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Entrepreneur Special: 10 Must Watch Movies on Netflix & Amazon Prime



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Since we are all locked in the house with high-speed internet, our laptops, smart TVs, and smartphones because of the COVID-19 lockdown, many of us get a chance to watch movies/shows during the while. Also, if you are an entrepreneur/budding entrepreneur or aspire to be one, here are 10 must-watch best entrepreneurship movies for you that are available on Amazon Prime.

1. The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

Initial release: 18 March 2019 (USA)

Director: Alex Gibney

Screenplay: Alex Gibney

Producers: Alex Gibney, Jessie Deeter, Erin Edeiken

Awards: Writers Guild of America Award for Best Documentary Screenplay

Synopsis: With a new invention that promised to revolutionize blood testing, Elizabeth Holmes became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, heralded as the next Steve Jobs. Then, just two years later, her multibillion-dollar company was dissolved.

2. JOY

Initial release: 13 December 2015 (USA)

Director: David O. Russell

Box office: 10.11 crores USD

Nominations: Academy Award for Best Actress, MORE

Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, MORE

Synopsis: A story of a family across four generations, centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Facing betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence, and the scars of love, Joy becomes a true boss of 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.

3. The Real Founder

Director: Scott Sobel

Starring: Richard (Dick) McDonald, Ralph Stevens, Scott Sobel

Genres: Documentary

Synopsis: The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers’ innovative fast food eatery, McDonald’s, into the biggest restaurant business in the world, with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness. 1954.

4. The Founder

Initial release: 16 December 2016 (USA)

Director: John Lee Hancock

Box office: 2.41 crores USD

Budget: $7–25 million

Screenplay: Robert Siegel

Synopsis: The true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac (John Carroll Lynch) and Dick McDonald (Nick Offerman), who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. Kroc soon maneuvers himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a multi-billion dollar empire.

5. Adidas vs. Puma the brothers’ feud

Director: Oliver Dommenget

Starring: Ken Duken, Torben Liebrecht, Jesse Albert

Genres: Drama, Documentary

Synopsis: Adolf is a talented craftsman while Rudolf is the economical brain of their business, handling sales and marketing. After World War II, their relationship begins to deteriorate. Both brothers claim the company to be theirs, leading to a rivalry that still exists today between two largely popular sports brands.

6. Ford v Ferrari

Initial release: 30 August 2019 (USA)

Director: James Mangold

Box office: 22.55 crores USD

Nominations: Academy Award for Best Picture, MORE

Awards: Academy Award for Best Film Editing, MORE

Synopsis: American automotive designer Carroll Shelby and fearless British race car driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary vehicle for the Ford Motor Co. Together, they plan to compete against the race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.

7. Walt Before Mickey


Initial release: 14 August 2015 (USA)

Director: Khoa Le

Producers: Armando Gutierrez, Arthur L. Bernstein

Screenplay: Diane Disney Miller, Armando Gutierrez, Arthur L. Bernstein

Story by: Diane Disney Miller, Timothy Susanin

Synopsis: This portrait of a young Walt Disney follows his journey from Missouri to Hollywood, as he encounters opportunities, tough deals, and a growing romance.

8. Saving Mr Banks

Initial release: 29 November 2013 (Ireland)

Director: John Lee Hancock

Nominations: Academy Award for Best Original Music Score, MORE

Awards: Empire Award for Best Actress

Screenplay: Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith

Synopsis: Spurred on by a promise he made to his daughters, Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) embarks on what would become a 20-year quest to obtain the movie rights to “Mary Poppins.” The author, P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), proves to be an uncompromising curmudgeon who has no intention of letting her beloved characters become mangled in the Hollywood machine. However, when the books stop selling and she finds herself in need of money, Travers reluctantly agrees to consider Disney’s proposition.

9. The Big Short

Release date: 22 January 2016 (India)

Director: Adam McKay

Box office: 13.34 crores USD

Awards: Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, MORE

Synopsis: In 2008, Wall Street guru Michael Burry realizes that a number of subprime home loans are in danger of defaulting. Burry bets against the housing market by throwing more than $1 billion of his investors’ money into credit default swaps. His actions attract the attention of banker Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling), hedge-fund specialist Mark Baum (Steve Carell) and other greedy opportunists. Together, these men make a fortune by taking full advantage of the impending economic collapse in America.

10. The Wolf of Wall Street

Release date: 3 January 2014 (India)

Director: Martin Scorsese

Box office: 39.2 crores USD

Awards: MTV Movie Award for Best Jaw-Dropping Moment, MORE

Synopsis: In 1987, Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) takes an entry-level job at a Wall Street brokerage firm. By the early 1990s, while still in his 20s, Belfort builds his own firm, Stratton Oakmont. Together with his trusted lieutenant (Jonah Hill) and a merry band of brokers, Belfort makes a huge fortune by defrauding wealthy investors out of millions. However, while Belfort and his cronies partake in a hedonistic brew of sex, drugs and thrills, the SEC and the FBI close in on his empire of excess.