Need a pick me up to inspire you to achieve your goals, but don’t feel like reading a heavy book or starting a new podcast? Well, we have the inspo for you. Despite setbacks, all of these film characters achieved their goals, just like you will. Now settle in for our picks of the best business films to inspire you.

By Annabel Fuller

With looming lockdowns and unscheduled evenings, it’s easy to lose your ambitions! That’s why we gathered a list of our favourite inspirational yet light-hearted flicks to for background viewing to get you back on track to reach your goals!

The Social Network

Based on the true story of Mark Zuckerberg’s climb to success with Facebook, this film proves success is earned and not given. Though Facebook turns out to be a successful venture, Zuckerberg severs ties with several people along the way, demonstrating the harsh decisions that need to be made while climbing to the top.

The Intern

Starting a new job can be a challenge at any age, but especially if you’re already retired. The light-hearted comedy that is The Intern will inspire any entrepreneur to follow their dreams, take the leap and start their company. The film follows the unlikely friendship between online fashion site ‘About the fit’s senior intern and boss and founder of the company. Guaranteed to make you laugh and cry this film is a must-see for any women in business.

The Devil Wears Prada

This film proves that with enough determination, grit and tenacity, you can achieve any goal. Andy, a young graduate, aspiring to be a journalist, comes to New York and becomes an assistant to one of the city’s biggest magazine editors, the ruthless and cynical Miranda Priestly. Despite her new boss’ untraditional approach to leadership, Andy overcomes the odds to reach her goals.

The Pursuit of Happiness

After losing his life earning’s selling a product, he invested in. Chris Gardner takes up an unpaid internship in a brokerage firm, proving his worth whilst homeless and in the custody of his young son. Gardener continues to reach for his goals proving hard work pays off, as the man who was once homeless has now gone one to create his own multimillion-dollar brokerage firm.


The final film on this list is a must for any women in business struggling to find her mojo. The film follows a divorced mother of two who despite facing several hardships, rises against all the odds and sets up a successful business empire.