If you’re looking to start your own business or are wanting to become a successful employee, then there are many lessons that you will learn along the way. Over the years there have been many business-related films that have been released in cinemas such as The Intern (2015), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), and The Internship (2013). All can provide us with some useful business lessons that can help us succeed in our careers. So, what can we learn from business films? Here are just three popular films that can provide a valuable insight into the business world. 

Jerry Maguire (1996)

One of the best fictional business movies that portrays the ups and downs of small business owners is Jerry Maguire. This film highlights how much an entrepreneur can endure in order for them to succeed in the business industry. It portrays the struggles and success that Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) has to go through in order to be successful. His only client, Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.) teaches him that sometimes the business world can mean making sacrifices. He teaches Jerry how to handle situations and teaches him how failure is just another lesson that business owners and entrepreneurs can learn a lot from. 

The Social Network (2010) 

Released in 2010, The Social Network is one business film that every entrepreneur needs to watch at some point. The film outlines the journey that Mark Zuckerberg made to launch one of the most popular social networking sites: Facebook. This film can be a great one for business professionals to watch as it shows how a small business idea can turn into a successful company. During the film, we also get an insight into how office spaces can be informal rather than formal. In one office scene, there is colourful blue work cubicles, circular rugs, and comfortable lounge seating that creates a more relaxed work environment than a high-class professional one. This creative office space in The Social Network is just one of many stylish business offices inspired by the movies

Wall street (1987) 

Another well-known business film that a lot of people have heard of is Wall Street, starring Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen. This film depicts the fast-paced life of stockbrokers on Wall Street and demonstrates a mentor relationship that boss Gordon Gekko has with young and impatient broker, Bud Fox. Just like in a later film, The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), this film shows just how greed and corruption in the stock market can lead to serious consequences. This film demonstrates just how businessmen can fall when they break rules in the business world.