5 Must Watch Business Movies

Do you think any commercial movie can influence young business students or entrepreneurs to build their level of knowledge or skills? If you not, you are wrong. There are such wonderful movies which can motivate anyone in the sense of business success or pass some wonderful ideas. Here is a list of 10 movies in this kind that anyone rolled out from business schools or entered as new in business school must watch.

1. Gung Ho (1986)

Directed by Ron Howard and starring by Michael Keaton and Gedde Watanabe, Gung Ho was made when Japan start showing the world about how to make better products.A Japanese auto company is persuaded to take over an abandoned factory–and abandoned U.S. workforce, in a small rust-belt town in Middle America. Alas, this wonderful idea for a culture-clash comedy goes pretty much to waste in Gung Ho. There’s a trumped-up crisis in every reel, and a great deal of double talk about whether the Japanese are workaholic freaks or the new, true inheritors of the old American get-up-and-go. This movie recommended by Joseph Thomas, Dean of Johnson Graduate School of Management.
2. The Social Network (2010) Directed by David Fincher and starring by Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield, The Social Network shows how the colleagues of Mark Zuckerberg laughed at him when he came with an idea for social-networking site which later made him a billionaire. This movie shows the true mindset of millionaires. Zuckerberg presents the most intriguing personality in the movie. This movie recommended by Bob Dammon of Tepper School of Business along with James W. Dean Jr., Dean of Kenan-Flager Business School.

3. Wall Street (1987)

Directed by Oliver Stone and Starring by Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Wall Street is a story about an impatient young stockbroker tries to rise to the top by adopting the credo “greed is good” from his mentor, only to find his life falling to pieces in the process. This movie recommended by Bob Dammon of Tepper School of Business.

4. The Godfather (1970)

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and Starring by Marlon Brando, James Caan, The Godfather is one of the greatest business films ever made. It is about Francis Ford Coppola’s epic masterpiece features Marlon Brando in his Oscar-winning role as the patriarch of the Corleone family. Recommended by Paul Danos, Dean of Tuck School of Business and Robert F. Bruner, Dean, Darden School of Business.

5. House of Strangers(1949)

Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring by Edward G. Robinson and Susan Hayward, House of Strangers is a movie about Microfinance. Based on the novel “I’ll Never Go There Again” by Pulitzer prize-winning playwright and novelist Jerome Weidman, who wrote about the immigrant experience in New York City in the early 20th century, particularly the Jewish immigrant experience. “House of Strangers” is sometimes called film noir, probably because of Max’s subjective, introverted perspective of the corrosive Monetti family dynamics. But this isn’t even a crime film. Its strongest elements by far are Greek Tragedy, but “House of Strangers” is also part immigrant experience and part romance.

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