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A selection of feature and biographical films that tell motivational and exciting success stories of ordinary people and can serve as an impetus to create your own business.

Films that not only earned the audience’s sympathy, but also became truly iconic. 

1. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

The first line in the rating is given to this film. This is hardly would be a surprise. You can’t call it just a Drama, or just a Comedy. A three-hour story about how a person is able to subdue fate, and how money is able to subdue a person. A story that everyone already knows by heart. 

2. Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)

Based on the bestseller “Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer” by Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine. 

The eternal confrontation between Apple and Microsoft. A story about two giants who conquered the whole world and created a new Golden Calf – a Personal Computer. The feeling of being in the company of the most famous business sharks creates an incredible similarity between the actors and their real prototypes.

3. The Corporation (2003)

A documentary that opens the veil to the World of Large Corporations. Learn about some ways to manipulate consumers ‘ minds, various tricks, and the particular deception that Owners use in the pursuit of profit.

4. Wall Street (1987)

An old movie, but relevant at all times. About the life of a young ambitious broker from among the so-called “yuppies”. A cautionary tale about how important it is to choose the right mentor. In addition, the picture declassifies the real and working methods of trading.

5. Boiler Room (2000)

Why someone earns $ 1,000 and someone earns $ 100,000. Someone wins millions in the lottery, and someone barely saved up for a used car. Young, enterprising and risk-taking characters will give the audience a storehouse of quotes and secrets on examples of successful trading and teach them to tune in to a tough and even aggressive approach to promoting their startup. For fans of twisted stories.

6. 99 francs (2007)

Another film adaptation, this time of the acclaimed novel of the same name by Frédéric Beigbeder. The reverse side of creativity, an inside out of advertising industry. How to sell anything and make the consumer fall in love with the product at first sight. I wonder if this kind of bacchanalia is happening in all advertising agencies? 

7. Thank You for Smoking (2005)

About how the gift of persuasion allows you to defend any position and even earn a living. For an entrepreneur, the ability to promote their ideas to the world is a key moment, and you have a lot to learn in this regard from the main character. The main thing is not to forget about the edges of what is allowed and not to destroy a Human in yourself.  

8. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

The hard fate of real estate agents. Glengarry Glen Ross reveals to us the profession of the seller from the inside, showing how duplicitous a person can sometimes be and what they are willing to do for their own benefit, and also voices such a rule of life as ” It’s the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.”.

9. Jerry Maguire (1996)

Often, success begins with problems. They, knocking out of the usual comfort zone, make you look for your own way. This is what happened to Jerry Maguire – the dismissal left him with a choice: either continue to allow someone to control their fate, or build it yourself. He knows that if he loses, he will never be able to get back on his feet. The value of this picture is also in the fact that, as in real life, people who believe in the success of Jerry, much less than those who try to build him a trap.

10. The Aviator (2004)

This is a screen version of the biography of Howard Hughes, the aviation inventor and a founder of the largest Corporation in the world. We are inspired by the lives of the great, but when we look at them closely, their lives are not as brilliant as they are broadcast to the outside world. Their fears are deeper, their enemies are more violent, and their problems are larger. But they have something to learn – their tenacity and endurance are transmitted even through the television screen.  That’s why their victories inspire you to perform feats, and their success makes your own not so unattainable.