Top 50 Biography Movies

1. oppenheimer (2023).

R | 180 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of American scientist, J. Robert Oppenheimer , and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Cillian Murphy , Emily Blunt , Matt Damon , Robert Downey Jr.

Votes: 395,670

2. Sound of Freedom (2023)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Biography, Drama

The incredible true story of a former government agent turned vigilante who embarks on a dangerous mission to rescue hundreds of children from sex traffickers.

Director: Alejandro Monteverde | Stars: Jim Caviezel , Mira Sorvino , Bill Camp , Cristal Aparicio

Votes: 50,298

3. The Hill (2023)

PG | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The remarkable true-life story of Rickey Hill's improbable journey to play Major League Baseball.

Director: Jeff Celentano | Stars: Colin Ford , Dennis Quaid , Joelle Carter , Scott Glenn

4. Golda (2023)

PG-13 | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

Focuses on the intensely dramatic and high-stakes responsibilities and decisions that Golda Meir, also known as the 'Iron Lady of Israel,' faced during the Yom Kippur War.

Director: Guy Nattiv | Stars: Helen Mirren , Zed Josef , Claudette Williams , Henry Goodman

5. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

R | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort , from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio , Jonah Hill , Margot Robbie , Matthew McConaughey

Votes: 1,500,683 | Gross: $116.90M

6. Maestro (2023)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Music | Completed

Follows the complex love story of Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre; from the time they met in 1946 at a party, through two engagements, a 25-year marriage and three children.

Director: Bradley Cooper | Stars: Bradley Cooper , Carey Mulligan , Maya Hawke , Matt Bomer

7. Cassandro (2023)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Follows the true story of Cassandro, the ''exotico'' character created by Saúl Armendáriz, gay amateur wrestler from El Paso who rose to international stardom.

Director: Roger Ross Williams | Stars: Gael García Bernal , Roberta Colindrez , Perla De La Rosa , Raúl Castillo

8. The Big Short (2015)

R | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

In 2006-2007 a group of investors bet against the United States mortgage market. In their research, they discover how flawed and corrupt the market is.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Christian Bale , Steve Carell , Ryan Gosling , Brad Pitt

Votes: 458,515 | Gross: $70.26M

9. Goodfellas (1990)

18+ | 145 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mafia, covering his relationship with his wife Karen and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro , Ray Liotta , Joe Pesci , Lorraine Bracco

Votes: 1,210,997 | Gross: $46.84M

10. The Founder (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama

The story of Ray Kroc , a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into the biggest restaurant business in the world, with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Michael Keaton , Nick Offerman , John Carroll Lynch , Linda Cardellini

Votes: 165,624 | Gross: $12.79M

11. Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Liam Neeson , Ralph Fiennes , Ben Kingsley , Caroline Goodall

Votes: 1,403,618 | Gross: $96.90M

12. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss , who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Andrew Garfield , Sam Worthington , Luke Bracey , Teresa Palmer

Votes: 563,862 | Gross: $67.21M

13. Tombstone (1993)

R | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History

A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.

Directors: George P. Cosmatos , Kevin Jarre | Stars: Kurt Russell , Val Kilmer , Sam Elliott , Bill Paxton

Votes: 158,835 | Gross: $56.51M

14. Napoleon (2023)

R | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Biography | Completed

The film takes a personal look at Napoleon Bonaparte's origins, and his swift, ruthless climb to emperor viewed through the prism of his addictive, and often volatile, relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Vanessa Kirby , Joaquin Phoenix , Ben Miles , Ludivine Sagnier

15. Jeanne du Barry (2023)

16+ | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life of Jeanne Bécu who was born as the illegitimate daughter of an impoverished seamstress in 1743 and went on to rise through the Court of Louis XV to become his last official mistress.

Director: Maïwenn | Stars: Maïwenn , Johnny Depp , Benjamin Lavernhe , Melvil Poupaud

Votes: 2,720

16. The Greatest Showman (2017)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Director: Michael Gracey | Stars: Hugh Jackman , Michelle Williams , Zac Efron , Zendaya

Votes: 298,258 | Gross: $174.34M

17. The Blind Side (2009)

PG-13 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All-American football player and first-round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Quinton Aaron , Sandra Bullock , Tim McGraw , Jae Head

Votes: 350,530 | Gross: $255.96M

18. Ferrari (2023)

130 min | Biography, Drama, History | Completed

The life story of Italian sports car entrepreneur Enzo Ferrari.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Shailene Woodley , Adam Driver , Sarah Gadon , Penélope Cruz

19. Catch Me If You Can (2002)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Barely 21 yet, Frank is a skilled forger who has passed as a doctor, lawyer and pilot. FBI agent Carl becomes obsessed with tracking down the con man, who only revels in the pursuit.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio , Tom Hanks , Christopher Walken , Martin Sheen

Votes: 1,043,789 | Gross: $164.62M

20. Ford v Ferrari (2019)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Biography, Drama

American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car for Ford in order to defeat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Matt Damon , Christian Bale , Jon Bernthal , Caitríona Balfe

Votes: 433,657 | Gross: $117.62M

21. The Irishman (2019)

R | 209 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

An illustration of Frank Sheeran's life, from W.W.II veteran to hit-man for the Bufalino crime family and his alleged assassination of his close friend Jimmy Hoffa.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro , Al Pacino , Joe Pesci , Harvey Keitel

Votes: 411,540 | Gross: $7.00M

22. BlackBerry (2023)

R | 120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

The story of the meteoric rise and catastrophic demise of the world's first smartphone.

Director: Matt Johnson | Stars: Jay Baruchel , Glenn Howerton , Matt Johnson , Kelly Van der Burg

Votes: 19,805

23. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , as told by Antonio Salieri , the contemporaneous composer who was deeply jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham , Tom Hulce , Elizabeth Berridge , Roy Dotrice

Votes: 415,443 | Gross: $51.97M

24. Braveheart (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History

Scottish warrior William Wallace leads his countrymen in a rebellion to free his homeland from the tyranny of King Edward I of England.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson , Sophie Marceau , Patrick McGoohan , Angus Macfadyen

Votes: 1,066,143 | Gross: $75.60M

25. The Pianist (2002)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Adrien Brody , Thomas Kretschmann , Frank Finlay , Emilia Fox

Votes: 874,116 | Gross: $32.57M

26. Legend (I) (2015)

R | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorize London during the 1960s.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Tom Hardy , Emily Browning , Taron Egerton , Paul Anderson

Votes: 194,151 | Gross: $1.87M

27. The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians while attempting to come to terms with his troubled private life.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch , Keira Knightley , Matthew Goode , Allen Leech

Votes: 800,529 | Gross: $91.13M

28. Elvis (2022)

PG-13 | 159 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The life of American music icon Elvis Presley , from his childhood to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950s while maintaining a complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker .

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Tom Hanks , Austin Butler , Olivia DeJonge , Helen Thomson

Votes: 214,675 | Gross: $151.04M

29. Rocketman (I) (2019)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John 's breakthrough years.

Director: Dexter Fletcher | Stars: Taron Egerton , Jamie Bell , Richard Madden , Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 185,984 | Gross: $96.37M

30. Jerry and Marge Go Large (2022)

PG-13 | 96 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Based on the true story about long-married couple Jerry and Marge Selbee, who win the lottery and use the money to revive their small town.

Director: David Frankel | Stars: Bryan Cranston , Annette Bening , Rainn Wilson , Larry Wilmore

Votes: 19,346

31. Moneyball (2011)

PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

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.

Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Brad Pitt , Robin Wright , Jonah Hill , Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 447,443 | Gross: $75.61M

32. Tetris (2023)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of how one of the world's most popular video games found its way to players around the globe. Businessman Henk Rogers and Tetris inventor Alexey Pajitnov join forces in the USSR, risking it all to bring Tetris to the masses.

Director: Jon S. Baird | Stars: Taron Egerton , Mara Huf , Miles Barrow , Rick Yune

Votes: 67,093

33. The Social Network (2010)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

As Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, he is sued by the twins who claimed he stole their idea and by the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg , Andrew Garfield , Justin Timberlake , Rooney Mara

Votes: 733,622 | Gross: $96.96M

34. Green Book (2018)

PG-13 | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver for an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

Director: Peter Farrelly | Stars: Viggo Mortensen , Mahershala Ali , Linda Cardellini , Sebastian Maniscalco

Votes: 532,426 | Gross: $85.08M

35. I, Tonya (2017)

R | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Margot Robbie , Sebastian Stan , Allison Janney , Julianne Nicholson

Votes: 232,826 | Gross: $30.01M

36. Boy Erased (2018)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama

The son of a Baptist preacher unwillingly participates in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.

Director: Joel Edgerton | Stars: Lucas Hedges , Nicole Kidman , Joel Edgerton , Russell Crowe

Votes: 40,891 | Gross: $6.79M

37. The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

English artist Louis Wain rises to prominence at the end of the 19th century for his surreal cat paintings that seemed to reflect his declining sanity.

Director: Will Sharpe | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch , Claire Foy , Andrea Riseborough , Toby Jones

Votes: 18,059

38. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The story of the legendary British rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury , leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Rami Malek , Lucy Boynton , Gwilym Lee , Ben Hardy

Votes: 566,074 | Gross: $216.43M

39. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch , Vince Vaughn , Catherine Keener , Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 641,570 | Gross: $18.35M

40. Shadowlands (1993)

PG | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

C.S. Lewis , a world-renowned Christian theologian, writer and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets spirited poet Joy Gresham from the U.S.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Anthony Hopkins , Debra Winger , Julian Fellowes , Roddy Maude-Roxby

Votes: 19,945 | Gross: $25.84M

41. Bombshell (I) (2019)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama

A group of women take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Charlize Theron , Nicole Kidman , Margot Robbie , John Lithgow

Votes: 122,372

42. Flamin' Hot (2023)

PG-13 | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History

This is the inspiring true story of Richard Montañez who, as a Frito Lay janitor, disrupted the food industry by channeling his Mexican heritage to turn Flamin' Hot Cheetos from a snack into an iconic global pop culture phenomenon.

Director: Eva Longoria | Stars: Jesse Garcia , Annie Gonzalez , Emilio Rivera , Vanessa Martinez

Votes: 12,237

43. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama

After John Nash , a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe , Ed Harris , Jennifer Connelly , Christopher Plummer

Votes: 960,789 | Gross: $170.74M

44. Remember the Titans (2000)

PG | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Denzel Washington , Will Patton , Wood Harris , Ryan Hurst

Votes: 225,182 | Gross: $115.65M

45. The Intouchables (2011)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

Directors: Olivier Nakache , Éric Toledano | Stars: François Cluzet , Omar Sy , Anne Le Ny , Audrey Fleurot

Votes: 895,092 | Gross: $13.18M

46. The Iron Claw (2023)

Biography, Drama, Sport | Completed

The true story of the inseparable Von Erich brothers, who made history in the intensely competitive world of professional wrestling in the early 1980s.

Director: Sean Durkin | Stars: Zac Efron , Jeremy Allen White , Harris Dickinson , Maura Tierney

47. Priscilla (2023)

R | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Music | Completed

When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley, the man who is already a meteoric rock-and-roll superstar becomes someone entirely unexpected in private moments: a thrilling crush, an ally in loneliness, a vulnerable best friend.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Cailee Spaeny , Jacob Elordi , Dagmara Dominczyk , Dan Abramovici

48. Dumb Money (2023)

18+ | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama | Completed

Dumb Money is the ultimate David vs. Goliath tale, based on the insane true story of everyday people who flipped the script on Wall Street and got rich by turning GameStop (yes, the mall videogame store) into the world's hottest company.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Clancy Brown , Shailene Woodley , America Ferrera , Vincent D'Onofrio

49. The Favourite (2018)

In early 18th-century England, the status quo at the court is upset when a new servant arrives and endears herself to a frail Queen Anne.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Olivia Colman , Emma Stone , Rachel Weisz , Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 211,422 | Gross: $34.37M

50. American Gangster (2007)

R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington , Russell Crowe , Chiwetel Ejiofor , Josh Brolin

Votes: 440,953 | Gross: $130.16M

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The 25 Best Business Movies Entrepreneurs Should Watch

  • Post author By Andrew Chornyy
  • Post date Feb 08, 2021
  • 6 Comments on The 25 Best Business Movies Entrepreneurs Should Watch

The selection of artistic, cinematic masterpieces and documentaries presented in this article will be interesting and useful for startups and highly experienced business sharks, those who are seeking self-development and actively climbing the career ladder. These amazing, unpredictable, and inspirational movies will be sure to catch your interest. Emotional and accurate, they convey the specifics of the trading and advertising business, reveal the secrets of successful sales and the mysteries of famous entrepreneurs. They tell the stories of billionaires and their lifestyles. How did each of them begin their journey? What obstacles did they have to overcome? What did they sacrifice to achieve their dreams? You can also follow the link “ 26 Best Business Books “.

Some films can push you to original thoughts and conclusions, others will help you come up with fresh and exciting ideas, or even help you make a real breakthrough.

The best films about business

The wolf of wall street.

Director: Martin Scorsese, 2013 IMDb: 8.20 Film Search: 8.12

This black comedy crime drama is the memoir of Jordan Belfort, a famous American broker who made a considerable fortune but attracted the attention of the FBI and was convicted of fraud and money laundering. This film invariably leads the top lists of “the best films about business, success, and finance.” It has everything – ups and downs, sex and drugs, brilliant deals and financial fraud, luxurious lifestyles, and the most incredible ways to burn money. Add to that the inexpressible charisma of the protagonist (Leonardo DiCaprio), the crazy risks, the thirst for wealth, moral issues, and the trade secrets of stockbrokers, and you have one beautiful presentation.

Boiler Room

Director: Ben Younger, 2000 IMDb: 7.00 Film Search: 7.2

For those who wish to discover something new in the field of sales , this story of American brokerage schemers will be a real gem. Before you are not just another crime drama, but the answer to the question: “How do you earn big money from scratch?” The film does not forget about the price at which a million dollars, expensive cars, palaces, and mansions are achieved. The film’s characters (a brilliant cast – another thing this film has going for it) are young and aggressive, enterprising and risky, and they’re ready to do anything to succeed.

The Billionaire

Director: Songyos Sugmakanan, 2011 IMDb: 7.90 Film Search: 8.0

If it seems that your hard work is not paying off, money is not flowing to you, and you are close to despair, this film will be an excellent motivator and undoubtedly increase your morale. This story is based on true events and guides us through all the milestones of the hero’s difficult journey. The purposefulness, resourcefulness, and enterprise of young Tom do not always find support in the real world, where adults insist on him receiving the appropriate education and impose their values ​​on him. School, university, tedious work – all this does not attract Tom, his goal is business. Abandoned studies and mounting debts, successes and terrible troubles, intractable problems and struggles with the authorities – one can never give up on the path to real progress and billions in wealth if you believe in yourself.

The Corporation

Director: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott, 2003 IMDb: 8.10 Film Search: 7.3

Do you know who rules the world? These giant corporations have absolute power. They can shape the way their customers think. A person’s circle of interests, dreams, opportunities, and very life , is only a package of resources for a corporation to profit. Business mastodons have reached great heights with their ability to manipulate consciousness, and only a few can resist them. So what is the role of business process leaders? What qualities should they have to avoid mistakes and achieve success?

Pirates of Silicon Valley

Director: Martyn Burke, 1999 IMDb: 7.30 Film Search: 7.5

Every entrepreneur and business owner will be touched by this story about two young computer geniuses, a visionary and an inventor – Bill Gates and Steve Jobs – who turned their utopian ideas into companies that conquered the world: Apple and Microsoft . They define the beginning of time. Their dreams come true. The rest of us have the opportunity to observe this exciting process and implement their results to our own goals, desires, and aspirations.

The best films for entrepreneurs

Director: Bennett Miller, 2011 IMDb: 7.6 Film Search: 7.7

This sports biopic featuring Brad Pitt can become a powerful motivator for many modern entrepreneurs. As the name implies, the plot deals with fundamental changes in life and the changing rules of the game. In the business world, as in sports, if you only have overcome fear and apathy, you can achieve brilliant results and find an effective solution to the problem with minimal resources.

Director: Chris Hegedus, Jehane Noujaim, 2001 IMDb: 7.1 Film Search: 6.7

This documentary by deserves the attention of entrepreneurs and businessmen, as it covers several topical issues in business at once. For example, it focuses on the consequences of incompetent management and incorrectly placed accents in the control of a promising company . The film also reveals the secrets of maintaining a healthy atmosphere and the effectiveness of the team in a crisis.

The Aviator

Director: Martin Scorsese, 2004 IMDb: 7.5 Film Search: 6.2

This biographical drama features an intriguing plot, a superstar cast, brilliant direction, unsurpassed cinematography, and elegant costumes.  It’s not without reason that Aviator received five Oscars and 11 nominations. Nevertheless, this film is more than mere evening entertainment. The story of a genius madman, a millionaire, and the owner of a casino and the largest film company is a movie that will be interesting to all entrepreneurs and especially useful to those who complain about their lack of motivation and a loss of a sense of purpose.

Director: David O. Russell, 2015 IMDb: 6.6 Film Search: 6.7

Here is another real story about Joy Mangano, the entrepreneur who invented the self-pressing mop and founded Ingenious Designs. What difficulties did she have to go through? Problems like finances, personal turmoil, a family crisis, betrayal of loved ones. If you lose almost everything except the irrepressible thirst for success and if you have nowhere to retreat, what’s left? Well, in the case of the film’s main character, building a multi-million dollar business.

The Social Network

Director: David Fincher, 2010 IMDb: 7.7 Film Search: 7.7

This film, which reveals the history of the creation of Facebook , is something of a textbook business case for the attentive viewer. “The Social Network” describes the psychology behind modern entrepreneurship and the relationship between businessmen and investors, partners, competitors, and creditors. What are your goals as an entrepreneur and as a person? Why are you so eager for success? Honest answers to these questions can dramatically change your life.

The best movies about success

Wall street.

Director: Oliver Stone, 1987 IMDb: 7.40 Film Search: 7.6

The basic principles of business do not have a statute of limitations. They are invariably relevant in our time when a substantial part of entrepreneurship moved to the Internet. A classic film starring Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen, Wall Street presents success stories and how they lead to prosperity. A bonus for the viewer will be the disclosure of some trading secrets.

Jerry Maguire

Director: Cameron Crowe, 1996 IMDb: 7.30 Film Search: 7.6

Real success is far beyond your comfort zone. To achieve it, you’ll have to get out of the usual rut, resist the provocations and attacks of detractors, overcome difficulties, and endure failures. With Tom Cruise in the title role, the feature film convinces us repeatedly that it is important to believe in yourself, recognize the target, and ignore the obstacles.

Director: Joshua Michael Stern, 2013 IMDb: 5.9 Film Search: 6.5

Although film critics nominated Ashton Kutcher for a Golden Raspberry for his role of Steve Jobs, it’s definitely worth watching. Here the viewer will find valuable information about achieving the pinnacle of business success. The most important rule is that “the best way to predict the future is to invent it!” Maybe money is not all that is worth striving for…

Breaking Bad

Director: Vince Gilligan, 2008 IMDb: 9.5 Film Search: 8.9

This exciting and unpredictable crime series about the transformation of an ordinary chemistry teacher into a thriving drug lord is a practical guide on how to competently build a business. It discloses all of the necessary features of all the constituent processes – from creating a product to getting it to the final consumer.

The Pursuit of Happyness

Gabriele Muccino, 2006 IMDb: 8.0 Film Search: 8.3

This is another drama based on a true story, but of the kind, positive, and inspiring variety. The main character, Will Smith, has trouble getting his start and pulling himself out of flagrant poverty. For the sake of his young son, he does the impossible – he goes through a difficult and long journey transforming himself from poverty to being a millionaire.

The best movies about sales

The goods: live hard, sell hard.

Neal Brennan, 2009 IMDb: 5.8 Film Search: 6.2

A bankrupt company selling a used car can be saved only by the work of a brilliant salesman. To pull the company out of crisis during Independence Day, they need to sell 211 cars. They will have to use everything – resourcefulness, ingenuity, cunning tricks, and subtle psychological techniques – to get the job done.

Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year

Shimit Amin, 2009 IMDb: 7.5 Film Search: 7.5

This modern Indian film does not surprise you with its enchanting special effects, but it will surely entice you with its inspirational plot. For beginning entrepreneurs and managers, it will be quite useful to watch this film to become acquainted with the original methods of working with clients and study the subtleties of relationships between buyer and seller.

Glengarry Glen Ross 

James Foley, 1992 IMDb: 7.8 Film Search: 7.5

The film is fun to watch and will bring practical benefits to those who live off sales commissions. The whole film is, in fact, a collection of recommendations for increasing sales in extremely tough competition. You can successfully implement many of the methods and ideas from this movie in modern times.

Director: Roger Nygard, 1999 IMDb: 6.6 Film Search: 6.9

When making a list of the top business movies, this one is absolutely impossible to miss. This exciting comedy can serve as a real tool for working with constant objections, building sales funnels, skillful manipulation, and many other effective techniques.

Matthew Weiner, 2007 IMDb: 8.6 Film Search: 7.8

This drama series received high ratings from viewers and critics alike and a record four Emmy awards in a row alongside several other awards and nominations. The plot develops around the work of an advertising agency and the life of its creative director – a brilliant, charismatic, and reckless salesperson. An attentive viewer will gain invaluable lessons in this series.

The best movies about finance

Billionaire boys club.

James Cox, 2018 IMDb: 5.6 Film Search: 5.6

Cunning, irresistibility and the gift of persuasion are all qualities that the main characters of this film have in abundance. They use their talents and organized daring to create spectacular financial scams. Pretending to be billionaires to get to the pockets of real business tycoons seems like a great idea. Money makes money, the very essence of building a financial pyramid. But how long will the colossus stand on clay feet?

Margin Call

J.C. Chandor, 2011 IMDb: 7.1 Film Search: 6.7

The financial apocalypse is approaching – the world economic crisis of 2008. Forecasts are frightening – a collapse seems absolutely inevitable. A group of top managers on Wall Street face a tough choice and any decision is fraught with irreversible consequences. They expect a crazy night and the worst hours of their lives.

Too Big to Fail

Curtis Hanson, 2011 IMDb: 7.30 Film Search: 8.8

This film is based on real events from the documentary bestseller “Too Big to Fail.” So who were the people who, in the autumn of 2008, decided the fate of the world economy and tried to stabilize the financial markets? At the center of the plot is Finance Minister Henry Paulson. So what decisions did he have to make when powerful banks and huge investment pyramids collapsed like a house of cards?

Bruce Caulk, 2018 IMDb: 4.5 Film Search: 5.1

The world of big money is always associated with lies and fraud of all kinds. This fact is well known to Barry Minkow, a talented businessman. He makes his way from the bottom to the very top, and his methods, although questionable, are very useful. This swindler’s tale, by the way, is based on real events.

A Good Year

Ridley Scott, 2006 IMDb: 7.0 Film Search: 7.7

Max (played by Russell Crowe) is an investment expert and successful stock trader. What does the word “successful” mean in this field? Luck, toughness, vigor, and lack of principles. Max’s life will considerably change when he returns to Provence, where his childhood years were spent, to sell an estate inherited from his uncle.

Films about rich millionaires and successful businessmen appeal to various audiences, especially when they portray real people and true events. But, even if watching a film about millionaires seems like just a pleasant pastime to us, it’s impossible not to be inspired by the endurance, drive, stubbornness, and audacity of these people that led them to their success.

Films about successful people inspire us to think about our resources and capabilities, stimulate action, and may even be the impetus for starting our own business.

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This film is the semi-humorous documentary about the men who made the world of technology what it is today, their struggles during college, the founding of their companies, and the ingenious actions they took to build up the global corporate empires of Apple Computer Inc. and Microsoft Corporation.

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The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.

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The Billionaire tells the story of Aitthipat Kulapongvanich and how he, at the age of nineteen, dropped out from university to launch a packaged fried seaweed business that is now Taokaenoi Food & Marketing and became one of Thailand's youngest (baht) billionaires

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Beloved worldwide but also a lightning rod for criticism, Neymar shares the highs and lows of his personal life and brilliant football career.

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A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.

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The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

Real-Time Movies

When Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel the family legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately…murder.

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Led by their fellow preppie friend Joe Hunt, a group of wealthy boys in Los Angeles during the early 1980s establish a get rich quick scam that turns deadly.

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A story based on the life of a struggling Long Island single mom who became one of the country's most successful entrepreneurs.

Action movies

A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

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On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among friends soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

Films about perseverance

The men who made millions from a global economic meltdown.

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Russia’s answer to U.S. box-office hit “The Social Network”, the movie tells the story of a pair of Moscow students in the mid-90s who create an internet search engine that becomes one of the largest in the world.

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Russia, early 90s. A fictional story inspired by financier Sergey Mavrodi, his securities company "MMM", and the pyramid scheme he ran that left upwards of fifteen million investors with nothing when it crashed.

Movies for men

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

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A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. She starts investigating and soon exposes a monumental cover-up.

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The National Lampoon name became globally recognized after the monumental success of Animal House—but before the glory days, it was a scrappy yet divinely subversive magazine and radio show that introduced the world to comedic geniuses like Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, and Gilda Radner. The driving force behind National Lampoon was Doug Kenney (Will Forte), and his truly wild and crazy story unfolds in A Futile and Stupid Gesture from Harvard to Hollywood to Caddyshack and beyond.

Movies about love

The story of American showman P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

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The story of Mötley Crüe and their rise from the Sunset Strip club scene of the early 1980s to superstardom.

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Spanning over two decades, "For the Love of Money" follows the true account of an Israeli immigrant who searches for his piece of the American dream.

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When a mysterious visitor appears, the life of Yong Cheng, owner of a store that stocks aphrodisiac products, changes dramatically. He becomes the exclusive selling agent of a cheap Indian generic drug against Chronic Granulocytic Leukemia in China. Not only does Yong Cheng see his profits skyrocket, but he is dubbed the god of medicine“ by his customers

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Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered couping gospel and country together.

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Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. Based on a true story.

Family Movies

Featuring some of the most spectacular, innovative and explosive martial arts ever staged, The Legend Is Born is the remarkable true story of the early life of Ip Man, the formidable kung fu genius who would become Bruce Lee's mentor.Beginning at the start of his journey from his initial training through to the ultimate battle to become supreme master of the art of Wing Chun, The Legend Is Born has already been hailed as one of the greatest martial arts films of all time and features an all-star cast, including Sammo Hung (Enter The Dragon), Yuen Biao and Ip Man's real life son, 76-year-old Ip Chun, as Ip Man's kung fu master.

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A look behind the scenes at Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme, how it was perpetrated on the public and the trail of destruction it left in its wake, both for the victims and Madoff's family.

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Concerned about his wife Gayatri's menstrual hygiene, Lakshmikant Chauhan urges her to ditch the cloth and opt for sanitary napkins. Gayatri is reluctant to go for disposable pads as they are expensive. Lakshmi obsessing over a 'ladies problem' makes her cringe but he insists on bringing upon a change by addressing the taboo topic. Subjected to hostility for ruffling the religious and age-old beliefs of people around, can the man brave the resistance and get his point across?

Movies about friendship

Based on the incredibly true story of a Spanish man with Multiple Esclorosis who tried to finish an Iron-Man: 3,8km swimming, 180km cycling and 42 running. And he was told that he could not make 100 meters.

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In this hilarious arcade showdown, a humble novice goes head-to-head against the reigning Donkey Kong champ in a confrontation that rocks the gaming world to its processors! For over 20 years, Billy Mitchell has owned the throne of the Donkey Kong world. No one could beat his top score until now. Newcomer Steve Wiebe claims to have beaten the unbeatable, but Mitchell isn't ready to relinquish his crown without a fight. Go behind the barrels as the two battle it out in a vicious war to earn the title of the true King of Kong.

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Paul Raymond builds a porn, entertainment and real estate empire that makes him the wealthiest man in Britain, but drugs doom his beloved daughter, Debbie.

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In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.

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Speedboat racing champion and multimillionaire Ben Aronoff leads a double life that lands him in trouble with the law and drug lords.

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A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.

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The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

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Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.

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The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

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'New Offenburg' is a portrait of the little town of Ste. Genevieve, MO and its descendants of German immigrants from the Black Forest who founded three little villages called Zell, Weingarten and New Offenburg. This is the last generation of people who grew up as foreigners in the US, learning the Badisch dialect as a first language. Now they are Americans, but still keep their second identity, hidden and unknown even for their own children and grandchildren and the generations to come.

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A documentary that captures the sensational trial of infamous gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger, using the legal proceedings as a springboard to explore allegations of corruption within the highest levels of law enforcement. Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger examines Bulger's relationship with the FBI and Department of Justice that allowed him to reign over a criminal empire in Boston for decades.

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Part period melodrama, part film noir, part 50s road movie "JOSHUA TREE, 1951" is a portrait of screen legend and outsider icon James Dean as you have never seen him before.

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Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specialising in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work – made famous by his signature ‘Tom of Finland’ – became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.

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An up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer. Told in his own words from hours of archived interviews, along with commentary from those closest to him, the documentary weaves the music and images from Sinatra’s life together with rarely seen footage of his famous 1971 “Retirement Concert” in Los Angeles. The film’s narrative is shaped by Sinatra’s song choices for that concert, which Gibney interprets as the singer’s personal guide through his own life.

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Based on the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Game Change focuses on the Republican run of the 2008 Presidential election, when candidate John McCain picks a relative unknown, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, to be his running mate. As the campaign kicks into high gear, her lack of experience, in both political and media savvy, becomes a drain upon McCain and his strategists. Directed by Jay Roach, who previously directed the HBO film Recount and the Austin Powers movies, Game Change premiered on HBO on March 10th, 2012.

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England, early 18th century. The close relationship between Queen Anne and Sarah Churchill is threatened by the arrival of Sarah's cousin, Abigail Hill, resulting in a bitter rivalry between the two cousins to be the Queen's favourite.

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Three young women were sentenced to death in the infamous Manson murder case, but when the death penalty was lifted, their sentence became life imprisonment. One young graduate student was sent in to teach them - and through her we witness their transformations as they face the reality of their horrific crimes.

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Lyndon B. Johnson's amazing 11-month journey from taking office after JFK's assassination, through the fight to pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act and his own presidential campaign, culminating on the night LBJ is actually elected to the office – no longer the 'accidental President.'

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Nate Foster, a young, idealistic FBI agent, goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The bright up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy. Inspired by real events.

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Can a ruthless mass killer become a messenger of peace? This spellbinding documentary traces the rise and fall of General Butt Naked—feared warlord of Liberia’s 14-year civil war—and his self-proclaimed quest to heal his country and redeem his own soul as a newborn evangelist.

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DANNY SAYS is a documentary unveiling the amazing journey of Danny Fields. Fields has played a pivotal role in music and culture with seminal acts including: the Doors, the Velvet Underground, the Stooges, MC5, Nico, the Ramones and beyond.

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the man behind the black and white face paint with Sting: Into the Light. Go into the mind of "The Vigilante" himself as he reflects on his historic career in sports entertainment and prepares to compete in a WWE ring for the first time ever on The Grandest Stage of Them All at WrestleMania. Hear from his greatest allies and rivals, relive his greatest matches as "The Franchise of WCW" and see "The Man Called Sting" finally emerge from the shadows and into the light.

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An award-winning cynical journalist, Lloyd Vogel, begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write an Esquire profile piece on the beloved television icon Fred Rogers. After his encounter with Rogers, Vogel's perspective on life is transformed.

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