Are You an Entrepreneur? Watch These 6 Movies

Written by Shukuru Amos

I am the founder of Tanzlite Digital, Creator, Author of Mbele Ya Muda, and the most followed Tanzanian marketer on LinkedIn.
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Posted January 20, 2024

Entrepreneurship is a journey filled with highs and lows. Sometimes, all it takes is a bit of cinematic inspiration to reignite that entrepreneurial flame.

Here, we’ve curated a list of six movies every founder, creator, or freelancer watches. You’ll not only enjoy but also learn invaluable lessons and motivation for navigating the unpredictable waters of entrepreneurship.

Grab your popcorn!

1. The Social Network

Discover the genius behind Facebook’s Rise

The Social Network is a fascinating story behind the creation of Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg’s relentless pursuit of his vision and the challenges he faced make this film a must-watch for budding entrepreneurs. The film explores the entrepreneurial spirit, shedding light on the complexities of startups and the determination needed to overcome obstacles.

The internet’s not written in pencil, Mark, it’s written in ink.

Erica Albright

2. Joy

Empowering entrepreneurs with grit and resilience

Joy is a powerful narrative of a woman’s journey from adversity to triumph. Jennifer Lawrence portrays the tenacious Joy Mangano, a self-made businesswoman who transforms her life by inventing the Miracle Mop. The film beautifully captures the entrepreneurial spirit, emphasizing the importance of resilience, creativity, and unwavering belief in oneself.

Don’t ever think that the world owes you anything, because it doesn’t.

Rudy Mangano

3. Wall Street

Navigating the ambiguous world of finance

Wall Street delves into the cutthroat world of finance and the pursuit of success. The iconic character Gordon Gekko, portrayed by Michael Douglas, embodies the drive for wealth and power. For entrepreneurs, the movie serves as a cautionary tale about the consequences of unchecked ambition and the importance of ethical business practices.

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Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.

Gordon Gekko

4. Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year

Celebrating honesty and integrity in business

This Bollywood gem tells the story of Harpreet Singh Bedi, an unconventional salesman. This film stands out for its emphasis on ethical business practices and the value of honesty in entrepreneurship. It’s a refreshing take on success that inspires entrepreneurs to build their ventures on integrity.

Customer ke liye hum customer se jyada kuch nahi, aur employee ke liye hum company se jyada kuch nahi.” (For the customer, we are nothing more than the customer, and for the employee, we are nothing more than the company.

5. Pirates of Silicon Valley

Chronicles of tech titans: Jobs vs. Gates

For tech entrepreneurs, Pirates of Silicon Valley is a riveting exploration of the fierce rivalry between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. The film captures the birth of the personal computer revolution, offering insights into the determination, innovation, and strategic thinking that fueled the success of these industry titans.

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We’re not pirates. We’re not stealing, we’re extending a hand to them. We’re saying, ‘Join us. Invent your future with us.

Steve Jobs

6. The Pursuit of Happyness

From struggle to triumph, a tale of perseverance

Will Smith’s portrayal of Chris Gardner is a heartwarming tale of resilience and determination. Gardner’s journey from homelessness to a successful career on Wall Street serves as a testament to the power of perseverance. This film is a motivational compass for entrepreneurs facing adversity.

You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People canโ€™t do something themselves, they wanna tell you that you can’t do it. You want something? Go get it. Period.

Chris Gardner

So there you have the list of business epics every entrepreneur watches. These movies not only entertain but also provide valuable insights and motivation for entrepreneurs. Whether you’re navigating the complexities of a startup, seeking inspiration for ethical business practices, or craving a dose of perseverance, these films offer a diverse range of lessons.

Where to Watch?

You can find these movies on popular streaming platforms such as Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, Max, and more. Go and have some valuetainment!

10 Comments

  1. Shukuru Amos

    Adding to the list: The Founder; Blackberry; The Godfather.

    Reply
  2. Petro eliud

    I watched the founder yesterday for the first time a bit too late๐Ÿ˜€, but it was great – muda haukuenda bure.

    Agai these are great movies to watch. Thanks Shukuru๐Ÿ™

    Reply
    • Shukuru Amos

      I get the feeling that they’re not making movies like these anymore. Too politicized or woke our movies these days.

      Reply
      • Gervas George

        From this quote “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.”
        I got something, thank you for sharing I’ll go and watch ๐Ÿ“Œ๐Ÿ“Œ๐Ÿ“Œ

        Reply
  3. Edward Alex

    Thanks for sharing master.

    Reply
    • Shukuru Amos

      Thank you brother for stopping by and read ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

      Reply
  4. Wilson

    Too much sauce brother on the list brother.

    I recommend the movie called lamboghini its more of a race and depicta the story of rivals Enzo Ferrari and Lamboghini such a piece.

    Reply
    • Charles Muthui

      You can also add Air. It’s a movie about how Nike bagged the Micheal Jordan endorsement.

      Reply
    • Shukuru Amos

      Will definitely watch add that to my list of business inspiration movies.

      Reply
  5. Christopher

    I have watched 3 of the movies on the list,I will watch the other three recommended this weekend.
    I would like to recommend a movie named GOLD,I hope you wonโ€™t regret watching it.

    Reply

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