Movies are considered as one of the strongest sources of inspiration now-days. It has the power to challenge our limits, push our understandings, and invoke powerful emotions. A motivational movie is an excellent way to get you psyched about achieving something in life like the entrepreneurs who started Apple, Paytm, Facebook and even the Tata conglomerate. Here we have compiled the list of movies which can motivate you for New Age Entrepreneurs.
1. The Social Network (2010)
The Social Network, the title itself reveal the story behind it. The film shows the journey of Mark Zuckerberg from a Harvard student to a multi-millionaire. It presents a tale of teenage sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal, the film portrays the founding of social networking website Facebook and the resulting lawsuits. The Social Network is a riveting, ambitious example of modern filmmaking at its finest.
2. Forrest Gump (1994)
Forrest Gump is an American comedy-drama film based on the novel by Winston Groom of the same name. The film is starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, and Sally Field where Tom played the role of center of the story. A sweet and simple man whose life turns around China, fights in Vietnam, inadvertently causes Watergate, meets three presidents and coins the phrase “shit happens.” It about stories about the period between Forrest’s birth in 1944 and 1982.And Hanks wins a second consecutive Best Actor award for his performance.
3. Nightcrawler (2014)
Nightcrawler is satire thriller film about a Lou Bloom who desperate for work, discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. He parlays his eye and his nerve into a successful small business, deceiving, manipulating and exploiting everyone who stands in his way. He finds himself in trouble with the law when he is accused of withholding information from the police in order to catch a murderer himself. It is a watchable movie for taking the risk in life at every stage.
4. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
One of the most beloved films of the decade, it is based on a Stephen King novel, set during 1947, the time following the end of World War II. It had hit the theatre when its release and even after 23 years, it becomes the highest rated film ever by viewers on IMDb. It hasn’t not only succeeds in sharing the belief that the virtue of freedom is the basic human need but also emphasized on the biggest power we humans are born with – the power of hope. Starts with Morgan Freeman, he is brilliant, Tim Robbins his equal and there is a lovely supporting performance by James Whitmore as an elderly prisoner.
5. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
The Pursuit of Happyness presents the best efforts of a father to save his son from all the hardships of life. Will Smith did a great job as the father trying to protect his son from their circumstances of becoming homeless as much as he can, while at the same time trying to work in the competitive world of stocks as an unpaid intern. It shows many hardships, including living in shelters, in pursuit of his dream of a better life for the two of them.
6. Startup.com (2001)
Although its documentary film, it’s gives you great insight into the dotcom period, its times of boom and bust, while serving as a warning fiction on how friendships can easily be endangered by business alliances. It is the story of failed dotcom operation govworks.com, whose peculiar inspiration was to be the destination site for all online operations with local government, by everybody. Tuzman and his nerdy high school friend, Tom Herman, were riding high on VC cash and inflated promises of world domination.
7. The Usual Suspects (1995)
The Usual Suspects is an American Drama, told through flashbacks by a two-bit con artist named “Verbal”. He tells an interrogator a convoluted story about events that led him and his partners in crime to the boat, and about a mysterious mob boss is known as Keyser Söze who commissioned their work. This film is beloved by many thanks to the seemingly random events that are woven into a cohesive narrative and of course, for its shocking plot twist.
8. Wall Street (1987)
Wall Street combines one of the most interesting and deepest villains ever in Gordon Gekko with an interesting and emotionally-charged plot as well as a great performance by Charlie Sheen. The story clearly emphasizes how a vulnerable young mind can get carried away by the high-profile standard of living that goes together with wealth. It is indeed the best way of showing the positives and negatives of the business world.
9. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Catch me if you can is based on the true story of Frank Abagnale, a con artist who scams millions of dollars by posing as a pilot, doctor, and lawyer—all before turning 19. The film starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Tom Hanks, with Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, and Nathalie Baye in supporting roles. Tom Hanks played the role of Carl Hanratty, an FBI agent who pursues Frank for most of the film. Hanratty is often teased by other agents who take check fraud as a joke. Hanratty is divorced, and his daughter and ex-wife live in Chicago. In the end, Carl and Frank become great friends.
10. Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
Pirates of Silicon Valley is a TV movie where Noah Wyle has played a brilliant job in the role of young Steve Jobs. The movie is covering the successes of Bill Gates’s Microsoft and Steve Jobs’s Apple. The movie is a take on the rivalry between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates from the very early days. It shows the battle fought in the microchip trenches at the dawn of the computer revolution and turned it into a wildly entertaining geek tragedy with the stylistic feel of true art.