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Top 10 Movies for Entrepreneurs

July 10, 2012 13 Comments

#10: Jerry Maguire (1996)

When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent with the only athlete who stays with him.

#9: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he’s poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor.

#8: Margin Call (2011)

Follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the financial crisis.

#7: Office Space (1999)

Comedic tale of company workers who hate their jobs and decide to rebel against their greedy boss.

#6: Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)

History of Apple and Microsoft.

#5: The Aviator (2004)

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes’ career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.

#4: The Corporation (2003)

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

#3: Wall Street (1987)

A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.

#2: Boiler Room (2000)

A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success, but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds.

#1: The Social Network (2010)

Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking website that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.

What movies did I forget?

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Zeke Camusio is a serial entrepreneur, marketing speaker, author of The Internet Marketing Bible and CEO of Digital Aptitude, a data-driven digital marketing agency in Portland, Oregon.

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13 thoughts on “Top 10 Movies for Entrepreneurs

  1. What about Glengarry Glen Ross with the infamous line: “Coffee is for closers!” It’s a 1992 film adapted from a David Mamet play.

  2. “Tucker: The Man and his Dream” was an excellent movie on facing the challenges and barriers to success.

  3. Great selection! All my faves. You might throw in “Julie and Julia” to the mix for female representation (Hollywood is slacking in this dept).

  4. Hi Zeke,

    Thanks for the great list. I have watched only The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) which is really very good movie emotional and reality touched. I will surely watch the remaining movies as soon as possible. Thanks once again.

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