1: The Godfather trilogy:
This movie highlights why networks and relationship building matters and is extremely entertaining with thought provoking and thrilling scenes and provides a way how to handle your next business challenge. The topics covered in the movie include key personnel retention, mergers and acquisitions, alliances, long-term corporate diversification, corporate take-overs and corporate succession.
It is a documentary film released in 2001 that shows the rise and fall of the real-life startup GovWorks that raised $60 million from Hearst Interactive Media, KKR, the New York Investment Fund, and Sapient. This film shows how friendships can easily be threatened by business partnerships. The topics that covered in the movie include capital raising, management skills, entrepreneurship skills, and finance for entrepreneurs and team building.
3: Lord of War:
Lord of War is a dark comedy with a good bit of actions shows the life of Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage) an immigrant from Ukraine. He trade illegal guns and is highly ambitious in his work. Basically, this film featured some important Entrepreneurship skills like ability to tolerate risk, tenacity and ambition. The film covered different topics like negotiation techniques, building customer loyalty, growth hacking, creative problem solving, competitive strategies, crisis management and emerging markets.
4: Pirates of Silicon Valley:
A pirate of Silicon Valley released in 1999 and covers the early days of leading technology hub. It shows the eventual rise of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates and is an astonishing motivator for entrepreneurs and teaches how to be a successful technology innovator. It provides an interesting insight on the lives of the founders of big companies in the world Apple and Microsoft.
5: Wall Street:
This film is covered a story of an ambitious stockbroker who plot a route for the economic rollercoaster of Wall Street. This movie perfect fusion of portfolio management, corporate finance, capital markets and investment law principles, mergers and acquisitions, business ethics and company valuation.
6: The Pursuit of Happyness:
The Pursuit of Happyness is one of the most motivational and heartwarming films for entrepreneurs. It is based on true story of Chris Gardner released in 2006, how he followed his dreams, how he faced the struggles for long time and how he remained determined and stick to his dream job despite of the worst circumstances. The overall movie is based on sacrifices and passion entrepreneurs should be willing to embrace.
7: Catch Me If You Can:
Performed by wonderful artist Frank Abagnale (Leonardo DiCaprio), based on true story, it is a classic film that shows an entrepreneurial journey. It covered interesting topics like problem solving, creative thinking, personal sales techniques, perseverance, innovation and creativity, and entrepreneurial funding sources.
This film is based on true story of Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A’s. He discovered a unique way to compete in baseball, as there is shortage of finance to spend on players. He has an innovative and creative mind that should be the traits of every entrepreneur.
9: Twelve Angry Men:
This movie has several insights on leadership, the conflicting value systems and the psychology of group behavior. It will build your decision making skills and the topics covered include persuasion methods, negotiations techniques, consensus building and conflict resolution.
10: The Devil Wears Prada:
This movie is a great motivation to pursue your dream job, and shows how hard work pays off and how a person can handle uncomfortable situations. The film covered different interesting topics like importance of career development and media, sales techniques and branding.
11: Erin Brockovich:
This is based on a true story of a woman who wins the biggest settlement ever paid in a direct-action lawsuit against all odds. Basically this film represents woman empowerment and highlights the importance to pursue ethics against every obstacle. This movie covers the topics include gender bias, sustainable business models and corporate social responsibility.
12: Office Space:
A comedy movie based on work relationships and office politics, by satirizing corporate culture of a 1990s software company. It will give you insight about team-building techniques, leadership and career development, work-life balance, management of information technology and personnel retention.
13: The Usual Suspects:
It based on a story of a group of criminals who find themselves in the same police lineup and decide to team up and pull a profitable heist. The movie provide an insight on long-term business strategy, power and influence, leadership consolidation, innovation and creativity, risk-and-reward compensation, collaboration, logistics planning and execution, consolidation of marketing, branding and operations.
14: The Social Network:
Released in 2010, it was a blockbuster based on true life story of Mark Zuckerberg how he transformed from a Harvard student to launching the best popular social-media platform in the world. The film gives insight on how to be succeeded being resilient and flexible and motivates you to be a better entrepreneur.