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5 Best Business Movies

Having a sick day or a Friday night in (maybe both)? We all know that Netflix feels like the same old thing over and over again! Check out the ultimate Best Business Movie List below that focuses on everything from corporate America to just making tough decisions in everyday life.


In this movie, Billy Beane, general manager for the Oakland A’s, risks it all to reinvent the baseball recruitment process. Pouring more time into the player’s stats over their physical appearances, Billy and Peter Brand, local Ivy League graduate, begin to piece their team together with “flawed” players to create a team that would change baseball forever. This movie shows how risks can sometimes equal great rewards, and to never judge a book by its cover: your best investment may not look the prettiest, but it pays off later for a grand-slam!

The Big Short

In 2008, Michael Burry, a Wall Street hotshot, realizes that home loans will soon crash the economy. After him and some other bankers begin to bet against the housing market and their investors, they realize they can make the big bucks. Together, these men make a fortune by taking full advantage of the impending economic collapse in America. The Big Short is an all-time favorite because it clearly explains the 2008 crash and the importance of good, stable investing.

The Founder

The incredible true story of our favorite fast food chain that is at every corner: the creation of the Golden Arches, that’s right, McDonalds! This movie follows the journey of how Ray Kroc, a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald. Two brothers who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc, impressed by the brothers' fast restaurant style, saw franchise BIG potential. Soon, he maneuvers himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a multi-billion dollar empire. Watch this movie to see what it takes to start a new business and pour your time, money, and name into everything you believe in.

Twelve Angry Men

Although not a business-based movie, Twelve Angry Men offers perspective when making tough-decisions. When running or involved in a business, sometimes the best choice is the toughest. When a jury has to decide the fate of an innocent boy being tried for murder, everyone fights for their own opinion, bringing to light some deep personal issues that are reflected in their decision making.

The Devil Wears Prada

A recent college graduate lands her dream job at Runway Magazine, but soon becomes the steamrolled assistant to a diabolical editor. Watch and see what it takes to make it big in the fashion industry, and how far guts, persistence, and hardwork will take you. With a star cast of Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep, this movie shows all sides of the fashion industry and how much grit comes with glamour.

Grab your popcorn and get ready to binge all of these great movies surrounding what it takes to be a pioneer in and out of the business world!

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