspect of business and reminds businessmen how important customer service is. After learning the tricks of the trade, Harpreet Singh starts his company called Rocket Singh which gains popularity in no time because of the strong customer service and low prices. The movie also focuses on the importance of team work, humility, valuing customers and most importantly, the risk factor of a business.

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Band Baaja Baraat

A surprise hit; this movie definitely serves as a guide to people wanting to venture into an industry which is already competitive. The movie is basically a love story between two graduates who set up a wedding planning business and through their wit and understanding of the customers, soon make it big. What the movie subtly reminds us is that even though an entrepreneur might want to exist as a one man player, it is absolutely essential to be a team player and treat vendors as equals to gain success on the business front.

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