Fall In Love With Netflix Movies That Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Every entrepreneur out there is still wondering when the COVID-19 lockdown is going to end and how can they go back to their entrepreneurial life and delve more for what they love? On a lighter note, it might be a very much intimidating time of the year but here we put up an awesome list on top 7 movies for entrepreneurs on Netflix. Where, you can use Netflix in a very productive way by watching something which gives you insights into how things are worked upon smartly, and this could eventually lead you to victory.

Like anyone else, entrepreneurs too would like an evening. And what better way to squeeze in a night of binge-watching Netflix? However, even a night of taking part in do-nothing will cause a lightning bolt of inspiration if you watch the appropriate movies and clips.

Let’s bring on the new culture of NETFLIX & LEARN.
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It’s often observed that by watching a movie that inspires you in a way; we always try to imbibe a character that we loved the most. So, why not change ourselves a bit and keep ourselves motivated with a new variety of ideas just by being in the comfort of your couch.

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Spend a touch time recharging your batteries and get refreshed with these seven perceptive movies on Netflix for entrepreneurs and founders.

Top 7 Movies For Entrepreneurs On Netflix

1. The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness
The Pursuit of Happyness
IMDB Rating Director Initial Release
8/10 Gabriele Muccino January 2019

This movie is based on Chris Gardner's heart-wrenching “upward mobility” memoir, The Pursuit of Happyness is all about winning the fight against all odds that life throws on you while staying true to your inner compass. The story details Chris’ nearly a year struggle with homelessness while raising his young son and pursuing an unpaid internship as a stockbroker. At times, he had to resort to sleeping in a subway bathroom, while struggling to sell medical bone-density scanners for income. It has been decades since this film was released, and yet the subject is still relevant today.

What should we learn from this movie? We all face moments of despair. But no matter how the worse the situation gets, you have to keep up with that and always move forward, and never stop believing in your dream.

2. The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
IMDB Rating Director Initial Release
7.6/10 Chiwetel Ejiofor 2019

This Netflix-original is based on the true story of a boy named William Kamkwamba, who saved his town from famine by constructing a windmill to provide water and electricity. He was an adolescent when he was forced to drop out of school in Malawi because his family couldn’t afford the school fees. As famine hit his village, he began to search for a solution. He borrowed books from his former school’s library, and in them, he learned about wind turbines. At its heart, this is a story of incredible innovation.

What should we learn from this movie? As popularly said, ‘Necessity is the mother of invention’, and so knowledge is power. Also, every venture comes with inherent risk, but every risk creates new opportunities. The key is that you must not let your doubts hold you back. Even in setbacks, there are lessons to be learned and new goals to aspire for.

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3. The Theory Of Everything

The Theory Of Everything
The Theory Of Everything
IMDB Rating Director Initial Release
7.7/10 James Marsh 2014

The movie is based on Late Stephen Hawking, who has been one of the most brilliant and influential scientists of our time. But as well as, harboring an exemplary scientific mind, he was an extraordinary man. Hawking was a fighter who overcame what was supposed to be a fatal case of ALS also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and so he went on to live a full and accomplished life. He was being advised by the doctor that he won’t survive not more than two or three years, when he was diagnosed in 1964, but the disease progressed more slowly than expected. Although Hawking was confined to a wheelchair for much of his life, and as his condition worsened, he had to resort to speaking through a voice synthesizer and communicating by moving his eyebrows.

What should we learn from this movie? Never stop asking questions and don’t let nothing hold you back or keep yourself from your goal of creating something great out of his life. Hawking proved time and again, that life gives us great things, if we are brave enough to dream, believe and work hard for it.

4. Manjhi – The Mountain Man

Manjhi-The Mountain Man
Manjhi-The Mountain Man
IMDB Rating Director Initial Release
8/10 Ketan Mehta 2015

Manjhi, who was originally known as Dashrath Manjhi, widely known as the "Mountain Man", was a poor laborer in Gehlaur village in Bihar. He carved a path 9.1 meters wide and 110 meters long through a hill 7.6 meters high, using only a hammer and chisel. After his wife passes away while crossing a mountain, he in his memory and some would say sheer anger, started breaking off the mountain and created away.

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What should we learn from this movie? The movie tells you that despite making excuses due to a lack of resources, you can do anything you have determined for. It also tells about how strong rage towards your dreams can carve out a way to success just like Manjhi did.

5. Inception

Inception
Inception
IMDB Rating Director Initial Release
8.8/10 Christopher Nolan 2010

This is a sci-fi drama that is basically peaking onto the influence of the subconscious over our waking lives and what reality really means. The protagonist uses "inception" to implant another person's idea into his target's subconscious. However, the subconscious mind will repel the attempts of inception, especially if that planted idea isn’t authentic. The plot explores the idea of “dream-sharing,” connecting with others on a much deeper level, and being able to tap into someone’s core beliefs.

What should we learn from this movie? Inception offers several important insights. Every startup that is attempting to raise money from investors is essentially trying to sell a dream and hoping to get investors to see that dream as their own. Successful marketing is also showing the idea of a well-crafted message that resonates with a targeted audience. Done correctly, “Inception marketing” exerts a subtle influence on the audience, so it feels natural, almost like it was their own idea.

6. Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
IMDB Rating Director Initial Release
7.2/10 Danny Boyle 2015

This is a biographical movie based on Steve Jobs, who was not about to follow the given paths to success. The film divided into three parts, each focussed on the time period prior to the launch of their key products. The scenes have offered crucial insights not only into professionality but also strained personal life. Steve offered opportunities who shared his obsessions and were determined to do it. It also showed that Steve was not good at playing well with others.

What should we learn from this movie? Steve Jobs lacked in for skills for visions he made up. He was not a programmer, on a serious note, also neither a marketing guy nor an engineer. Despite this, he never let himself bogged down easily by paradigms. He had the vision to give affordable computing to everyone, and so he let anything stand between him and his goal. You also don’t let anything do that to you and your dream.

7. Yes Man

Yes Man
Yes Man
IMDB Rating Director Initial Release
6.8/10 Peyton Reed 2008

“Saying Yes to everything life” leads to funny chaos of scenes in the protagonist’s life. That’s because life, with all of its chaos, danger, and fun, is meant to be fully embraced. In the movie, Carl Allen is a man who basically lives to say no to everything. Completely stuck in a negative mindset, Carl attends a conference based on the concept of saying yes to any question thrown at his way. What happens next is the result of Carl saying yes to every opportunity — which of course is insane and a lot of fun. In the end, Carl realizes he’s taken the “yes” exercise a little too far, but he’s changed for the better.

What should we learn from this movie? Seize the day and embrace your life, have fun, and say yes whenever possible. This movie is light-hearted, full of comedy, and has a great inspirational message. It has given a reminder to seek a balance between saying yes and saying no when opportunities come our way.

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Every big idea always comes with a big hope, work hard on that, and make it bigger. These are all top 7 movies every entrepreneur should watch, to get motivated, work hard, and give a lot of dedication to your work. That is all, which is required to achieve your goals and aspire for more always. I hope this article is helpful to you.

So, NETFLIX & LEARN!

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About Avantika Bhardwaj

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