11 Movies Based on Business Man’s Life You Must Watch

For many, work is a community where they fulfill their life’s mission. In that world, you’ll find the great truths: The corrosive effect of power, money, and hubris; the fruits of hope, sweat and perseverance. Movies teach us some of the best lessons in life. Hollywood may embellish reality, but the behind-the-scenes business dealings in movies often reflect the real world all too closely. From Jordan Belfort to Howard Hughes (starring our favourite Leonardo Dicaprio), movie storytelling takes us inside deeply flawed, three-dimensional characters, whose key moments of achievement, betrayal, and epiphany remind us of our own potential and frailty. Whether we admire or loathe these characters, we remember them – and the cautionary lessons many represent.

Best Business Movies

Best Business Movies

Here are Top 11 movies that will must watch.

The Aviator

This film depicts the life of Howard Hughes, an aviation pioneer.  It portrays his life between the late 1920’s and late 1940’s, during which time Hughes became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Image from the movie "The Aviator"

© The Aviator – 2004 – IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 3. Produktions KG − All right reserved.


Enough said about Steve Jobs. While actual movie based on Walter Isaacson biography of Steve Jobs is yet to come, Ashton Kutcher has done a good job in acting as Steve Jobs with some striking similar looks.  This movie depicts Steve Jobs life from 1974 while a student at Reed College to the introduction of the iPod in 2001.

Image from the movie "Jobs"

© Jobs – 2013 – Dillywood − All right reserved.

The Social Network

A David Fincher classic movie. The film portrays the founding of social networking website Facebook and the resulting lawsuits between Mark Zuckerberg and Winklevoss brothers. After founding Facebook, a mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history… but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

The Social Network Poster

© The Social Network – Columbia Pictures – 2010 − All right reserved.

The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness film is based on Chris Gardner’s life. His struggle with homeless sales man to stockbroker at one of the leading stock broking firm is quite a journy. Movie is MUST watch and teaches you some of the best lesson in life.

Pursuit of Happyness Quote

Pursuit of Happyness Quote

The Wolf of Wall Street

This movie is based on Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. Just one quote is enough reason to watch a movie.

The year I turned 26, as the head of my own brokerage firm, I made $49 million, which really pissed me off because it was three shy of a million a week.

Wolf of Wall Street Quote

Wolf of Wall Street














Guru is a biographical film loosely based on the life of Dhirubhai Ambani, a business magnate who founded Reliance Industries. This movie depicts eventful journey of  a villager, Gurukant Desai, who comes to Bombay 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history.

Guru Poster

© Guru – Madras Talkies – 2007 − All right reserved.

 Pirates of Silicon Valley

Two legends in one movie. Film is 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 to build up the global corporate empires of Apple and Microsoft. Pirates of Silicon Valley explores the rivalry between Steve Jobs (Apple) and Bill Gates (Microsoft) on the development of the personal computer.

Pirates of Silicon Valley Poster

© Pirates of Silicon Valley – Turner Network Television – 1999 − All right reserved.

The People Vs Larry Flynt

A partially idealized film of the controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech for all people. It chronicles the rise of pornographic magazine publisher and editor Larry Flynt and his subsequent clash with religious institutions and the law.

The People vs. Larry Flynt Poster

© The People vs. Larry Flynt – Sony Pictures – 1996 − All right reserved.


Tucker: The Man And His Dream

The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept. The film recounts the story of Preston Tucker and his attempt to produce and market the 1948 Tucker Sedan, which was met with scandal between the “Big Three automobile manufacturers” and accusations of stock fraud.

Tucker: The Man and His Dream Poster

© Tucker: The Man and His Dream – Lucasfilm – 1988 − All right reserved.

Rogue Trader

The story of Nick Leeson, an ambitious investment broker who singlehandedly bankrupted one of the oldest and most important banks in Britain.

Rogue Trader Poster

© Rogue Trader – – 1999 − All right reserved.

Candyman: The David Klein Story

The story of the rise and fall of David Klein, the man who invented Jelly Belly jelly beans.

Candyman: The David Klein Story Poster

© Candyman: The David Klein Story – – 2010 − All right reserved.





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