The statistics say that 77.8% of the population in India is working. Entrepreneurs constitute a large amount of this per cent. When you are working in an ever competing environment, sometimes you are bound to feel a little stressed or you may feel a little low on motivation. Being a stressed entrepreneur you would want to watch the best business movies. 

Movies are the best way to lighten up your mood and watching a movie leaves a lasting impact and it can give you just the motivation you need.

Here are some best business movies that which will change the way you think and will give you a fresh perspective on life.

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Forrest Gump

This movie starring Tom Hanks was made in the year 1994. It is based on the novel ‘Forrest Gump’ written by Winston Groom. This story is of a simpleton, a man with low IQ who was in born in Alabama. He was born with a curved spine and leg braces were fitted on his legs to correct the defect.

As a result, he was not able to walk properly. In spite of such difficulties, he joins the army. He proves everybody that even though he is different, he is capable as much as other people. This movie will motivate you to do great wonders and never quit.

quote- “Don’t ever let anybody tell you they are better than you.”

The Social Network

This movie came out in 2010 and is based on the real-life of Mark Zuckerberg, the man who created Facebook. This movie was adapted from the book ‘The Accidental Billionaires’ written by Ben Mezrich. The movie revolves around a young student and his friend studying at Harvard University who build a social networking website called The Facebook for interaction and dating amongst the Ivy League students.

This website soon catches on and Mark Zuckerberg decides to spread this idea to other Ivy League colleges. This movie shows how he became the youngest self-made billionaire by creating Facebook while in college. This movie will teach you that you can turn any creative idea into a business. 

quote- “The toughest tests in life don’t happen in tough times, but after.”

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The Intern

This movie stars Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. The story is about an old 70-year-old widower who decides that he is doesn’t want to retire even at this age. He then decides to work on a fashion website as an intern.

His boss seems a little sceptical before hiring him as an intern but soon learns that he is full of knowledge and wisdom and helps in making her life easier. This movie will teach you that it is never too late to learn and work in life. 

quote- “You are never wrong to do the right thing.”

The pursuit of Happyness

This movie was released in the year 2006. The story is about a man named Chris who is left broke or penniless after he decides to invest all his money in selling a product which ultimately fails. His wife leaves him with his five-year-old son and leaves. He then decides to do an unpaid internship and is among all the interns who are competing for a paid position as a stockbroker.

This movie shows that no matter what problem arises he doesn’t give up and always embraces life and stays positive. The movie ends with Chris making his multi-million dollar firm. The message here is that no matter how many times life puts you down you should always stand up and face your problems. One should never quit. 

quote-“If you want something, go get it. Period.”

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This movie was released in 2011 and stars Brad Pitt. The movie is based on the book of the same name and is written by Michael Lewis. The story is about Billy Bean a general manager of the Oakland Athletics team whose team fails to deliver and is regarded as a team with no future. This is one of the best business movies each one should watch.

Billy then meets a young graduate from Yale University named Peter Brand who has developed a system for selection of team players and shows Billy that he should use this method. Billy then tests his method and finds it productive and accurate and hires him as an assistant general manager. Later a company hires Billy and pays him a million dollar salary. In conclusion, you can learn that hard work and brains will always pay off. 

quote- “Hard work may not always result in success, but it will never result in regret.”

Citizen Kane

This movie was released in 1941 and the story is about a journalist who embarks on a journey and practices yellow journalism. He rises to power and becomes very famous and marries the niece of the President of the United States. Later, some years down the line because of money and fame he starts to disintegrate.

He plans to run for the Governor of New York but his affair with a woman is comes out and he loses. Furthermore, this movie will teach you never to waver from your path and never let money and fame control your ego. You should always remain humble and true to yourself. Your ego should never overpower you. 

quote- “There’s only one person in this world who is going to decide what I’m going to do and that’s me.”

I hadn’t been very rich I might have been a great man.”

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These are some best business movies which all entrepreneurs must watch. Moreover, They may help you in coming up with more and more out of the box ideas and they may also help you in giving motivation for the groundbreaking decisions that you want to make which can change your life. 

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