Found this great list of movies from a young blogger/entrepreneur/social media guy named Bradley Will (@bradleywill). I have not seen everything on this list, but there are some great films listed. Below is a snippet from his post, 21 Movies that Can Inspire Every Entrepreneur (I don’t agree with his title, I don’t agree with all his picks, and I don’t agree with his analysis of all the films, but hey, its still a great post). I shared the Tucker write up b/c I think it is the best entrepreneurial movie of all time.
Tucker: The Man & His Dream (1988)
Message: Leaders never give up on their vision.
Summary: Based on a true story. Shortly after World War II, Preston Tucker is a grandiose schemer with a new dream, to produce the best cars ever made. With the assistance of Abe Karatz and some excellent salesmanship on his own part, he obtains funding and begins to build his factory. The whole movie also has many parallels with director Coppola’s own efforts to build a new movie studio of his own.
BTW, Will also has a nice entry called 12 Quotes Every Entrepreneur Should Have Tattooed on Their Arms. There are a range of people represented — from Ghandi (be the change you want to see in this world) to John Wooden (Make everyday a masterpiece). Some good stuff in there, though I think some may be mis-attributed. No matter, the meaning is still there.