Whether you are striving to reach a business goal, or are starting a new venture, staying motivated is vital to staying focused. We present a list of movies on Amazon Prime to fire up the entrepreneur in you and help you reach higher levels of success in your business.
1. Social Network
The ‘Social Network’ is adapted from Ben Mezrich's 2009 book ‘The Accidental Billionaires’. This American biographical drama film is directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorki. The biographical drama chronicles the meteoric rise of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from Harvard sophomore to Internet superstar. It portrays the founding of the famous social networking website ‘Facebook’ and the resulting lawsuits. A major critical and commercial success, this is a movie about getting rich at all costs.
2. Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year
‘Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year’ is an Indian comedy-drama film. Directed by Shimit Amin and produced by Aditya Chopra, it’s a story of a fresh graduate trying to find a balance between the maddening demands of the 'professional' way, and the way of his heart. Filled with humor, emotions, and a handful of punchy dialogues, this movie shows us why honesty and hard work are said to be soundest business practices.
3. Band Baaja Baaraat
A Bollywood drama, the story of ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ revolves around two youth who start a business as wedding planners. As a team, their business prospers and reaches new heights. However, a misunderstanding between the two leads to a rift, with their new separate businesses failing miserably. Finally, they get a chance to reunite with one last wedding. A Yash Raj Film directed by Maneesh Sharma, this one has peppy songs and a love story to keep you entertained till the end.
4. The Wolf of Wall Street
The Wolf of Wall Street is an American biographical black comedy crime film. Written by Terence Winter and directed by Martin Scorsese, the story is based on the 2007 memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort. It reiterates Belfort's career as a stockbroker in New York City and how his firm, Stratton Oakmont, wa entangled in rampant corruption and fraud which ultimately led to his downfall. A huge commercial success, this entertaining and engaging movie is filled with business lessons for entrepreneurs.
5. The Pursuit of Happyness
‘The Pursuit of Happyness’ is a drama directed by Gabriele Muccino. The story is about Chris Gardner, an American entrepreneur, investor, and motivational speaker who struggled with homelessness during the early 1980s. When Chris loses everything he has except for his five-year-old son, he does not bow out. Instead, he doubles down, taking on an internship with a stockbroker in addition to continuing to be a salesman. The unusual spelling of the film's title comes from a mural that Gardner sees on the wall outside the daycare facility his son attends. Splendidly crafted, this movie will inspire you to embrace your passion and sacrifice everything you have to achieve success.
6. Jerry Maguire
Jerry Maguire is an American comedy-drama sports film. The film revolves around a sports agent called Jerry Maguire who has a moral epiphany about perceived dishonesty in the sports management business. He is keen to work with fewer clients so as to produce better quality. However, this insight results in him being fired. Desperate to hang on to the athletes that he represents, Jerry starts his own management firm, with only a single mother Dorothy Boyd joining him in his new venture. Banking on their sole client, football player Rod Tidwell, Jerry, and Dorothy eventually begin to fall in love as they struggle to make their business work. Jerry Maguire is a feel-good movie that will not only redefine the term ‘success’ for you, but will also inspire you to take a stand for what you believe in.
All the above movies are ideal for entrepreneurs who seek self-development and the passion to achieve their dreams with sincerity, hard work and dedication.