Inspiration can come from different places and in different forms, and films are one of its greatest sources. Whoever you are and whatever you do, movies have the power to change your perspective and transform how you see the world – even if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur.
Here are some examples of the most motivating and inspiring business-themed films that will keep your entrepreneurial spirit alive:
First released in 2017 in the United States, “The Founder” is a biographical drama film that portrays the journey of one of the world’s largest fast-food chain, McDonald’s. The story revolves around how traveling salesman Ray Kroc, played by Michael Keaton, met the original McDonald’s brothers, Maurice and Richard McDonald, and built the fast food empire that we now know today.
The Social Network is a 120-minute American movie adaptation of the 2009 book, “The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook”. It was released in 2010, raking in over $220 million from the Box Office. The film portrays several revealing stories of early stages of the now-influential social networking giant, Facebook – but it’s not your typical success story, for the movie depicts several challenges and betrayals that came along with the company’s rise to popularity. Its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, is played by Jesse Eisenberg.
The movie has a star-studded cast that includes Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. It’s an American comedy that features the chance meeting of a rising start-up founder (Hathaway) and a retired business-owner (De Niro). In the movie, Jules Ostin is the workaholic CEO of a booming fashion website. As part of her company’s “senior internship” initiative, she hires a widower and a former business owner, Benjamin Whittaker – and it was the start of an unusual yet inspiring friendship.