The life of an aspiring entrepreneur is nothing short of a rollercoaster with ups, downs, and lessons learned. However, you must take the time to relax and take some time off to rejuvenate and recharge every once in a while. You don’t have to take a weekend trip or a week’s vacation every few months. Sometimes, all you need is to order some takeout, get the fireplace going, and put on a great movie to watch with your partner or family. With so much content to pick from, thanks to several streaming giants like Netflix and a plethora of studios that release hundreds of movies every year, you can find something that’s not only entertaining but also educational.
Depending on what you pick, you can learn how Wall Street and the Nasdaq syndicate works by watching The Wolf of Wall Street, the concept of McDonaldization by watching The Founder, and digitalization by watching The Pirates of Silicon Valley or The Social Network. However, if you’ve already watched these great movies, perhaps, you’d like to watch something new.
If that’s the case, you’re at the right place, as we’ll be sharing the ten best movies for Entrepreneurs in 2021 in this post. Let’s check them out without further ado.
6 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch in 2021
1. House of Gucci
If you know anything about fashion, you most likely know about Gucci, a legendary brand famous for its high-quality product line, including handbags, footwear, accessories, fragrances, make-up, and so much more. House of Gucci is a fashion-soaked, star-studded film that features strong performances from the legendary Al Pacino, Adam Driver, Lady Gaga, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, and Jared Leto. The movie revolves around the family’s rise from humble beginnings and all the turbulence in the ’70s and ’80s due to inheritance conflict, fake product launches, and deception, which finally led to their demise and the brand’s acquisition by Investcorp. The key lesson you’ll learn from this movie is the importance of maintaining relevancy in pop culture if you’re working in the fashion industry. The movie also shows what can happen when you don’t have full control over your sales channels and how you can use customer co-creation to boost relevance in the market.
2. Silk Road
Silk Road is a fast-paced thriller that tells the true story of how the infamous dark web-based Amazon-for-drugs called Silk Road was created by Ross Ulbricht, a Ph.D. dropout from Penn State University, and how it amassed over a billion dollars in sales before the DEA stopped the deep web drug supply chain and money laundering operation. The most important lesson you can learn from this crime drama is the dangers of unregulated platforms and the dark side of digitalization.
3. Dear Rider
If you’re a sports enthusiast, then Dear Rider is definitely worth watching. This HBO Original documentary produced by Red Bull Media House tells the story of the late Jake Burton Carpenter, who transformed snowboarding into a globally recognized sport using his entrepreneurial vision. In this documentary feature, you get the chance to observe and learn how to pull together sponsors, manage ski resorts, attract major athletes, and apply those branding and marketing skills to your business.
4. Black Friday
If you’re looking for something spooky and funny, this horror comedy film produced by and starring Bruce Campbell from The Evil Dead franchise is what you need to kick back and relax while learning about the retail industry and how it was affected by COVID-19. The film tells the story of a team of unmotivated toy store employees who have to protect themselves from parasite-infected zombie shoppers on Black Friday – depicting what it’s like to be at the front line of business.
Suppose you’re looking for some inspiration for chasing something you love rather than following a legacy. In that case, CODA tells the story of a Ruby, a Child of Deaf Adults, who comes from a family struggling financially while running a commercial fishing boat business in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Ruby has to choose between her dream of a career in music and her family obligations. The move also shares another valuable lesson that one of the most important ways to deal with financial hurdles is to cope with adversities by supporting your loved ones.
6. The Gig Is Up
If you’re working in the delivery, supply chain, or logistics industry, The Gig Is Up is a must-watch. This documentary captures the daily lives of the people working for Uber, Grubhub, and other companies, showing you the other side of the industry and how we take the global lower workforce for granted. It’s a great eye-opener for entrepreneurs who want to see how the $5 trillion gig works and how the platform economy is rapidly transforming into one in which people wake up each day for the sole purpose of earning money and sabotaging every other aspect of their lives.
Wrapping it up
And there you have it – the top 6 picks of the best movies for entrepreneurs in 2021. Of course, there have been other top releases in 2021, but we feel that this list encompasses every mainstream genre and includes some great performances from some of the best actors in the business. So, you’re bound to have a good time whether you’re looking for a dark crime drama or a family-friendly comedy.
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by Bobby J Davidson
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