Movies Every Entrepreneur Would Love Watching

Running an ongoing business feels pretty much like watching an awesome movie. The more you’re invested in it, the more it will make you cry ugly and root for a happy ending. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many of the great movies we have are about entrepreneurs, business in general, and the spirit they embody. Check out some of them below.

Office Space

Released in 1999, Office Space is a film that makes jabs at the soul-crushing dullness of corporate office life. Despite its comedic theme, however, the film is not without its profound undertones. Not only does it explore the challenges, absurdities, and frustrations of the modern-day cubicle workplace, but it also reminds viewers that it’s up to them to escape it.

Ramen Teh

After the death of his father, a young ramen chef goes to Singapore after finding memorabilia left by his Singaporean mother, hoping to piece together his parents’ life story as well as his own. Along the way, he gets to discover new culinary techniques, which he incorporates alongside what his mother’s recipes into his growing ramen business.

The Godfather

At its core, The Godfather is a movie about a small family business that grew to become the largest and most powerful organization in New York City despite fierce opposition. Not only does it offer insights on how to become a dynamic and influential entrepreneur in the US, but it also teaches the importance of building relationships and networks in business expansion.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Born to farmer parents in a village in Malawi, William Kamkwamba always had a fascination with everything electronics, even salvaging some components in the junkyard. So it’s a no-brainer that not even being forced to drop out of school can stop him from pursuing his passion. Based on a true story, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a film about a man who helped save his village from a famine.


Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in their fourth collaboration, this film details the life of Joy Mangano, her struggles with family and finances, her invention of the Miracle Mop, and the ups and downs she faced after she started her business. The film offers many lessons about business, as well as implores viewers to always believe in yourself.

Watch These Movies

If you have free time and you want to go binge-watching, you might as well have a go with some (if not all) of the movies listed above. Who knows, these might inspire you to become a successful entrepreneur in your own right.