Movies for entrepreneurs

Films that will inspire entrepreneurs or anyone who dream to start up on their own someday...
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Boiler Room (2000)
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A college dropout, attempting to win back his father's high standards he 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 once appeared to be. (120 mins.)
Director: Ben Younger
 
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Barbarians at the Gate (1993 TV Movie)
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The president of a major tobacco company decides to buy the company himself, but a bidding war ensues as other companies make their own offers. (107 mins.)
Director: Glenn Jordan
 
3.
The Call of the Entrepreneur (2007 Documentary)
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A merchant banker. A failing dairy farmer. A refugee from Communist China. One risked his savings. One risked his farm. One risked his life. (58 mins.)
Director: Simon Scionka
 
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A Small Act (2010 Documentary)
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A young Kenyan's life changes drastically when his education is sponsored by a Swedish stranger. Years later, he founds his own scholarship program to replicate the kindness he once received. (88 mins.)
Director: Jennifer Arnold
 
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Something Ventured (2011 Documentary)
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Apple. Intel. Genentech. Atari. Google. Cisco. Stratospheric successes with high stakes all around.... (84 mins.)
 
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Steve Jobs: One Last Thing (2011 Documentary)
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A look at the life and career of the technology business innovator and entrepreneur. (60 mins.)
 
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The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
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A down-and-out golfer attempts to recover his game and his life with help from a mystical caddy. (126 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
 
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The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires (1996 Documentary)
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Three part documentary that shows the insight look at the history of computers, from its rise in the 1970s to the beginning of the Dot-com boom of the late 1990s.
 
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Coach Carter (2005)
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Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him. (136 mins.)
Director: Thomas Carter
 
10.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
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Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
 
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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
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A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career. (117 mins.)
 
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Wall Street (1987)
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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. (126 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
13.
October Sky (1999)
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The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes. (108 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
 
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Remember the Titans (2000)
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The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. (113 mins.)
Director: Boaz Yakin
 
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Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009)
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A story of a fresh graduate trying to find a balance between the maddening demands of the 'professional' way, and the way of his heart. (150 mins.)
Director: Shimit Amin
 
16.
We Are Marshall (2006)
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When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive. (131 mins.)
Director: McG
 
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Moneyball (2011)
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Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players. (133 mins.)
Director: Bennett Miller
 
18.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
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Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences. (166 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
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Guru (2007)
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A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history. (166 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
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3 Idiots (2009)
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Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots". (170 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
 
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Invictus (2009)
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Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup. (134 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
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Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
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An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office. (100 mins.)
Director: James Foley
 
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Lemonade Stories (2004 Documentary)
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"Lemonade Stories," a film about extraordinary entrepreneurs and their mums, chronicles the impact mothers... (46 mins.)
Director: Mary Mazzio
 
24.
Forrest Gump (1994)
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While not intelligent, Forrest Gump has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
25.
Soul Surfer (2011)
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Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack. (112 mins.)
Director: Sean McNamara
 
26.
Resurrecting the Champ (2007)
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Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his father's success becomes a personal journey as the ambitious reporter reexamines his own life and his relationship with his family. (112 mins.)
Director: Rod Lurie
 
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Ghostbusters (1984)
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Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. (105 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
 
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Risky Business (1983)
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A Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand. (99 mins.)
Director: Paul Brickman
 
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There Will Be Blood (2007)
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A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business. (158 mins.)
 
30.
Jerry Maguire (1996)
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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 agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former secretary. (139 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
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American Gangster (2007)
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In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East. (157 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
32.
The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
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The story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years rebuilding a 1920 Indian motorcycle, which helped him set the land speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967. (127 mins.)
Director: Roger Donaldson
 
33.
The Social Network (2010)
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Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site 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. (120 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
34.
Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999 TV Movie)
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History of Apple and Microsoft. (95 mins.)
Director: Martyn Burke
 
35.
Cadillac Records (2008)
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Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists. (109 mins.)
Director: Darnell Martin
 
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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009 TV Movie)
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Biography of Ben Carson who grew up to be Dr. Ben Carson, a world famous neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins. (86 mins.)
Director: Thomas Carter
 
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Wretches & Jabberers (2011 Documentary)
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In 'Wretches & Jabberers and Stories from the Road', two men with autism embark on a global quest to... (90 mins.)
 
38.
Rocky Balboa (2006)
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Thirty years after the ring of the first bell, Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement and dons his gloves for his final fight; against the reigning heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon. (102 mins.)
 
39.
Vitus (2006)
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A 12-year-old piano prodigy, suffocating from his parent's big dreams for him, decides to make his escape and with the aid of his grandfather chase his own dreams instead. (100 mins.)
Director: Fredi M. Murer
 
40.
8 Seconds (1994)
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This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and... (105 mins.)
 
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Rudy (1993)
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Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame. (114 mins.)
Director: David Anspaugh
 
42.
Without Limits (1998)
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The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to... (117 mins.)
Director: Robert Towne
 
43.
Field of Dreams (1989)
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An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago White Sox come. (107 mins.)
 
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The Rookie (2002)
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A Texas baseball coach makes the major league after agreeing to try out if his high school team made the playoffs. (127 mins.)
 
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Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)
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Cale Crane catalyzes the rescue and rehabilitation of Sonador, a race horse with a broken leg. (106 mins.)
Director: John Gatins
 
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Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
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Biographical story of Loretta Lynn, a legendary country singer that came from poverty to worldwide fame. She rose from humble beginnings in Kentucky to superstardom and changing the sound and style of country music forever. (124 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
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42 (2013)
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This movie is about Jackie Robinson and his journey to becoming a Brooklyn Dodger and his life during that time. (128 mins.)
Director: Brian Helgeland
 
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The Perfect Game (2009)
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Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series. (118 mins.)
Director: William Dear
 
49.
Miracle (2004)
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Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad. (135 mins.)
Director: Gavin O'Connor
 
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Seabiscuit (2003)
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True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation. (140 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
 
51.
Secretariat (2010)
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Penny Chenery Tweedy and colleagues guide her long-shot but precocious stallion to set, in 1973, the unbeaten record for winning the Triple Crown. (123 mins.)
Director: Randall Wallace
 
52.
Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)
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A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father. (132 mins.)
Director: Penny Marshall
 
53.
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
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The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept. (110 mins.)
 
54.
The Verdict (1982)
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A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling. (129 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
55.
The Hurricane (1999)
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The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence. (146 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
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Extraordinary Measures (2010)
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A drama centered on the efforts of John and Aileen Crowley to find a researcher who might have a cure for their two children's rare genetic disorder. (106 mins.)
Director: Tom Vaughan