English movies Motivating movies about success

List of the best English movies about success selected by visitors to our site: Matangi / Maya / M.I.A., The Wife, We Are X, Florence Foster Jenkins, Steve Jobs, Kill Your Friends, One Chance, An Adventure in Space and Time, Rush, Saving Mr. Banks
In the top there are new films of 2018, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredocumentary, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Sri Lanka
CharactersPoor, Celebrities, Cats, Journalists, Psychologists, Turtles
PlotSuccess, On real events, Love, Motorcycles
PlaceGhetto, Sea, Aircraft, India, Beach
TimeNew Year

Drawn from a never before seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.

The Wife (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
CountryUnited Kingdom, Sweden, USA
CharactersPhotographers, Jews, Kings, Geniuses, Writers
PlotSuccess, Dancing, Snow, Money, Mystery, Seduction, Loneliness
PlaceHotels, Aircraft
StyleSoulful, Makes me think

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

We Are X (2016)
Mark5 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Japan
PlotSuccess, Death, Sects
PlaceJapan, Hospitals

As glam rock's most flamboyant survivors, X Japan ignited a musical revolution in Japan during the late '80s with their melodic metal. Twenty years after their tragic dissolution, X Japan’s leader, Yoshiki, battles with physical and spiritual demons alongside prejudices of the West to bring their music to the world.

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
Mark1.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
CharactersDogs, Actors, Journalists, Gay, Musicians, Writers
PlotSuccess, Dreams, Death, Money, Love triangle, On real events
PlaceNew York, USA, Hotels, Party
StyleInspirational, Touching

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress, who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Steve Jobs (2015)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersGeniuses, Inventors, Family
PlotSuccess, Computers, Technology, Depression, Obsession, Loneliness, On real events
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Smart

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

Kill Your Friends (2015)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6)
Genrethriller, comedy, crime, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersDogs, Lawyers, Serial killers, Criminals
PlotBetrayal, Dancing, Depression, Snow, Money, Computers, Mystery, Success, Music
PlaceLondon, Prison, Hotels, Aircraft

In the late 1990s, a drug-addled nihilist resorts to murder to climb the ladder of the London music industry.

One Chance (2013)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotSuccess, Music, On real events
StyleTo cry, Touching, Fascinating

This film follows the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night.

An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotTime travel, Success, On real events
PlaceEngland, Office
StyleSoulful, To cry, Fascinating

This special one-off drama travels back in time to 1963 to see how Doctor Who was first brought to the screen. Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by a succession of hard-man roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert was frustrated by the TV industry's glass ceiling. Both of them were to find unlikely hope and unexpected challenges in the form of a Saturday tea-time drama. Allied with a team of unusual but brilliant people, they went on to create the longest running science fiction series ever made.

Rush (2013)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 8.1)
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
CharactersSpecial agents
PlotRivalry, Success, Undercover
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, For men

A biographical drama centered on the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the 1976 Formula One motor-racing season.

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, music, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, USA
CharactersWriters, Parents, Friends, Partners, Celebrities
PlotSuccess, On real events
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleTo cry, Touching, Fascinating, Disney

Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.

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Hitchcock (2012)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersDirectors, Actors
PlotObsession, Investigation, Jealousy, Dreams, Success, On real events
StyleTense, Disturbing, Fascinating

Hitchcock follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous film "Psycho" - and the trials and tribulations the director faced from Hollywood censors.

Somewhere (2010)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Italy, Japan
PlaceLos Angeles

After withdrawing to the Chateau Marmont, a passionless Hollywood actor reexamines his life when his eleven-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit.

Senna (2010)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8.5)
Genredocumentary, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, Brazil
PlotRacing, On real events, Cars, Rivalry, Competitions, Success
StyleTouching, Soulful, Fascinating, For men

Senna's remarkable story, charting his physical and spiritual achievments on the track and off, his quest for perfection, and the mythical status he has since attained, is the subject of Senna, a documentary feature that spans the racing legend's years as an F1 driver, from his opening season in 1984 to his untimely death a decade later.

Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
Mark10 (imdb: 8)
Genrecomedy, documentary
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersArtists, Friends, Losers
PlotArt, Obsession, Success, Uprising
PlaceLos Angeles, England, London
StyleExciting, Soulful, Smart

Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. Exit Through the Gift Shop tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner.

Chico & Rita (2010)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, cartoon, music
CountrySpain, United Kingdom
CharactersPianists, Losers
PlotSuccess, Music
PlaceNew York

Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.

Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (2009)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada
CharactersMusicians, Friends, Pilots, Singers
PlotSuccess, Music
PlaceAircraft, India

A chronological account of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden's 2008 world tour through India, Australia, Japan, USA, Canada, Mexico and South America in a jet piloted by the band's front man, Bruce Dickinson. Features interviews with the musicians, their road crew and fans.

A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon, short, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSerial killers, Dogs, Family, Friends, Partners, Inventors
PlotMissing people, Success, Robbery, Pads

Wallace and Gromit have a brand new business - a bakery. Although business is booming, Gromit is concerned by the news that 12 local bakers have 'disappeared' this year - but Wallace isn't worried. He's too distracted and in love with local beauty and bread enthusiast, Piella Bakewell, to be of much help. Gromit must be the sleuth and solve the escalating murder mystery.

Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
CharactersLawyers, Friends
StyleTouching, Light, Fancy

A man whose brain becomes magnetized unintentionally destroys every tape in his friend's video store. In order to satisfy the store's most loyal renter, an aging woman with signs of dementia, the two men set out to remake the lost films.

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersJournalists, Writers
PlotObsession, Love triangle, Success
PlaceParty, New York
StyleLight, Smart

A British writer struggles to fit in at a high-profile magazine in New York. Based on Toby Young's memoir "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People".

Control (2007)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.7)
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia, Japan
CharactersMusicians, Journalists, Singers
PlotDepression, Success, Music
StyleAtmospheric, Touching

Control is the biography of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis, taking his story from schoolboy days of 1973 to his suicide on the eve of the band's first American tour in 1980.

Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotSoccer, Success, On real events
PlaceEngland, London
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, Fascinating, For men

Rise of the Footsoldier follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late eighties and early nineties.

Irina Palm (2007)
Markimdb: 7.2
CountryBelgium, Germany, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, France
PlaceEngland, London
StyleTouching, Disturbing

Maggie, a quiet retiring grandmother, finds herself helpless as her grandson’s health deteriorates. When one last chance appears, but money is desperately short, Maggie acts to raise the cash in a fashion that surprises everyone but her...

Cassandra's Dream (2007)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
CharactersHired assassins, Actors
PlotInvestigation, Money, Blackmail, Success, Gambling
StyleAction, Soulful, Tense, Disturbing, Smart

The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go bad and the two become enemies.

It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
CharactersNeighbors, Teens, Losers
PlotBody exchange, Success
PlaceUSA, School

A visit to a natural history museum proves catastrophic for two high school rivals, an overachiever and a jock, when an ancient Aztec statue casts a spell that causes them to switch bodies and see exactly what it's like to walk in the other's shoes.

I ♥ Huckabees (2004)
Markimdb: 6.6
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany
CharactersBusinessmen, Celebrities, Firefighters
PlotJealousy, Meaning of life, Investigation, Divorce, Rivalry, Success
StyleFancy, Smart

A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.

Chicken Run (2000)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, family, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France
CharactersAnimals, Farmers, Chickens, Heroes, Friends, Family
PlotAdventure, Freedom, Success
StyleLight, Exciting

Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the British chicken farm where they are held, Rocky the american rooster and Ginger the chicken decide to rebel against the evil Mr. and Mrs. Tweedy, the farm's owners. Rocky and Ginger lead their fellow chickens in a great escape from the murderous farmers and their farm of doom.

The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
CharactersBusinessmen, Presidential
PlotLove, Moving, Rivalry, Success
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Light, Fancy, Smart

A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.