Are you looking for some cinematic lessons in entrepreneurship? We have a list of the best movies about entrepreneurs below.

1. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

About: “A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he’s poised to begin a life-changing professional career.”IMDB

2. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

About: “A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.”IMDB

3. Chef (2014)

About: “A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.”IMDB

4. The Founder (2016)

About: “The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers’ innovative fast food eatery, McDonald’s, into the biggest restaurant business in the world, with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness.”IMDB

5. The Social Network (2010)

About: “As Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, he is sued by the twins who claimed he stole their idea, and by the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.”IMDB

6. Steve Jobs (2015)

About: “Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.” – IMDB


These movies give a lot of perspectives on what it takes to grow your business, what it looks like in practice, how it can create problems for entrepreneurs, and how those problems are met with solutions. All entrepreneurs have made mistakes and no one’s story is perfect. It does help bring a cinematic lesson or two for aspiring entrepreneurs looking for that little push to begin their businesses.


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