4 Oscar-nominated movies that entrepreneurs can draw inspiration from

Movies has the power to drive, inspire, and influence its audience. The characters depicting their lives through a screen. Some movies are directed at entertainment, entertainment, and more entertainment while some movies carry strong and relevant messages. Today, we can see that more people are engaging towards startups and entrepreneurship. This rise is due to the movies which portray the same.

In 1941 Academy Awards Citizen Kane was nominated for the Best Picture. Today in our this article we are going to host a list of Oscar-nominated movies that are centered around the theme of entrepreneurship. Any entrepreneur can watch or re-watch these movies for a strong dose of inspiration.

Citizen Kane (1941)

“We never lost as much as we made.”

This movie was nominated in 1941 Academy Awards in nine different categories. The story of this movie is an eye-opener to the risks that entrepreneurs looking to make it big in the world face when actually granted the golden platter. 

The Godfather (1972)

“I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse.”

Undoubtedly, The Godfather is one of the best movie ever made in terms of dramatic storytelling. This movie is worth a watch for every entrepreneur. The Godfather was directed by the legendary Francis Ford Coppola. The film was awarded a series of Oscar nominations, even winning Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor. Any entrepreneur can get a strong dose of inspiration from this movie. 

Jerry Maguire (1996)

“First class, that’s what’s wrong. It used to be a better meal, now it’s a better life.”

This movie was nominated for five Academy Awards and became a symbol of hope for entrepreneurs everywhere. This movie teaches that where there is passion and dedication to carry out that passion, dreams have the opportunity to be turned into distinct realities.

The Social Network (2010)

“You know, you really don’t need a forensics team to get to the bottom of this. If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you’d have invented Facebook.”

The story based on the journey of Mark Zuckerberg and how he built Facebook. Today many entrepreneur can get strong inspiration from Mark Zuckerberg who built Facebook out of a dorm. All the challenges faced by Mark Zuckerberg were effectively portrayed by David Fincher’s The Social Network, which rightly received eight nominations at the Academy Awards. The movie won the Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score.

I know there are many other movies as well. We will try to list them out in our upcoming articles till then enjoy these. These movies proved that being an entrepreneur is easy with a spoon-fool of creativity and a pinch of dedication.



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  • Tracy
    June 5, 2017 at 10:26 am

    We just played The Godfather at my local theater for its anniversary today!

  • Thalia and John
    June 5, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    When I studied Sound Engineering, we watching Citizen Kane and the Godfather and they were great movies to inspire the entreprenurial spirit in those that have the entrepreneur bone. John LOVES Jerry Maguire, and watches is for inspiration when he is feeling like he needs something to help him get back on the horse. We have yet to watch The Social Network but look forward to seeing it soon. Well written!

  • jhilmil
    June 5, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Loved the social network movie n yes the collection stated is great

  • Rikki Singh
    June 5, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    The All movies are my Favorite. I can Watched that movies several Times…

  • Drama
    June 5, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Jerry McGaire is such a classic. Before Tom became avtive in Scientology. Those were his better movies.

  • echoesofhervoice
    June 6, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    I haven’t seen all of the movies, but I will check them out to find that inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

  • Divyanka
    June 6, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Started arranging these movies for weekend! Great stuff to look forward for.

  • Charlotte
    June 7, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Yessss! Godfather and Punk Prophet billionarie traitor have a big impact in life! I totally love those movies.