Top 10 documentaries every entrepreneur should watch

If you have some spare time at home, consider watching one of the following informative movies, which provide in-depth investigations into the lives of entrepreneurs and the ups and downs they face along the way.
However, you may not be familiar with these ten lesser-known films, which could help you convert your idea into the next big thing.

10. The new breed 

The new breed

Over 100 changemakers from around the world were questioned about how they use business to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues, as well as how far their commitment to making a difference has influenced the new wave of social entrepreneurship.

Reason worth watching: It exemplifies the power of social entrepreneurship to transform the world for the better.

9. Elon Musk: How I Became The Real ‘Iron Man’

Elon Musk, the man behind PayPal, SolarCity, Tesla, SpaceX, and Neuralink, is featured in the Bloomberg Risk Takers series as one of the technological leaders of the twenty-first century.

Reason worth watching:  Big dreams, combined with the desire to make them a reality, can propel you all the way to Mars.

8. Holy Land: Startup Nations

Holy land: Startup Nations

WIRED takes us inside Israel, one of the world’s most burgeoning startup nations. The film looks at how the country’s unique political circumstances, technical progress, and cultural variety have helped it become home to some of the world’s most inventive businesses.

Reason worth watching: It exemplifies a successful startup system by bringing together entrepreneurs, academia, and government backing.

7. Codegirl 

Code girl

The film follows high school girls from all over the world as they compete in the Technovation Challenge, which requires them to develop, construct, and present a smartphone app with a social purpose. As girls attempt to find their place in a male-dominated environment, overcoming preconceptions is a key theme in this film.

Reason worth watching: Addresses the gender gap in the tech industry and encourages more young women to pursue degrees in the field.

6. Capital C

Capital C

Three entrepreneurs are profiled in the first documentary about the crowdfunding craze, who use the Internet to make their hopes and dreams come true with the support of strangers. Additional feature: Industry professionals evaluate Kickstarter and GoFundMe.

Reason worth watching: Demonstrates the power of crowdfunding in assisting in the launch of a business or an idea.

5. House of Z

A look at the life of Zac Posen, a fashion wunderkind, charting the designer’s rise, collapse, and rebirth. The fashion documentary is a fantastic depiction of young people’s tenacity and persistence when they are motivated by a passion.

Reason worth watching: This film depicts how a combination of creativity, passion, and entrepreneurship resulted in the creation of one of the world’s most well-known companies.


Over the course of five months, award-winning director Olivier Blaecke follows five entrepreneurs from STATION F’s Founder’s Program in their daily life, from STATION F to San Francisco and WebSummit.

Reason worth watching: Provides an inside look at startup life at STATION F, the world’s largest startup campus.

3. Startupland: a documentary film

Named the #1 Documentary for Entrepreneurs by Inc., Startupland is a documentary series that follows five CEOs taking their companies from idea stage to seed funding through an accelerator program. It also features interviews with co-founders of AOL, Reddit, LivingSocial, MapQuest, 500 Startups and many more.

Reason worth watching: Entrepreneurs all over the world are empowered, educated, and inspired by it.

2. Generation Startup

Directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and award-winning filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser, Generation Startup follows six recent college graduates building their startups as they explore their potential, take opportunities, fail and start again in a city that was at the verge of crumbling, Detroit.

Reason worth watching:  It encourages risk-taking, entrepreneurship, and the revitalization of Detroit.

  1. The Startup Kids

Startup Kids features interviews with the creators of Vimeo, Soundcloud, Kiip, InDinero, Dropbox, Foodspotting, and more.

Reason worth watching: The film offers insights and depicts the dynamics of the startup world.

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