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How cinema can help you become an entrepreneur


Cinema has always shown major productions in which the entrepreneurial spirit of geniuses like Steve Jobs, Joy Mangano or Walt Disney are highlighted. The best part in all of this is the fact that the stories are true – you can learn a lot about how to manage a company and overcome common challenges of the business world.

Thinking of how to help entrepreneurs, Endeavor chose a few movies to inspire those who think about opening their own business. The list is long, so fetch some popcorn and get ready for some movies.

The Founder

The film shows the story of the ascension of McDonald's. After receiving unprecedented demand and noticing a number of customers that was out of the ordinary, Illinois salesman Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) acquires shared in the restaurant business of brothers Richard and Maurice "Mac" McDonald in the South of California. After slowly eliminating both brothers from the chain, he turned the brand into a gigantic food empire.


Creative ever since she was a child, Joy Mangano (Jennifer Lawrence) started her adult life balancing the single mother routine with that of an inventor. She eventually became one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the United States.

The Pursuit of Happiness

Chris Gardner (Will Smith) is a family man facing serious financial distress. In spite of all his attempts to keep the family together, Linda (Thandie Newton), his wife, decides to leave him. Chris is now a single parent and needs to take care of Christopher (Jaden Smith), his 5-year-old son. Chris is accepted as an intern in an important insurance brokerage company, but he is not paid for his services. His hope is that, at the end of his internship, he will be hired and have a promising future in the company.


From a misguided hippy to the leader of one of the largest tech companies in the world. That's Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher), a strong-minded and dedicated individual who is not above tackling others in order to achieve his goals, which makes it difficult for him to keep romantic engagements and friendships.


Walt Before Mickey

As a child, Walt Disney was in the habit of drawing the animals of the farm where he lived. When he grew up, he tried his luck as an animation artist in the big city. Decided to open his own company, which would allow him to work with what he loved, he faces multiple obstacles before having the idea of his life: a small rodent named Mickey Mouse.