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13 Films & Shows Every Entrepreneur Should Watch Right Now

From biographical tales of unsung heroes to catastrophic crises, have yourself an informative and inspiring Netflix & Chill.

Staff Writer

From self-made millionaires to seedy figures operating in the shadows, from greedy geniuses to innovative minds making mountains out of molehills, here are 13 narrative and documentary films/shows you can stream right now that spotlight the good, the bad and the ugly of life as an entrepreneur. 

1. Succession

Where to watch: OSN Streaming

A dysfunctional family runs a major American media conglomerate, becoming a glaring example of how NOT to run a business. 

2. Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker 

Where to watch: Netflix

Based on true events, the show follows the life of Madam CJ Walker, the first self-made black female millionaire. A story of outstanding entrepreneurship and innovation.

3. McQueen

Where to watch: Netflix

The story of how one of the most innovative fashion designers in modern history channeled his life’s troubles to create fascinating pieces and establish one of the most revered fashion houses.

4. The Imagineering Story

Where to watch: OSN Streaming

A deep-dive into how Walt Disney created the sensational success of the Disney theme parks around the world.

5. The Banker

Where to watch: Apple TV

Starring the one and only, Samuel L. Jackson along with Anthony Mackie, two entrepreneurs hatch a brilliant plan to fight for housing integration in 1960s USA.

6. The Great Hack

Where to watch: Netflix

Exploring the Cambridge Analytica scandal in the wake of the  2016 U.S. presidential election, this docu explores how social media has enabled dark forces to thrive on the internet.

7. The Founder

 Where to watch: Netflix

A biographical dramedy of how a salesman met the owners of a quaint burger joint called McDonald, and then realises the potential of the this South California ‘fast-food’ shop and turns into the biggest restaurant chain in the world

8. Dirty Money 

Where to watch: Netflix

A riveting docu-series on how corporate corruption and security frauds run amuck, and the twisted feats of corporate greed.

9. Maddman: The Steve Madden Story

Where to watch: Netflix

After a major financial scandal, a footwear designer makes a notable comeback that maintained his billion-dollar empire.

10. Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened


Where to watch: Netflix

The spectacular fail of a luxury music experience, that quickly turned into the holy bible of do’s and don’ts of event planning.

12. The Intern

Where to watch: Shahid VIP

How the personal and professional life of a dedicated entrepreneur was changed for the better by an intern. 

13. Girlboss 

Where to watch: Netflix

Inspired by the life of Sophia Amoruso; who catapulted from selling vintage clothes online to running a multi-million dollar fashion empire. Also for all the hoodies/mugs you’ve got with ‘GIRLBOSS’ on them, that’s where the term was coined.



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