There are a lot of movies that inspired my entrepreneurship hustle and just like a lot has been said about entrepreneurship and whether entrepreneurs are born or made. I personally believe everyone has an entrepreneurship bone in them, they just need to the right stimulator to get it to kick in.
They just need to be motivated enough to put in play.
I believe entrepreneurship is basically being open to taking risks. Yet we forget that the lives we live, every day we are running through risky situations – from crossing to the road to walking down the stair, to walking out of the door!
There are very many ways to stimulate your entrepreneur bone; from reading books to watching videos or listening to audiobooks and podcasts or even during different conversations with different people.
Since most people love watching movies, here is a list of my Top 5 movies (Gold Oldies) that have in one way or another inspired me in my entrepreneurship struggle.
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The Pursuit of Happyness
Probably the first movie that got me to drop a tear! I first watched this movie in 2012 after I had resigned from my first job of 4 years, with a dream to start my own business. All I can say is this movie made me believe in a good ending, that all the hustle and suffering, always (most certainly) pays up.
The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 American biographical drama film directed by Gabriele Muccino and starring Will Smith as Chris Gardner, a homeless salesman. Smith’s son Jaden Smith co-stars, making his film debut as Gardner’s son, Christopher Jr.
Probably the first movie that made me appreciate Social Media marketing.
Watching the movie made me wish I had the skills or passion to cook. If you are budding foodprenuer, this should be on your watch list.
Chef is a 2014 American comedy-drama film written, co-produced, directed by, and starring Jon Favreau. Favreau plays a chef who, after a public altercation with a food critic, quits his job at a popular Los Angeles restaurant to operate a food truck with his young son.
My love for speed and fast cars is what got me to watch this movie. My favourite line was “The closer you are to death, the more alive you feel”
With the right incentive, a lot can be achieved in life.
Rush is a 2013 biographical sports film centred on the Hunt–Lauda rivalry between two Formula One drivers, the British James Hunt and the Austrian Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula 1 motor-racing season. It was written by Peter Morgan, directed by Ron Howard and stars Chris Hemsworth as Hunt and Daniel Brühl as Lauda.
This was such a feel-good movie for me both then and now! It made me believe that young people can run multimillion business and that everyone no matter how old they are or young they are, there is something to learn from them.
The Intern is a 2015 American comedy film directed, written and produced by Nancy Meyers. The film stars Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, and Rene Russo, with supporting performances from Anders Holm, Andrew Rannells, Adam DeVine, and Zack Pearlman.
New must watch!
One of my favourite movies for 2020.
For the life of me, I saw myself in Bernard! Just that somehow in my struggle of entrepreneurship I never managed to get nodes right to get a Joe Morris to make my dreams happen.
The Banker is a 2020 American drama film directed, co-written and produced by George Nolfi. The film stars Anthony Mackie, Nicholas Hoult, Nia Long, Jessie T. Usher and Samuel L. Jackson. The story follows Joe Morris (Jackson) and Bernard Garrett (Mackie), two of the first African-American bankers in the United States.
What movies inspired you?