4 Motivational Films for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

4 Motivational Films for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

If you are looking to build a successful career and becoming an entrepreneur, but just need that little bit of motivation to get you going, why not sit down with a good movie and let the inspiration flow?  Whether your life’s dream is to start your own company, build a successful service chain, or sell an innovative new product, we sometimes all need a tiny push in the right direction to get started.  So, we’ve made a list of our favourite motivational films that will get aspiring entrepreneurs sketching business plans, designing logos and calculating start-up funds by the time the credits are rolling.  But that’s not all, as a bonus, we’ve also added one must-read book, to make sure that inspiration lasts as long as possible.

Here’s our top list of motivational films, and a book, for aspiring entrepreneurs:



This film’s stellar cast is not the only reason to watch this inspirational comedy.  By the end, you’ll surely be searching for second-hand food trucks on e-Bay.  That’s because the story follows the journey of Carl Casper, a chef who, after finding himself unemployed, starts a food truck business with his son Percy. If you find this film inspiring, you’re probably not alone.  Is it just us, or have you also noticed a sudden surge in food trucks since this film came out…?


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War Dogs

Whether you are for or against the distribution of arms, War Dogs will have you watching all the way to the end. It will inspire you to go out and take the bull by its horns, and will teach you what mistakes to ultimately avoid as a result of greed.  This comedy featuring Jonah Hill and Bradley Cooper will make you look up sales opportunities and practice sales pitches with your friends and family, but maybe with a safer and more socially accepted product.


The Founder

How did the McDonald’s franchise grow to the global extent that it did? The Founder recalls how Ray Kroc took a small burger takeaway shop run by the McDonald brothers and turned into a multi-billion dollar fast-food franchise. Milkshake salesman turned founder of one of the world’s most well-known burger joints and largest restaurant chains.  If that’s not inspirational, I don’t know what is.


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Innovation, financial problems, sales pitches, copyright theft… Joy features all the struggles of a start-up company trying to make it big. After creating a self-wringing mop, the first of its kind at the time, Joy Mangano, played by Jennifer Lawrence, goes on a tough journey to make her product successful and learns the hard way about doing business with others.


Bonus Tip: + 1 Book

Shoe Dog

Shoe Dog is the memoir of the founder of Nike, Phil Knight.  Phil takes us with him on the long journey to founding the multinational corporation, starting from the days he would sell shoes out of his bedroom at his parent’s house to when Nike, Inc became a billion-dollar corporation. The story relates the highs and lows of this journey, describing anything from legal trouble, business trips and logo design.  Despite Puma and Adidas being already large and established brands and the top sellers of sports shoes at the time, Phil did not feel defeated by the competition, but always fought for his dream and ultimately founded what is today one of the biggest brand names in sports.


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