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7 Amazing Movies that Marketers and Entrepreneurs Should Totally Watch

7 Amazing Movies that Marketers and Entrepreneurs Should Totally Watch
April 6, 2018
Sonal Sai

Probably there isn't a person who doesn't watch movies. And, as Indians, we all are definitely head-over-heels in love with movies from all regions and all countries. However, if you think that movies are just about masala and action, then you are pretty much wrong. Since the evolution of movies, there has been a vast majority of them, and there are movies for marketers and entrepreneurs as well! So if you are a budding entrepreneur, looking forward to making it big in the market out there, these are some movies that you definitely need to check out.

Startup.com

Released in 2001 and starring Kaleil Isaza Tuzman and Tom Herman of govWorks.com, Startup.com is a documentary about the dot-com company govWorks. The company, initially known as Public Data Systems, was founded by Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, Tom Herman and Chieh Cheung in 1998. govWorks focused on providing software to government clients for tracking contracts and purchasing functions. Back in 2000, when the dot-com crisis went big, govWorks, like many other companies, went bankrupt. Nevertheless, it served as a great case study for marketers and helped them take care of mistakes that could be avoided.

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The Wolf of Wall Street

There's no movie list that doesn't suggest The Wolf of Wall Street for marketers. This is one of the best movies you can take as a guide if you want to be ‘that' inspirational marketer. Based on the true story and memoir of Jordan Belfort, a former stockbroker, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan, The Wolf of Wall Street walks through the journey of how Jordan starts his career at a Wall Street brokerage company. By the time he's 26, he has not only opened his own firm, Stratton Oakmont, but he has also successfully managed to make $22 million in just 3 hours, although illegally by securing the IPO of Steve Madden. Following that, he, and his other trusted partners continue to dupe wealthy investors out of their money, until the FBI manages to know about their scams. After a cat and mouse chase, Jordan is eventually arrested. After his release, he decides to go clean and hosts seminar and talks, helping people work on their sales techniques.

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The Social Network

There's not a single person on the Internet who doesn't use Facebook. Facebook is one of the most widely used social networking sites today, thanks to the idea that generated in a dorm room of Harvard University. While there have been various controversies related to Facebook, the inception of the idea is indeed a must watch for every entrepreneur to make it big in the competitive world. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, the movie shows how the entire idea of Facebook came into being in 2003, and how, six years later, Mark Zuckerberg became one of the youngest billionaires ever. The movie also sheds light on the legal controversies that Mark had to face concerning Facebook.

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Boiler Room

Often considered as a crime drama film, Boiler Room, in fact, qualifies as a great case study for marketers and entrepreneurs. The movie talks about a 19-year-old college dropout, who runs an illegal casino in his rented apartment. Attracting hordes of college students, he manages to make a lot of money. But when his father ridicules him, he takes up a job at a brokerage firm. That's when he hits a pot of luck, and starts gaining instant success. The movie describes the various ups and downs that revolve around businesses.

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The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness is more than just an emotional story of a father and his son. It is based on the true story of Christopher Gardner, who invested in a bone density scanner and is supposed to sell them. However, being unable to sell any, he not only loses his job and credit cards, but his wife leaves him as well. He manages to get a job as an intern with a brokerage firm, but he does not receive any payment for it. The movie is a must watch for entrepreneurs and marketers because it teaches a lot about how to deal with hardships and how to overcome them.

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12 Angry Men

Considered as one of the most classic movies ever made, 12 Angry Men is a great film from 1957. The movie revolves around the murder trial of a teen and the 12 jurors, whose duty is to give a final decision for the trial. Throughout the movie, various evidence and points against the boy are discussed, and everyone tries to make a decision unanimously. However, there's one man who is persistent in his decision of convicting the boy. While the movie is considered as a crime drama, a great lesson that all marketers can get to learn from 12 Angry Men is the power of persuasion. In today's highly competitive world, trying to be ahead in the race requires a marketer to be highly skilled in the art of persuasion, and this movie certainly teaches how you can subtly, but positively turn around someone's decision.

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Moneyball

Starring Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, Moneyball is a movie about Oakland Athletics, where Beane is the General Manager. Owning a baseball team, all of Oakland's star players have been bought by other firms with higher pay. Almost on the verge of bankruptcy, Beane comes up with the idea that lets him use statistical data to hire baseball players, instead of talent-based hiring, and the entire process becomes a game-changer. Moneyball teaches entrepreneurs how they can turn tables in a great way, even when they are pretty low on money for their business.

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Go here and watch the movie. There is, undoubtedly, a lot of competition out there in the marketing world, and for marketers and entrepreneurs to make it big, typical trends and techniques may not work all the time. Sometimes, you need to think out of the box, and if you are still stuck, you can always watch these amazing movies to inspire you and conquer the world.

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