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Top 5 inspirational movies for working professional

Almost all people get inspired by movies. I have seen people watching movies before making some decisions and that is hilarious. But sometimes by watching movies, you feel that if other people can do it then I can too. I have mentioned a movie that is Social Network which is a movie based on the development of Facebook and how twisted the story gets before hitting success. Likewise, the list is full of movies like that. All the movies depict struggle and success after struggle. List of 5 inspirational movies for working professional:

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street is an American biographical film from 2013. It is based on the memoir(2007) of the same name by Jordan Belfort as used in the movie. He starts his career working as an employee in a firm. But soon he opens his own firm with his friend and indulges himself and others working with him in corruption and fraud, as a stockbroker. All these lead to his downfall. It is a good movie to watch, it gives a lot of insight into how to grow a career and why to stay away from bad practices at work. This is one of the most inspirational movies for working professional.

Directed by:

  • Martin Scorsese

Produced by:

  • Martin Scorsese
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Riza Aziz
  • Joey McFarland
  • Emma Tillinger Koskoff

Based on:

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

by Jordan Belfort


  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Jonah Hill
  • Margot Robbie
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Kyle Chandler
  • Rob Reiner
  • Jon Favreau
  • Jean Dujardin

Release date:

  • December 17, 2013.

The Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness is an American biographical film in 2006. It is inspired by the true story. In this movie the lead character, Chris Gardner is a homeless salesman and Gardner’s son, Christopher Jr. stays with him throughout the whole journey on streets and shelters. Chris Gardner has to face one year of homelessness while he also tries to give several job interviews. An amazing movie where the real life father-son Will Smith and Jaden Smith plays the role of Chris Gardner and his son Christopher Jr.   

Directed by:

  • Gabriele Muccino

Produced by:

  • Will Smith
  • Todd Black
  • Jason Blumenthal
  • James Lassiter
  • Devon Franklin
  • Steve Tisch

Based on:

  • The Pursuit of Happyness 

by Chris Gardner with Quincy Troupe


  • Will Smith
  • Thandie Newton
  • Jaden Smith

Release date:

  • December 25, 2006.

The Big Short

The Big Short is a biographical movie and inspirational movie. It is based on the book, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine in 2010 by Michael Lewis. It is about the financial crisis of 2007–2008 caused by the United States Housing Bubble. 

Directed by:

  • Adam McKay

Produced by:

  • Dede Gardner
  • Jeremy Kleiner
  • Arnon Milchan
  • Brad Pitt

Based on:

  • The Big Short

by Michael Lewis


  • Christian Bale
  • Steve Carell
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Brad Pitt

Release date:

  • November 12, 2015.

Good Will Hunting

Good Will Hunting, is about a 20-year-old, Will Hunting who is a janitor in South Boston. He is an unrecognised genius who is arrested for assaulting a police officer. After a deal that prevents him going to jail, he has to go for therapy and work with a renowned advanced mathematics professor. This movie is mind-blowing! How a person changes the perspective of another person and helps them face their past and think about their future. 

Directed by

  • Gus Van Sant

Produced by

  • Lawrence Bender

Written by

  • Ben Affleck
  • Matt Damon


  • Robin Williams
  • Matt Damon
  • Ben Affleck
  • Stellan Skarsgård
  • Minnie Driver

Release date:

December 2, 1997.


Dangal is a movie portraying a father who tries to fulfill his dream through his two daughters. Here the father, Mahavir Singh Phogat who was a former wrestler wants his daughter to win a gold medal for his country. He starts training them from their childhood. He keeps his daughters away from social stigmas and becomes very strict, so they focus on the goal. It is really a beautiful movie. There is a struggle to follow dreams and after that, there’s a sweet win. It is inspired by the true story.  This is the best inspirational movie for working professional of Bollywood.


  • Aamir Khan
  • Sakshi Tanwar
  • Fatima Sana Shaikh
  • Zaira Wasim
  • Sanya Malhotra
  • Suhani Bhatnagar
  • Aparshakti Khurana
  • Girish Kulkarni

Produced by: 

  • Amir Khan

Directed by:

  • Nitesh Tiwari

Release date: 

  • 23 December 2016 (India)


All the inspirational movies for working professional above are really great pieces of work. Must see for every working professional. It is a great collection and an interesting journey that might inspire you to do something unbelievable and help you follow your passion. All the movies are having great ratings and are famous worldwide. Almost all the movies are based on true stories, two movies are based on the memoir written by Chris Gardner with Quincy Troupe and Jordan Belfort. The Big Short is based on the book “The Big Short”. Dangal is totally based on true events. Enjoy! Watching these movies. 

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