Entrepreneurs and successful men who build their businesses from scratch have always been one of the Seventh Art's favorite characters.
All sorts of stories are built around such characters, creating films of all genres, sometimes with a bit of comedy or horror in the mix. The Click Summit website has compiled 8 of the best "entrepreneur films" ever made and we present them here so you can find some extra motivation when going back to work after this short Easter holiday.
1. Jerry Maguire (1996)
After writing a manifesto denouncing the hypocrisy in the world of sports, sports agent Jerry Maguire is fired and his life goes downhill. Only one player sticks with him. From there, Maguire proves that we must always defend and believe our way of doing things, even when everyone is against it. A film that shows that competitiveness and ambition can coexist with friendship and solidarity.
2. Office Space (1999)
Peter Gibbons is the star in this satire of the corporate world. He works in an office from 9 to 6, unmotivated and with a boss who's driving him crazy! But at a certain point, he gets tired of the job he hates and joins his colleagues against his greedy boss. To find out what happens, pop the popcorn, sit on the couch and watch the movie tonight.
3. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
The fact that Click Summit suggests this movie doesn't mean that it's trying to persuade you to become a con artist like Frank Abagnale, who poses as an air pilot, history teacher, lawyer or doctor. In this case, it is interesting to explore the premise that whatever business area you are involved in, it requires knowledge, technique and persistence. And, in other cases, having the ability to improvise, to be creative, and knowing how to build an argument can also help you succeed.
4. The Aviator (2005)
The fact that this film is based on a true story makes it even more interesting. Once again, as in the previous suggestion, Leonardo di Caprio takes on the leading role, playing millionaire Howard Hughes - one of the most megalomaniac entrepreneurs in American history, and a tycoon who worked in several areas, from aviation to films. This portrait reveals a controversial person who shows us the cost of ambition and how far it can take us. Attention to detail, perseverance and the drive to be on top all the time are some of the topics explored in this film - and which many of the entrepreneurs who are reading this article are familiar with.
5. The Social Network (2010)
From Harvard's dorm, party nights and working marathons comes a name that millions and millions of people mention every day: Facebook. The Social Network is not only a behind-the-scenes portrait of Mark Zuckerberg's company, but also a quick glance at how a start-up is born: the film discusses the importance of content to earn customers and the way things are constantly changing in the digital world.
6. Moneyball (2011)
Another true story in Click Summit's suggestions list. Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane, coach of the Oakland Athletics baseball team, showing that even in a bad financial situation, it is possible to create successful projects. The film's message is that we must value elements with the potential to grow - and which, more often than not, are not taken seriously.
7. Chef (2015)
This film shows that one of the most crucial elements of success is passion. And this also applies to your professional life. Carl Casper, the film's eponymous chef, is a respected businessman in a luxury restaurant, and at some point he realizes that prestige and arrogance are not the best means to an end.
8. The Martian (2015)
A Ridley Scott movie starring Matt Damon. During a mission to Mars, Mark Watney is thought dead and left behind. But he's alive, against all odds, and must now find a way to send this message back to Earth! The film shows that ingenuity, creativity and knowledge can be the solution for all kinds of problems.
Did you miss any of these 8 movies? Make the list, pop the popcorn, and find the inspiration you need with our film suggestions. Good luck with your business!