#1. Pursuit of Happyness
Based on a true story.
If you want something. Go get it. Period!
[My favorite true story entrepreneur movie]
We placed this movie at the top of our movies for entrepreneurs list for good reason.
This is a real life story of a man who believes so badly in a product that he can’t sell that he ends up losing his house, his wife and his money, being left with just himself and his son. He was beat up, he was down, but he didn’t give up!
It’s the steps he takes after this happened to him that really shaped him into the success he became.
Against all odds, he takes an unpaid internship to become a stockbroker, fighting for a single job at the end of it.
This is a powerful true story that sticks with you as you face your own personal struggles in business.
The 2015 film Joy was loosely based on the life of Joy Mangano, a divorced mother of two, who rises against all odds and sets up a successful business empire.
In true rags-to-riches style, her gift to the world is the self-wringing Miracle Mop.
Joy Mangano like all great entrepreneurs understood that the best way to make money, was to solve PROBLEMS. And the Miracle Mop solved a huge problem!
Facing betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, Joy becomes a true boss of both family and enterprise in a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces.
I cannot recommend this movie highly enough.
Forget any critical reviews – if you are an entrepreneur you will enjoy this movie.
Note: Joy Mangano was the president of Ingenious Designs, LLC, and appeared regularly on the US Home Shopping Network (HSN) until her departure in late 2018.
While Joy Mangano is famously known for her first product: the Miracle Mop, she holds more than 100 patents for her inventions, including Huggable Hangers, the best-selling product in Home Shopping Network history.
#3. Wall Street
Every dream has its price.
A 1987 movie about a young stockbroker (Bud Fox) who is desperate to succeed and becomes involved with his hero, a wealthy, unscrupulous corporate raider. (Gordon Gekko)
Bud Fox will do just about anything it takes to succeed. That for him, includes insider trading.
See what happens when the desire to succeed takes over your life and the motto of ‘Greed is good’ directs how you