20 Best Movies to Watch as an Entrepreneur and Professional in the Next Year

20 Best Movies to Watch as an Entrepreneur and Professional in the Next Year

20 Best Movies to Watch as an Entrepreneur and Professional

An entrepreneur needs relaxation and brightening of the mind. Good movies can give that to him or her. In this post, we’ll be exploring the best 20 movies to watch as an entrepreneur and professional in the next year.

This year came with a lot of heartbreaks, restrictions and the unexpected. As people made their plans of what to do in the year, different results turned out for a lot of people. It wasn’t what was expected that came through. However, the next year is coming with a different set of optimism and expectation. People are certain the next year will mark a great economy recovery from the disaster of the past year.

One of the ways to rise up with the world in the time of this economic recovery from the financial crisis is to think and act as an entrepreneur. It isn’t just any kind of entrepreneur, but a dedicated and successful one. Through the hustle and bustle of entrepreneurship, there are factors that can help you relax and brighten your mind. Good entrepreneurship and ground breaking movies, clips and documentaries are part of it.

So, if you’re an entrepreneur, get through this our 20 best movies to watch as an entrepreneur and professional in next year to build your mind, brighten your spirit and set you up for the new year.

Best Movies to Watch as an Entrepreneur and Professional in the Next Year

Boss Baby

This is our number one, not because of it’s relevance. This list is in no particular order. This movie is animation, and that’s what makes it amazing. People would want to ignore it as a children’s movie, and it is not.

There a lot of things you’ll learn from this movie as an entrepreneur and career person if you’re careful with the details in it. It’s an animation that is linked to the growth of a company, worker’s welfare and maltreatment and competition between businesses.

Directed by Tom McGrath. Written by Michael McCuller. Starring Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and others. This movie follows the story of the title character, Boss Baby, who gets into the family of the Templetons to stop a company, Puppy Co., from running the business of humans’ love of babies out of business.

Boss Baby is no ordinary baby, instead he acts mature and behaves like a corporate boss and leader. He controls everything around him and is fixated on achieving his objective of coming to the house of Templetons.

From this movie, you’ll learn the skills of time management, focus, determination, office ethics and beating competition. It’s a good one to watch as a business man and a career professional with some element of laughter.

The Social Network

This movie is often seen as the most prominent of the best movies to watch as an entrepreneur and professional in next year. The reason for this centers on the scandal and controversy surrounding the establishment of social networking site, Facebook. There were series of court cases.

The film is adapted from Ben Mezrich’s The Accidental Billionaires. Directed by David Fincher. Written by Aaron Sorkin. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, and others. It follows the controversy surrounding the founding of Facebook.

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the twin, invite Zuckerberg to work on their own social networking site, Harvard Connection. Soon, Zuckerberg lives and begins to work very hard on his own networking site with almost similar objective of connecting students. After Facebook’s success, the twin think Zuckerberg stole their idea and charges him to court.

This movie is a good movie to watch as a business man and career professional as there are a lot of things to learn. You’ll pick dedication, commitment, betrayal. Surmounting troubles and a whole lot of others from watching this movie. You’ll also get to know the struggles behind Facebook and people in the Silicon Valley.

Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates

This movie is more like a documentary as it focuses on exploration of the mind of Bill Gates. Getting through the documentary, you can get to discover the working of the mind of Bill Gates, one of the most successful and brilliant entrepreneur to have walked the surface of the earth.

Watching this documentary will give you business and career insights. It will change your reasoning and mindset about a lot of things. It will give you the inspiration and guide to become a successful business man and career person.


The Slumdog Millionaire

This movie follows the story of Jamal Malik who was a waiter and grew up in a slum as he goes through the questions of Who Wants to be a Millionaire. This is a sensational and empathetic movie in this our best movies to watch as an entrepreneur and a professional in next year.

This movie is an adaptation of Vikas Swarup’s Q & A. Directed by Danny Boyle. Written by Simon Beaufoy. Starring Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Madhur Mittal, and others. It narrates the lives of low income Indians living in slum. Getting to see the rise of Jamal Malik who is accused for cheating in the game of who wants to be a millionaire is touching and uplifting at the same time.

This movie will lead you towards determination, hunger for success and large dreams even in the midst of failure as a business man.

American Factory

This is a part movie, part documentary that focuses on the situation of America’s working class who are being eroded by machine and automation. It follows the story of a Chinese who comes to discover the level of automation in American factories and the plight of American workers. He makes an attempt to help out.

This movie brings to you the reality of automation of most American factories and how it is necessary to seek alternatives as a worker in a factory. It brings the reality of automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) closer.

3 Idiots

This a coming of age Indian movie that focuses on the educational system of India.

This movie is based on Chetan Bhagat’s Five Point Someone: What not to do at IIT. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani. Starring Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor, and others. The story moves around Rancho Chanchad, a knowledgeable, experiment-focused, engineering student.

Rancho is from a poor home and connects with friends of the same upbringing. They have to pass through the rigorous of the College of Engineering amidst proving their friendship with the hardship they encounter.

This movie is a good watch for instilling of focus, determination, success, unbroken partnership and all. Aside this, you can pick associating skills from the relationship Rancho had with everyone on campus.

The Wolf of Wall Street

This movie is considered one of the most gangster-leaning movie of all times. It is a corporate gangster movie. It moves around the story of the formation of a fraudulent stock brokerage firm, Stratton Oakmont, in 1989. The frauds they pull off, their arrest and downfall.

Leonardo DiCaprio takes the lead role as Belfort, the owner of the fraudulent firm. Starring also are Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Kyle Chandler, and others. Belfort founds the company and begins making fake promises of high returns stocks to increase clients. His promises are never fulfilled.

This movie is great in letting you learn the ways of fraudsters and how to stay away from them as an entrepreneur, investor or an amployee.

My Destiny

This is a Nigerian movie released around 2005. Starring in the movie are Nkem Owoh, Sam Loco Efe, and others. The content of the movie revolves around Nkem Owoh’s passion for music.

Nkem Owoh’s age mates have left the village to cities in pursuit of better opportunities, and they’re all doing well. Nkem Owoh has the hope that his music will come to pay off one day, and every day, he practises his music with his boys in opposition to his father and his neighbors who see him as a failure.

This movie is great for one seeking determination, a go-getter, a lover of big dreams and a hard working result-driven person.


This movie is directed by Tyler Perry. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Lyriq Bent, Crystle Stewart, Ptosha Storey, and others. It was received with a lot of negative review from critics, but some positive reviews from the audience. It’s a shocking psychological drama.

Melinda Moore and Robert Gayle begin their relationship as young couple. Melinda is portrayed rather as an unstable character and this she portrays until the end of the film. Robert on the other hand works so hard on his dream of inventing a machine, he doesn’t find work, instead he lives on the hard work of Melinda. As time goes on, Melinda couldn’t cope and divorces Robert. This leads to the ending tragedies in the movie.

This movie is an emotional one suitable for inventors and entrepreneurs to never give up on their dreams. No matter the circumstances, you should keep chasing that dream. The road to success is never smooth.


The Creative Brain

This movie focuses on a vital part of entrepreneurship and career development. It is an integral part of best movies to watch as an entrepreneur and professional in next year. The movie relates to the creativity of entrepreneurs in bringing up ideas and solving problems.

Creativity is the life blood of any business. So, this movie will tilt your thoughts towards creativity in reasoning and handling of situations. Creativity in reasoning opens up a lot of success lines and triggers success factors. This movie is a must watch.

The Rush

Are you a sport entrepreneur or a lover of sport? Then, this movie is a good click for you. It deals with the rivalry of two great formular 1 drivers, James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

It’s more of like a biographical movie, although some facts were distorted. These two great formular 1 drivers are portrayed in the movie as having great rivalry and trying to outdo each other. They bring up many techniques to beat each other. They encounter difficulties and accidents, but never give up. At the end of their career, they downplay their rivalry and build a healthy relationship.

This movie is great for those whose businesses are in a neck deep bitter competition. You’ve to realize that competition is good for business, and you’ve to outdo others to remain on top, but it shouldn’t be bitter. Doing business with open mind and lack of bitterness is healthier and better.

Chris Hemsworth acts the role of James Hunt. Daniel Bruhl acts the role of Niki Lauda.

The Pursuit of Happyness

This is a sales man big dream American movie. The legendary Will Smith is at the center of this movie as the sales man who loses his life savings to procuring and selling Bone Density Scanners.

Will Smith acts as Chris Gardner in the movie, while his son, Jaden Smith acts as Chris Junior. Chris Gardner procures Bone Density Scanner with his life savings and is unable to sell them fast to recover his money. Chris Gardner finds it hard surviving, and gets into debt. He is thrown out of his house and becomes homeless.

Even with all these, Chris Gardner doesn’t let this deter him, he stick to his dream of greatness. He continues to seek better opportunities as a homeless man and gets towards defeating his supposedly failure.

This is a great the American dream story. It is even more important that it focuses on the plight of an unsuccessful sales and business man. It takes Gardner’s determination, foresight and drive for success, not to give up. It is a great watch for you as a business man, sales person and an employee.


The Founder

This movie is a 2016 American biographical drama that focuses on the lives of the founders of MacDonald’s restaurant chain franchise. It is biographical and tactical for a business man leading you on what steps you shouldn’t take as a entrepreneur.

It’s the most tactical-leaning of our best movies to watch as an entrepreneur and professional in the next year. It takes you through the rigidity and business miscalculations of the twin, Richard and Maurice MacDonald, for their MacDonald franchise in the 1950s. They didn’t consider their decisions well enough and become adaptable to more successful ways of doing business, so they lose out their business to Ray Kroc, an aggressive sales and business man.

This movie will help guide you through prevention of bad business moves and decisions. Starring in the movie are Nick Offerman, John Caroll, and others. It is directed by John Lee Hancock.


This movie is a more linear story movie that follows the rise and fall of the start up, GovWorks. It explores the expectations, the goals, the dreams, the disappointment of the people involved in the start up.

This movie connects to entrepreneur more as they can easily connect to the emotions of the start up concerned. It also helps in guiding entrepreneurs on the mistake they shouldn’t make as entrepreneurs in their business. It’s a great watch.


This is the first movie that is a TV series in our best movies to watch as an entrepreneur and professional in next year. It’s a good thing that the series will be releasing another episode in next year, but it’s wise to catch up on the past episodes of the series.

This series moves around the hustle of hedge fund manager, Bobby Axelrod, to make high return gains even if it demands going through the illegal way. In the series, there are federal prosecutors who are actively searching for points to nail Bobby and other business men. There are a lot of prosecutions and court hearing.

This movie reveals the workings and processes of the business world to the viewers. It gives you details of the processes you’re supposed to expect in a fuctional business environment.

The Banker

This movie focuses on the business environment African Americans come to encounter in their country. The story occurs in the 1950s as African American business partners, Bernard Garret and Joe Morris, work towards providing opportunities to other African Americans. They encounter a lot of challenges, majorly the challenge of Racism.

These business partners have to covince a European American, Matt Steiner, to be the face of their business. They go into real estate and move on to banking. In banking, they encounter the greatest challenge of exclusion of African Americans. They don’t give up and continue to pursue their dreams.

Starring in the movie are Anthony Mackie, Nicholas Hoult, Nia Long, Jessie T. Usher, and others.

Like a Boss

This is a comedy that focuses on the fashion business of Mia and Mel. They establish a fashion business, and would have to make their business avoid bankruptcy. It is when they run into debt after months of working on the business that they begin to devise strategies to keep their business alive.

This movie finds a way of encouraging you as an entrepreneur.

She Did That

This movie is a part movie, part documentary, that focuses on the lives of female African American entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs like Oprah Winfrey is featured. The challenges they encounter in a misogynistic and racist society is portrayed. Their determination and drive for success is also shown. This is an inspiration to any entrepreneur whose business is affected by cultural and societal limitations.

The Pirates of Silicon Valley

This movie follows the start up and business rivalry between Apple and Windows computers. It focuses more on their founders, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. These entrepreneurs have big dreams and want to conquer the tech market with their computers, each targeting the same market.

They fight with their different sales strategies. This movie recounts their lives and the competition between them from the 1970s to the 1990s. It starts with Steve Jobs’ idea of establishing Apple Computer to Bill Gates’ founding of Microsoft up until the return of Steve Jobs to Apple.

This is a good movie to watch as a business man and an employee.

Lion Heart

This is a recently released Nigerian movie directed by Genevieve Nnaji. It centers around Genevieve who plays the lead role in her own movie. She works hard to see that Lion Heart doesn’t go into bankruptcy or get acquired by their competitor.

She fights to prove two things. One, that she can secure her father’s assets and make it sustainable as a family business. Second, that even as a lady she is capable as a CEO like any man can be. She proves all these and fights to repay the loans her father took to avoid take over of the company.

This movie was acquired by Netflix. Starring in the movie also are Pete Edochie, Nkem Owoh, Kalu Ikeagwu, Peter Okoye, and others.


These movies mentioned are good movies to watch as entrepreneur and professional in next year. They will help put your year in a clear perspective and make you pick good business and career decisions for the year. Some of them will encourage you, while others will guide you. All of them in one way or another will give you a wonderful year with your application of their stories and perspectives.

Thank you.

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