25 Must Watch movies for Management Professionals

Why do we watch movies ? What kind of movies do we like more ? Do we eventually tend to develop a particular genre of choice? Ever wondered ?

No argue, Movies have a straight way purpose – entertainment and blockbuster sales. But what if we take it as an opportunity for enlightenment ? Movies allow us to escape our life for time being and get indulged in an hypnotically engaging story, irrespective of our present. Amidst the lot, there are films that can edify us with a potential value, more than just an entertained escapism. Outlandish movies that languish in our mind, scripts that challenge our cognizance, shots that leave us dithered and heart throbbed, stories that steers our perception, dialogues that leave us thoughtful, snippets that boosts our dreams – Movies have a lot to offer. Here is a customized list of 25 movies, produced cratering the most shot after business cultures.  If you are a management professional, these 25 movies will surely touch a cord and nerve in your intellectual insight. Movies that offer a niche value. Inspiring. 

Here is the list of top 25 movies, linked to imdb page, in case you like to know more. Scrolling down to the post end, is a slider with trailers of all this 25 films. Hunker your curiosity and enjoy! 

  1. Up in the Air (2009): As a manager (post your MBA), one of the hardest aspects of your job would be to fire people. In this movie, George Clooney will teach you how to do it.
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962): It’s a life lesson everyone should learn. It teaches you kindness, courage, and unflinching devotion to the pursuit of justice even in the face of overwhelming odds.
  3. Too Big To Fail (2011): A documentary on the Financial Crisis of 2008.
  4. The Social Network (2010): For the rabble-rousers. The ones who don’t respond well to authority. The dreamers. The entrepreneurs.
  5. The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013): Based on the life of Jordan Belfort, a broker/trader, and another victim of the Wall Street Lust.
  6. Inside Job (2010): Will give you a glimpse of the 2008 crisis.
  7. Wall Street (1987): A lesson, and a warning, on the lengths to which brokers and financial analysts went to in order to achieve success and fame.
  8. Margin Call (2011): Chronicles the initial stages of the 2008 crisis. And how corporate greed condemned the world to a period of financial upheaval and meltdown.
  9. 12 Angry Men (1957): The art of negotiation and persuasion.
  10. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006): On why persistence is important.
  11. October Sky The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner’s son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father’s wishes.
  12. Gifted hands (2009) Biography of Ben Carson who grew up to be Dr. Ben Carson, a world famous neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins.
  13. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
  14. Akeelah and the Bee (2006) A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.
  15. Goal! The Dream Begins (2005) The extremely talented Santiago Munez is given a chance at professional football, after being spotted by a scout who has ties with Newcastle United.
  16. Coach Carter (2005) Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.
  17. Million Dollar Baby (2004) A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional.
  18. Miracle (2004) Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.
  19. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
  20. The Karate Kid (1984) A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.
  21. The Big Lebowski “The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
  22. Gattaca A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.
  23. Glory Road (2006) In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.
  24. Exam (2009) The final eight candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test with one question. It seems simple yet confusing that soon, tensions begin to unravel.
  25. The Method (2005) seven candidates report for a job interview and then the suspense begins.
Lets make this list longer. Lets add the best movies of all times that has inspired you. Suggest your pick in the comment box. See you in the comment box Mr. Movie Buff ! Yay!
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