While there are a number of books as well as other endless resources such as entrepreneur courses online that talk and teach about entrepreneurship, movies can be an entertaining method to imbibe values of the business. So, for a change, how about watching movies to learn lessons on entrepreneurship? Oh yes, believe us when we say that there are several Bollywood and Hollywood movies that can inspire you.

So, grab some popcorn and get ready to watch these movies!


Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Nah, we haven’t got the spelling of ‘happyness’ wrong! It is the way it is. Based on the biography of Chris Gardner, who rose from homelessness to a Wall Street legend, it teaches how to relentlessly follow your dreams till you achieve them by overcoming all obstacles.


Guru (2007)

This Mani Ratnam Bollywood blockbuster starring Abhishek Bachchan has more than just sparkle in it. Based on Dhirubhai Ambani’s success story, it teaches how one can go from scratch to super successful with a never-giving-up attitude.


3 Idiots (2009)

Who doesn’t this evergreen comedy-drama Bollywood film? While this movie questions the education system being followed in prestigious institutions and parental pressure under which students go through regarding academics, it certainly has a valuable business mantra. Aamir Khan’s character teaches that your passion can be converted into a profession. So, don’t follow the herd mentality. Do what your heart tells you to do.


Rocket Singh – Salesman of the Year (2009)

Another Bollywood hit featuring Ranbir Kapoor, it is a salesman’s story that teaches how to take risks, form teams and believe in oneself. But, perhaps the most important lesson it gives is to find ways to motivate people. Remember, how he offers partnership to his peon?


The Social Network (2010)

This movie is a highly fictionalised story about how Facebook grew as a social networking platform and expanded its business. What you get to learn here is how to mould oneself to directional changes in the business.


Steve Jobs (2015)

The man who is revered by everyone. The man who gave us i-phones. How can you not miss watching a movie based on his life? This flick exemplifies the life of the Apple founder, his success and failures.


Manjhi (2015)

Based on the true story of the “’Mountain Man’” who cut an entire mountain during his life to carving a road for his village connectivity, this offbeat Bollywood film is a must-watch for aspiring entrepreneurs to build on values of hard work and self-confidence.


Movies are actually reflections of our own lives. Budding entrepreneurs can get real lessons that would guide them in their startups. And, of course, apart from the movies, you can always turn to entrepreneur courses for formal guidance.

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