Inspiration. The word itself signifies that once you get started, nothing can stop you. Books are great to read and are a great source of inspiration, but movies, series and documentaries have its own magic.
Sound and visual – these two factors are important when we talk about grasping any new subject. You tend to get a powerful message that stays with you wherever you go and you can implement it as well.
Quintessential market such as that of e-commerce can also learn a lesson or two from such sources.
A bit left field – that’s what we are going to call our approach when we are conceptualizing in this article.
Here’s the list of Entrepreneur Movies, series and documentaries, which ever e-commerce marketer must see.
1. The men who built America
An excellent mini-series, released in the year 2012, received an IMDB rating of 8.6 and won many prestigious awards in various categories of Primetime Emmys Awards.
The film got its inspiration from the people who actually built America from the scratch.
Thinkers, builders and influential people, who have really made modern America, are the source of real inspiration for this mini-series.
2. The Godfather
This movie was released in year 1972 and has an IMDB rating of 9.2. It won 3 Oscars and many other awards as well
Italian mafia family – that’s what this whole movie is based upon. Businesses are difficult to operate and if it’s a corrupt one then it’s all the more difficult.
Taking a corrupt business to nationwide level requires guts and courage and this movie has been able to depict that quite well.
3. Wall Street
The movie was released in year 1987 and has an IMDB rating of 7.4. Fair enough, isn’t it? The movie won 1 Oscar and several other awards.
Stock market is an ugly place, at least for some people who resist rules. It’s basically a corruption story in stock market where rules are broken and molded.
Illegal tactics are played in stock market and film depicts the same in a very fine and refined manner.
4. Shark tank
Released in year 2009, this movie is about how to invest in your business. IMDB rating of this movie is 7.3 and it has bagged prime time Emmy as well as other prestigious awards.
Entrepreneurs need to understand the ways in which they develop their business and that has been shown in a very canny way in this movie.
Value of the business is important and this movie shows how to add value to your business.
5. Triumph of the nerds: An irreverent history of the PC industry
This documentary over the PC industry was released way back in the year 1996 and holds an IMDB rating of 8.5.
This is basically a three part documentary that covers the evolution of computers from 1970s to late 1990s.
Not to be left wayside, this documentary covers whole gamut of computer evolution. If you think outside of the box then this documentary is must to see for you.
6. Indie game: The movie
Released in the year 2012, this movie holds an IMDB rating of 7.8 and has won many awards as well.
This movie is all about gaming industry. How the industry evolved and what all people did to make a mark in this niche industry.
Small business owner took part actively in this industry and eventually made big bucks.
7. Pirates of Silicon Valley
Released in the year 1999, this documentary about Apple and Microsoft holds an IMDB rating of 7.2
It was nominated for Emmy’s as well as other prestigious awards. This movie is about how Apple and Microsoft beat the competition and became number one companies of the world.
Every company needs to trail blaze the competition and come into the forefront and exactly the same has been shown in this documentary.
8. The Call of the entrepreneur
Released in the year 2007, this movie is a story about an entrepreneur who dreams big. The IMDB rating of this movie is 6.9 and it didn’t get any awards although but it did fairly well.
This movie is based upon a story of a refugee from China who wishes to dream big. Everybody has different reasons for getting into a business and your dreams can only come true if you have perseverance and you work hard.
9. The startup kids
This movie was released in year 2012 and is basically about kids who are entrepreneurs and dream big.
Standing with an IMDB rating of 6.8, this movie did well, but didn’t get any awards although. Kid got interview call from founders of company like Sound cloud, Dropbox and Vimeo and it’s a big thing for the startup.
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It’s a must to watch movie for young web entrepreneurs who dream big and want to do something amazing.
10. The pursuit of happiness
Released in the year 2006, this movie is a story about man named Chris Gardner who wants a job in the reputed company and tries his best for it.
He is a struggling salesman and a single father and he Juggernauts between the two roles. The IMDB rating of the movie is 7.9 and it was nominated for 1 Oscar as well. The movie won lots of accolades and awards and did very well.
11. Forrest Gump
Released in the year 1994, this movie is about a physically and mentally challenged man who does what he loves and eventually achieves what he wishes.
With an IMDB rating of 8.8 and 6 Oscars in its pocket, this movie is like once in a lifetime movie. You need to actualize your gifts to really see something coming – that’s what this movie portrays. In order to be a great guy, what you need is perseverance and will to succeed.
12. The game
Released in the year 1997, this movie is about a San Francisco banker who is too busy in his businesses and doesn’t have time for mundane or important activities in life.
The role of San Francisco banker is played by Michael Douglas who has really done well in his role. His brother gifts him a live action game and that changes everything.
With an IMDB rating of 7.8 and one nomination, this movie is really worth watching.
13. Trading places
Released in year 1983, this is a story about a Wall Street investor and a con. With an IMDB rating of 7.5 and an Oscar nomination, this movie is worth watching several times.
These two guys, the investor and the con, are actually guinea pigs of a big scam. Situation decides the fate of outcome but this movie defies that and per says that the real winner is the person who stays back.
14. Wolf of Wall Street
Released in the year 2013, the film is based on stock market, as the name implies. The story is about a small time guy, who eventually makes big in stock market. Equipped with an IMDB rating of figure 8.2 this movie has won plethora of awards.
From nothing to something – that’s the story of the guy and movie as well. Some of the ways to earn and obtain money in the movie are best called corrupt but that’s what this movie is all about.
15. The social network
This movie is based upon Mark Zuckerberg’s life and whatever he did to make Facebook. He changed the game by developing a social network application that everybody is aware of.
Released in the year 2010, this movie has an IMDB rating of 7.8 and won 3 Oscars as well. Facebook today is multibillion businesses today and almost everybody is using it.
A simple idea can be really profitable if implemented with all the courage and dedication.
16. The aviator
This movie was released in the year 2004 and is based upon a guy who is into drill bit business but he works hard and diversifies into other businesses as well.
This movie has an IMDB rating of 7.5 and won 5 Oscars as well. From airplanes to movies, this guy does well in every business and leaves an indelible mark.
In e-commerce business as well, anybody can become successful provided you have perseverance and diligence.
Released in the year 2001, this movie is about startups and how they can give inspiration to other businesses as well.
With an IMDB rating of 7.1 and many awards in its pocket, this is a must to watch documentary for any entrepreneur who is brimming with ideas and wishes to do something big in e-commerce space.
In 1990,s, there were lots of startup but unfortunately they didn’t pick up.
18. Art and copy
Doug Pray plays the lead role in this movie and it’s all about inspiration and advertising. In fact, advertising plays an important role in e-commerce industry and other industries as well.
Released in the year 2009, this movie has an IMDB rating of 6.8 and won many prestigious awards as well.
There are so many influential people in the e-commerce industry and each one of them has been able to set brilliant example.
Released in the year 2013, this movie is based upon the process of downloading and how it has affected the recording industry.
Released in the year 2013, this movie has an IMDB rating of 6.8 and has been nominated for award as well.
Napster is the most famous downloading software and the movie throws some light on that as well. Digital downloads are being done nowadays at massive scale and this movie depicts the same.
Released in the year 2001, this movie is about the dot com boom and crash in April 2000. The film has an IMDB score of 6.8 but didn’t win any awards as such.
Having an online presence is important nowadays as well as at the time when this movie was made.
The movie focuses on various marketing techniques used in e-commerce business, such as email marketing.
21. Riot in!
Released in the year 2004, this documentary is about investing in a company called Riot Entertainment. Released in the year 2004, it holds an IMDB rating of 6.2 and won many awards as well.
E-commerce and phone apps are connected entities as no company can survive without having a powerful phone app. It’s basically a trailblazer when we talk about e-commerce.
22. Something ventured
Released in the year 2011, this movie throws light on the immense success of the companies such as Intel, Apple, Atari, Genentech, Google, etc.
With an IMDB rating of 7 and 1 award nomination, this movie is a worth to watch movie by every e-commerce marketer.
23. Beer wars
Little bank vs big bank – that’s basically the story of the movie. Craft beer is consumed in large quantities worldwide and this documentary throws light on some of the marketing aspects of the same.
This movie was released in the year 2009 and has an IMDB rating of 6.9.
Released in the year 2007, this documentary is about graphic design, typography and visual culture.
With an IMDB rating of 7.2 and 3 awards nominations, this documentary focuses on how to elevate your brand. This documentary is worth a watch by every e-commerce marketer.
25. This space available
This movie was released in the year 2011 and holds an IMDB rating of 7.8. Although this movie didn’t get any awards as such but it was pretty much a success.
This movie is all about commercial messages and billboards and how it has an impact on our thinking.
Most vital factor in online business or in any business at all is motivation. From where you get motivation is additionally similarly imperative.
You can peruse books, yet in the event that you watch motion pictures or documentaries at that point, it’s the best.
The visual component related with motion pictures or documentaries and miniseries does the enchantment and you will, in general, handle the subject well.
These films can go about as a guide in your e-commerce business. So here we are finished with our blog on series, documentaries and movies each e-commerce marketer need to watch.