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12 Startup Movies On Netflix That You Must Watch

Entrepreneurs, like everyone else, require a night off now and then. And what better way to unwind than with a night of Netflix binge-watching? However, if you watch the appropriate stuff, even an evening of couch potatoes can lead to a lightning bolt of inspiration.

Spend some time recharging your batteries and becoming re-energized with these seven thought-provoking Netflix movies.

1. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

This Netflix original is based on the true story of a little boy who built a windmill to bring water and energy to his town during a famine.

In Malawi, William Kamkwamba was an adolescent when he was forced to drop out of school due to his family’s inability to pay the school fees. As his village was plagued by drought, deforestation, floods, and famine, he began to look for a solution. He learned about wind turbines via materials he took from his former school’s library. This is a story about remarkable invention at its core.

What can business owners take away from this story? Knowledge is power, and necessity is the mother of creation. Furthermore, every business venture entails some level of risk, yet each risk opens up new possibilities. The trick is to not allow your doubts to keep you back. Even when things go wrong, there are lessons to be learned and new ambitions to pursue.

2. Steve Jobs

From the start of this biographical film, it’s evident that Steve Jobs was not going to take the easy road to success. The film is divided into three sections, each focusing on the period leading up to the debut of an important product.

These sequences shed light on not only Job’s professional growth but also his frequently tumultuous personal life. Jobs was a talented man who surrounded himself with others who shared his passions. However, as the film depicts, he was not always adept at collaborating with others.

The following are some key takeaways from the film: Steve Jobs made up for his lack of abilities with his vision. He wasn’t a programmer, marketer, or engineer, but Apple would not exist without him. He was unconcerned about being liked, and he refused to be shackled by outdated paradigms. He had a vision of affordable computing for everyone, and he would stop at nothing to make that vision a reality.

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3. The Theory of Everything

Stephen Hawking, who died in 2013, was one of the most brilliant and influential physicists of his generation. He was an outstanding man in addition to being a brilliant scientist. Hawking was a fighter who overcame an ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) diagnosis that was meant to be deadly and went on to live a full and productive life. When he was diagnosed in 1964, he was given two or three years to live, but the disease progressed more slowly than expected.

Hawking, on the other hand, spent much of his life in a wheelchair, and as his condition worsened, he had to resort to using a voice synthesizer and communicating by wiggling his eyebrows.

The most important thing to remember is to never stop asking questions. Nothing could stop Hawking from achieving his aim of making something extraordinary out of his life. He proved time and time again that if we are brave enough to dream, believe, and work hard, life may give us amazing things. Don’t miss out on this if you want a good narrative about perseverance and resilience.

4. Yes Man

Yes, Man’s primary principle is straightforward: say yes to everything in life. That’s because life is designed to be fully experienced, with all of its confusion, risk, and pleasure. Carl Allen is a character in the film who basically lives to say no to everything. Carl attends a self-help conference focused on the premise of saying yes to each question thrown his way, completely entrenched in a negative mindset.

What follows is the result of Carl saying yes to every offer, which is both ridiculous and hilarious. Carl knows he’s gone a little too far with the “yes” exercise in the end, but he’s changed for the better.

The moral of the story is to take advantage of every opportunity to enjoy life, have fun, and say yes whenever feasible. This film is lively, full of laughter, and contains a powerful message. It serves as a reminder to strike a balance between saying yes and no when presented with possibilities.

5. The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happiness is based on Chris Gardner’s heartbreaking “rags to riches” story, and it’s about beating the odds and staying loyal to your inner compass. Gardner’s nearly year-long struggle with homelessness while raising his small son and completing an unpaid internship as a stockbroker is detailed in the article. He had to sleep in a subway lavatory at times while trying to sell medical bone-density scanners for a living. Despite the fact that this film was released decades ago, the issue remains pertinent today.

What can we take away from this film? We’ve all experienced times of despair (although most of us are lucky enough to never face the extreme hardships Gardner had to overcome). But you must keep moving forward and believing in your dream no matter how bad things get.

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6. Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

This Netflix documentary tells the story of the infamous unsuccessful effort to stage a music festival in the Bahamas in 2017. It focuses on the event’s terrible build-up, which was supposed to be a glitzy three-day luxury festival but turned out to be a horrific and ghastly experience for those who spent thousands of dollars to attend. Fyre Fest sold 5,000 tickets thanks to slick videos featuring influencers, but as the movie exposes, there was no plan to follow through on the events the videos promoted.

The film has some valuable insights for entrepreneurs, particularly those interested in employing influencer marketing to rapidly develop their business. You can hire the most well-known celebrities and influencers to promote your brand, but it isn’t going to make your business successful. Make sure you set realistic expectations and, most importantly, provide clients with a positive experience.

7. Founder

Ray Kroc works as a traveling milkshake machine salesman in 1954. He wants more, despite the fact that he and his supporting wife Ethel have accumulated enough money to live comfortably in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Ray also notices that many of the drive-ins that he tries to sell to are run inefficiently. Ray travels to California after learning that a drive-in in San Bernardino is ordering an unusually large number of milkshake mixers. McDonald’s, a popular walk-up restaurant with fast service, high-quality food, disposable packaging, and a family-friendly ambiance, is what he discovers.

Ray meets with Maurice “Mac” and Richard “Dick” McDonald, the two McDonald brothers. They take Ray on a tour of the kitchen, and he compliments the employees on their hard work. Ray is blown away by the restaurant and invites the brothers to join him for supper. They explain to him about McDonald’s beginnings and how they came up with their “quick food” system. Ray offers that the brothers franchise the business the next day, but they balk, claiming that they’ve already tried and failed due to absentee franchisees who aren’t committed to sustaining their method. Ray perseveres, and the brothers eventually agree to let him oversee their franchising efforts on the condition that he sign a stringent contract.

8. Carol

Therese Belivet, an aspiring photographer, is working in Manhattan’s Frankenberg’s department store during the Christmas season of 1952. Carol Aird, a stylish woman on the lookout for a doll for her daughter Rindy, runs upon her. Carol, following Therese’s advice, opts for a model train set instead. Carol leaves her gloves on the counter when she leaves. Carol’s name and address are written on Frankenberg’s sales slip, which Therese mails to her.

Richard, Therese’s lover, wants her to accompany him to France in the hopes of marrying her, but she is conflicted about their relationship. Therese is invited to his employer, The New York Times, by a common friend, Dannie, who offers to introduce her to a photo editor friend. Meanwhile, Carol and her husband, Harge, are going through a painful divorce.

9. Inception

This is one of those gripping science fiction psychodramas that will have you thinking about the subconscious’s influence on our waking lives and what reality really is. Dom Cobb is a thief in the film who has the power to penetrate people’s dreams and steal their secrets from their subconscious, making him a valuable commodity in the world of corporate espionage.

If he uses “inception” to implant another person’s concept into his target’s mind, he can get his criminal record cleared. Cobb is well aware that inception attempts are resisted by the subconscious mind, especially if the planted thought isn’t genuine. The plot delves into the concept of “dream-sharing,” as well as the ability to connect with others on a much deeper level and tap into someone’s underlying beliefs.

Inception contains numerous key takeaways from the perspective of a professional marketer. For starters, any firm that seeks funding from investors is essentially trying to sell a dream and persuade investors to adopt it as their own. A well-crafted, authentic message that resonates with a focused audience is also at the heart of successful marketing. When done well, “inception marketing” has a subtle effect on the audience, almost as if it were their own idea.

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10. Beasts of No Nation

In an unnamed West African country, civil war has erupted. Agu, a little child, lives with his parents, older brother, and younger sibling in a small village. ECOMOG troops have established a “buffer zone” around Agu’s village. The village is informed that the government has fallen and the country has been taken over by military-aligned rebels.

 Many residents fled to the country’s capital for protection as rebel forces approach the area. Agu’s father purchases safe transportation for his wife and two younger children but must remain with Agu and his eldest son. In and near Agu’s village, rebel and government forces fight. While the rebel soldiers retreat, government forces round up and execute the remaining villagers, but Agu manages to run into the jungle.

11. Manjhi – The Mountain Man

Manjhi was a poor laborer in Gehlaur village in Bihar, and was initially known as Dashrath Manjhi, also known as the “Mountain Man.” Using only a hammer and chisel, he created a path 9.1 meters wide and 110 meters long through a slope 7.6 meters high. After his wife died while crossing a mountain, he began cutting off the mountain and creating away in his memory and, some would say, sheer rage.

Despite making excuses due to a lack of resources, the film teaches you that you can achieve everything you set your mind to. It also shows how, like Manjhi, a strong desire to achieve your goals may pave the way to success.

12. The Great Hack

The Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal, in which it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm, had harvested millions of Facebook users’ personal data without their consent and used it for political advertising purposes, including Brexit and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, was one of the most shocking scandals of 2018.

The Great Hack is a documentary film that looks at the Cambridge Analytica incident from the perspective of those who were engaged.

It demonstrates the extent to which Facebook collects our personal information for advertising purposes. We all knew Facebook was collecting our personal information, but The Great Hack demonstrates the extent to which Facebook violates our privacy. And here’s the sad part: Facebook got away with it with a slap on the wrist. “Facebook has been weaponized,” says Scott Galloway in his book The Four.

Watch these fantastic movies here on Netflix.

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