Greatest Business Movies for Entrepreneurs: Inspiration to Start Something New

Thanks to talented filmmakers around the world, they have been giving a remarkable number of inspirational movies for entrepreneurs. However, all entrepreneurs go through an upsetting time despite the phase of their business. A little encouragement works as a tonic to get yourself back on track at this point. You can try these best business films to be inspired.

Top 10 Best Inspirational Movies for Entrepreneurs

The Entrepreneur | 2011 | Italy | IMDb: 6.1/10

The burden of bank loans is one of the worst nightmares for entrepreneurs. This film shows the desperate attempts to handle the liabilities. Eventually, it delivers a warning of careful fundraising to bypass up-ahead harsh debt management.

Andrea Purgatori wrote the screenplay with this film’s director Giuliano Montaldo. This film, starring Pierfrancesco Favino, won the golden globe of Italy in Best Film, Best Cinematography, and Best Score.

It Takes a Man and a Woman | 2013 | Philippine | IMDb: 6.8/10

Business or job, whatever it is, everyone does it for their own family. But in many cases, this career causes a rift between relationships in personal life. Based on such a story, Carmi Raymundo scripted the film under the direction of Cathy Garcia-Molina.

This commercially successful romantic comedy is a sequel to two films- A Very Special Love (2008) and You Changed My Life (2009). The film, starring John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo, won Golden Screen Award in Best Motion Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role, and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Mondays in the Sun | 2002 | Spain | IMDb: 7.6/10

This drama brings some hilarious elements to take everything in life lightly. Sometimes the ecstasy of waiting for a new beginning becomes priceless despite the hardships of life. Six men share these feelings in this film and end up in funny hustle.

Fernando Leon de Aranoa, the director of this film, co-wrote the screenplay along with Ignacio del Moral. Javier Bardem, Jose Angel Egido, and Luis Tosar were starring in the film.

The film won five categories at Goya Awards, four categories at San Sebastián International Film Festival.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind | 2019 | UK | IMDb: 7.6/10

This film is a great inspiration to contribute to the community with amazing innovation. No matter how difficult it is, if there is a will, there is a way. William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer depict this principle in their memoir- The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, where William, a Malawian schoolboy, manages to create a windmill.

This biography film, directed and Screenplay by Chiwetel Ejiofor, who also stars in the film, premiered at Sundance Film Festival.

This historical film won the Truly Moving Picture Award at Heartland Film 2019.

The Social Network | 2010 | America | IMDb: 7.7/10

This film, made in the direction of David Fincher and screenplay by Aaron Sorkin, is one of the best movies for entrepreneurs. Based on ‘The Accidental Billionaires’ by Ben Mezrich, the film tells the story of Facebook, the giant social network of the world.

This groundbreaking entrepreneurship now maintains approximately 2.69 billion users actively per month. Jesse Eisenberg played the founder of Facebook- Mark Zuckerberg.

The film won three categories in Oscar out of eight nominations. Moreover, this film bagged several awards, including two BAFTA and three Golden Globes.

The Billionaire | 2011 | Thailand | IMDb: 7.8/10

Like Mark Zuckerberg, who became the billionaire of 2008 at his 23, this film is a story of a university dropout teenager becoming a billionaire.

If you do it properly, you will succeed, even if it is something like a seaweed business. The film’s director Songyos Sugmakanan and the screenplay writer Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit attempted to establish this morale by this film.

This film, starring Pachara Chirathivat, got a Grand Prix nomination at Osaka Asian Film Festival.

The Wind Rises | 2013 | Japan | IMDb: 7.8/10

The original concept of this film comes from the novel- The Wind Has Risen (1937) by Tatsuo Hori. This tale shows how the invention of Jiro Horikoshi gets accepted by the imperial army of Japan even after lots of failures.

In fact, every coming up with a new thing takes time. It requires patience during the failure. Hayao Miyazaki has shed light on this point through the direction and screenplay of the movie. Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, and Miori Takimoto gave their voice for the major roles. This animated film got an Oscar nomination as Best Animated Feature Film.

The Corporation | 2003 | Canada | IMDb: 8/10

Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott directed this documentary based on The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, a book by Joel Bakan. The criticisms captured in the screenplay, written by the novelist Bakan, Harold Crooks, and the director Achbar, will give you a visual demonstration of the corporate world.

This film, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival as a world cinema audience award, won Genie Award and Philadelphia Film Festival as Best Documentary.

Harishchandrachi Factory | 2009 | India | IMDb: 8.4/10

Filmmaking itself was once magnificent entrepreneurship. Paresh Mokashi, the director and screenplay writer of this movie, has tried to tell that story. The film shows how Dadasaheb Phalke became the pioneer of full-length feature filmmaking in India by making Raja Harishchandra (1913).

Nandu Madhav played Dadashaheb, and Vibhavari Deshpande played Saraswati, the wife of Dadashaheb.

This comedy film achieved the honor to get selected in the official entry of India for Oscar as the Best Foreign Language Film.

Catch Me If You Can | 2002 | America | IMDb: 8.1/10

This masterpiece, made by the artistic storyteller- Steven Spielberg, can give you lessons on the colorful practical life. Jeff Nathanson wrote the screenplay based on the autobiography with the same name by Frank Abagnale Jr. and Stan Redding. Abagnale successfully lived multiple lives, including a doctor, pilot, lawyer, and the most outstandingly, a bank check forger.

Leonardo DiCaprio played Abagnale Jr., while Tom Hanks played an FBI agent, who chasing Abagnale in the film.

Christopher Walken and John Williams got Oscar nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, and Best Music, Original Score respectively.


These best business movies are not only inspirational for entrepreneurs but also contain insight into living. Basically, life didn’t set any boundary to try something new. Moreover, continuous endeavor keeps open the door of opportunity. As you aren’t living anyone’s life but you, you better focus on what you love to do.

Source: United News of Bangladesh