What are the Best Movies about Startups and Entrepreneurship?

What are the Best Movies about Startups and Entrepreneurship?

Some of the best movies about Startups and Entrepreneurship are The Wolf of Wall Street, Boiler Room, The Billionaire, The Corporation, Pirates of Silicon Valley, Moneyball, Startup.com, The Aviator, and many more.

List of Best Movies about Startups and Entrepreneurship

  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Boiler Room
  • The Billionaire
  • The Corporation
  • Pirates of Silicon Valley
  • Moneyball
  • The Startup Kids
  • The Social Network

1. The Wolf of Wall Street

  • IMDb Ratings: 8.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 80%
  • Vudu Ratings: 4.4/5

The Wolf of Wall Street was released on December 17, 2013. It is an American biographical black comedy crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Terence Winter. This movie is based on the 2007 memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort. This movie overview the career of Jordan Belfort as a stockbroker in New York City. This movie was released by Paramount Pictures. You will be surprised to know that The Wolf of Wall Street is the first film that was released exclusively through digital distribution. During the theatrical run, this movie earned $392 million worldwide. The key casts of this movie are –

  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort
  • Jonah Hill as Donnie Azoff (Danny Porush)
  • Margot Robbie as Naomi Lapaglia
  • Kyle Chandler as FBI Agent Patrick Denham
  • Rob Reiner as Max Belfort
  • Jon Bernthal as Brad Bodnick
  • Matthew McConaughey as Mark Hanna
  • Jon Favreau as Manny Riskin
  • Jean Dujardin as Jean-Jacques Saurel
  • Joanna Lumley as Aunt Emma

Key Information of The Wolf of Wall Street

  • Release date: December 25, 2013 (USA)
  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • Adapted from: The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Budget: 100 million USD
  • Box office: 392 million USD
  • Producers: Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, Riza Aziz, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Joey McFarland

2. Boiler Room

  • IMDb Ratings: 7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 66%
  • Vudu Ratings: 4.1/5

This is an American crime drama film that was released on February 18, 2000. On the opening weekend, this move earned $6.7 million. The total earnings of this movie were $28.8 million worldwide. This movie is about a college dropout who got a job as a broker for an investment firm. While working for the firm, he made various judgmental errors which lead to a world of corruption and greed. The key casts of this movie are –

  • Giovanni Ribisi as Seth Davis
  • Vin Diesel as Chris Varick
  • Nia Long as Abbie Halprin
  • Nicky Katt as Greg Weinstein
  • Scott Caan as Richie O’Flaherty
  • Ron Rifkin as Judge Marty Davis
  • Jamie Kennedy as Adam
  • Taylor Nichols as Harry Reynard
  • Bill Sage as Agent Drew
  • Tom Everett Scott as Michael Brantley
  • Ben Affleck as Jim Young

Key Information of Boiler Room

  • Release date: February 18, 2000 (USA)
  • Director: Ben Younger
  • Screenplay: Ben Younger
  • Box office: 28 million USD
  • Budget: 7 million USD

3. The Billionaire

  • IMDb Ratings: 7.7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: N/A
  • Vudu Ratings: 4.3/5

This is a Thai biographical film which is also known as Top Secret: Wai Roon Pan Lan. This movie was released on 20 October 2011. The main plot of this movie is about Itthipat Kulapongvanich who is a Thai entrepreneur. He dropped out of the university and launched a packaged fried seaweed business at the age of 19. This business makes Itthipat Kulapongvanich one of the youngest billionaires in Thailand. Key casts of The Billionaire are –

  • Pachara Chirathivat as Tob Ittipat
  • Walanlak Kumsuwan as Lin
  • Somboonsuk Niyomsiri as Uncle

Key Information of The Billionaire

  • Release date: October 20, 2011 (Thailand)
  • Director: Songyos Sugmakanan
  • Screenplay: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
  • Box office: 38.8 million THB
  • Producers: Jira Maligool, Vanridee Pongsittisak,      

4. The Corporation

  • IMDb Ratings: 8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 89%
  • Vudu Ratings: 4/5

This is a Canadian documentary film that was released on September 10, 2003. The story of this movie was written by University of British Columbia law professor Joel Bakan, and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott. This movie is about a modern-day corporation. This movie shows how a corporation is formed and day by day how it can become a giant in the business world. This is an award-winning movie and it won or was nominated for over 26 international awards. This documentary movie won the World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004. Key casts of The Corporation are –

  • Mikela Jay
  • Rob Beckwermert
  • Christopher Gora
  • Nina Jones
  • Richard Kopycinski
  • Karen Lam
  • Sean Lang
  • Bert Phillips
  • Diana Wilson
  • Jane Akre

Key Information of The Corporation

  • Release date: January 16, 2004 (Canada)
  • Directors: Jennifer Abbott, Mark Achbar
  • Box office: 4.84 million USD
  • Art director: Henry Faber
  • Awards: Genie Award for Best Feature Length Documentary
  • Nominations: Genie Award for Best Feature Length Documentary

5. Pirates of Silicon Valley

  • IMDb Ratings: 7.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: N/A
  • Vudu Ratings: 4.3/5

This movie is about two young computer geniuses, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. This movie shows how these two geniuses turned their utopian ideas into companies that conquered the world. This is an American biographical drama television film and it was released on June 20, 1999. This movie shows how Bill Gates and Steve Jobs make their dream come true. Key casts of this movie are –

  • Noah Wyle as Steve Jobs
  • Anthony Michael Hall as Bill Gates
  • Joey Slotnick as Steve Wozniak
  • John DiMaggio as Steve Ballmer
  • Josh Hopkins as Paul Allen
  • Gailard Sartain as Ed Roberts
  • Jeffrey Nordling as Mike Markkula
  • Allan Royal as John Sculley
  • J. G. Hertzler as Ridley Scott

Key Information of Pirates of Silicon Valley   

  • Release date: June 20, 1999 (USA)
  • Director: Martyn Burke
  • Producer: Leanne Moore
  • Adapted from: Fire in the Valley
  • Distributed by: TNT

6. Moneyball

  • IMDb Ratings: 7.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 94%
  • Vudu Ratings: N/A

This is a very popular American sports drama film that was released on September 9, 2011. This film is made based on the 2003 nonfiction book by Michael Lewis. This movie shows how an account of the Oakland Athletics baseball team’s 2002 season and their general manager Billy Beane make a competitive team with the franchise’s limited budget for players. This movie was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor for Pitt, and Best Supporting Actor for Hill. Key casts of this movie are –

  • Brad Pitt as Billy Beane
  • Jonah Hill as Peter Brand, partially based on Paul DePodesta
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman as Art Howe
  • Robin Wright as Sharon Beane
  • Chris Pratt as Scott Hatteberg
  • Stephen Bishop as David Justice

Key Information of Moneyball

  • Release date: September 19, 2011 (USA)
  • Director: Bennett Miller
  • Adapted from: Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
  • Box office: 110.2 million USD

7. The Startup Kids

  • IMDb Ratings: 6.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: N/A
  • Vudu Ratings: 3.1/5

This is a documentary about young technology entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Europe. This documentary was made by two Icelandic women, Vala Halldorsdottir and Sesselja Vilhjalmsdottir in 2012. This documentary includes various interviews with startup founders around the world. Important interviewees featured in the documentary are –

  • Leah Culver
  • Zach Klein
  • Jessica Mah
  • Ben Way
  • Brian Wong

Key Information of The Startup Kids

  • Initial release: September 29, 2012
  • Directors: Vala Halldorsdottir, Sesselja Vilhjálmsdóttir
  • Budget: $23,000

8. The Social Network

  • IMDb Ratings: 7.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 96%
  • Vudu Ratings: N/A

Released on October 1, 2010, The Social Network is basically an American biographical drama film that was adapted from Ben Mezrich’s 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires. This movie shows how the social networking website Facebook was founded. This film was released in the USA by Columbia Pictures. This film earned $224 million on a $40 million budget and was widely acclaimed by critics.  At the 83rd Academy Awards, The Social Network received eight nominations, including for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor. It won three awards: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Film Editing. Key casts of this film are –

  • Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg
  • Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin
  • Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker
  • Armie Hammer as Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss
  • Max Minghella as Divya Narendra
  • Brenda Song as Christy Lee

Key Information of The Social Network

  • Release date: October 1, 2010 (USA)
  • Director: David Fincher
  • Adapted from: The Accidental Billionaires
  • Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin
  • Box office: 224.9 million USD

List of Other Movies about Startups and Entrepreneurship

Steve Jobs (2015)
Something Ventured (2011)
Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)
Startup.com
The Aviator
Joy
Wall Street
Jerry Maguire
Jobs
Breaking Bad
The Pursuit of Happyness
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
Glengarry Glen Ross
Suckers
Mad Men
Billionaire Boys Club
Margin Call
Too Big to Fail
Con Man
A Good Year
e-Dreams (2001)
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
Glengarry Glenn Ross
The Big Short
Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
The Founder
Thank You for Smoking
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Any Given Sunday
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley
The Great Hack
Becoming Warren Buffett
The Devil Wears Prada
Office Space
Erin Brockovich
Baby Boom
Big Night
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
It’s a Wonderful Life
The Intern
You’ve Got Mail
The Big Short
Chef
The Right Stuff (1983)

References:

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls050640731/

https://www.99signals.com/movies-entrepreneur-watch-inspiration/

Last Updated on December 25, 2023 by Magalie D.

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