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8 Inspiring Movies for Entrepreneurs

By Film Threat Staff | April 22, 2021

Being an entrepreneur can be very challenging, especially in today’s competitive world. Many seek inspiration and motivation to keep on going and work for their dreams to become a reality. That is why we created a list of the most inspiring movies around, which are mostly based on a true story and that contain advice that will surely help. Often, such movies will teach you a lesson on the things that you should not do, as well as the repercussions. From these one must learn and be cautious of what might result in the real world. There are many positives to being an entrepreneur and the following list of movies will surely inspire you to consider the life of one.

Wall Street

This is possibly one of the best movies that mostly relates to money and success and is based on Wall Street. In a summary, this movie is about a young stockbroker who is desperate to succeed and become involved with a wealthy raider, including insider trading. The desire to succeed eventually takes over his life and greed directs how you do business. The stockbroker is pushed to his limits when he is asked to do something illegal and morally reprehensible. This movie is also very well known for its quotes, such as, “The most valuable commodity I know of is information”.

The Godfather

This movie is known as one of the greatest films of all time, which is based on the best books. This story revolves around the story of the growth of a small family business that transforms into one of the largest organisations for crime in New York. The godfather and his son are in charge of it all and this movie gives you an insight on the most powerful family businesses within the country.

Catch Me If You Can

This movie is based on a true story and is all about a conman who impersonates an airline pilot, doctor, lawyer and professor while being a fraudulent cheque casher. This movie depicts the life of Frank Abegnale Jr. and how he manages to achieve all these roles in a tough and stressful environment, whether being legal or not.

Wolf of Wall Street

This movie is all about a man who went from having nothing to having it all. You will see how it depicts the business culture of fast-growing companies. The mission of this company was specifically to never take no for an answer.

Shawshank Redemption

Another great movie of all time is Shawshank Redemption. This movie is all about a man who manages to succeed in the worst condition possible of being falsely imprisoned for the murder of his wife and lover. This man manages to make friends inside of the prison and make the best out of this very bad situation. It concluded how he manages to achieve much more than he ever thought is possible from a prison.


This movie which is based on a true story is filled with suspense, thrill and humor. The movie portrays 6 MIT students who were taught by their math teacher how to count cards when gambling at a casino. Before the popularization of casinos with no deposit bonuses, one would attend a land-based casino to try and win millions of dollars. This is what the students did and succeeded at. This story shows how a gifted student and an aspiring medical doctor needs money to attend Harvard Medical School and has no other option than to join the team to get some money for university. However, this movie teaches us how greed and power can get the best of us and ruin the entire plan.

Forrest Gump

This movie is all about a man who is considered to live a simple life with nothing but good intentions and who becomes very successful from living life the best way he can. Forrest Gump was able to win medals, become a professional player in ping-pong, run, own a shrimp company, as well as inspire people from across the country. The main message of this movie is to show how you do not have to a genius to be able to make something work, you simply have to try.

The Pursuit of Happyness

This movie is also based on a true story and its main message is that if you want something, simply go get it. The movie is all about a man who strongly believes in a product that he cannot seem to be able to sell and ends up losing everything, his house, his wife and his money. Nonetheless, he did not give up. The steps that he took after helped him shape his successful future. He simply starts from the start, takes up an unpaid internship to become a stockbroker.

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