10 Inspiring Movies for Entrepreneurs and Founders

Movies have always inspired human beings as they connect with our real life so here we have listed some Inspiring Movies for Entrepreneurs and founders.
If you’re an entrepreneur or just someone who wants to build a career of his own, there comes a time in life when everything goes wrong and you feel helpless and under confident. Motivation is something everyone needs on a timely basis to keep going. Everyone has a different way of motivating themselves, some do it by reading, some by taking motivational lectures, some do it by watching inspirational movies.
Movies go beyond delivering entertainment; they are more than a visceral medium and can instil a sense of confidence and motivation lost somewhere, provided that the movie you are watching is of the right kind. It’s not uncommon to see viewers pumped up, full of vigor, after having watched a movie. Examples are abound- Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Chak De India, Iqbal are counted among the desi movies which have left movie goers feeling energized. Hollywood chartbusters famous for leaving audience in high spirits include Forrest Gump and Moneyball. By no means is this some kind of definite list, the catalogues’ endless.
If you are amongst the people who like to watch movies then we have a list of 10 inspiring movies for entrepreneurs! These inspiring movies for entrepreneurs will not only help you to motivate yourself for startup but also show you how to startup. To celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship here we present inspiring movies that have the ability to activate the dormant innovator that lies within every single one of us.

Inspiring movies for entrepreneurs and founders

The Social Network

The accuracy to which the movie has described the rise of the biggest social networking site is often subjected to arguments, with some of the co-founders of Facebook having raised objections. But no matter what the outcome of the debate may be, the dexterity evident in the movie’s making along with widely praised background scores, would definitely inspire would-be entrepreneurs to make worthwhile sacrifices in order to achieve the greater reward.

Pursuit of happyness

One of the sweetest and inspiring movies ever made is this 2006 released Pursuit of happiness. Watching Will Smith portray the role of Chris Gardner, a guy who is cheated, humiliated and rejected only to become one of the best traders ever. The relationship with his son and his never give up attitude will for sure compel you to get up and chase your dreams. This movie lets you know that without pain there is no gain and difficulties only lead to a better future. Being patient and committed is the key.
Nominated for a plethora of awards, the movie was so mesmerizing that the mayor of Chattanooga, a place in Tennessee, organized a screening of the film for the city’s homeless.

Pirates of the Silicon Valley

This movie is based on the two very big business start-ups that took over the silicone valley by a storm, Apple and Microsoft. This film shows all the struggles they faced in their journey to become these giants that they are today. One lesson that you should take away from this film is hard work and perseverance goes a long way.


This movie clearly depicts how people react to changes. This movie is about how a person totally changes his path to pursue something he thinks is right and how many obstacles he has to face in doing it.


This movie has a lot of illegal stuff in it so we would not advise you to get into that. But the message to take back from this film is that little intelligence and some common sense can take you to places you have never thought of before.


This 2001 documentary film examines the rise and fall of the company by the name GovWorks. So if you want an insight into the .com period and how friendship can be threatened by a business partnership. This movie is a must watch.

Forrest Gump

“Run Forest, Run!”, the movie is symbolic of how Forrest Gump, who in spite of his handicap and adversities, turned the tide in his favor. The movie is considered a classic and has developed large following over the years since its release in 1994. A must watch movie in times when nothing seems to work out!


Billy Beane is the reason behind Oakland Athletics meteoric rise to the top in baseball in this adaptation of Michael Lewis’s 2003 book ‘Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game’. The key takeaway from this movie is the spirit to do something different. And it is the very approach of being innovative which in turn provides valuable lessons to innovators seeking to stray away from the rat race and make it big.


The entire series has delivered chart topping entertainment, starting from the first released in 1976 to the last one, Rocky Balboa, released in 2006. The first movie depicts the transition of Rocky Balboa (played by Sylvester Stallone) from being an underdog to becoming famous in the sport of boxing. While the movie deserves applauds for showing how Rocky overcame atrocities, the real life struggles of Stallone in establishing his presence in Hollywood adds further fuel to fire, signifying that struggles in reel life are often taken from real life and implying that movies can actually help people in their daily lives by providing the much needed motivation.

If you know any other inspiring movies for entrepreneurs please comment down below!

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