Here at 2313 Inc. (Farmington Hills, MI), we love to curl up after a day of hard work and put on a good movie. Romantic comedies, drama, horror, and foreign films are all genres that can be combined with a buttery bowl of popcorn to make for an entertaining evening. That being said, there’s nothing like a movie about entrepreneurs or business in general to hit the spot!
Hollywood has a way of exaggerating many aspects of business… well, everything. Lot’s of what we see on the big screen is unbelievable to the people who actually do it every day. But don’t worry, there are plenty of films out there that articulate realisms of business-life, while still providing the viewer with loads of entertainment. With that in mind, 2313 Inc. wants to share 3 of our favorite business films that are informative and fun to watch!
1. The Big Short
This star-studded film was nominated for 5 Academy Awards, winning 1 for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay. The Big Short stars Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, and many others. The movie does an excellent job of breaking down the financial crisis of 2008 by explaining every single thing that led to the recession. The film has elements of comedy, drama, and excitement all while being able to teach you about the housing market’s responsibility for the downfall of our economy in 2008.
2. The Social Network
Nominated for 8 Academy Awards and bringing home 3, The Social Network tells the story of internet mogul Mark Zuckerberg and how he became the gigantic success that he is today. The film begins with Zuckerberg’s (played by Jesse Eisenberg) time at Harvard University and the events that lead to him creating the most prominent social network there is. Zuckerberg became one of the youngest billionaires on the planet and this movie shows all of his ups and downs on the road to success—perfect for anyone at 2313 Inc. looking for some inspiration!
3. The Pursuit of Happyness
Will Smith and his real-life son, Jaden Smith, star in this emotional film about a single father trying to make it in New York City. Will Smith was nominated for an Oscar for his performance of Chris Gardner, a man evicted from his apartment with his son. They have no place to go as Chris desperately tries to find a job and provide for his son in the competitive New York job market. The story is heart wrenching, emotional, and inspirational. The Pursuit of Happyness is a movie that will surely motivate and entertain you!
Did we miss any of your favorites? Comment below and suggest a movie for the next 2313 Inc. movie night!
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