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8 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch for Inspiration

Whatever phase you are at in your entrepreneurial journey, there’s a lot you can acquire a knowledge of from these money motivated movies.

1. The Social Network tells the story of how Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook while studying at Harvard and how he was later sued by two brothers who stated he stole their idea, and his best friend who was ousted from the company.


2. Startup.com tells the story about the rise and fall of internet companies during the dotcom bubble. Startup.com is a documentary film that follows the story of GovWorks, a promising startup that failed spectacularly because of mismanagement and internal power struggles.


3. Wall Street tells the story of ambition and greed, portrayed brilliantly by Charlie Sheen and Michael Douglas respectively. The main protagonist, Bud Fox, idolizes Gekko and gets carried away by his glamorous lifestyle, only to get entangled in the vicious web of insider trading.


4. The Big Short tells three separate but parallel stories of individuals who were able to predict and profit from the American financial crisis of 2007-08.


5. Boiler Room takes a look at stock broking through the eyes of a man who is trying to get rich quick. This movie depicts what happens when brokers get a little too carried away with their status and access.


6. Fyre festival was supposed to be the greatest music festival ever. Organized by Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule, the “luxury music festival” was promoted on Instagram by celebrities and social media influencers, including Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and Emily Ratajkowski. The only problem? It was all a scam, devised by MacFarland who had a history of starting up fraudulent business ventures.


7. The Founder is a biopic of the American fast-food tycoon Ray Kroc. Starring Michael Keaton, the movie tells the story of his creation of McDonald’s fast-food restaurant chain, which became the biggest restaurant business in the world. It also stars Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch who play the McDonald brothers, the original founders of McDonald’s.


8. The Pursuit of Happyness is a true story based on the life of entrepreneur Chris Gardner’s nearly one-year struggle of being homeless with his son while going through a grueling 6-month unpaid internship as a stockbroker. Will Smith’s portrayal of Gardner earned him an Oscar nomination.

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