10 Feb 2015
Michael J. Fox

Top 13 Movies to Inspire Success in Business!

While skipping the hard crime classics such as The Godfather and Scarface, we present to you, in no particular order, a list of the best films to inspire and motivate in business. Enjoy!

1. It’s a Free World… [2007]

A typically gritty and realistic Ken Loach drama about a young lady, who after getting the sack from her recruitment job, decides to start a similar business from her flat.

2. The Secret of My Succe$s [1987]

In this almost stereotypical 80’s Hollywood outing, Michael J Fox’s character demonstrates the notion of adding value to the marketplace with perseverance whilst working in the mailroom of his uncle’s corporation.

3. Wall Street [1987]

Bud Fox, played by Charlie Sheen, is an ambitious stockbroker who latches onto greed obsessed Gordon Gekko [Michael Douglas] is this 80’s classic, directed by Oliver Stone.

4. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps [2010]

In this recent sequel, a young stockbroker who is involved with Gordon Gekko’s estranged daughter, starts to meet up with his lover’s father without her knowledge.

5. The Social Network [2010]

The tale surrounding the origins of Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg.

6. Jerry Maguire [1996]

A sports agent attempts to rebuild his career after being sacked for questioning the ethics of his company’s policies. Stars Tom Cruise and Renée Zellweger.

7. Boiler Room [2000]

Giovanni Ribisi stars as a college dropout who stumbles upon what seems like a sure-fire fast track to success.

8. The Pursuit of Happyness [2006]

Based on the true life struggles of Christopher Gardner as he faces many personal obstacles in attempting to improve his situation, both for himself and his young son.

9. Startup.com [2001]

Documentary following Kaleil Isaza Tuzman as he leaves his job as a high paid investment banker to persue a dream of starting his own business with childhood friend Tom Herman. Filmed over 2 years, it depicts their struggles within the venture and the growing strain on their friendship.

10. The Wolf of Wall Street [2013]

Instant classic from Martin Scorsese based on the best selling true story by Jordan Belfort about his formative years, spent following his greed and ambition.

11. Pirates of Silicon Valley [1999]

The movie version of the famous Microsoft/Apple story, centred around Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.

12. Glengarry Glen Ross [1992]

Real-estate salesmen, based out of a Chicago office, attempt to succeed in a sales contest where the third prize is the sack! Stars Al Pacino and Jack Lemmon.

13. Alien Autopsy [2006]

While many people are deterred from watching this British caper for the reason that it casts Ant and Dec in the lead roles; Alien Autopsy is a brilliant movie roughly based on the true story of a faked alien autopsy filming in Camden Town in the 1990’s that took the world by storm. Ray Santilli, played by Dec, truly captures the entrepreneurial spirit. His motto; ‘’bet on yourself’’.

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