Check out this curated collection of entrepreneurial stories inspired by real-life business owners. These films and series will transport you to worlds brimming with ambition, innovation, and tenacity. You can witness the rise of visionary founders who dared to dream big and transform their ideas into reality just like you. So grab your popcorn, settle into your favorite spot, and prepare to be amazed by the sheer power of entrepreneurship.
Joy (Movie) - This movie is loosely based on Joy Mangano, a proprietress who invented the self -wringing Miracle Mop. She started her own business called Clean Boss which sells cleaning products. She built her brand by regularly appearing on the television shopping network HSN with her inventions.
Flamin’ Hot (Movie) – This movie is based on the memoir A Boy, a Burrito and a Cookie: From Janitor to Executive by Richard Montañez, who claims to have invented Flamin' Hot Cheetos.
Pursuit of Happyness (Movie) – This movie is based on the true life story of Chris Gardner a man who became a stockbroker while homeless. He eventually started his own firm in 1987 which excelled and earned him a significant profit when he sold it in 2006. The movie is based off his memoir.
Selfmade (Series) – This series is based on the biography of Madam C.J. Walker who was an entrepreneur and activist. She is recorded as the first female self-made millionaire in America in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The Founder (Movie) – The film depicts how Ray Kroc revolutionized and franchised McDonald’s.