Best Startup Movies
Best Movies on Startups and Entrepreneurship
There comes a point in every entrepreneur’s life, when he needs some inspiration to keep moving forward. What’s more inspiring than a movie about a startup, about startup life and the harsh realities, as well as the joys of being an entrepreneur?
In this post, I will try to compile a list of all the best startup movies I’ve seen. I’m adding those movies which are about tech startups, as well as some which aren’t. If you think I have missed any good ones, do mention it in the comments. I will try to update this list as frequently as I can.
Best Movies About Startups
The Social Network – 8.2/10
The best startup movie ever, and possibly the best movie of 2010. A chronicle of the founding of Facebook, the social-networking Web site.
Startup.com – 7.0/10
A documentary which traces the birth and failure of new media company govWorks.com
Code Rush – 7.4/10
Code Rush follows the people of Netscape Communications during an intense period in 1998, when it was all but certain that Microsoft had already won control of the Internet user’s desktop.
Riot On! – 5.9/10
The year is 2000 and investors are going crazy about a new mobile phone company called Riot Entertainment. Many high profile companies, like Nokia, invest millions on this unknown firm. Two years later, when all the money has been spent and the company is bankrupt, the fun is over. What happened?
August – 5.4/10
August centers on two brothers fighting to keep their start-up company afloat on Wall Street during August 2001, a month before the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Movies about the History of the Computer Industry
The Triumph of the Nerds – 8.7/10
The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires – An irreverent history of the PC industry.
Pirates of the Silicon Valley – 6.9/10
The history of Apple vs Microsoft, Jobs vs Gates.
Revolution OS – 7.3/10
A documentary about the open source movement. Starring Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman and Eric Raymond.
Tangential Movies about Startups
Wall Street – 7.3/10
A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider whom takes the youth under his wing.
Boiler Room – 6.9/10
A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success, but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds.
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room – 7.7/10
A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.
Glengarry Glen Ross – 7.9/10
An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office.
If you know of any more, let me know in the comments.
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