Must see movies for Entrepreneurs!

Must see movies for Entrepreneurs!

There are some movies that seem to convey how an Entrepreneur is "born" or discovered.   Here’s a short list of movies currently out on DVD’s you can watch, learn and most of all.. get inspired!!

One set are documentaries of actual dotcom busts: Kosmo and Govworks.com  and the others are a list of fictional and some based on real events that have great Startup/Entrepreneur spirit worth watching.

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Documentaries:

edreams.jpg e-Dreams :  An in-depth look at the highs and lows of a dot com. The movie follows the founders of Kozmo.com as they raise money and file for IPO. But no one has predicted the market crash in April 2000.
startupdotcom.jpg Startup.com : Traces the birth and failure of new media company govWorks.com
triumphofthenerds.jpg Triump of the Nerds : It happened more or less by accident; the people who made it happen were amateurs; and for the most part they still are. participants include: Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak
thecorporation.jpg The Corporation : Since the late 18th century American legal decision that the business corporation organizational model is legally a person, it has become a dominant economic, political and social force around the globe.
enron.jpg Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room : Enron dives from the seventh largest US company to bankruptcy in less than a year in this tale told chronologically.
iousa.jpg I.O.U.S.A. :  Few are aware that America may be on the brink of a financial meltdown. I.O.U.S.A. explores the country’s shocking current fiscal condition and ways to avoid a national economic disaster.
Capitalism: A Love Story Capitalism: A Love Story :  Capitalism: A Love Story examines the impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans.

 

DocuDrama,Documentary meets Drama:

FlashofGenius.jpg Flash of Genius :  Robert Kearns takes on the Detroit automakers who he claims stole his idea for the intermittent windshield wiper.
piratesofthesiliconvalley.jpg Pirates of Silicon Valley :  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.

 

Movies with Entrepreneur spirit:

august.jpg August : Tom and Josh Sterling have a start-up dot-com. It’s gone public to initial success. Josh is the technical genius. Tom is the fast-talking and abrasive CEO, in charge of the business side.
babyboom.jpg Baby Boom :  The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.
tucker.jpg Tucker :  The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept.
hudsuckerproxy.jpg The Hudsucker Proxy :  A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.
jerrymaguire.jpg Jerry Maguire :  When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent with the only athlete who stays with him.
gump.jpg Forrest Gump :  Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny, eludes him.
thecocacolakid.jpg The Coca-Cola Kid :  An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration.
bignight.jpg Big Night :  A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business.
wallstreet.jpg WallStreet :  A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider whom takes the youth under his wing.
barbarians.jpg Barbarians at the Gate :  F. Ross Johnson, the CEO of RJR Nabisco decides that the time is ripe to take over his own company and enlists American Express.  The outline of the film follows the actual takeover of the RJR Nabisco empire in a tongue in cheek way.
secretofmysuccess.jpg The Secret of My Succe$s :  A talented young man can’t get an executive position without rising through the ranks, so he comes up with a shortcut, which also benefits his love life.
big.jpg Big :  When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body literally overnight.
big.jpg Boiler Room :  A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success, but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds.
big.jpg Trading Places :  A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires
The_Lonely_Guy.jpg The Lonely Guy :  A writer for a greeting card company learns the true meaning of loneliness when he comes home to find his girlfriend in bed with another man.
Envy.jpg Envy :  When one of them becomes mindblowingly quite literally stinking rich by selling an invention a pair of life-long best friends & neighbors finds their bond breaking as the other guy start to go crazy.
TheFirst$20MillionIsAlwaystheHardest.jpg The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest :  hilarious dot-comedy of errors about five social misfits who set out to make history – and wind up making millions! When burn-out marketing exec Andy Casper (Garcia) decides to "create something", he recruits an oddball trio dysfunctional geniuses to design the world’s first $99 computer…
The Pursuit of Happyness The Pursuit of Happyness :  A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he’s poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor from begin homeless to successful entrepreneur.
Legally Blonde Legally Blonde :  When a blonde sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to follow him to law school to get him back and, once there, learns she has more legal savvy than she ever imagined.
Working Girl Working Girl :  Tess McGill is a frustrated secretary, struggling to forge ahead in the world of big business in New York. She gets her chance when her boss breaks her leg on a skiing holiday. McGill takes advantage of her absence to push ahead with her career. She teams up with investment broker Jack Trainer to work on a big deal. The situation is complicated after the return of her boss
Cocktail Cocktail :  A talented New York bartender takes a job at a bar in Jamaica and falls in love
Grandma's Boy Grandma’s Boy :  When his roommate spends the rent money on Filipino hookers. Alex, a 35 year video game tester has to find a new place to live. After a "encounter" with his friends mom, Alex is forced to move in with his grandmother. Trying to save face with his younger co-workers, Alex says that he is living "with three hot babes"
Sunshine Cleaning Sunshine Cleaning :  In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school, a mom starts an unusual business — a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service — with her unreliable sister.
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps :  As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two-tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out who was responsible for the death of the young trader’s mentor.
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Ghost Busters :  Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

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