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10 Movies On Netflix Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

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As an entrepreneur, you are under a lot of pressure with the intensity of your work. Therefore, it necessitates occasional breaks that help prevent burnout. In your quest for relaxation, you may have read a couple of novels, taken a nap, had a fair share of meditation, and some quiet time. But, watching movies can help switch up your relaxation style, especially movies on Netflix. Why?

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Netflix, being one of the most popular video streaming services, offers over a hundred million subscribers all over the world TV series, documentaries, and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. 

Start Your Business in 30 Days Even If You Don't Have An Idea
Start Your Business in 30 Days Even If You Don’t Have An Idea

There are a bunch of inspiring movies on Netflix. So, we put together this amazing list of some movies on Netflix. They will have you basking in a world of insights and motivations over a bottle of soda and snacks on your favorite couch. 

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In no order, here’s our hitlist for 10 movies on Netflix every entrepreneur should watch;

Movies On Netflix For Entrepreneur

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.

This inspirational true-life story is a 2019 British drama film. It was written, directed by, and starred Chiwetel Ejiofor in his feature directorial debut. For an entrepreneur who needs a burst of motivation, this beautiful movie is set to revive the true spirit of entrepreneurship laced with determination, passion, and optimism, as seen in the movie.

The story narrates a memoir of the 13-year-old Malawian engineer, William Kamkwamba. As a teenager, faced with all odds, he built a wind turbine for his famine-stricken town in Malawi. The wind turbine helped power small appliances and eventually irrigate crops.

The writer also shares insights on the perils of farming in the early-2000s in Malawi. Watch how it overly presents a memorable portrait of village life in Africa. And, created awareness of the typical human struggles and family relationships. 

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The Great Hack

Great hack is a special documentary movie on Netflix produced and directed in 2019 by Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer. It captures the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal and its unethical effect during the United States’ 2016 presidential elections.

This documentary is rather mind-blowing and eye-opening as you come into a realization of how technology, consumer information, and data have become a social experiment. It also spurs you into awareness of how the industry operates, especially Facebook advertising. Additionally, you learn the importance of customer data in business management.

The Great Hack sheds light on the priority of safe business information, how to prevent data harvesting, and the importance of enforcing a viable privacy policy statement for your business and customers.

All of these and more would broaden your mind and expectations as an entrepreneur in this present age of technology.

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FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

This American documentary directed by Chris Smith was released on Netflix in 2019. It’s a synopsis about Billy McFarland and the failed Fyre Festival of 2017. The movie exposes the excesses of social media.

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Go from idea to starting your business in 30 days

The corny entrepreneur markets his festival as a luxury music festival hosted on a private island. However, despite the aggressive marketing through influencers and other platforms, his team was unable to deliver on the promises made in their wildly successful marketing campaign.

The outcome of this event tells how a great business idea can implode when you don’t plan properly and when you’re selling an idea instead of the product itself.

As an entrepreneur, this movie is recommended as a cautionary tale to professionals across all boards. Don’t sell something you can’t deliver. Asides the moral documented in this movie, you’ll appreciate how to effectively utilize the elements of marketing to grow your own small business.

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BRENE BROWN; The Call To Courage. 

This is yet another inspiring movie on Netflix; a documentary film directed and produced by Sandra Restrepo in 2019. Brene Brown, a New York Times bestselling author is seen uplifting attendants of her talk-show at UCLA’s Royce Hall, with her self-help mantra “dare to show up when you can’t control the outcome”.

She discusses what it takes to choose courage over comfort, particularly in a society where shame, fear, empathy, and vulnerability are some of the most powerful emotions that we feel as humans, but often the most uncomfortable to have. It’s a credible business documentary that admonishes you on the common and necessary leadership strategies for the growth and success of your business.

Being a leader and business owner, you cannot ordinarily expect to hold your people accountable to behaviors that you have neither taught them nor embodied.

As humans sporadically faced with emotional instability, watch this and learn how to overcome and live undefeated. With humorous plots, this motivational piece is also an easy watch.

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Beyoncé Knowles-Carter stars in this Netflix documentary that fused two of her live Coachella performances in 2018. It comes along with footage recounting the journey and inspiration behind the classic show.

Homecoming was directed by Beyoncé herself and premiered in 2019. It takes us behind the curtain of the all-time superstar where we perceive an appreciation of work ethics, self-acceptance, confidence, and hard-earned success.

Like a true ‘Queen Bee’, watch how she embodies discipline, leadership, and passion in selecting her supporting team (dancers, performers, back-up singers).

Additionally, homecoming reminds us that the glory we see on stage takes thousands of hours of hard work and practice invested to make it work. If you desire success, you really can’t take hard work out of the equation.

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The Social Network.

The Social Network was produced in 2010, at the height of Facebook’s grip on global culture. Decades after, it still maintains its hold on viewers because of its amazing content. It is an American biographical drama directed by David Fincher, written by Aaron Sorkin. It was adapted from Ben Mezrich’s 2009 book, ‘The Accidental Billionaires’.

This movie tells the story of Facebook’s conception, how it took over college campuses, and the world, via a Harvard student named Mark Zuckerberg. Mark had built a digital yearbook for college students that exploded into the global semi-primary communication means.

The movie captures our human addiction to connection. And shows how the person with the power to provide it has some measure of power over us all. It inspires innovation and will drive you to want to build your own empire.


An American biopic about the Apple Inc. co-founder, Steve Jobs. It was directed by Joshua Michael Stern in 2013 and written by Matt Whiteley. The story unfolds in three parts, each segment focusing on the period prior to the launch of a key product.

It covers the early days of Apple until Jobs gets fired and his return to pick up the reigns in 1997. The movie takes up not only Job’s professional development but also his often-drained personal life. It also shows how he managed his relationship with those around him.

The crucial insights to learn from this movie, as an aspiring entrepreneur, are how Jobs’ vision and goals were accomplished by sheer determination. He was successful even without having techy skills like computer coding and engineering. Also, how he was able to manage his relationships as one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs.

Minimalism; A Theory About Important Things

This special documentary takes the audience to explore the lives of minimalists from all spheres of life ranging from entrepreneurs, architects, journalists, families, and lots more.

It was released in 2016 by Matt D’Avella and centers around the bliss of simplicity. Although the idea about minimalism in this film is geared mostly towards consumers, we think that this should be a must-watch for all including entrepreneurs as it would enable you to make the best financial decisions.

Seeing as profit can also be earned by reducing expenses, the idea of the benefits of minimalism would encourage you to desist from spending irrationally.

As a creative or a designer, you’ll also be able to relate to how creating clear and uncluttered works is paramount for an excellent job. This movie also quite glaringly explains why quality trumps quantity.

She Did That

Get in here ladies! This uplifting documentary film created and executively produced by, Renae L. Bluitt in 2019, features four black women entrepreneurs amongst a host of other black women business owners succeeding in the world of business against all odds.

It is very motivating as it explores and gives clear insights into what it really takes to be a successful black woman entrepreneur, defying all odds. 

It highlights the perseverance and determination of Lisa Price, the founder of hair care brand ‘Carol’s Daughter’; Melissa Butler, the founder of beauty brand ‘The Lip Bar’; Tonya Rapley, founder of ‘My Fab Finance’; and Luvvie Ajayi, a New York Times best-selling author, speaker, and digital strategist. 

This movie teaches determination and self-encouragement. In the words of the filmmaker, “if the women in this film can do it, you can do it, too!”.


Upstarts, a Netflix India Original, is an Indian comedy-drama film directed by Udai Singh Pawar and released in 2019. It features three young college graduates who get captivated by the startup mania embracing the city.

It is an interesting movie on Netflix wrapped with human emotions in its truest form. Definitely relatable, it puts forth the good vs bad narrative of start-up struggles from alcohol addiction to bubbling ambition to search for hope and reason.

A typical rag to riches story coupled with many difficulties through the process. Watch and be inspired by how their relationship stood the test of time and wavering circumstances.

Whenever you’re stressed out or in need of an inspiration booster, look up these movies on Netflix that are geared towards stimulating your mind, and experience your determination well up from within as you bid farewell to creative or innovative block. 

Also, what better time to get motivated by them than now…

Happy Streaming! We will like to know your favourite movies on Netflix in the comments

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